An All-Inclusive resort vacation are a dream! White sand beaches. Great service. Delicious food. Everything you could need is at your fingertips.
To keep that dream from turning into a nightmare, make sure to avoid these costly mistakes.
1. Choosing the wrong resort.
Don’t you do it. Don’t you dare book that resort without consulting a travel agent! While all-inclusive resorts vary widely based on service, food, amenities, and activities, the biggest considerations are location, theme, and guest demographics. It’s important to have a clear picture of what you want and plan from that view.
Just because you can eat three pounds of prime rib and a gallon of ice cream doesn’t mean you should. The same goes for trying every specialty drink on the menu. Keeping in mind that your body (and more specially, its internal functions) doesn’t know you are not at home. Think ahead an pack a little Liquid IV . Use moderation in what you eat and drink as you want to both enjoy and remember your vacation.
3. Staying at the resort the entire time.
Get out of your comfort zone! You already took the leap, take the steps, and get outside that resort. Most all-inclusive resorts are in a specific destination because of the beauty and culture, so plan an excursion to explore the area. And keep in mind that adrenaline helps to cement memories deeper into your brain!
4. Not getting to know the staff.
Learning the staff members’ names and a smile will go a long way toward making your vacation more enjoyable. Staff members who feel “seen” often go out of their way to help the people with whom they make a connection. Many resorts do allow tipping. Although it is NOT required. Be kind and exchange your currency at the airport so you can tip in the native currency. This will make it easier for the staff to use that well-earned cash. Currency info Click that link and find out more about the currency for your location.
5. Staying “plugged in”.
It’s time to put the phone down and turn the computer off. Remember your motivation for planning your vacation and be fully present in the moment. Take the long walk on the beach. Join in the pool aerobics, dance at the glow party, cheer for the fire spinner. Really dig into this experience. You won’t regret not having your phone in your face.
We would be remiss if we didn’t share what we think is the most important mistake to avoid: Skipping Travel Insurance! This is my favorite: http://Tripmate.com/wpN430F
Did you know your medical insurance doesn’t cover you once you are off American soil? That’s right. You’re not covered in case of a medical emergency. Trust me. Get travel insurance!
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