Where to vacation at sea with all inclusive abroad in 2022. And is it possible to find a decent all inclusive. We decided to collect the base of the best hotels in this segment, available now. And also to tell about the features of hotel service in different countries and prices in the current season.

What all inclusive means

Probably it is clear to you what is behind the concept “all inclusive”. But before we begin our review, let us briefly describe what it means. “All inclusive” or in English all inclusive – this is primarily a designation of the type of food at the hotel.

Hoteliers have the following standard types of meals and their designations:

  • RO – no meals
  • HB – breakfast, dinner
  • LHB – breakfast, lunch
  • FB – breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Al (all inclusive) – all inclusive or all meals. It is breakfast, lunch, dinner on schedule, free access to snacks in between and drinks in the bars.

But “all inclusive” is not only meals, but also free access to hotel infrastructure. And here it all depends on the particular hotel. It’s a question of animation, spa procedures, entertainment.

In some hotels, an all inclusive package may not include alcohol (or include only locally-produced alcohol), and meals at special restaurants inside the hotel (a la carte) and some spa procedures may have to be paid for separately.

There is even a separate category UAl (ultra all inclusive) – when there are no restrictions on alcohol, food and spa services.

All-inclusive countries

All inclusive is suitable for spa and beach holidays when most of the time you are not going to leave the hotel. In this case, the advantages of this system are undeniable.

You can relax – no need to look for where to eat and have fun. Once you pay, you do not count the money and do not deny yourself anything until you return home.

Hotels “all inclusive” can be found in many countries where beach holidays are popular. By the way, this format was invented in the Caribbean for American tourists in the middle of the last century.

For many European countries, the benchmark is the Turkish resorts. Having a wide range of hotels, the Turks beat other countries in price. At the same time offering a decent quality.

But it is possible to have a good rest with an all-inclusive offer not only in Turkey. Decent choice is in Egypt, Greece, UAE, Dominican Republic – read on and we will tell you more about these and other countries.

On the features of “all inclusive” for each tourist destination, we will tell you below. Particularly on the example of specific hotels that have earned high ratings.

Turkey

All-inclusive in Turkey is widespread in hotels of different stars and format – both family and adult hotels. It is believed that in a good Turkish hotel must be a lot of diverse food, alcohol, several pools with slides and bar, animation program for children and adults.

When choosing an option, always read the reviews! In a budget all-inclusive hotel, you can easily encounter poor quality food, drinks and queues in the restaurants.

The best family hotels in Turkey

  • Haydarpasha Palace 5* (Alanya)
  • Granada Luxury Resort & Spa 5* (Alanya)
    Seven Seas Hotel Life 5* (Kemer)
  • Club Hotel Phaselis Rose 5* (Kemer)
  • Rixos Premium Tekirova 5* (Kemer)
  • Nirvana Dolce Vita Luxury 5* (Kemer)
  • Pirate’s Beach Club 5* (Kemer)

Best Adult-Only Hotels in Turkey

  • Commodore Elite Suites & Spa 5* (Side)
  • Adam & Eve 5* (Belek)
  • Orange County Resort 5* (Akumal)
  • Elite World Marmaris 4* (Kemer)
  • Sunprime C-Lounge 5* (Alanya)

Egypt

Egypt is Turkey’s main all-inclusive competitor.

If you do not want to deny yourself anything, choose a five-star hotel. Free meals will be available not only in the dining room, but also on the beach and on the way to the excursion. In 4-star hotels you may encounter limitations in terms of dining room schedules and eating places.


Steigenberger Alcazar 5* (Sharm El Sheikh)

A new hotel with beautiful modern interiors, opened in 2017. Operates on ultra all inclusive. There are 2 large buffet restaurants and 5 à la carte restaurants (A la Carte) with Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine. The hotel has a spacious beach and three heated pools for winter swimming. For younger guests two pools and a club with animators. Large spa center with a wide variety of procedures for women and men. The hotel now has the highest marks and very many rave reviews.

FUN&SUN FAMILY Seagate Aqua 5* (Sharm El Sheikh)

A luxurious Ultra all inclusive complex. It has 6 restaurants and 9 bars with Italian, French and Lebanese cuisine. The hotel focuses on family holidays – there is a menu for children, an entertainment club by age, a water park and children’s pools. Parents will also find something to do. The hotel is located next to a coral reef – a pontoon leads to it from the shore (though very long). On the territory of seven swimming pools, including heated. Guests praise spa treatments. Regular entertainment programs – sports in the daytime and entertaining shows in the evenings.

Rixos Sharm El Sheikh 5* (Sharm El Sheikh)

An ultra all inclusive hotel of the famous Rixos chain. Holds a high quality brand throughout. Has a beautifully decorated area, a large beach with a long pier and a coral reef. The hotel has 11 pools, 7 restaurants and 5 bars. It now has a status of 16+, you can relax from the bustle of children. Meals in restaurants for every taste, always a variety of dishes (this is admired by many). The staff is friendly and helpful. The condition of the rooms is excellent. There is a fitness center and of course a spa.

Royal Albatros Moderna 5* (Sharm El Sheikh)

An all inclusive hotel with a family concept. Basically, it has everything for what people fly to rest in Egypt (food, spa, beach and reef). Its advantage is a large shallow water, suitable for small guests, and the presence of water entertainment in the pools. The spacious area of the hotel is well filled functionally and visually. The price for a vacation is quite democratic. However, the hotel has a lot of positive feedback from guests.

Tropitel Sahl Hasheesh 5* (Hurghada)

Another decent and inexpensive five-star all inclusive hotel, now in Hurghada. It has four pools, heated, including a children’s pool. There is a special indoor pool 18+ with an alcohol bar. A variety of food – Mexican, Italian and Indian cuisine. Reviews often praise the staff and entertainment at the hotel.

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Cyprus

In general, “all-inclusive” meals are not very common in Cyprus (2 or 3 meals a day is more common). Hotels in the 5* segment are also quite scarce. The prices already European, though in cost at times even drinks are not included.

And even so “all-inclusive” is still more convenient, than constantly to look for food outside the hotel. There are excellent fish and meat dishes – a variety of kebabs souvlaki, steaks and cutlets with different sauces. In contrast to Egypt and Turkey, hotels rarely use animation and beach bars, sun loungers here are often paid.

Want to get positive emotions from a holiday in Cyprus with all inclusive – pay attention to these options:

The Royal Apollonia 5* (Limassol)

Elegant hotel on the first line with a sandy beach. It has its own spa center. You can have fun outside the hotel, nearby clubs and stores. Guests praise the food – an extensive menu, alcohol, Korean and Japanese cuisine. There is a bar by the pool. A good choice for families – the hotel has a children’s club and swimming pool.

Tsokkos Papantonia Hotel Apartment 3* (Protaras)

A budget family hotel where you can book a room with all inclusive. He is not on the 1st line, but 400 meters from the sandy beach. The hotel has swimming pools, playground and gym. You can walk to the surroundings and the center of Protaras.

Greece

Greece is much larger than Cyprus and has a huge number of all-inclusive resort hotels. To be all inclusive, it is better to give preference to the four and five. Although conditional all inclusive (actually three meals a day) is in two-shki.
Main Greek tourist directions:

  • Kos
  • Corfu
  • Crete
  • Rhodes
  • Peloponnese
  • Halkidiki

If you want to save money, look at the islands of Rhodes and Crete. Prices for package tours there are traditionally lower than in other regions. In any case, you will get an amazing Greek cuisine with natural local products.

Yes, for the sake of this you can return to Greece again and again. But for the Wi-Fi can be asked to pay separately, also not all unambiguously with the free sun loungers. It all depends on the specific hotel and its stardom.

Recommended by us hotels with three islands, where you get the full range of services on an all-inclusive system:

Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort 5* (Crete)

The hotel is situated on the slope of a delightful bay right by the shore. The hotel has four restaurants and several bars. There are swimming pools, playgrounds and a club for children. The highlight of the hotel is its water park with slides of varying degrees of extreme.

Mayia Exclusive Resort and Spa 5* (Rhodes)

New all inclusive hotel for adults. Suitable for romantic vacations. Fly to Mayia Exclusive to feel that your life is a success. Modern architecture and interiors, you can see that the design and construction were done by real professionals of their business. Needless to say, take a look at the photos, or better yet, go see it for yourself. Many restaurants and bars, a nightclub. Of course there is a spa and fitness. The staff are 100% 5 star rated.

Primasol Louis Ionian Sun 4* (Corfu)

An all inclusive hotel on the 1st line. A lot of good reviews from family tourists. Swimming pools for children and adults, a restaurant with Mediterranean cuisine, children’s playground, animation and spa. Guests praise the cleanliness of the cleaning and the work of the staff. The hotel has a small equipped beach with a bar and sun loungers are free.

UAE

The UAE is not the most budget-friendly all-inclusive country.

Keep in mind, for the same price, flying a tour to Egypt, you get more. Animation is not common here. Wi-Fi is usually an extra cost. The country itself is expensive, and there are no own products, they are brought from other countries.

But there is a good reason to book an all-inclusive package if you are going to visit beach resorts in Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah (i.e. not only for Dubai). You won’t be able to afford the food outside the hotel.
Where to go in the Arab Emirates on an all-inclusive basis. Here are a couple of worthwhile 5-star hotels on the front line:

Ajman Saray, A Luxury Collection Resort 5* (Ajman)

An option with excellent ratings. Every review confirms the impeccable status of a 5-star hotel. Several restaurants and a varied menu, there is also a pub and cafe. The food is liked by many people. Clean beach, comfortable sun loungers, swimming pool. You can fly families, there is a children’s club. Spacious rooms and professional staff.

InterContinental Fujairah Resort 5* (Fujairah)

A new hotel, works since 2017. Spacious rooms, equipped with everything you need. Near the mountains, clean beach with a gentle entrance, (many note this advantage). Sun loungers are always enough for everyone. There are three heated swimming pools. The hotel has a children’s playground, club, babysitters. A varied menu, there is something for children to choose from.

Dominican Republic

The Caribbean and “all inclusive” just made for each other. In these paradisiacal places, exotic fruits are in abundance. Restaurants have a large selection of fish and seafood, of course there are also meat dishes. Hospitable bars with local soft and alcoholic drinks. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

It is customary for hotels to serve around the clock. As for entertainment, they also abound: animation, live music evenings, sports activities. Snorkeling and fishing are usually at extra charge.

A selection of hotels recommended by tourists:

Riu Palace Bavaro 5* (Punta Cana)

A large hotel on the picturesque Arena Gorda Beach in Punta Cana. Suitable for families, it has animation, children’s club, spa center. The advantage of this hotel is that residents have the opportunity to visit the Splash Water World water park for free. The restaurants have a large selection of dishes, guests praise seafood delicacies and exotic fruits, while there is always a traditional menu that is suitable for children. Guests appreciated the work of staff and animation.

Barcelo Bavaro Beach 5* (Punta Cana)

Hotel of the format 18+. On the territory of the paradise beach on the coast of Bavaro, several restaurants and bars. Tasty food in abundance, high-quality alcohol. Many options for active entertainment – windsurfing, kayaking, mini-golf, diving, animation.

The guests of this hotel can use the entertainment of the big complex of Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort hotels – casino, disco, sports bar, entertainment program.

Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace 4* (La Romana)

Hotel with a large area buried in the tropics. Nine restaurants and many bars with delicious non-alcoholic and alcoholic cocktails. A great variety of dishes, different cuisines of the world, tropical fruits. You can explore the underwater world, there is a diving center. There are swimming pools for adults and children. Rent of catamarans and boats. A varied animation and entertainment program.

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Cuba

Cuba is located next door to the Dominican Republic and has a similar nature. But the level of service here is much lower. Going to Cuba, be prepared for the fact that even the “luxury” 5 * hotels with all inclusive look outdated.

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In Varadero we recommend Iberostar Selection Varadero 5*

A large complex near the beach in Varadero (wide line and white sand). Many activities: pools for adults and children, children’s club, fitness and spa centers, golf course, animation. Several restaurants with cuisines of different countries.

Guests praise the staff and food. From the hotel is easy to go to the center of Varadero by public transport.

Mexico

In Mexico with the “all inclusive” is full order, you can enjoy the service to the fullest. Good five-star hotels always have several restaurants with quality food and alcohol with unlimited meals. Hotels often have a buffet for breakfast, and lunches and dinners are a la carte restaurants.

Mexico has a large selection of decent hotels, many with their own unique concept. We have compiled a large list of five-star hotels that have been highly rated by tourists (default tours for 2, flights included):

  • Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa 5* (Akumal)
  • Sandos Caracol Eco Resort 5* (Playa del Carmen)
  • Barcelo Maya Grand Resort 5* (Puerto Aventuras)
  • Ocean Maya Royale 5* (Playa del Carmen)
  • Grand Oasis Cancun 5* (Cancun)
  • Grand Bahia Principe Coba 5* (Akumal)
  • Occidental at Xcaret Destination 5* (Riviera Maya)
  • Now Jade Riviera Cancun 5* (Cancun)
  • Occidental Royal Hideaway Playacar 5* (Playa del Carmen)

Maldives

Another all-inclusive paradise place, but already in Asia. The country has long been open to Russian tourists. Holiday format on small islands, where the whole island is often one resort, suggests that the hotel must provide the tourist with everything he needs.

All inclusive in the Maldives are three meals a day, free drinks in the cafe and often entertainment. Of entertainment – windsurfing and canoeing, as well as excursions to other islands and fishing. Alcohol comes at a fee and is free only on ultra all inclusive. There are spas and sports centers at the resorts.

The Maldives is a retreat away from the hustle and bustle and is suitable more for couples without children. You can fly a family, but keep in mind that there are no animators, water parks and other entertainment, aimed at children’s rest.

If you’re going to fly to the Maldives on an all-inclusive basis, choose the following island resorts:

Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa 4* (North Male Atoll)

The resort takes guests over 12 years old – a great place for lovers. Quiet, beautiful ocean and mesmerizing sunsets. Accommodation in villas over water around the island of North Male Atoll. A short transfer from the airport by boat. Amenities: snorkeling, diving, spa, beach relaxation. Restaurant with Arabic and Arabian cuisine. Bar with hammocks over the water. The hotel has only positive reviews.

Angsana Resort and Spa, Velavaru 5* (Daalu Atoll)

The resort has two types of accommodation – in villas on the island of South Nilandhe and on the water in the distance from the island. The villas on the water have pools and hammocks over the water. There is a wellness center, several restaurants and bars. The hotel has its own diving center and water sports center, clubhouse and playground for children. Tourists choose this hotel because of the villas on the water. They have everything you need, even a separate reception, restaurant and spa. But you can also drive to the island (boats go every hour).

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa 5* (Ari Atoll)

Hotel on South Ari Atoll. A wide selection of villas: on land and water, with a pool, family. Branded alcohol, cigarettes, excursions, internet access, fitness with a trainer, snorkeling equipment, windsurfing lessons, a daily $100 bonus at the spa are available for guests on an all-inclusive basis. Guests note the good food, the resort has three restaurants, 14 kinds of themed buffets with a separate rack for children.

Tunisia

Tunisia has always been a cheaper alternative to Egypt and Turkey.

Hotel areas are spacious and contain mini water parks. Many people go to Tunisia for spa procedures. Service of Tunisian hotels is rated low and it is recommended to book a hotel at least 4 stars.

Hotels in Tunisia with good reviews:

Iberostar Mehari Djerba 4* (Djerba)

Hotel with a huge area, which is surrounded by a garden. There is direct access to the beach. Spa and fitness centers, swimming pools, restaurants and bars (including beach). Children – water park, club, animation. Guests like the area of the hotel and the abundance of sun loungers on the beach. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Sentido Bellevue Park 5* (Sousse)

Wide beach near Port el Kantaoui. On-site swimming pools, fitness and spa centers. For children working team of animators. Meals in restaurants to suit all tastes. Guests praise the work of the staff, food and the beach. Tourists return to this hotel several times.

Bulgaria

All inclusive in Bulgaria does not indulge in refinements. It is familiar for us European cuisine, three meals a day according to the schedule and drinks only within the restaurant. But Bulgaria in principle finds its own customer, for example, families who need the usual children’s menu.

Budget holiday at Golden Sands. More entertainment at the resort of Sunny Beach. It is also worth paying attention to all-inclusive hotels in Albena.

Here is a list of hotels with good reviews:

  • Moonlight 5* (St. Vlas)
  • Marina Grand Beach 5* (Golden Sands)
  • SOL Nessebar Palace 5* (Nessebar)
  • Helena Sands 5* (Sunny Beach)
  • Helena Park 5* (Sunny Beach)

Jordan

Jordan is open, but air service has not been fully restored. Before the pandemic, Jordan was an attractive low-cost destination. There are impressive ancient monuments, and there is also the opportunity for a cure at the Dead Sea.

Hotels even with five stars in Jordan do not shine with luxury. Alcohol and juices with all inclusive may be charged. Animation is not common. On the Red Sea, we recommend choosing hotels in the first line with its own beach and at least 4 stars (and there are so many of them).

It is better to pay attention to the following 5-star hotels:

Intercontinental Aqaba 5* (Red Sea)

Hotel on the shores of the Red Sea with its own beach, near the center of Aqaba. The beach has clean white sand and shallow entrance. There are two playgrounds and a club, swimming pools, Jacuzzi, fountains, spa. The food is varied and the staff is friendly and helpful.

Al Manara Luxury Collection 5* (Red Sea)

Elegant interiors with local colors, large area. Suitable for a quiet rest. The guests praised the food, there is something to choose for children. We provide entertainment: windsurfing, diving, fishing, animation, spa. For the littlest ones there is a game room and separate pools. The hotel is new, the reviews are only positive.