We are checking out some all-inclusive vacation packages, and we are noticing that in some cases our 2 year old costs more than one of us (the parents). We've found several hotels where this is the case. Interestingly, at least one of them charged more for the kid than an adult for a particular departure date, but when choosing to depart a day earlier or later the price for the child would be less than that of an adult.
Here's an example:
Price Summary 2 Adult(s) x $719.00 = $1438.00 1 Child (2 yrs) x $799.00 = $799.00 2 x Adult taxes & fees x $389.39 = $778.78 1 x Child (2 yrs) taxes & fees x $389.39 = $389.39 Total Insurance Cost $0.00 Total Price $3405.17
This is going to Grand Bahia Principe Coba in Mexico from Calgary, leaving on January 6th, 2016 for 7 days. This particular copy-paste is from RedTag.ca, but we checked one or two hotels on other websites and they was no difference. What could be the reason for this? Booking the exact same package for 3 adults costs $230 less. Note that per-adult price is also cheaper.
Price Summary 3 Adult(s) x $669.00 = $2007.00 3 x Adult taxes & fees x $389.39 = $1168.17 Total Insurance Cost $0.00 Total Price $3175.17
As a follow-up question, can we buy an adult ticket for a child?