For most of us getting the time off of work is only half the battle when planning a trip. The other half is actually having the extra money and being able to afford it and enjoy it without scrimping on the actual fun and accommodations. One of the best ways to travel on a fixed budget is to go to an all-inclusive resort. These are an easy, no hassle way to travel without hidden expenses. William Bailey Travel takes a look at three all-inclusive resorts that have made a name for themselves as both great and affordable.
Azul Beach Hotel in Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya, Mexico offers 148 rooms each with their own patio or balcony. The adobe style buildings are clustered along the water’s edge so you can easily here the waves crashing from your room. The hotel has plenty to offer with four full service gourmet style restaurants, snack bars, and lounge that is dedicated to tequila, which will definitely have you joining the conga line. Double rooms start at only around $300 during the high season.
For couples looking for a quiet and romantic getaway Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is the perfect destination. This boutique hotel offers beautifully manicured tropical gardens, koi ponds, swimming pool and an attentive staff. The oversized suites have private plunge pools and outdoor Jacuzzis. The hotel is not directly on the beach, but maintains its own private beach club that has a restaurant, lounge, infinity pool and cabanas. Suites start at just over $300 per person.
For the active couple and surfers Barcelo Langosta Beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica is a perfect destination. Located on a glorious arc of the Pacific this beach has attracted surfers since the 1960’s. Nature is right in your back yard, so to speak, as you’re walking to the hotel pool you might come across howler monkeys, iguanas, parrots, and even a raccoon or two. For those that want an active nightlife scene, Tamarindo is just a short, affordable cab ride away. Sadly, that is not included in the all-inclusive price. Doubles start at just under $300 per night.
These all-inclusive destinations are a great bet for your budget. You can’t go wrong when you know your accommodations, food, drinks and activities are already accounted for, it gives you a piece of mind. All you have to worry about is how many bathing suits you need to pack.
This article is for recreational purposes only.