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All-Inclusive here!

 

My fiance like the close proximity to the airport, and being able to pay one price and not have to worry about anything else!

 

I stayed at the JW Marriott in Cancun, and I was spending$100 in drinks a day (12 dollars a pop+ tip)! Also meals were 25-50 dollars a person at the restaurants.

 

Same thing at the Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas....food and drink was close to $150-$200 extra a day.

 

At an all inclusive I don't have to feel bad if I didn't like my dinner, because I can always pick something else without worrying about cost.

 

 

 

 

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We were struggling with this question too when we decided on a destination wedding. We went with an all-inclusive because it offers entertainment, activities, food and drinks. We are staying at a Gran Bahia Resort ( stay at 1 and play at 3 type resort), so this will give us and our guests privacy if needed. I know all inclusive is more costly, but I rather pay a little bit more and enjoy my vacation stress free. 

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I was unsure at first, but upon doing a price breakdown of both with and without all-inclusive costs, all inclusive takes the cake! For me personally, it came out much cheaper when you consider everything you get when booking at an all inclusive in the long run! 

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Glad to hear!! Happy planning :)

Originally Posted by MCree View Post

I was unsure at first, but upon doing a price breakdown of both with and without all-inclusive costs, all inclusive takes the cake! For me personally, it came out much cheaper when you consider everything you get when booking at an all inclusive in the long run! 



 

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I prefer all inclusive that way you don't have to worry about anything while your vacationing everything is already paid for and the only thing you need to do is relax and have fun.

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For us, the AI or non-AI decision was very easy.  The reason that my fiance and I decided on a DW in the first place, was so that we could spend quality time with our families without any stress.  We both live far from our families and do not get to visit very often.  A DW would allow us to have an entire week with our loved ones that was completely care free.  No one has to cook, clean, or feel the need to "host".  An AI resort fit that perfectly for us.  I can't wait to see my parents and sisters and spend an entire week with them.  (I haven't seen one of my sisters in over a year!  At the time of our wedding we will be reunited after almost 2 years of not seeing each other.  I can't wait!).

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for weddings - all inclusive is pretty much always cheaper

 

for guests/normal holidays-  all inclusive often works out cheaper but i think it depends what activities you want to do while there

 

eg if youre there for a week and you know that you want to do several all day tours (eg pass the day at chichen itza, a day at xcaret, cozumel day or whatever) and go to places like coco bongo at night...maybe it wouldnt be cheaper. as youd virtually be passing no time in the hotel.

 

if your plan is to relax and spend all the time in pool/sea eating and drinking (like my plan haha) AI works out better than paying a hotel per drink/meal

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Your choice is between two quite different holidays.......AI is more cost effective if you're mostly hanging out at the resort, and the regular hotel gives you the flexibility of checking out all the various restaurant / bar / activity options in the area, while only paying once for your food. So it's really an individual choice of which you prefer. 

 

Hope all your plans work out just the way you want them to........enjoy your journey, and all the best! Enjoy :)

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