By: Richard Teesdale
When it comes to cheap all inclusive family vacations, you are encouraged to closely examine the Caribbean, namely the island of Jamaica. Jamaica is a popular vacation destination for a number of reasons. Its warm, sunny, and tropical weather makes it an inviting destination year round. Guests also enjoy the beautiful beaches that are home to a number of fun water sports, as well as the fully serviced all inclusive resorts scattered around the coast line. Speaking of those all inclusive resorts, many offer cheap all inclusive family travel packages.
If you are unfamiliar with all inclusive family vacation packages, you should know that you often save money. This is true with most packaged deals; you are rewarded with a discount for basically buying a bulk package. With that said you might notice a slightly higher price when opting for inclusive. For instance, compare a traditional travel package that includes your airfare and a hotel stay to an all inclusive travel package. You’ll see that all inclusive does cost more. Why is this? Because more is included upfront. An all inclusive travel package includes airfare (optional), room, food, snacks, drinks, tips, qualifying airport transfers, and many forms of onsite entertainment
Although an all inclusive travel package for your family might seem high priced at first, it is important to think long term because that is where the savings are. You get all your food, snacks, and drinks included in the cost. You will not pay to eat onsite. As for activities, your family will get to enjoy a handful of land and water based activities at no extra charge because they are listed as inclusions. If you were to stay at a traditional Jamaica hotel that simply provided you with a roof over your head, you would need to pay out of pocket for all food and activities. By the end of your trip, you could very well pay more than what you would have by opting for a cheap all inclusive family vacation.
All inclusive family vacations also make it easier for you to control how much money you save. As stated above, your food, snacks, drinks, and many forms of entertainment are included in the cost of your stay. The more you use these activities, the more you save and the best value you get for your money. That is why it is important to choose your family’s all inclusive resort wisely. Opt for family resorts or resorts where individuals of all ages are welcomed onsite. However, look for inclusions that are perfect for your family. A family friendly resort is key to great family vacation. Look for child friendly game rooms, babysitting services, kiddie or family pools, scheduled activities for children, and so forth.
As stated above, most families on Jamaica family vacations save money by opting for all inclusive travel packages and inclusive resorts. With that said, you can still price compare to find the best deal. Since a good percentage of resorts on the island of Jamaica do have age restrictions, your options might be more limited than if you just you and your spouse were vacationing. In addition to comparing resorts, look for travel deals and discounts. Some of the best discounts can be found by visiting the resort’s official website. It is not uncommon to find stay X number of nights and get one free, book now and save later, or just traditional deals that you get X amount of dollars off your entire stay.
In addition to staying at an all inclusive Jamaica resort, there are others ways that your family can save money on your inclusive family vacation. It costs money to leave resorts to eat, shop, and participate in off site activities, so stay onsite as much as possible. If you don’t decide to include the cost of airfare in with your travel package, shop around for the best deal. In keeping with travel costs, attempt to limit or consolidate luggage to eliminate hefty baggage fees. Since traveling with children, a carryon bag full of small activities is recommend for the plane ride and possibly your trip. Great items to include are handheld gaming consoles, portable DVD players, books, coloring books and crayons, small toys, and so forth.