How to Make the Most of Your All-Inclusive Resort

9. Consider staying loyal to one hotel brand

In the same way that you have loyalty cards for supermarkets and flight companies, many resorts also have their own membership programs. When you’re looking for a place to stay for your next destination, make a point to try to find the brand you like and stay with them.

The more times you stay with your preferred brand, the more perks you might be able to receive. Some hotel chains will give you free nights or discounts once you get a certain number of points with their program. You should also check credit card reward programs as they’re also known for great perks.

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10. Join fitness activities

Many travelers like to stay in all-inclusive resorts so they can eat a lot, drink a lot, and just relax by the pool, but what if you could also take care of your body? The morning fitness activities can be a great start to the day.

Most resorts offer classes such as yoga, cardio, or spin, where you can burn some fat just after a light breakfast. Exercising in the morning will also make you feel less guilty when you stuff your face later in the day.

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11. Get acquainted with the concierge

Sometimes it can be difficult to stay inside a resort for a full two weeks. There’s only so many restaurants and activities you can do before you feel like exploring outside of the hotel. If you’re unsure about what to do and see, then the concierge might be your best bet.

They’re usually well-versed in all the tours and local attractions and will suggest the ideal activities to suit your budget and interests. They can also arrange a shuttle to take you to the airport or to a shopping mall in case you want to take some souvenirs back home.

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