All-inclusive Hotel

All Inclusive Hotels

All-inclusive Hotel

Treat yourself to an all-inclusive holiday

When you purchase an all-inclusive package, most of what you need is included in the purchase price. This includes your lodging, meals and drinks. It often also includes recreation equipment, services and tips. You can treat yourself all day long without spending more than you budgeted for.

You can find a wide variety of all-inclusive properties. Some resorts offer all-inclusive packages only. These resorts are often in tropical areas with blue skies and sandy beaches. Some hotels offer all-inclusive plans as add-ons to their standard lodging options.

Some all-inclusive properties are for adults only, while others welcome children. Family-friendly all-inclusive properties often offer childcare and kids clubs, so parents can have time to themselves.

When you book your all-inclusive holiday, make sure to ask what is included in the purchase price. That way, you're ready to take advantage of all the treats on offer when you get there.

Highest rated All-inclusive Hotel around the world

The Royal Sands All Inclusive Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$2,008 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan
Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Luxury Avenue Shopping Mall, La Isla Shopping Mall and Cancun Interactive Aquarium. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,066 reviews)
"This resort was so beautiful. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. We had a great time and will come again!!"

Reviewed on 15 Jan 2022

The Royal Sands All Inclusive Resort & Spa
Hilton Playa del Carmen, an All-Inclusive Adult Resort
4.5 out of 5
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$3,659 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
Located in Downtown Playa del Carmen, this beachfront resort is in the city centre, just steps away from Quinta Alegría Shopping Mall and Quinta Avenida. Playa ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,143 reviews)
"The rooms and grounds were amazing, and the staff was fantastic, but this is the only hotel I've ever been to that charges you to sit by the pool. This was particularly disappointing because it is supposed to be an all-inclusive resort, yet sitting by the pool was not included. They have packed cabanas ..."

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2022

Hilton Playa del Carmen, an All-Inclusive Adult Resort
Majestic Elegance Punta Cana - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$4,359 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
Located in Punta Cana, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Arena Gorda Beach and 1.2 mi (2 km) from Hard Rock Golf Club at ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (2,331 reviews)

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2022

Majestic Elegance Punta Cana - All Inclusive
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Finest Playa Mujeres by The Excellence Collection - All Inclusive
Located in Playa Mujeres, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Mujeres Beach, Punta Sam Beach and Punta Sam Ferry Terminal. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,343 reviews)
"I liked everything."

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2022

Finest Playa Mujeres by The Excellence Collection - All Inclusive
Hyatt Ziva Cancun All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Fully refundable
The price is HK$4,102 per night from 14 Feb to 15 Feb
Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera resort is within a 10-minute walk of Gaviota Azul Beach and Cancun Convention Center. Forum Beach and Caracol Beach ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,857 reviews)
"Very good hotel, number1."

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2022

Hyatt Ziva Cancun All Inclusive
Excellence Playa Mujeres - Adults Only All Inclusive
Located in Playa Mujeres, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Mujeres Beach and Punta Sam Beach. Punta Sam Ferry Terminal ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,133 reviews)
"Beautiful"

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2022

Excellence Playa Mujeres - Adults Only All Inclusive
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos- All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Fully refundable
The price is HK$3,176 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
Located in Zona Hotelera, this beachfront resort is connected to the convention centre and within a 15-minute walk of Playa Hotelera and Costa Azul Beach. Los ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,139 reviews)
"The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Good drink selection and the drinks were made well. The food was ok. Not the best resort food I’ve had, but definitely not the worst. The Japanese and the steakhouse were good. The French restaurant was our least favorite. There were ants in the room. ..."

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2022

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos- All Inclusive
Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort -All Inclusive-Adult Only
The price is HK$3,204 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
This Pedregal resort is on the beach, 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Quivira Golf Club, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Marina Cabo San Lucas and The Arch. Lover's Beach and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (993 reviews)
"Enjoyed the stay very much. The hotel was great, staff very friendly overall great experience. Didn't like that there was no access to golf course and how difficult it was to get money exchange. I have never experienced such difficulty when exchanging dollars to pesos in any other resorts."

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2022

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort -All Inclusive-Adult Only
Riu Palace Las Americas All Inclusive - Adults Only
Located in Zona Hotelera, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Caracol Beach and Cancun Convention Center. Costa Occidental ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (3,270 reviews)
"We go every year! It’s perfect for our needs. Some of the food is not great but that is the only problem we’ve ever had!!"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2022

Riu Palace Las Americas All Inclusive - Adults Only
Sandos Finisterra All Inclusive
Located in Pedregal, this beachfront resort is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of The Arch, Lover's Beach and Land's End. Marina Cabo San Lucas and ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,336 reviews)
"Seems staff goes out of their way to make sure that the guests are happy, and i mean the whole staff. Thank you"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2022

Sandos Finisterra All Inclusive
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What is an All-Inclusive hotel?

At all-inclusive hotels and resorts, guests pay a flat rate upfront for their stay that typically includes the room along with unlimited meals, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, a range of recreational activities and onsite entertainment. After booking, guests are free to use most facilities without paying each time.

All-inclusive resorts are generally large properties that provide a wider variety of options from room types, to food, to facilities allowing guests to enjoy different things at no extra cost, all available conveniently within the resort. These properties often have several restaurants providing different cuisines, a selection of bars and cafes, multiple swimming pools, and a range of fun activities for different age groups.

*These are only guidelines as policies and amenities may vary across hotels. For more information, view details listed on each property page.

What do you get at an All-Inclusive resort?

Usually, the upfront rate includes the room, unlimited food and drinks, a selection of onsite activities and daily entertainment. There's often plenty of options to choose from within each all-inclusive resort at no extra charge.

Note however, there may be some premium items available at your resort which are not included. These cost extra.

Often included: Food, soft drinks and house pour alcoholic drinks. Free-to-use fitness facilities, pools, pool loungers, beach chairs. Kids activities, all land activities, non-motorized equipment like snorkels and volleyballs, some recreation classes. Daily entertainment, live performances, onsite nightclubs.

Often excluded (available at surcharge): Gourmet meals, top-shelf alcohol, special requests, room service. Spa treatments, golf, motorized water sports, tennis lessons, golf lessons, scuba excursions, offsite tours.

*These are only guidelines as policies and amenities may vary across hotels. For more information, view details listed on each property page.

Do All-Inclusive hotels include breakfast, lunch and dinner?

Yes, the all-in-one price usually includes all meals throughout the day.

Most all-inclusive hotels serve buffet-style meals at various restaurants throughout the property, and you can drop in anytime to have a meal during operational hours from morning to night. This means you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner without having to pay anything extra.

Some hotels also offer a la carte options, and/or room service.

Is food free at All-Inclusive resorts?

Booking an all-inclusive resort typically includes all (or most) food and beverages in the room rate. This means you can eat as often as you like without having to pay each time.

This excludes premium dining options, such as top-shelf alcohol or gourmet meals. They cost extra. Room service and a la carte options may also be chargeable, depending on the hotel.

Is alcohol included in All-Inclusive hotels?

All-Inclusive hotels offer different packages, some with alcohol and some without. Most of the time, alcohol is included.

Resorts will offer a selection of alcoholic beverages as part of the all-inclusive deal. Anything outside of these house pour drinks is considered a premium beverage and available at a surcharge. Premium beverages usually refer to top-shelf liquor brands, bottled wine and imported beers.

*These are only guidelines as policies and amenities may vary across hotels. For more information, view details listed on each property page.

What is top-shelf alcohol?

Top-shelf alcohol is the highest quality of alcohol available in an establishment. The term refers literally to the top shelf in bars where the more expensive labels are kept, further out of reach. What's considered top-shelf or premium brands is up to the establishment they aren't the same everywhere.

At an all-inclusive resort, the rules are a little different. Guests usually get to enjoy unlimited drinks from the selection of house drinks they are serving, from beer to cocktails. Anything outside of this selection costs extra. So almost any well-known brand you request will be considered top-shelf.

Do I need cash at my All-Inclusive resort?

You won't need much cash. The upfront booking covers most things you need, from food to activities. However, you may need some small change for tips. It's also a good idea to bring some cash or credit for any additional premium activities you're interested in, as these are available at a surcharge.

Are tips included in an All-inclusive hotels?

This depends on the property. Some all-inclusive resorts have already included gratuities and taxes in the room rates, and some do not. It's best to check the details for your hotel of choice as hotels have different policies on tipping.

Additional tips at the guests' discretion are often accepted. However, some resorts have a strict no-tipping policy. They will usually have signs on the property alerting you to this.

What is an adults-only resort?

Adults-only resorts do not allow guests under a certain age. This could be for the entire property, or some hotels simply have an adults-only wing. The minimum age varies -- usually 16, 18 or 21.

It basically means there are no children around and everything caters to grownups enjoying an age-appropriate atmosphere conducive for peace, romance or partying. These types of resorts are popular with couples enjoying a romantic getaway, singles and groups of friends on a fun trip, bachelor and bachelorette parties.

What is an all-inclusive meal plan?

Most all-inclusive resorts provide all-inclusive meal plans. There are however some resorts that offer lower tier rooms with limited meal plans.

This is a general guide to what's included in each:

  • All-Inclusive Plans: Includes all meals and unlimited drinks, including alcoholic beverages. Often served buffet-style, flexible meal times, and a range of cuisine to choose from.
  • American Plan (AP): Includes 3 daily meals at set times -- breakfast, lunch and dinner. This may or may not include beverages. Also known as full board or full pension.
  • Modified American Plan (MAP): Includes 2 fixed meals a day included in the price. Usually breakfast and dinner. Also known as half board or half pension.
  • Continental Plan (CP): Includes continental breakfast. A continental breakfast includes fruits, bakery items, bread, coffee, tea and juice. Does not include cooked food.
  • European Plan (EP): Room only. No food and drinks included.