All-Inclusive vs Self-Catering

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By Get Conversational March 1, 2016 18:45

All-Inclusive vs Self-Catering

The big debate

When it comes to fine-tuning your holiday requirements, there are many decisions to make. Firstly, you need to figure out when you’re going, then you need to decide where you’re going, after that you need to find somewhere to stay, and in that you need to think about which board basis you’re going to go for. As you can see, booking a holiday is rarely an easy process!

Deciding on your destination is hard enough, but your board basis within your accommodation is just as important a decision. If you go self-catering, you need to head out every night for dinner or cook yourself, if you go half-board, you’re only half catered for, if you go full-board, you don’t get as much freedom as if you go all-inclusive, but if you do go all-inclusive, you pay more at the booking stage.

As you can see, it’s a decision you need to weigh up.

Because most people tend to choose between self-catering and all-inclusive, let’s explore the pros and cons of each, and see if we can come up with a clearer decision for you.

All-inclusive

Okay, so an all-inclusive holiday tends to cost a little more at the point of booking, but once you are away, you don’t need to worry about budgeting costs for food and drinks. If you are travelling with children, all-inclusive is a fantastic bet, because the endless requests for soft drinks don’t mean a huge bill in a bar or restaurant, and you can relax. If you’re not sure about how much an all-inclusive break is going to cost, check out Falcon Holidays’ handy all-inclusive calculator, which lets users find out for themselves whether all-inclusive is the best option for them. This is useful information when it comes to making your decision.

The downside of all-inclusive is basically that resorts with this board basis are generally large, and have everything on-site you could ever need; there is the temptation to simply stay within your hotel grounds, but it’s also important to get out and explore your destination. The answer to this conundrum is simply to make sure you get out and about, perhaps on a few excursions, or for a walk before dinner.

Self-catering

On the other hand, we have self-catering. Now, a self-catering holiday is cheaper when you are booking it, and you have the scope to cook for yourself and stay in one night if you feel the need. Self-catering is great for those who want to get out and explore, eating somewhere different every night, and for those who don’t have any worries about budgeting for their catering needs whilst away.

The downside? You could easily spend more money whilst on this kind of holiday, because the cost of eating out can be higher than you realise, and certainly mounts up over the course of a week or two. On top of this, alcoholic beverages are also costly when you are out exploring.

So, these are the pros and cons of both – the decision is yours!

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By Get Conversational March 1, 2016 18:45
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