The cheapest all-inclusive holiday destinations this summer are…

Updated December 22, 2022
Published December 28, 2019

Picture yourself by the pool. It’s 28C and you’re sipping your second ice-cold beer – or was it your third? No worries, it’s all paid for anyway. As you wonder what's for dinner (a meal you won't have to prepare yourself, by the way), you congratulate yourself quietly: what a good decision it was to go all-inclusive this year.

If you like the sound of that, you’re not alone. All-inclusive is more popular than ever, and it’s surprisingly affordable to boot – if you know where to go. So, we’ve crunched the numbers at TravelSupermarket HQ to reveal the top ten cheapest all-inclusive destinations for summer 2023.

1. Majorca, Spain

Great-value all-inclusive deals and good weather come standard in Majorca – and there’s plenty of choice if you’re just looking for a pool to flop next to for a week. As for picking up a bargain, if you’re able to travel outside of the school holidays, May and late September see the best deals. Travel during this shoulder season and you’ll also be able to avoid usual summer crowds.

Not sure where to stay? It can be a tough decision: Majorca has as much variety in its towns as it does its hotels. Magaluf favours the party crowd, while Puerto Pollensa and Alcudia are great for families. Cala d’Or and Cala Millor are great for low-key holidays or, to really get off the beaten track, try one of these quiet towns in Majorca.

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2. Costa Brava, Spain

Spain’s sunny Costa Brava is always a good bet for an all-inclusive break. Besides the cheap prices, its wealth of long, Blue Flag beaches and the reliable weather make it a firm favourite for Brits – from May through to September you’re pretty much guaranteed a warm Mediterranean climate and plenty of sunshine.

But there’s more to Costa Brava than sun, sea and sand. You’ll also find exciting cities (medieval Girona is crammed with museums, churches, restaurants and bars), mouth-watering Catalan seafood, and some of the wildest coastline in Spain.

Popular places to stay along the Costa Brava include Lloret de Mar, Tossa de Mar, Cadaques and Blanes.

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3. Marrakech, Morocco

An all-inclusive holiday to Marrakech might defy your expectations. A city of colour and chaos, you’re more likely to find luxury riads in the snaking streets of the medina than sprawling resorts. Instead, you’ll find your all-inclusive getaway in Palmeraie, an oasis of a neighbourhood about 20 minutes from the city centre.

That’s not to say you’ll miss experiencing the vibrant Red City if you stay outside the centre – many resorts offer free shuttle services to the medina for the best of both worlds. Once there, you can dive right into the throng – whether that’s getting your haggle on in the busy souks, marvelling at magnificent palaces or stumbling upon unexpected calm in the city’s gardens – then can retreat back to your resort for a cocktail by the pool.

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4. Costa del Sol, Spain

Spain’s Costa del Sol has been enticing Brits for decades and has long been a stalwart of cheap all-inclusive package breaks. Coastal towns from family-friendly Torremolinos to Fuengirola tick all the holiday boxes, with hotels to cater to all tastes. At swanky Marbella and nearby Puerto Banus, you’ll find some of the region’s finest restaurants, while city vibes are Malaga’s bag. More than just a gateway to the Costa del Sol, choose Malaga for its museums (Paris’ Centre Pompidou has an outpost here, and there’s a dedicated Picasso museum), as well as the beautiful Alcazaba.

Prefer to get off the beaten track? It may not be your first pick for a crowd-free break but Spain’s ‘Sunshine Coast’ has a few hidden gems worth leaving your resort for. Hire a car and discover the Costa del Sol’s secret side in between your days by the pool.

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5. Crete, Greece 

If you’re craving a bit of that famous Greek hospitality, we’ve got some good news: all-inclusive holidays to Crete are among the cheapest this summer.

Great-value holiday deals can be found across the island but you’ll find especially low prices in Malia. It’s best known for its pulsating nightlife and glorious beaches, but the resort has its fair share of culture and history, too – nearby Minoan ruins date back to 2000 BC. In recent years, the resort town has also made a concerted effort to shift its legendary party reputation in favour of calmer, quieter holidays.

Other cheap resorts in Crete include laidback Analipsi, family-friendly Gouves and traditional Piskopiano, which is just five minutes from the lively beaches of Hersonissos.

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6. Marmaris, Turkey

It won’t take long to realise why this part of Turkey is dubbed the ‘Turquoise Coast’. All the clichés of the Mediterranean ring true around here: yes, the beaches stretch out for miles; yes, the water is that blue; and yes, it really does sparkle.

And if you want plenty of choice on your all-inclusive Turkish getaway, coastal Marmaris is a hard one to beat. The city has a big range of hotels and resorts, both along the waterfront and within its maze of streets, as well as a huge beach that reaches right around to neighbouring resort, Icmeler, about 10km (6.2 miles) away. For kids, there’s a handful of waterparks, though adults may prefer a ferry adventure over to the Greek island of Rhodes (bring your passport).

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7. Benidorm, Spain

For great all-inclusive deals on Spain’s Costa Blanca, it’s got to be Benidorm. With two long beaches and well-established resorts ranging from the wallet-friendly to the utterly opulent, you won’t want for choice in this package holiday mecca.

Not quite for you? Try elsewhere on the Costa Blanca – it’s a classic summer destination for more than one reason. Sun-drenched beaches lapped by the Med, laidback resorts perfect for families, legendary nightlife, shopping, restaurants and even a little luxury… holidays here have got the lot.

The region’s other popular resorts include Alicante and Calpe, although if you’re after a budget deal outside Benidorm, you may be better off choosing a self-catering stay.

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8. Algarve, Portugal

Expect miles of rugged shore dotted with golden beaches along the Algarve’s stunning coastline. White-washed buildings and charming fishing villages fringe the sea while inland, remote villages sit within luscious countryside.

Lively Albufeira is the go-to for great-value all-inclusive breaks, known for its sweeping white beaches such as Praia da Falésia, restaurant-filled promenades and spirited party scene. Alvor, on the other hand, is a great choice for laidback escapes sampling fresh seafood and discovering secluded bays. Base yourself at either if you’re travelling with the family: Aqualand, one of Portugal’s largest waterparks, is easily reached from both resorts.

If you’re after the perfect blend of city stay and beach break, choose Faro for mornings wandering the cobbled streets of the old town and afternoons lazing on Blue Flag beaches.

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9. Antalya, Turkey

Antalya is the gateway to the Turkish Riviera, and whether you decide to stay in the city itself or venture into the wider Antalya region to the likes of Lara Beach, Side or Alanya, you’ll find an upmarket vibe that matches the moniker. Expect yacht-filled marinas, boutique shopping and plenty of beaches, including pretty Kleopatra Beach (named after the Egyptian queen who is said to have swum here).

For history buffs, there’s the imposing 13th-century Alanya Castle, and a trove of ancient Greek ruins in Side, Perge and Olympos. If hitting the green is more your thing, Belek, about a 30-minute drive from the airport, is undoubtedly the region’s golfing hub.

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10. Cyprus

Cyprus is the Med’s sunniest isle, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. Postcard-worthy beaches are the idyllic setting for tucking into Cypriot meze dishes, quaint villages can be found nestled within mountain hills and there’s fascinating archaeological sites to be discovered within the capital’s ancient walls.

You’ll have a good range of options for all-inclusive deals, too. Picturesque Larnaca, lively Kyrenia and peaceful Pissouri are all great choices, as are the family-friendly resorts of Protaras and Nissi Bay. On the west coast, Paphos is the place to go for coastal city charm and some of the best snorkel spots around. Or if you’re after resorts with a buzz and an even louder nightlife, Ayia Napa is the one for you.

If you fancy exploring beyond the sand, head into the Troodos Mountains for scenic forest trails and enchanting medieval churches. Hikes up Mount Olympus are worth it for the view.

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*Please note: The research looked at all price searches via TravelSupermarket from November 28 to December 18, 2022, for 7-night holidays departing between May 1 and September 30, 2023. The cheapest all-inclusive countries and resorts were based on the median all-inclusive price across the whole of that period.

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