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Input wanted for family vacation with teenage girls

Old Jan 7th, 2014, 03:50 PM
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Input wanted for family vacation with teenage girls

Hi all, I am hoping to get some help on deciding where to go for a family vacation. My husband and kids have never been outside the US and really never a vacation. I have traveled quite a bit but not for years. I have been to Europe and to Brazil and most of the US. We are planning a trip over Christmas this year. My girls will be 18,16 and 15. My son may possibly go and he is 20. Our dream is Jamaica and to do an all inclusive so we don't have to worry about costs when we are on vacation. We are not really interested in much more than relaxing, swimming, eating, drinking and just enjoying life. Nightlife is not really a necessity, as far as dancing, but would love to sit around a fire and have a few cocktails. We don't have a set budget as of yet, nothing exorbitant, but know we will get what we pay for. Any ideas? We are open to any and all thoughts Thanks
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Old Jan 7th, 2014, 05:38 PM
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Look at special deals offered by travelzoo and cheap Caribbean.

Since you are looking at mostly relaxing, not sightseeing, and want an AI, you might also look at cruises to the Caribbean. The Southern Caribbean might be nice during Christmas.
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Old Jan 8th, 2014, 09:37 AM
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With that many people you will most likely have to book two rooms and prices at Christmas are sky high.
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Old Jan 9th, 2014, 06:46 AM
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Thanks for the replies.
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Old Jan 9th, 2014, 07:01 AM
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Jamaica, Dominican Republic, and Mexico have the most all inclusive resorts.
There is a wide range in prices.
Check out Apple Vacations and Fun Jet for packages.
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Thank you schmerl. I appreciate the help.
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Momagiese, because you are starting early you might get a decent rates but the prices will be much higher during Christmas. But because your family is large you might have to book two rooms. But look on tripadvisor to start your search.
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My daughter and I went to a wedding in March at the Iberostar Suites in Montego Bay. There were a lot of teenagers and they looked like they were having a blast. Tons of stuff to do, shows and disco at night. Parasailing, snorkeling trips, bbq's, music and bands throughout our stay. They have staff who are the players who get you up, (if you choose) everyday at 3 o'clock to dance, have contests, water slide and tons of other water games. We sat often with them to have lunch and they are awesome kids. Your teens would enjoy them. Dancersize and Pilates and Yoga nearly everyday if you choose, water arobics and beach arobics as well. Day service by the beach and the pool was excellent. A tip goes a long way here, and they really do appreciate it and take good care of you throughout your stay. Beachfront accommodations is the way to go.

Guests staying at the Suites can visit the Beach property but not the Grande. Grande is a bit more upscale but adults only, not sure of the cut off age.

A lot of options to eat, great housekeeping, spa and excellent staff made this trip amazing.

With possibly four teenagers, this place is pretty reasonable. The wedding was beautiful.
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Old Jan 10th, 2014, 12:40 PM
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<Our dream is Jamaica and to do an all inclusive>

Why not go to Jamaica then? I love Negril. Look at www.negrilonestop.com to get an idea of the All-Inclusive available on the gorgeous 7-mile beach. (Negril is 90-mins from the Montego Bay airport)
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Thanks all for the replies. Please look for my new question as after reading many many comments on here and looking at prices our destination has changed. Thanks again everyone
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