Updated: Nov 28, 2021
Scrolling through Facebook the question of what is the best all-inclusive resort pops up frequently. It's a great question and the poster is usually flooded with information and opinions. As I read through the comments and suggestions I am typically shocked at what some consider "BEST".
Are the opinions of your Facebook friends REALLY the best?
Jason Bateman was featured on a podcast and was talking about a trip he took to Cabo San Lucas. Upon arrival he checked into his accommodations and then very quickly checked back out and went home. WHY? Because the accommodations were less than what he was accustomed to. Jason made a statement that has stuck with me: Why would I take a vacation to a place with less comforts than I have at home?
Do your Facebook friends or the people in the group where you asked for advice on where you should stay on your upcoming trip know you well enough to know what you prefer? Do they know what YOU need? It may be that you require amazing coffee in the morning, 600 thread count sheets, or that you have dietary restrictions. Or perhaps you're looking for somewhere that is LGBTQ friendly, or where clothing can be optional.
I recently had a mom call me to tell me that her daughter and boyfriend, soon to be fiancé were looking to go to Mexico. She wanted to know, in my professional opinion, what resort would be best for them. I think I may have shocked this mom as I inquired about her daughter's needs in an all-inclusive property as I asked my standard questions. Mom was stumped...... and maybe a bit mortified when I asked my first question below. I went on to explain that in order to point someone in the right direction, I would prefer to speak directly to my clients to better qualify them.
Resorts are not a one-size-fits-all. Some larger resorts most definitely have different areas and different atmospheres that allow for various needs, but not all do. If you're searching for a resort to suit your particular needs, then seeking a professional to assist you in planning your vacation is the best advice I could ever give you.
Questions I have for clients:
Are you looking for a clothing optional property?
How important is it to you to have good food and alcohol?
Do you prefer a beach or pool?
Do you like party atmosphere?
Do you prefer quiet and romantic vibes?
Do you want access to tours?
Do you want to be close to a town?
Are you ok with a transfer that is over an hour from the airport?
Is a great spa on property essential?
Are you looking for a boutique property or a larger resort?
What is your budget?
This is by no means an exhaustive list of questions. However, these are not asked or answered in any Facebook post I've ever witnessed. If you're looking for the best all-inclusive resort for you, why not talk to an expert and find the perfect resort for YOU, which may or may not be that of your Facebook friends?
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