All-inclusive resorts offer a little bit of everything, including spectacular amenities, delicious food, comfortable accommodations, and a variety of fun activities to take part in. Best of all, almost everything is included in the total price, which tends to make all-inclusive resorts a great value for your money. With more and more travelers interested in the perks offered by all-inclusive resorts, they are popping up all over the world, especially Europe, where it’s possible to find all-inclusive resorts on the beach and in the mountains.
If you are planning a trip to Europe and plan to take advantage of an all-inclusive resort, yet can’t decide where to stay, here are the top 5 European all-inclusive resorts for 2017 to help you narrow down your choices.
Pestana Porto Santo All Inclusive Beach and Spa Resort in Portugal
Located on Porto Santo Island in the Mediterranean, Pestana Porto Santo is a 5-star resort that offers guests a variety of accommodations to choose from, as well as countless amenities, outstanding customer service, and exquisite ocean views. Awarded the 2016 Travelers’ Choice Award by TripAdvisor, the Pestana Porto Santo offers guests their choice of single and double rooms (starting at $200 per night), suites (ranging from $215 to $425 per night, depending on size), and 2-bedroom villas with a private pool (starting at $480 per night). Every option includes a digital safe, mini bar, DVD, and LCD satellite TV with international channels.
The Pestana Porto Santo sits on more than 5 miles of private beach and includes indoor/ outdoor freshwater and saltwater pools, a jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath, a fitness center, library, tennis courts, business center, multifunction fields, outdoor jogging track, wellness center with spa, and clubs for kids and teens. The resort constantly hosts activities, such as various tournaments, entertainment by a local school of circus arts, classes, and games.
There are plenty of dining options included with your all inclusive stay, including five bars, four themed restaurants, and two buffets, serving international cuisine.
Hotel Riu Bravo in Spain
A frequent recipient of various awards, including the prestigious TUI Top Quality Award, Hotel Riu Bravo is an all-inclusive resort in Palma de Majorca that is just steps away from the crystal clear Mediterranean Sea. The luxury accommodations range from single rooms (starting at $175 per night) to 2-bedroom family suites (starting at $275 per night). All-inclusive rooms include luxury linens, high end furnishings, free WiFi, in-room safe, mini-fridge, flat screen satellite TV, and a balcony. Hotel Riu Bravo does offer deals for extended stay.
In addition to the beach access provided by Hotel Riu Bravo, guests are invited to use the multiple swimming pools, steam and whirlpool baths, gym, and wellness center, as well as take part in the numerous live shows and music presented throughout the week. All-inclusive visits include breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared by some of the area’s best chefs and unlimited local beverages.
Saint-Moritz Roi Soleil in Switzerland
Part of the Club Med family of resorts, Saint-Moritz Roi Soleil is situated at an altitude of 5,740 ft. in the Swiss Alps, which just happens to be the birthplace of alpine skiing. The resort’s all-inclusive package includes a stay in the Family Club Room, a 2-bedroom oasis that offers views of the snowy mountains and includes a flat screen TV, in-room safe, and spa-like bathroom. Currently, a 7-night all-inclusive stay is priced at $1,624 per person.
All-inclusive guests are invited to eat in the resort’s main restaurant, where a buffet featuring an array of eclectic international dishes is available. In addition, an open bar, snacks, and all drinks, including beer and wine, are included. Guests have full access to the indoor heated pool, Turkish bath, sauna, and fitness/ weight training room. They also receive a ski pass and are eligible for group skiing and snowboarding lessons, as well as guided snowshoe walks. After a long day on the slopes, they are invited to enjoy the nightly entertainment.
Sol Nessebar Palace in Nessebar, Bulgaria
A 5-star all-inclusive resort, Sol Nessebar Palace sits on the Black Sea and offers guests endless amenities, great dining options, and comfortable accommodations with all the extras. Single and double rooms, as well as junior suites are available. Almost all rooms include a terrace or balcony, satellite TV, fully equipped bathroom, safe, minibar, a separate seating area with couch, and free WiFi. Per night prices start at $130 for a single room, $170 for a double room, and $300 for a suite.
In addition to the recently opened Aquapark, which includes multiple swimming pools and 5 waterslides, all-inclusive guests are invited to play on the pristine beach or head into the resort’s forest, where another swimming pool is hidden. The resort also includes a fitness center, tennis court, multipurpose field, game room, and daily entertainment. All-inclusive guests can choose from six restaurants, serving traditional Bulgarian, Spanish, and Italian cuisine, as well as a sushi and panini bar. A full-service spa is onsite, though treatments are not included in the all-inclusive price.
Meli Palace in Greece
Located on the island of Crete, Meli Palace offers an array of opulent, recently renovated accommodations to choose from, as well as endless entertainment and dining options. Double rooms with views of the Cretan Sea, starting at $116 per night, are available, as are family suites (starting at $236 per night) and 1 bedroom suites (starting at $270 per night) that include a separate living room and a spacious terrace that offers direct access to the resort’s seafront gardens. All rooms and suites include satellite TV, a refrigerator, balcony, safe deposit box, and free WiFi in all public areas.
Guests have access to the beach, complete with changing cabins, sunbeds, and sun terraces, as well as a freshwater pool, children’ pool, tennis courts, canoes, and pool games. Additionally, daily entertainment, such as live cooking shows, is presented. All-inclusive guests enjoy lavish breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desert buffets, which includes soft drinks, hot and cold beverages, beer, and wine. The resort is home to the new Meli Elixir Spa, which was specially designed for massages and includes a state-of-the-art fitness room and beauty salon offering manicures, pedicures, and facials at an extra charge.