An all-inclusive resort is a holiday resort that includes a minimum lodging, most alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, three meals daily, gratuities, and possibly other services in the price. Many also offer sports, non-motorized watersports, and other activities that are included in the price as well. Majority of the all-inclusive resorts are located in warmer regions of the world, particularly in the Caribbean. The inclusive model originated in the French Club Med resorts, which was founded in 1950 by the Belgian Gérard Blitz.
Many all-inclusive resorts are designed for specific vacation interests. For example, particular resorts cater to adults, while resorts that are even more specialized accept couples only. Other all-inclusive resorts are equipped toward families, with facilities like games rooms, craft centers, and water parks to keep children of all ages entertained. All-inclusive resorts are also favorite locations for destination weddings.
With all-inclusive resorts, there is nothing like having an entire week with nothing to worry about but which restaurant to eat at or pool to dip your toes in — mainly when payment has been made.
Below we highlight 7 cheapest countries for a seven-day all-inclusive holiday, ranked by average price in desscending order.
1. Bulgaria — £459
Bulgaria is the least expensive country for an all-inclusive holiday in summer 2018.
The resort is located on the Black Sea coast; Sunny Beach boasts sandy dunes — and is the seventh-cheapest resort for a seven-night all-inclusive holiday from the UK. A tourist can stay at the four-star Hotel Diamond for £229 per person, departing from London Stansted.
2. Morocco — £471
In Morroco, the least prices for an all-inclusive holiday can be found in Agadir, a city along Morocco’s southern Atlantic coast famed for its golf courses and beaches, and last year the average cost price dropped by 13%.
Seven-night prices begin from £284 per person for a four-star all-inclusive stay at Les Almohades Beach Resort Agadir departing from London Stansted.
3. Malta — £484
Malta is known as home to fortresses and temples. The country is an island in the central Mediterranean that offers an alternative to your typical tropical all-inclusive.
Prices from London Luton start at £323 per person.
4. Spain — £502
Spain is a well-known European country but its prices, and stunning beaches with crystal-blue water still make it worth a visit. Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava is the cheapest resorts, closely followed by Salou, Costa Dorada; Magaluf, Majorca; Torremolinos, Costa del Sol; and Cala d'Or, Majorca.
Deals start from £216 per person.
5. Greece — £518
Malia hotel on the island of Crete boasts the least expensive holiday destination in Greece, followed closely by Corfu. In general, package holidays to Crete have dropped in price by an average 13% when compared to last year.
You can head to Rebecca's Village in Sidari, Corfu for £250 per person when departing from London Stansted.
6. Portugal — £596
If you are headed to Portugal, you will find the best all-inclusive value in the Algarve. There you can get deals starting from £273 per person from London Stansted. Alternatively, if you are feeling more adventurous, you can head to Alvor, known to be one of the best places in Europe for skydiving.
7. Cyprus — £596
Cyprus is an island in the eastern Mediterranean. The prices of holiday package in Cyprus dropped by an average of 12% since last year.
Seven nights all-inclusive resort at the three-star Hylatio Tourist Village in Pissouri start at around £375 per person departing from London.