Punta Cana, Air/3 Nights, From $600
An all-inclusive beach stay on the Dominican Republic's eastern coast.
The Real Deal Round-trip airfare to Punta Cana on USA3000, three nights at Hotel Be Live Grand Bavaro on Cabeza de Toro beach, all meals and beverages, nightly entertainment, round-trip airport-hotel transfers, hotel taxes, gratuities, and fuel surcharges, from $600 per person—plus estimated airport taxes and fees of $134.
When Jan. 21, 28, 2011; add $150 for Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 25.
Gateways Philadelphia; add $125 for Miami; $270 for St. Louis; $280 for Chicago; $330 for Atlanta; $415 for Houston; $430 for New York City; additional gateways available.
The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees are an additional $134 per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement starts from $150. 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 fares between Philadelphia and Punta Cana start from $466 with taxes for travel in late January (American). Add to that about $578 per person, including taxes, for three nights at Hotel Be Live Grand Bavaro, and your total for accommodations and airfare is $1,044 when booked separately. For $310 less, this Apple Vacations package includes a round-trip flight, three nights' all-inclusive accommodations, round-trip airport-hotel transfers, and all taxes and fees.
More Optional activities include a day of exploring the Bavaro Runners ranch ($85 per person) and an excursion to Saona Island ($103 per person). Add from $50 per person for a four-night version of this package and from $200 per person for a seven-night version. Additional nights at Hotel Be Live Grand Bavaro start from $106 per person per night.
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