An all-inclusive holiday for non-all-inclusive people at Baron Palace Resort, Egypt

Two weeks ago my boyfriend, Sam, and I did something we weren’t sure we’d ever do again. We took an all-inclusive holiday.

Yes, really.

This probably doesn’t seem like a big deal for most couples but we’d put ourselves in the ‘not-all-inclusive-people’ category and we weren’t planning on leaving any time soon.

We usually book our travels independently and spend 4 or 5 nights in one place before moving on. But you know what, sometimes this just gets exhausting.

There, I’ve admitted it; sometimes travelling is tiring and stressful and you just don’t want to spend hours on coaches and trains. Sometimes you just want to relax in the sunshine and chill out.

Imagine that, an entire holiday dedicated to relaxing. A whole week spent sunbathing and swimming, reading and napping, lazy lunches on the beach and endless bowls of ice cream by the pool.

Sounds pretty nice, doesn’t it?

So for the first time in over 10 years we had a real, relaxing holiday and we loved every second of it.

Maybe we’re getting old. Maybe we’re getting boring but I don’t care, it was fabulous!

We took a 7-day all-inclusive holiday to Egypt courtesy of Thomas Cook.

We stayed at Baron Palace Resort in Hurghada, a 6* hotel that opened earlier this summer.

We stayed in a suite, so not only was our room huge and luxurious but we also had a swim-up pool! Our veranda led straight into a pool shared by the surrounding suites but it was always empty to it felt like our own private pool. Bliss.

Before we go any further, here are some photos and a quick video to show you around the hotel. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a post about everything we got up to while we were there (it wasn’t all lazing by the pool!)

Sunrise at Baron Palace Resort Hurghada Egypt

Sunrise from suite at Baron Palace Resort Hurghada Egypt

Beach beds at Baron Palace Resort Hurghada Egypt

Beach hammock at Baron Palace Resort Hurghada Egypt

Pool at Baron Palace Resort Hurghada Egypt

Entrance at Baron Palace Resort Hurghada Egypt

Reception at Baron Palace Resort Hurghada Egypt

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Underwater shots with Fujifilm Finepix

Baron Palace Resort

Sunrise at Baron Palace Resort Hurghada

Baron Palace Resort Hurghada Egypt

Kebabs at Baron Palace Resort Hurghada Egypt

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Suite at Baron Palace Resort Hurghada Egypt

Welcome treats at Baron Palace Resort Hurghada

In tomorrow’s post I’ll be writing about our trip to Myanmar island (otherwise known as paradise), scuba diving and snorkelling days and a trip to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings! I also have an all-inclusive holiday survival guide and tips for travelling in Egypt coming soon.


Monica is the founder and editor of The Travel Hack. She began the blog in 2009 when she left the UK to travel around Asia and Australia for two years. She's now a full time blogger and has travelled around the world in search of the best holidays. Monica lives in Wales with her growing family and now also blogs about travelling with young children!


  • October 8, 2014

    Oh my god that looks amazing. Especially those beds on the beach to relax on! I’ve never, ever done an all inclusive holiday – my family just don’t do them and I’ve never been tempted to try…until now!

    Can’t wait to see the other posts!

    Hannah |

  • October 8, 2014

    That hotel looks just luxurious – so filled with envy right now!!

  • October 8, 2014

    I went against my usual travel style and did a package trip to Egypt (near Hurghada) a few years ago but I have to say that I wouldn’t do it again! It was OK … but I just didn’t get to really experience Egypt they way I wanted to!

  • October 9, 2014

    I’m not typically one for all inclusive packages either, but gosh this looks simply dreamy! Every now and then you have to slow down and relax, and this looks like the perfect place to do just that 🙂

  • October 9, 2014

    Oh this looks amazing! I’ve never been on an all-inclusive holiday but, honestly, I’m also getting to that stage where sometimes I don’t want to be traipsing around a city all day. Sometimes, even when I go on a city-break, I return to London even more exhausted because of the amount of walking I’ve done! I’m probably going to get some more city breaks in the bag before I book myself onto an all-inclusive but it’s definitely looking more appealing. And it can’t hurt once in a while to be completely relaxed and not run around taking photos every 2 minutes, right? 😉

  • October 10, 2014

    I giggled at your must be getting old line because I think I’m with you there… these days standing still in a beautiful boutique resort where everything is delicious, good looking and pretty is becoming more and more appealing!


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