Booking an all inclusive break means you pay a single price for your flight, accommodation and food, so you don’t have to worry about spending extra money once you’ve reached your destination. Here’s a guide to five of the best resorts in Europe where you can enjoy such holidays.
The four-star Odessa Hotel in Cyprus is certainly a great spot for an all inclusive stay. Located in Protaras, on the island’s south-east coast, the property has a fantastic freshwater outdoor pool, while the beach is just 100 metres away.
With 209 rooms, all of which feature garden or sea views, you’ll be able to make use of a range of wonderful amenities at the hotel, including a gym and floodlit tennis court. In addition, there are extensive health and beauty services, such as a sauna, jacuzzi and massage room.
The Odessa also puts on entertainment during the evenings, including theme nights, folkloric dancing and live music, so you certainly won’t be bored here.
In addition, there are numerous facilities for children, including an outdoor pool and playground, so taking an all inclusive holiday here could well be ideal for families and couples alike.
The Playa Esmeralda hotel in Fuerteventura may also make for a fantastic break. The Canary Island resort has 333 rooms split across three different categories.
You can opt for a standard double room or a family room, but you may find that the junior suite will be more to your taste if you are really seeking luxury. Here, you can enjoy amenities such as air-conditioning and a minibar, while the terrace or balcony provides you with amazing sea views.
Stay at the hotel and you’ll be able to make use of the modern fitness centre, as well as play mini golf, chess and tennis, while the Jandia buffet restaurant serves fantastic cuisine.
Although the hotel will offer everything you could possibly need for a great break in the sun, with the Costa Calma just two kilometers away, you won’t be far from several restaurants and bars if you fancy exploring outside the resort.
Lavris Paraside Hotel
If you are considering booking an all inclusive holiday in Greece, then Lavris Paraside Hotel in Crete could be the ideal destination for you.
Located in Gouves, this popular resort offers a wide range of amenities and services ranging from poolside games to special Cretan theme nights that are designed to offer you an insight into local cuisine, dancing and culture.
The 53-room hotel also has two outdoor pools, a sauna and gym, while childcare facilities means you get a little time away from the kids to relax. Other amenities include a boardgames room and satellite TV, while you can participate in a number of watersports when visiting the nearby beach.
Los Jameos Playa
Los Jameos Playa in Lanzarote certainly stands out as one all inclusive European resort where you will be able to take part in fantastic activities.
Not only does the hotel have a squash court, French bowls and mini-golf, but it is also home to a Peter Burwash International tennis school. The facility, which is part of a chain of clinics run by the Canadian former pro, has experts who can coach you on the game while it regularly hosts competitive tournaments across the four courts.
In addition, the four-star hotel has a sauna, Turkish baths and two outdoor pools, with buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner served at the Belingo restaurant.
However, if you’re having your evening meal at the hotel, you’ll be reminded that you have to adhere to the dress code, which requires that sleeveless shirts and shorts are not worn.
There are some 530 rooms to choose from, and while all feature satellite TV, air conditioning and a balcony/terrace that has either a pool, sea or garden view, it may be an idea to book a stay in one of the junior suites. By doing so, you can make use of additional amenities, such as a DVD player.
No matter what room or suite you book, you’ll be well positioned to take in Los Jameos Playa’s beautiful architecture, which combines traditional Canarian design with wooden balconies and palm gardens.
Stay at the Kefaluka Resort in Turkey and you can rest assured that you’re in the perfect place for an indulgent and enjoyable all inclusive holiday.
Located in Akyarlar on the Aegean Sea, the hotel consists of 324 rooms and suites, with several built specifically for families and those with disabilities.
In all of these you’ll be able to enjoy satellite television, while there will also be a balcony or terrace. But for a really luxurious break, you may want to stay in one of the 14 private villas set apart from the main hotel building. Here, you can enjoy chilled champagne and fresh fruit upon arrival, make use of a free 24-hour room service, reservation priority at Kefaluka’s a la carte restaurants and enjoy fast-tracked check-in and check-out.
There is certainly lots to keep you occupied when booking a holiday here, with a bowling alley, cinema, library and table tennis among the many activities and amenities. However, if you fancy being a bit more active there is also the chance for you to go sailing and windsurfing, while you can also have diving lessons and play basketball, squash, badminton and volleyball.
Whether you’ve spent the day taking part in a range of sports and are now keen to relax or just wish to pamper yourself, head to the spa. With a comprehensive range of treatments offered, you’ll be able to have everything from Bali and Thai massages to reflexology sessions and oriental body peeling.
Equally there is a wide range of places to eat at the resort, including Mexican restaurant Biberi and Vento which serves freshly-caught seafood prepared with local herbs.
There are so many fantastic all inclusive resorts for you to stay in across Europe that you will never be short of places where you can have a memorable break.