Top 10: All-Inclusive Beach Holidays in Summer 2017By Angelica Malin
In desperate need of a beach holiday this summer? You’re in luck. This week, along with our friends at Teletext Holidays, we’re serving up all the travel ideas for 2017 summer breaks. If you’re looking for some travel inspiration, their blog has it all. Here’s 10 of our favourite all inclusive holidays with great beaches for 2017:
All Inclusive Beach Holidays: Mexico
The Lowdown: Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa seamlessly blends outstanding luxury with eco-friendly design – the perfect place for Mexico holidays. This plush 5 star resort is super stylish – with facilities to please the foodie, adventurer and water baby. Situated a short drive from Playa Del Carmen, and moments from the beach – Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa is inspired by the tradition Mayan culture. The hotel transports guests back to nature thanks to their wildlife, water coves, and stunning natural beauty.
The Accommodation: If you’re looking for more eco-friendly digs, book into the signature eco superior, a stunning new design inspired by the natural jungle surroundings sets the stage in these newly renovated guestrooms. With a balcony or terrace, a bunk bed for 2 children, along with upgraded amenities like WiFi and cozy bathrobes and slippers – you’ll find easy relaxation in a beautiful environment.
The Facilities: There’s tons of activities to keep the little ones occupied including cooking lessons, a kids pool, a water park and water sports. But if you’re pining for peace and quiet, seek solace in the spa and fitness centre complete with massage rooms, saunas and steam baths, and diverse temperature pools. Food is also taken seriously at the resort – if you really want to immerse yourself in local living, dine at the Fogo De Brazil, a restaurant dishing up South American fare, with their own special twists.
Where: Playa Del Carmen, Eastern Mexico
All Inclusive Beach Holidays: Algarve, Portugal
The Lowdown: Not be put off by the name, Dom Pedro Golf Hotel offers more than the world’s leading gold courses on its doorstep. The hotel is an ideal bolthole for holiday makers and sun worshippers – and only a short plane ride from the UK, it’s a desirable hotel for a weekend break. We love Portugal holidays – they’re all about fun, adventure and sunshine. But if sports is your bag, there’s plenty of activities that’s worth dusting off your plus fours, and digging out your tennis racket for.
The Accommodation: The rooms at the Dom Pedro Golf Resort Hotel have been tastefully designed to offer maximum comfort and relaxation. Creamy hues and terracotta-tiled floors enhance the unique light of the Algarve, and the fabulous sea and landscape views from the balconies.
The Facilities: Practice your backhand on the tennis courts, or play volleyball on the lawn. But if you want to sit back with a cocktail in hand, that’s totally cool too. There’s endless pool options to choose from, including an outdoor pool, a kids pool and an indoor pool. The attractive pool area is surrounded by sun terraces and the Gazebo Pool bar is a great place to relax with a natural fruit juice, an exotic cocktail or a lunchtime snack.
Where: Vilamoura, Algarve
All Inclusive Beach Holidays: Antalya, Turkey
The Lowdown: Sitting pretty on a stunning Mediterranean bay near Turkler village on the south-west Alanya coast of Turkey, SENTIDO Gold Island Hotel is visually striking, with its sleek curves and modern design. The hotel has its own private stretch of beach, perfect for topping up the tan, and dipping your toes into the tepid Mediterranean sea. A great option for couples, families, or a holiday with gals.
The Accommodation: Thanks to the circular architecture of the hotel, all the rooms in the main building have a direct or side sea view that you can enjoy from your balcony. For unbelievable vistas over the ocean, the island rooms guarantee superb picture picture views. Each island room is equipped with all the mod-cons; TV, telephone, safe, high-speed internet, air conditioning, and most importantly, tea and coffee making facilities.
The Facilities: Turkey holidays offer some of the best food around. The food offering is second to none; from freshly prepared omelettes, and homemade juices at breakfast to culinary creations from their chefs in one of the three à la carte restaurants – there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes. But if there’s one place to dine, drop into lunchtime buffet. It’s a superb spread of Turkish cuisine. Fill your boots with silky smooth hummus, baba ghanoush and freshly baked flat bread.
Where: Avsallar, Antalya
All Inclusive Beach Holidays: Cuba
The Lowdown: When do you get when you mix sandy beaches with charming and elegant design, and sprinkle an array of fine dining choices? You end up with Memories Varadero, a truly remarkable hotel located on one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful beaches. With a separate adults only area, the hotel is suitable for couples and honeymooners looking for some Cuban romance or families on the holiday of a lifetime.
The Accommodation: Holidays to Cuba are for everyone; Memories Varadero Beach Resort offers deluxe Cuban accommodation, including a variety of categories to suit all budgets and tastes. The Deluxe Suites are worth the extra poundage – a vast bedroom with a separate living area with sofa, terrace and a walk-in closet. We won’t blame you if you spend the large portion of your holiday lounging on your own private balcony.
The Facilities: Relaxation is key at this Cuban hotspot. The on-site salon boasts a range of different treatments including massages, facials and scrubs. If you want to turn it up a notch, there’s tennis courts (open 24 hours), scuba diving lessons, a fully equipped fitness centre, non-motorised water sports including catamaran, windsurfing, pedal boats and snorkelling, and lastly, volleyball.
Where: VARADERO, Cuba
All Inclusive Beach Holidays: Puerto Alcudia, Majorca
The Lowdown: Effortlessly luxurious, contemporary and relaxing are the best adjectives to describe Viva Zafiro Alcudia Aparthotel. Favoured for its endless facilities (they have a dedicated activities team), and sandy beaches – there’s no getting restless here. Better suited to large groups or families, the hotel is mecca of dining establishments, swimming pools, and its very own golf course.
The Accommodation: The Viva Zafiro Alcudia has a total of 369 suites over 6 buildings, each 4 storeys high. All the rooms have air-conditioning and heating, desk, minibar service, Nespresso coffee-maker and tea-maker, 40″ Satellite LCD Television, choice of pillows, bath and rain-effect shower, hair-dryer, make-up mirror, bath robe (for adults) and amenities.
The Facilities: Escape the throngs of other holiday makers, and find refuge in the spa centre on Majorca holidays in 2017. The spa offers a series of facilities to promote well-being and physical relaxation: jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath. After finding your inner zen, feed your hunger levels at one of the hotel’s 4 themed a la carte restaurants, one of which is exclusively for adults. Although this hotel is a hit with families, you’ll be pleased to hear there’s an adult only pool complete with its own terrace. G&T anyone?
Where: Puerto Alcudia, Majorca
All Inclusive Beach Holidays: San Miguel de Abona, Tenerife
The Lowdown: In recent times, Tenerife has managed to shake its slightly downmarket image. Two week package holidays and low-end hotels have been swapped for breaks to opulent resorts. And there’s no better place to stay in Tenerife than Sandos San Blas Nature Resort and Golf. The resort offers a place that brings space and privacy together, and rooms that overlook the lake, garden, pool and the ocean.
The Accommodation: Spain holidays are all about relaxation. Switch off from busy life, and check into the deluxe room. Set in the warm hues of Tenerife Island’s volcanic scenery, the deluxe accommodation options bring all the beauty of the San Blas Reserve right into your bedroom. Enjoy a variety of upscale amenities like a flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi and a terrace with calming views.
The Facilities: Get back to nature, and take part in the environmental reserve tours, which offers insight into the amazing natural and cultural landscapes of this unique and stunning destination. Drop off your other half at the gold course, and take yourself to the spa. Refuel at La Proa, the gourmet Mediterranean restaurant where classic cooking methods have been brought to life with modern techniques.
Where: San Miguel de Abona, Tenerife
All Inclusive Beach Holidays: Antiqua, Caribbean
The Lowdown: What’s not to love in Caribbean island holidays? Carlisle Bay is a truly magical place. For a holiday of a lifetime Carlisle bay ticks all the boxes; spacious suites, a private beach, white sand, palm trees and turquoise water. After undergoing renovation back in 2009, this modern Caribbean classic on Antigua’s south coast is instilled with genuine West Indian conviviality.
The Accommodation: All accommodation has been designed to allow for both families and couples to holiday in peace. The resort is made up of 82 contemporary suites – all with ocean views, but the Bay Suites are out of this world. The newly created Bay Suites are ideal for couples celebrating weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries and ‘just because’ moments. Private Butler service, vodka and rum bar set up and Temple Spa luxury bath products for him and her are just a few of the enhanced suite amenities.
The Facilities: If you’re not coming for the crystal clean ocean and unspoilt beaches, then you’re doing it all wrong. Take a book, order a cocktail and hunker down on one of their sun loungers. If can muster up the strength, take park in an early morning vinyasa session on the yoga pavilion, or just while aways the days at the Blue Spa.
Where: Old Road, Caribbean
All Inclusive Beach Holidays: Dubai
The Lowdown: Dubai holidays aren’t for everyone, but we love them. Dubai is like Marmite – you either love it or you hate it. Before you write it off, there’s many pros to holidaying in Dubai. The all-year summer climate is a big attraction as is the melting pot of different cuisines, and five star luxury gaffs such as Movenpick Hotel Jumeriah Beach. Just steps away from the Arabian Gulf beaches, the hotel is perfect for luxury seekers, and houses award-winning restaurants, lively bars and ultra-modern rooms.
The Accommodation: Wake up with views of the Arabian Gulf in your superior sea view room, or benefit from Executive Lounge access by choosing an Executive Room. All of the 294 rooms and suites in their modern and contemporary 5-star hotel have balconies and free WiFi Internet access. And plenty of toiletries to sneak into your suitcase.
The Facilities: You could easily spend your entire day by the pool, or your entire holiday within the resort. There’s no need to venture far to dine on haute cuisine. The hotel is home to five lavish restaurants and bars – with global grub right on your hotel room doorstep. Order a frozen margarita from the pool bar, slap on the suncream and lord the glorious Dubai rays.
Where: Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai
All Inclusive Beach Holidays: Phuket, Thailand
The Lowdown: Anantara Maki Khao Phuket Villas is so perfect, you’d be tricked into thinking it wasn’t real. Phuket holidays are all about natural beauty – their resort goes above and beyond any other hotel in the area. 91 private Phuket pool villas are scattered harmoniously across a prime stretch of Mai Khao Beach. You can enjoy your whole holiday without seeing another holiday maker, as the resort puts the upmost emphasis on designer relaxation and guests’ privacy.
The Accommodation: Embraced by the indigenous landscaping of renowned designer Bill Bensley, each private Pool Villa at Anantara Mai Khao Phuket features a minimum 186 square metres of luxurious space. Soak in a terrazzo tub that is large enough for two, bask on sun loungers set on outdoor hardwood decking, take a dip in your own private pool, and enjoy elite amenities such as an LCD TV, WiFi internet and an iPod docking station.
The Facilities: Wellness and relaxation takes centre stage at the resort. Benefit from an inspirational range of Balance wellness experiences and the personal freedom to enjoy discerning holiday pleasures – whether that’s taking holistic exercise classes, booking in for therapeutic spa treatments, or just taking a dip in your own private pool. The ket here is just to relax.
Where: Mai Khao, Thailand
All Inclusive Beach Holidays: Lanzarote
The Lowdown: Stunning surroundings: check. A good selection of facilities all under one roof: check. Warm Spanish sunshine: check. Not sold yet? Well you should be. Lanzarote holidays are perfect for all the family; Hotel Hesperia in Lanzarote is a haven for couples, families, large groups and anyone who wants to do nothing but eat and drink for a week. With a private beach, three restaurants, a spa and fitness centre, this resort really does have it all.
The Accommodation: All rooms have a balcony which offer partial ocean, mountain, or pool views. All, however, are ideal for a pre-dinner aperitif. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations with hand held shower heads, and rooms are equipped with phones, bidets, and makeup/shaving mirrors.
The Facilities: In keeping with the 5-star status, bright modern accommodation sees Spanish-style and contemporary comfort fuse to create a sumptuous feel. Enjoying a great seafront location next to the exclusive Puerto Calero Marina, the hotel is handily placed for seeking out holiday essentials in the local shops, indulging yourself with a drink or meal in one of the bars and restaurants and immersing yourself in the lively nightlife – all can be found within walking distance.
Where: Costa Calero, Lanzarote