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#Cheap4You: What’s Trending at The Beach This Winter

It's not easy being the beach vacation experts. No, seriously. Okay, we realize how that sounds. But it's true. We're constantly on the hunt for ways we can slash prices and bring the best beach vacation deals from us to you. Of course, that means sacrifices must be made on our part. Which is why: we skimp, you save. Simple as that.

Need a few examples?

Take the above as proof that here at, we mean it when we say we're #Cheap4You. So how about some of the hottest deals currently to take this to a whole other level? Here's what's on our radar this winter season:

Occidental Cozumel, 3 Nights with Air from $649

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Picture a secluded nature preserve on Playa San Francisco, a private section of Cozumel's finest beach. Add in all-inclusive deals, three pools, and a resume full of amenities and perks and you've described Occidental Cozumel. The day's activities are sure to include: unparalleled reef diving, featuring incredible drop-offs, black coral and a network of interconnecting caves and tunnels, which make up the world's second-largest reef network, a deep-sea fishing trip to harvest the fruit of the sea, or 18 holes at the resort golf course. And when the sun sets, dinner is at one of six restaurants and night caps at Cozumel's hottest nightclub, La Mision bar. Done deal.

Hard to believe 3 nights start at just $649, isn't it? #Cheap4You

Sunscape Curacao Resort, Spa & Casino, 4 Nights with Air from $789

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Surrounded by white sand, turquoise seas and swaying palm trees, this resort welcomes families, couples and singles - anyone who's looking for the ultimate fun-filled vacation. Mornings start with a quick wind surfing session or guided snorkeling tour and the rest of the day should be spent lounging pool side with a drink in hand from the swim-up bar called Manatee's. The kiddos can splash around in the children's pool or run around the Explorer's Club. Your food options consist of gourmet dining at six restaurants and signature cocktails at one of the four bars. And it wouldn't be a trip to Sunscape Curacao without giving lady luck a test drive at the most visited casino in Curacao.

And yes, we're serious. Three all-inclusive nights start at $789 with airfare included.

Villa del Palmar Cancun Luxury Beach Resort & Spa, 3 Nights with Air from $809

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If the right vacation for you requires pretty much having it all, think Villa del Palmar Cancun Luxury Beach Resort & Spa. Consider this family-friendly mega-resort the top of its class. Removed from Cancun's Hotel Zone's rowdy parties, Fun activities and relaxing amenities are just a few reasons why families pick this elegant all inclusive resort. A huge stretch of Playa Mujeres welcomes youngsters  who are ready to jump in the waves and splash up a storm. Parents can grab cervezas and drag sun loungers right up to the water's edge. There are also two pools, which is the best way to cool down, especially the one with the awesome waterfall bridge. Dinner includes three options and spacious two-bedroom suites are perfect for calling it a night to prep the fam for another fun-filled day.

For prices starting at $809, you'll get airfare and three nights of all-included amenities. Why aren't you booking this immediately, again?

See. We don't lie. When we say we're #Cheap4You, we really mean it. We'll sacrifice it all, as long as we're able to bring the best beach deals to each and every one of you. Do you have any winter travel plans? Let us know where you're headed in the comments below!

Brittany Innes is the try-anything-once spontaneous type with a knack for exploring new places and embracing her inner food-lover. She's also a big fan of college football and instagramming everything she eats, as she eats it (she's that girl).

#CheapCaribbean Presents: Beach on a Budget Twitter Party

We all dream about sinking our toes in white sand, breathing in the crisp, fresh air and sipping something fruity while vacationing on a beautiful Caribbean island. This month’s Twitter party is geared toward making your dream a reality, no matter your budget.

Join us this Tuesday, September 24th at 1pm CST to chat about budget-friendly travel to the Caribbean and Mexico. We’ve invited our friends Johnny from and Andy Hayes of to answer your questions about vacationing on a budget and to share their money-saving tips.

#CheapCaribbean Twitter Party: Beach on a Budget

Here’s how to get in on the conversation:

  1. On Tuesday, September 24th from 1pm-2pm CST, log onto to Twitter and make sure you're following us at @cheapcaribbean.
  2. Join the Twitter party fun by answering our questions or asking your own, using the hashtag #CheapCaribbean.
  3. One lucky follower will win a free all-inclusive trip for two to Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort and Spa!

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We can’t wait to hear from you so please come prepared with questions and your own personal vacation-saving tips! Also, be sure to follower our guest bloggers @JohnnyJet and @PlumDeluxe!

Forget the Holiday Craze. Let’s Head to the Beach!

The holiday season is upon us. The next few months will be filled with planning, parties and hopefully some quality time with the ones you love. And while it’s an exciting time of year, there’s no doubt that there will be some added stress in order for your holiday season to go off without a hitch.

This year we propose something different. How about something that will relieve your stress, rather than contribute to it? We suggest that you do something for you this holiday season. Whether you want to reward yourself as the season is coming to an end or you’re up for doing things differently and spending your holiday on a pristine, sandy beach, we’ve got some of the best holiday deals you’ll want to take advantage of.

A Holiday Gift the Whole Family Will Love:

There’s no denying that some quality family time is the perfect way to spend this season. So it’s a no brainer that a trip to the Caribbean or Mexico is a great way to guarantee that quality time this year.

Resorts like Riu Negril and Riu Caribe are two suggestions we’d make if you’re looking to take the whole family away for the holidays. Both of these resorts are all-inclusive and offer something for everyone. If Jamaica seems like the perfect holiday destination, then Riu Negril could be ideal. Riu Negril is budget-friendly without compromising amenities and luxury. With four different restaurants to choose from, a Kids Club, a slew of children’s activities and a prime location on Bloody Bay Beach, Riu Negril is naturally a top choice for holiday vacation.

Riu Negril, Jamaica Vacations from

Bring the family to Riu Negril in Jamaica and give the gift of relaxation to everyone this year.

Another top notch Riu resort we’d recommend for this holiday season is Riu Caribe. Located right on the crystal clear Cancun beach, Riu Caribe is the ideal place to rest your head after a long day of beach activities. There’s three swimming pools, a long list of water activities, easy access to the Mayan Palace Golf Riviera Maya golf course and Kids Club with children’s facilities and scheduled activities, this Riu resort is sure not to disappoint.

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The family will be sure to have a holiday to remember at the Riu Caribe.

Holiday Inn Sunspree Montego Bay is another top-rated family resort we’d recommend for this season. This makes our list, not only because kids stay and eat for free, but also it’s a trusted resort that offers everything from parasailing to nighttime entertainment. There are five restaurants, four bars to quench your thirst, a teen club and Kidspree Vacation Club for the younger guests.

Holiday Inn Sunspree Montego Bay, Jamaica Vacations from

The Holiday Inn Sunspree won’t leave any members of your family disappointed this year.

Be sure to take a dip in one of their two pools, with swim up bar for the adults only.  Also, the family can hang out on one of the four lighted tennis courts, nine-hole miniature golf course, and on-site casino for the adults while the kiddos hang out in the state-of-the-art game room. Don’t forget that Montego Bay is home to iconic Dunn’s River Falls, which makes for a perfect day excursion to take the whole family too.

Escape the Cold and Celebrate in Puerto Rico:

Puerto Rico is just a hop, skip and jump from where you are, making it an obvious choice when planning your holiday trip. The Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa is just the place to run to. This makes our list because of everything this destination and resort has to offer.

Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort is nestled between El Yunque Rainforest and Fajardo’s bioluminescent bay. It also houses two world-class golf courses, perfect for the guys (or girls) to spend the day getting in a few rounds of golf. For the beach lover, there is one mile of stunning beach, two stunning pools and even a casino to test Lady Luck when the sun sets. And when you get hungry, your options include seven signature restaurants including a sushi bar and Argentinean custom grill. Puerto Rico is full of vibrant culture and surrounded by beautiful landscapes…why wouldn’t you want to celebrate your holiday here?

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After a long day spent playing a round of golf, unwind with a cocktail and comfy pool lounger.

Celebrate the Holidays with a Caribbean Party:    

As you’re busy planning your holiday escape, you’ll have to evaluate what’s important to you. And if a fun atmosphere full of excitement while complimenting luxury makes that list, then Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort in Puerto Plata will be on your list.

Dominican Republic, Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort Vacation from

Have a little fun or relax a bit...whatever you're looking for on vacation, you can find here.

This resort has seductive tropical breezes and golden sunshine year round. Parked on the creamy sands of Cofresi Beach, Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort has multiple pools equipped with a swim up bar and even a quiet pool, for those looking to completely relax. One of the best things about this resort is its accessibility. There are five restaurants of its own but there’s also a dine-around program that offers access to their sister resorts, Residence Suites, Crown Suites and Cofresi Palm for all your dining and nightlife options. You’re also close to Ocean World Park, an ocean adventure park where you can swim with the dolphins or snorkel through the underwater world. Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa definitely packs a full house of amenities and fun, the perfect companion to a holiday escape.

With a little something for every type of traveler, you have no excuse to do it differently this year. You can treat yourself or give the gift of the beach to someone you love, but whatever you decide you’ve got to grab these deals quick. Don’t miss out on a holiday celebration that’s one for the record books.