While all-inclusive hotels are not for every traveler, when it comes to convenience and great value, the pros far out-weigh the cons! And with many all-inclusive hoteliers pushing the limits of luxury and creativity, the appeal of these  properties is wider than ever. Here are five perks of all-inclusive vacations.

1. Less Planning, More Relaxing

Much of the stress that comes from a vacation is tied to the planning of it. Where should we go for dinner? Which activities will the whole family enjoy? Can we afford extra excursions? With an all-inclusive, much of the planning process is done for you, giving you the chance to relax and focus on making memories with your family or friends. For the ultimate in relaxation, try Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages & Spa. The all-inclusive rate includes all meals, anytime snacks, gourmet dining, brand drinks, airport transfers, fitness center, water sports, scuba diving, childcare, video game center, entertainment, and all taxes and gratuities.

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2. Easy to Budget

Vacation spending can really add up. A four-course meal here, a snorkeling excursion there. Before you know it, your credit card has racked up thousands of dollars in charges and sometimes even international transaction fees. At an all-inclusive, you can keep track of everything on one bill and stash your credit card away. Try the Now Amber Resort and Spa All Inclusive in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Here, guests enjoy Unlimited-Luxury service including full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each day, theme parties and entertainment, unlimited international and domestic premium brand alcoholic beverages, 24-hour room service, and live nightly entertainment. No restaurant reservations are required, no wristbands required and all taxes and gratuities are included.

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3. Ideal for Families – Kids Stay, Play & Eat Free

Family-focused all-inclusive hotels are a dream for Mom and Dad. Many of them offer a full schedule of free activities for the kids, kid-friendly performances and menus. With the cost of airline tickets getting more expensive every year, families are being asked to pay more for vacations than ever, so any budget break is a welcome one. Often, kids even stay for free. A great option for families is the Iberostar Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The property, accommodations and services are all geared towards families — Lucy’s Kids Club, separate kids swimming pool and water park, suite accommodations for whole family, breakfast/lunch/dinner included as well as all sporting activities.

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4. Party-Friendly

Looking for a great bachelor or bachelorette destination? All-inclusives are easy to plan, easy to budget and there are many all-inclusives geared towards party-goers with great perks like top shelf alcohol, swim-up bars, nightclubs. The Hard Rock Hotel All-Inclusive Cancun is a good bachelor/bacheloretet pick!  The all-inclusive package offers top shelf liquor, all meals, numerous bars, clubs, entertainment and a 24/7 party atmosphere. Perfect!

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5. All-Inclusives are Becoming More Luxurious & Creative

Forward thinking hoteliers are re-inventing the all-inclusive experience with details that appeal to a traveler who might have previously avoided all-inclusives —think personal butlers, extracurriculars like unlimited scuba diving and exclusive private islands! The Secrets Wild Orchid All-Inclusive in Montego Bay, Jamaica has an “Unlimited Luxury” program with includes gourmet meals, luxury accommodations and unique activities like Euro bungee, cooking classes, dance classes, a batting cage and bike tours.

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