Post # 1
When searching for prices and information on all-inclusive resorts, I keep running into this problem. Nowhere on any of the websites does it list EXACTLY what is included! I want to read the fine print so I can make close comparisons. Does anyone know where to tell me to look for this information? Or is there a general consensus about what “all-inclusive” means that I just don’t know about?
Post # 3
All Drinks and food also shows that are given by the hotel as entertainment..in the Dominican Republic..soame resorts have you make reservations for the restaurants, but you don’t have to pay price is inclusive as well some you have to pay but generally all food and drinks at the bar are included so you dont need to pay at all
Post # 4
I’ve been to Mexico 10 times in my adult life and always stayed in all inclusives. From my experience it includes:
- All meals and snacks (usually there is one or two big buffet restaurants that don’t require reservations but you need to reserve for the fancier ‘al a carte’ restaurants)
- Domestic and international drinks
- Room service
- Non-motorized water sports
- Usually some kind of nightly entertainment
- Beach towels
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
You can usually email them and ask – if you can’t find it anyway. But generally, my rule of thumb has been that if it doesn’t SAY it’s included, then it probably isn’t. (No mention of adult beverages? Not included. etc.) That *might* not be true, but it was the assumption I went on since it seems to me, you’d want to flaunt what you offer to potential guests.
One tip for you – I looked at each resort with the resort’s web site open in one window, and reviews of the resort open (on Trip Advisor.com) in another. Generally the reviews will talk about what specific things a person/couple got or didn’t get in a resort. There are often hundreds of reviews, so you can usually find some that are pretty detailed.
Also, you could always ask the Bees! Any resort that’s open, I bet some of the bees either have booked it, or have already been there. I wouldn’t hesitate to ask a question about a specific resort on the boards!
Post # 6
I do Sandals and what was included from what I recall: all food and drink of any kinds, entertainment, tips, water sports
Not included was the spa, excursions outside the resorts and speciality dinning options (romantic dinner for 2 on the beach)
Post # 7
On the Couples website they DO have everything listed that is included (or on cheapcaribbean.com they have it listed too)
-drinks when you get to the airport and a special lounge
-transportation to/from hotel
-all meals/snacks/beverages including alcohol and mini bar in room
-all watersports available
-free massage with marriage license
-champagne upon arrival at hotel
-free excursion to Dunns River Falls
I think thats all but it is a lot of stuff!