An All Inclusive package can be a great money saving option when planning your holiday. All inclusive deals include meals and snacks, normally from roughly 8am to 11pm. They will also normally include local alcoholic and none alcoholic drinks.
An all-inclusive holiday is a particularly good option for families as keeping the kids cool with cold drinks and ice creams through the day can actually put a large dent in your summer holiday spending money. Entertainment and none motorised water sports are often also included so there is plenty to keep the kids (and the grownups) out of trouble!
You will normally find that an All Inclusive package is quite a bit more expensive than self-catering, but the extra money spend now will save you a lot of expense later on. It is so easy to overspend on your holiday budget and that can put a real dampener on the later part of your holiday if you start having to be really careful. An all inclusive trip can be a particularly good option in the euro zone where exchange rates can lead to budgets being stretched.
The only real downside of AI is that having all meals included makes it difficult to explore the restaurants outside the resort. While of course you are free to miss meals and check out other restaurants you are effectively paying twice for your meal. Self catering can still be a good option if you want the freedom to eat where you like and if you can either keep to a strict budget or don’t really need to budget.