All Inclusive is the best option if you want to leave your credit card at home. Your breakfast, lunch, and evening meals are included in the price, plus soft drinks, some alcoholic drinks, and snacks – so the majority of your eating costs are covered in the price of your trip. Each hotel differs slightly on what All Inclusive includes, from service to meal times, so make sure to check before booking. The restaurants on site and the level of service may vary – at TUI SENSATORI Riviera Cancun for example, you’ll get 24-hour room service, and your minibar will be restocked daily.
Confused as to what Full Board means compared with All Inclusive? All meals are included in the price of a Full Board holiday, but any drinks and snacks aren’t. Again, make sure to check what is included before you book. At TUI BLUE Los Gigantes you can choose between Full Board, which covers your meals, and Full Board Plus if you want drinks included, too. It’s a great way to make the most of your hotel and still enjoy the freedom of heading out to the local town in the evening to sample local beverages.
Half Board includes your breakfast and your evening meal, so if you prefer to spend the day topping up your tan at the beach, or trying water sports on one of our TUI experiences, you don’t need to worry about missing out on a mid-day meal. It’s also a great option at family resorts like TUI BLUE AVENIDA Family Suites for broods with little ones who don’t need three meals. Check out our Half-Board holiday deals to bag a bargain.
Bed and Breakfast is the ideal option for those who want to eat out regularly in the area. If you like a lie in, and still want to explore local delicacies for lunch and evening meals, it’ll suit you perfectly. Holidaymakers staying in hotels like the Riu Plaza New York Times Square will really make the most of it, as you can fill up in the morning for your day of New York sightseeing without any added cost.
The final board option is Self Catering, which you’ll find is always the case with our Villas Collection. There aren’t any meals included in this board basis, so foodies can enjoy all the best dining the local area has to offer. Stay somewhere like Villa Oleander in Portugal, and you can eat out every day. Plus, it’s great for budding chefs who love whipping up new recipes in the kitchen – you can make the most of your trip by stocking up on local ingredients at the supermarket. If you prefer to venture out of your hotel rather than chill out at the pool, this is probably the option for you.
Made your mind up on which board basis is for you?
Take a look at our All Inclusive holidays if you want everything but the kitchen sink included in the cost of your break, and read our suggestions of the best destinations to visit in 2021 for some holiday inspiration.
Author: Lizzie Butler
There’s a lot to be said about the all-action TUI MAGIC LIFE Fuerteventura, starting with the views. From its high-up position above the beach, you can look out towards the horizon from most of the property.
Location is key at this hotel – it's a secluded adults-only retreat, edged by vast olive groves and the Ionian Sea.
TUI SENSATORI Ibiza is in a standout spot on the White Isle. It comes with a great beachfront setting and brilliant sunset views.
Our top deals tailored to you, straight to your inbox Sign up for offers
More from TUI
About TUI MyTUI app Cookies Notice Manage Cookie Preferences Privacy Notice Terms & Conditions Credit card fees Media Centre Travel Jobs Affiliates Discover Lakes & Mountains Discover Weddings App Store for Ios Google Play Store Travel Money Holiday Budget Calculator TUI Group First Choice Holiday Brochures Travel After Brexit Holiday Weather
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and National Travel Health Network and Centre have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad.
See gov.uk/travelaware and follow @FCDOtravelGovUK on Twitter and Facebook.com/FCDOtravel - for the latest general FCDO travel advice, including coronavirus travel guidance, security and local laws, and passport and visa information.
See gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice - for FCDO travel advice about individual destinations.
See Travel Aware page - for travel advice from TUI.
See travelhealthpro.org.uk - for current travel health news.
The advice can change so check regularly for updates.
All the flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Some of the flights on this website are also financially protected by the ATOL scheme, but ATOL protection does not apply to all flights. This website will provide you with information on the protection that applies in the case of each flight before you make your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.caa.co.uk. ATOL protection does not apply to the other holiday and travel services listed on this website.