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Please help! First time travellers

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Please help! First time travellers

My girlfriend and I are planning on taking a vacation for 7 days in February. Due to work, date to leave is on the 25th. We have not travelled before and are looking for somewhere for as cheap as possible. Hence, Cuba.

My question is would I be better off booking now and get a spot reserved or would I be better off to wait and try and book last minute?

I don't know anyone who has travelled this week of the year to see what their experience is. I'd hate to wait and find the price we want to pay has passed us by.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

We would like to pay approx $750 each.

Salmon Arm, Canada
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1. Re: Please help! First time travellers

What we did last year was booked a month before leaveing. I had watched the flights and nothing was dropping but the availabilty was disappearing. This year we booked begining of Nov. and received early booking discounts of around $500. (can) each for two week stay in Jan. Check some sites like RedTag.com or whatever you have and see if the prices fit. I reccomend Puerto Plata. We paid 749. ea for one week, but then there are always insurance and extras to think of. BTW we fly from the west coast so the prices are a little higher than the east.

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2. Re: Please help! First time travellers

Since you're locked into a specific departure date simply watch the prices until they meet your budget at a resort that suits you, then buy it immediately.

Never look back.



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3. Re: Please help! First time travellers


Just did a quick check and you will have to do as Terry says

Not much to chose from right now

Keep us posted ... we can help with location and resort choices


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4. Re: Please help! First time travellers

Check out Marea del Portillo (south of Manzanillo, Cuba) They have Thursday departures and are around your price range. You can check it on SelloffVacations. We had a great vacation there in October.

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5. Re: Please help! First time travellers

If you do look into the Marea del Portillo don't book the Punta Piedra Room

These rooms are 5 km down the road and are not in the main resort and not much there for a beach

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