Best All Inclusives for Festive Holiday Fun


Festive holiday fun is even better with sunshine. How about a trip to somewhere warm and sunny, in place of clearing the snow at home? Swap eggnog by the fire for a beachfront cocktail instead, and try one of these best all-inclusive resorts, best for festive holiday fun.

Jingle all the way


Another Christmas and New Year are looming, right around the jingle bell corner are thoughts of extended families, office parties, and, let’s face facts, pretty hard work. It can be just that, instead of a relaxed holiday break we find ourselves tail-chasing, and trying to please everyone, not to mention the list of gifts that we have yet to choose and purchase. The weather at this time of year can be pretty miserable too, often entailing hours of driving through it to get to our destination. We have a solution! Scrap that long list, say adios to the crowded shopping mall and the crawl of the freeway, and head somewhere nicer instead. Not just a vacation for you, but as a combined gift for the family too. After all, this is something they will really want! Choose one of these best all-inclusive resorts, for some real festive holiday fun.

Key points to look for before you book


Make a wishlist of what you want from your best all-inclusive Christmas vacation, and check it twice. Forget Hawaii at Christmas, everyone else has the same idea. If you’re looking for some warm weather, a clear and clean ocean to swim, dive and snorkel in, and still don’t want to blow the yearly vacation budget, then head for an all-inclusive resort in Mexico. Prices go up at peak holiday times, but it’s worth contacting the all-inclusive experts and checking out the offers before you decide on where to book. If you’re taking the whole family, check out the best kid’s entertainment, whether Santa will be paying a visit, and if there’s a nice festive tree to let him know where to place the gifts! Browse the seasonal menus too – availability of a Turkey enchilada can make or break the festive fun. Coupling up for Christmas? Then make sure it’s a romantic hotspot – and not teeming with three-year-old elves and helpers. Christmas themed cocktails should be more your concern!

Finest Playa Mujeres


The Finest Playa Mujeres resort has long been recognised and recommended as a leader in family all-inclusive resorts, it’s a firm favorite.

Here family members can design–and savor–their own experiences. Grown-ups can relax, recharge and indulge in the finer pleasures while the kids can play, learn and, most of all, laugh.

At Christmas time, there’s an extra-special reason to bring along another gift. Their Christmas Share Party means that you can join in at any time of the year. Bring a suitable toy, such as a soccer ball, doll, stuffed animals, games & puzzles, even clothes & shoes, school supplies are welcome. Then at Christmas, these gifts are given to less privileged local children between the ages of 3 and 17 years old. It’s a lovely way to give a little back. Besides giving, the resort offers a whole host of seasonal fun, and the kid’s activities are sure to keep the little ones busy, while you enjoy a relaxing time, topping up that tan knowing they are safely amused.

Dreams Playa Mujeres

Dreams resorts

Ten miles north of downtown Cancun sits the resort of Dreams Playa Mujeres where the entertainment is top notch all year round, and where you’re promised a Christmas and New Year to remember in a top rated resort that opened only a year ago. A fraught Christmas will seem world’s away as you relax in their amazing spa facilities where you can be pampered, steamed and massaged away before hitting the gourmet dining experiences including seven à la carte restaurants, one buffet, a grill and a café with an ice cream parlor. Now, would you rather choose from that or run up a sweat in your own kitchen rustling up turkey and trimmings for your extended family? We thought so.

Hotel Playa Fiesta


Perhaps you’re looking for somewhere small and intimate, to get away from the boisterous parties and big crowds of home. Then Choose a Christmas stay at Hotel Playa Fiesta in Puerto Vallarta. Good things come in small packages, and the Hotel Playa Fiesta is a truly charming destination to see in Christmas and the start of 2018 in style. We liked it so much it made one of our 10 Best… lists. An idyllic setting, and intimate enough to take over all of the twenty-eight bedrooms for your own private party – take along the whole family as a gift to all. Forget re-runs on TV and instead imagine the whole family lounging by the pool area after a long Christmas lunch – Mexican style.

Have we tempted you to book some sunshine for Christmas? Put it on your wish-list today!

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About Carol Byrne 30 Articles
Originally from Dublin, Carol has also lived in London and Wales before settling in Spain with her husband and family in 2006, and is published regularly on travel and more from her mountain-top home in the picturesque foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Driven by a passion for travel, history, other cultures, and sustainable living, she enjoys life with her family in a traditional and tiny village. She also blogs about her traditional village life, sparked by a passion for the diverse culture and history of Spain.

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