Stay in Montego Bay at Secrets Wild Orchid, where your junior suite will have ocean views. All rooms have a private balcony, a whirlpool tub, a flatscreen TV with DVD player, a minibar, and air-conditioning. With a half-mile stretch of beachfront at this resort, you probably won't have to fight for towel space. It's all-inclusive, so there's plenty to do if you want to break up your days with sailing, snorkeling, windsurfing, yoga, and more.
Why is this a deal? Cheap Caribbean's booking engine shows you a range of dates and prices when you go to book. However, when you actually go through the flight selection process, the website will show you if there's a cheaper price a day earlier or later than the date you've selected. This means that you may be able to score a price that's cheaper than $1,109. For example, if you select a Dec. 5 departure (after hurricane season officially ends), the price comes to $1,099.75 with airfare. If you were to book the flight separately, you would pay $231 per person. Booking the room -- a junior suite with an ocean view -- would cost at least $1,800.27, or $900.13 per person. Booking independently would come to about $1,131 per person -- a savings of about $133. However, when you add on the value of the resort coupons, you are getting an additional $100 per person worth of services.
Trip Type: Air-inclusive; independent
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Round-trip airfare between Fort Lauderdale and Montego Bay; five nights in a junior suite with an ocean view (based on double occupancy); breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks daily; unlimited beverages (including alcoholic; domestic and imported beers and spirits); use of non-motorized sporting equipment; airline fuel surcharges; hotel taxes and gratuities; and government taxes and fees. You'll also receive $200 in resort coupons per room, redeemable toward spa treatments, wine, and a private romantic dinner on the beach for two, complete with your own dedicated server.
What Else You'll Have to Pay: You can book round-trip airport transfers through Cheap Caribbean (add from $18 per person).
When: Oct. 27-Dec. 21, 2012
Book By: Sept. 30
Other Departures:Philadelphia (from $1,199), Chicago (from $1,189), San Diego (from $1,659)
Other Details:If you're nervous about taking a trip to the Caribbean during hurricane season, the company offers its travel protection policy for your trip at no extra cost: if your weather cancels or interrupts your trip, you are refunded 100% of the trip cost.