#10: Booking the wrong all-inclusive for your needs
Ten years ago, there weren’t that many all-inclusive resorts and the ones that did exist were all kind of the same. Today, all-inclusive resorts have grown tremendously and they all cater to different tastes and types of travelers. There are, of course, family resorts versus adults-only resorts. But, there are also resorts that focus on different things: foodie? wine lover? seclusion? party? There is a resort for you. At the end of the day, this is really the one thing that can completely ruin your vacation.
If you pick a resort that doesn’t meet your needs, you’re not going to have the same fulfilling vacation you could have had. Take the time to think about your priorities: what are you looking for for your trip? Are you looking for good food, pools to hang out in, unique rooms that doesn’t say “corporate” and a place to dine on lobster for free? Then you’re probably looking for something like a Sanctuary Cap Cana. Versus, if you’re looking for a place to meet others, cool design, go to bars at night, hang out in a lazy river and swim on the beach all day, perhaps you are looking for something like a Royalton Bavaro or similar. If you’re a family, you’re not going to want to stay at a property who promotes couples and romance on their website and vice versa. There truly is something for everyone and it ultimately comes down to your needs and your budget. Showing up to a place that is not what you expected or doesn’t offer the amenities you’re looking for can ruin your trip. Take the time to do the research, read reviews, or contact us and get our advice- we’re always happy to help!