REAL DEALS

Aruba, Air/7 Nights, From $899

Spend a week soaking up the sun on Palm Beach.

By , Thursday, Feb 24, 2011, 1:00 PM

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The Real Deal Round-trip airfare to Aruba on American Airlines; seven nights at the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort Aruba; round-trip airport-hotel transfers; hotel taxes; and fuel surcharges; from $899 per person—plus estimated airport taxes and fees of $103.

When May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 2011.

Gateways Boston, Chicago; add $30 for Philadelphia; $70 for Hartford; $80 for Pittsburgh; $100 for St. Louis; $260 for Cleveland; additional gateways available. 

The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees are an additional $103 per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is about $622. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book By No deadline; based on availability.

Contact Apple Vacations, 800/517-2000, applevacations.com.

Why It’s a Deal According to a recent search on Kayak, the lowest round-trip fare between Boston and Aruba for travel in mid-May was $561, with taxes (American). Add about $571 per person, including taxes, for seven nights at the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort Aruba, and your total for accommodations and airfare is $1,132 when booked separately. For $130 less, this Apple Vacations package includes a round-trip flight, seven nights’ accommodations, round-trip airport-hotel transfers, and all taxes and fees.

More Additional nights at the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort Aruba start from $107 per person per night. Optional activities include a safari Jeep tour ($92 per person) and a dinner and dance cruise ($125 per person).

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