There are pros and cons with both the all-inclusive and the pay-as-you-go vacation types. Weigh them before deciding on one over the other.
Pros of All-Inclusive Vacations
- All-inclusive vacations are popular because of convenience. One price covers all your meals, drinks and accommodations. This can help with your budgeting and peace of mind.
- All-inclusive resorts usually offer safety and more amenities. In most cases, the resorts provide quality accommodations and service.
Cons of All-Inclusive Vacations
- All-inclusive resorts tend to be more expensive.
- You may not be able to enjoy the culture of the destination. All-inclusive resorts are often insulated from their surroundings.
Pros of Pay-as-You-Go Vacations
- You can see the sights that you want to see and eat in restaurants other than those on your resort. You are in control of your vacation, not your resort.
- If you do not plan to spend your vacation drinking, eating and partying, pay-as-you-go may be less expensive.
Cons of Pay-as-You-Go Vacations
- You may have to leave the resort to find places to eat or to buy groceries.
- Pay-as-you vacations are not cashless. You will have to keep money or credit cards on you. You may have to consider exchange rates and learn foreign currency denominations.
All-inclusive resorts may be beneficial for those on tight budgets and who want a single price that will cover all of their needs. Pay-as-you-go may be better suited for vacationers who want to see more than just the resort and who feel comfortable traveling off the resort.