All inclusive holidays in Mexico…
Up until a few years ago, I’d have opted against all inclusive holidays no matter where I went. I thought they could potentially be restrictive, could maybe mean you spend too much time in an artificial tourist paradise and don’t get to see beyond the walls of it.
But in 2008, I went all inclusive for the first time in Cuba and since then, any time my husband and I have ventured out of Europe, we’ve done it that way.
This was particularly good for our recent honeymoon in Mexico. We did go to a stunning 5 star all inclusive resort, granted, (El Dorado Royale) but nonetheless it was good to know we’d have everything we needed on site and the freedom to go out an explore too.
What all inclusive really includes
It varies, of course, resort to resort. But at El Dorado Royale (like others we’ve been to elsewhere) it includes all your food and drink, a number of activities and access to the resort facilities.
In other words, all inclusive in Mexico meant that if we didn’t want to go off resort, we didn’t have to.
The freedom of all inclusive in Mexico
Far from being restrictive for us, all inclusive in Mexico actually gave us the flexibility to do more. Without needing to consider budget for the “boring” things, we were able to spend on more excursions, on taking taxis into nearby Playa del Carmen and Cancun and on exploring a little more.
We went off site 7 or 8 times during our 2 week stay and found some hidden gems and things to do. But we always had the comfort of our lovely resort to return back to, the beautiful beach, secure room and stunning pools, gardens and restaurants.
For Brits travelling to Mexico, it’s a long flight (10 hours) and for that reason, many of us go for 2 weeks. A package holiday of any kind will afford you the security of ATOL protection and similar, but all inclusive just means you’ve got less of the basics to worry about from a financial point of view.
We loved having the all inclusive resort to go back to but also the freedom and flexibility of being able to come and go as we pleased.
When we go back to Mexico’s Mayan Riviera (we’ll definitely be heading back!) we’ll go all inclusive again without a moment’s hesitation. After all, who doesn’t love unlimited cocktails?!
What’s on All Inclusive Mexico?
This site is a collection of reviews, information and features about various holiday resorts in Mexico. We’ll review all inclusive resorts in various parts of Mexico, tours, excursions and things to do and share them here. We’ll talk weather, what’s on and essential information for British tourists going on holiday to Mexico, whether all inclusive or otherwise.
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