Ready to dig your toes into the sand? Liberty Travel (tel. 888/271-1584; www.libertytravel.com) has a great deal to the Dominican Republic that includes airfare, transfers, and four nights' hotel.
The all-inclusive Barceló Capella Beach Resort faces Villas del Mar beach, in Juan Dolio about 45 minutes away from Santo Domingo. Your meals and beverages are included, and you have access to four pools (two of them for kids), a nightclub, five restaurants, and as many bars.
Why is this a deal? Airfare for a midweek flight in late May came in at $497 for a morning departure. A room with two double beds costs about $544 for two people, before taxes, or $272 per person. Round-trip airport-hotel transfers would cost about $100 person. Booking the components separately would cost you about $869 per person. Selecting Liberty Travel for this package would save you about $290 per person.
Trip Type: Air-inclusive; independent
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Round-trip airfare from Miami to Santo Domingo; transfers; four nights at Barceló Capella Beach Resort in Juan Dolio; airline fuel surcharges; government taxes and fees; hotel taxes and fees; all meals, beverages (including alcohol), and the use of non-motorized sporting equipment
What Else You Will Have to Pay:Nothing; taxes are included in the package price.
Book By: May 31, 2012
When: Midweek departures May 1-June 30, 2011
Single Supplement: N/A
Other Departures: Boston, New York (from $615); Philadelphia (from $755); Los Angeles (from $759); Chicago (from $789)
All prices are per person and, if lodging is a component of the package, based upon two people traveling together (unless otherwise noted). The prices listed are general starting rates; see "What Else You'll Have to Pay" for details about associated taxes and fees. Base-prices, taxes, and fees can vary based on point of departure and time of travel. Blackout dates may apply. Trip add-ons like sightseeing tours and meal plans may also increase the price. Check with the tour operator for additional gateways. The single supplement is the extra cost that a solo traveler would pay to book the deal.