How can I get a discount Caribbean vacation?

Footloose and Fancy Free?

If you are young and single or married and without kids, or even if you have kids you can safely leave with family or friends, another fun way to enjoy discount travel is to grab a last minute vacation deal for a quick weekend in the Caribbean.

Check your local papers and troll the cheap vacation websites for discount package offers mid-season. You may be limited on issues like flight times and hotel options, but for these prices, who cares?

Fun is what you make it! Just be careful and pack carefully for these expeditions. Bring your beach reading and your sunscreen. Also, don't expect a lot of freebies in terms of activities. These hotels have to make their profit somewhere, and if they can entice you to take out a jet ski or go parasailing off their beach, so much the better for them.

Plan your weekend budget and stick to it, or take advantage of the travel price break and spend that extra money on getting braided cornrows, duty free jewelry, and catamaran snorkeling trips!

How to Save Money on Your Caribbean Vacation

Planning a getaway to the Caribbean? Who isn't lured by the jewel-blue waters and stunning white beaches? Don't let the price tag get you down. Instead, browse through Caribbean vacation packages that include the flight and save you money depending on how many nights you stay.

Go All-Inclusive
Want to save the most money? Book your Caribbean vacation at an all-inclusive resort. These resorts include your meals, resort fees and activities. Depending on the resort, packages may also include beverages, equipment rental and childcare. Shop around according to your budget—many resorts are now available at surprisingly low prices.

Include Your Flight
Are you ready to plan your trip in advance? Book your flight when you book your hotel. By saving on Caribbean vacation package deals that include flights, you avoid the hassle of shopping around for flights and spending time on the phone. Get everything taken care of in one place.

Travel in a Group
These days, savvy families and groups of friends travel together to save money on Caribbean vacation travel. Try bringing along grandparents or adult siblings. With a group of adults, you'll save on childcare costs and transportation. Look for resorts with suites or beach houses to accommodate large groups. If you have the opportunity to split larger costs, the overall budget may end up being surprisingly low.

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