You can book luxury hotels, cruises, and vacation packages through Costco for a fraction of the cost

Two coconut drinks in Tahiti.
Costco Travel offers vacation packages to destinations such as Tahiti, French Polynesia.IM_photo/Shutterstock
  • Costco offers steep discounts on hotels, cruises, rental cars, and vacation packages for members.

  • Members can book travel through the Costco Travel website.

  • Costco offers perks such as waived fees for additional drivers on rental cars.

Your Costco membership can get you more than bulk packages of toilet paper and $5 rotisserie chickens.

If you're a Costco member, you can book hotels, cruises, rental cars, and all-inclusive packages online through Costco Travel.

The Costco Travel website offers vacation packages at luxury resorts in destinations including Tahiti, French Polynesia; Cancún, Mexico; Costa Rica, and Hawaii, and cruises with companies such as Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Princess, at heavily discounted prices.

A Costco Travel vacation package at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa in Maui, Hawaii, offers five nights for the price of four and includes the flight, rental car, a room with a partial ocean view, and the hotel's daily breakfast buffet.

The Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa in Maui
The Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa in Maui, Hawaii.EQRoy/Shutterstock

The entire vacation package costs $4,851.45 when booked through Costco Travel. When booking the same room and dates directly through the Hyatt Regency's website, the hotel reservation costs $5,331.78 — without airfare to Maui or a rental car.

For smaller-scale trips, if you rent a car through Costco, additional driver fees are waived when renters book through Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, or Avis, Costco Travel's rental-car FAQs page says.

To book a trip, members need to make a profile on Costco Travel's website separate from the one they use to shop for other items.

Booking trips through any third-party website is inherently riskier than booking directly. If any unforeseen circumstances come up, it can be difficult to make changes or receive refunds.

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