What was your last family vacation like? Did you spend too much money on meals for the kids? Were you overscheduled and exhausted or were the kids bored? Were you too stressed to have any fun?
For most parents, this description sounds familiar and it can make vacationing seem like it’s not worth the effort, but the truth is that vacations are important for your family's well being. They’re an opportunity to bond, to experience new things, and to take a break from everyday stresses. But if you want to really relax on your next vacation, you need to go the all-inclusive route.
Why choose an all-inclusive vacation spot? When it comes to traveling with kids, there are 3 reasons why all-inclusive trips rule.
Take Your Time
One of the best things about all-inclusive vacations as a concept is that they aren’t limiting. Just search out a family-friendly resort anywhere in the world and you can be positive that there will always be something to do, while still being able to take a break some days without feeling like you’re missing out. Unlike, say, a trip to Disney where you feel like you’re wasting money if you opt to just lounge by the pool one day, you can maintain a more relaxed pace on an all-inclusive vacation.
Eating out is one of the biggest expenses a family faces while traveling and you may feel a lot of frustration when your child refuses to eat that $15 grilled cheeses sandwich. It’s one thing to spend money on great restaurants for adults who appreciate them, but vacation-price chicken nuggets are just unreasonable.
On all-inclusive vacations, you typically can save a lot of money, especially when it comes to feeding the kids. For example, at many resorts you can rent a condo-style space with a kitchen where you can cook some of your own meals, ensuring there are cheap, available snacks and inexpensive breakfasts. In many ways, it’s like staying at a hotel but you’ll feel a lot more at home.
Consider A Cruise
Cruises are very often all-inclusive and they’re great for family trips. Unlike staying at a resort, you get to visit multiple sites plus enjoy the adventure of being on a boat, but you’ll also likely be able to take advantage of a kids club (think all-inclusive childcare) and meal plans. That means you’re paying a set price for activities and food but with greater flexibility than you otherwise might have. There are also dozens of on-board activities on cruise ships to keep everyone entertained.
What families really want out of a vacation is a low-stress experience; not too much walking, not too many fancy restaurants, not too many places to be. Families want to relax, not listen to the kids whine, and enjoy the scenery. All-inclusive vacations offer precisely this – the necessary activities, flexible food options, and endless destination options. It’s the perfect solution for everyone.