For your highly anticipated vacation to Jamaica, you should create a budget for these five main things: travel including airport transfers, accommodation, meals, activities, and souvenirs. The travel and accommodation should be easy to budget because they will be set out in our (travel agents) pricing or even the hotel’s website. However, extras for airport transfers and optional features at the hotel may require a credit card to which an initially indeterminable amount will be charged later. Once you’ve arrived at your destination, you’ll need to locate the local restaurants and activities that fall within your budget, which if you’re not careful could reduce the non-essential shopping budget.
To avoid this, try choosing an all-inclusive hotel. This will simply make your vacation more relaxing as you wouldn’t have to worry about what needs to be paid for due to the request of everything being prepaid before you get there, so all you’ll need is pocket money to spend on your cute and corny postcards and crafty souvenirs!
Before booking your reservation, be sure to check all that’s included for the price. Check for the inclusion of transfers, gratuities, drinks (with and without meals), alcoholic beverages, equipment and tuition for activities. Say you don’t bring any money right? You’d need to look out for hidden costs or if the hotel’s really all-inclusive. If there’s competition between all of the all-inclusive hotels in the area of Jamaica that you plan on visiting, compare and contrast them to see what’s included and what they have to offer opposed to the next. Also, find out what they offer in return for what they charge before you make the reservation.
If you like being on a budget or just have a price bracket for your vacation that you’d like to stick to, then it’s best to take the all-inclusive route to remove all the financial stress from your getaway. Make the reservation, pay for it, then get your vacationing on without worrying that somethings going to be charged to your credit card, because I know we’ve all had that feeling before.