All-inclusive vacations don’t have to break the bank, and with this week’s top pick for a weekend escape, you’ll save cash whether you’re traveling with your sweetheart or the whole family. The Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort Montego Bay (yes – that Holiday Inn…keep reading) offers an incredible value on Caribbean vacations, with top-notch island amenities that are sure to surprise you.
Tucked along a prime stretch of shoreline in Montego Bay, Jamaica – the country’s second-largest city and arguably among the most popular destinations in all of the Caribbean – the Holiday Inn SunSpree resort has 518 rooms ranging from standard doubles to deluxe junior suites, all featuring an all-inclusive plan that gets you meals, snacks, drinks, and hotel amenities for one low, upfront rate. Even better, kids 12 and under stay, play, and eat free the entire trip when sharing your room. If that sounds a little crowded, book your family in one of the resort’s spacious, ground-floor KidSuites, which are outfitted with bunk beds and a kids’ play area in addition to regular room accommodations.
Another perk for families: the KidSpree Vacation Club, a nursery and kids’ club program that’s open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is…wait for it…complimentary. You can even reserve childcare for the evening at no additional charge if you and your boo want to enjoy a date night at one of the property’s nine all-inclusive food and cocktail venues.
Even without the kids, this property offers a great value for couples and groups, with a collection of bars, nightly entertainment, a pristine Caribbean beachfront, a full-service spa, and a variety of non-motorized water-sports options. There’s even a private, swim-up “island” situated just offshore, perfect for a little R&R away from the hustle and bustle of the main resort. Flights from Denver via Dallas or Miami are available for just over $450 (as of this post), and all-inclusive rates start at $150 per night in August and early September.