When looking at the cost of holidays and the options you have, you may be surprised to find that going all inclusive is often not a huge amount more than going self catering. Previously many people thought that going all inclusive was only something for the very wealthy, but you can actually end up sending less money by booking and all inclusive holiday and going self catering and then having to spend a lot of money on food and drink. This is especially true when it comes to families going on holiday. Children often want a lot of drinks and snacks such as ice creams and burgers when on holiday and this can often add up very quickly. Also adults who like to have a few drinks will easily spend £50 between a couple just on a few bottles of wine or a few drinks throughout the day. When you factor this into the holiday cost you will see often how similar the prices are and at least with going all inclusive you do not have to worry about budgeting for food and drinks etc. The only down side is that you are restricted to eating and drinking within the hotel or resort and will have to pay extra to go out to eat elsewhere.