Post written by Louise Wood
All inclusive holidays are the perfect getaway for those wanting a break from the stress of their everyday lives. They appeal to many people because once you’ve paid for your holiday, you don’t have to worry about much else. There’s no need to budget for food or drink as meals are all part of the package - and usually certain drinks are, too.
This usually means rest and relaxation is high on the agenda. We’ve picked out ten locations where you can sit back and enjoy your holiday to the full, all-inclusive style.
A destination that suits all ages, with its dazzling white beaches and sparkling waters, Mexico is like a dream come true. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, adventure, culture or nature, here you’ll find it all. From Cancun to Playa del Carmen all the way to the Mayan Riviera, you’ll find some of Mexico’s finest resorts equipped with great facilities including places to eat, entertainment and activities - all inclusive and great for families.
Known for diving and snorkeling, when you take a dip in the ocean you are sure to be greeted by a variety of tropical fish and marine species. There are plenty of experiences to take part in here, not to mention the delicious cuisine and street food, incredible ruins dotted around the country and, of course, the beautiful sunshine.
Jamaica is a relatively small island but don’t let that fool you. It’s punching well above its weight, offering you an incredible Caribbean beach escape, with white sand, crystal waters, reggae music and amazing food. With luxury all-inclusive resorts, your holiday to Jamaica will no doubt include lazing on the beach as well as water activities such as diving, snorkelling, rafting and hiking.
Although Jamaica has sunshine all year round, July and August are its hottest and most humid seasons and these months do host some of the best festivals. The best time for you to visit is from mid-December through to mid-April; rainfall will be at its lowest and the heat is often tempered by cooler winds.
For a completely stress-free holiday, Greece is the one for you. With many hotels offering you an all-inclusive option, it’s the perfect choice for a holiday. With beautiful weather, incredible beaches, friendly locals and sun, it will be hard not to fall in love with Greece.
Boasting a huge historical past with sites dating back from 3,000 years ago, uncover some of the most well preserved Greek ruins and hidden coves. Greece is both educational and fun all in one. The island of Paros is particularly suited for those who love water sports and quaint villages.
Among all this, the nightlife here is thrilling. Whether it’s a quiet evening you’re looking for with your partner, or a night dancing and partying into the early hours, you’ll find it here. Whatever sort of traveller you are, you won’t be disappointed with your trip to Greece.
If you are looking to explore some worldly sites, Marrakech is ideal for you with its exciting culture and historical background. With some amazing all-inclusive on offer here, there’s so much for you do, whether it's relaxing poolside, admiring snake charmers or soaking up the atmosphere in the centre of this bustling city.
A popular tourist destination since the early 1960s, it’s a place to inspire all your senses and known to be one of the most evocative places in the world with sandstone buildings, deep blue skies and towering minarets.
While here you must visit the lively Jemaa el-Fna square which is full of market stalls, and street entertainment. Away from the hustle and bustle, Marrakech has beautiful gardens to explore. They aren’t just your ordinary gardens or public parks either - the Menara gardens, in particular, were built in the 12th century.
Having earned its reputation as one of the top all-inclusive destinations for travellers, Portugal is a place with many hidden delights waiting to be uncovered - including golden beaches, great restaurants and limestone rocks.
The Algarve region is well worth a visit with so many interesting places to explore and activities to take part in such as dolphin watching, surfing or cliff top walking - the ideal place for those who want to be at one with nature.
Spend your days walking through cobbled streets, admiring the architecture and visiting many old buildings. Learn the history and take the opportunity to uncover its rich culture. There are also plenty of shops, quaint independent boutiques and market stalls for those of you who need a little retail therapy and a few gifts to take home for your friends and family.
The Mediterranean island of Malta is full of sun, sea, sights, bars and festivals that will keep you entertained all year round meaning you won’t ever be bored here. Just over a three-hour flight from Ireland, it’s a great location for either a short break or a longer holiday.
With a range of beaches, from golden sands to clear blue waters, you can enjoy long boat trips here and snorkeling sessions. Diving is a hugely popular activity here so get yourself involved or alternatively, chill out in the sun. Most of Malta’s historic buildings have been converted into beautiful boutique hotels and this tradition continues to this day.
Arguably one of the most popular family holidays out there, it’s somewhere you can experience an adventure to its fullest, especially in Orlando. Dive headfirst into the mayhem of one of the world's most famous theme parks - Walt Disney World - and enjoy roller coasters and food from all around the world.
Florida is a perfect all-inclusive location to take the kids, little or large. Known as the sunshine state, not only is it home to thrilling theme parks, extraordinary wetlands and stunning cities, you’ll also find breathtaking beaches as well as incredible shopping and dining experiences. It’s not hard to understand why Florida is a holiday makers’ dream.
8. Canary Islands
A holiday on the Canary Island is rarely a disappointment. With plenty of sunshine and a lively atmosphere, there is a lot to do here both day and night. Stay in the lively Playa Las Americas, where you can enjoy a great night out on the strip, or watersports and boat trips during the daytime. Take part in some adventurous activities such as rock climbing and explore the dunes of Maspalomas.
You’ll find three of the most popular Canary Islands - Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife - just off the coast of Morocco. But if you’re looking for somewhere a little quieter opt for La Palma or La Gomera.
With a range of all-inclusive hotels, enjoy the stunning location that is Cyprus. As one of the most diverse places in Europe, with half of the island Turkish and the other Greek, it merges together two very distinct cultures. It’s the ideal place for those who want sun with a gorgeous setting and tons of culture to soak up.
Holidays in Cyprus are known for relaxing on the beach and soaking up the sunshine but there’s still plenty for you to do - whether it’s taking part in activities and tours around the island or viewing the impressive selection of historic buildings and shops. It has a lively nightlife scene too.
Turkey is simply charming. Providing the wow factor, there are so many tourist-pleasing attractions along the golden coastline to explore. You must visit Dalaman, Oludeniz which is home to one of the most popular tourist hotspots, the Blue Lagoon.
Whatever you’re visiting Turkey for its historical grounds, museums, sandy beaches, delicious food or buzzing nightlife, there’s something here for all ages. Choosing an all inclusive in Turkey will allow you to play sports such as tennis, volleyball and football, or if you’re lucky, your hotel might even have its own water park for the whole family to enjoy.
So there you have it - some of the best locations for an all inclusive holiday. We hope we’ve helped you choose your next destination for some sun, sea and relaxation.