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Choosing an All Inclusive Resort

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Price is Important.
Value-priced Coconut Bay Resort & Spa in St. Lucia. Photo ©  Teresa Plowright.

Value-priced Coconut Bay Resort & Spa in St. Lucia.

Photo © Teresa Plowright.

With all their services and fancy pools, it's no surprise that many all inclusives cost a lot. A week at a Beaches might cost $10,000. Still, it's not unusual to find prices at $125/night for adults, and much less for kids, and off-season rates can bring prices as low as $75/adult.

Ways to Save Money:

  • look for deals. Some promotions repeat regularly, such as the "Seven Day Weekend" at Club Med.
  • prices drop big-time in "summer", from May to December. This long "off-season" includes hurricane months, but there are ways to protect your holidays.
  • some resorts charge little or nothing for kids, either year-round or during special sales.

Value Choices:

See More Value-priced All Inclusive Resorts

Keep in mind about price:

  • some islands entail costlier airfares
  • if you're paying a value price, have reasonable expectations: TripAdvisor.com has many complainers who expect $500-treatment at $100/night

Always check recent visitors' comments for any property.

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