Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

I'd like to start today by sending best wishes to all the victims of Hurricane Florence in my home state of North Carolina and in South Carolina. As a child, my annual family vacation was always to one of the hard-hit beach towns near where Florence made landfall, and I looked forward to it all year long.

As I write this, at least 19 people have died and more are missing or unaccounted for, hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses are without electricity, and entire cities and towns are cut off from the outside world due to impassable roads. The water is still rising in some rivers and bays, and dams and levees in coastal areas are in danger of failing.

It's been barely a year since the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey began to rise here in Houston, taking lives and property and livelihoods. The 800 Houston-based employees of Vacations To Go send our heartfelt condolences to all who are dealing with the same in the Carolinas.

Vacations To Go will donate $100,000 to relief and recovery efforts in the hardest hit areas in the Carolinas. We are vetting local, long-established charities now and I will announce in next week's newsletter where we sent our donation.



This week, let's look at the most popular destinations for a tropical all-inclusive vacation. I've also listed three of our top-selling all-inclusive resorts in each locale -- Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Mexico's Yucatan Coast, Mexico's Pacific Coast and Costa Rica.

At an all-inclusive resort, the upfront rate covers your accommodations, meals, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages and many activities. All-inclusives are great for people who want the resort itself to be their destination and who want to simplify meal planning and transportation after arrival.

Below are the most popular all-inclusive destinations, along with three top-sellers for each. Click the links to see photos or to price a stay.

Jamaica
Jamaica is a Caribbean playground of pristine beaches, lush forests, fertile valleys and green mountains. Most of the main tourist areas and resorts are situated along the north coast, particularly around Montego Bay. Activities include gliding down the Martha Brae River on a bamboo raft, investigating island history at sites like the Rose Hall plantation and cooling off in Dunn's River Falls, a series of terraced cascades and lagoons.

Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa, a 4.5-star retreat west of Montego Bay
Sunscape Splash Montego Bay, a 4-star resort
Secrets St. James Montego Bay, a 5-star, no-kids property

Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is one of the most affordable resort destinations in the Caribbean, and it's a prime spot for outdoor recreation. Golfers are drawn to courses designed by legends of the game, fishing enthusiasts compete for marlin and sailfish, and snorkelers and divers explore coral reefs and shipwrecks. Windsurfing and kiteboarding are popular activities as well. But many come to the Dominican Republic simply to enjoy its broad, sandy stretches: Punta Cana, home to the three top-sellers below, has some superb beaches.

Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa, a 5-star, no-kids spot
Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana, a 5-star property
Excellence Punta Cana, a 5-star, no-kids resort

Mexico - Yucatan Coast
Whether you want nonstop nightlife, white-sand beaches or beautiful nature preserves, you'll find it here. Lively Cancun offers powdery beaches alongside nightclubs and shopping venues. Many hotels can arrange daytrips to see the Mayan site of Chichen Itza, about two hours away. More resorts are located along a 60-mile stretch of coast dubbed the Riviera Maya. This region is home to Playa del Carmen, where you can visit the Xcaret eco-archaeological park and stroll the pedestrian-only section of downtown's Fifth Avenue; Cozumel, famous for its world-class diving and snorkeling; and Tulum, known for its beachfront Mayan ruins.

Ocean Riviera Paradise, a 5-star hotel in Playa del Carmen
Iberostar Cancun, a 5-star resort
Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, a 4-star property in Playa del Carmen

Mexico - Pacific Coast
Mexico's Pacific Coast offers plentiful recreational opportunities and many all-inclusive resorts, especially in Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. The Los Cabos region encompasses Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula. It's notable for "El Arco," a natural rock arch that serves as a gateway from the ecologically rich Sea of Cortes to the Pacific Ocean, and for its golf, fishing and shopping. Puerto Vallarta is home to a thriving arts scene, with many galleries showcasing the works of Mexican artists. Prime whale-watching season in both Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta runs from December through March.

Hotel Riu Santa Fe, a 4.5-star resort in Los Cabos
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, a 5-star property
Iberostar Playa Mita, a 5-star resort north of Puerto Vallarta

Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a haven for travelers who love nature and outdoor adventure; roughly a quarter of its territory is preserved as a national park or conservation area. Hummingbirds and butterflies hover at hibiscus flowers, howler monkeys bellow from the treetops and iguanas may bask in the sun not far from your poolside lounge chair. You can swing through forests on a zipline, take a boat ride down a wildlife-rich river or snorkel along pristine beaches. Most of our Costa Rican all-inclusive resorts are in the northwest Pacific Coast province of Guanacaste.

Hotel Riu Guanacaste, a 5-star resort
Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica, a 5-star retreat in Guanacaste
Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica, a 5-star property in Guanacaste



Here are this week's Top Tropical Resort Deals, our favorite picks during the next 90 days at the world's most popular destinations. To obtain air-inclusive quotes from US and Canadian gateways, simply click on any FastDeal # below, select your airport city and click "Search Hotels & Flights." All prices are based on double occupancy.

Top 30 Resort Deals 1) $60 per person, per night for 7 nights at Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, FastDeal #R10171

2) $73 per person, per night for 7 nights at El Cid Granada Hotel & Country Club, a 3-star all-inclusive resort in Mazatlan, Mexico, FastDeal #R10178

3) $73 per person, per night for 4 nights at Sunscape Bavaro Beach Punta Cana, a 4-star all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, FastDeal #R10187

4) $83 per person, per night for 7 nights at Royal Solaris Los Cabos, a 4-star all-inclusive resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, FastDeal #R10164

5) $92 per person, per night for 7 nights at Ocean Riviera Paradise - El Beso, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, FastDeal #R10172

6) $94 per person, per night for 4 nights at Sandos Playacar Beach Resort, a 4.5-star all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, FastDeal #R10116

7) $96 per person, per night for 7 nights at Starfish Jolly Beach Resort, a 3-star all-inclusive resort in St. John's, Antigua, FastDeal #R10204

8) $99 per person, per night for 7 nights at Ocean Maya Royale, a 4.5-star all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, FastDeal #R10186

9) $105 per person, per night for 4 nights at Iberostar Quetzal, a 4-star all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, FastDeal #R10149

10) $106 per person, per night for 7 nights at Melia Cozumel Golf All Inclusive, a 4.5-star all-inclusive resort in Cozumel, Mexico, FastDeal #R10166

11) $111 per person, per night for 7 nights at Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay, Jamaica All-Inclusive, a 4-star all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, FastDeal #R10175

12) $112 per person, per night for 7 nights at Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico, FastDeal #R10115

13) $121 per person, per night for 7 nights at Hotel Riu Montego Bay, a 4-star all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, FastDeal #R10196

14) $122 per person, per night for 4 nights at The Reserve At Paradisus Punta Cana, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, FastDeal #R10105

15) $123 per person, per night for 7 nights at Hotel Riu Yucatan, a 3.5-star all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, FastDeal #R10120

16) $129 per person, per night for 7 nights at Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, FastDeal #R10201

17) $131 per person, per night for 7 nights at Iberostar Rose Hall Beach, a 4-star all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, FastDeal #R10144

18) $136 per person, per night for 7 nights at Catalonia Royal La Romana, a 4.5-star all-inclusive resort in La Romana, Dominican Republic, FastDeal #R10203

19) $138 per person, per night for 7 nights at Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa, a 4.5-star all-inclusive resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, FastDeal #R10191

20) $138 per person, per night for 7 nights at Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, FastDeal #R10138

21) $139 per person, per night for 7 nights at TRS Yucatan Hotel, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico, FastDeal #R10122

22) $162 per person, per night for 7 nights at Breezes Resort & Spa - Bahamas, a 4-star all-inclusive resort in Nassau, Bahamas, FastDeal #R10085

23) $168 per person, per night for 4 nights at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico, FastDeal #R10081

24) $180 per person, per night for 7 nights at Club Med Turkoise, a 3.5-star all-inclusive resort in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, FastDeal #R10059

25) $181 per person, per night for 7 nights at Couples Tower Isle, a 4.5-star all-inclusive resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, FastDeal #R10061

26) $195 per person, per night for 7 nights at Beaches Ocho Rios - a Spa, Golf & Waterpark Resort, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, FastDeal #R10038

27) $204 per person, per night for 7 nights at Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, FastDeal #R10134

28) $208 per person, per night for 7 nights at Beach Palace Cancun, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Cancun, Mexico, FastDeal #R10050

29) $215 per person, per night for 7 nights at Sandals Negril, Jamaica, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Negril, Jamaica, FastDeal #R10039

30) $263 per person, per night for 4 nights at Hotel Xcaret Mexico, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, FastDeal #R10013

Customers in the US and Canada can call us toll-free at 800-998-6925. For a list of our other toll-free numbers worldwide, click here.

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Sincerely,

Alan Fox
Chairman & CEO
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