Jamaica vacation deal for $500 per person

CheapCaribbean.com is slashing Jamaican air and hotel vacation packages up to $500 per person to the first 99 bookings made over the upcoming week (varies by resort). Space is selling fast. Don't put off booking to the last day.

There are two Grand Opening specials offered with the best deals available to the new Secrets Resorts in Jamaica. The Jamaican packages cost less than the price of the hotel alone and are valid for summer and fall travel.

  • Stay five nights at the new adults-only Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay in Jamaica from $889 per person (regularly $1319). Stays include $200 in resort coupons, and all-inclusive meals, beverages, evening shows, theme nights, beach, land and water activities, service at the pool and beach and tips. Opened in March, the beachfront resort features a full-service spa, health club, sauna, steam room and eight restaurants. Package sale prices are valid on July 23-Oct. 31 departures. Rates start from $949 each on Nov. 1-Dec. 18 departures.  Book by July 13.
  • Rates on a five-night package at the neighboring Secrets St. James Montego Bay start from $969 (regularly $1409). All guest facilities are shared between Secrets St. James and Secrets Wild Orchid. The adults-only Secrets St. James is the quieter of the two properties featuring 350 opulent suites. Sale rates are valid on trips taken now through Dec. 18 when booked by July 12.

Two other air and hotel package are deeply discounted on getaways to Cancun's Riviera Maya region.

  • Stays at the Now Jade Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa of the Riviera Maya are $599 per person for five nights and including $200 in resort coupons, free rounds of golf and unlimited resort meals, activities, drinks and more. Kids stay and eat free at this luxury resort. Five night packages are normally priced at $869. The resort sits on a half mile of wide white-sand beach and guests can choose from seven restaurants and five bars. The sale rates are valid on Oct. 1-29 departures. Rates start from $619 per person on Aug. 16-Sept. 30 departures. Book packages through July 13.
  • A similar five night package at the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun along the Riviera Maya is also priced at $599 per person, normally $1019, including the same amenities. Guest suites are scattered in three-story bungalows with private, furnished terraces or balconies with garden, pool, or ocean views. Each suite features a separate sitting area with sofa, bathrobe and slippers, and much more. On-site are eleven dining options and bars. The sale rates are valid on Oct. 1-29 departures. Rates start from $619 per person on Aug. 16-Sept. 30 departures. Book packages through July 13.

Each of these fine resorts is CheapCaribbean.com rated with 4 suns or 4.5 suns.

All packages are based on double occupancy and based on availability. Rates include round-trip airfare from Atlanta. Taxes and some resort fees may be additional.

To get started booking your next Caribbean getaway, visit this Travelzoo link: http://www.travelzoo.com/newsflash/3011643-846646

Clara Bosonetto Maerz is a retired travel consultant. Sale fares listed here are subject to change and do not include taxes and fees.