Do you like saving money?
Do you need a fabulous tropical vacation?
Good news, Fall is the time to make both of those happen.
Savvy travelers know that to save money and avoid crowds, one of the best times of the year to vacation in a Mexican or Caribbean coastal resort is the fall. This is when families with children are less likely to travel, and demand for hotel rooms in vacation destinations drop like a rock.
In fact, according to CNN Money, vacation packages to Mexico and the Caribbean are often reduced by up to 60 percent during the fall. The absolute best time to book? According to travel experts, right after Thanksgiving through the week before Christmas.
Let’s break down why it’s such a great deal and how you can take advantage of it with Funjet Vacations.
Just like accommodations, air fares to resort destinations– like Punta Cana and Cancun–tend to drop dramatically during the fall months. To make sure that you get the best deal possible, you could use an app like Kayak that will monitor air fares to a particular destination and then email you price alerts.
But it’s far less stressful to have someone who knows the industry, the trends and has insider info to get you the right deal, yes a travel agent.
Savvy travelers know that to save money and avoid crowds, one of the best times of the year to vacation in a Mexican or Caribbean coastal resort is the fall.
During the high season at many popular resorts, you’ll have to wake up at the crack of dawn to snag a chair by the pool or at the beach. And even if you manage to toss a towel on an empty chair during the pre-dawn hours, there’s always a chance that some usurper will steal it before you get there later in the morning.
Fortunately, finding a chair during the fall months is typically not a problem, providing you the ultimate luxury of sleeping in.
When a hotel cuts its prices, you get a better deal on a room. But when an all-inclusive cuts its prices, you’ll also save money on your food and beverages.
Another big plus? Most all-inclusive resorts provide access to non-motorized water toys, saving you money on entertainment. For instance, at the RIU Cancun, you try windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling or even take a small sailboat out for a spin.
Most a la carte hotels don’t offer any type of free water sports, so you would have to pay extra at an outfitter to participate in those types of activities. Traveling during the fall months also means that there will be fewer people competing with you to use those water toys.
But water sports aren’t the only entertainment available, you’ll find tons of classes, singers, dancers and other on-site parties to keep you busy without any additional cost.
Finally, you’ll also find savings from the no tipping required policy. At most all-inclusive resorts, your tips are included in the price of your room, so you’re not supposed to give gratuities. Yes, it may only be a $1 here, $5 or $10 there, but those little bills can add up quickly over the course of a vacation. So when you’re comparing an a la carte hotel to an all-inclusive resort package, remember to factor in those tips and entertainment costs.
Because there are fewer travelers buying items at the local markets and souvenir shops, you may also be able to score some good deals during the off-season. Fall is also typically when hotels and resort stores are trying to get rid of last year’s inventory to make room for new merchandise for the coming high season.
No matter when you choose to go to the Caribbean, you’ll find great savings with an all-inclusive, but if stretching your dollar even farther is important, time to consider the Fall!