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Room Categories Explained

So many people have lots of questions about what their view from their room at an all-inclusive resort will be. Although every resort's style for naming their room categories is different, here are the general guidelines for what to expect!

Garden or Pool View - Enjoy the tropical views of nature out of your balcony or door while you smell the ocean from a distance!

Partial Ocean View - If you dangle your spouse off the railing, you’ll be able to see a sliver of the ocean in the distance.

Swim Out - These rooms can either be pool/garden view, or are sometimes ocean view/ocean front view. Either way, you'll have either a private or shared swim out pool right off your room!

Ocean View - Some portion of the ocean is visible from your room, although you’ll likely see it from an angle, or have to be in a particular spot in the room to see it.

Ocean Front - Your room is directly facing the ocean, and you should be able to see the ocean from your bed, although the room may be located a bit further inland.

Beach Front - Your room is directly facing the ocean, and should be located much closer to the water.

Have additional questions? Reach out to me for help to find the best resort and room category to fit your wish list!


My name is Meredith Strack -- Adventure and Family Travel Advisor Meredith loves the excitement of planning travel adventures! She is married and has three young children, ages 2, 4, and 6. She has traveled coast to coast through the United States, and has slept in 47 different states. She has visited 26 countries on 6 different continents, and can't wait to add more to her list each year. Her bucket list includes seeing each of the 7 New World Wonders, and she is so close to completing the challenge!

Meredith specializes in Caribbean/Mexico, European, and Alaskan/Hawaiian experiences.


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