Traveling the world is possible again, although research suggests value for money has never been more important. Luckily, that doesn’t mean you have to rush her. Not convinced? Check out our guide to five fantastic all-inclusive getaways that are great options if you’re planning to fly away in late summer (or beyond), and all of which offer unbeatable value for money. So what are you waiting for? Dust that off suitcase and pack your bags. Have a good trip!
Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, St. Lucia
Best for: island life
One of St. Lucia’s most popular all-inclusive properties, this Windjammer Landing (opens in a new tab) is a fabulous seaside crash pad that offers excellent value for money. All-inclusive rates start at just £185 per person per night and from £1,287 per person per week, based on two people sharing.
So what are you getting for your hard-earned money? For starters, you have your choice of five fantastic bars and restaurants (we recommend Embers, famous for its delicious pulled pork sandwiches) and you’ll get free access to the spa facilities (though treatments cost extra). You can also toast your getaway with complimentary wine, beer and champagne, and fuel your adrenaline rush by signing up for one of the many water sports on offer, such as waterskiing, wakeboarding and the jet ski.
The property is an ideal base for exploring St. Lucia – you’ll find it on the northern tip of the island, and guests enjoy direct access to a private beach (as long as they can get away from the gorgeous whitewashed villas with the lime of the property). Book direct to take advantage of the resort’s great deals or secure your spot by booking through travel agents such as First Choice and TUI.
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Iberostar Alcudia Park, Majorca
Best for: Families
For a sunny and friendly getaway, it’s hard to beat Iberostar Alcudia Park (opens in a new tab). This four-star all-inclusive hotel in Mallorca offers all-inclusive rates from just £93 per night and £651 per week per person. You will get what you pay for at this property, which has direct access to the beautiful beach of Alcudia.
There are seven brilliant dining options and a spectacular rooftop bar, and young visitors can sign up for Star Camp – a kids’ camp that offers a huge selection of activities, from kid-friendly excursions to DJ for budding Fat Boy Slims.
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TRS Ibiza, Ibiza
Best for: Only adults
This stylish 378-room hotel is brand new – it opened on June 23, 2022. It’s Ibiza’s only five-star all-inclusive property that’s been designed exclusively for adults, so if you’re looking for a child- a free getaway you’re in luck – and you won’t have to sell your earthly possessions either, as all-inclusive rates start from just £216 per room per night.
Perched on the west coast of Ibiza, the hotel is a fantastic location for anyone looking to enjoy the sunsets that San Antonio is famous for. You’ll enjoy direct access to the crystal-clear waters of Cala Gració and Cala Gracioneta, and the hotel’s three gorgeous swimming pools include a spectacular infinity pool for that all-important selfie.
The culinary offerings are also very impressive. Too often, all-inclusive means piles of cold pizza and hungry teenagers jostling you for the last slice of cake. This is not the case at TRS Ibiza (opens in a new tab) – the three restaurants are à la carte, and there are five bars to choose from.
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Delta Hotels, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
Best for: Long-haul adventurers
Full disclosure: This resort is in Mexico, which may require a few more air miles than some of our destinations. But the silver lining matters – all-inclusive rates start from just £181 per night, per person, based on two adults sharing.
Hotels Delta, Riviera Nayarit (opens in a new tab) is a resort that offers the best of both worlds – you’ll find it nestled between the beautiful Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific Coast, close to Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Unusually for an all-inclusive, the three restaurants and two bars offer plenty of opportunities to sample local cuisine — we suggest tucking into the delicious ceviche at Huichol Cocina Artesanal.
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Kuramathi, the Maldives
Best for: A visit to paradise
It’s a myth that a vacation in the Maldives requires a second mortgage, and Kuramathi (opens in a new tab) is a case in point. A seven-night stay in an all-inclusive beach villa starts at just £1,949 pp – and flights from Gatwick are included.
It’s also wonderfully easy to get to, unlike many resort towns, which require expensive seaplane trips. Kuramathi is accessible by speedboat and the cost of the 75-minute journey from Male International Airport is included.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking the lower room price means you’ll pay the price when it comes to facilities either – there’s a fantastic diving school, tennis courts and three swimming pools scattered around this teardrop island. The wide range of villa styles also makes it easy to find the perfect accommodation for your budget. One of the cheapest room categories is actually one of our favorites – the Beach Bungalows, which have lovely four-poster beds, outdoor bathrooms, and jacuzzis in the garden. Who needs overwater villas?
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