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All-Inclusive Off the Beaten Path Adventures for Summer Vacation

Planning a vacation is a tricky endeavor. The right amount of time and activities, low prices, and weather have to match perfectly. Figuring out the days you’ll be spending on a trip is the easiest part. Finding accommodations presents a challenge. Businesses have understood the value of all-inclusive trips and have adapted by introducing more amenities, services, and activities. Some have opened at off the beaten path destinations which you can explore beyond the borders of the resort for an even more extraordinary adventure.

Koh Lipe, Thailand

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Koh Lipe, accessible only by boat, is a small island in the Southern part of the Thai Andaman Sea. It is an up-and-coming destination. Visit and enjoy gorgeous white sandy beaches, some of which are so peaceful, they look deserted, pristine water and copious sea life before it becomes a hotspot for tourists. The Mali Resort Koh Lipe, which has awesome bungalows, Castaway Beach Resort, Ten Moon Beach Resort, located in the most southern corner of Sunrise Beach, and Serendipity Resort are some of your options for an all-inclusive vacation.

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

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Are you an avid traveler? If you answered yes, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala is the perfect destination for you. Take a tour around the beautiful lake. Climb Volcano Atitlan, and Volcano San Pedro. Hike through the Onion Fields and take pictures of the amazing scenery. Visit the towns surrounding Lake Atitlan for unlimited experiences, providing you with both relaxing and partying atmospheres. Caravan.com offers a variety of all-inclusive deals. 

Virunga Volcanoes, Rwanda

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The Virunga Mountains are a chain of eight active volcanoes in East Africa. There are only around 900 gorillas remaining in the world and about 200 of them reside in  Volcanoes National Park, deep within the Virunga Mountains. Hikers can scale the volcanoes. Some go up to heights of 15,000 feet. You’ll see plenty of other wildlife as well, including elephants. The Gorilla Trecking Lodge offers all-inclusive accommodation. Most reviews on TripAdvisor all give them five stars for value and service.

Volga River Cruise

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River cruises are all inclusive adventures. Volga River is the longest river in Europe. If you like art, you will appreciate cruises along the Volga. Ships sail from Moscow and St. Petersburg, two incredibly exquisite and gorgeous cities with a lot of history. Add rustic scenery with forests and lakes to the urban centers’ contrast, and you get a trip worthy of a spot on your bucket list, which should include these adventure destinations. Volga Dream, a luxury liner and Russian River Cruises, a more affordable company, offers several deals.

Eleuthera, Bahamas

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Eleuthera, the pineapple capital of the world, about 50 miles east of Nassau, is a lesser-known island in the Bahamas. Walk along pink beaches, and explore the massive coral reefs by snorkeling and diving. The island was ranked The Best Island in the Caribbean" by Travel & Leisure magazine. Eleuthera is an island of casual vibe, well-developed resorts, rocky bluffs, and low-lying wetlands. Powell Pointe Resort at Cape Eleuthera offers all-inclusive deals.

Puerto Morelos, Mexico

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This town and sea port in Quintana Roo, Mexico's easternmost state, on the Yucatán Peninsula, is ideal for families and couples on their honeymoon. The beaches, water and snorkeling is what attracts visitors, who definitely number fewer than Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Ocean Coral & Turquesa oceanfront resort has seven restaurants, a spa, pools, and a beautiful beach.

Lombok, Indonesia

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The Indonesian island east of Bali has always been overshadowed by its neighbor. Lombok made the list because of its beaches, cool surf spots, and lavish forests. You also get to hike through tobacco and rice fields. Gunung Rinjani, Indonesia's second-highest volcano, is the island’s most famous attraction. Others include Senggigi Beach for surfing, the Pusuk Monkey Forest, and waterfalls. Sheraton, Holiday Resort Lombok, Asia Living Resort Lombok Lodge and Oberoi Resort offer all-inclusive packages.

Palawan, Philippines

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If you’re looking for a mixture of adventure and tranquility you have found your destination Palawan is full of amazing landscapes, beautiful beaches, and a vast marine life. If you travel to the Philippines, you must take the Tao Expeditions (5 days, 4 nights). Check out this amazing island with your significant other, go with a group of friends, or join other people from all over the word and explore together. El Nido Resorts, Marina Garden Beach Resort, Dos Palmas Island Resort & Spa are some options.

Little St. Simons Island, Georgia

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If you ever wanted to escape anything, this is the place to hide. You can reach it only by boat. In 2014, St. Simons Island was voted America's #1 Favorite Romantic Town as well as America's #1 Favorite Beach Town by Travel + Leisure Magazine. The island has more than 250 types of birds, lots of wildlife, beaches, spas, hiking and kayaking opportunities. The Lodge, a resort that includes these services, comprises countryside-chic cottages in the middle of the wilderness.

Barnard, Vermont

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Barnard is a tiny and classic town in Windsor County, Vermont, with a population of about 1,000 people. It’s surrounded by high rolling hills and scattered with farms. The picturesque panoramas will take your breath away. Visit the Silver Lake State Park for swimming, camping and picnicking. Or stay at Twin Farms, an all-inclusive resort in Barnard, and possibly its most famous site. Stay in rooms and cottages with private terraces and hot tubs. Hiking, fishing, camping and skiing (in the winter) on private trails are some of your adventurous options.

Saba, Caribbean

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The small rocky island just south of St. Maarten – an ideal place for eco-adventures – does not get a lot of visitors each year. As with many locations in the Caribbean, Saba offers world-class scuba diving opportunities. The waters are part of the Saba National Marine Park, which means they are protected and untouched. On land, you can gamble, hike, climb and bike around the island to explore its serenity. There are no traditional all-inclusive resorts but Queen's Garden Resort and Shearwater Resort offer deals that include food, accommodations and dive packages.

Camelback Mountain, Arizona

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When summer sizzles the cool beach beckons. Though counterintuitive, turning to the (desert) heat has its advantages, especially when travelers are looking to refresh body and soul without depleting the summer slush fund. Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is a favorite amongst movers-and-shakers year-round. Its favorable off-season pricing is matched by some fantastic spa-centric events and offers, making it a great choice for a summer trip.

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

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There are more than 400 lakes within 25 miles of Detroit Lakes in northwest Minnesota. You will find what you need – a nature getaway, an active family vacation, a memorable conference, or a pampered rest. Fair Hills Resort is more like a countryside camp on Minnesota’s Pelican Lake. You won’t find lavish luxuries, which is what people like about it. You will stay in a cabin and get to ride horses, fish, kayak, and swim. There are also tennis, golf and sailing opportunities.

Thimphu, Bhutan

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This is a Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas. Monasteries, fortresses, subtropical plains, steep mountains and valleys – it has it all. The city is one of the most captivating places to visit, and see how much it has, and still is changing. For example, car traffic was not common at all a few years ago. The constant evident differences between old and new in this small city are what make it so interesting. A popular destination with tourists is the Phajodhing. The hike to get there is amazing as you pass by forests and valets. It’s also a great place for pictures and for a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains. Little Bhutan offers many all-inclusive tour packages.

Khwai River, Botswana

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The Mogotlho Safari Lodge, one of the most luxurious in the world, offers you a chance to see some of the most amazing wildlife Africa has to offer, while you stay in lavish tents set on wooden platforms. The roofs are thatched in traditional African style. Each tent has a private deck with hammocks where you can relax and enjoy the stunning panorama in the horizon. Among the more “usual” features are a luxurious swimming pool, gym and a spa.