From Caribbean Travel & Life: "Everybody loves a bargain, and that's why many of us wait until high season passes to take our Caribbean vacations. Not only are room rates as much as 40 percent off peak, but it's also the time when resorts do back-flips to entice the budget-conscious with package deals combining fun and games, spa treatments, airline tickets, meals and more.
To get you the best bang for your hard-earned bucks, we've scoured the region to find the sweetest low-season specials. These aren't backpacker-budget, sleep-on-the-sand packages, they're great values on quality Caribbean vacations.
So whether you're looking for a romantic rendezvous, indulgent retreat, sporty escape or family bond-athon, these deals will get you where you want to be, at the very nicest prices of the year.
Aruba: Marriage doesn't have to mean compromise at Divi Aruba All Inclusive and Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive, where the elegant lounges, sports facilities, restaurants and amenities are open to guests of both resorts. The neighboring properties offer the same honeymoon package, which includes a candlelight dinner at Sunset Beach Bistro, a party for newlyweds, a bottle of bubbly and a certificate for a free night to celebrate your first anniversary, same time next year. Package: Honeymoon. Rates: All-Inclusive at Divi ($374 to $434) and Tamarijn ($354 to $374) Available: Through December 22.
Aruba: Get off on the right foot with an idyllic honeymoon in Aruba, where you and your new spouse will be treated to a four- or seven-night retreat at the family-owned Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort. You'll be nestled away from prying eyes in an ocean-front studio with a Jacuzzi and kitchenette. For just $50 extra per night, you can make the trip even more magical by upgrading to the swanky honeymoon suite. A bottle of champagne, cruise for two and dinner by candlelight at Mango's are part of the deal. Package: Honeymoon. Rate: $799 for four nights; $1,199 for seven nights. Available: Through December 17."
For a list of other hotel specials go to:
http://www.caribbean-on-line.com/island ... ials.shtml