Not all adult resorts are created equal. Seems like a bit of a no brainer. It is painfully obvious when a resort or hotel is unable to deliver a quality product.
There are many businesses out there who understand that they will never provide a five star experience and are comfortable with that. Many of these places get by through the power of convenience and a lower price tag.
Adult resorts have become more and more popular as people search out their idea of the perfect adult vacation. As the popularity of these types of vacations has increased, so has the amount of resorts who have decided to jump on the bandwagon and offer up their services.
The problem with this influx of new resorts throwing their proverbial hat into the ring is that many of these resorts rely on false claims and half truths to boost their reservations. So, what is the discerning customer to do when looking at choosing an adult resort for their next vacation? We understand your dilemma and feel that we have the expertise to point you in the right direction.
5. Taking the All out of All Inclusive
Let’s face it, one of the most attractive options today when choosing an adult resort is the all inclusive resort. It is the perfect “no fuss” type of vacation. All you have to do is pay your money, show up and enjoy yourself. The resort will take care of everything else to make sure that you maximize your vacation experience.
There are a few red flags to look at, especially when looking at what exactly is included in the all inclusive portion of your reservation. At many resorts, only the basics of food and some activities are included in the all inclusive price. That still leaves you to pay for other things such as private driver, premium drinks, excursions and transportation to and from the airport.
At the better all inclusive adult resorts, what is and is not covered should not be in question. More than likely you will have some excursions and activities that will be included in the price of your stay. Larger excursions, especially those that are more private or luxury based, will almost always cost more beyond the basic fee.
You also have to compare apples to apples. Yes they may include food, drinks and other items in their offers but what type of food? Do they up charge you for that bottle of champagne? Do they up charge you for excursions and other activities? Do they train and invest in their staff to really understand how to provide a first-class experience? This is often the difference in price you’re paying. You typically can’t offer the best and also be the least expensive. Motel 8 also offer rooms as does the Four Seasons but there is a huge difference in the experience you’ll have.
It’s important to do your research and see what is offered for that all inclusive price. If it is unclear or difficult to get a straight answer then it is probably a good idea to look at another resort.
4. Luxury is Optional
You look on their website and peruse all the information you possibly can find. They continually project an image of opulence and luxury. You can’t believe that such a high quality resort could be such a steal. There’s the old saying that if something looks too good to be true, then it probably is.
Resorts are no different. Often they will only show you the absolute best of the best accommodations, excursions and amenities. That room that you think you are getting for $200 a night is actually their private bungalow with a price tag of $2000 per night. The accommodation that you actually get looks absolutely nothing like what was advertised.
Or they use outdated marketing materials they created years ago and may not reflect the experience you will have today. How old are their promotional brochures or videos? Can you expect everything they are promising in these materials?
In contrast, when you look at the Our Retreat section of the Senses website, what you see is what you will get. We even put a note at the bottom of the page for guests looking for a more private accommodation to contact us. We did not take photos of our best accommodation and try to pass it off as our standard room nor are the photos outdated.
That’s one of the main differences with Senses, you will know exactly what to expect and receive great value and exceptional service all the way around in one of the best locations in the world.
3. False Upgrades
Many resorts will pull in unsuspecting travelers with last minute upgrades. You’ll be offered free room upgrades or other such incentives to encourage your quick booking.
So you might pay for a standard room but suddenly be offered their master suite at no additional cost. Sounds great, but if they are a small property you should be asking yourself how they can upgrade everyone to a master suite when they only have a limited number of suites? The truth is they can’t! Either they will bait and switch you at the last minute making excuses how their master suite is full and you’ll have to settle for another room, or they are very slow and have few guests in the first place.
And if they are so slow that they can offer these room upgrades to everyone then you should be asking yourself why? Maybe their service is so bad no one is booking. They’ll be happy to give you a master suite, or suddenly knock off large amounts of money on your so called all-inclusive package because they can just cut corners on service and extras once your there.
2. Lowered Price and Lowered Quality
So, the resort has decided to cut their prices to offer a supreme discount to their guests? Sounds great; however, where will you really see the nature of these cuts? Anytime a resort seeks to lower their costs, the easiest way to cut expenses is in personnel. That resort you decided to skip because you wanted to save a few dollars is the resort where you always have fresh towels, polite and welcoming guest services, helpful employees, better food and a multitude of amenities and excursions to choose from.
A resort that is always trying to cut costs will have employees who share their philosophy. They will follow the resort’s lead. If taking cutting corners is a priority, it will show in every aspect of their resort and how you are treated (valued) as a paying customer and guest. The truth is that the best experience usually costs a little more money while still providing exceptional value.
You've no doubt heard the old saying "you get what you pay for". They have to make up somewhere for cutting prices. That’s why it is very important to be thorough in your research and make sure that you know exactly what is provided to guests.
1. Location, Location, Location
Here’s one of the resort industry's dirty little secrets. Often, resorts will tell their customers that they are in close proximity to many exciting and enticing attractions. That famous golf course or nightclub that’s just minutes away, is actually hours on a noisy little 2 lane road filled with pot-holes. The private exciting getaway you imagined will have to remain a fantasy because the reality is very different.
Just because a resort claims to be close to some great attractions doesn’t mean that those attractions are convenient to get to or even worth visiting at all. Ask them to provide you with actual websites of these great attractions and pay attention to where they are located. Do a Google search of the areas you're thinking of visiting and compare for yourself.
There is a big difference between world famous beaches, casinos, golf courses, restaurants and nightclubs and a small bar frequented by mostly locals, or a resort located in a less then desirable area. It’s one thing to make claims but it's something worth investigating before you lay down your hard earned money.
We encourage you to read about Why Senses is a great choice and how we're different. You want your next adult vacation to be the best experience possible and so do we!Share this