So if you had all the time in the world on your hands, and you were still getting paid for a while, what would you do?  You know exactly what you would do, and that means I need your help.  We’re looking for a cheap all-inclusive vacation filled with sun and sand for later this fall (maybe), but it’s not our usual sort of vacation.  Where’s the best place to go to find a deal on a trip that won’t be full of thieves and cockroaches?

I’ve heard a lot of horror stories about cheap all-inclusives and I’d prefer to avoid having a similar experience, so we need your help.  Where do we want to go?  We’re not that picky, which should make any recommendations that much easier.

So, where have you stayed and had a great time?  What sites do you use to find a cheap deal on a great trip?  The comments are open and waiting for your input.

3 Responses to “Sun and Sand on the Cheap (Within Reason)”
  1. The 4-star Sol Melia Cayo Santa Maria is awesome. Flights are direct from TO to Santa Clara. It’s not one of those mega resorts with thousands of tourists, but is more intimate. Has great food and beaches, and you’ll undoubtedly meet some interesting people. This is not the place to go if you want to actually explore the countryside or surrounding towns … it’s more a place to just chill at the resort. Book at the last minute and you might get away with a price of $600 all-inclusive in the October timeframe. Be aware that this is hurricane season, but this adds a certain level of adventure: I was evacuated from one part of the island to another for two days, but it was actually a bit of a rush. Ended up at a 5-star briefly. http://www.flightcentre.ca or book in person at one of their outlets.

  2. Go to Cuba. No Americans. Unfortunately lots of Quebecers 🙂

  3. I’ve been to Varadero, Cuba and stayed at Barcelo Solymar.
    http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g147275-d254482-Reviews-Barcelo_Solymar-Varadero_Cuba.html
    Great place if you’re looking to just relax for a week. The day trips were all extra.

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