REAL DEALS

Cancún, Mexico, Air/3 Nights, From $289

A short-but-sweet stay at a Mexican beachfront resort.

By , Friday, Apr 8, 2011, 1:00 PM

Cancun

Kayaks on the beach in Cancún.

(Courtesy pbowen/myBudgetTravel)

The Real Deal Round-trip airfare to Cancún on American Airlines; three nights at the Westin Resort & Spa, Cancun; free accommodations and meals for kids ages 11 and under; 20 percent off of spa services; and hotel taxes; from $289 per person—plus estimated airport taxes and fees of $100.  

When The starting rate is based on travel from May 2-23, 2011. Other travel dates are available through Dec. 31.  

Gateways
Miami; add $92 for Atlanta; $132 for Chicago; $172 for L.A.; $182 for Houston; $189 for New York City; $372 for Seattle; additional gateways available.

The Fine Print
Breakfast is not included. There are no fuel surcharges. Airport taxes and fees of about $100 are additional. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $160. Kids ages 11 and under pay only for airfare, which is about $126 per person from Miami. Round-trip airport-hotel transfers are an additional $20 per person. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book By June 12, 2011.

Contact Pleasant Holidays, 800/742-9244, pleasantholidays.com.

Why It's a Deal According to a recent search on Kayak, the lowest round-trip fares between Miami and Cancún start from $238, including taxes, for travel in mid-May (American). Add to that about $244 per person, including taxes, for three nights at the Westin Resort & Spa, Cancun, and your total for airfare and accommodations is $482 when booked independently. For $93 less, this Pleasant Holidays package includes airfare, accommodations, free stay for kids, a 20 percent spa discount, and all taxes and fees.  

More Optional activities include an excursion to visit a traditional Mayan community ($124 per person), horseback riding ($62 per person), and a visit to Chichén Itzá ($58 per person). Additional nights at the Westin Resort & Spa, Cancun start from $107 per room per night.

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