My husband and I originally planned on honeymooning in Jamaica at an all-inclusive resort. Then, 9/11 happened and our flight on Air Jamaica got cancelled so we ended up going on a cruise down the Mexican Riviera (that’s us to the left, newly married with stars in our eyes). The cruise was lovely – the food was phenomenal, the scenery was breathtaking, and we reveled in the “aloneness” of just being together – but I have always felt a certain “connection” to the all-inclusive resort concept since I spent so much time poring over the brochures and dreaming about what it would be like.
Now that we’re officially a “family,” I am thinking that Beaches all-Inclusive family resorts is looking like a totally fun way to go. The resorts offer a luxurious way for parents AND kids to have a fantastic time! And, best of all, EVERYTHING is included (except your flight, that is):
- all meals, drinks, and snacks
- scuba diving and watersports
- live entertainment
- airport transfer fees, tips, gratuities
- supervised activities for kids
I did a quick search to “get a quote” for my family of two adults and one child for five nights. It appears that the cost would run somewhere between $1600-$2000, depending on what kind of room/suite we would want. Before you think “too expensive for us…,” take a minute to consider how much you would spend if you planned out your own vacation – booked a hotel, ate out three meals a day, bought smoothies and ice cream cones, went to the movies, went to the zoo, bought passes to the local water or amusement park…well, you do the math.
If you have toddlers, preschoolers, or younger kids, you’ll be especially excited about the WonderFALL Celebration happening this September and October at all Beaches resorts. Beaches has partnered up with Sesame Street to bring you Gordon and Elmo live stage shows, family learning experiences with Sesame Street, dive-in movies, a goodie bag, and much more!
Excited yet? This experience sounds seriously fun and I’ll definitely have Beaches on my mind when planning out vacations in the future…
YOUR TURN: Have you ever been to an all-inclusive resort?
P.S. I’m writing this post because I am a member of the Mom Central Consulting Moms Panel (which is a super fun way to get in on doing product reviews on your blog and/or to let your voice be heard to big corporations! You don’t have to be a blogger to participate…). You should sign up!