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CANCUN ALL INCLUSIVE
What "exactly" does All Inclusive mean?
All Inclusive refers to the hotel-plan that is presently in use by the majority of large Cancun 4-5 star hotels and resorts. It is based on the early Club-Med concept but taken to new heights.
In essence an All Inclusive plan covers all your food, beverages and towel needs.
The following is what is generally included in the All Inclusive plan:
*pop, juice, milk, slushies, water, beer, mixed drinks, coffee, espresso, tea, wine
The following is sometimes included in the All Inclusive plan:
The following is not generally included in the All Inclusive plan and must be paid for as an extra:
*Kids Clubs are free while they are open.
Most hotels have more than one specialty restaurant for you to dine in as part of your All Inclusive plan; however some hotels also have a "special" specialty restaurant which costs extra if you wish to eat there.
Most specialty restaurants also sell expensive wines if you are not satisfied with the house brands. You can also take your own bottle in with you if you desire.
Some hotels do stock top-shelf spirits but may keep them under the counter and only disperse a specific brand if you ask for it. Quite often a good bartender will order a brand you request if they do not have it.
We do not know why room safes are not a standard include. Our experience has been that hotels that use "key" safes charge for the use of the room safe while hotels that use the "key-pad" safe offer them at no-charge.
Most 4-5 star hotels have small fridges in the room. These are called the mini-bar. Some hotels stock the min-bar with pop, beer, potato chips and chocolate bars. These items are usually complimentary under the All Inclusive plan and you can have the fridge restocked every day and even ask for specific items.
The way the beach towel system works is that you are given a towel-card [at check-in] which you take to the towel-stand [usually located near the main swimming pool] and hand it in for a towel. You may exchange your towel as many times as you wish. When you no longer require a towel you trade your towel in for a towel-card. At check-out you hand in your towel-card. If you loose your towel-card you must pay [usually $20.00 USD].
We think it is ridiculous to charge extra for hotel room safes, but most hotels do. You pay up-front for X number of days. So when you check in you pay for your room safe then. If you are checking in with a busload of people you may want to skip that procedure until you get to your room. You can get a room safe at any time during your stay.
There are all kinds of room safe models. Some use a key, some have a key and lock. Some safes use a key-pad and some use the room access card. If you loose a safe key, lock or card you must pay an additional penalty [$20-$25.00].
All the safes we have every encountered were easy to operate and we have never heard of a person being ripped off from a safe being cracked.
CANCUN ALL INCLUSIVE HOTELS
Generally it is 4 and 5 star hotels [and Grand Tourism] that offer All Inclusive plans.
Most hotels that offer All Inclusive also offer regular accommodations [European Plan - Room Only].
Many of the smaller hotels offer Continental Breakfast [coffee/tea/pastries/fruit] while other plans such as Half Pension [Breakfast & Lunch or Dinner], Breakfast Buffet [Breakfast only] are less popular.
Hotels with golf courses offer Golf Packages.
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