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All-inclusive resorts are the all-time best when traveling, especially on a budget. The main thing about all-inclusive, as the name suggests, everything is included in the initial price you paid up front, that means you will not incur any additional cost for food, drinks, and entertainment. These 5 hotels, in the Caribbean and Mexico, are the best for those on a budget.

Related: How to travel if you’re young and broke.

1. Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa

Royalton Riviera Cancun is a modern luxury resort in the popular vacation destination of Cancun. This new-generation all-inclusive hotel offers discerning travelers a family-friendly vacation experience, where guests of all ages are captivated from morning to night. For families, an enormous on-site splash park supervised kid’s and teen’s clubs and non-motorized water sports ensure that afternoon is filled with unforgettable moments. For guests of any age, Royalton signature All-In Luxury® features bring Unlimited Reservation-Free Dining, modern upscale accommodations, All-In Connectivity™ with free high-speed Wi-Fi for all your devices, in-room Bluetooth speakers, and free calls to select countries.

2. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana

Thrilling gaming action in the biggest and best casino in the Caribbean, exhilarating nightlife, tantalizing culinary options, state-of-the-art meeting facilities and rooms worth tweeting about, all infused with our legendary rock and roll vibe? Delivered. This is Hard Rock after all. The best All Inclusive Resort in Punta Cana.

3. Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort and Spa

The Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa is located beachfront on the breathtaking blue water of the northern Jamaica coast. Only 40 minutes from the Montego Bay airport, this brand new resort features modern design and luxurious facilities that are in perfect harmony with the spectacular, natural surroundings of this remarkable country. The resort shares facilities and services with the neighboring Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa. The facilities and services you’ll find at any of our Palladium Hotels & Resorts will make your stay an unforgettable experience: 24h reception, express check-out, ATM machine, wake up service, handicap facilities, currency exchange, laundry service*, WiFi internet access in lobby area, ice machines, beauty salon*, boutique*, non smoking lounge and doctor on call 24hrs*. There’s also a hospital closet to the complex* (40km), a car rental service*, horseback riding area* (10km) and first class golf course (10 Km).

4. Majestic Colonial Punta Cana

Majestic Colonial Punta Cana’s 658 rooms are furnished with quality materials and equipped with all the facilities you would expect from a five star resort: king size bed or two double beds depending on the room category (subject to availability), European marble floors, mini-bar restocked daily, complete bathroom with Jacuzzi, independent walk in shower with 3 functions (rain, massage, soft), hairdryer, air conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV, sofa, telephone, free Wi-Fi, bathrobe and slippers, independent door for room service, bottle of champagne upon arrival, safety deposit box, coffee machine, desk, iron and balcony or terrace with chairs.

5. Dream Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort and Spa

Set along the sparkling Sea of Cortez, surrounded by eight championship golf courses, Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa is an AAA Four Diamond Resort that captures the beauty and elegance of traditional, colonial Mexican design. Go far beyond the all-inclusive experience with Unlimited-Luxury®, where nearly everything is included. The resort features 230 completely renovated suites, featuring rain showers and private balconies with breathtaking views. Enjoy the fitness center, Dreams Spa by Pevonia® and an Explorer’s Club for Kids. The resort features three swimming pools, including a new infinity pool, children’s pool, and an adults-only pool with two swim-up bars.

Traveling has become “a thing” today, and we all know that one friend on our Instagram timeline who takes more trips that you can dream about. Traveling can seem like an impossible luxury for us young adults. But with careful planning and research, your next trip could be more inexpensive than you think.

Create a Budget

The first step in this process is to create a budget, you must figure out how much you are willing to spend. When making the budget, keep in mind that there are other expenses beyond flights and hotels, these include entertainment, meals (if not all-inclusive) and shopping. Once the budget has been established, try saving some money from each paycheck until you reach your goal, says Jeana Salman, a CFP at Delta Community Credit Union.

You’ll enjoy your trip so much more if you can pay for it from savings instead of acquiring debt

Book Smart 👨🏾‍💻

Booking smart is all about staying within your budget and book where you will not have to spend a penny over. I for one love to book all-inclusive hotel resorts, this is a very smart way of staying within your budget and still have a good time. Most all-inclusive hotels once you check in you pay nothing for the remainder of your stay.

Related: The 5 best bang-for-your-buck all-Inclusive ever

Be Flexible

Flexibility is essential when looking for inexpensive travel. Although you may want to travel at a certain time in the year, you have to be open to the reality that those dates may not work for your budget. Try to book travel during the off-season and on weekdays; according to travel research flights and hotel are cheapest when booked at these times.

By now if your on my Instagram or Facebook, you may have noticed, myself my wife and my travel buddies (Kerry, Jodes Boo, Baddie and Jrod) decided to fly across the Indian ocean ( we still haven’t been across the Pacific 😂), to a destination I have been wanting to go since 2010. This trip was everything, our plan was to go to Dubai and live the Dubai lifestyle; the yacht, nightlife, the expensive cars, spending “Arab money” and of course experience the culture to the fullest. 

Our trip started off by visiting the Emirates mall which we did skiing and snowboarding, this was well needed because Dubai’s heat was no joke. Besides the fact that it was very hot we still managed to have a great time. On the second day, we went tot he Arabian Safari Desert where we rode the Dunes and got a full tour of the desert, rode the camel and ride ATVs. The next day,  we went skydiving which is a must do when you go to Dubai, nothing is more beautiful than overlooking one of the worlds best skylines according to Thillist.com. Right after skydiving we rented a yacht (again experiencing the culture to the fullest) to continue our turn up; we sailed from the dock which was located right outside our hotel and we partied on the yacht for about 3-4hrs then we anchored for about 15 mins to take a swim and to view the skyline from the ocean. 

Following that day we decided to go purchase gold at the Gold Souk, this in itself was another experience, picture going to a flea market except here they sell pure gold and more gold. On that same day later that night we went to the Dubai Aquarium, which is located at the Dubai Mall ( Largest Mall in the World), we wanted to scuba dive with sharks but because of Dubai traffic we were late (but hey! everything happens for a reason).

We then decided to take it a little easy the following day where we went to Abu Dhabi (UAE Capital) to get a tour of the city and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque which is the largest mosque in the entire United Arab Emirates. This too is a must do when you get to UAE, it is a huge part of their culture and this means a lot to the people; so be mindful of what you say and also you will have to dress a certain way in order to enter into the mosque. We did a lot of activities in that short time and we enjoyed every bit of it. I promised myself that my blog post will not exceed 3 mins read so I have compiled a video of what we did while we were in Dubai enjoy!