6 ways to score the best all-inclusive trip to Mexico
By Aimee Heckel
It’s the slow season, if you’re looking to travel to Mexico. If you’re looking for convenience and, in many cases, an unbeatable deal, an all-inclusive vacation package may be your best bet.
Here are six tips to help you score the best all-inclusive vacation to Mexico:
1. Last minute? You can occasionally find good last-minute, all-inclusive deals, although experts do recommend booking well in advance to secure the best deals on airfare and a package.
For example, Bookit.com is currently offering a 99-hour sale on last-minute packages to Mexico.
Stay at the Grand Sunset Princess All Suites Resort just south of Cancun for only $95 per night, down from $229. The four-star beachfront resort is family-friendly and features a variety of luxury amenities, from a spa to exciting activities.
For example, stay at the Hotel del Sol in Cancun for $423 per person for four days, including hotel and flight. Although this deal is not all-inclusive, the package deal saves you big. If purchased separately, the hotel and flight would cost you $1,329, according to Expedia.
3. Do your research. Photos can lie. Make sure you read reviews from other travelers. Make sure you are clear on what is included and what might cost extra, and make sure you would use the items that are included.
4. Calculate in any surprise costs.
- Some hotels charge extra for air conditioning and WiFi.
- Will you have to pay for a taxi from the airport?
- Buffet food may be included, but not the nicer restaurants; sugary mixed drinks, but not a nice glass of wine; dinner but not breakfast.
- Are tips to your servers and housecleaning included, or will you need to bring cash for that?
5. Ask about upgrades. Sometimes, you can pay a little extra to get a lot more. Twenty-five bucks may buy you a fully stocked fridge, access to more activities and a better view.
6. Shop around. Check plenty of options before you buy, so you know a good deal when you see it. And keep your eyes open for special discounts.
- For example, Orbitz.com is currently offering a special on all-inclusive getaways: 50 percent off hotels, plus 15 percent off when you use the coupon code SUNFUN15.
- Make your Expedia purchases through ShopAtHome.com and get up to 7.5 percent Cash Back.
- Check these great travel deals and discounts.
- Click here for more deals on resorts.
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