Many people book a trip to an all-inclusive resort hoping to bundle together their resources and save.
But if you aren’t careful you can end up spending more than you bargained for.
Even worse – you can fall prey to these all-inclusive resort mistakes that will ruin your entire vacation.
The Sneaky Ways They Get Ya
All-inclusive means all inclusive, right?
Well not exactly.
You might think food and drinks are included . . .
. . . only to read the fine print and find out certain items like “top shelf” alcohol cost extra.
If you party on all throughout the night drinking the best of the best thinking it’s “free” – you might be in for a rude awakening in the morning.
Not Leaving The Resort
Sure – it might be nice to have everything so close together inside a resort – but you’re essentially staying in a bubble.
One of the best parts about traveling is venturing off the beaten path and hanging out with the locals.
But if you only stay at the resort you miss out on the hidden gems that make your destination shine.
Spend time at the resort (since you paid for it).
But don’t forget to venture outside every once and awhile during your trip.
Acting like a jerk
If you are a naturally rude and demanding person – you better get yourself in check before heading to a resort.
Staying at a resort means you’ll see the same people, and have the same staff catering to your needs.
You don’t want to irritate the ones who are serving your food and drinks …
… but even then it’s just not cool to be a jerk to people for no reason.
Sure there may be accent or language barriers and you may be frustrated the buffet is empty of your favorite dish.
But just be a decent person and be nice to people.
Don’t further the stereotype of being the “entitled American”.
Know the tipping policy
Some resorts include tips in your package, and the staff won’t even accept tips.
Others don’t – and you’ll definitely make enemies if you order drinks or dinner and don’t tip the staff.
Save yourself the embarrassment and do your research before you go.
Some people love the convienence of all-inclusive resorts since they don’t have to think about where to buy food, or worry about things like getting a rental car to roam around town.
Others are more adventurous and wouldn’t dream of staying in one place for the entire duration of their trip.
But if you do decide to go the all-inclusive resort route – make sure you read the fine print of what you’re signing up for so you don’t get any harsh surprises.
Have you ever visited a resort?
If so, what is a mistake you made that you won’t make again?
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