Many or you won’t recognize that resorts have become authentic deluxe destinations per se,
despite the bad references given the past years associating them with cheap, regular experiences, they can’t be more wrong. Resorts in Majorcan beaches, Canary Islands, Andalusia or any other area of eastern region are ideal to give yourself a couple weeks to nothing more than rest, enjoy, and have fun.
The bad reputation of the Caribbean beach resorts or the most touristic areas in Spain was thanks to the All-inclusive tourism, promulgated by new rich people who thought that a first class holiday was about close packages services that wouldn’t go further than eat, stay and leave. People that the second they got to the hotel, send their children to the playgrounds to enjoy separately breakfast, dinner, and drinks, after spending hours in the pool or sunbathing. This couldn’t be more false.
It’s true that there’s a couple of travellers who do that, all-inclusive resorts in Majorca or Tenerife actually offer services far better than that. More like the resorts in Playa Bávaro or the Riviera Maya hotels. Nowadays All-inclusive hotels in Spain have moved through high class accommodations, many of them beyond 3 and 4 star.
Are the all-inclusive hotels changing? Actually they do, many hotels are aiming for offering this kind of services. The tendency is to move into an all-inclusive service but more specialized and high standard, creating the new all-inclusive Premium service, like the one given by renowned firms like Melià, Barceló or Iberostar with their Star Prestige Service. The resorts that offer this service are usually 5-star hotels in the coastal area, like the resorts in Costa Adeje, one of the touristic areas where this service is getting popular
What we see is that is less frequent to see resorts that only offer the all-inclusive service. The wide variety of activities, the different given possibilities to organize and schedule their stay, are a must nowadays. Why is this changing? Time organization is vital in our society. Time management during holiday is important, we could say, it’s even more important since we like to enjoy the most of these short periods away from routine.
Taking Caribbean resorts as an example, the big family hotels in Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, the mentioned Costa Adeje (in Tenerife) or Majorca, they all are trying to remodel their offer and fit into the nowadays travellers needs. Being an example the remodel plan that has taken place by the IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts in Playa de Palma, a hot spot in Spain tourism, they are trying to create a more exclusive and sophisticated profile for their guests.
Another new category is the family resorts, where the main services are specially made for our children. The Adults Only resorts, where you can enjoy the best romantic holidays, or holiday with friends. The hotels for athletes with all the facilities you need to practice your favourite sport, for those who love sports. All these type of hotels with all-inclusive services, with flexible meal schedules and with VIP upgrades that are really affordable.
Therefore, we scream our new Battle chant “A resort for my happiness”. We will bring you some reviews of this now growing tendency, especially in Spain and the Caribbean area, because holiday is something to be taken seriously.