The Dos and Don’ts of Finding Good Caribbean Travel Deals

Caribbean Sunset, Aruba“Caribbean Sunset, Aruba” by D-Stanley is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Have you decided that the Caribbean is the perfect destination for your next vacation? Whether you are traveling on a tight budget or not, you want to watch how your money is spent. After all, why should you spend more than you need to? You shouldn’t and that is why you should look for Caribbean travel deals and discounts. When doing so, please keep these points in mind:

DO start looking for travel deals right away. A lot of first time Caribbean vacationers mistakenly believe that they will get the best deals and discounts at the last minute. Not all resorts in the Caribbean offer last minute discounts. Moreover, you can find many great deals (some even better than those last minute deals) throughout the entire year! Caribbean resorts and their specials are likely to vary, but you might get a free night’s stay when you meet the stay requirement, get a certain percentage off your entire stay, and so forth.

DON’T forget that you need a passport to travel to and from the Caribbean. This is very important even though it might not help you find a good travel deal. See, you need this valid passport for travel. If you realize at the last minute that you didn’t order yours, it might be too late. At this point in time, all your hard work and your dream vacation basically went down the drain! If you don’t already have a valid passport, it is recommended that obtaining yours be the first on your to do list.

Caribbean, the Caribbean Sea, more than 7,000 islands, islets, reefs, and cays - the West Indies“Caribbean, the Caribbean Sea, more than 7,000 islands, islets, reefs, and cays – the West Indies” by Nouhailler is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

DO go directly to the source when looking to book your trip or even examine your travel options. You might have heard about a great travel website from one of their catchy television commercials. Yes, these websites can be used to book your trip, but you will typically find the best results by going directly to the resort’s online website. You are likely to find better travel deals and discounts, see more pictures, and get the most updated information.

DON’T be turned off by the upfront cost of staying at an all inclusive Caribbean resort. At first glance, staying at one might not seem like a good deal. Compare the cost of your stay to a stay at a traditional hotel and you will notice it is higher. With that said, it is higher for a reason. When you stay at an all inclusive Caribbean resort, you get a lot more than just a room. Your stay might include your airline reservations, which is optional. What it will include is your food, drinks, snacks, tips, and many forms of onsite entertainment. These are not included in the cost of a traditional hotel and once you add these in, you will see that you save money by opting for all inclusive travel.

DO choose your favorite resort or a few of them before price comparing to get the best deal. We are all for getting the best deal, but you don’t want to forego quality for cost. It is also important to remember that the lowest price doesn’t automatically translate into the best deal. For that reason, do some research online first. Familiarize yourself with a few Caribbean all inclusive resorts or vacation resort. Look at pictures, the list of inclusions, and so forth. If you like it, add it to your list. Once you have a few resorts, then go ahead and price compare.

Waters of the Caribbean“Waters of the Caribbean” by Chor Ip is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

DON’T take a third party travel website or a resort’s word that their deal is the “best deal.” It is impossible to find the best Caribbean travel deals and discounts without price comparing. Yes resort number one sounds pretty neat and its prices are affordable, but are you getting the best deal? You won’t know unless you examine resort number two and so forth; you need something to compare that good deal to.

DO look for additional ways to limit your travel expenses as well. One of the best ways to plan a Caribbean vacation on a budget is to find a great deal with an all inclusive resort. You will save a good chunk of money. On that same note, know that you are presented with a number of opportunities to limit travel costs. If you book your airline reservations separate, price compare to get the best deals. When packing, double check your list to ensure you don’t leave anything behind and end up paying double at your resort.

In short, there are many ways to plan a great Caribbean vacation on a budget. To ensure success, please keep the above mentioned points in mind when it comes to seeking out the best travel deals and discounts. Good luck!

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By: Boris Ralston

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