If sun-kissed sand, cabanas, and poolside bars describe your ideal vacation, then a resort is just what you need. Though a bit pricier than cruising, they can still provide a good value for those who want the comforts of a hotel or condo and the freedom to get out and explore – or the freedom not to! Resorts come in all forms from self-catered, condo resorts to the ubiquitous all-inclusive. They can also be found on just about every continent and many islands in the Caribbean and South Pacific.