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All Inclusive Mexico

DayTraveler

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Not planning on travel now but have been wondering if anyone has experience with all inclusive RCI Mexico resorts for a family? The fees seem high. Just wondering if anyone has found this to be good. The idea of not messing with food in the kitchen does sound appealing. And not having to get your wallet out and worry about tips and such. Heck, what would I worry about?
 

moonstone

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77,000 RCI points (Sunrise Ridge Resort, TN)
We looked into exchanging into one many years ago but when we added up the exchange cost, AI fees, our airfare and transfer from & back to the airport it was just too expensive. We aren't big drinkers and doubted we could eat enough food to cover the daily fee.
Being Canadian we could get an All Inclusive package off the internet or even at a travel agent for less than the cost of the AI fee and then we would still have our week.
YMMV

-Diane
 

geist1223

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Worldmark 97,000 Credits
DRI Cabo Azul 50,500
Royal Solaris San Jose del Cabo
Are you a Costco Member? Checkout Costco Travel for Royal Solaris in Cabo.
 

CanuckTravlr

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We have looked at this several times in both Mexico and several Caribbean islands. We generally find that none of the AI compulsory resorts are a good deal when exchanging for points. As others have pointed out, you can usually buy a typical packaged vacation, including air, meals and hotel for not much more (and sometimes less) than all the charges in trying to do an exchange. They seem to give little or no value to your points. So save your points for non-AI travel.
 

Talent312

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We stayed at an AI in Jamaica.
We had a good time, but felt an unspoken need to drink+eat at least as much as other guests, so as not to subsidize them from our fees...

Example: Pina coladas at the swim up bar & jerk chicken breasts at the outdoor BBQ.
 

Passepartout

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I don't think AI at timeshare resorts is a good deal forr ahyone but the resort. As suggested, Costco Travel or www.cheapcaribbean have package deals that are a better buy if that's what you want.

Jim
 

geist1223

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When talking about Al's with folks they say it is not worth it because they do not drink that much but think what a tonic water with lime every hour would cost you at a Resort. I do not known about other AI's but Solaris have very nice restaurants that are included. You do need a Reservation and they have a Dress Code.

I have to admit we get additional Bennies because we are Members. But the Restaurants are open to everyone.
 
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