Originally Posted by DaKCMan AP
I'm sure these are fun vacations but I'd rather make my own plans, explore an area, go where the locals go, etc.
This. On our honeymoon, we had the ultimate relaxation and still got whatever we wanted, whenever. We were free to use whatever resources (snorkling, parasailing, etc.) we wanted and were able to visit all the best restaraunts since quite a few of the hotels, including our own, had their restaraunts right on the beach.
You don't have to have an all inclusive to get drinks delivered to you while laying on the beach. It also helped that where we went there are no private beaches allowed so you can go whereever you please. We wouldn't have had nearly as much fun if we just went there in stayed in a resort the entire time to ensure we got our monies worth. We really got to experience the entire island as if we lived there.