Comparing various resorts when planning for a vacation can seem more like a chore than preparation for relaxing time away from home. But knowing how to get the most out of your holiday resort plans will save you time and money - not to mention give you the peace of mind knowing that you made the right choice for an annual getaway. Take a look at the three tips below to see how you can make the most of your vacation.
When comparing resorts - especially all-inclusive ones - the sticker price shouldn't be the one and only factor. Many resorts offer an extensive variety of inclusive options beyond just food and drink, from SCUBA lessons to ski packages. If you're interested in getting off the property and exploring a bit, take these included resort extras into account when making your decision. By paying a little more, you could actually be getting more for your money.
Family Friendly Resorts
Kids are often a handful even on vacation, and so many people are put off by the phrase "family friendly" when it comes to resorts. In fact, many resorts around the world have started to capitalize on this aversion, creating adult-only resorts that require guests to be at least 21 years of age. But the exclusivity comes at a price - and it's one that is not always justified. That's because several so-called "family friendly" resorts have now created sections of their resorts that are off limits to children, making for a more peaceful, low-key environment that's much less expensive than adult-only alternatives.
Much of the time you're at a resort will be spent eating - and for good reason! Resorts offer some of the best dining options around, and it would be foolish not to take advantage of them all. That said, some resorts have a system in place that may limit the number of restaurants you can visit during your time there, while others simply may not have options at all, instead replacing various individual restaurants with a large dining-hall style buffet. While some may prefer this, others will want to eat at a different place every night of the week. If you're the latter type of person, do some research into exactly what dining options are available to you, so that when you're finished laying out in the sun, you have lots of restaurants from which to choose.
Keep these tips in mind when booking your next resort and hotel vacation.