Finding a good deal on an all inclusive hotel can make the difference between being able to jet off somewhere sunny or staying at home. Accommodation that includes drinks, meals and activities in the overall price means no surprises when it comes to the final bill! Not all offers are created equal and there are some destinations that have really perfected the all inclusive package. For a quick peek at where these are, check out the list below.
Turkey is such a versatile all inclusive destination. It's celebrated as somewhere that caters for families, couples and groups alike, with popular resorts like Marmaris.
Years ago, Marmaris was just a small fishing village, but these days it has grown into a thriving port city. The essential facts about Marmaris are it's about 60 miles from Dalaman Airport, so it's not too hard to reach once you land. It's home to all kinds of accommodation, but the bulk of it is three-star hotel and it's a great destination for scuba diving, snorkelling (Baca Sea Cave is one of the best spots), as well as parasailing and windsurfing.
This gorgeous Mediterranean island is another destination holidaymakers looking for all inclusive hotels should consider. One of the best things about it is that it combines great beaches and sun with a really decent mix of cultural and historical attractions, so it's virtually impossible to get bored.
As an added bonus, there's some great nightlife in the lively resorts in the east, while there's plenty of scope for an ultra-quiet holiday if you head to the west. You can use this rule to help you find the right kind of beach too; bustling beaches are generally located in the east, while tranquil, secluded coves are dotted around the western peninsula.
As a tip, if the former catches your eye, you should definitely head to Phinikoudes Beach, which has Blue Flag status. Around 500 m long, it's lined with lovely cafes, and there's plenty of nightlife here too.
Culture vultures, meanwhile, should make a beeline for the Tombs of the Kings in Paphos. This vast network of burial chambers doesn't actually house the remains of royalty, despite its name (its title comes from the grandeur of the place) - but it's incredibly impressive nonetheless. Before you go, be mindful the tombs are spread over a large area, so you need to be prepared to do a bit of walking.
Last, but not least, we have Egypt. This is somewhere you really benefit from going all inclusive, since without doing so trips can easily become pretty expensive. There are several resorts that have a good reputation for their all inclusive hotels, with Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghuda ranking among the best.
Perched on the Sinai Peninsula, the former is fantastic if you're looking for somewhere luxurious to stay. It's also a really incredible place to scuba dive (check out Ras Mohammed National Park in particular), so if you're into your water sports, it may well top your list.
Hurghuda is on the Red Sea Riviera and is known for its wide variety of accommodation. The good thing about this area is there's scope for shaping your holiday, since you can find hotels in really quiet areas, as well as bustling beachfront establishments.