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All Inclusives In United States

BigRedOne

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Just wondering why there are no all-inclusive resorts in the United States? One would think there would be places that all inclusive would at least be optional. While on the all-inclusive topic why are the fees so high at Mexican and Caribbean resorts. I thought those areas are supposed to be bargains compared to the United States. I can purchase an all-inclusive with air fare from a travel agent cheaper than trading through RCI.
 

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That is kind of crazy isn't it? My family does quite a bit of traveling and we don't travel much to the States (or within Canada for that matter) any more because we can go somewhere tropical for cheaper. An all inclusive in Mexico, DR or Jamaica on a last minute deal (and sometimes a year ahead) can be had for the same cost as flying to Disney World or the Maritimes.

I've often wondered the same thing about all inclusives - none in Canada either that I'm aware of - why wouldn't places offer that as an option? Obviously people are paying it in tropical destinations - although it's not an option in Hawaii either is it??
 

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The Club At Glacier-All Inclusive Program (C121) in northern Montana and Chaudière Lodge (5756) in Ontario are the only two that I am aware of in the RCI system. I don't know what the fees are at the Montana resort but I am sure they are at least as much, if not more, than the Caribbean resorts. They are also hotel rooms not condos. The Canada resort fees seem pretty reasonable for what you get but it is a fishing resort. I would really like to go to Chaudière but I don't have many friends (that I would want to spend a week with) that would be willing to spend the all-inclusive fees plus the expense of traveling the approximate 1100 mile trip to Canada.
 

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All inclusives are generally found in areas where people are likely to spend all or most of their vacation at the resort, and where food and water outside the resort may not be safe. In the US, people commonly spend a lot of time away from the resort, and there is little demand for AI. In fact, in timesharing, many people try to avoid AI resorts because of the high cost.
 

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The Canada resort fees seem pretty reasonable for what you get but it is a fishing resort. I would really like to go to Chaudière but I don't have many friends (that I would want to spend a week with) that would be willing to spend the all-inclusive fees plus the expense of traveling the approximate 1100 mile trip to Canada.

You're doing yourself a dis-service by not trying Chaudiere Lodge. There is nothing like it in the RCI system. It's a family-run resort with a lodge, cottages, boats, dedicated chef and baker, musical instruments, telescopes and, if you're lucky the aurora borealis. Check out the website and read the Trip Advisor reviews. No-one is disappointed by this place.
 

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The Coral Sands Resort North (RCI #C688) in Hilton Head has all-inclusive though I don't know why.

To me, all-inclusive defeats part of the purpose for time-sharing (though you still have the benefit of all the extra room a condo has over a hotel room). To do all-inclusive when you have a full kitchen in your unit seems anti-intuitative.

Also, most of the all-inclusives cost far more than it would cost you to cook some meals and eat out selectively. In addition, they limit your ability to sample unique eateries in the area.
 

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To me, all-inclusive defeats part of the purpose for time-sharing (though you still have the benefit of all the extra room a condo has over a hotel room). To do all-inclusive when you have a full kitchen in your unit seems anti-intuitative.

My thoughts exactly. After all, isn't that one of the points that the timeshare salesperson tried to sell you on...that you could pare your vacation expenses by preparing your own food in the kitchen rather than have to eat out every day?

In many cases, it's cheaper to eat out at a restaurant (maybe not 5-star however) than it is to eat at the resort with its AI fees.
 

MichaelColey

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I think it's also quite a bit more profitable to operate an AI option in places like Mexico and the Caribbean where the labor costs are so low. In the US or Canada, the costs would be higher and (as others have pointed out) the demand would be much lower. Not a good combination.
 

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If you take the meal plan at Disney that's sorta an all inclusive. ;)
 
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