Not sure whether to opt for self-catering or all-inclusive on your next getaway? Besides choosing the right destination, selecting your board option is one of the biggest decisions you need to make regarding your holiday. There are pros and cons to each option, so how do you know which one is right for you?
To help you decide whether to cater for yourself or whether to indulge in all-inclusive package, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know to make the right decision.
With self-catering accommodation, there is a lot of choice available. You can choose between small apartments located within a small complex, or self-catering villas which give you much more space than a simple hotel room. They tend to provide more of a home-from-home experience, making them a popular choice for families. However, as there are so many different types of self-catering accommodation, it’s important to do your research to determine which is right for you.
With all-inclusive holidays, you’ll typically be staying in a resort in a simple hotel room. They come with a lot of on-site entertainment and often provide many family-friendly activities included in the cost. However, you are fairly limited with an all-inclusive package, which is why many people prefer to go with the self-catering option.
When trying to decide between self-catering and all-inclusive holidays, it really comes down to what type of getaway you want to enjoy. Your budget will also play a part, as all-inclusive breaks tend to offer better value for money.
The food is one of the major differences to consider when deciding between self-catering and all-inclusive. You need to decide whether you’d prefer variety or convenience and value for money.
Self-catering holidays give you much more choice. You aren’t tied to a particular type of food and you can try out local delicacies. All-inclusive holidays on the other hand, provide a variety of set foods and they are served on-site. They offer better value for money and it’s convenient rather than trying to find a local restaurant to dine out every night.
So consider how much variety you want and whether you’d prefer to eat authentic local dishes or convenient set meals within the hotel complex.
Cost is typically one of the most important factors. You’ll need to consider what your budget is when choosing which type of break to go for. If you’re searching for the cheapest option, all-inclusive tends to be the best choice.
Self-catering holidays can seem much cheaper initially, but there are a lot of additional costs to consider. Not only do all-inclusive holidays provide your meals and snacks. They also typically include lots of activities and entertainment too. With a self-catering break on the other hand, you need to pay extra for all meals, snacks and entertainment.
So, if budget is a factor, you’ll be better off choosing the all-inclusive option. You can take a look at our exclusive collection of all-inclusive holidays today to see just how affordable they can be.