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The swanky Waldorf Astoria hotel chain has slashed rates to as much as 46 percent off on some of its most coveted Floridian destination resorts, including two extra-special values in Boca Raton and Naples. Migrate south for a warm winter getaway in the Sunshine State, and snag promotional Best of Waldorf Astoria packages that include complimentary breakfast for two and a daily resort credit (amount varies by property). Bunk down in sunny Boca Raton at the recently revamped Boca Beach Club, complete with an oceanfront pool (be sure to sample the shaved ice treats doled out poolside); rates start at $209/night, plus the promotion includes an additional $50 resort credit per night. Or, opt for a stay at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, with its 15 tennis courts and three pools (one’s even equipped with a 100-foot waterslide); rates start from $179/night with a $50 per night resort credit. Bookings are valid for travel through March 31, 2012 (and must be made by March 27, 2012). Read more
Take advantage of one more Black Friday Sale! Book a stay at the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau, Bahamas this winter with rooms starting at just $129 per night. This saves you 30% on the hotel’s current rates.
This sale takes place between November 25–28 for travel from December 10–23.
Situated on the site of Old Fort Nassau, the British Colonial Hilton in the Bahamas is an ideal island getaway during the stressful holiday season. Whether at the hotel’s 300-foot long private beach, freshwater pool with harbor views, or expansive sundeck with lounge chairs and umbrellas, travelers will enjoy ultimate relaxation. Guests looking for more adventure can take advantage of kayak and snorkel gear and organized excursions like island exploring, golf, and scuba diving.
The hotel recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation throughout all areas, and boasts a marble-tiled lobby, luxurious guest rooms with harbor or island views, and both an on-site restaurant and bar.
THE VALUE: Save 30% on current rates at this idyllic island getaway.
THE CATCH: You can only book this deal from Black Friday through Cyber Monday – November 25 through 28, 2011.
THE DETAILS: Visit www.hiltoncaribbean.com/nassau between November 25-28 to reserve your room.
WE’VE GOT MORE: Use our Travel Search price comparison tool to find the lowest rates and travel deals to the Bahamas.
For general trip-planning information, see our Bahamas Travel Guide.
Snag a sun, surf, and sand vacation on the cheap, with this popular Barbados beach hotel featuring great-value promotional rates from just $80/night. A perfect remedy for de-stressing in the midst the hectic holiday season, travelers who jet off to the Sunswept Beach Hotel by December 18 will be rewarded with slashed rates that represent as much as 57 percent off savings on standard room rates (they’ll spike up to $185 per night as soon as the promotion expires). Rates are valid in one of 23 studio rooms, each equipped with a private balcony or patio that boast views of the beachfront Caribbean Sea. Cool off at the on-site pool when not frolicking on the beach, or set out scuba diving, hit the tees at a nearby golf course, or shop till you drop at the numerous area shops; plus, the hotel is set just 25 minutes from the capital at Bridgetown.
THE VALUE: These low rates represent a savings of 57 percent off for travel between December 15 and December 18 (the start of their high season), or 36 percent off for travel now through December 14. What’s more, the discounted rates from just $80/night are even inclusive of taxes!
THE CATCH: Payment for this Last Minute Getaway promotion must be made in full when booking and is non-refundable; the promotion expires on December 15.
THE DETAILS: Book through the hotel’s website at www.sunsweptbeach.com.
Stay at the upscale Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel & Casino with their Retreat to the Heat package. With rates starting at $169, stay three nights and receive the fourth night free! This is an effective rate of $127 per night – a savings of over 25% on their current rates. Plus, you’ll receive a $75 resort credit to be used on food, beverage, and more!
The hotel is located in the heart of historic old San Juan, directly on the waterfront. Soak up the sun at nearby beaches or enjoy yourself in the hotel’s casino. The Sheraton is also just steps away from world-class shopping, dining, museums, and entertainment.
Travel is valid from now through January 31. Book by December 15.
This deal is part of a wider sale available at Starwood Caribbean Hotels including the Westin St. John Resort & Villas and the Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba. Visit Retreat to the Heat to learn more.
THE VALUE: Save over 25% on current rates, plus receive a $75 resort credit.
THE CATCH: You must stay at least four nights to receive these savings.
THE DETAILS: Visit the Retreat to the Heat website and choose the Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel & Casino.
WE’VE GOT MORE: Use our Travel Search price comparison tool to find the lowest rates on flights to San Juan.
For general trip-planning information, see our San Juan Travel Guide.
Escape to warm and sunny Saint Lucia this winter and stay at the intimate Bay Gardens Hotel for only $70 per night. This offer, which includes breakfast for two, saves 50% on current rates and is valid for travel through December 19.
The award-winning Bay Gardens Hotel is nestled in the heart of St. Lucia’s entertainment and recreation center, Rodney Bay. The charming 89-room property features two pools, free Wi-Fi in all public areas, room service, on-site car rental, and more.
The tropical island of Saint Lucia is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including the signature Piton Mountains – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – a tropical rainforest and one of the world’s few drive-in volcanoes. Culturally rich offerings include the bustling marketplace in the capital of Castries, quaint fishing villages along the coastline, and more.
THE VALUE: Escape the winter and stay in beautiful St. Lucia for only $70 per night.
THE CATCH: Hurry, this offer needs to be booked by Thursday, November 10.
THE DETAILS: Visit the Bay Gardens Hotel website or call 1-877-620-3200 to book.
WE’VE GOT MORE: See our St. Lucia Travel Guide for more trip-planning information.
Mark your calendars: between November 25-28, you can book a room at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino in St. Maarten starting from $150 per night – a 50% discount off the hotel’s seasonal rates. You’ll also receive up to $100 in island credit, which can be used at participating restaurants, spas, casinos, shops, and more.
This deal is valid for travel from December 18, 2011 through April 7, 2012. A minimum stay of three nights is required.
The Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino is an upscale beachfront resort on the Dutch side of the island. Aside from a mile of white, sandy beach, the resort also boasts two pools, a swim-up bar, a health spa, and a redesigned interior. The hotel overlooks the beautiful Great Bay Harbor and is only a ten-minute walk from Phillipsburg, the island’s capital that’s home to great shopping, dining, and entertainment.
THE VALUE: You’ll pay as little as $150 per night, which saves you 50% on the hotel’s seasonal rates, plus receive up to $100 in island credit.
THE CATCH: You can only book this deal between November 25-28.
THE DETAILS: Visit the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino site for more information. To book, enter the promotional code BF11 or call 1-800-SONESTA and mention this code.
Looking for a last minute trip somewhere warm before the winter months are upon us?Look no further than the Wyndham Rio Mar in Puerto Rico, offering a fall nightly rate starting at $111—that is a savings of 35% off current rates. Travel is available now through December 23. The Rio Mar Beach Resort is the epicenter of the picturesque Northeast Coast of Puerto Rico. Its 500 acres are ensconced between El Yunque National Rain Forest and the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. This tropical beachfront hideaway was created to pamper and impress.
THE VALUE: Save 35% now through December 23 during when the average temperate is about 80 degrees.
THE CATCH: These rates do not include taxes or resort fees and are based on availability. Blackout dates do apply.
THE DETAILS: Visit Wyndham Rio Mar or call 800-474-6627 and mention the promo code DISFALL11.
In case you need convincing to linger longer in paradise: Sonesta Resorts St. Maarten is hosting a tiered sale that rewards the lengthiest vacations with the steepest discounts. With “The Longer You Stay, the Less You Pay” package, save 35 percent on two-night stays at either Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Spa or the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino; slice 40 percent off three-night trips; or take 45 percent off four-night visits. The trip must be booked by October 30 but is valid for stays through December 17.
THE VALUE: Save as much as 45 percent off stays at the resorts. The four-night stay offers the best value, with rooms at Sonesta Great Bay starting at just $116; the 35 percent discount yields rates as low as $136 per night.
THE CATCH: A two-night stay is required, and blackout dates may apply.
THE DETAILS: Visit www.sonesta.com/stmaarten or call 800-766-3782 to book; use code LUSLUP.
WE’VE GOT MORE: See our St. Martin Travel Guide for more trip-planning information, then use our Travel Search price comparison tool to find the lowest rates on flights, hotels, packages, and more travel deals.
Fall is the perfect time to escape to the Cayman Islands to enjoy warm weather, clear waters and serene surroundings. Now Cayman Airways makes it easy and affordable for travelers with its Fall Fun Fares promotion. Book now through October 1 for reduced round-trip airfare from New York, Miami or Tampa starting as low as $178 for travel through November 7. Situated in the Western Caribbean, the Cayman Islands offer some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world, as well as tranquil beaches, state-of-the-art spas, and world-class golf. The Islands are also known for their wide range of accommodations, from luxurious resorts to charming bed & breakfasts. Flights are selling fast, so don’t miss out on these incredible rates!
THE VALUE: This round-trip air costs $100 less than the average rate of fall flights to the Cayman Islands.
THE CATCH: Time is limited – you have to book this deal by October 1st.
THE DETAILS: Visit Cayman Airways to book your flights now.
WE’VE GOT MORE: Use our Cayman Island Travel Guide to plan your beach getaway.
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Cramming four (or more) people into a standard-size hotel room can put a serious cramp on your vacation style. If you’re traveling with kids in tow, check into one of Sterling Resorts’ Florida condo rentals in Panama City Beach, Destin, and along the beaches of South Walton. From beachside cottages to four-bedroom suites, these properties offer conveniences like full kitchens and washer/dryer units alongside hotel-grade amenities like Gilchrist and Soames bath products and private balconies. Through October 31, prices are slashed 30 percent on three-night stays at select properties.
THE VALUE: Rates start at just $129/night. You’ll also get unlimited DVD rentals and a discount card good for savings at area spas, restaurants, and attractions.
THE CATCH: There is a three-night minimum stay to secure the discount.
THE DETAILS: To book, visit www.sterlingresorts.com or call 888-506-9396.
WE’VE GOT MORE: Use our Travel Search price comparison tool to find the lowest rates and travel deals on flights.
For general trip-planning information see our Florida Travel Guide.
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