Will an all inclusive really help us save money on our family vacation?

Ooh that’s a great question! Kids can be expensive little buggers, can’t they?

The answer is a resounding YES! Let’s face it, kids can be like little hoover vacuums when it comes to their appetite….at an all-inclusive you won’t be dragging out your wallet every 15 minutes to buy yet another snack or drink, and there are more than enough activities (including waterparks!) offered these days to keep them entertained for the entire trip (even your teens!) so you won’t be paying for pricey entertainment.

And there’s more good news! There’s a LOT of competition these days in the family-friendly all-inclusive resort market, so many all-inclusive resorts have lower rates for kids under 12, summer-time specials and discounts, and some even have ‘kids stay free‘ promotions.

Additionally, a trend we’re starting to see is the multi-family vacation (and an increase in family reunions), where two or more families share a Villa (many of which sleep from 12 to 20 persons) located at all-inclusive resorts, a great cost-sharing maneuver.

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