Budget all-inclusive holiday resort ideas

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With so many resorts around, we've just highlighted a few, mainly three-stars properties which offer great budget holidays and include all meals, drinks and some activities as a minimum. Prices depend on dates, but average around £350 per person and as many tour operators offer the same property, do shop around.

Turkey, Greek and Cyprus
The cheap and cheerful Club Viva near the lively resort of Marmaris in Turkey, is offered by Thomson, Cosmos Holidays and others, with facilities like a water slide, kids' pool, play area, buffet restaurant and Turkish nights - also have a look at Montebello Resort also near Marmaris which is sold by Monarch, Travel Republic, Thomas Cook and others and has a kids' club, is 50 metres from the beach and has a spa and free wifi.

Three-star hotels such as Rodos Star Hotel and the Solemar Hotel in Ixia on the Greek island of Rhodes are available from operators such as Olympic Holidays - you may not have an endless choice of activities but if you're watching your pennies, it's ideal and includes all meals and most alcoholic drinks (there's a limit on cocktails). Crete is also worth considering. Olympic Holidays offers the good-value, three-star Panorama Village in Aghia Pelagia. Corfu is another gorgeous Greek island with several options such as Mareblue Beach Resort on Agios Sypridon which has its own own private beach.

All-inclusives don't have be resort-based. Aparthotels mean you get your own apartment with fridge and kitchen but with all meals included - one budget options offering this style of all-inclusive is the family-friendly Makronissos Village Club in a quieter part of Ayia Napa in Cyprus. Its selection of bungalows, studios and apartments are available via Olympic Holidays, easyjet, and others. Also look at the three-star Fountoulis Apartments in Georgioupolis, Crete.

Spanish favourites
Of course, Spain remains a hotspot. The Balearic Islands (Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza) have a great selection of three-star all-inclusives such as the three-star Marconfort El Greco Hotel in Ibiza with on-site waterpark (available with the likes of Jet2holidays, and Monarch). A newcomer to Thomson's 2014 collection is Sirenis Hotel Club Aura in Ibiza, aimed at families with its waterpark, Thomson Kids' Club, soft play area and evening kids' activities. If you've got teenagers over 18 looking for a summer all-inclusive, it's worth checking out Ibiza's two-star Azuline Club Punta Arabi at Playa Es Cana as a good-value option. On the island of Majorca, Hotel Marina Corfu (pictured) has an outdoor pool and Mini Club for kids and good offers, especially out of season if you have pre-school children.
On the Canary Islands, try Fuerteventura's four-star Barcelo Jandia Mar which has a Health & Wellness Centre, Barcy Kids' Club and lots of watersports and outdoor activities. It may be a four-star but a family of 4 can holiday for under £1000 per family.

Mainland Spain is also bursting with all-inclusive resorts from Palm Beach on the Costa Blanca. It's a four-star but with many deals offered by the likes of Thomas Cook and Monarch, often with unlimited entry to Aqualandia waterpark, it can work out well. Another good option is the three-star Hotel Palia la Roca on the Costa del Sol, and offered by jet2holidays, Monarch, Travel Republic and Cosmos Holidays. The theme park Port Aventura on the Costa Dorada (pictured) has also introduced an all-inclusive option at the Hotel El Paso, bookable via, Thomson and many others. The newly titled Costa Barcelona near Spain's popular city also offers up the three-star Hotel Santa Susanna Resort.

Europe and beyond
As all-inclusives become more popular, you can also choose more specialised packages such as couples-only, family-focussed resorts and watersports-all-included. First Choice only offers all-inclusive in its summer brochures and it's worth checking out their Splashworld holidays for water park-loving families. These holidays are either walking distance or a free shuttle bus ride from tried-and-tested water parks with a great selection of water slides, lazy rivers and flumes and graded according to age suitability. Splashworld holidays are available everywhere from Spain and Turkey to Bulgaria and the Dominican Republic.

Get started...
There are hundreds of holiday companies offering all-inclusive breaks but here are a few to get you started. Remember to compare prices as you could grab yourself a real bargain by doing so. Have a look at On The Beach, Teletext Holidays, directline holidays, First Choice, Thomson, Thomas Cook, Jet2holidays and

You can also check Trip Advisor for the latest reviews of individual properties but make sure you read a selection for a fair, overall opinion!

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Any good children' s family hotels with a waterpark and free good kids club for 2 x 4 & 5 Years

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