Everyone knows that travelling to a luxury destination comes at a price. But it needn’t be an colossal one. Listed here are not the cheapest all inclusive holidays on the market; these are what we consider to offer fantastic value. Really nice places to stay with lots of included extras; affordable hotels, where you’ll get more luxury for less…
Greece – Ikos Oceania from £299pp
All Inclusive at this hotel really means All Inclusive – the only thing you’ll need to pay extra for is specific spa treatments. There’s a huge list of included activities, from Aqua Aerobics to Zumba and everything in-between including mountain biking, windsurfing and even an introductory scuba diving lesson. If all that sounds a bit too… active… rest assured the cocktail menu is equally extensive, and drinks are available at any time of day. Mini bar restocked daily? Included. Sunglasses cleaning service? Included. Room service? Included. You will need to book to dine at the al-a-carte restaurants, but – you guessed it – they’re all included too.
Dubai – JA Palm Tree Court from £915pp
All Inclusive hotels are less common in Dubai than other destinations; you’ll find most places will only offer half board. JA Palm Tree Court and JA Jebel Ali Beach hotel are the exceptions to this rule. Set just outside the city, they make the most of the extra space and have an endless list of facilities, which are shared between these two neighbouring properties. We’d choose to stay at JA Palm Tree Court, because despite being the slightly more expensive of the two, there are a few extra restaurants included (it’s a proper dine around – because you can use all the restaurants at JA Jebel Ali too) and the rooms are slightly larger.
The Maldives – Kuredu Island Resort from £1195pp
We go on and on about Kuredu being the best value place to stay in the Maldives because… it’s true! The Maldives is such a beautiful (and hard to get to) part of the world that it’ll never be ‘cheap’ – but a holiday at Kuredu is the best value piece of paradise on the planet. Take advantage of all the included activities (even a sunset cruise is included) together with a windsurf lesson, snorkelling lesson and golfing lesson and a stay at Kuredu starts to make excellent financial sense… and the beaches are ridiculously idyllic!
St Lucia – Coconut Bay from £769pp
Coconut Bay is a good choice for families and couples alike. There are two parts to the resort. There’s a huge children’s pool with waterslides and waterfalls, but there’s also a separate adults only pool. As you’d expect from a Caribbean All Inclusive package, everything is included (the exception is motorised watersports). When we visited, we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food on offer at the buffet restaurant. There was a good variety of dishes and literally hundreds of desserts… perfect!
Antigua – St James’ Club and Villas from £879pp
Thanks to its location on a peninsula, St James’ Club and Villas boasts not one but two white sandy beaches, meaning it’s never over crowded. There are also six swimming pools, 4 restaurants and an award winning Kids Club. This is an upmarket resort, but it offers exceptional value for what you get.
Barbados – Sugar Bay Barbados from £1095pp
This is Barbados’ newest All Inclusive resort. It opened after a multi million dollar refurb at the end of 2015, and is already receiving rave reviews on TripAdvisor. The style is contemporary Caribbean, and all the rooms have been tastefully decorated. The main selling point is the location – it’s easy to get out and about and the beach is fantastic. You can lounge on sun beds idyllically shaded by palm trees or take a dip in the sheltered lagoon in front of the hotel, and the sand is softer than soft!
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