So, you might be wondering, what exactly is an all-inclusive vacation package? What fantastic services are included in these deals? And why shouldn’t you just book your flights and hotels separately? Oh, and don’t worry, we’ll also spill the beans on what fun activities await you at your dream destination and whether you’ll have to pay extra for them. Some folks find the whole all-inclusive thing confusing and worry about getting ripped off, but trust us, it’s actually the most transparent and hassle-free way to plan your perfect getaway! We’re dishing out all the juicy details in this article to leave you filled with knowledge!
Let’s Talk Price
When we say all-inclusive, we mean roundtrip flights plus hotel accommodations bundled up into one sweet package!
But that’s not all, folks! Most all-inclusive deals even throw in airport transfers, so you won’t have to stress about haggling with sketchy taxi drivers when you land. Oh, and guess what? If you opt for an all-inclusive package, you’ll usually get a free checked bag allowance in addition to your carry-on luggage.
Now, the price of these packages can vary depending on the time you book. While the all-inclusive season tends to be from April to August (the low season), the later you book, the higher the price. For instance, if it’s early May and you’re planning a trip from June to August, you’re looking at a price range of $1,700 to $2,000. However, if you’re an early bird and book in April or March, you could save yourself a cool $200 or even more!
Why Not Book Flights and Hotels Separately?
You could totally go down the route of searching your dream destination’s hotels online and booking directly on their websites. But hold up, you might wanna think twice before going solo on this one. Hotel prices are usually listed per night and can go anywhere from $100 to $400 USD per night. Book five nights, and you’re easily looking at a thousand bucks or more. And don’t forget, roundtrip flights can also set you back around a grand. Ouch! Suddenly, that all-inclusive package doesn’t seem like such a bad idea after all.
Let’s Take Hyatt Ziva in Cancun as an Example:
Their regular ocean view room starts at a jaw-dropping USD$508 per night. Yikes! Five nights? That’s $2,536, and in CAD, that’s over $3,200!
Now, let’s talk Toronto to Cancun flights:
Consider Air Canada, for example.
The roundtrip price for two adults is also over $2,500 CAD! Doing the math, booking flights and hotels separately could cost you over five grand, just for a five-star hotel that’s not even during the peak season!
But hey, if you snag Sunbook’s all-inclusive package and book your hotel for the peak season in December, two to three months in advance, you can live it up in a supreme suite with breathtaking ocean views for a maximum of three grand, and guess what? The roundtrip flights are included too!
Arriving at Your Dream Destination You’ve made it! But now what? With so much to explore, you might feel a bit lost. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Let’s see what kind of fun activities await you and how you can book them hassle-free.
Option one: Local Travel Agencies
Sure, you can book excursions through travel agencies affiliated with the hotel, but you might find they tend to charge a bit more. For instance, in Cancun, if you fancy a one-day adventure, you’ll probably notice some price differences between hotel-affiliated tours and what local travel agencies offer. If you don’t want to spend too much time comparing prices, you can go ahead and book all your activities through the hotel. But if you’re the haggling type, you’re in luck! Head over to the “7-shaped” hotel area in Cancun, where you’ll find plenty of travel agencies with room for negotiation.
Option two: Purchase Tickets Independently
Now, if you’re all about that DIY life and crave the freedom to plan your own schedule, you can purchase park or attraction tickets directly from the hotel or local travel agencies. Just a heads up, though: unless you’re visiting attractions affiliated with the hotel, you’ll likely need to handle transportation costs on your own.
In Cancun, taxis are more common than Uber, and you might even find Didi in the “7-shaped” hotel area, but they usually accept cash only! So, if you’re planning to explore on your own, it’s wise to carry some extra USD or pesos. But hey, for remote attractions, we highly recommend opting for organized day trips with travel agencies! They often include hotel pickup and drop-off.
But wait, there’s more! What about those complimentary activities offered by the hotel? Well, they typically don’t cover motorized water activities like jet skiing or yachting. Basic activities like snorkeling and beach volleyball are usually free of charge, though. And if your hotel is all about that spa or meditation vibe, you might even score limited-time spa services and daily morning yoga classes with your all-inclusive package!
Oh yes, there’s more to explore outside the hotel and resort. If you’re eager to venture to historical sites or try thrilling water sports, we’ve got you covered!”