So you went “all-in” for food, drinks, amenities and activities - but how do you ensure you’re making the most of your experience? Check out our suggestions for living your best all-inclusive life.



If you wish to pre-purchase an off-property excursion, you can do so through these reputable companies:

  • Amstar (all Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Costa Rica)


Spa Treatments

Most resorts allow you to pre-book appointments. If you know you want to visit the spa on a specific day of your trip, all you have to do is visit their website or contact your agent for more information.

Eating & Drinking

  • Call your drink by name when ordering. For example, order an Absolut and soda vs. just a vodka soda to ensure you get a drink you’re going to like!

  • 24-hour room service and a mini-bar are included where specified by your agent.

  • Water for drinks and ice is filtered for safe consumption at all the restaurants and bars. In your room, you should use the bottle water provided in your room instead of drinking water from the faucet.

  • If you ever want something you don’t see on a menu or from a bar, or even from housekeeping, just ask for it! The front desk is the first point of assistance but if you don't get the matter resolved, please contact your agent.

  • Extra hungry or see more than one item on the menu that catches your eye? Order up!

Money, Health Insurance, and Tech:

  • Be sure to use the in-room safe at all times for passports, valuables and electronics.

  • Wifi is complimentary at the resort.

  • USD is accepted if you wish to tip and credit cards (except Discover) are accepted if you wish to make a purchase. You do not need to change USD to the local currency.

  • Exchange USD large bills before you travel for tipping. $1’s and $5’s are recommended.


Tipping is at your discretion but tipping for good service is encouraged by Destination Luxe Travel and sincerely appreciated by resort staff. Click here for our latest downloadable tipping guide for the Caribbean.


If you are visiting a destination where the local language is Spanish, you can check our our downloadable “Vacation Spanish” cheat sheet. Google Translate is also handy and it is free to download!