How long was the plane trip, Alix?
I am VERY interested in hearing about great, affordable Caribbean resorts and that Hilton looks extremely reasonable. But I'm afraid the length of the flights to and from Boston would kill me (I get really antsy at around the 4 hour point).
About the Costa Rican Hilton: I looked at room rates for "non-smoking" and they were higher than what I want to pay. Then, for the heck of it, I went back and looked at the rates for "smoking", and they knocked over $100 per night off the rates!!
A lot lower than what I paid last year at the Westin on Grand Bahama Island that was NOT an all-inclusive (that is a lovely resort, by the way).