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This Year's Best Bargain Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts ...

By Neecey

Not booked your summer vacation yet? There’s still time to grab a bargain. You could spend hours trawling the internet, browsing hundreds of sites for a great deal, or you could take your pick from one of these great Caribbean all-inclusive resorts.

1 Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort and Palace Deluxe in Dominican Republic

Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort and Palace Deluxe in Dominican RepublicInsiders know that this huge resort is the place to be. It’s actually a complex made up of two different resorts. One is the family-friendly Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe, which offers entertainment and activities for both adults and the younger set. Have memorable family outings playing mini golf, utilizing the pedal boats, going horseback riding – teens can go to the teen activities complex with a water park. Adult travelers will enjoy the adults-only Barcelo Bavaro Beach, where there are a number of great nightclubs, bars and fun activities.

2 ClubHotel Riu Ocho Rios in Jamaica

ClubHotel Riu Ocho Rios in JamaicaJamaica is a great place to go for discount vacations on almost any level, but the ClubHotel Riu Ocho Rios offers a lot of amenities for the money. This resort offers access to sailing, snorkeling, diving and diving lessons, windsurfing, kayaking and a number of other sports activities that will leave you anything but bored – and they are all a part of the all-inclusive rate! After an active day on the turquoise water, settle down with one of many local and imported brews and beverages.


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3 Pachira Lodge in Costa Rica

Pachira Lodge in Costa RicaWhen you get the price for this resort, you might be taken aback – but when you find out all that’s included, you’ll rethink your initial shock. While it doesn’t have a million restaurants and tall towers of cookie cutter rooms, what it does have is amazing, and it’s included in the price! Guided tours, amazing wildlife-viewing trips, three days' accommodations, all meals, and boat transfer costs are all part of the initial payment. And this hideaway does not include TVs! The peace and quiet are free!

4 Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino in St. Maarten

Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino in St. MaartenThis resort is the largest one on the island. For a bargain rate, you can get a list of inclusions a mile long – Wi-Fi service, beach parties, unlimited meals, drinks and snacks, cocktail parties, activities and a mini bar service. You’ll even get a $10 credit in the casino! And furthermore, kids five years and under can stay and eat for free! There’s a fun kid’s club where kids are supervised, and if you want to, you can escape for a while from the little ones to enjoy a little adult vacation time.

5 Cocobay Resort in Antigua

Cocobay Resort in AntiguaThis resort has the cutest, coziest cottages, it’s no wonder it’s a favorite resort for honeymooners and romance seekers. Gingerbread cottages come equipped with dark wood floors, high ceilings and hammocks waiting invitingly on private porches. The resort sits aside two white-sand beaches for long walks in the moonlight or sunbathing. The all-inclusive rate includes food and drinks from two restaurants, and also includes activities, nature walks and guided tours by the property’s medicine man.

6 Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St. Thomas, the U.S. Virgin Islands

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St. Thomas, the U.S. Virgin IslandsOne of the great benefits of this Caribbean destination is that you won’t need a passport to visit. This resort, although relatively small by resort standards, has 62 beachfront rooms and amazing amenities built into the price. Included is access to aqua trikes, Hobie Cats, kayaks and snorkel gear, which you’ll really want to utilize to view the amazing reefs. Evenings include access to a beachside grill and a swim-up bar, a perfect way to end a fun-filled day.

7 The Gran Caribe in Cancun, Mexico

The Gran Caribe in Cancun, MexicoCancun is chock-full of Caribbean all-inclusive resorts. While there are dozens, one stands out above the rest. This family friendly resort offers all-suite accommodations and a lot of inclusions. There are five restaurants, and you can enjoy unlimited beer, wine and cocktails, which makes eating and drinking its own special event. For the kids, there is a teen’s club and a pirate-themed water park that assures the kids won’t get bored. And if you’re holidaying with the girls, you’re close enough the all-night party action (see here

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