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Saving Money at All-Inclusive Resorts

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All inclusive resorts might sound like a good way to save money, but you really need to read the fine print and find out what’s NOT included or it might end up being a very costly deal.

For example, don’t assume that airfare is included. While resorts may offer airfare as part of a more expensive package, it’s definitely not a guarantee.

The right resort can be family-friendly, but again, don’t assume what’s included.

For example, the Club Med in Yucatan does offer a free teen club and activities such as snorkeling and kayaking, but not babysitting.

If you want that, it’s about $300 extra for the week.

If you’re looking at an all-inclusive resort to save on food and drinks, figure out the value of what you’re really getting.

Then you need to anticipate how many activities you’re really going to take advantage of.

Sandals resorts includes an 18-hole golf course at its Jamaica property, but if you’re going for your honeymoon, chances are golf won’t be the first activity on your list.

Trust me, it better not be the first activity on your list!

So that kind of a deal may not be worth your dollars.

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