Consider An Inclusive Resort Vacation

Get Away To Riu Resorts!


An inclusive resort vacation makes for great family fun.

Have you escaped to one recently?

We recently got back from vacation at the Sheraton Vistana Resort in Orlando. While that is much fun, it does not come close to an inclusive vacation.



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My Family At Holy Land Experience, Orlando

Stayed at Sheraton Vistana Resort


My family has stayed at resorts in several places: Orlando, Myrtle Beach, Williamsburg and Flagstaff. We have stayed at properties belonging to both Starwood Vacations and Wyndham.

Unfortunately, my wife and I are the only ones who have stayed at an inclusive hotel in the Bahamas, with access to the amenities of the world-renowned, Atlantis Resort.

We have certainly gotten the feel of a resort vacation and with one inclusive resort stay under our belts (my wife has two, as she spent 7 days at the Holiday Inn Sunspree, Montego Bay, Jamaica), we know that every family should desire one.


Why Choose Inclusive Resort Vacations?

Resorts come packed with great amenities for families to enjoy:

*several pools (including kiddies pools);

*slides;

*miniature golf;

*game rooms for kids;

*tennis courts;

*basketball courts;

*lazy rivers; and,

*just a relaxing atmosphere.


When you add all the above to the fact that all your meals and drinks are included (at least all that you will ever need), then you see why this type of vacation is a winner.

A non-inclusive resort is also good, but when you total food cost, you find yourself losing very quickly.

Some people like us prefer an inclusive family Caribbean cruise.

If you are looking to visit one place and just relax, go for the inclusive resort.

If you desire a little more, then you need a cruise ship vacation.

The inclusive resort vacation is nearly as good as a family cruise vacation. And you will find many similarities and some differences.


Sunscape Splash Montego Bay


Inclusive Caribbean Cruise vs. Inclusive Resort Vacation 


1. One price covers accommodations and food (2 most expensive items). 

2. One price covers most on-campus activities. 

3. You get to visit the beach - cruises make beach stops among others, while in most cases, a Caribbean inclusive resort is located on or near the beach. 

4. For both inclusive Caribbean cruise and inclusive resort vacation, you may pay extra for other types of excursions. 

5. Both inclusive cruises and inclusive resorts offer a family friendly vacation with special activities for the kids. 

6. Both offer you an opportunity to meet new people - the natives - and learn a little of their culture. However, an inclusive Caribbean cruise takes you to several new places which means that you get to meet several groups of people.

With an inclusive resort vacation you will visit just one island. However, you may have a richer time of interaction with the local people, since you will be in that one place longer than someone on a Caribbean cruise.

Nevertheless, whichever one you choose, both types of vacation are perfect for the family! 


Top Caribbean Inclusive
Resort Companies

Secrets St. James, Jamaica


The Caribbean is famous for its mix of inclusive resorts and there are some companies that really stand out.

Whenever I think of a Caribbean resort vacation, these companies come readily to mind: Sandals, Beaches (having the same owner) and the RIU Group.


Sandals & Beaches Inclusive Resort Vacation Offerings 

Sandals & Beaches resorts are known all over the world as providing the perfect Caribbean vacation for couples, families and children.

The resort chain has two distinct brands: Sandals Resorts, geared mainly for inclusive romantic vacations, honeymoons, weddings, and fun for couples in general; and Beaches Resorts, offering quality and luxurious accommodations to families - including children of all ages. 


Sandals Resort Escapes

Caribbean Islands

Sandals Properties

Jamaica

Sandals Montego Bay 

Sandals Royal Caribbean 

Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa 

Sandals Whitehouse 

Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort 

Sandals Royal Plantation 

Sandals Carlyle Inn 


St. Lucia

Sandals La Toc Golf Resort and Spa 

Sandals Grande St. Lucian 

Sandals Halcyon Beach St. Lucia 


Antigua

Sandals Grande Antigua Resort 


The Bahamas

Sandals Royal Bahamian 

Sandals Emerald Bay - Great Exuma 


Riu Ocho Rios


Beaches Inclusive Resort Vacation Opportunities

Caribbean Island

Beaches Properties

Jamaica

Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club 

Beaches Negril 

Beaches Sandy Bay 


Turks & Caicos Islands

Beaches Turks & Caicos Islands 



RIU Vacation Resort Offerings

The Riu resort vacation experience is spreading like wildfire! Everyone whom I know to have visited a RIU inclusive resort comes away all wowed!

The votes are in and the consensus is that Riu resort vacations are just awesome! 

Riu inclusive hotels offer your family an unlimited vacation experience - imagine the finest cuisines, beaches, sports, shows and entertainment, and activities for all - without having to worry about the cost.

Riu inclusive resorts are ideally located in natural surroundings and are generally found on the beach.

Your family will enjoy every Riu vacation home to the fullest and intensely savor everything around you! 


Riu Palace Jamaica


RIU Inclusive Caribbean Resort Vacation Opportunities

Caribbean Island

Riu Properties

Aruba

Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive 


The Bahamas

Riu Palace Paradise Island Resort 


Dominican Republic

Riu Palace Punta Cana

Riu Palace Macao

Riu Melao

Riu Bachata Inclusive Resort

ClubHotel Riu Mambo

Riu Merengue Inclusive Resort

Riu Naiboa 


Jamaica

Riu Montego Bay Inclusive Resort 

Riu Negril Inclusive Resort 

Riu Palace Tropical Bay Resort 

Riu Ocho Rios Inclusive Resort 


Sunscape Sabor Cozumel


I believe that you are ready for an inclusive land vacation.

While I prefer an inclusive Caribbean cruise, I know that an inclusive resort, ideally located "on" the Caribbean Sea and surrounded by all things tropical, is very inviting.


We hope that we have helped you a little with the information on this page and the links included.

I can now guarantee one thing: wherever you choose to take your family, you will have an unforgettable inclusive resort vacation. 


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