If full Board is three meals a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner), half Board represents the presence of only Breakfast and dinner, in some hotels it is possible to replace dinner for lunch. That is, in addition to paid rooms, you will have at your disposal a buffet Breakfast (eggs, pancakes, omelettes, croissants, salads, depending on the menu) and dinner (meat or fish, salad, bread, dessert). Breakfast is usually served any soft drinks, such as coffee, tea, water, milk, juice, and for dinner most often only water.

Meal times are limited, usually Breakfast lasts from 8 to 10 am, dinner from 18 to 20 PM. The evening meal in most hotels is a Breakfast buffet where you can pick any proposed dish. The drinks at dinner are paid. If paid extended half Board HB+ dinner can be served free alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks.

Additional drinks, snacks, Lunches are available to tourists even in the half Board, but for a fee. Usually billed at end of stay, upon departure from the hotel.

The advantages of the half Board

The main advantage of this method of food — tourists attached to their hotel, they are free to leave for the day, on the way visiting cafes and restaurants. Therefore, hotels with half Board often choose the resorts of Europe and Asia because there are many inexpensive and cosy cafés, bars or trendy restaurants.

Time for lunch, you can choose your own, do not have to be in the restaurant at the right time. On the tropical resorts often want to spend time on the beach or by the pool, and appetite at the appointed time, not at all.

For someone may be a plus in the absence of the half Board menu of alcoholic beverages. Unlike the famous All Inclusive when alcohol in unlimited quantities able to turn the vacation into a continuous drunk, half Board allows you to strictly control the consumption of alcohol.

Disadvantages of half Board

Tourists booking extra meals, snacks and drinks in addition to those that are in the prepaid menu, often overpay for them. In addition, at the end of the holiday will be difficult to calculate if the amount required by the staff.

In most of the hotels of Egypt and Turkey it is forbidden to bring in room food and drinks bought outside the restaurant. This can be a very inconvenient circumstance. In these countries it is usually cheaper and more convenient to simply pay for full Board (FB) or All Inclusive.