updated 3/29/2010 1:35:02 PM ET 2010-03-29T17:35:02

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare to San Juan on American Airlines, Continental or a similar carrier; three nights in a mountain-view room at the Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, a Wyndham Grand Resort; a VIP Value Card, which includes a 25 percent discount on golf, tennis, spa services, nonmotorized water sports and cabana rentals, and discounts on an El Yunque rain-forest tour and an Old San Juan shopping tour; and hotel taxes, from $409 per person — plus estimated airport taxes and fees of up to $88.

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When: May 1–24, 2010.

Gateways: Miami; add $32 for Chicago; $42 for New York City; $70 for Atlanta; $130 for Houston; $134 for L.A.; $186 for Seattle; additional gateways available.

The fine print: Breakfast is not included. Airport taxes and fees are an additional $88 per person.

Round-trip airport-hotel transfers are an additional $74 per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $241. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: April 30, 2010.

Contact: Pleasant Holidays, 800/742-9244, pleasantholidays.com.

Why it's a deal: According to a recent search on Kayak, the lowest round-trip fares between Miami and San Juan start from $214, with taxes, in early May (American). For an additional $283, this Pleasant Holidays package covers the airfare, plus three nights' hotel, a 25 percent discount on a variety of activities, and all taxes and fees.

More: Optional activities include a tour of the El Yunque National Forest ($58 per person), kayaking at a bioluminescent bay ($85 per person), and a canopy tour ($124 per person). Additional nights at the Rio Mar Beach Resort start from $160 per room per night.

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