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Common Mistakes to Avoid when Booking All-Inclusive Vacations

LIFESTYLE | Published on 13/01/2023
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If your dream vacation entails relaxing on the beach without having to worry about every last detail of your day-to-day plans, booking all inclusive rather than non-inclusive hotels is a sensible choice to make the most of your time in paradise. Booking all inclusive resorts will ensure that you spend your time sipping cocktails by the pool against a gorgeous tropical landscape, enjoying luxurious amenities such as day spas, and trying a colorful array of culinary delights rather than stressing about paying for each meal, beverage, and activity individually.

But, of all the vacation tips, making sure you don’t fall victim to some of the most common mistakes should be your first priority when booking all inclusive vacation packages. Knowing some basic tips for booking all inclusive resorts can save you time and money in addition to getting you one step closer to your ideal getaway. 

Read on to learn about what mistakes to avoid when booking an all inclusive vacation as well as some other useful vacation tips about the all inclusive resorts in Mexico.

Neglecting to Check What’s Included

Never assume that everything is included in an all inclusive vacation simply because you are booking at an all inclusive resort. Most resorts have different packages that include different types of hotel suites, food and beverage plans, and levels of access to the resort’s amenities. So make sure you read the fine print every time before you book all inclusive vacations.

Waiting Until the Last Minute

While it's true that it’s possible to find last minute deals if you book all inclusive vacations in the week or two before your desired vacation dates, those prices can also skyrocket if you do not book in advance. Rather, the best tips for booking all inclusive resorts are to (1) book ahead of time and (2) get insurance so that you can cancel your reservation if you, later on, find a better deal. 

Booking for the Wrong Season

With its pristine beaches and idyllic weather, Mexico is a mecca for all inclusive vacation packages. But the seasons in Mexico might be different from wherever you are coming from, and it's important to know seasonal vacation tips before booking any all inclusive resorts in Mexico. The winter is known as the high-season, as this is when most tourists travel south from countries with colder climates to enjoy the warm weather and fresh air. Summer is actually the rainy season in most parts of the country, but because summer is the low season prices go down at many all inclusive resorts in Mexico. 

Choosing the Wrong Package for Your Personal Preferences

Most all inclusive resorts have different tiers of vacation packages, ranging from the most luxurious packages with upscale dining to semi-inclusive packages that have limited access to their facilities. It’s important to book all inclusive vacation packages that match your budget and taste. You wouldn’t want to pay for an all-you-can-drink package if you don’t enjoy drinking alcohol. Likewise, you would want to find a family-oriented all inclusive resort with fun activities for kids if you are traveling with children.

Trapping Yourself Inside the Resort

It’s easy to lose track of time when you are sinking into ultimate relaxation mode, but one of the most important tips for booking all inclusive resorts is to remember to leave the resort to explore your host country. Resorts are usually located in breathtakingly beautiful areas with many ecological treasures as well as rich cultural experiences nearby.

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