The Shore Without the Chores

Did you know a week in Mexico or The Caribbean can cost less than a week at the shore?  And, there is no cooking, cleaning, laundry, beds to make – just fun!

A week at “the shore,” “the beach,” “The Hamptons,” or “down the ocean” is a rite of passage each summer, especially for East Coasters.  However, in this economy Apple Vacations encourages you to consider an alternative this year.  Spending your summer vacation in Mexico or the Caribbean will not only save you money – it will also save you time.  Without the daily household chores to perform – the beds to make and meals to cook – you’ll have the luxury of time to spend with your family.

A beach block house in a New Jersey shore town can cost $2,800.00 on average in July.  That is simply for the house. Don’t forget gas and tolls, breakfast, lunch, snacks, ice cream, dinners out each night, drinks, boardwalk games, miniature golf, parking at the boardwalk, bike rentals, ride tickets, beach tags….. need I say more?  Here is the comparison based on a family of four:

A WEEK AT THE SHORE:  $5,000.00

Beach block shore house $2,800.00
Gas & tolls ($50 each way) $100.00
Ride tickets $220.00
Boardwalk parking $70.00
Entertainment $250.00
Breakfast, lunch and snacks $560.00
Dinner & Drinks $900.00
Beach Tags & Chairs $100.00

A WEEK IN MEXICO OR THE CARIBBEAN: From $3,599.99 for a Family of Four!

Beach front resort room INCLUDED
Round – Trip airfare INCLUDED
Transportation INCLUDED
ALL meals, drinks & tips INCLUDED
Entertainment INCLUDED
Kids club & activities INCLUDED
Non-motorized watersports INCLUDED

A hassle-free 7 nights at the all-inclusive Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa is $1099.99 per adult and $829.99 per child.  A family of four is only $3,859.99.  Seven nights at the all-inclusive Grand Palladium Colonial & Kantenah Resort & Spa in Cancun’s Riviera Maya is $1099.99 per adult and $699.99 per child.  A family of four is only $3599.99.  Prices above are based on select July & August Departures via USA3000 Airlines.

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  1. My families are often shocked when I do this math for them. We often get requests from our families for cruise vacations. I warn them that a cruise vacation will price out cheaper “on paper” until you add in all the features of an all inclusive vacation…tipping, drinks, water sports, activities, not to mention airfare to port. My parents are shocked at the value difference. All inclusive vacations are one of those RARE situations where “if it seems to good to be true”….for once, it really IS true 😉

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