The benefits of going on a relaxing all-inclusive holiday

Lorna Cowan / 25 September 2017

All inclusive holidays don't just mean you get all of your food and drink covered...there's much more included in the price that you might think.



Holidays give us the perfect opportunity to unwind. Indeed for some people, the main priority when booking a well-earned break, is to find a sunny destination where they can simply fly and then flop. 

Fortunately, on relaxing all-inclusive holidays you can do just that, in comfortable accommodation where you are well catered for. 

With meals and drinks already included in the price, as well as entertainment and excursions, all-inclusive guests really can take it easy, without worrying about what to do each day or watching the holiday budget.

Mainland Spain, the Balearics, Portugal’s Algarve, the Greek islands, Malta, Montenegro, Cuba, South Africa – there’s a relaxing all-inclusive holiday somewhere in the world with your name on it. And each comes with many benefits.

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Value for money

Start searching online or flicking through the pages of a holiday brochure, and it won’t be long before you realise that relaxing all-inclusive breaks are great value for money, especially if you choose a Saga holiday. 

Not only are breakfasts, lunches and dinners included in the price – and often wine and water with the latter two meals – you can enjoy free alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, as well as unlimited tea and coffee.

You often will get a choice of places where you can eat and drink too. On a relaxing all-inclusive holiday staying at the unspoilt Arroyo Bermejo on Cuba’s north coast

Saga guests have a choice of restaurants to dine in, including one buffet-style restaurant, an informal lunch grill and, using vouchers, two speciality à la carte restaurants.

What’s more, there are five bars to visit if you fancy a free drink. Take your pick from the 24-hour lobby bar, pool bar, beach bar, piano bar or nightclub.

Great accommodation

The choice continues when it comes to hotels. Whether you want an all-inclusive property in a secluded spot near an idyllic beach, on the outskirts of a quiet traditional fishing village or within walking distance of a chic marina with cosmopolitan shopping, you’ll be amazed at the wealth of accommodation available.

And regardless of its location, every hotel offered by Saga will have been quality assessed by their dedicated team of holiday experts, so you can rest assured that you will enjoy a memorable break in beautiful surroundings.

Saga even makes it easy for you to choose a holiday where you will quite simply have the most relaxing beach holiday you can imagine. 

Just look out for their Unwind packages, which have everything you need to while away the hours – any cares or worries will quickly disappear. 

All the accommodation - all-inclusive options are available – has been chosen for its excellent standards, so from the minute you make a booking, you can start looking forward to a wonderful holiday.

There are different types of hotels to choose from too. Some accommodation will comprise of a large complex with several swimming pools and plenty of amenities – perhaps a spa, sauna or Jacuzzi. 

Others will only have a few bedrooms, offering guests a more intimate experience. Modern buildings, historic properties, with balconies overlooking the sea, with terraces beside spectacular gardens – whatever your preference, you’ll find a relaxing all-inclusive holiday that best suits you.

Flights and transfers

When you book a flight independently, there’s so much you need to check before you press the final buy button. Are seats together? What about hold luggage? How far is the hotel from the airport? 

When you book a Saga all-inclusive holiday and all your travel plans are taken care of. 

You’ll get your flights arranged, you’ll be allocated one piece of hold baggage per person – even if your flight is with a no-frills airline such as easyJet – and when you arrive at your holiday destination, you’ll be transferred in comfort to the door of your accommodation.

If you’re off on a long-haul trip, you’ll be able to relax even before you get to the airport.

With Saga’s door-to-door travel service, a chauffeur will take you, your travelling companions and your luggage to your departure airport – and return you safely back home at the end of your holiday.

Porterage is also included so you won’t have to worry about carrying a heavy suitcase to your room. And a welcome drink will be waiting for you – it’s the perfect way to start a relaxing break.

Saga sorts out all your airport taxes, fee and charges too. And can show you the all-inclusive holidays available from a regional airport, local to you. Getting away couldn’t be simpler.

Excursions

When you’re wearing waterproofs and wellies in dear old Blighty, it’s difficult to imagine that after a few days lying on a sun lounger you might want to do something a little different. 

Sightseeing and exploring the neighbourhood is always fun, but often when you are in relax mode, the last thing you want is to organise is a day out, looking at bus and train timetables, paying for guides or checking opening times of attractions.

Think how great you’d feel then, if someone announced they had made all the arrangements for you, planned a fantastic tour and was about to take you out in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach. Oh, and it’s not going to cost you a penny.

Half day and full day excursions are included in the price of many of Saga’s relaxing all-inclusive holidays, allowing you to discover more about your destination. 

City tours visiting historic old towns and magnificent palaces, guided walks through botanical gardens, trips to National Parks – Saga offers a wide variety of exciting excursions and offers them to all all-inclusive guests.

Included extras

Saga goes all out to make sure you have the best holiday possible – their numerous awards say it all -  so there’s no reason why you can’t just sit back and take it easy, letting go of all the stresses and strains of everyday life. This is your time to chill out, so let the experts take care of you.

There are many included extras on Saga all-inclusive holidays which all contribute to a relaxing escape. And you can start to enjoy them from the minute you arrive at your accommodation. 

A welcome drink will be waiting, at some hotels you’ll find water and fruit in your room, there may even be complimentary drinks in your minibar. 

Depending on your accommodation, there could be a cocktail party to attend, or a gala dinner.  Most properties will offer some evening entertainment, be that dance performances, live music or movie screenings on the beach.

During the day, make use of the hotel’s facilities. You may have the chance to play table tennis, use a fitness gym or borrow snorkel equipment and swim around nearby coral reefs. 

At selected accommodation, you can try your hand at non-motorised water sports, such as kayaking, for no extra charge.

Prefer to download your favourite TV drama, or send photos of you lazing by the pool to friends back home? Free wifi access is available at all of Saga’s Unwind hotels in Europe. Just don’t answer any work emails!

There really is so much included in the price of relaxing all-inclusive holidays. In fact, at an all-inclusive hotel near the Red Sea, Egypt, there’s an unlimited free laundry service!

Assistance and insurance

Booking an all-inclusive break with Saga will give you peace of mind, necessary if you want to make the most of a relaxing holiday. 

Not only is a dedicated Saga Representative on hand in your resort to help with any queries you may have, Saga will also arrange any tourist visas necessary for your trip, if you’re a full British Citizen residing in the UK.

There’s no need to worry about insurance either. Every Saga overseas break, whether you’re on a tour, cruise or simply relaxing, comes with comprehensive travel insurance and additional cancellation rights as standard, designed specifically for its customers. 

If you’ve already purchased insurance for your trip, Saga will offer you the holiday at a lower price. Every element of your holiday is sorted.

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