There’s nothing quite like the quality time you get when you’re on holiday, which is perhaps why there’s a resurgence of trips for larger family groups. Whether for a wedding, birthday, anniversary or just because, it’s a great chance to bond away from our busy lives.
To maximise the free time and minimise stress, all-inclusive hotels, where all meals and drinks are included in the price of the room, are perfect. Not only do they mean there’s no money worries once the hotel wristbands are given out but everyone can run to their own schedule if they want.
The range of hotels across the world means that whatever the overall needs of the group, there’s an all-inclusive that’s perfect for you and here are the options the Flexicover team believe are worth a look.
Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa, Mayan Riviera, Mexico
It’s not only the location of The Grand Palladium that’s a draw for large family groups, although everyone will love the gorgeous stretch of beach halfway between the party town of Cancun and the ancient site of Tulum. It has a world of extensive facilities like kids clubs for one to 19 year olds and an adults-only area to enjoy uninterrupted R&R. Best of all the hotel is in a resort with other Grand Palladium hotels and residents are welcome to use the facilities of their neighbouring hotels, which are all connected by a train shuttle service. All-inclusive rooms around £200 a night.
Grand Hotel, Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
It’s always difficult to figure out a budget in large groups as there will inevitably be big spenders and those hesitant to insist on budget options. For extra consideration, the Grand Hotel Sunny Beach is a stellar option: it offers all the frills of an expensive all-inclusive at a low-cut price thanks to its value-for-money location in Eastern Europe. The only issues are that it’s a short walk from the beach and it’s one of the busier hotels in the area. But if you don’t mind that, it’s a perfect option for large groups. All-inclusive rooms around £75 a night.
The President’s Hotel, Blackpool
For the convenience of all-inclusive hotels without jetting off, a big family occasion might merit a stay at The President’s Hotel in the seaside resort of Blackpool. As it’s a pet-friendly hotel even four-legged members of the family are invited. In addition to the hotel-wide facilities like panoramic views and the cabaret bar with nightly entertainment, the all-inclusive option includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks throughout the day, right until midnight – so there’s no need to keep tabs or split expensive bills. For groups that include those that can’t or don’t like to fly, it’s a tempting option. All-inclusive rooms around £222 a night.
Diamonds Star of the East, Zanzibar
Families who like their holiday a little more luxe will adore the Diamonds Star of the East. The five-star boutique hotel is great for a more private experience, as each of their 11 luxury villas feature a private terrace, jacuzzi and plunge pool. Those who explore the rest of the hotel will be in for a treat: there’s an African rain spa, a private white-sandy beach and plenty of watersports to make use of its enviable location on the tranquil side of the Indian Ocean. All-inclusive drinks are available 24/7, as is a personal butler service to cater for your family’s every whim. Sounds heavenly. All-inclusive rooms around £1,000 a night.
Zafiro Palace Alcudia, Majorca
A great all-encompassing option is Zafiro Palace Alcudia on the Balearic island of Majorca. It’s a two and a half hour flight, it’s well-priced, has an excellent range of family rooms and reams of facilities for all tastes and age groups. Kids will adore the waterslide and inflatables, while there’s a pirate ship in the paddling pool to entertain younger guests. For adults, there’s a pool bar, live entertainment, yoga and pilates facilities. Even fussy eaters will find something to enjoy at one of the hotel’s restaurants, comprising of buffet, Italian, Mediterranean and Japanese options. All-inclusive rooms around £340 a night.
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