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Many holidays appear to be affordable at first glance. But, once you factor in added extras like food and drinks you start to break your budget.
That’s why many couples and families opt for an all-inclusive deal, where the price of the hotel stay also includes your meals and beverages.
From a Spanish family-ready stay, complete with water park and activity-crammed kids club, to an idyllic Greek getaway nestled on the beach for a romantic holiday for two. Europe has numerous four and five star all-inclusive hotels to suit all budgets.
So, if you’re looking to escape the January blues, here are 12 of the best all-inclusive options in Europe that cost under £150 per night.
Gennadi Grand Resort, Rhodes, Greece
The 5* Gennadi Grand Resort is an idyllic getaway located on the eastern coast of Rhodes. Most of the 288 rooms offer private pools and the resort has been landscaped by eco-architects. You’ll also find a spa offering a range of treatments as well as a fitness centre and floodlit tennis court. From £116 a night.
Club Marvy, Izmir, Turkey
Located in a private bay 40 minutes from Izmir, Club Marvy is an independently-owned, female-run hotel with a chic, minimalist design, manicured beach, rustic tavernas and a brilliant Turkish spa. Hungry? Choose from six a la carte dining options, including Turkish mezze and an Italian restaurant headed up by Michelin-starred chef Cristina Bowerman. Much of the produce comes from the owner’s mother’s nearby organic farm. From £148 a night.
Vivosa Apulia Resort, Puglia, Italy
Great accommodation, superb facilities and a sandy beach on the Ionian coast are on tap at Vivosa Apulia Resort. The all-inclusive package provides everything from meals and sports facilities, to evening entertainment, spa access and fitness lessons. Dishes are made using produce grown in the gardens on-site. Burn it off with a swim in one of four pools. From £130 a night.
Fantasia Bahia Principe Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain
Youngsters will be in their element at Fantasia Bahia Principe Tenerife, which has a waterpark, children’s spa treatments, teens club with private disco and an activity-crammed kids club. Multimedia theatrical shows are put on every night, and you can choose from five restaurants, six bars and seven swimming pools. From £104 a night.
Syntopia, Crete, Greece
For deluxe, Greek island living, Syntopia is a 4* hotel that doesn’t break the bank. Expect swanky bedrooms and jungle vibes around the pool, plus high-quality Cretan cuisine and craft cocktails. Designed for adults, couples, and solo-travelers, the hotel also has a spa, gym and live entertainment. From £98 a night.
Louis Phaethon Beach, Paphos, Cyprus
Families are well catered for at the 4* Louis Phaethon Beach. It features two impressive pools, and in the summer it opens up its very own water park. There's also a kids' club that’s packed with activities, and the hotel is only a 10-minute bus ride to Paphos harbour with its bars and restaurants. From £106 a night.
Voyage Bodrum, Bodrum, Turkey
The 5* Voyage Bodrum offers everything you'd expect from a luxury break – but at a slice of the price. It’s an adults-only resort with a boutique vibe and stellar views of the bay and Bodrum Castle. Cool off with a dip in the outdoor pool or fuel up at the extensive buffet. Rooms and spacious and some overlook the glittering blue sea. From £66 a night.
VOI Marsa Siclà Resort, Sicily, Italy
On Sicily’s south eastern coast, VOI Marsa Sicla Resort is ideal for both couples and families, with a wide range of room options, a large pool, spa, children's club, and family-friendly activities. The recently-refurbished hotel offers a shuttle bus to the beach, and has a buffet restaurant and pizzeria. From £78 a night.
Barceló Marbella, Marbella, Spain
For a sophisticated, colonial-style hotel with oodles of golf, check in to Barceló Marbella, a 4* hotel located in the heart of the Costa del Sol. Relax on a Balinese bed on the sun terrace, tee off or head to the wellness centre for some pampering. There’s a great range of dining options and a kids’ club and evening entertainment programme. From £79 a night.
Liberty Hotels Lara, Antalya, Turkey
If you like to cram in activities on holiday, try Liberty Hotels Lara, which offers everything from water sports to yoga classes. The hotel is located on the beach, and has a number of pools with fun water slides and whirlpool jets. Take your pick from four restaurants, then retire to your colourful room – many of them feature balconies with sea views. From £102 a night.
Ikos Oceania, Halkidiki, Greece
The recently-revamped Ikos Oceania boasts a picture-perfect beach and offers a string of activities including tennis, water sports, yoga. You can even try Greek Dancing, while your youngsters are kept busy with the kids clubs' action-packed programmes. Expect fine dining with plenty of kid-friendly options on the menu, contemporary rooms and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the sea. From £146 a night.
Relaxia Olivina, Lanzarote, Spain
Soak up the sun at Relaxia Olivina, in Lanzarote’s lively, beach-lined Puerto del Carmen area. The hotel has two outdoor pools, including a kids’ pool, plus an outdoor tennis court and fitness centre. The 290 rooms have private balconies, perfect for kicking back after a day at the beach. From £121 a night.