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I have been on several ‘all-inclusive’ package holidays now and I thought it would be a good idea to highlight the good and the bad Here goes with the general ‘FAQ’ How does it work? When you check in, you're usually given a wristband (rather like the one you get when admitted to hospital) ... Read review

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Community Level 3AmandaJP

AmandaJP

You get what you pay for

AdvantagesYou don't have to worry about how much money you have left

DisadvantagesYou may get stuck at a crap hotel & spend a fortune eating out

"I have been on several ‘all-inclusive’ package holidays now and I thought it would be a good idea to highlight the good and the bad Here goes with the general ‘FAQ’ How does it work? When you check in, you're usually given a wristband (rather like the one you get when admitted to hospital) to wear at all times, both to get into the hotel and to show that you are entitled to the food and drink. I believe some hotels issue you with an identity ..." Read review
02.11.2004

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Community Level 5petersmyth1

petersmyth1

Even the bugs are free

AdvantagesA good one is Good

DisadvantagesA bad one is Cr*p

"Don’t let the title fool you an All Inclusive (A I) holiday is not exactly all inclusive. When things go wrong, which they are more likely to do on this type of holiday, you will find that the holiday company reps tend to become all exclusive. Let’s start at the beginning. An All Inclusive holiday is so called because everything most people would need to survive on holiday is paid for in advance, in other words when you leave the Travel ..." Read review
22.05.2001

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Community Level 2Sandroulla

Sandroulla

All Inclusive - how the hotels may view them

AdvantagesDon't have to budget for food & drink, kids catered for

DisadvantagesIf you book a cheap one - you'll get cheap facilities

"From a personal point of view, if I am going abroad it is to sample another country's culture and food, meet the local people and explore the sites, so the idea of being in a large hotel complex for two weeks has never appealled to me, but I can see that for families, it may seem an economical option. Having worked in the travel industry for over 10 years, I think I can say that when it comes to all inclusive - "you get what you pay for". If ..." Read review
14.05.2006

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Community Level 1bonkers2000

Quick review of Member Advice on All Inclusive Holidays

"Hi my name is Keri ,I have recently come back from a one week all inclusive holiday in Majorca.What a mad holiday! Myself my two children 12 +6,and a friend Siana,We booked with Global late deals,only a few weeks before we went.We chose this operator as it was the cheapest ,the hotel(SAMOA) for the same reason.And what did we get? well it was cheap! the food was good,plenty of it! I put on half a stone! the alcohol free flowing ,but cheap(didn't seem to get you drunk! The kids club was brill ,the entertainment was surreal!If you fancy watching Grease the musical performed by Spanish kids entertainers,miming and dancing wildly,not just once, twice in a week,then you found your perfect holiday!
03.12.2008

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Community Level 1andymidlife

andymidlife

Sandals A-I. Jamaica

AdvantagesNo worries about eating & drinking

DisadvantagesMiss out on local culture

"For the first time this year we went on an AI. holiday to Montego Bay, Jamaica. We always thought of A.I holidays as overpriced, even allowing for what's included, but how wrong we were. Staying in the Sandals Inn, which was a small & very friendly, we had the option via free shuttle-bus, to 2 other Sandals hotels, the Montego Bay & the Royal Carribean, both only 10 mins. away. The 'Inn' had no private beach, but no matter as the other 2 had private ..." Read review
17.09.2003

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