With the beginning of August, the cold season is looming in the humid, 90 degree temps. I for one have not partaken of the serious summer deals from Jamaica to New Orleans. Whether you are traveling as a family or with all the single ladies, here are a few ideal travel destinations for all that will give you some serious heat without cooling down your pockets.
Known for its friendly resort staff, pristine beaches and flavorful cuisine, everything in Jamaica is Irie—including the 50% off discounts at area Montego Bay and Negril resorts locations. The six nights special “Classics of Jamaica” package at Round Hill and Jamaica Inn resorts features profuse gardens, a secluded golden sand beach, a world class Spa in an 18th century great house at the edge of the sea, inspired cuisine created by a new, award-winning chef, plenty of privacy and a friendly, courteous staff. Also included in the package is a daily breakfast served in the dining room overlooking the sea, fitness center, kayaking, snorkeling and sunfish sailing at the property, and tennis are available nearby. For more information, please visit the web sites: www.roundhill.com or www.jamaicainn.com.
Ever visited the Atlantis in Nassau, Bahamas? Now is your chance!
Small Hope Bay Lodge, Andros Island, Bahamas
A 21 beachfront cottage all inclusive resort is celebrating their 50th anniversary and they are running a flight special. A flight special for stays of 4 nights or more get Free Round Trip Airfare from Nassau!” Spend 4 nights or more with the lodge and we will book and pay for your round trip airfare from Nassau to Andros! (When booking with us ask for the “Nassau Airfare Special”).
This family run resort, allows singles to feel very comfortable coming and families to have fun due to the small, safe environment for little ones to explore and older kids to hang out and enjoy.
Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort is offering an ADVENTURE PACKAGE, available on bookings of four nights or more now through November 11, 2010. With rates from $198 per night, the Adventure Package offers guests their choice of two complimentary, unforgettable excursions for two. Hurry – bookings must be made by August 15, 2010!
Want to stay within the 50 States? Whether traveling to the East, Southeast or West coast, there is something for everyone.
New Orleans is not just for college kids during Mardi Gras. Pack up the little ones and share in the adventure, with the bayou tours but give them a cultural experience with the Cajun cuisine. Remember N.O comes alive at night, so if you’re single get ready to mingle….
The Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans is featuring some great deals during August and September. The Summer Sweet Suite package allows everyone to indulge in a luxurious suite, while getting a $50 credit per day to spend at Le Salon (which offers traditional tea service), the Polo Club Lounge (tended by one of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Greatest Hotel Bartenders), the acclaimed Grill Room, or on in-suite services. The rate is $225/night + tax (Sunday through Thursday) and $260/night + tax (Friday-Saturday). This package is valid through September 30th.
MIAMI—It’s got style and plenty of sunshine.
This summer the Loews Miami Beach Hotel is offering vacationers a Summerfest getaway that includes a FOURTH NIGHT FOR FREE for travel through Sept. 30. To make this deal even more enticing, the hotel is including a $100 food credit. For more information or to book the Summerfest getaway, visit http://www.loewshotels.com
Key West, FL
Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa is located within walking distance of the world-famous Duval Street and Key West’s top restaurants and attractions, Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa is a sanctuary on the Gulf of Mexico. The tropically-inspired, full service resort features 118 spacious rooms with private Gulf-view balconies, Hyatt’s signature Grand Bed, deluxe bathrooms and wireless Internet access.
Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort is offering over 70% savings with the Endless Summer package featuring unlimited recreation packages for singles and families starting at $199 per room, per night through October 2. Some packages include: * Deluxe accommodations in tropical-view guestroom
* Daily breakfast for two in Tropiks restaurant
* UNLIMITED recreation including golf (two players daily), tennis, non-motorized water sports (kayaks, sailboats, paddle boats, water hammocks based on availability)
* One beach umbrella with beach chairs daily
* Daily admission to the Tiki Tribe for two children
* Access to Spa at Marco Island facilities for two adults (fitness studio, exercise classes, steam rooms, sauna and indoor plunge pools)
For reservations, please visit www.marriott.com/mrkfl and use promotional code ZJL. For resort information, please visit www.marcoislandmarriott.com.
Staying on the East Side of the Coast
The FINGER LAKES REGION OF NEW YORK is the perfect end of summer for families and singles. The area boasts wineries, race tracks, parks and of course lakes, just to name a few attractions from the Inn on the Lake, on the shore of Canandaigua Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Packages are at a low with:
$249/ Deluxe Accommodation
$289/ Suite or Lakefront Accommodations
$399/ Lakefront Jacuzzi Suite Accommodations and includes all gratuities and taxes. Rates are based on double occupancy until September 6, 2010
Finger Lakes, Little Lakes Inn invites travelers to their “END OF SUMMER CELEBRATION!” This package priced at $4509 includes four hours of limousine service, a specially chosen bottle of Finger Lakes wine, one night luxurious accommodations, and a full morning-after breakfast! So grab a crew and head to the Finger Lakes.
Visit New England
For about $150 per person per night from late August through Columbus Day Weekend, here’s what you get. Visit: www.sailmainecoast.com. Sail in and around Penobscot Bay, you’ll see seals, porpoises and the occasional whale or puffin. You’ll get to know this landscape that is steeped in early American history. You’ll explore rugged beaches, a majestic coastline and experience the kind of deep relaxation that only sailing on the Bay can offer.
* 3- to 6-day sailing vacation aboard an authentic sailing ship
* Cozy cabin accommodations (some singles, lots of doubles)
* Time ashore to explore islands and fishing villages
* 3 delicious “squares” a day
* 1 Lobster feast with all the fixin’s
* Opportunity to learn how to sail a traditional 19th century windjammer
* 3 delicious a meals a day
The Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport, RI, named #4 Small Hotel by Condenast. Newport offers quite a few fun and educational family-friendly activities such as historic mansion tours along the famous Newport Cliff Walk, beach days at some of the most beautiful shores of the New England coast, sailing, boating, and other exciting water sports. Singles can enjoy the popular annual Newport Jazz festival in August, the lively Newport nightlife along the harbor, and even enjoy a martini and live Fireside jazz concerts on The Chanler’s own terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
“A LOT A LITTLE” PACKAGE:
If you book up to five nights to receive 30% off room accommodations, complimentary wine, two tickets for a tour of any mansion of the famous Cliff Walk, and the Beach Butler service for a relaxing day on the picturesque Newport coast. Rates start at $599/night, minimum of 3 night stay (save 10%). Valid through September 30, 2010
Travel to Las Vegas and hit the family-fun jackpot. Kids of all ages can enjoy the big tent at Circus Circus, if you also stay in royal accommodations at Excalibur or travel to the Big Apple at New York-New York. Save over $260 in attractions. Book a two night stay and get discounts on attractions including: Adventuredome, the Roller Coaster at New York-New York, Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay, the Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage, Lance Burton tickets at Monte Carlo, Tournament of Kings at Excalibur, Titanic Exhibition and Bodies Exhibit at Luxor, and The Lion King at Mandalay Bay!
COST: Rates start at $33.95 per night plus tax
AVAILABILITY: Now through September 5, 2010
CAMP EXCALIBUR PACKAGE
RESERVATIONS: www.excalibur.com or (877) 750-5464
Promotional Code: XFPK10_