If you’re looking to save money and time when booking a Caribbean vacation this fall, skip individual resort websites and check out travel clearinghouses and hotel conglomerates. Click on the following links to easily compare and then choose from a variety of destinations and deals for fun in the sun for less.
CheapCaribbean.com has a sale on packages to destinations including St. Lucia, Curaçao and the British Virgin Islands. For example, five nights at the Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, an all-inclusive resort in St. Lucia, starts at $1,349 per person double, down from $2,069 and includes round-trip airfare and taxes, though some booking fees may apply. Book by Oct. 15. In Curaçao, five nights at the Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village & Spa start at $859, down from $1,509. Book by Oct. 31. Travel dates vary by property, but are typically through mid-December. For more info: 800-786-0435, cheapcaribbean.com
Allinclusiveoutlet.com can hook you up with deals at some of the Caribbean’s most popular resorts. A six-night stay at the Renaissance Aruba, including airfare and an automatic room upgrade, is on sale, reduced from $1,999.45 to $1,683.32 per person. Check into the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort in St. Maarten and you’ll get six nights with air for $1,036.51, down from $1,781.63. Good news for Nickelodeon fans of all ages: Six nights at the Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, airfare included, is marked down from $3,249.76 per person to $1,699.69. Travel dates vary by property but are typically through mid-December. For more info: 888-403-2822, allinclusiveoutlet.com
With a Costco membership, you can save money on a winter break, along with paper towels and canned tuna. At costcotravel.com, you’ll find deals on a dozen or more Caribbean vacation destinations. Five nights at the family-friendly, all-inclusive Coconut Bay Resort and Spa in St. Lucia start at $859 per person, with a $100 spa credit and admission to the on-site water park. A five-night stay at the adults-only Renaissance Aruba starts at $429 and comes with a complimentary room upgrade. Book by Oct. 31. Five nights at the luxurious Landings Resort and Spa in St. Lucia start at $1,095 per person. Included are daily American breakfast, a $50 resort credit, a $100 tour credit and a Costco Cash Card. Book by Oct. 31. Travel dates vary by property, but most go through mid-December and some well into 2017. For more info: costcotravel.com
Divi Resorts, with locations in Aruba, Bonaire, Barbados, St. Croix and St. Maarten, is running a 30-percent-off sale on all-inclusive packages for travel dates through Dec. 18. They’re also offering 30 percent off their lowest non-all-inclusive nightly rate, with no minimum stay, starting at $119 a night. Choose the property that suits your needs. If you’re looking for night life, the St. Croix hotel has a casino. The Bonaire resort offers access to top scuba-diving sites. Gourmands will enjoy the fine dining on-site and at nearby restaurants in St. Maarten. The company owns two resorts on Barbados, one catering to families and the other adults-only. For more info: 800-367-3484, diviresorts.com
All-inclusive pioneer Club Med is running its “Break Free” promotion right now, with discounts of up to 50 percent and a $300 airfare credit for winter and spring travel. Participating resorts include Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (from $147 instead of $294 a night); Turkoise, Turks and Caicos (from $127 instead of $254 a night); Caravelle, Guadalupe (from $143 instead of $286 a night); and Buccaneer’s Creek, Martinique (from $143 instead of $286 a night). As always, Club Med vacations include food, drink, recreation, entertainment and gratuities. Book by Oct. 26 and travel through April 27. Kids younger than 4 stay free. For more info: 888-932-2582, clubmed.us
Upscale all-inclusive Zoetry Resorts has a couple of notable deals. At its brand-new Zoetry Montego Bay Jamaica resort, reserve now and get special introductory rates (the hotel doesn’t open until December) starting from $299 per person per night, for travel from Dec. 23 through April 7. Zoetry is also running a half-price sale on vacations at its well-established Zoetry Agua Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, as well as two of its Riviera Maya Hotels in Mexico, Zoetry Praiso de la Bonita and Zoetry Villa Rolandi. Unusual amenities at Punta Cana include 24-hour private in-suite dining, a complimentary horseback ride and a complimentary 20-minute massage. Reservations must be made by Oct. 24, and travel must take place by Dec. 22. To obtain the special rates, the lowest rate must be selected when visiting ZoetryResorts.com or requested by calling 888-496-3879.