Enjoy seasonal savings at these premier properties
Somewhere between a summer vacation and a winter escape, there’s a travel season that hasn’t received much attention in the past. But fall getaways are becoming a thing, and hotels across the Caribbean are responding with special offers to entice travelers to put off raking leaves and putting up winter storm shutters to spend a few days relaxing on a beach in warm tropical sunshine. Here are some of the properties that are offering special incentives for autumn getaways.
Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, Dominican Republic
This ultra-elegant 7,000-acre resort community on the southeastern coast of the Dominica Republic offers white sand beaches, fine culinary experiences and many options for active lifestyles. Guests can enjoy water sports, play three of the Caribbean’s most storied golf courses, visit an artisan village modeled after a 16th century Mediterranean city, watch a performance at a 5,000 seat amphitheater, or simply relax in the world-class spa. During the Fall Getaway Sale, guests enjoy 20 percent savings on all guest rooms and 30 percent on villas that can accommodate up to 10 adults and five children. Rates start at $150 per night for rooms and $769 per night for villas. The offer includes a complimentary four-passenger golf cart for use through the stay, free Wi-Fi, unlimited use of fitness center, two complimentary tickets to Genesis Nightclub and more. Reservations must be made by November 15, 2017 for travel by December 24, 2017. www.casadecampo.com.do
French Leave Resort, Eleuthera, The Bahamas
At the French Leave Resort, guests stay in private villas that overlook beautiful pink sand beaches and a picturesque harbor. With just 12 villas, the resort provides attentive personal service and an intimate ambiance. Luxurious amenities include a beach concierge, private golf carts, and in-room i-Pads that serve as a digital butler. The resort’s water sports center can arrange fishing, snorkeling or scuba excursions, and the historic village of Governor’s Harbour is just a short stroll away. The signature 1648 restaurant showcases Island cuisine inspired by freshly caught Bahamian seafood and locally grown produce, and guests can also enjoy private poolside or beachside meal service. A special fall offer allows guests to enjoy this remote paradise for less, as a four-night stay earns a fifth night for free. The offer is valid until December 21, 2017. Visit www. frenchleaveautograph.com and use booking code BOG.
The Crane, Barbados
The Crane is Barbados’s original luxury resort, and for more than 150 years, it has remained the island’s destination of choice for discriminating travelers. It sits cliffside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the island’s most scenic pink beach, providing luxurious oceanfront accommodations that include colonial-style suites and villas that feature lush gardens, private pools and rooftop terraces, and contemporary suites offering sweeping views and luxurious finishes. Five onsite restaurants serve up a range of options that range from Thai and Japanese cuisine, to Caribbean specialties, southern Italian offerings and international favorites. Additional amenities include a spa and fitness center, retail shops, a movie theater and a grand stretch of pink sand beach. The Fall Savings Package takes 30 percent off contemporary suites with an additional $80 resort credit, or 35 percent off all other room categories with an $80 resort credit. Book by November 30, 2017 for stays between October 16 and December 23, 2017. Minimum stay is three nights. Visit www.thecrane.com.
St. Kitts Marriott Resort, Frigate Bay, St. Kitts
The premier resort destination on the island of St. Kitts overlooks a stretch of golden sand on the Atlantic coast, and is just steps from the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club. Eight on-site restaurants provide a wealth of dining experiences. On property, guests can roll the dice at the Vegas-style casino, sip a cocktail at the swim- up bar, unwind with a signature bamboo massage in the Emerald Mist Spa or tee up with views of both the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Accommodations choices include ocean-view rooms, and one or two-bedroom suites, all featuring pastel color palettes, plush bedding and ample natural lighting. During the Get Three For Free promotion, guests who stay four nights at the resort receive the fifth, sixth and seventh for free. This offer is valid through December 21, 2017, with rates staring at $206 per night. Visit Marriott.com/STKDeals and use promo code ZJL to book.
The Landings Hotel & Spa, St. Lucia
This luxury residential resort is tucked away on the shores of Rodney Bay, facing one of the best white-sand beaches on the island of St. Lucia. Guests are housed in spacious villas adorned with warm wood, bamboo and rattan furnishings, each offering full kitchens, en-suite bedrooms, and laundry facilities. Guests of this family-friendly property have access to a private beach club, three pools, tennis courts, marina, a luxurious 7,000 square foot- spa and a kids’ club. When adventure calls, travelers can venture to the nearby settlement of Rodney Bay, which is a hub for shopping, dining and nightlife, tee off at the St. Lucia Golf & Country Club, or spend the day exploring Pigeon Island National Park. During the resort’s Ultimate Fall Escape promotion, guests can save up to 50 percent on villas, with rates starting at $297 per night. The offer is valid for booking through December 1, and travel is valid through December 16, 2017. Visit www.landingsstlucia.com.
Grand Lucayan, Grand Bahama Island
Lighthouse Pointe is the latest addition to the expansive Grand Lucayan resort complex. With just 196 guest rooms, this all- inclusive property offers a more intimate vacation experience, while also providing all the resort amenities and recreations of Grand Lucaya. Play golf and enjoy water sports at no additional charge. Sample gourmet meals and premium cocktails, engage in activities from beach parties and rum tastings to movies under the stars, or just unwind at Senses Spa. Book during the Grand Bahamas Getaway All Inclusive sale and save up to 35 percent on stays at Lighthouse Point, along with 20 percent discounts on select spa treatments. The resort’s room and ferry packages include daytime ferry service from Ft. Lauderdale to Grand Bahama Island. Book by December 15 for travel through December 20, 2017. www.grandlucayan.com
Tamarind is a contemporary, Mediterranean-style property that provides a perfect vacation setting for both couples and families. The grounds include three pools, and face a 750-foot crescent of palm-lined, white-sand beach. Children enjoy specials at the Kid’s Club, and teens can hang at Club Tamarind. Meanwhile, the dedicated adults only area provides couples and parents with an oasis of quiet. Guests can try stand up paddle boarding, learn to cook popular Bajan recipes with a top chef and dive into the turquoise blue waters to swim with the resident sea turtles offshore. Packages include breakfast daily, complimentary water sports and classes at the on-site fitness center that includes yoga, Pilates and aqua aerobics. Guests can save up to 35 percent when booking by December 1 for travel through December 18, 2017, with rates starting at $308 per night. Visit www. eleganthotels.com/tamarind.