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Jamaica, air/4 nights, from $789

/ Source: ARTHUR FROMMER'S BUDGET TRAVEL

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare on Delta to Montego Bay, four nights at the luxurious Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica, all meals and beverages, entertainment, round-trip airport-hotel transfers, fuel surcharges, and hotel taxes and gratuities, from $789 per person — plus estimated airport taxes and fees of $114.

When: Feb. 1–26, 2010.

Gateways: Philadelphia; add $30 for Baltimore, New York City.

The fine print: Airport taxes and fees are about $114 per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $380. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: No deadline; based on availability.

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

Why it's a deal: According to a recent search on Kayak, the lowest round-trip fare between Philadelphia and Montego Bay is $372, with taxes, for travel in early February (US Airways). For an additional $531, this Apple Vacations package covers airfare, as well as four nights at a high-end, all-inclusive resort, round-trip airport-hotel transfers, fuel surcharges, and all other taxes and fees.

More: Optional activities include an excursion to Ocho Ríos and Dunn's River Falls ($50 per person) or a ride down the Great River aboard a bamboo raft followed by a visit to a banana plantation ($80 per person). Additional nights at the Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica are $209 per person per night.