Go Ahead, Have it All: Most Searched All-Inclusive Vacation Destinations
The Sirenis resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the most searched all-inclusive vacation region. (Courtesy: Sirenis)
While looked down on by some, all-inclusive vacations can offer a stress-free way to relax. Because food and drinks are included at all-inclusive resorts, you can indulge to your heart’s content without worrying about driving up the bill. All-inclusive packages also get rid of some of the logistical complications of planning a trip, with amenities and activities included in your price.
Of course, the downside is that many all-inclusive vacations can be a little less lavish than their a la carte versions. But with more luxury brands getting into the all-inclusive market, the options (from family-friendly to adults-only to adventure getaways) are growing.
Here are the most searched all-inclusive vacations on Yahoo:
On the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana is the perfect vacation location. Known for its warm weather and white beaches, the area is also home to several all-inclusive resorts. In fact, the area is home to so many resorts that Bahia Principe Esmeralda also gives guests access to the other four resorts on the beach – in addition to its own four bars, two pools, and two restaurants. Want a rocking experience? Head to the Hard Rock Punta Cana. Take the kids to the Sirenis Punta Cana Casino and Aquagame for the family water park. Prefer an adults-only environment? Excellence Punta Cana is a romantic all-suite resort with a nightclub and casino, and lessons in cooking, dancing or Spanish.
All-Inclusive Resorts: Bahia Principe Esmeralda, Sirenis Punta Cana, Excellence Punta Cana, Hard Rock Punta Cana, Dreams Punta Cana, Riu Naiboa, Zoetry Agua Punta Cana, Sivory Punta Cana
Belize (Photo: Thinkstock)
The only country in Central America that has English as its official language, Belize is a popular vacation spot for Americans looking to get away to warmer climates. Many of Belize’s resorts are not advertised as traditional all-inclusive resorts, but do offer inclusive packages for food, activities, or even transportation. Head to the The Placencia Hotel in Southern Belize for some family fun and an inclusive package that includes a jungle river trip. For a romantic getaway, go to the Coco Plum Island Resort or Xanadu Island Resort. Isla Marisol Resort, on Glover’s Reef Atoll, offers a bit more adventure and the best scuba diving in the country. Don’t come to Belize without hitting the water for some high-quality fishing, snorkeling, sailing, or scuba diving. Many resorts will include some of these activities with your all-inclusive package – and a massage for when you’re done.