Vacations start from the moment you begin plugging ideas into your computer and researching where to stay and what you can do on your dream holiday in Jamaica. One of the first ways to narrow the search is to decide how much you’re willing to spend for your vacation. Choosing to stay at an All-inclusive resort is usually a great way to know that you’ll have your major expenses covered.
The range of all-inclusive hotels across the island can make sure you’ve got a fantastic place to stay, three good meals a day, access to a free-flowing bar and entertaining activities all day and night to make sure you have a great time.
There are a few other things to consider however like if you wish to do any tours or excursions if you want to buy a certain amount of souvenirs and gifts and what amenities you simply can’t do without and the things that aren’t that important to you. For example, there are some properties like Grand Bahia Principe where the general nightly rate hovers around the US$100 mark per person per night however, the Adult Only Luxury version can add on an extra US$40 per night for the assurance that you won’t be vacationing with children running around.
Hotels on the island with a number of properties, like the Riu chain, often offer great prices that differ from location to location, so if you’re flexible about where to stay make sure to check out the other prices which could give you an extra night for your budget. Others like the Sandals Resorts allow you to enjoy their other properties across the island which could give you access those amenities while paying a lower price. Many hotels also offer deals like paying for 4 nights and getting the 5th night free, so make sure to ask.
Another thing that may affect the price per night per person for an All-inclusive stay in Jamaica includes the time of year (high season is during the winter months). This same low season price drop will also affect the price of tours and other specials (including your airfare). Sign up for their email service to notify you about special offers. These may give you deals for on property amenities that aren’t included in the All-inclusive package such as spa services. Also, consider doubling up with room occupancy. Some hotels will offer a single occupancy room price but it’s often more expensive than sharing your space. Most rooms have large double beds so you can still pass out in absolute comfort each night.
Try doubling up on tours as well because you’ll often save money by signing up for a combined activity tour. Saving $20 here and there can add up and make a difference in how much you enjoy your vacation.
The number of days you spend in Jamaica on vacation can either make your dollar stretch a little further or allow you to splurge on a higher end property for just two nights at a higher price point. Just always keep in mind potential hidden costs so, when quoted any price, make sure to ask if all taxes and fees are included.
Never forget that booking through a travel agent might give you access to special packages and deals you might never have found on your own and allow you to splurge a little bit on perks that can be folded in like VIP Attractions Fast track service and the Club Mobay and Club Kingston airport lounges and services that will start you off in all-inclusive vacation mode from the moment you land on the island.