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Avoiding Disney World - Caribbean week for less than $4000?

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Avoiding Disney World - Caribbean week for less than $4000?

Hi everyone,

A bit of a challenge for you all: Planning a family vacation for next February -- we're in northenr New England, and a WARM February getaway is crucial to mental health -- and would like to do something a little more adventurous than Florida this year. My family is rooting for Disney World, which we did 3 years ago (have done different parts of the Keys the last 2 years). DW was fun, but I would prefer something new, and something a little more "real."

At last figuring, it would be about $3200 for us to do 6 nights at the resort we want, including park tickets and a dining plan. About $975 for flights. So the question:

Any suggestions for a Caribbean vacation of about a week that would cost less than that? Ideally something still somewhat "packaged" -- maybe an all-inclusive, or a resort with lots of kids activities? Also can't be too tricky to get to from New England (no more than one flight transfer).

Does such a thing exist?

All guidance welcome!



Edited to add: Oops, might help to know that we're talking about 2 adults and one 8 year old girl.

Edited: 29 August 2012, 00:11
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1. Re: Avoiding Disney World - Caribbean week for less than $4000?

I would suggest checking out the prices and specials on http://www.cheapcaribbean.com.

February is high season in the Caribbean, so you won't likely benefit from reduced room rates. However, you may still be able to find something within your budget.

In general, the more budget friends islands/areas are Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Mexico.

Good luck!

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