It's summer, and that means big sales at all-inclusive resorts

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As temperatures in the U.S. rise, demand for steamy tropical getaways goes down. That's why summer is the season for deals at all-inclusives in the Caribbean and Mexico.

Just about every all-inclusive beach resort offers rates that are dramatically cheaper compared to vacationing in, say, February or March. This summer, when travel in general is down, the all-inclusive discounts are especially sweet. Some examples, all of which include lodging, three meals a day, beverages, and activities in the rates:

Beaches is hosting a summer sale with discounts of 55 to 65 percent off of normal rates, meaning you'll pay as little as $113 per person per night—all-inclusive, of course. And these discounts can be combined with free night offers (generally two nights free with stays of seven nights or longer), so you can get even more for your money.

Club Med's WOW Sale has rates starting at $99 per person per night at most of the company's family and adults resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico.

Grand Pineapple Beach Resort, in Antigua has an all-inclusive special starting at $78 per person per night, valid from now through December 20, with a three-night minimum stay.

RIU Hotels & Resorts has a number of special offers, including all-inclusive rates starting at $65 per person per night at the ClubHotel Riu Jalisco, $78 at the Hotel Riu Cancun, and $73 at the Hotel Riu Santa Fe, all in Mexico, with airport transfers included.

Once you've got your resort reservations squared away, take advantage of our helpful interactive flight resources, which clue you in as which airlines fly nonstop to destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico.

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