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The Real Deal: Ten All-Inclusive Summer Resorts

by Chanize Thorpe. Posted Jun 10th 2010 02:19 PM

CocoBay Resort

Lots of resorts tout themselves as "all-inclusive," then charge extra for everything from an afternoon on the tennis court to after-dinner drinks. So we went on the hunt and found 10 resorts where you can lock your cash away and never have to see a bill. All of the prices listed include meals, drinks from soda to liquor, tax, and gratuities. Even better: Prices at these one-rate-for-all resorts go as low as $87 per person, per night, plus some throw in usually pricey extras like cooking lessons and spa treatments.
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Best All-Inclusive Resorts

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Mar 19th 2010 03:08 PM

Azul Beach Resort

Think all-inclusives are the home of bad buffets and who-cares-my-tip-is-already-paid service?

Think again. These resorts are not only raising the bar on service and amenities, they're also lowering their prices. Restaurants are now helmed by award-winning chefs, activities offerings are expanding to include everything from kayaking to trapeze instruction, and accommodations have gone from cinderblock dorm-style to architectural masterpieces with lavish gardens and thoughtful interior flourishes.
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Caribbean Islands to Avoid

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Feb 11th 2010 02:23 PM

Particularly when the frigid wrath of winter gusts across North America, few places lure like the Caribbean. But there are some things you should know about traveling in this diverse region, as the Caribbean is home to some danger zones. And while most tourists will never face a threat during their vacations, dangers still exist in the prettiest of places.
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Top Ten North American Adult-Only Getaways

by Jordan Simon. Posted Oct 21st 2009 12:56 PM

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Once upon a time, certain Club Meds, promising that alluring "antidote to civilization" were the sole refuge for couples or singles seeking childfree frolics. But today numerous retreats, romantic to racy, offer ooh-la-lasciviousness (we've focused on North American getaways but international options abound from Fiji to the Greek Isles). Many top-notch all-inclusive chains like Sandals now impose age limits, while some historic B&Bs don't want to risk great-great-great-grandma's Chippendale chairs.
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Top Caribbean Islands for Weekend Getaways

by Jordan Simon. Posted Aug 10th 2009 10:52 AM

The Caribbean overflows with idyllic resorts-many accessible via puddle jumper, ferry, and/or two-hour drive replete with potholes, inadequate AC, and bleating goats. Fortunately, we've found ten islands reachable under four hours via nonstop flight from any major Eastern hub. And just to make it tougher on us (but easier for you), we further restricted the choices to destinations where bodacious beaches beckon less than 30-40 minutes drive from the airport.
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