Vacations for Canadians

~ By Melissa Erskine 


It’s safe to say that nearly every all-inclusive resort has a wide variety of rooms to choose from. The most common upgrades that come to mind are either room size or view; however, in addition to these main two types, there is also a third type of upgrade: the club level. Which upgrade style is right for your taste and budget?

Room Size & View Upgrades

At most all-inclusive resorts, the base-level room is usually named something like a “Resort View” or “Garden View.”  These views look onto gardens, fence lines etc. There are options for “pool view” or “Oceanview” etc. 


Most all-inclusive resorts, particularly upscale ones, often feature not just room sizes and views, but also something generally referred to as “clubs” or “club levels.” These components can really add a level of complexity to making this decision. Since the difference between a “club level” room and a “non-club” room isn’t always readily apparent (other than additional cost) we’ve included a list of common amenities that go along with a “club-level” upgrade.

Upgraded Rooms

An upgrade to club-level will almost always include an upgraded room. This may be upgraded furnishings, location, more square footage or other upgrades. An upgraded view can be included or an additional option.

Butler Service

Butlers can attend to things such as getting towels for you, reserving your beach chair for the day, making your dinner reservations, and other helpful services.

Preferred Pools and Beach Areas

Many resorts have designated beach areas with upgraded services and amenities such as cabanas – again, off-limits for non club-level guests.


They may also have designated beach areas with upgraded services and amenities such as cabanas – again, off-limits for non club-level guests.

Exclusive Restaurants / Dining Options

It is common for all-inclusive resorts to have at least one premium restaurant option (typically an upscale steak or seafood restaurant) or a preferred menu or wine list. Sometimes club level provides you with guaranteed dining reservations at your preferred times.

Building Location and Amenities

Club-level rooms and suites are typically grouped together in a building that has a preferred location. Oftentimes the building has convenient amenities such as a lounge with espresso, snacks replenished throughout the day, and sometimes even light meals, especially hors d’oeuvres or desserts. And of course, there is usually a nice selection of premium liquor, wine, champagne, and beer.

These amenities sound nice, right? (They are!) Be sure to research your options thoroughly when planning your all-inclusive getaway. Your experts at Vacations for Canadians will help you to find the perfect room. The right room can really take your vacation from memorable to unforgettable.