If you’re dreaming of celebrating the holidays in a tropical and laid-back setting without worrying about cooking or cleaning, nothing beats spending Christmas and New Year’s Eve at an all-inclusive resort. While others will be freezing in the cold, you’ll be enjoying the sun in the tropics.
Cuba, Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic are among the most popular destinations for an all-inclusive vacation during the holidays. Whether you’ll be hanging at the beach, by the pool, with your significant other, as a family or with friends, here are seven reasons to pick this kind of trip this year.
1. To enjoy fantastic weather
When it comes down to making the most of your Christmas break, nothing beats soaking up the sun in a tropical paradise. The Caribbean islands are well known for their pleasant year-round weather, making them an ideal destination for a winter getaway. Your next step is to convince your friends and family to join you for this beach holiday.
2. To take a break from cooking and washing dishes
Holiday feasts can be hit or miss depending on who's in charge of the kitchen, but guests at an all-inclusive resort can enjoy all the delicious options without the hassle. You won't even need to worry about cooking or cleaning up afterward!
Everything, from breakfast to dinner, is taken care of, giving you more time to focus on what matters most: relaxing and having a good time.
3. To taste new dishes
From traditional Caribbean dishes, such as gumbo and jambalaya, to flavours from around the world, such as Mexican and Italian cuisine, there’s always something interesting to eat at an all-inclusive resort.
Most resorts offer a buffet, which allows you to sample different dishes at the same meal. Guests can also expect a special menu on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.
4. To take advantage of the beach
Sunny destinations all share the same attractions: the beach and the sea! Make sure to fill up on vitamin D before flying back home.
Enjoy long walks on the beach or lay out in the sun and let the sun's rays warm your heart and soul. Spend as much time as possible swimming in the ocean or one of the resort's many pools.
5. To try out unique activities and sports
If you're feeling adventurous, why not try some water sports and activities like swimming with dolphins, windsurfing, or even going on a catamaran trip? Alternatively, you could consider land-based activities, such as off-roading in a Jeep or side-by-side vehicle (SSV).
Don't be shy about asking if the all-inclusive resort you're staying at offers lessons in any of the activities you're interested in doing, no matter your level of experience. You never know—you might find a brand-new hobby!
6. To sample exotic cocktails
Holiday cheers aren't the same without a tropical drink in hand. From beach-y rum-based cocktails to a refreshing glass of sangria, bartenders at all-inclusive resorts will always come up with an exciting drink for you to try.
You can't go wrong with these three classic "resort cocktails": mojitos, pina coladas, or daiquiris. You can also order the virgin version, which is alcohol-free. Raise a glass to the new year while sipping on your favourite cocktail!
7. To dance and party
One of the hallmarks of an all-inclusive resort is its lively atmosphere. Dancing the night away is the best way to get into the fiesta vibe, with many resorts offering live music or DJs to keep the party going.
The most popular dances in the Caribbean to get your groove on include salsa, bachata and reggaeton, but don’t be surprised by the occasional line dancing.
For extraordinary memories that will last a lifetime
Your friends and family will be green with envy when they see your Christmas photos featuring palm trees and holiday decorations.
There's no better way to ring in the New Year in style than by spending Christmas and New Year's Eve at an all-inclusive resort. You will get to enjoy the best of everything the season has to offer, from the weather to the food to the activities to the events to the spectacular fireworks show. Gather your friends and family for an unforgettable trip filled with memories that will last a lifetime.
Always remember to purchase travel insurance before your trip.