Jamaica, air/4 nights, from $561

/ Source: ARTHUR FROMMER'S BUDGET TRAVEL

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare on American Airlines to Montego Bay; four nights at the 757-room Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica; all meals, snacks, and beverages, including beer and soft drinks; daytime activities, including nonmotorized water sports; nightly entertainment; fuel surcharges; hotel taxes; and gratuities, from $561 per person—plus airport taxes and fees of $95–$105.

When: Jan. 1–April 30, 2010.

Gateways: Miami; add $30 for D.C., $50 for Chicago, $60 for Atlanta, $125 for L.A., $180 for Denver, $206 for Seattle, $240 for Houston; additional gateways available.

The fine print: Airport taxes and fees are an additional $95–$195 per person. Airport-hotel transfers are an extra $35 per person round-trip. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $300. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: Dec. 8, 2009.

Contact: Beach Destinations, 877/433-4378, beachdestinations.com.

Why it's a deal: A recent search on Kayak showed that the lowest round-trip fare between Miami and Montego Bay is $370 with taxes for travel in early January (American). For an additional $296 at most, you get the international airfare, as well as four nights at an upscale resort, all meals and beverages, activities, entertainment, and all taxes and fees.

More: Optional activities include an excursion to Dunns River Falls ($30 per person), bamboo rafting ($75 per person), and a reggae culture tour ($85 per person). Extend your stay for an additional $109 per person per night.