The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare to San Juan; four nights' accommodations in a deluxe suite with a garden view at the Gran Meliá Golf Resort Puerto Rico, on Coco Beach in Rio Grande; a $50 discount per person; and hotel taxes, from $249 per person—plus taxes and fuel surcharges totaling $114.
When: Aug. 11–Dec. 20, 2009.
Gateways: Miami; add $60 for Philadelphia; $90 for D.C., New York City; $100 for Chicago; $130 for Dallas; $190 for Houston; $210 for L.A.; $250 for Denver, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle; many additional gateways available.
The fine print: No meals included. The starting rate includes all discounts. Taxes, fees, and fuel surcharges are an additional $114 per person. Airport-hotel transfers are an additional $60 per person each way. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $250. Use promo code 100PR to get the $50 per person discount. No passport required for U.S. citizens. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book by: Aug. 15, 2009.
Contact: Cheap Caribbean, 800/915-2322, cheapcaribbean.com.
Why it's a deal: To put the savings in perspective, consider that the lowest round-trip fare between Miami and San Juan for travel in mid-August starts at $304 with taxes (American), according to a recent search on Kayak.
For an additional $59, the Cheap Caribbean package covers airfare as well as four nights' accommodations and all taxes and fees. Plus, this special offer presents a savings of 75 percent when compared to the regular price for this package, which is $999.
More: Add a zip-line tour for an additional $145 per person. To upgrade to an ocean-view junior suite, add $100 per person. Add extra nights for $65 per person per night.