6 Places for a Cheap Caribbean All-Inclusive Vacation
Sometimes, you need to find a palm-tree-laden beach, someplace where the waiters will bring you colorful drinks with little umbrellas in them. These paradises have a name–they're called all-inclusive resorts, typically Caribbean beach hotels where you can eat and drink to your belly's content.
Don’t think you can afford them? Sure you can! You can find cheap Caribbean all-inclusive deals for Winter 2019 right here. Scroll down to find the vacation of your dreams. (Note: All prices cited are as of time of publication.)
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
✈ Air-included package deals starting at: $399 (Natura Park Beach Eco Resort with Air)
If you’re into gorgeous beachfront, try the stretch of sand along Punta Cana’s coast, which is so serene some have nicknamed it "Nirvana Beach." Nearby Playa Bavaro has some of the most-pleasant white sand you'll ever step foot in. Great local activities range from horseback riding along the coast to deep-sea fishing off the coast.
Deals as low as: $108/night (Hotel Cozumel)
✈ Air-included package deals starting at: $439 (Allegro Cozumel with Air)
The island off the Yucatan coast just across from Cancún, Cozumel offers a little extra seclusion than other cheap Caribbean vacations. All-inclusive resorts are a hotspot for scenic water sports, including scuba diving, deep-sea fishing expeditions, parasailing, and kayaking. And while it seems small on a map, it might be bigger than you think—it's 8 times larger than the island of Manhattan, so there are plenty of quiet spots for you to claim for yourself.
Deals as low as: $142/night (Cancun Bay Resort)
✈ Air-included package deals starting at: $399 (Dos Playa Beach House Hotel with Air)
Cancún is perhaps the quintessential all-inclusive resort town, and while it has a reputation for being a little rowdy (especially during Spring Break), most vacationers find it to be relaxing and often peaceful. The city's famous Hotel Zone is your best bet to grab cheap all-inclusive deals. That'll save you some money to go explore the Cancun Underwater Museum, where you can scuba past 500+ sculptures that live under the sea.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Deals as low as: $139/night (The Reef Coco Beach)
✈ Air-included package deals starting at: $449 (Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda with Air)
Once just a tiny fishing village (its population has grown from 17,000 to 180,000+ in about 20 years), Playa del Carmen is now one of the hottest Caribbean vacations, with all-inclusive resorts popping up all along its coastline. And if you're itching to go exploring the Yucatan Peninsula, Playa's location can't be beat. It's an easy day trip to Tulum and Chichen Itza, two of Mexico's most important Mayan ruins.
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Deals as low as: $93/night (Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort)
✈ Air-included package deals starting at: $399 (VH Atmosphere with Air)
If you grab one of our cheap Caribbean all-inclusive deals to Puerto Plata, you'll be heading somewhere that feels a little different than most coastal tourist towns. Maybe it's the mountainous setting (the city is home to the Caribbean’s only cable car, and it affords a scenic birds-eye view of the ocean). Maybe it's the history, with Fortaleza San Felipe, a Spanish-colonial fort, located right in the city center. But you’ll likely start in one of the city's luxurious all-inclusive resorts, many with a front-row seat to the sea.
✈ Air-included package deals starting at: $599 (Samsara Cliff Hotel with Air)
You'll find cheap all-inclusive deals all over Jamaica, from Negril in the west to Runaway Bay in the north. In addition to the usual water sports (snorkeling, sailing, and scuba), you might be able to hop on a peaceful bamboo raft ride down a Jamaican river. Resorts here may serve local delicacies—think jerk chicken, delicious fresh shrimp, and grilled pork.
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