The Dos and Don'ts of All-Inclusive Vacations for Couples
Travel experts address concerns regarding all-inclusive vacations.
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Before booking that enticing, all-inclusive trip to the Bahamas, consider these pros and cons from industry experts and real-life couples.
The Berkshires in Western Massachusetts
Stay in this captivating circular cottage and indulge in the area's natural attributes, art history and charming interiors. The canopy bed fits underneath a 35-foot-high conical ceiling. Sculptor Henry Hudson Kitson used the cottage, also known as the “Silo Studio," as his studio. The Airbnb rental in Tyringham, Massachusetts, is part of the Santarella Estate, which has garden paths, a babbling brook, lily ponds, acres of forest and a swimming pond. Rates start at $225 per night.
A chic and romantic riad—a traditional Moroccan house with an interior garden or courtyard—is an Airbnb rental option for honeymooning couples in exotic Marrakesh. Take a dip in the pool and soak up the culture of Morocco, with Jamaa el Fna square and shopping at the nearby souks. Rates start at $96 per night.
Carmel Valley, California
A romantic rustic tower surrounded by the mountains—need we say more? This delightful Airbnb rental in Carmel Valley, California, started out as a water tower and was converted into a guest retreat. Couples can take advantage of hiking, biking and horseback riding, plus more than 20 wine tasting locations within 3 miles. Rates start at $175 per night.
Take a well-deserved break with a stay in a modern treehouse outside of Florence, Italy. The Tuscan getaway offers views of the verdant landscape through the large windows and is located near a village and sites such as the Certosa monastery. Rates start at $246 per night.
The Herculaneum is within walking distance of this Italianate villa, where guests are surrounded by Roman mythology sculptures and paintings that lends itself to a legendary getaway. The Villa San Gennarillo Bed & Breakfast, an Airbnb rental, is within excursion distance of Pompeii, Naples, Sorrento, Capri and Ischia. Rates for one room start at $89 per night.
Joshua Tree National Park, California
Find a real post-wedding reteat in an airy and open 1949 California hacienda. More than 100 Joshua trees surround the dreamy Airbnb rental, which is 10 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park. The owners recommend waking in time to see the sunrise at least one day of your stay, and pencil in time to spend in the swinging living room chairs. Rates start at $250 per night.
For a tropical hideway, an Airbnb rental cottage in Miami is surrounded by exotic plants in a lush garden setting with access to the beach. The pool and tiki hut beckon for couples seeking tranquility. Rates start at $85 per night.
An enchanting Airbnb rental in Italy is a tranquil setting for a romantic getaway. The fairytale-like stone cottage is situated in the countryside near the small town of Cisternino, but still close to beaches and sights such as caves, excavations, museums and the 13th century Castel del Monte. Rates start at $72 per night.