Sometimes, independent travel is an attractive option. Piecing together an itinerary can provide a sense of adventure and excitement. However, there are some very important advantages to an all-inclusive vacation. Because they do not need to worry about hotel, food, and even ground transportation from the airport, people on a package vacation can focus on relaxing and enjoying every minute of their trip. Companies offer unique all-inclusive holidays that focus on some of the best destinations for package vacations in the world.

Whether you are seeking a tropical getaway, a cultural experience, or an exotic adventure, these are the best destinations for an all-inclusive vacation.

Malta

Casal Qala, Malta

Photo: Martin Lopatka / Flickr

Malta is a great destination for history-lovers and those seeking some place that is convenient, but also a little exotic. The all-inclusive resorts on this island nation feature easy access to both thousand-year-old villages and the warm, blue waters of the Mediterranean. If you are seeking a five-star resort experience, Malta is certainly one of your best European options. The easy access to luxury and the atmosphere of history make this an utterly unique European destination that is perfect for package vacationers.

Botswana

Elephant baby, Botswana

Photo: gwegner.de / Flickr

This southern African nation is known for its untouched wilderness and for its high-end all-inclusive safari tours. Tourists don’t come to this land-locked nation for its beaches, but for the adventure of seeking out elephants, lions, and other large mammals on a safari. This type of holiday is certainly an attractive proposition for those who want a vacation that has comfort, but also a healthy measure of excitement and adventure.

Turkey

Marmaris, Turkey

Photo: Andrew_D_Hurley / Flickr

Turkey is a very attractive destination for tourists, especially Europeans who are seeking a convenient place for a all-inclusive vacation. From historic destinations along the Aegean coast to exciting seaside holiday spots on the Mediterranean to historic and atmospheric big cities, Turkey has a full menu of travel choices for those who are seeking something that is a little out of the ordinary, but still easily accessible.

Jamaica

Beach at sunset, Jamaica

Photo: Loren Sztajer / Flickr

Jamaica is filled with all-inclusive resorts. The beach is the star of the show in this Caribbean headliner, but the best resorts offer a complete tropical vacation experience with options for diving, swimming or boating as well as land-based adventures, sports, and cultural day-trips. Places like Negril, a vacation hot-spot, feature a variety of resorts, from those focused on providing a family-friendly atmosphere to those that cater to party-loving singles.

Bali

Mount Batur volcano, Bali

Photo: williamcho / Flickr

Bali is one of Southeast Asia’s most popular destinations. Its world class beaches, amazing surfing spots, and exotic culture have been luring tourists for decades. Bali also has some of Indonesia’s best all-inclusive resorts, with options ranging form culturally-minded hotels that offer interactive experiences with local people to luxury beach resorts to spa hotels that offer health and wellness programs. Bali is certainly a worthwhile place for people seeking a destination for a more-lengthy tropical holiday.

Have you enjoyed an all-inclusive resort? Tell us about your choices for the best destinations for all-inclusive vacations in the comments section below.

Josh Lew
Josh Lew
Josh Lew has traveled widely in Asia and the Americas. He has contributed to popular travel sites like Gadling and Brave New Traveler and currently writes a weekly travel column for MNN. His work has also appeared on the websites of CNN and Forbes Magazine.

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