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all inclusives

i am going to the bahamas in january and plan to stay at the raddison cable beach resort. The cost difference between just a room and all inclusive is about $550 per person. There will be 2 of us going so i was wondering if it was worth it to just go ahead and get the all inclusive or just pay for food and drinks as we go. we will be there for a week.

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1. Re: all inclusives

Hi,

I recently returned from the Radisson (just a week ago) with my mother and we both went room only and didn't regret it all. Like you we weighed up the additonal cost and decided to go RO as we like to get out and about to eat and we've never been AI before.

The difference we would of paid is what we both took as spending money and this bought us breakfast and dinner everyday (sometimes we didn't feel like lunch because of the heat), snacks, day trips, presents etc and we were there for 2 weeks and we ate VERY well on this holiday :��)

Breakfast is in the Bimini restaurant everyday which is buffet style (so you can fill your plate up) which costs $14. We tended to pay anywhere between $25 and $35 for a meal/glass of wine depending on which restaurant we had dinner in. Avocadoes had a good deal for $36.50 for a starter, salad, main and dessert. Gratuity is added to all bills (except breakfast).

Just for your information - If you order room service it's $5 charge plus 15% gratuity.

Unfortunately the Bahamas seemed to lack authentic restaurants close by or at least they were invisible to us, but when we fancied a change from the restaurants we went to Fish Fry (a row of shops that specialise in local foods) where we got fried fish, rice, coleslaw for $9 each and took this back to our room. Another day we picked up a KFC! These are close by, just hop on a no. 10 bus outside the hotel for $1 each way.

I have written a review which will be posted in the next couple of days, you may find it helpful - Bristol, England.

Hope this helps, enjoy your holiday - I loved it!!

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2. Re: all inclusives

We just came home fron the Raddison...we did the all-inclusive..

I would reccomend it...it was great!

Eat and drink ....the way to go!

Annor

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Covington, KY
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We stayed at a nearby hotel a few years ago and ate one of our meals at a Radisson restaurant. It was not very good and I'm glad we were not trapped into all meals there. If food is an important part of a travel experience to you, I don't think you want an all-inclusive.