10 Best Affordable Vacations
As the beginning of spring approaches, a lot of us have warmer weather on our mind. The prospect of taking a tropical vacation to someplace relaxing and sunny is so good, you could practically sit there and fantasize about it for hours. Before you start shopping for your swimsuit, though, you have to decide where you’re headed. Lets have a look on 10 Best Affordable Vacations.
10 Best Affordable Vacations | All-Inclusive Tropical
Cruises are fun and renting a beach house is great, but to really get the most for your money and enjoy the most leisurely vacation you’ve ever had, consider an all-inclusive resort. When you book your stay at an all-inclusive place, everything from your hotel, to meals, activities, and drinks is included in the price, meaning you’re free to do as much (or as little) as you want while you’re there, without even having to carry your wallet around with you. It’s the closest humankind will ever come to living in a utopian world where everything is free.
Here are 10 Best Affordable Vacations resorts we’ve been able to find. Consider one of these places for your next tropical getaway and you’ll be thanking yourself for it later.
10. Carlisle Bay, Antigua
A little off the beaten path, this island in the Caribbean offers everything a beachgoer could wish for, and more. The resort is situated on a picturesque bay with a genuine rain forest at its back. So, in addition to sand and ocean pursuits, you can go for a hiking adventure and see all kinds of wildlife. If your tastes are more traditional, that’s okay too, because Carlisle Bay offers all the golfing, boating, and culinary delights you’d ever want.
9. Marival Resort and Suites in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
You’ve probably heard of Puerto Vallarta, but this resort is less than 20 miles away from the more populated tourist destination. With more than 14 buildings and almost 500 rooms, you can bet the Marival Resort will have every kind of activity, food, and service, including swimming with the dolphins and 4×4 excursions. Even better are the deals offered here. When you book an all-inclusive room, they’ll give you a $250 credit for your airfare!
8. Generations in Riviera Maya
If the culinary experience is an important part of your vacation, definitely take a look at this resort. It’s got the beaches and it’s got the impeccable service, but what sets it apart is the food. Guests fill out questionnares about their personal taste before their stay and the resort has restaurants to satisfy anybody’s pallet. Mediterranean cuisine, Asian, and Mexican are just some of the different types offered.
7. Meliá, Nassau Beach
This resort will soon be part of a multibillion dollar luxury development, an immense complex of resorts that will be giving the fabled Atlantis some much-needed competition. Rennovations will be done by this time next year, but it’s still worth going now, if you’re interested in a gorgeous landscape, a huge casino, tons of shopping, and a professional golf course.
6. The Reserve at Paradisus Real in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
When you think of tropical resorts, often Jamaica and the Bahamas are the first destinations that pop into your mind. However, if you crave some of the best white sand beaches in the world, the Dominican Republic might be calling to you. In addition to beaches and other typical resort pursuits, The Reserve hosts events for its guests that include salsa lessons, pizza-making classes, and live music performances. Of course, all of it’s included in the price of your room.
5. Secrets, Playa Mujeres
If you’re looking for a spa getaway, this is the place for you. From the moment you arrive at the gorgeously scenic resort, you’ll be pampered beyond your wildest dreams. Depending on which package you pay for, you could be in for two to four different spa treatments per day. Massages, facials, pedicures – whatever you want! Everyday at this place is going to be an exercise in decadent relaxation.
4. One & Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico
This is one tropical resort that really takes the term “all-inclusive” to the next level. They don’t just give you the bare minimum, they offer dozens of extras that you would almost always expect to pay for. 24-hour concierge, room service, and even luggage unpacking are offered to guests at no extra fee. When you’re done taking advantage of all the perks, hopefully you find the time to check out the beaches and pools, too.
3. Azul Sensatori in Jamaica
Located right on the famous Seven Mile Beach, Azul Sensatori has more breathtaking views than you can imagine, and tons of activities for those who want to learn how to dance or cook instead of just lying on the beach. The suites are also to die for. A block of them are set aside for adults only, so no loud children to disturb your slumber or relaxation. Some of the suites also have outdoor daybeds on the patio and private swim-up pools.
2. Parrot Cay and Como Shambhala Retreat in Turks and Caicos
When you get back from your vacation, how would you like to brag to all your friends and coworkers that you went to a resort on a private island? That’s exactly where Parrot Cay by Como resides. It’s just a short boat ride away from the main island of Turks and Caicos so you’re never far from nightlife, if that’s what you crave. Parrot Cay claims to be a “wellness focused” resort too, so get ready to enjoy relaxing yoga classes, spa treatments, and more.
1. Riu Palace, Antillas
This adults-only resort is a great place for couples or singles to get away from the hustle and bustle of the world and the noise of children. You can bum around the beach, take scuba and surfing lessons, or just take advantage of beach pavilion massages. Riu Palace also offers other adult pursuits like a casino and an all-night dance club. Definitely no kids allowed.
Do any of these all-inclusive resorts tickle your fancy? If so, it might be time to look at the calendar and start figuring out when your vacation begins. Taking advantage of all that these resorts have to offer is a wonderful way to save money without sacrificing quality. If you’ve got your mind made up on a destination and are looking to save a little bit more cash, don’t forget to read here about how to snag the best deals on airfare. Safe travels!
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