Deluxe room at a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive for US$219 per night

Savvy travelers know this is the best time of the year to book a trip to the Caribbean, since the weather there is still perfect until July or so, yet prices are much lower than in the peak season. The Dominican Republic has become the king of all-inclusive bargain destinations, and Punta Cana more specifically has the widest number of options.

One of those resorts, the Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa, has its Deluxe rooms for only US$219 per night for two people, including all food and drinks. Better still, it’s a highly rated resort right on the beach. It’s not difficult to find bargains at resorts that get bad reviews, so this one is unusual and welcome at the same time.

The Deal

A Deluxe room at the Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa for only US$219 per night for two people, all-inclusive.

The Details

This rate is only available through our booking partner, Expedia, and it includes free cancellation. There is a 15% Early Booking Bonus, so booking in advance saves money, but there is no minimum stay required to qualify.

Gorgeous rooms and everything else

Each room at the Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa has one king or two queen beds, so they are perfect for romantic couples or even small families. They also all have a private balcony in addition to many luxury amenities. You get a flat-screen TV, an MP3 docking station, a minibar (with free stuff), coffee and tea maker, and even robes and slippers for each guest.

All of this sounds suspiciously good at this price, but you don’t have to worry because this popular resort gets a solid 4.0 out of 5 star rating on Expedia verified reviews. This means that the vast majority of guests would stay there again, and that isn’t true of many resorts in this price range.

The reason that it’s so affordable is that it has almost 400 rooms and the coming months are after the peak season is over. In high season these same rooms have no trouble filling up for over US$300 per night, but in April and May there are fewer people planning Caribbean trips so they lower the price to help fill up the rooms.

Many other resorts in the same area will keep their prices the same most of the year, and they just lay off half their staff in the slow months. So by booking into a place that aggressively discounts in order to keep their employees working all year round, you are getting a better deal and you are helping the local economy as well. Don’t wait too long or you’ll miss out on the 15% discount, or maybe the whole deal.