All inclusive resorts are a great idea for any traveler or family wishing to plan a vacation. The reason for this is simple: price certainty. One of the things that many vacationers complain about is that the cost of food, transportation, and entertainment often turn out to be higher than they had planned on. Because of this, they aren’t able to enjoy their vacation nearly as much as they ought to.
With an all inclusive vacation, these concerns vanish. However, even with all the advantages that an all inclusive resort can provide us, we’d still like to be able to find the best deal. Here are a few tips to help you do just that.
1. Plan your vacation during the off-season
In the world of resorts, the peak season is generally December through May. If you’re looking for deals on all-inclusive resorts, you’ll definitely want to avoid the busiest months. Resorts are fully booked during these months, and thus have no incentive to offer any discounted deals. However, if you take your vacation between May and December, you can often book rooms for as little as 40% of the regular price. For maximum savings, plan your vacation in either July or August.
2. Take a mid-week vacation
If you are looking to take a vacation for a week or longer, then this may not be applicable. However, if you’re only looking for a 4 or 5 day vacation, you can find significantly lower prices during the week compared to the weekend. Most people plan their short vacations during the weekend so that they can take fewer days off from work. You can benefit from this by booking your vacation when there is less competition.
3. Be flexible
Rather than planning a travel date and then looking for resorts during your planned vacation period, why not flip the tables? Keep your eyes peeled for deals and discounts. When one comes up, you can use those dates as the starting point for planning your vacation.
4. Last minute deals
Although the early bird usually gets the worm, he may not necessarily get it at the best price. Resorts must often deal with cancellations and don’t always fill up all their rooms. When this happens, they become desperate and will offer package deals at significant discounts. They would rather sell a vacation for a cheap price than to have empty rooms. Look for last minute deals on your favorite travel websites or ask your travel agent to alert you when one shows up.
5. Get email updates
When you’re actively looking for a good deal to plan your vacation around, it can often be helpful to sign up to a few travel websites to receive email updates and alerts. This way you don’t have to constantly remember to check websites every day. You can simply look at your daily email to see if a good deal has come your way. Eventually one will.