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There are 19 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 24, 2008, titled travel. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Top 10 beach resorts for families on a budget from Parents magazine: 1. Sheraton Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya, Bahamas 2. Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 3. South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island, ...

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Barbara

Tampa, FL

#1 Apr 24, 2008
I sure don't call these BUDGET beach resorts; takes quite a few big bucks to get there and stay at any one of these resorts.
Carla

Chicago, IL

#2 Apr 24, 2008
These families are definitely on a different "budget" than I am!
SaBa

Palos Heights, IL

#3 Apr 24, 2008
I have stayed at 3 of the 10 resorts listed here. The minimum that you need to spend for 2 adults and 2 children(food, hotel, etc.) per night at most of these places is > $325 (low-season) and $400 (high-season).
That is hardly "BUDGET" for 90% of Americans...
Can we get the reporters to write about true "BUDGET" locations? Please stay under $200 for a family of four...
2day

Chicago, IL

#4 Apr 24, 2008
Acapulco used to be a bargain...but food has gotten quite expensive. And it's not for everyone. It is NOT a resort, it is a large city, with a lot of the problems of a large city.

However, it does have OK beaches if your aren't too picky. We went in March and Stayed at the fiesta Inn for US 110/night in a room which had a full view of the entire bay.(We went right after Easter which is high season... its' cheaper at other times).

BUT it's not for everyone... its for people who arent TOO picky, and don't mind seein the true side of other countries..and don't expect it to be just like the US.

Acapulco has hotels for every budget, but you get what you pay for. Of note is the family friendly Sands.. which has kitchenettes, across the street from the beach, and about $65/night.
Pat

Plainfield, IL

#5 Apr 25, 2008
I have stayed at Atlantis and am taking my family of 5 back in July. While we thoroughly enjoy this resort, it is hardly a "vacation on a budget." The author of this article really needs to get a clue!!!!!!!!!

What's next, "buying cars on a budget?" The list would probably include BMW, Ferrari, Infiniti, etc.
EMD

Oak Park, IL

#6 Apr 25, 2008
For a real budget trip, try Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. Most of the hotels offer rooms for a family for under $150 a night. For a couple, you can do better at $80-$100 a night. The beach is beautiful, plenty of shopping nearby, and great weather!
Kiki

Round Lake, IL

#7 Apr 25, 2008
Hawaiian Hilton is a BUDGET stay? On what planet? Any other reviewer puts it at one of the most expensive.
And let's not talk airfare to get to the island, either. I'm looking at taking a family of 5 in a few years... and planning on $4K in airfare at least.
Curious

Springfield, IL

#8 Apr 25, 2008
I have never been - i would like to take my family this summer - any ideas as to a nice place to stay??
EMD wrote:
For a real budget trip, try Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. Most of the hotels offer rooms for a family for under $150 a night. For a couple, you can do better at $80-$100 a night. The beach is beautiful, plenty of shopping nearby, and great weather!
Tom

Chicago, IL

#9 Apr 25, 2008
I agree with the other comments, whose budget are these people talking about?

With the rising cost of gasoline/airfare, my family budget beach vacation will be spent in town, along the shore of Lake Michigan.
Smichael

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Apr 25, 2008
Atlantis? For families on a budget?
Jen D

United States

#11 Apr 25, 2008
Yes, do the beaches of the Great Lakes not count? Those are a bit closer to our "budget".
jamal

Huntington, NY

#12 Apr 25, 2008
LABADEE is a great destination.SEING IT IS BELEIVING.IS GREAT.
vanilla ice

Lisle, IL

#13 Apr 25, 2008
Get your kids some squirt guns and skip around the Bean in Millenium park. The Daley Resort,$ 10 dollar hot dogs and $ 4 dollar cokes. Vacation? If you live in Chicago and have the dough for family vacations, you all must be city employees or city contractors.
EMD

Oak Park, IL

#14 Apr 26, 2008
Curious wrote:
I have never been - i would like to take my family this summer - any ideas as to a nice place to stay??
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I've stayed at Sands Ocean Club Resort and Bay Watch Resort. If you search through expedia.com , you can get some amazing rates at places like the Sheraton, Hilton, etc. Make sure it is an oceanfront hotel so you can literally step onto the beach from the hotel.

I also want to mention the Kalahari Resort & Waterpark in Wisconson Dells. That place has everything for a family. The waterpark is huge, they have shops/restaurants, an arcade, a full spa/salon, bar, a paint your own pottery place, and daily planned activities for kids. I've gone for a weekend and never left the hotel. I highly recommend the couples massage at the spa, the giant strawberry daquiri at the bar, and get the room with the whirlpool hot tub and fireplace. I think I paid around $150 a night during peak season for the room, the waterpark is included with all the rooms.

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#15 Jul 3, 2011
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Since: Jun 11

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#17 Jul 3, 2011
Whatever the furnished accommodation you select, vacation rental for few days or corporate housing for several months, the English speaking team will be happy to help you and welcome you in Belgrade. Large range of flats centrally located up to 40% on hotels room of an equivalent standard.[URL=" http://www.belgrade-apartment-rentals.com/&qu... ;]apartments for rent in Belgrade[/URL]

Since: Jun 11

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#18 Jul 3, 2011
Apartment for a week also available which is situated in the Belgrade very center, 2 min walk from the central Republic Square. Completely renovated, fully equipped and furnished with taste.[URL=" http://www.belgrade-apartment-rentals.com/&qu... ;]apartments for rent in Belgrade[/URL]

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#21 Jul 3, 2011
There is apartment for a week also available which is situated in the Belgrade very center, 2 min walk from the central Republic Square. Completely renovated, fully equipped and furnished with taste.[URL=" http://www.belgrade-apartment-rentals.com/&qu... ;]apartments for rent in Belgrade[/URL]
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#22 Oct 31, 2011
Jen D wrote:
Yes, do the beaches of the Great Lakes not count? Those are a bit closer to our "budget".
Always thought Grand Haven, Michigan is a great beach holiday, at reasonable family pricing.....great inexpensive restaurants....

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