Take advantage of these mid summer specials before time runs out
This summer, don’t settle for the usual drive to the shore. Pack your swimsuit and sunscreen and head to the Caribbean, where the beaches aren’t crowded, and there’s no traffic to fight. Best of all, hoteliers are offering special incentives and pricing that lasts through the summer and beyond.
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino, St. Kitts
To showcase the multi-million dollar update now nearing completion, the St. Kitts Marriott is offering special rates for stays in their luxurious guest rooms. Designed to encourage relaxation, the hotel’s new décor incorporates texture and colors envisioned to reflect the surroundings, with a breezy palette of ocean blues, off whites and sunny yellows that complement the chic and innovative furnishings. Resort guests will also enjoy a full service spa, fitness center, pool, golf course and a prime beachfront location, with the lively beach bars and shops of Frigate Bay strip just around the bend. The Renewed Paradise package includes daily breakfast and a $50 resort credit per day, maximum of $200. Rates start at $174 per night and reservations must be made before September 6, 2017 for travel through December 15, 2017. www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/skbrb-st-kitts-marriott-resort- and-the-royal-beach-casino, 800-228-9290;
Warwick Paradise Island, Bahamas
The Warwick Paradise Island is a new star of the Paradise Island scene. Make that four stars. This upscale adults-only all inclusive started welcoming guests in the spring of 2017, and is now giving vacationers a chance for substantial savings for stays through 2018—but only if you book soon. The Paradise Summer Savings promotion saves up to 44 percent on nightly rates. As an added bonus, when booking three or more nights, guests also receive a spa credit of $30 to $150 to use at the Amber Spa. The Warwick is a 250-room property that offers a white sand beach, five dining options, two bars, a fully equipped fitness center, entertainment and activities from beach volleyball, bocce, basketball, tennis, horseshoes and bike riding. Distinct to the property is the 10,000 square foot sunset terrace, great for cocktails or dinner at the Edgewater Grill. Promotional rates start from $389 per room, per night, based on double occupancy, and bookings must be made by July 31, 2017. warwickhotels.com/paradise-island-bahamas, 888- 645-5550
Rosalie Bay Resort, Dominica
Embrace nature on the greenest island in the Caribbean. Dominica is known for its 365 rivers, spectacular waterfalls, volcanic peaks and pristine waters. Visitors come to the island to hike, paddle, and snorkel the vibrant coral reefs, and one of the best places to launch these adventures is the Rosalie Bay Resort. This eco- friendly property is located on the southeast coast of Dominica, tucked between the Rosalie River and the black sand shores of the Atlantic Sea. In addition to organic cuisine and a range of nature and wellness themed activities, the resort is known for its sea turtle program. The turtle-nesting season runs from March to September, and during this time guests can participate in patrolling beaches and assist in nesting and hatching programs. As an added enticement, Rosalie Bay is now offering 25 percent off room rates for five nights or more during the remainder of 2017. The rate includes daily healthful continental breakfast, in-room Wi-Fi, and instructor led Hatha yoga and guided nature hikes on the resort’s 22 acres. rosaliebay.com, 800-831-9249
The Landings Resort & Spa, St. Lucia
Thanks to special summer pricing, families can enjoy spacious villa accommodations during a first-class beach vacation on St. Lucia. The Landings Resort & Spa is an all villa property located on the shores of Rodney Bay, with one, two and three-bedroom accommodations that overlook the resort’s marina or the beach. The Forever Summer Getaway package not only provides 50 percent off standard rates, but also allows children to stay in room for free with adults. The rate includes room, daily breakfast buffet, non-motorized water sports, Wi-Fi in room and throughout the resort, beach and pool services, health club and recreational activities and kids club access. For the ultimate convenience, guests may choose to add on the all-inclusive package, which includes all meals, beach snacks and unlimited deluxe beverage service, with certain exclusions. Travel must be booked by July 31, 2017 for stays of three nights or more before December 16, 2017. www.landingsstlucia.com
Frangipani Beach Resort, Anguilla
The views of Meads Bay may be priceless, but through the summer of 2017, they are also 25 percent off when you stay at the Frangipani Beach Resort. This family-owned boutique resort is perched on a stunning white sand beach facing turquoise Caribbean waters on Anguilla’s southwest coast. The property is home to the award winning Straw Hat Restaurant, and luxury rooms and suites are just steps from pool and beach. Water sports enthusiasts have access to snorkeling gear, stand up paddleboards, Hobie Cats and kayaks for exploring the waters of Meads Bay. Frangipani’s summer special package rewards guests who stay at least four nights with a 25 percent savings on room rates, along with a complimentary boat cruise to see the island from the sea. The special is valid from June 25 through August 27,2017. Mention code SUMMER17 to receive the discount. Reservations must be prepaid. www.frangipaniresort.com, 877- 593-8988.