23 Europe All-inclusive resort destinations from cheapest to most expensive

The concept of an “all-inclusive resort” where all meals and even all drinks are included in the daily room rate, was evidently launched by the Club Med group only in 1950. Ever since then, the concept has exploded in popularity, with thousands of such hotels and resorts all over the world. Many people immediately think about the Caribbean when it comes to all-inclusive resorts, but Turkey, Spain, and Greece each have more all-inclusive properties than the Dominican Republic or Mexico, which are the Caribbean leaders.

We publish and update a popular list of the cheapest Caribbean all-inclusive destinations each year, and we wanted to do the same for those who want to stay in or near Europe. Most of these destinations have their best weather from May through September, although some of them have even longer seasons.

The cheapest all-inclusive hotels are insanely cheap, but…

How does a hotel stay in business offering a room plus 3 meals and drinks for 2 people for £22 (US$27) per day? We aren’t sure, but some places are evidently offering those rates. Virtually all of the hotels with absurdly low rates also get terrible reviews and mostly regretful guests.

Most of the cheapest hotels are also farther from the beach than guests realized, and also charge for air conditioning and wifi. If you are thinking about booking an all-inclusive room for anything less than £50 per night, read the reviews very carefully or you’ll almost certainly regret it later.

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23 Cheapest all-inclusive hotel destinations in and near Europe

The list below ranks each destination by its lowest priced all-inclusive resorts. The room rate given includes a room, 3 meals a day, and (usually) unlimited drinks, including all taxes and fees. Room rates are all checked for a weeknight in June, 2017. Rates for weekends or July and August may be higher.

1 – Marmaris, Turkey

  • All-inclusive resort rates: £22 to £213/night for 2 people, including taxes
  • All-inclusive resorts: 28
  • Resorts with A-I option: 97

One of 3 Turkish resort areas to make this list, all with jaw-droppingly cheap all-inclusive resorts, Marmaris is very popular with Brits and northern Europeans. While the absolute cheapest all-inclusive resorts get pretty lousy reviews, the ones just a bit up the price ladder are well regarded and excellent value. The cheapest resorts are also less likely to have English-speaking staff on duty, which is something to pay close attention to when examining reviews.

The weather along Mediterranean Turkey is generally scorching in July and August, and most locals stay indoors if not an actual siesta. As a result, the shopping and socializing scenes shift into the evening hours, which is another real highlight of this region.

  • Nearest airport: Dalaman Airport (DLM)
  • Flight time from London: 3:55 nonstop
  • Best weather months: May, June, September, October
  • Popular with: Brits, Germans, Scandinavians, Dutch, Belgians

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2 – Bodrum/Bitez Beach, Turkey

  • All-inclusive resort rates: £23 to £234/night
  • All-inclusive resorts: 44
  • Resorts with A-I option: 103

Similar to Marmaris above, Bodrum has all-inclusive resorts starting at prices so low that they certainly appear to be mistakes. Again, the cheapest of them get pretty terrible reviews, but you don’t have to spend too much more in order to get a place that fares quite well. Some of the cheapest places restrict the number of included drinks you can get each day, so that’s another thing to look for in reviews.

Bodrum is just across a channel from Kos Island, which appears a bit down this list. With the Turkish currency and other problems hitting their tourism industry pretty hard, you get a lot more for your travel money in Turkey than you do in Greece these days.

  • Nearest airport: Milas–Bodrum Airport (BJV)
  • Flight time from London: 4:05 nonstop
  • Best weather months: May, June, September, October
  • Popular with: Brits, Germans, Dutch, Russians, eastern Europeans

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3 – Hurghada, Egypt

  • All-inclusive resort rates: £26 to £188/night
  • All-inclusive resorts: 41
  • Resorts with A-I option: 42

While Turkey has its own problems, they may not compete with the problems that the tourism industry in Egypt have been facing for the past few years. Hurghada is on the Red Sea coast on Egypt’s mainland, and along with Sharm el-Sheik, it’s been hit hard by the instability in the country in recent years. Reports are that as of 2017, resorts are still more than half empty at any given time.

In spite of alcohol being difficult to get in most of this Muslim country, it flows freely at the all-inclusive resorts in Hurghada. You obviously won’t be getting top-shelf liquor at the cheaper resorts, but at least you do get booze. Even the nights can feel too warm here in the summer months, so this is a good place to consider for spring or autumn.

  • Nearest airport: Hurghada International Airport (HRG)
  • Flight time from London: 5:25 nonstop
  • Best weather months: March, April, May, October, November
  • Popular with: Brits, Germans, Belgians, Dutch, Scandinavians, eastern Europeans

4 – Antalya, Turkey

  • All-inclusive resort rates: £33 to £651/night
  • All-inclusive resorts: 362
  • Resorts with A-I option: 348

When it comes to fully all-inclusive resorts (rather than those that offer an all-inclusive option), Antalya has more than the rest of this list put together, by quite a margin. This area has become something of a factory for small all-inclusive hotels, and the value is phenomenal. As with the others, the absolute cheapest places get bad reviews, but there are hundreds of resorts in the £50 to £80 per night range that get very good reviews.

The resort scene is so large in Antalya that there are certain beach neighborhoods where each nationality tends to cluster. You’ll find British areas and German areas and Russian areas, which are ideal for those who prefer to stick with their own when visiting another country.

  • Nearest airport: Antalya Airport (AYT)
  • Flight time from London: 4:10 nonstop
  • Best weather months: May, June, September, October
  • Popular with: Brits, Germans, Belgians, Dutch, Scandinavians, Russians, eastern Europeans

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5 – Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

  • All-inclusive resort rates: £49 to £105/night
  • All-inclusive resorts: 13
  • Resorts with A-I option: 38

Evidently the only Black Sea resort area with more than a few all-inclusive hotels, Sunny Beach is somewhat infamous in certain circles for its anything-goes reputation. Even the most expensive all-inclusive resorts here are quite cheap by almost any standards, so you might be able to splurge a bit and get something nice if this is your scene.

Sunny Beach is a good choice if you want to rub elbows with middle class residents of neighboring eastern European countries as well as Russians. The thin stretch of sand here as well as the water itself always seem to be packed in photos of Sunny Beach, so this isn’t an ideal choice for those who prefer quiet and a bit of privacy.

  • Nearest airports: Burgas Airport (BOJ), Varna Airport (VAR)
  • Flight time from London: 3:35 nonstop
  • Best weather months: June, July, August, September
  • Popular with: Brits, Irish, Germans, Belgians, Dutch, Scandinavians, Russians, eastern Europeans

6 – Crete Island, Greece

  • All-inclusive resort rates: £49 to £469/night
  • All-inclusive resorts: 23
  • Resorts with A-I option: 59

Crete is one of the Greek islands large enough to have groups of hotels that are dominated by citizens of certain countries. So if you prefer to stay at an all-inclusive resort where most guests and staff are speaking German to each other, you’ll find those here.

Some of the resorts on Crete are quite remote so leaving the hotel grounds isn’t as easy as in some other places. Some of the cheaper places also charge extra for air-conditioning, so it’s worth scanning the July and August reviews of any place that you are thinking about booking.

  • Nearest airport: Heraklion International Airport (HER)
  • Flight time from London: 3:45 nonstop
  • Best weather months: May, June, September, October
  • Popular with: Brits, Germans, Swiss, Austrians, Belgians, Dutch, Scandinavians, Finns, Russians, eastern Europeans, Israelis

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7 – Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

  • All-inclusive resort rates: £53 to £599/night
  • All-inclusive resorts: 3
  • Resorts with A-I option: 83

Each of the larger Canary Islands has all-inclusive resorts and the room rates are fairly similar at all of them, but Tenerife does have the cheapest ones as well. The weather in the Canaries is reasonably warm all year round, so you can even see sunbathing northern Europeans in the winter months.

Value here is very good compared to the Spanish mainland, so the longer flight is usually worth it. Alcohol is quite cheap in restaurants in Tenerife, with daytime specials of €1 half-liters of beer very easy to find. As a result, those who don’t drink much might get better value out of a full-board plan.

  • Nearest airports: Tenerife–South Airport (TFS), Tenerife-North Airport (TFN)
  • Flight time from London: 4:20 nonstop
  • Best weather months: April through November (decent all year)
  • Popular with: Brits, Germans, Swiss, Austrians, Belgians, Dutch, Scandinavians, Finns, French, Italians, Russians

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8 – Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt

  • All-inclusive resort rates: £56 to £578/night
  • All-inclusive resorts: 27
  • Resorts with A-I option: 117

Located on the Sinai Peninsula, just across the inlet from the even-cheaper Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheik is Egypt’s other major resort area that is also struggling to fill rooms in the years since the country has become a bit less stable. The value here is fantastic for what you get, and you’ll probably have the beach mostly to yourself if the other recent reviews are to be believed.

The summer temperatures here are scorching so this is another top choice for the spring and autumn months. And even though alcohol can be tough to find in Egypt’s cities, it’s not hard to find in Sharm el-Sheik.

  • Nearest airports: Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (SSH)
  • Flight time from London: 5:25 nonstop
  • Best weather months: March, April, May, October, November
  • Popular with: Italians, Russians, eastern Europeans

9 – Kos Island, Greece

  • All-inclusive resort rates: £62 to £264/night
  • All-inclusive resorts: 8
  • Resorts with A-I option: 43

All of the major Greek islands are offering excellent all-inclusive value these days, and Kos is obviously no exception. Kos is just across the channel from Bodrum, Turkey, which is near the top of this list. This island is less popular with Russians and eastern Europeans than some others, and it’s particularly popular with German-speaking tourists.

Again, the cheapest of these all-inclusive resorts are often not on or near the beach and they usually get pretty bad reviews, so if you are going to book something on your own it’s critical to research carefully.

  • Nearest airport: Kos Island International Airport (KGS)
  • Flight time from London: 4:00 nonstop
  • Best weather months: May through October
  • Popular with: Brits, Germans, Swiss, Austrians, Belgians, Dutch, Scandinavians, Finns, Poles

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10 (tie) – Zakynthos Island, Greece

  • All-inclusive resort rates: £64 to £292/night
  • All-inclusive resorts: 10
  • Resorts with A-I option: 22

One thing that Zakynthos has going for it is its location west of Athens, which puts it about 30 minutes closer to most of western Europe by air than the others on this list. Many of the all-inclusive hotels here appear to be only bookable as package deals with offline travel agents, so the selection for those who want to book on their own is limited.

The value here is still very good though, as you can find very nice 3-star hotels here that get great reviews for well under £100 per night for two people. This is another destination that you need to read the reviews carefully since some of the resorts located on the coast don’t actually have a sandy beach nearby.

  • Nearest airport: Zakynthos International Airport (ZTH)
  • Flight time from London: 3:30 nonstop
  • Best weather months: May through October
  • Popular with: Brits, Germans, Swiss, Austrians, Belgians, Dutch, Italians, Scandinavians, Finns, Poles, Russians

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10 (tie) – Agadir, Morocco

  • All-inclusive resort rates: £64 to £242/night
  • All-inclusive resorts: 3
  • Resorts with A-I option: 15

While not as famous for cultural tourism as Marrakech or Fes, Agadir has got them both beat for beachside all-inclusive resorts. Unlike the others, this is also a modern city, although that won’t matter to most all-inclusive guests who will just take the short taxi or shuttle ride from the airport to their resort along the coast just to the north.

Unlike most of the other destinations on this list, the second language of Morocco is French, and English is a distant third. For this reason it’s understandably more popular among French-speaking guests. Those who don’t speak French should be fine at one of the more expensive hotels, but cheaper places may not have many English speakers on staff.

  • Nearest airport: Agadir-Al Massira Airport (AGA)
  • Flight time from London: 3:50 nonstop
  • Best weather months: May through November
  • Popular with: Brits, Germans, French, Portuguese, Belgians, Dutch, Italians, Scandinavians, Finns, Poles, eastern Europeans

12 – Marrakech, Morocco

  • All-inclusive resort rates: £69 to £115/night
  • All-inclusive resorts: 7
  • Resorts with A-I option: 6

Unlike Agadir (above), Marrakech isn’t on or very near the coast, so the summers here are much warmer and probably best avoided. Marrakech has around 1,000 total hotels and only a dozen or so that offer all-inclusive plans, so this is not an obvious destination. The resorts that do offer unlimited meals and drinks tend to be well outside of the city center, so soaking in the local culture will take some effort.

The inland location means that these are desert resorts with large pools rather than beaches. It also means that you get warm weather as early as April, so it’s a good choice for those who are sick of the winter cold and want to sunbathe earlier in the year.

  • Nearest airport: Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK)
  • Flight time from London: 3:40 nonstop
  • Best weather months: April, May, June, September, October
  • Popular with: Brits, Germans, French, Portuguese, Belgians, Dutch, Spanish, Italians, Scandinavians, Finns, Russians, eastern Europeans

13 – Algarve/Albufeira/Faro, Portugal

  • All-inclusive resort rates: £74 to £286/night
  • All-inclusive resorts: 8
  • Resorts with A-I option: 40

The southern coast of Portugal along the Atlantic has been popular with Brits for decades, and now other nationalities are coming in strong numbers as well. The Algarve (as the whole region is known) only has a few dozen all-inclusive hotels or hotels that offer all-inclusive packages, so they are only a tiny part of the whole hotel scene here.

The shorter flight times for many western Europeans adds to the appeal, though you can still reach Mallorca or Ibiza in less time from most starting points. Hotels here are good value and the whole area is cheaper than you would expect based on the quality.

  • Nearest airport: Faro Airport (FAO)
  • Flight time from London: 2:50 nonstop
  • Best weather months: May through October
  • Popular with: Brits, Germans, Austrians, Swiss, French, Belgians, Dutch, Scandinavians, Finns

14 – Rhodes Island, Greece

  • All-inclusive resort rates: £78 to £251/night
  • All-inclusive resorts: 29
  • Resorts with A-I option: 100

While Santorini and Mykonos might be more popular for normal hotels, Rhodes is the top island in Greece for all-inclusive resorts and holidays. Even though the bottom end of the market isn’t as cheap as Crete or Kos (above), the midrange here is similar and value is fantastic at the larger beachfront all-inclusive resorts.

Many of the beaches on Rhodes are gravel rather than sand, so if that matters to you it’s important to read the reviews. At the cheaper places you might also have to pay for air conditioning as well as wifi, but still it’s hard to argue with the overall value.

  • Nearest airport: Rhodes International Airport (RHO)
  • Flight time from London: 4:00 nonstop
  • Best weather months: May through October
  • Popular with: Brits, Germans, Swiss, Austrians, Belgians, Dutch, Italians, Scandinavians, Finns, Poles, Russians, eastern Europeans

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15 – Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain

  • All-inclusive resort rates: £78 to £482/night
  • All-inclusive resorts: 6
  • Resorts with A-I option: 54

Fuerteventura loosely translates to “strong winds,” which helps explain why this is the most popular Canary island for windsurfers and surfers in general. About a quarter of the 200 or so hotels on this island offer an all-inclusive meal plan, which is a higher percentage than the other islands in the group.

As with the other Canary islands, the weather here is nice all year round, and it’s popular with northern Europeans even in December. Overall value here is quite good, and there aren’t many cheap places that get terrible reviews to worry about.

  • Nearest airports: Fuerteventura Airport (FUE)
  • Flight time from London: 4:20 nonstop
  • Best weather months: April through November (decent all year)
  • Popular with: Brits, Germans, Swiss, Austrians, Belgians, Dutch, Scandinavians, Finns, French, Italians

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16 – Corfu Island, Greece

  • All-inclusive resort rates: £79 to £215/night
  • All-inclusive resorts: 6
  • Resorts with A-I option: 54

Another Greek island that doesn’t get as much attention as Santorini or Mykonos, Corfu is off Greece’s northwest coast, and it’s the closest of the Greek holiday islands to most of Europe. Many of the resorts that are fully all-inclusive seem to be bookable only with packages from travel agents, so the choices for independent bookers are a bit shallow.

Reviews for the cheaper all-inclusive properties here can be pretty bad, so this is another island where you have to be careful before confirming anything. The hotels that seem to mainly do packages usually get better reviews, so that might be the way to go if you want to stay on Corfu.

  • Nearest airport: Corfu International Airport (CFU)
  • Flight time from London: 3:05 nonstop
  • Best weather months: May through October
  • Popular with: Brits, Germans, Swiss, Austrians, Dutch, Italians, Scandinavians, Finns, Poles, Russians, eastern Europeans

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17 – Cape Verde

  • All-inclusive resort rates: £83 to £166/night
  • All-inclusive resorts: 4
  • Resorts with A-I option: 6

This island chain off west Africa, about 1600 kilometers southwest of the Canary Islands, is actually in the Tropics so the winters are warm and the summers are only a bit warmer. With a flight time of a bit over 6 hours from London, Cape Verde is only a bit closer to the UK than to the Caribbean. With December average highs of about 27C, this is the only destination on this list that is warm enough for swimming all year round.

There are only about 10 hotels that are all-inclusive or offer all-inclusive meal plan options, but it’s still an interesting possibility because of the year-round warm weather. Even the most expensive all-inclusive hotels here are fairly cheap compared to the Caribbean.

  • Nearest airports: Amílcar Cabral International Airport (SID), Aristides Pereira International Airport (BVC), Cesária Évora Airport (VXE)
  • Flight time from London: 6:10 nonstop
  • Best weather months: All year long
  • Popular with: Brits, Germans, Dutch, Belgians, Italians, French, Scandinavians, Finns, Portuguese, Poles

18 – Ibiza, Balaeric Islands, Spain

  • All-inclusive resort rates: £88 to £299/night
  • All-inclusive resorts: 6
  • Resorts with A-I option: 61

Ibiza is mostly known as a party island for younger people, but they also have about 60 hotels that offer all-inclusive meal plan options. The short flight time from western Europe makes this a popular stop even for those not planning on spending their nights in the giant corporate dance clubs.

The purely all-inclusive resorts tend to be spread around the less populated parts of Ibiza, but many of the hotels that offer an all-inclusive option are in or very near Sant Antonio, which is where much of the famous nightlife is based.

  • Nearest airports: Ibiza Airport (IBZ)
  • Flight time from London: 2:25 nonstop
  • Best weather months: May through October
  • Popular with: Brits, Germans, Swiss, Austrians, Belgians, Dutch, Finns, French, Italians

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19 – Mallorca, Balaeric Islands, Spain

  • All-inclusive resort rates: £90 to £302/night
  • All-inclusive resorts: 10
  • Resorts with A-I option: 253

Even though the bottom price for all-inclusive hotels is higher in Mallorca than it is in the Canaries and most other places, the midrange of the market is huge and very good value here. Most of the purely all-inclusive resorts here seem to work solely with package operators, so they are hard to book independently online. But there are still over 200 hotels with an all-inclusive option, so there are plenty of great choices.

You can find a full-feature all-inclusive hotel here that gets consistently solid reviews for around £100 per night for two people including everything. And you don’t have to spend too much more to get something a bit on the posh side. The short flights from the UK and Germany make this one very popular all summer.

  • Nearest airports: Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI)
  • Flight time from London: 2:20 nonstop
  • Best weather months: May through October
  • Popular with: Brits, Germans, Swiss, Austrians, Belgians, Dutch, Scandinavians, Finns, French, Italians, Russians, eastern Europeans

20 – Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

  • All-inclusive resort rates: £92 to £329/night
  • All-inclusive resorts: 4
  • Resorts with A-I option: 57

Lanzarote is the third of four Canary Islands to appear on this list, and many of the remarks are the same. The pleasant climate all year round makes this place popular with northern Europeans even in the slightly cooler months. Puerto del Carmen is home to most of the island’s hotels, including almost 20 that offer an all-inclusive option, with the other spread in several clusters along the south coast.

The bottom price all-inclusive hotels can be a bit dodgy, but overall the quality is quite high up and down the scale. For £100 per night per couple you can get an all-inclusive deal at a chain hotel that gets good reviews from nearly all past guests.

  • Nearest airports: Lanzarote Airport (ACE)
  • Flight time from London: 4:15 nonstop
  • Best weather months: April through November (decent all year)
  • Popular with: Brits, Irish, Germans, Swiss, Austrians, Belgians, Dutch, Scandinavians, Finns, French, Italians

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21 – Cyprus

  • All-inclusive resort rates: £101 to £402/night
  • All-inclusive resorts: 6
  • Resorts with A-I option: 58

Cyprus is famously divided with a Greek zone in the south and a Turkish zone in the north. The holiday scene is nearly all in the Greek zone, including nearly all of the all-inclusive resorts, so it’s quite similar to nearby Greek islands in general.

You’ll even find some all inclusive resorts in or very near the town of Ayia Napa, which has a music and nightlife culture similar to Ibiza. The long flight may not help its appeal, but prices on most things are quite low once you land.

  • Nearest airport: Larnaca International Airport (LCA)
  • Flight time from London: 4:40 nonstop
  • Best weather months: May through October
  • Popular with: Brits, Germans, Austrians, Swiss, French, Scandinavians, Finns, Belgians, Russians, eastern Europeans, Israelis

22 – Menorca, Balaeric Islands, Spain

  • All-inclusive resort rates: £113 to £170/night
  • All-inclusive resorts: 0
  • Resorts with A-I option: 35

Minorca, as it’s often spelled, is of course the smaller neighbor of Mallorca in the Balaeric Sea just off Spain. The island has a reputation as a much calmer place than either Mallorca or Ibiza, and also for having far more actual sandy beaches than the others. As a result, those wanting an easy-to-reach island destination that isn’t known for nonstop parties, have a place to go too.

There are almost no purely all-inclusive hotels on Menorca, but there are a few dozen that offer an all-inclusive option. Most of those seem to work primarily with travel agents selling packages, so that might be your best bet. Of the hotels that are bookable online, they are mostly all in a tight range of nightly rates, with no real cheapies like on most of the other islands.

  • Nearest airports: Menorca Airport (MAH)
  • Flight time from London: 2:20 nonstop
  • Best weather months: May through October
  • Popular with: Brits, Germans, Austrians, Dutch, Scandinavians, French, Italians

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23 – Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

  • All-inclusive resort rates: £131 to £193/night
  • All-inclusive resorts: 9
  • Resorts with A-I option: 49


While Gran Canaria might appear to be the “most expensive” all-inclusive resort market in or near Europe, that’s not really the case. This is just the destination with the highest minimum nightly room rate, but its most expensive resorts are quite modestly priced compared to many other places on the list above.

Similar to Menorca, nearly all of the all-inclusive resorts on Gran Canaria appear to be bookable only through packages. You might get the best deal from the travel agent on the high street, including flights and transfers. If you do want to book yourself you’ll find that quality here is very high, and nearly all properties get very good reviews compared to the overall market.

  • Nearest airports: Gran Canaria Airport (LPA)
  • Flight time from London: 4:20 nonstop
  • Best weather months: April through November (decent all year)
  • Popular with: Brits, Irish, Germans, Swiss, Austrians, Belgians, Dutch, Scandinavians, Finns, French, Italians

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