All-inclusive resorts are begging you to throw your money at them, promising to take care of your every need.
And sure, it sounds good. After all, what’s not to love about scoring a good deal, waking up to a sunrise over the ocean, and having an unlimited supply of delicious food.
However, what these resorts fail to mention is all the annoyances and inconveniences you’ll face that could seriously ruin your vacation.
Not to mention the pictures always look better in the brochures than in real life.
And yes, if you want the best view, expect to pay more in upgrades.
So before you book your next trip to an all-inclusive resort, read this first.
Many all-inclusive resorts are in the direct path of hurricanes…
… which means if you go during hurricane season, anything can happen.
Sometimes your resort will be damaged before you arrive (good luck on a refund).
And even if there isn’t an official hurricane, a tropical storm or bad weather means you can’t enjoy the ocean or outdoor pools – meaning you’re forced to be trapped indoors.
Besides eating a lot of food, there’s not much else to do in that situation.
And since you can’t control the weather, it’s already a gamble on having sunny and bright skies.
College Students Galore
All inclusive resorts are a bargain – which means college students are attracted to them in droves.
After all, who doesn’t love a good deal?
So if you’re trying to score a romantic weekend away with your spouse – depending on the timing – you might have to share your “secluded” resort with a bunch of drunk college kids on spring break or summer vacation.
You can kiss your peace goodbye.
Hopefully they won’t stumble into you and spill their drink down your shirt.
Rats And Varmints
All inclusive resorts are known for bottomless buffets filled with delicacies.
Chances are your resort is in a region where the weather is hot and muggy – which means restaurant staff will often prop open the doors to the kitchen.
Because remember, if you’re hot and sweaty, they’re feeling the heat even more being trapped in a kitchen.
And with open doors and an overabundance of food – rats, mice, and other curious creatures happily make their way into the kitchen…
…the same kitchen that’s preparing the food you are about to eat.
Are you getting hungry yet?
Newlyweds long to spend their honeymoon nights gazing into each other’s eyes and sharing two straws in a frozen drink.
Bless their hearts, and we wish them the best, but it can be a bit uncomfortable to watch so much PDA – EVERYWHERE.
We’re not talking one pair of lovebirds.
These resorts are full of couples at every corner your turn – some trying to rekindle their marriage, others just getting started.
And all of the excessive body touching and gazing can be a bit much if you’re just trying to lay out by the pool and catch some rays.
You’ve been warned.
Should You Still Go?
Yes, you can score some killer deals and save a ton of money.
But at what price?
Being annoyed the entire time by drunk college kids and canoodling couples can seriously dampen your vacation vibes.
So if you still insist on scoring the best deal and giving it a shot, just be sure to brace yourselves.
And don’t forget to check your bed for bedbugs!
Have you ever been to an all-inclusive resort?
If so, what was your experience like?
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