At Western & Oriental, we’re passionate about offering you true variety when it comes to travel experiences, but we know that for many - especially those travelling with kids in tow - value is key too. That’s why we’ve selected these 10 resorts, all of which offer all-inclusive packages that go beyond what you might expect. In settings from Mexico to Mauritius – and with activities on offer from dining at local restaurants to unlimited rounds of golf – we hope this all-inclusive collection will surprise and inspire you…
Jebel Ali has an extensive dine-around programme for all-inclusive guests, with a choice of 15 restaurants and bars, including the floating restaurant DiVAZ and White Orchid restaurant with its traditional Teppanyaki table, for lunch, dinner and snacks. A delicious buffet breakfast is served at Ibn Majed restaurant. Those aged 21 and over can enjoy house wine, beer and pouring spirits. All-inclusive here is not limited to food and drink, but includes watersports such as wind surfing, kayaking and catamaran sailing. Also included are traditional camel rides, to immerse yourself in Arabian culture. Children have free access to the CoolZone club, which provides buffet dinners and evening activities as well.
Fusion Nha Trang is a picturesque, spa-inclusive beach resort on Vietnam’s southern shores, where every suite and villa enjoys uninterrupted Ocean views. You can relax and enjoy the luxury facilities at Fusion Maia in Danang, or take the complimentary shuttle bus to Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Daily spa treatments are offered as standard at both Fusion resorts, with therapies incorporating Ayurvedic wisdom and elements of Vietnamese Cham cultural tradition.
St James’s Club's beautiful location boasts two white sandy beaches, each with its own distinct personality - the calm Mamora Bay and the exciting surf of Coco Beach. There is a selection of dining options, including the lush Rainbow Garden and The Docksider which offers stunning views of Mamora Bay and Caribbean-inspired cuisine and Italian. All-inclusive includes meals and late night snacks, all beverages including tropical coolers, Caribbean beers and house wines, as well as full use of watersports facilities, tennis, ping pong and more.
Located on a stunning stretch of beach, Ikos Olivia enjoys a more secluded position amongst lush gardens. Families are well catered to, with spacious, bungalow-style accommodation and shows at the open-air theatre providing entertainment for all ages. Plus, the all-inclusive package here features the Ikos Dine Out experience, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy the fare at carefully selected local restaurants.
The Grand Mirage Resort and Thalasso Bali is an impressive, relaxed hotel, located on the beachfront. Deluxe rooms and suites overlook the ocean waves whilst the newly renovated Deluxe Garden rooms open onto hidden ponds, statues and beautiful landscaped gardens. The deluxe all-inclusive package includes dining and room service, extensive water sports facilities, laundry service and access to the games room, fitness centre and tennis courts. The resort also has lively entertainment, shopping arcades and an ice cream parlour with the Nusa Dua Golf and Country Club is only a short distance away.
Reopening in September after an extensive summer refurbishment programme, we are excited to see the updates and improvement at the world-class Heritage Le Telfair, which is surrounded by 2,500 hectares of natural beauty in the unspoilt south of Mauritius. The all-inclusive offering here is dubbed 'Gourmet Bliss', with 12 incredible restaurants providing spectacular dining experiences including live teppanyaki and open show kitchens.
The “Endless Privileges®” package at the wonderful Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita offers fantastic all-inclusive value in an uber-luxury setting. Private chauffeured transfers, a daily bottle of champagne, 24-hour room service, a one-hour catamaran sunset cruise, a Thalasso Seawater Experience, daily shopping excursions by boat and gourmet dining are just some of the benefits of this superb package. It also offers unlimited premium brand beverages which you won’t see too often at all-inclusive hotels. We are particularly fond of the Bvlgari® amenities in the bathroom.
Although not bearing the most traditional name, The BodyHoliday really does live up to its name. It’s the ultimate in all-inclusive resorts, offering a holiday for your mind, body and soul. Spa bunnies need look no further than the resort facilities, where you'll get one treatment every day of your holiday (except on arrival and departure days) included in the price. If that is not enough, the range of sporting activities will keep even the biggest of the active holiday-goers engaged. That’s why The BodyHoliday makes our top 10 in all-inclusive hotels.
Situated on the southeast coast of Corfu and surrounded by olive groves, the recently renovated MarBella Corfu is a wonderful family-friendly property with a generous all-inclusive option. There are great a range of accommodation options, including family rooms and suites with private pools, plus there’s plenty of fun to be had down on the private, blue-flag beach.
Bávaro beach is a continuous strip of dazzling white sand that extends for many miles along the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic, and both Paradisus sister resorts have been dropped along these beautiful shores. Each ‘Reserve’ is a boutique, family-focussed enclave within a wider resort, with child-friendly accommodation, family concierge services, fun swimming pools and more. At The Reserve, Paradisus Punta Cana Resort you’ll find cool, contemporary stylings along with 12 inviting restaurants (three within The Reserve itself). Highlights at the slightly smaller The Reserve, Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort include the newly renovated beach suites. Speak to a Destination Expert for more information and to decide which of these Caribbean resorts is right for you.