Travel Deals: Single Parent Caribbean Vacation

If you are a single parent coping with the complexities that come with raising children on your own, planning a family vacation may slip to a distant ninth or tenth on your list of priorities (if it appears at all). In some single parent families (or even in dual parent families) it is a challenge to budget any type of vacation. However, if you have the means and the desire to spend quality time with your child in an exotic location, then you may want to consider this travel deal.

“Beaches Resorts” is offering a Single Parent Friendly promotion from August 18 to October 31, 2006. This is the fourth year that the resort is offering to waive the single supplement (of up to $180 per night) for single parents traveling with children. In addition, the resort will implement Single Parent Friendly on-site activities. These include kids’ movie nights to allow parents to spend one-on-one time with their children during the day and partake in adult conversation and fellowship at night.

I profiled another “Beaches” kid-friendly vacation package in a previous article. As a result, I have received positive feedback from parents who have commented that their experience at the resort was more than favorable. Both families took advantage of the Sesame Street Adventure package and said their children loved it.

You may be familiar with the “Sandals” chain, which offers all-inclusive vacation packages; “Beaches” would be considered the family version. “Beaches” has three properties in Jamaica– Beaches Negril Resort & Spa, Beaches Sandy Bay, Negril, and Beaches Boscobel, in addition to one in Turks and Caicos. The resorts include kids programs and kid-friendly amenities, including massive pools with water slides, play areas, video game centers, snorkeling, and scuba. In addition, Beaches Negril has a new water park, and Beaches Turks & Caicos has a pirate-themed water play area.

For more information on the Single Parent Friendly promotion, including prices and restrictions visit:

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Michele Cheplic

About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.