Whether you're a just-married duo looking for somewhere to really crank up the romance, a 5-star seeker in search of unbridled luxury or a family after a comfortable stay in the sun, hotel resorts are bound to have something to suit. In fact, there's such a wealth of these popular holidaying options waiting to be bagged on ebookers, you're likely to be spoilt for choice. You can seek out seaside spots with pools that spill down onto powdery beaches or opt for inner-city oases to escape the bustle of urban life, go for spa resorts with massage rooms and bubbling hot tubs or align your chakras on a health retreat – there's enough on the menu to ensure no 2 trips are ever the same.
Hotel resorts aim to cover all the bases. Their services and amenities go above and beyond, so it's hardly surprising that many guests find they don't even need to leave the comfort of the resort for the duration of their stay. That's great news if you're after some hard-earnt R&R. You can spend mornings cooling down in the pool – or pools, as is often the case. You can watch the sunset from your private balcony. You can dine in the range of restaurants, some haute cuisine, others casual cafes. Then there are the opportunities to relax with a massage while the kids bounce some beach volleyballs, or hit a round of 18 in the attached golf course.
Honeymooners and couples certainly won't be disappointed by a hotel resort holiday. These sorts of stays are often tailored to folk looking to get the romance flowing. Sumptuous suites with butler service, plush interiors of Egyptian cotton and marble-clad bathrooms, big terraces with front-row seats over tropical beaches – it all adds up to create an uber-comfortable place to kick back without a worry in the world. There are even adults-only resorts where love really is in the air. A candlelit dinner on the beach? Why not. A couple's spa day? You deserve it.
It's also possible to find a hotel resort with families in mind. They tend to pepper popular seaside areas and holidaying destinations. They have adjoining suites and villa rental options, so you'll always be in earshot of the little ones. They often come with big breakfast buffets to kick-start days of sandcastle building or bodyboarding, and almost always have on-site pools with things like splash sections for the toddlers and swim-up bars for the parents. It's also worth checking ahead to see if you're chosen hotel resort comes with an entertainment package – think daytime water sports and evening cabarets, beach volleyball sessions and pool polo showdowns, all organised by dedicated, in-resort staff.
While hotel resorts might not be as easy on the coffers as campsites or holiday parks, they can often be a welcome choice if you're watching the travel budget. Many places offer perks for families, with special rates for younger visitors or even kids-go-free policies. Then there's all the savings that come with having the amenities you need in just a single place. No hopping taxis to local restaurants, no pricey entrance fees to water parks – these sorts have stays have everything covered, right on your doorstep.
We've made it easier than ever to create the hotel resort holiday that suits you. Just enter the dates you're planning on travelling on ebookers.com and we'll list all the top-rated options. You can also check out our nifty travel map, which lets you zoom in and out of a destination to see the hidden resorts you might not have thought about.