7 Tips For Staying At An All-Inclusive Resort

You have booked your trip to an all-inclusive resort.  You are excited to be able to relax and have fun on your trip.  Here are some things you might want to prepare prior to or during your trip.

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Airport Transportation

Be sure to arrange for transportation from the airport to your resort ahead of time.  If you did not, you can always stop at the transportation desk at the airport to make some arrangement.


Make sure to lock up all your valuables. Most resorts have in room safe but check with them to see if there are ones big enough to place your laptop in.

Activities and Excursions

Book activities within resort and excursions in advance.  Nothing is worse than wanting to do an activity/ excursion and not able to as there was no availability.

Bring Small Bills

Don’t forget to tip! Check your resort if tipping is ok.  Even though the resort is all-inclusive, tipping may be allowed.  Also, don’t forget to tip the tour guides and cab drivers if you opt for excursions.

Pace Yourself

Just because you can eat and drink all you can does not mean you should overindulge.  Pace yourself and you would be able to enjoy your stay. You don’t want to get sick or drunk from overindulging.  You want to enjoy your vacation and you obviously cannot do that if you are not feeling well.

Calendar of Events

Ask for a calendar of activities at check-in. You would be able to plan your stay and enjoy some fun activities you may not have anticipated.

Make Dinner Reservations

Make dinner reservations ahead of time.  Most all-inclusive resorts have multiple restaurants.  Some of these restaurants require reservations and have certain timeframes as to when you can make these reservations.

Following these tips may help you get the most out of your trip.

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  • Reply Ronkerria June 5, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Great post and great tips! Thank you for sharing

  • Reply Chantal Porter June 5, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Now this is some god advice, especially regarding the restaurants.

  • Reply Leigh Ann June 5, 2019 at 9:18 am

    All great tips! I really like the reminder to bring small bills. Its difficult important to tip staff.

  • Reply Jackie Espada June 5, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    These are all great tips! I have never been to an all-inclusive resort but I have been on cruises and from what it sounds like they are almost the same. I have been a victim of waiting too long to reserve an excursion and there not being any availability. These tips are so useful and I hope more people read them! Good luck to you and thanks for sharing!


    • Reply Lina June 5, 2019 at 5:06 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply Pernille June 6, 2019 at 5:21 am

    Thank you! I always forget about half of the tips you’ve put down and hopefully this will make me remember the next time.

  • Reply Denise July 18, 2019 at 7:00 am

    I want to stay at an all-inclusive resort. Thanks for sharing the tip on the safe size is bringing a laptop.

  • Reply Lauren July 18, 2019 at 7:55 am

    This is great! I’ve never gone all-inclusive, but I really want to. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

    • Reply Lina July 20, 2019 at 9:27 pm

      Awesome! We love it.

  • Reply Susan Whitehead July 18, 2019 at 9:44 am

    I’ve never stayed at an all-inclusive resort. Are the excursions usually included or are they an additional charge?

    • Reply Lina July 20, 2019 at 9:27 pm

      They are typically extra charge.

  • Reply Cindy Baker July 18, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Good reminders. I especially would not have thought of making dinner reservations ahead of time. Thanks for the info.!

  • Reply Alicia J July 18, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Thank you for the tips! All inclusive are my go to resorts when traveling! I love it!

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