Pet Friendly All Inclusives?

Pet Friendly All Inclusives
Updated: Mar 9th, 2017

Admit it. The thought of leaving your pet while you take an all-inclusive vacation makes you anxious.

The good news is that you can bring your dog or cat, up to 25 lbs., and one per room, to ME Cancún Complete ME All Inclusive by MELIÁ. But it will cost you about $150 USD per night, plus a deposit of $350 USD per stay. Unfortunately, the all-inclusive resort will be closed from August – December.

The fact is that most all-inclusive resorts are NOT pet-friendly. Why? Because people who are on vacation don’t want to hear dogs barking in the middle of the night; they may experience this at home.

Even though you love your dog or cat, bringing them on vacation may not be an option. Read on to find out what to do with your pet since they’re not allowed at all-inclusive resorts.

What to do with Your Pet When You Leave for an All-Inclusive Vacation

Hire a Pet Sitter

If you fly with your pet (20 lbs. and under), they have to be placed in a pet carrier and shoved under the seat in front of you. Medium to larger dogs in kennels are kept in a section near the door of an airplane where baggage is placed. Kennels may be mishandled resulting in injury or death. It’s better to hire a pet sitter who comes into your home daily or stays in your home and cares for your pet.

Board Your Pet

Board your pet at your veterinarian, a specific pet hotel, or a large pet supplies store with a pet hotel. Costs range from $15-$35 per day; $20-$25 per day; and $35-$90 per day (pet hotels). Grooming costs from $20-$85 per weekly visit, depending on the service for a 6-8 week schedule. Dog walking costs from $10-$25 per day for one dog or a flat fee for two or more dogs.

Ask a Friend or Relative to Watch Your Pet

Ask a trusted friend or relative to care for your pet while you go on vacation. Like pet sitters, they can check on your dog or cat daily or stay in your home. Or, your family member or friend may choose to have your pet stay in their home.

All-Inclusive Resort: Leave Your Pet at Home

You love your pet and don’t want to be separated from them. However, pet-friendly all-inclusive vacations and beach resorts aren’t common. And keep in mind that your dog or cat may not like to travel. Leave them at home and go on vacation.

Over to you. Would you take your pet to a pet-friendly all-inclusive resort?

About Amandah Blackwell 3 Articles
As a storyteller (been writing since 2008), I write content (prefer a conversational style) mostly for the travel industry and get content and copy into shape, so that it’s ready to take-off, follow a desired course, and land at its destination. While this involves sitting at my desk (or even on a couch at a local coffee house) and being disciplined, I often daydream about my next adventure. I have an affinity for the UK along with hot temperatures, which is why I lived in Chandler, Arizona for a few years. In addition to being a blogger, content writer, copywriter and ghostwriter, I write children’s picture books and screenplays. These are my personal projects that are works in progress.

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