I’m actually so excited to share this tip, I can hardly type fast enough. Travelling with your kids gets more expensive as they get older. But it doesn’t have to be prohibitive, you just have to pick the right resort.
The vast majority of all inclusive resorts in hot destinations offer a reduced price for children 12 and under, but charge full adult fare for teenagers.
I recently learned that Hard Rock Resorts and Moon Palace resorts both offer dramatically reduced fares for teens 13 to 17. These are the gems that can save you literally $1000 or more over other resort chains.
For example, I will say the average adult package fare at Hard Rock is about $2500 per person. That’s a pretty standard price for a luxury resort for a week in Mexico. So at a resort where 13 year olds pay adult fare, you will pay $10,000 for a family vacation of 2 adults and 2 teenagers.
On the other hand, Hard Rock Resorts will charge you about $7000 for the same people during the same week. So not only will you save enough money to pay your hockey fees for next season, your teens will be thrilled with the luxury amenities and non-stop activities offered by the iconic Hard Rock chain.
Hard Rock has resorts in (Mexico) Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos, in addition to a resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Moon Palace has resorts in Cancun, Mexico as well as Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
Sunwing, Transat, Westjet and Air Canada each offer these resorts in their vacation packages.
Prices will vary by the dates you travel, and the type of room you select. However, for travel with teens age 13 to 17 you absolutely can’t beat this savings and the top quality vacation experience. You’ll definitely be the Rock Star Mom when you book this one.
If you love this tip as much as I do, and this will save you money, please consider booking your next vacation package to a Hard Rock (or Moon Palace) resort with me.