All Inclusive Holidays Majorca Finding the right Package Holiday

Tourists who want to control their spending should consider all inclusive holidays to Majorca. These enable you to leave the UK having paid the vast bulk of your holiday's total cost in advance, leaving you to cope only with incidental costs on the island.

This can be particularly useful for families, who can budget down to the last penny without worrying about the price of entertainment and ice creams. However, a couple who do not drink a huge amount, who may not get up for every breakfast and who do not want to eat in every night, might be better off opting to pay as they go.

The process for booking all inclusive holidays to Majorca is no different from booking any other holiday to the island; you just have to specify to the consultant or website that you want an all inclusive deal.

First Choice has a dedicated all inclusive section on its website (, while most other operators simply list all inclusive options when you inquire about availability.

If you want to book all inclusive holidays to Majorca directly with a hotel, the Iberostar chain ( has five all inclusive hotels on the island, as does Riu (

Clearly your flight, accommodation and transfers will be included, but on top of this there are five areas where you should establish what is meant by 'all inclusive'.

Meals: three buffet meals a day are the norm. What is available outside this? Ice creams for children, afternoon tea and snacks in the night? And can you take a packed lunch if you are going away for the day?

Drink: this is where 'all inclusive' gets stretched. You'll probably get wine and soft drinks with meals and a bar that serves until midnight. However, drinks may be local spirits and house wine and you may not get brand names; you may not even get vodkas or gin and tonics.

Activities: what is provided? There should be something for you to do during the day, be it tennis, minigolf or cycling. Some sites offer keep fit, Pilates, football, volleyball etc. Motorised sports invariably cost extra.

Children: what activities are laid on? Are there kids' clubs during the day? Is there babysitting at night? What is the ratio of carers to children?

Entertainment: what happens away from the beach? Are there discos, films, karaoke or children's nights?