Every all-inclusive resort has their own special brand of hospitality that makes them unique. There are some that will offer you helicopter tours around the region. There are others that will offer you extremely relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments with every booking while others still will give you a chance to see some of the most famous local acts in action barely two feet away from your table. Yes, luxury resorts go out of their way to make their guests feel special.
There are, however, some luxury resorts that go above and beyond to deliver absolute value for money. Whenever you are looking to book a stay at a luxury resort anywhere around the world, be sure to see what kind of special offers they have on the menu. Some of these things (depending on how lavish and extravagant they are) may not come as part of the package with your booking. You might have to pay a little extra for them but most are well-worth the money you spend. Here are some things to-do when staying at an all-inclusive resort in Antigua or anywhere else around the world.
Unique Things to-do at a Luxury Resort
1. Go Horseback Riding on the Beach
This is by far one of the most romantic and “movie-like” things you could do when on holiday. There are beach resorts around the world that offer horseback riding on request. Many of these resorts specialize in providing their guests with romantic sunset horseback riding on secluded beaches. Imagine being just you and your loved one on the backs of a couple of snow white thoroughbred horse riding off into the sunset on a white sandy beach somewhere in Antigua? This kind of experience comes around once in a lifetime and is well-worth the time you spend learning how to ride horses bareback.
2. Have a Hot Air Balloon Dinner
This will fully depend on how well you can keep your food down when riding a hot air balloon a few hundred feet off the ground. Hot Air balloon rides are special on any occasion. Now imagine riding one over the plains of Africa as a sea of wildlife lazily grazes beneath you. Going on a Hot Air balloon ride is one of the best ways to get a bird’s eye view of your surroundings. While you can do this at most coasts, it’s often best if you are doing it inland where you can see huge tracts of forests, grasslands and a sprinkling of lakes and rivers all around you. Dinner on one of these things might be a little cumbersome but it’s worth the trouble.
3. Go Swimming with Dolphins
There is no doubt that dolphins are some of the most adorable sea creatures known to man. The fact that they don’t pose a harm to us as well as the idea that they can actually communicate with each other makes swimming with these wonderful sea farers a dream come true for many people. Not only can dolphins take you on a wild run in the water but they will protect you as well. Resorts that specialize in this kind of excursion know exactly where to find the dolphins, how to get them excited about swimming with guests and they can even take pictures or videos of you swimming around while holding on to a dolphin’s fin. This is the kind of things bucket lists are made of and more.
4. Sleep with the Fishes
There are luxury resorts in places like Samoa and Zanzibar where you can literally “sleep with the fishes”. These places have specialized rooms that are built under the sea. These fish-tank like rooms allow you to sleep right there with fish swimming all around you and the ocean swirling and engulfing the entire room. It’s very much like being inside a transparent submarine with gorgeous lights and amazing sights.
5. Sit Back and Be Spoiled
While it’s true that there are a lot of wonderfully fun things that you can do at any given resort, sometimes, one of the best things to do is to just sit back and let the resort spoil you. Yes, many, if not all, luxury resorts are designed to provide you with just that: borderline decadent luxury. This means that they have specially crafted packages that will absolutely ruin you. From wonderful full-body massages to eye opening tours of the surrounding attractions, all you have to do is ask the resort staff what kind of things your booking affords you. For the most part, you will find that you can wonderful treats like:
- Scrumptious dinners specifically prepared for you by the in-house chef (often internationally renowned).
- Wonderful night-life activities just for adults.
- Amazing tours during the day.
- Incredible acts and art shows.
As long as you are open to many of these experiences you are bound to have a wonderfully memorable stay.
Before you make your own list of what you want to do in places like Antigua, try to find out what it is that your luxury resort has on offer. In many cases you will find that they have things that you have probably never tried before or have never even thought about including on your bucket list.