Post # 1
I am a destination bride and I can’t decide if my guests would like half board or all-inclusive better. There are places I have found that give you an option of one or the other, should I go for a hotel like this?
Post # 3
I think that it might depend upon how easy it is to find alternative food options. Some all-inclusives are in the middle of nowhere and have significant security details because there may be a lot of crime. Many of their guests do not venture out of their all-inclusive.
My last vacation was to an all inclusive like this in Jamaica. I had excellent experiences leaving the resort to try some amazing jerk chicken and visit beautiful waterfalls, but other tourists at my hotel went shopping in the main city, and they felt harassed and upset. It was a 10-15 dollar cabride to go anywhere, and I think that might add up if you needed to take a cab for each meal. Other resorts may be located closer to safe towns, where your guests can easily and safely walk to restaurants. So I think the answer will depend upon how safe the country you are planning to get married is, and how close the resort is to local food options.
Post # 4
Well, we are going to Palma which is the capital of Mallorca. I think it is in the middle of everything, I’m just concerned about the cost of alcohol. Also, we would probably be out and about during the day I imagine so maybe half board is best. Like I said, the only real issue is alcohol.
Post # 5
Some resorts offer the option to get just the room (sometimes called a European plan) or the all-inclusive option. I think you will have the most flexibility with that type of resort.
Post # 6
I’d say go All Inclusive for sure! Then you don’t have to worry about carrying around money for dinner, drinks, etc… You can eat as much food as you want and if you don’t like something, you don’t eat it.
Post # 7
I prefer all-inclusive because it takes some of the planning out of the way and is also pretty cost-effective, In My Humble Opinion. When I went to Cancun and stayed all-inclusive it was nice because we could eat out if we wanted to, or we could stay at the hotel and not worry. Eating breakfast, lunch and dinner on top of all the alcohol we drank (hey, it was Memorial Weekend!) would have cost MUCH more than we paid. (We priced other options and it turned out a/i was chepaest).
AND a/i includes room service (which can be quite expensive!!!) so that was a nice plus. Being able to come back and order food after being out all night is awesome!