Andrea Bailey returns from a break in Club Med Opio en Provence and is convinced that this is a fantastic option for families on holiday.

Why choose the all-inclusive holiday when you can book any type of beach, island, mountain or city break vacation anywhere in the world? Here are my reasons for considering to do so…

  1. Value for money and less stress

This is one of the best reasons to book an all-inclusive holiday. Not only are there great deals to be got on these kinds of packages but once you’ve paid for all your food and beverages and activities, there is little else you would need to pay while in-resort.

Also there’s less stress about finances as you know in advance what your holiday is going to cost so there is no worrying about the budget while on the actual trip.

3. Learn a new sport

Club Med resorts at the core of their ethos employ ‘Gentil Organisers’ who take an active interest in their guests and their resort activities. Water sports such as pedalos, wind surfing are included in the package so children learn to snorkel and swim. Children learn archery, tennis and golf at no additional cost while on holiday, a great way to pick up new skills.


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2. Save time on your holiday research

Research on holidays takes up a lot of time! Ask anyone planning a vacation especially when there are children to consider. You need to look at flights, quality of accommodation at resorts, transportation, activities and tours. This can take up to days and sometimes, weeks of planning.

This is where booking an all-inclusive holiday has its distinct advantages – one travel consultant will guide you through all the components of the trip, answering any queries and then helping with the actual booking.

4. Less packing and unpacking on the trip.

If you’re a parent of at least one child, you will instantly see the benefit of this kind of holiday. Families tend to book a minimum of 5 to 7 nights at an all-inclusive resort. This means that you unpack once and then pack only at the end of your stay, saving you the hassle of repeated packing and unpacking in the space of a week’s travel.

5. Something for everyone and activities for all

All -inclusive resorts like Club-Med make it their business to keep guests active and entertained during their stay. During the day you can indulge in sports like golf, tennis while the children stay busy with kids clubs. The entertainment during the evenings consist of themed nights, music and theatre shows and quiz nights.

And if it’s a resort such as the Club Med Opio en Provence, you’re in for and additional treat by way of ‘Creactive’ a concept born out of a collaboration with Cirque de Soleil. Guests – adults and children can participate in trapeze and other acrobatic experiences as part of the package.

Andrea Bailey

Andrea Bailey

Andrea Bailey is a Dubai based travel writer. She is also a travel consultant with Travel Counsellors and specializes in cruises, family holidays and honey moons. When she’s not out and about discovering destinations and different cuisines of the world, you would probably find her busy with her 3 daughters and her other passions involving art and music.

As a mosaic artist, she has travelled to Italy and studied ancient Roman techniques of the art form and as a jazz flautist she has had the opportunity of performing across various Dubai venues.