A resort (North American English) is an isolated place, self-contained
commercial establishment that tries to provide most of a vacationer's
wants, such as food, drink, lodging, sports, entertainment, and
shopping, on the premises. The term resort may be used for a hotel
property that provides an array of amenities, typically including
entertainment and recreational activities. A hotel is frequently a
central feature of a resort, such as the Grand
1 Destination resort
2 All-inclusive resort
5 Notable historic resorts
Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta, Canada
A destination resort is a resort that itself contains the necessary guest attraction capabilities so it does not need to be near a destination (town, historic site, theme park, or other) to attract its patrons. A commercial establishment at a resort destination such as a recreational area, a scenic or historic site, a theme park, a gaming facility, or other tourist attraction may compete with other businesses at a destination. Consequently, another quality of a destination resort is that it offers food, drink, lodging, sports, entertainment, and shopping within the facility so that guests have no need to leave the facility throughout their stay. Commonly, the facilities are of higher quality than would be expected if one were to stay at a hotel or eat in a town's restaurants. Some examples are Atlantis in the Bahamas; the Walt Disney World Resort, near Orlando, Florida, United States; Costa do Sauípe, Northeastern Brazil; Laguna Phuket, Thailand; and Sun City, near Johannesburg, South Africa. Closely related to resorts are convention and large meeting sites. Generally, they occur in cities, where special meeting halls, together with ample accommodations and varied dining and entertainment, are provided. All-inclusive resort
Entrance of an all-inclusive resort in Egypt
An all-inclusive resort charges a fixed price that includes most or
all items. At a minimum, most inclusive resorts include lodging,
unlimited food, drink, sports activities, and entertainment for the
fixed price. In recent years, the number of resorts in the United
States offering "all-inclusive" amenities has decreased dramatically.
In 1961, over half offered such plans, but in 2007, less than a tenth
All-inclusive resorts are found in the Caribbean, particularly in
Dominican Republic; in Egypt, and elsewhere. Notable examples are Club
Med, Sandals Resorts, and Beaches Resorts
An all-inclusive resort includes three meals daily, soft drinks, most
alcoholic drinks, gratuities, and usually other services in the price.
Many also offer sports and other activities included in the price as
well. They are often located in warmer regions. The all-inclusive
model originated in the
Boating resort in Vijayawada, India
A spa resort is a short l-term residential/lodging facility with the
primary purpose of providing individual services for spagoers to
develop healthy habits. Historically, many such spas were developed at
the location of natural hot springs or sources of mineral waters.
Typically over a seven-day stay, such facilities provide a
comprehensive program that includes spa services, physical fitness
activities, wellness education, healthy cuisine, and special interest
A view of a typical ski resort and ski lifts
In North America, a ski resort is generally a destination resort in a ski area. The term is less likely to refer to a town or village.
Las Vegas strip
A megaresort is a type of destination resort of an exceptionally-large
size, such as those along the Las Vegas Strip. In Singapore,
integrated resort is a euphemism for a casino-based destination
A holiday village is a type of self-contained resort in
A famous historic resort of the ancient world was Baiae, an Italian
resort that was popular over 2000 years ago. Capri, an island near
Naples, Italy, has attracted visitors since Roman times.
Another famous historic resort was Monte Ne, near Rogers, Arkansas,
United States, which was active in the early 20th century. At its
peak, more than 10,000 people a year visited its hotels. Two of its
hotels, Missouri Row and Oklahoma Row, were the largest log buildings
in the world.
A resort island in the Maldives
A resort island is an island or an archipelago that contains resorts, hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions, and its amenities. Maldives is considered to have the best island resorts, which have become famous among the top celebrities and sportspersons around the world.
Miami Beach in Florida
Seaside resorts are located on a coast. In the United Kingdom, many
seaside towns have turned to other entertainment industries, and some
of them have much nightlife. The cinemas and theatres often remain to
become host to a number of pubs, bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.
Most of their entertainment facilities cater to local people, and the
beaches still remain popular during the summer months.
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