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Pleasant Holidays (tel. 800/742-9244; www.pleasantholidays.com) is offering a trip to Puerto Rico for three nights, from $399 per person.

Stay at the new Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino, a few minutes away by cab to historic Old San Juan. You may not be on the beach, but you can take a bus from right outside the hotel to the beaches of Isla Verde or the oceanfront neighborhood of Condado. Talk to the hotel's concierge if you want to kayak in one of the bioluminescent bays, or there's always the hotel pool. Keep in mind that these travel dates are during http://www.frommers.com/articles/7470.html hurricane season, so check to see if travel insurance makes sense for you.

Why is this a deal? An online search for airfare revealed that round-trip flights from Ft. Lauderdale to San Juan cost about $186 per person. Four nights at the Sheraton come to $821.25 (or about $411 per person). Booking the trip independently would cost at least $596 per person. Reserving the package with Pleasant Holidays would save you just over $197 per person.

Trip Type: Air-inclusive; independent

What the Quoted Price Gets You: Round-trip airfare from Fort Lauderdale to San Juan, Puerto Rico; three nights in a city-view room at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel; a $75 food-and-beverage credit per room per stay; and fuel surcharges, hotel taxes, and government taxes and fees. Kids 17 and younger stay free.

What Else You Will Have to Pay:
Transfers, meals

Book By: As soon as possible for best availability

When: June 18-Aug. 30, 2012

Single Supplement: $610

Other Departures:
New York-JFK (from $504), Chicago (from $610), Los Angeles (from $677)

Other Details: If you would like to purchase the company's travel protection plan, whose pricing varies based on the purchase price of the vacation. For example, for vacations priced up to $999 per person, travel insurance will add $84 per person.

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.