What Does All-Inclusive Actually Mean?


An all-inclusive resort is one where your worries quite literally melt away.

But still, a lot of people wonder: what does all-inclusive mean? What exactly is included? What do I have to bring?

When you go all-inclusive, you pay upfront for everything that you need to enjoy an epic vacation. So, once you arrive at your resort, you can kick back and enjoy everything the luxurious destination has to offer, safe in the knowledge that you won’t have to shell out any more money, unless a little souvenir shopping takes your fancy.

What is included at an all-inclusive resort?

Some resorts use the term to mean different things, but in short, all-inclusive means that guests pay one fee for their entire stay, which covers their accommodations, food and drink, tips and taxes, and a few specific activities.

At the best resorts, watersports and other activities will be part of your vacation too. At some Sandals resorts, for example, you can even enjoy a range of motorized water sports for no extra fee. So, all inclusive is the definition of a luxurious vacations, where guests can indulge as much as they like, without ever having the worry of a massive bill at the end of the trip.

What does all-inclusive mean at Sandals resorts?

There are all-inclusive resorts all over the world, but the term all-inclusive does tend to mean different things in different regions. At Sandals Resorts, however, all-inclusive really does mean that everything is included.

When you book your vacation with Sandals, you’ll be able to enjoy amazing accommodations, gourmet cuisine, alcoholic and soft drinks, high-end spirits, entertainment and so much more. There are no hidden surprises and extra costs. When we say everything is included, we mean it!

If you find yourself still skeptical, we’ve got one piece of advice:

Book your next trip to a Sandals all-inclusive resort and experience what it means for yourself. You’ll be amazed not only at the beauty of our Caribbean destinations, but at the great value you’ll enjoy while you’re there.

Experience authentic cuisine from some of the best restaurants on the islands, within our resorts, and immerse yourself in the spirit of your tropical escape. Once you start changing up your vacations to go all-inclusive, we guarantee you won’t want to go back. This is the lap of luxury, at its finest.

Is all-inclusive worth it?


 Anyone who has ever wondered “are all-inclusive resorts worth it,” only needs to try the high-end take of all inclusive offered at Sandals Resorts.

Often, anything bad said about all-inclusive vacations are due to a few resorts that charge guests extra for things they know their guests will want to enjoy while they’re there, like premium spirits or watersports.

However, at Sandals, you won’t find yourself surprised by added extras like these. If you need a little extra convincing, just check out the long list of inclusions for your vacation package at Sandals resorts.

Still wondering what going all-inclusive means?

Sandals Resorts boast some of the most innovative and beautiful accommodations across the Caribbean. Opulence is the name of the game at Sandals, and stays here come complete with breathtaking panoramic views of some of the world’s most impressive scenery, to Skypool Suites where guests enjoy personal butler service, 24 hours a day.

Not only that, there are infinity plunge pools at some of our resorts, and fabulous over-the-water villas to set the scene for romance.

Here are some other things to consider when thinking about what all-inclusive means:

Gourmet Cuisine

Sandals Resorts include unrivaled dining experiences for guests. They are home to no dozens of different themed restaurants, enabling guests to experience a taste of the world when they book a stay at one of our resorts.

Travelers can be a little put off by the all-inclusive label, fearing that they may be limited to one restaurant for their entire trip. However, at the best resorts, you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of fabulous, varied restaurants, so you’ll never get tired of the delicious food available.

Premium Spirits

Nothing says vacation like a glass of ice cool rum punch, or a mojito sundowner. Most resorts allow you to indulge in your favorite cocktails all day long, without worrying about the bar bill.

Sandals resorts go one step further, enabling guests to enjoy their favorite drinks 24 hours a day. The bars are open from 10 am to 3 am, however guests’ rooms are fully stocked with beer and wine for you to enjoy whenever you wish. Premium spirits are also stocked in the Concierge and Butler suites.

World Class Entertainment

Sandals resorts are unique in that they offer inclusive scuba diving. Your vacation cost includes the very best scuba diving equipment, expert dive staff and access to breathtaking dive sites. Even if you’re a complete beginner, you can jump straight in, as you’ll be able to complete the PADI® Resort Certification Program at your resort.

Sandals turns the traditional meaning of all-inclusive on its head, adding watersports including paddle boards, wakeboarding, waterskiing and so much more. Our resorts even offer some motorized watersports at no extra cost.

Come see what Sandals has in store

Whether you’re an all-inclusive lover or you’ve never tried one before, you’ll be absolutely blown away by the Sandals experience.

Leave your worries at the door because at our resorts, everything's covered. And we really mean everything!

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Kylie Morrow

About Kylie Morrow

Lifestyle Writer. Foodie. Dog Mom. I love seeing new places, experiencing new things, and writing about all-inclusive resorts along the way.

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