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Are All Inclusive Punta Cana Vacation Packages Expensive?

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If you are planning a visit to the beautiful resort area of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, you will probably want to consider All-Inclusive hotels. However, while they offer golfing and a host of amenities, you may be asking yourself, “Are they expensive?”

The following is some information that can help you decide on whether to choose an all-inclusive resort for your vacation.

First off, the main difference between all inclusive and regular hotels is that the former offers all you can eat and drink (alcoholic drinks included) as part of the price you pay, which is usually a per person fare. Regular hotels may include breakfast (usually continental) but nothing else.

Some of the added amenities of an all-inclusive resort include:

  • Golf
  • Themed restaurants
  • Kids Zone
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga and Dance
  • Watersports

You may be paying more than a traditional hotel, but the added benefits may be right for you and your family.

The Costs

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At the time this article was written an all-inclusive resort might cost from $240 per night for 2 adults to $656 per night for two adults. Depending on the amenities and luxury desired, costs can vary.

Although initially more expensive than traditional hotel rooms, all-inclusive resorts can be money-saving in the long run by eliminating the need to find restaurants and entertainment as well as sports equipment rental.

Some Resorts That Are All-inclusive

Club Med costs begin at $135 per night per adult. They welcome families and couples and have private beaches as well as gourmet cuisine, day and night entertainment, unlimited water and land sports, an open bar and snacking, golfing and more.

The Palladium Hotel Group offers a choice of several hotels that are all-inclusive. Included hotels are TRS Turquesa Hotel, Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa & Casino, Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites Resort & Spa, and Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa.

They offer discounts that range from 15% to 25% on a stay.

The Ocean Blue and Sand Resort has a cost of $334 and has been praised for its food and value. The Barceló Bávaro Palace All-Inclusive is popular as well as the Melia Caribe Tropical All-Inclusive, which has a garden, outdoor pool, and beach. Price is currently $383.

Paradisus Punta Cana Resort is all-inclusive and can range in price from the mid-$500s to the $900s per room and up. Tennis, on-site bar, casino and more are offered; it is popular with couples.

Many of the resorts offer several restaurants on-site, which can save time and dollars in finding a diverse cuisine; they might offer Japanese fare, Italian, American and more, all located on the premises.

Comparing the Difference

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Be sure to note whether the quoted price is per person or per room. This is especially important when finding an all-inclusive resort.

An all-inclusive resort may not be as expensive as it seems at first glance; depending on what amenities you want and how close they are, these hotels might be a great choice for some travelers to Punta Cana.

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