05 Mar How to Plan an Unforgettable Group Getaway
One of the most frequent requests we get from our past clients is how to plan a group getaway.
There’s nothing better than a vacation with your favorite people. While we get tons of requests for this type of group getaway trip and questions on how to plan it, more often than not they never get off the ground. While in theory a getaway vacation for 3 or 4 other couples sounds like a great idea, getting it implemented can be more challenging than you would think.
We get it! Life happens!
While you’d love to plan a perfect group getaway vacation with your closest friends, everyone has to get the time off work, fit the trip into their budget, find sitters, etc. It’s not an easy thing to do!
So here are some of our best tips for making this dream trip a reality.
4 Tips to Help You Plan a Group Getaway Vacation
1. Plan to depart 3 months from today.
Chances are, everyone will be able to figure out if they can get time off work and make it fit within their budget with a shorter timeline.
2. Or, plan to depart one year from today…
and have everyone put down a deposit now. While it may be too early to ask for time off from work, this gives everyone plenty of time to budget for it. We can even help you set up monthly payments.
3. Be realistic about price.
We understand that you want to be sensitive to everyone’s budget. But unless you are able to fill 10 rooms there are no group discounts. If you’re thinking of a 4 or 5 night get-away with friends, $3500.00 per couple for Mexico, Jamaica, or Punta Cana is an average cost. Islands such as Antigua, Barbados, and St Lucia tend to run higher.
4. Take advantage of our leftover group rate space.
We frequently have extra rooms available from our destination wedding groups. Email us, and we’ll add you to a special list to receive notifications when we have extra group space available.
Whether it’s just the two of you, or a group of family & friends, we’re always here to help you plan a successful group getaway!
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