If you’re planning a holiday, the chances are you’ll be looking for the best value break for your money…Who wouldn’t? A common dilemma for holidaymakers though is deciding which type of holiday to book whether it be self catering or all inclusive. Often this can depend on where it is you want to go, how long you want to go for and how much you are willing to spend. So lets have a look at the advantages and disadvantages of both options:
Self catering gives you the luxury of spontaneity. All inclusive requires you to be in a certain place at a certain time for your meals and in some hotels you can only drink until a specific time. With self catering, you have the freedom to eat and drink wherever you like with the luxury of exploring the culture and nightlife of your destination too. Also, there’s no need for an alarm to make sure you get your breakfast before it is stopped being served. Some destinations have better self catering apartments and hotels than others. If you are looking for a holiday to Greece, apartments to rent in Kefalonia are very reasonably priced.
Firstly, when on holiday most people see it is a time to eat and drink what they want. When staying at a self catering resort, it can be quite expensive if you love to eat and drink! Again, this depends on the area you are in as some countries have cheaper groceries than others. If you are travelling with children, you need to consider how many ice creams they will want each day. We all go on holiday to experience new things, but the costs start to accelerate when you have multiple mouths to feed. Self catering can seem very cheap when you have just booked your resort and flights so make sure you budget for these extra costs.
All inclusive holidays tend to include everything, from your flights and accommodation to food, drink and entertainment. Whilst it may seem expensive initially, you will be comforted by the fact that there won’t be too many extra costs when you leave the UK. This is very appealing especially for larger families. It’s amazing how an ice cream here and a can of pop there, can soon add up when you’re away for a week or two, but that’s something you haven’t got to worry about being all inclusive! Travelling all-inclusive is great for those who only want to take minimal amounts of cash away with them, and not have to worry about losing their money.
While many hotels offer brilliant all-inclusive packages which include everything you need, some have limitations and hidden extras which may catch you out if you haven’t budgeted for them. This is why it is so important for you to know exactly what is included in the package before travelling. If you love to taste the local cuisine and experience the culture, you need to think carefully about whether an all-inclusive break would suit you.