Every year we see a growing number of new all-inclusive resorts becoming available. With each new property there is increased standards of better food, better service and more luxury. And with all the excitement and hype going on around a new resort opening we need to stop and evaluate if we should jump on the band wagon and book the resort within the first few months of opening.
Yes it is exciting to experience a brand new resort and I'm not saying that you shouldn't however there are both pros and cons to being at a brand new resort. And like with any resort choice I want you to be well informed and prepared before you make your decision.
Your vacation is always a big investment not only in money but in time. You work hard all year and your vacation allows you to unwind, relax, spend quality time with those you love and experience new things. No one ever wants to have a bad vacation experience.
So let's start with some of the PROS of choosing a brand new resort.
Many resorts will offer introductory pricing before the opening of a new resort and sometimes this will even be extended within the first few months after opening. This can be a significant savings and it may be one of the few times that you will ever see this kind of savings.
Shiny & New:
Depending on when you step foot in a new resort you will know that there have not been hundreds of thousands of people before you, it's more like a few hundred or a few thousand. This means everything is still new and shiny with no signs of standard wear and tear. It's kinda like b
buying a brand new house and stepping foot in it for the first time.
Social Bragging Rights:
So you were able to visit a brand new resort within months of opening, how cool is that to share with family and friends? It's always exciting to be the first to have experienced something as grand as this, maybe it's even a check on your bucket list. Okay so you don't really have to brag if you don't want to, you can just be super excited that you visited such and such resort when it first opened.
So now on to the CONS of a brand new resort.
Many times a resorts official opening date will be pushed back because they are not ready to open and even when they open you can expect there to still be construction going on in some areas of the resort. This may include restaurants, rooms and the spa.
With a new resort comes growing pains. Staff may have not worked together before and are learning to communicate with each other as well as guests. Until these kinks are worked out there can be wait times at check in, wait times at restaurants and so on.
This may seem obvious but if you vacation yearly at an all-inclusive more than likely you will be used to resort grounds that are well established, lush and tropical. However with a new resort this will usually not be the case as they have to start from scratch with planting flowers and trees.
Although resorts do their best to be ready for opening day, it's important to remember there will always be a trade off between a new resort being 100% ready and price.
So there you have it, the good and not so good when choosing a brand new all-inclusive resort. Still not sure if a new resort is the right choice for you? Let's chat and I can help you determine if a new resort will be the perfect fit or if it will be a vacation nightmare for you.