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All-inclusive: The lap of luxury

Turn back the clock and the all-inclusive formula was simple: all-you-can-eat buffets, cheap plonk by the glass and spirits with a label you’d never seen before and probably never wanted to see again.

But today’s luxury resorts are ripping the stereotypes to pieces with innovative concepts that go beyond the classic food and beverage deal, throwing in spa treatments, rounds of golf, water sports, excursions, Michelin-starred dining and more – often with just one price tag, all payable upfront through an agent (hello, extra commission).

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