Top Caribbean Summer Vacation Specials

Some of the best hotels in the islands are offering special deals for summertime stays


This summer, why not flip the script and head south to the Caribbean, where the water’s warm and clear, the crowds are light and some of the best hotels are offering special deals and pricing. Here’s the lowdown on some of the best summer values in the islands.

The Palms, Turks & Caicos

Whether it’s a couple’s escape or a family trip, this top-rated resort delivers all the ingredients needed for a premier beach vacation. With just 72 spacious suites, the property has an intimate feel, but it also delivers a full range of upscale amenities, including gourmet dining, a world-class spa and a stunning infinity pool overlooking Grace Bay. This summer, guests can experience the total luxury of the Palms for less, as the resort is bringing back its “A Taste of the Good Life” offer for stays before August 31, 2017. With this all-inclusive package, you can choose a pool view, one-bedroom suite from $1,099 per night, double occupancy or the garden view junior suite, double occupancy from $799 per night. The offer requires a four-night minimum stay, and rates include three meals per day, unlimited beverages by the glass, daily afternoon tea, airport transfers, kids club activities, butler service, and more.

The Palms Turks And Caicos

The serpentine shaped infinity pool at The Palms is the ideal spot to cool off with poolside Wi-Fi, sun pods with umbrellas and a hot tub island.  Photo: The Palms

Jamaica Inn, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

This iconic property has been an international favorite since it first came on the scene in 1950. The resort’s 48 suites and cottages are finished in a white and Wedgewood blue décor, which complements the tropical greens of the surrounding landscape and the turquoise sea. Guests indulge in spa treatments near the waters edge, relax on the resort’s private 700-foot beach and enjoy the sounds of nature in the garden-like setting. For summer months and into fall, guests enjoy free nights when staying at least three nights before October 31, 2017. The longer you stay, the more free nights you earn and the more beach time you receive. Stay 4 nights and pay for three, stay 7 nights for the price of five, or stretch your vacation to stay for 14 nights and pay for 10. Call 855-441-2044,

Jamaica Ocho Rios

Though conveniently located in the heart of the Ocho Rios resort area, the Jamaica Inn remains a quiet oasis of upscale luxury, with a private beach and manicured grounds. Photo: David Massey/Jamaica Inn

San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Puerto Rico

Beach time and city life come together at this landmark property, which sits in the heart of San Juan’s Condado district. The vibe is sophisticated yet family-friendly. Everyone will enjoy the expansive double-level pool with it gushing fountains and swim up bar. There’s a game room for the youngsters, while adults can try their luck at the casino or gather in the Red Coral Lounge to hear local bands. All the action of the Condado strip is within walking distance, and the culture, history and authentic Puerto Rican cuisines of Old San Juan are just a short ride away. In addition to lower summer rates, the hotel is offering up to $100 in resort credits for stays booked before September 5, 2017 for stays up to October 14, 2017. Use promotions code: SUM,

San Juan Marriott

The beachfront pool deck is the centerpiece of the San Juan Marriott Resort. Just steps away are the La Vista Beachside Grill and the La Isla Beach Bar. Photo: Dan Ham/San Juan Marriott

Port Ferdinand, Barbados

This new marina development port of call is located on the historical northwest coast of the Barbados Riviera. Located at Six Men’s Beach in St. Peter, near the picturesque seaside town of Speightstown. The resort’s one to three- bedroom contemporary homes are elegantly furnished and feature fully equipped kitchens and over-sized balconies with water views. The pool and marina are focal points, with fine dining on outdoor tables near the water’s edge. Guests enjoy a meet and greet at the airport, daily breakfast and complimentary use of paddleboards, kayaks and snorkeling equipment, with the added bonus of a guided snorkeling and swimming trip with the turtles. During the summer sale, travelers can take 45 percent off all accommodations. Reservations must booked by June 30, 2017 for stays up until December 14, 2017. Use book code: PFSS17,

Barbados Port Ferdinand

The marina at Port Ferdinand is one of the most advanced boating facilities in the southern Caribbean, with 120 boat slips and a floating wave attenuation system to ensure calm water. Photo: Port Ferdinand

Jade Mountain, St. Lucia

It’s not just a hotel room; it’s an immersive experience. Each of Jade Mountain’s 24 hillside sanctuaries opens to a private terrace and a personal plunge pool, where sweeping views take in the famous Piton peaks and Anse Chastanet Bay. Unique artwork and individual decors are enlivened by a rainbow palette of colors, while tropical woods and furnishings add an eclectic flair. This one-of-a-kind experience can now be enjoyed for less with Jade Mountain’s “Summer Sanctuary” offer. When you stay four nights, you’ll pay for three and if you book at 7 nights stay you’ll pay for five. The offer is valid for the Sky Jacuzzi suites and the Star and Moon infinity pool sanctuaries. Call 800-223-1108,

Jade Mountain St. Lucia

Suites at Jade Mountain Resort have just three walls, as the forth is open to allow for unobstructed views of the sea and the Pitons. Photo: Lou Metzger/Jade Mountain

Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada

Experience true Grenadian hospitality at this elegant family run- resort, which occupies a prime position on Grande Anse, the island’s best beach. Suites are set in tropical gardens that offer privacy and seclusion. The property is a luxury all-inclusive where gourmet dining, cocktails and afternoon tea is taken care of. The onsite spa offers pampering, and when activity calls, there are complimentary water spots such as Hobie cats, snorkeling and kayaking. Tennis, cycling and golf greens fees are also included. Guests can save with the “Spice Isle Getaway” summer offer, which provides free nights. For stays before October 31, 2017, guests can book a minimum of 7 nights in any category and pay for 6 nights, book 14 nights and pay for 12 or book 21 nights and pay for 18.

Grenada Spice Island Resort

The Spice Island Resort is Grenada’s premier all-inclusive beach resort. It is home to the Janissa’s Spa, which is ranking among the finest spas in the Caribbean. Photo: Dehoog/Spice Island Resort

Saint Peter’s Bay, Barbados

This all suite-hotel delivers traditional Barbadian architecture and hospitality. Floor plans include outdoor spaces with grand views of the sea and beach. The 57 villas include family-friendly three- and four-bedroom beachfront suites with fully equipped kitchens. The hotel has a lagoon-style pool and breezy gazebo restaurant. Guests can enjoy paddleboard, kayaks and snorkeling equipment, or participate in daily yoga and Pilates classes. There is a complimentary taxi service to the sister property of Port Ferdinand, with pool and beach service at both resorts. During the summer sale promotion, guests can save 20 percent on all accommodations. This offer is valid for stays through December 14, 2017 when booked by June 30, 2017. Use booking code: SPBSS17,

St Peters Bay Patio Barbados

Residences at St. Peter’s Bay Resort open to spacious terraces providing sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea. Each is furnished with hot tubs and al fresco dining areas. Photo: St. Peter’s Bay

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