(Closed) Can someone explain “all inclusive” to me?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

All inclusive resorts mean everything is included. You pay for it up front. There are exceptions like the fancier sit down restaurants where you need reservations. I also believe that alcohol is not included. I’m pretty sure they bill you after you leave. I could be wrong though. Water sports and equipment may cost extra too.

But most all inclusives have a buffet style restaurants for all 3 meals. You don’t have to worry about paying since it’s already included.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

All-inclusive means fun times!

For the Couples resorts, it means all food, drink, and room service (this one depends on the specific Couples, I believe) are included in the cost. The only food/drink that I can think of that was extra, was the fancy pants wine list at the fancy restaurant for our resort (CSS). There was other wine that was free though.

It spoiled me to the point that I highly doubt we would ever go to a non all-inclusive resort again.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

All Inclusive means that everything is covered. For example we went to Cozumel last year, paid $900 for the All Inclusive package (hotel & flight), we got there and didn’t have to spend a dime on anything else. We did tip at the end of our stay (maid, bartender, waiter) but otherwise there is no extra cost to you for food or drinks.

Typically there are A la carte restaurants which you just need to make a reservation for, no extra charge. Depending on the resort they also have activities included sometimes like snorkeling or cayaks.

 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@MlleBrielle:  for Couples, all alcohol was free, barring the fancy wine list.

Water sports and trip to Dunns River Falls (for CSS) were free too. This included snorkeling, scuba (first trip free), parasailing, kayaking, waterbike thing, and glass bottom boat tours.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper

@hisgoosiegirl:  “It spoiled me to the point that I highly doubt we would ever go to a non all-inclusive resort again.”

Hahaha. That’s awesome. My husband and I were recently talking about how we’d like to go to an all-inclusive. So I’m guessing you’d recommend it?

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@hisgoosiegirl:  thanks for clarifying! It’s obvious I’ve only been to all inclusives when I was with family! 🙂

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Yep all inclusive is all the food, drinks (including alcohol,) and in most cases room service you can possibly want. 🙂  

Like another person said, if you want top shelf liquor, that is the only thing you may be charged for – unless top shelf is part of your AI package.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

All- inclusive is a definition that needs to be checked on each resort’s website. Generally it means all meals and all drinks included.

You may have to pay for an upgrade to one of their restaurants if you want to dine there, but those aren’t always the best anyhow.Drinks may be linited to certain beers, wines and cocktails, but they are usually plentiful, even if not the best quality.

Some resorts include water sports equipment free- others don’t.

Check the website.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with previous posters, all inclusive means its all included, you dont pay anything else except things that they specify are exempt from the all inclusive rate.  At our honeymoon resort all inclusive mean all the activities such as boat rides, kayaking etc, and all meals except lunch. SO breakfast and dinner were included but lunch wasnt. So just read the fine print or ask them whats not included and they will give you a breakdown

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MlleBrielle:  It depends on where you go, most places all sodas and alcohol are included. 

 

@MissCalifornia: in the caribbean, if a resort is “all-inclusive”  it genrally means all food, drinks (including sodas and alcohol), taxes, and tips are included.  I would pick out a resort to look at online.  They should have a tab or button that says ammenities or all-inclusive and it specifies what is included at that resort.  Now I will say some resorts have special restaraunts or room-service that my charge extra, or they may charge extra for Top Shelf Alcohol.  Every resort is different.  Your best deal is find a resort with a couple of included restaurants and if you like to drink make sure its more than domestic alcohol included.  I hope this clears it up.  If you start researching you will get a better understanding……

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012
Post # 10
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5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@Gemstone:  I’m pretty cheap, so getting to pay up front and not have to shell out cash for drinks while we were there, was awesome. I know we still technically paid for it, but I would have still been thinking ‘no, I don’t need another drink, that’ll be another $10’, even if we had budgeted for it. So knowing that I had free rein, was awesome and dangerous.

I had so many purple rain and strawberry daiquiri drinks while I was there, that it probably would have been several hundreds in actual cost and tips, lol!

 

This is why I recommend CSS though, they have enough stairs you climb, that I had only gained 2lbs when I got back!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@MlleBrielle:  lol, my comments are Couple’s resort specific – I know it can vary among different resorts.

 

I do know that top shelf liquor was included at Couples.

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