All in: Ultra all-inclusive explored

Ultra all-inclusive explored
All-inclusive holidays – good value and convenience, yes! But it doesn’t end there! All-inclusive holidays continue to tick these boxes whilst the recent breed of ultra all inclusive has provided a luxury makeover.

It really is easy to see the attraction of an all-inclusive holiday. You pay for everything upfront, so you don’t have to reach for your purse or wallet during the entire trip. If you’re looking for a hassle free holiday without having to plan or budget for your in resort spends, then you should definitely consider an all-inclusive holiday. Ultra all-inclusive hotels are perfect for those looking for high quality hospitality and service in a luxury setting. In the evening, you can enjoy five-star shows and entertainment, while some hotels even give you a real glimpse into how the other half live with butler service!
Here are just a few of the highlights that can come with an all-inclusive holiday…

1. Food and drink

Food and drink at the Rixos - Sharm el-Sheikh
Today’s ultra-all-inclusive holidaymakers can enjoy the flexibility of 24 hour dining experiences accompanied by drinks using premium alcohol brands as standard at most hotels.

They are also able to dine around, with many resorts offering different styles of cuisine at a choice of speciality restaurants. The Rixos resort in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, for example, has two main restaurants and seven a la carte restaurants – serving food from Italy, China, Japan, India, Turkey and more, as well as the traditional dishes of the local area. Following a multi-course dining experience, guests staying at the Rixos can sample the extensive cocktail menu at one of the hotel’s five bars. Fancy a nightcap? Rixos guests can also enjoy an in room mini bar stocked with complementary refreshments.

2. Activities and sport

Golf at the La Manga Club, MurciaAll those complimentary calories are going to need burning off, and all-inclusive resorts can offer a huge range of complimentary activities. You may even come home having learnt some new skills. The sporty La Manga Club in Murcia, Spain is geared towards the active – with three golf courses, a tennis centre with 28 courts, eight FIFA-standard football pitches and a huge spa and fitness centre. At the Majesty Mirage Park Resort Hotel near Antalya, Turkey, they add badminton, basketball, canoeing, sailing and archery to the mix. The activities at other all-inclusive resorts can range from art classes to circus skills, and yoga to tai chi.

3. Entertainment

All inclusive entertainment
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Go all-inclusive and you can expect to be kept entertained in the evening too – with music, dancing and shows. Guests at the Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park hotel in Fuerteventura, for example, invariably rave about the entertainment. There are live cooking shows by the hotel’s chefs, who will pass on the secrets of their native Canarian cuisine, a ten pin bowling alley, and, at night, the entertainment team presents different shows for all guests, including tribute acts, songs from the shows, acrobats, dancers and more.

4. Family

Families can enjoy themselves at the Holiday Village, RhodesHolidays are family time, but hard-working parents need a break too. Go all-inclusive and you will find plenty of activities to keep the kids happy – and you can rest easy knowing that even the smallest members of the family are having a holiday of a lifetime. These activities can go on from early morning to late in the evening – with kid’s clubs, crèches, discos and babysitting services all common. Child-friendly resorts offer big, family-sized suites, safe play areas, children’s menus, and hosted activities like sports, art, games and music. The Holiday Village Rhodes has its own adventure splash park, swim, stage and football academies – and the evening entertainment is designed exclusively for families staying at the Holiday Villages.

Published 19th November 2015

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