All Inclusive Resorts May Not be What they Seem?
When you book an all-inclusive vacation you envision a getaway from everything - including worrying about money and how much meals or drinks are costing you. The reality? If you select the wrong resort, you may have bland food, limited drinks, restrictions on restaurants and/or frequency you can visit restaurants during your stay, substandard rooms and hidden costs.
The "all" in "all-inclusive" doesn't mean everything to some resort brands. Some only include basic activities, food and drinks - They charge extra for premium alcohol, specialty restaurants, use of your in-room safe, room service and more. Some will even restrict you how many pool towels you can check-out and require you to return them each day in exchange for your room key or you will be charged a fee for unreturned towels or lost card.
All-Inclusive vacations can be a much cheaper option than arranging lodging, and paying for your meals and drinks as you go, but you have to know what you are looking for or you may arrive and have extra fees that increases your "good deal" and original budget you allotted for.