Originally Posted by BrookeBrae
Sorry to hear prices are high. I'm getting married at the Riu Ocho Rios in April 2013 and found that most of the package prices are really high. What I've been telling my guests is to book each piece separately because it ends up a few hundred cheaper that way. For example... The package price with Signature Vacations is about $1675 for 7 nights from Toronto. If you buy you airfare from AirCanada directly ($600), then hotel from the Riu direct ($108 pp/pn = $756) and land transfer ($20) for a grand total of $1376. Also, airfare is always going on sale and sometimes the hotel room rates drop closer to the date. It's a little more work to book this way, but we do it all the time and always arrive safe and sound to the hotel and back home again.
I never thought of that. It is interesting because aren't the AI whole appeal that everything is included. You'd think it would be cheaper than paying everything separately. Guess not