Why All-Inclusive Vacations Aren't Just for the Beach

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If you do a quick online search for “all-inclusive vacations” the search results are probably going to be populated with a lot of ads and photos of some of the world’s most pristine tropical and beach destinations. We’re not saying these destinations are a bad place to spend your days off, but the search results would tend to make you think that to get an all-inclusive stay you have to plan your trip to somewhere out in the middle of the tropical islands.

The Rise of All-Inclusive Resort Destinations

A history of the all-inclusive resorts often begins with the discussion of Club Med. Started by Belgian Gerard Blitz, the first resort was on the Spanish island of Majorca, and then a second opened in Tunisia. The clientele was primarily wealthy Europeans, who flocked to the destinations for the parties and the romantic settings. While early travelers were often single, since the early 2000s the beach destinations have attracted more and more couples in search of a getaway together.

Around the 1970s, more all-inclusive destinations opened in the Caribbean, but most became associated with buffets that served less-than-desirable food options, poor accommodations, and activities that were included, but weren’t exactly exciting. They catered primarily to those who wanted to go on vacation without making any plans, but didn’t really care where or what they were going to do.

The lackluster resorts of that era put a damper on all-inclusive travel, but the industry has seen a resurgence after the 2008 recession, although with some caveats. Travelers don’t want mediocre experiences, they want to pay for something that will take their breath away. They also don’t necessarily just want to hit the beach, which is where destinations to places like Admiralty Island in Alaska and Pybus Point Lodge come in.

An All-Inclusive Alaska Vacation

When you are looking for an all-inclusive vacation, but you want sometime more than just several days spent lounging on the beach, a fishing trip to Alaska might be just what you need. Today’s Pybus Point Lodge opened in 2009 after owners Scott and Jody Jorgensen first visited Admiralty Island and knew they wanted to allow others to have the same incredible experiences they did exploring the vast ocean and beautiful wildlife. But they looked around at the other accommodations available in the remote wilderness of Alaska and found that they all counted on people wanting to come out to Alaska and “rough it” during their stay. That’s not to say that roughing it is necessarily bad, just that it isn’t what everyone wants to do.

Many of the other options available in Alaska are small cabins with few modern comforts. They have a place to sleep, maybe a small kitchenette to prepare meals, and access to fishing and other activities. Other accommodations are nice, but don’t include any of the activities that you want to do while you’re in the state, so you have to plan out your own fishing charters, hikes, and adventure tours. You put together a visit with extra costs that keep adding up and hope it all works out once you arrive. Plus if you catch fish, you’ll need to figure out how to get them home with you or pay someone to prep them for your travel.

Pybus Point Lodge aims to provide something completely different—the same luxury and ease that you expect from those Caribbean destinations, but with an opportunity to experience some of the most incredible natural wonders, fishing, and wildlife that you will ever see in your life. Exploring the final frontier of Alaska is definitely better when you can come back to a comfortable room at the end of the day, get daily maid service, access WiFi to post pictures and make all your friends back home jealous, and eat gourmet meals prepared by top chefs.

At this all-inclusive Alaska resort you get:

  • Unlimited fishing – head out on a boat for up to eight hours each day to catch fish in the pristine waters around Alaska’s Inside Passage. You can keep up to 50 pounds of fish, including salmon, rockfish, halibut, and cod. We also provide state-of-the-art fishing gear and beautifully maintained boats with experienced captains to take you on the water.
  • Packaged fish for travel – we’ll clean and vacuum seal up to 50 pounds of fish for you to take back on the plane. It’s packed in a box that is perfect for travel, and meets airline requirements for checked baggage to avoid extra fees (not including the regular checked baggage fees, if applicable).
  • Gourmet meals – eat meals prepared by our chefs and made to order, including breakfast, grab-and-go lunch, and dinner each day of your stay. We have everything from local favorites to comfort foods, and can accommodate special dietary needs.
  • Luxury accommodations – our rooms were recently remodeled and include comfortable beds, fireplaces, and WiFi access. We also have a common area with games and entertainment, as well as all-you-can-eat snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. Plus you get daily maid service
  • Activities beyond fishing – when you want to explore other parts of Alaska, you can head out on a hike with our guides, check out waterfalls and glaciers, go wildlife spotting and whale watching, or take a boat or kayak out into the bay. All of it is included in your stay.
  • Travel arrangements – we make it easy to get to and from our resort, with a chartered floatplane that picks you up in Juneau and takes you back after your visit.

Book Your Alaska All-Inclusive Today

Find out why all-inclusive vacation destinations don’t have to be limited to the beach with a trip to Pybus Point Lodge in Alaska. Book your trip today or contact us to learn more.

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REVIEWS

65% OF OUR GUESTS ARE RETURN CUSTOMERS

Discover why people like you can’t stop talking about Pybus Point Lodge. More than 30 years ago, Pybus Point Lodge opened as a simple fishing camp, drawing a devoted following in spite of basic accommodations. With new owners and experienced captains and crew, our corner of Alaska has become an unbeatable all-inclusive fishing and eco-tourism resort.

Andrea Tate

Incredible Experience!

Pybus Point Lodge has some of the most stunning scenery I’ve ever seen. I mean absolutely breathtaking! In addition to the amazing fishing, I hiked to a beautiful secluded lake, soaked in some hot pots, saw several waterfalls, went whale watching, saw bears and all kinds of wildlife and marine life. As a photographer, photographing a wedding under a waterfall will remain a highlight of my life.

Shirley Johnson

Pybus Point Lodge - WOW!

We had the best time! This was our first visit to Pybus, but it definitely will not be our last. The stunning scenery, amazing fishing experience, and the joy of meeting new friends – all outstanding! We did not want to leave!!! If you are thinking about this trip – don’t think any more, just book it. You will not regret it!!!

Sharon Hedding

Trip of a Lifetime!

We had such an amazing time the staff was so wonderful and the lodge was fantastic! capt Joe was so helpful and always doing what ever he could do to make each day special. a special thank you to both Scott and Jody for taking the time to make us feel like family. can't wait to go back next year

Jason Nielsen

Wonderful and Magical Place

We had an amazing business retreat to Pybus Point Lodge.  Everything was top notch... the fishing, the staff, the boat captains, the food, the accommodations, and especially the scenery.    I really liked that Pybus took care of everything from start to finish. Chef John is an amazing cook. We had delicious hot meals the entire trip.  The cabins were amazing and very comfortable.  The fishing was awesome and that’s coming from a guy that doesn’t fish that much.

Brandon Foote

We brought home 100lbs of fish!

My wife and I spent a week at Pybus Point this Summer. We had a beautiful, private room overlooking the bay and our own new, ensuite, private bathroom. What an amazing place for couples to get away together. We set our own breakfast time, met our boat captain after, fished the day along, and returned to clean up and enjoy a nice dinner at the restaurant. Next time Alaska is on the trip list, Sherrie and I will go together, and it will be to Pybus Point!

Kent Danjanovich

Fun in Alaska

This was my first trip to Pybus Point. I stayed in one of their new cabins. The accommodations were incredible, the view onto the bay in the mornings was stunning. I loved the staff and the food was really very good. All of this and they have new boats to take you out onto fairly calm waters to fish. The fishing guides were great. Overall a great experience. Definitely going back.

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