What to expect from an all-inclusive Tenerife holiday

All-inclusive holidays are becoming increasingly popular, and it’s not hard to see why. Having your meals and drinks paid for means that you don’t need to keep opening your wallet, making for a more relaxing holiday experience. Whilst all-inclusive offers many great benefits, it can vary, so it’s important to know what is and isn’t included to get the most from your stay. If you’re new to all-inclusive, here’s what you need to know about all-inclusive Tenerife holidays.


With all-inclusive, your breakfast, lunch and evening meal are included, but the exact details can vary from place to place. Most hotels normally provide a buffet service, but there may be other dining options, too, such as a la carte. Often, if you book ahead, you can try the other dining options for free, either once or more during your stay, but in other cases there may be a charge incurred. If you don’t like buffet dining, consider what your other dining options are at the hotel on your all-inclusive Tenerife holiday.


One of the greatest attractions of going all-inclusive is not having to pay for drinks. Soft drinks, hot drinks, beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages are normally included free as part of your all-inclusive package. Bear in mind, that the alcohol is often locally produced, such as Dorada beer, so if you want well-known branded versions, you may have to pay extra. There may also be restricted hours in which you can be served alcoholic beverages.


Many all-inclusive Tenerife holiday resorts and hotels include snacks as part of the package, which may include light bites, sandwiches, and ice creams. Find out what is included, as this does vary from place to place. In some cases, for example, you may have to pay for ice creams during the day, which can add up.

Other facilities

Look to see what is also included as part of your all-inclusive Tenerife holiday package. Some hotels may provide free use of gym facilities, sports equipment and facilities, or may even throw in a sports lesson. If the hotel has spa facilities, this is not usually included in an all-inclusive package, so if you want a pamper session, you’ll normally have to pay. Having said that, some resorts may offer a complimentary session or discounts for all-inclusive guests. Evening entertainment is also normally included free at all-inclusive hotels.

Going out of the hotel

There’s often the temptation to stay put when staying all-inclusive, as you might not want to miss out on meals or activities that you have paid for. It does seem a shame, however, to travel to somewhere as beautiful and interesting as Tenerife without exploring beyond the hotel gates. Some all-inclusive hotels can provide you with a free packed lunch if you want to go out for the day, which means that you don’t necessarily have to miss out on a meal that you’ve paid for.

The above was first published on Cheap Holidays Tenerife.
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