An all inclusive holiday is a holiday which includes your meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) and selected drinks with your meals. The All Inclusive holiday was first created by the Club Med holiday brand in France in the 1950's but quickly expanding to Mexico and the Caribbean by holiday companies such as Sandals and Couples. By the 1990's, the main Mediterranean resorts including Spain, Greece & Turkey also offered an all inclusive board basis and is now the most popular board basis with over 50% of package holidays searched on Cheeky trip are for an all inclusive holiday.
There are other items which may also be included within an all inclusive holiday but that will depend on the type of all inclusive package you have booked so it's always best to check with your travel agent prior to confirming your booking. For example, there are "Ultra-All Inclusive" resorts which can include all meals, snacks, 24 hour drinks, entertainment and even watersports/activities at some destinations. However, there are also "All Inclusive Lite" resorts with only your meals and selected drinks with your meals included in the price. "All Inclusive Lite" resorts may not include snacks, entertainment or other activities.
An all inclusive holidays are perfect if you have a problem sticking to tight budgets, as once you have paid for the initial holiday, you no longer need to worry about it spending money once you’re there. All essential issues such as what to eat and which entertainment to see is sorted out for you, leaving you with the opportunity to relax in style.
Cheap holidays on an all inclusive basis can also be a saviour for those with small children, who as most parents know, can be difficult to feed from time to time. Therefore, there is no danger of having to wander around for hours, scouring for the best restaurant everyone can agree upon. Instead, you can pick your own type of food from your hotel's extensive menus at any time of the day, which will be sure to leave everyone happy!
For customers looking for a shorter duration, see our short break all inclusive holidays