We are going in July which is towards the rainy season so you may find it a bit cheaper if you look around at that time. Christmas is the high season and most expensive if I remember rightly. We have no choice about when we go as we are off to watch DS1 on cricket tour.
Some companies may not have booked places assuming that credit crunch will bite and that long haul may not sell. We have a decent budget and there were loads of options for pricier holidays - so it may be that availability will depend on how much you can spend. I am seeing my nice holiday lady later in the week so I can ask. She goes out there with Thomas Cook a lot - if she can recommend anything I will give you a shout
Well it will be more expensive because it's all inclusive. But if you're going to Turtle Beach you will only need one room - DS can sleep on the sofa bed. The rooms are plenty big enough for you all to have enough room for that.
i think Virgin has got really expensive. I costed a holiday to Barbados with them (we have been there with them before and thought they were good value - and their reps/excursions are good) and it was appallingly expensive. Not 2010 sadly