”We’re not into all-inclusive resorts.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this, and to be honest, I’ve said it plenty of times myself. Not any more! Yes, my family favors adventure travel and we prefer getting away from the crowds on vacation but, let me tell you something….You can have your cake and eat it too (and someone else has baked it, by the way!)
An all-inclusive resort can be many things. It can be a large beach resort with a water park and endless activities or it can be a remote jungle lodge that cooks up 3 amazing meals each day and provides kayaks and nature tours to its few guests. Both can make for very fun and relaxing family vacations where no one has to cook a thing or plan much at all. Now that’s a good trip if you ask me!
Here are just a few different examples to give you an idea of what could await you at your next destination. Let me know which you’d like to try!
NIMMO BAY WILDERNESS RESORT, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Nimmo Bay is a secluded, luxurious wilderness retreat in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia and is accessible only by air or water. Guests here can fish, kayak, hike, boat, and safely encounter wildlife like whales and grizzly bears.
GRAND VELAS RIVIERA NAYARIT, NUEVO VALLARTA, MEXICO
This is closer to what most people picture when you say all-inclusive resort. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is one of many wonderful all-inclusives located on a
long, beautiful stretch of beach north of Puerto Vallarta. Guests here will experience exceptional accommodation, service and dining, a spa, kids club, water sports, and yoga classes. It’s great for a truly relaxing vacation.
COPA DE ARBOL BEACH & RAINFOREST RESORT, OSA PENINSULA, COSTA RICA
Copa de Arbol is an eco-luxury resort on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica, accessible only by boat. It is located on a small cove with a beach for swimming or kayaking and day trips can take you zip-lining, horseback riding, snorkeling, or into the nearby, famously bio-diverse, Corcovado National Park. The resort has air-conditioned cabins steps from the beach, a pool, bar and restaurant and no more than 30 guests at a time.
CLUB MED PUNTA CANA, PUNTA CANA, DOMINCAN REPUBLIC
Club Med has so many great properties for families ranging from beach vacations in Mexico or Thailand to ski resorts in Europe. Club Med Punta Cana is located on a white sand beach alongside a turquoise lagoon and has a Cirque du Soleil inspired playground where kids and adults can try out circus skills. There are lots of other activities and a kids clubs for children as young as 4 months old.
GENERATIONS RIVIERA MAYA, QUINTANA ROO, MEXICO
Generations is an excellent choice for multi-generational trips in Mexico since accommodations include suites with up to 3 bedrooms.All of the accommodations here come with 24-hour butler service and gourmet all-inclusive dining is their hallmark. There are lots of land and water-based activities for kids and adults.
MORGAN’S ROCK HACIENDA & ECOLODGE, PLAYA OCOTAL, NICARAGUA
Morgan’s Rock, on the Southern Pacific Coast of Nicaragua, is heaven for nature lovers and surfers. Guests can fish, horseback ride, kayak, and safari into the jungle to see monkeys and other wildlife. The lodge features amazing open-air bungalows and almost all the food
served comes from their own farm.
Tempted yet? Give me a call!