Think all-inclusive vacations are too expensive for your budget? Think again.
By Sonia Esther Soltani
Beaches Ocho Rios (Courtesy Beaches)
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All-inclusive resorts are among the favorite options for families traveling to the Caribbean. It’s ideal for families looking for an all-encompassing package with food, beverages, kids’ clubs, some sports and entertainment all in one rate, a good way to ensure to stay within the budget.
Here are some awesome of the best all-inclusive deals to get even more bang for your buck.
Up to 50% savings at Barcelo Maya Beach, Mexico
Pool at Barcelo Maya Beach (Courtesy Barcelo)
What: As part of the Summer Offer, you can stay at this luxury resort and save 25% on the going rate, while your kids receive a whopping 50% discount. Room cost from $292.60 per night. The promotion is valid through October 29, 2015.
What’s included: Besides the reduced rates at this family-friendly all-inclusive property in the picture perfect Riviera Maya, guests receive one free pass for one kid (ages six to 12) to the resort’s Pirates Island Water Park. You also have access to the facilities and services of the three other hotels belonging to Barcelo Maya Beach Resort.
Air and spa credit at Beaches Ocho Rios and Negril, Jamaica
What: Stays of three to five nights at these two Jamaican all-inclusive resorts get rewarded with a $135 air credit while stays of six nights and longer come with a $335 air credit. Book before May 31, 2015 for stays through Dec. 20, 2017.
Kids stay and play free at Hard Rock Hotel, Cancun
Entertainment room at Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun (Courtesy Hard Rock Hotel)
What: Kids stay free at this Cancun hotel when two children ages 12 and under share a Deluxe Family Room with an adult. The offer is available through Dec. 23, 2016.
What’s included: Guests booking a three-night stay or longer will benefit from one complimentary Ultimate Playtime package per room if traveling between Sept. 1 and Dec. 10, 2015 or from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2016. This package has specific components depending on your kid’s age that range from babysitting time to toys and activities.
30% savings at Palace Resorts, Mexico & Jamaica
Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios, Jamaica (Courtesy Moon Palace)
What: Book three nights or more and save up to 30% at any of the luxury Palace Resorts in the Caribbean. The offer is valid until June 30, 2015 for stays through Dec. 23, 2015.
What’s included: Among the resorts participating in the special promotion are the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and resorts in Mexico located in popular Cancun, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen.
Two-for-one or 50% off specials at Velas Resorts, Mexico
Grand Velas Riviera Maya (Courtesy Grand Velas)
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What: Velas Vallarta has a two-for-one special deal for kids ages five to 16 until Dec. 22, 2015 with rates starting at $176 per person, per night. Grand Velas Riviera Maya offers travelers a 50% savings on kids ages four to 11 with rates starting at $336 per person, per night.
What’s included: At Velas Vallarta, guests will benefit from a $30 spa credit per adult per night as well as a city tour and cultural tour. Meanwhile, families staying at Grand Velas Riviera Maya get a $50 spa credit per adult per night and a 10% discount at the resort boutique.