updated 3/5/2010 10:30:44 AM ET 2010-03-05T15:30:44

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare to Montego Bay, seven nights at the Shaw Park Beach Hotel & Spa in an oceanfront room, round-trip airport transfers, all meals and drinks, water sports, nightly entertainment, and fuel surcharges, from $800 per person—plus about $106 in taxes and fees.

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When: March 8, 22, 29, 2010; add $50 for April 12, 26.

Gateways: St. Louis; add $100 for Chicago; $200 for Detroit.

The fine print: Taxes and fees are about $106 per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $893. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: March 31.

Contact: Apple Vacations, 800/517-2000, applevacations.com.

Why it's a deal: In a recent Kayak search, we found a round-trip fare between St. Louis and Montego Bay for $299 for travel in mid-March (USA 3000). A weeklong stay at the hotel costs about $840 per person. So booking independently, you would expect to pay about $1,139 per person, including taxes. This package costs $906, including taxes—a savings of $233, plus you get round-trip transfers.

More: Book only the round-trip airfare for $200. Optional activities include a hike in Dunn's River Falls ($50 per person) and a Bob Marley tour ($70 per person).

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