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Top 10 Questions to Ask when Selecting an All-inclusive Family Resort

Updated: Sep 9, 2023

If your family loves the beach, an all-inclusive resort is a great option where you can create lifelong vacation memories together. All-inclusive resorts are very popular because there is very little pre-planning required and once you arrive, you will have a plethora of activities to choose from. However, selecting the right resort for your family is going to be the most important choice you will need to make.

It’s important to point out that many all-inclusive resorts have different interpretations of what it means to be all-inclusive. So how do you find the best all-inclusive resort that’s right for your family?

Here are my top 10 questions to ask when selecting the right all-inclusive resort for your family:

1. Airport Transfers

Are airport transfers included? Do you have to share the vehicle with other passengers? Will the vehicle make stops at other hotels before arriving at your resort?

2. Alcohol

If alcohol is included, do you have to pay extra for premium brand liquors? Is the alcohol in your mini-bar included?

3. Restaurants/Bars

Are there places to eat and drink 24 hours a day? How many restaurants are onsite? Are the restaurants buffet-style or do they serve a la carte meals? Do they serve premium items like lobster and is it an upcharge? Is there an additional cost for dining at specialty restaurants? Is room service included?

4. Watersports

What type of water sports are included? Is there an extra fee for premium water sports like scuba diving?

5. Entertainment

What type of entertainment is available? Is the entertainment family-friendly and do they offer adult-only entertainment?

6. Land Sports

What type of land sports are included? If a resort guest wants to play golf, is a greens fee required or is it included with the cost of the resort stay?

7. Kids Club

What is the minimum age and requirements for the kids club? Are babysitters available for babies and toddlers? Are the counselors certified to handle children with special needs? Is there a teen club and what type of activities are available?

8. Waterpark

Do the resort guests have to pay to use the waterpark? Is the waterpark open to the public or is it exclusive to resort guests only?

9. Wifi

Do guests have to pay extra for wifi? Is wifi included in the room and public areas of the resort?

10. Gratuities and Taxes

Are gratuities and taxes included in the price? Do I have to tip the restaurant servers, bartenders, room service attendants and ground transportation drivers?

As you can see many resorts that call themselves all-inclusive may not actually include everything you would expect. If you are looking for the best quality all-inclusive resort that won't nickel and dime you for every little extra amenity, you'll definitely want to read up on the Top 6 Reasons why Families love BEACHES all-included Turks & Caicos Resort. This Sandals-owned resort is the top choice for families looking for a luxury destination with lots of included amenities.

For more information or to schedule a consultation to discuss a trip to BEACHES Turks & Caicos or any other luxury family vacation, please contact

Lissa Ryan is a Senior Travel Advisor with Kingdom Destinations specializing in luxurious family vacations. Lissa helps busy parents who want to create travel memories with their families through luxury travel experiences, but are too busy or overwhelmed with all the effort and research that is required to plan that perfect vacation.


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