10 Mistakes All Rookies Make Their First Time At All-Inclusive Resorts

All-inclusive resorts are meccas for tourists seeking to have it all. Sun, sea, and sand. And one payment covers everything, right?  In a word, no. It is a big mistake to assume that. You could end up having a financial meltdown or, worse, having that maxed out credit card turned down. Our motto? Plan ahead.

Experienced all-inclusive resort tourists know the ropes. But many learned the hard way. Don’t make the mistakes they did. Here are ten mistakes that rookies make when they go to an all-inclusive resort for the first time. It might just save you time, money, and frustration.


This man has got it so wrong. First things first. Check out the weather at the resort and then plan accordingly. For the most part, you are looking at casual resort or beachwear, sandals and maybe some good walking shoes.

But, if the resort has a formal dining room and you fancy a bit of cuisine, as opposed to buffet bar fare, there may be a dress code. Check it out and pack with that in mind. It’s not likely you will need to get super dressy, but better safe than sorry.


This guy so didn’t mean to do the limbo, but hey, he paid for it and he’s going to get his money’s worth or bust. This is boring, but you need to check out the fine print. Exactly what amenities, like restaurants or spas,  and activities are included? You will never find a perfect fit, but you don’t want to pay for a  lot of stuff you are not interested in.

There are sometimes package levels, from basic to premium, each with different amenities and activities for each level. Decide which level suits you and go for it. Otherwise, you might put your back out doing the limbo. And don’t forget travel and medical insurance, just in case. CLICK TO CONTINUE RADING

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