Refreshing Summer Deals in the Caribbean

Enjoy special savings at these premier island resorts


When summer temperatures rise into the triple digits, its time to fly south, where trade winds keep things balmy on Caribbean islands, and the waters are always refreshing. As further enticement, resorts across the region are offering special pricing and incentives that run though the summer and beyond. Here are the offerings to escape the heat.

Secret Bay, Dominica

Enjoy sunset views and starry nights from a private terrace perched high above the Caribbean. The villas at Secret Bay overlook a pair of deserted beaches on Dominica’s secluded northwest coast, a world away from streetlights and the sounds of the city. This tranquility can be yours for less when you book a private villa for two nights and get the third night free, or take advantage of two nights free on stays of six nights or longer. Book by August 15, 2017 for stays through September 30, 2017. Rates start at $345.00 per night.

Dominica Secret Bay

Terraces on the hillside villas of Dominica’s Secret Bay resort provide guests with private plunge pools and spectacular views of the Caribbean. Photo: Secret Bay

Ocean Club, Provo, Turks & Caicos

This is even better than Christmas in July. Book during the month of August and you can enjoy a different kind of white Christmas on the white sands of Provo’s Grace Bay. The Christmas sale at Ocean Club offers savings of 10 to 15 percent for stays over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Book a studio, studio deluxe or a junior garden or pool view suite and take ten percent off for stays of four to six nights, or 15 percent for stays of seven nights or more. These savings are valid for stays from December 23, 2017 to January 5, 2018. 800-457-8787;

Ocean Club Turks And Caicos

Beachfront Ocean Club Resort offers suites with screened balconies, full kitchens and plenty of aquatic sports on the turquoise waters of Grace Bay. Photo: Ocean Club

Hyatt Regency Trinidad, Port of Spain, Trinidad

End the summer in style with a stay at Trinidad’s premier urban oasis. Located in the heart of Port of Spain, the Hyatt Regency combines harbor views with easy access to all of the city’s attractions. Through September third, guests can enjoy savings of 15 percent on room rates, and stays of five nights or more earn perks such as a free massage and discounted services at the hotel’s 9,000-square-foot Esencia Spa. Sleep in late and indulge in the Waterfront Restaurant’s Saturday “Lunchfast” buffet, or enjoy an evening nosh at the on-site sushi bar. Savings are valid for stays through September 4, 2017. 800-233-1234;

Hyatt Regency Trinidad

The pool deck of the Hyatt Regency Trinidad delivers relaxing views of the harbor traffic, with Port of Spain’s downtown attractions nearby. Photo: Corey Weiner/Hyatt

Jamaica Inn, Ocho Rios

This perennial favorite beach resort is offering hot summer savings with free room nights. And the longer the vacation, the more you save. Stay four nights for the price of three, or seven nights for the price of five. And, if you spend a full 14 nights you’ll only pay for 10. This special offer is valid for stays until October 31, 2017. As an added perk, when you stay during the months of September and October, you’ll earn a bonus credit for food and beverage. Four nights earn $100, seven nights earn $150 and 14 nights have $350 to use toward meals and drinks. 855-441-2044;

Jamaica Inn

Inspiring ocean views from a cottage at the Jamaica Inn. For more than 60 years, this landmark property has remained one of the top-ranked Caribbean destinations. Photo: Jamaica Inn

Combate Beach Resort, Puerto Rico

Escape to the secluded shores of southwestern Puerto Rico at Cabo Rojo and stay an extra night for free. Explore the rugged coastline and caves, kayak the open waters, and visit salt flats and a bridge carved out of rock as well as the famous Cabo Rojo lighthouse, Los Morrillos. When you book 3 nights you’ll get the 4th night free, all year long, with certain blackout dates, use code 4NFREE. 787-254-2358;

Puerto Rico Combate

A sunset on Puerto Rico’s southwest coast, where the Combate Beach Resort provides a low-key alternative to the bustle of San Juan. Photo: George Anthony/Flickr

Divi Aruba & Tamarijn Aruba

Get your fill of beach and water sports while saving at two of Aruba’s premier all–inclusive resorts. Board the catamaran for a day on the water, take a windsurfing lesson or snorkel the waters. There’s even a 30-foot rock- climbing wall right on the beach. Travel between August 15 and September 30, 2017 to take advantage of rates as low as $160 per person at Divi Aruba and $150 per person at Tamarijn Aruba. Book your stay before August 31, 2016 with code SPORTSARUBA;;

Aruba Pool Divi

The elegant pool deck at the Divi Aruba resort offers private cabanas, and is just steps away from the white sand beach and the Sandpiper beach bar. Photo: Divi Aruba

Club Med

The world’s original all-inclusive brand is offering instant perks throughout a number of select Caribbean resorts for guests who book by August 22, 2017. The “Wow” sale includes five instant perks for stays thorough February 17, 2018. Guests receive free room upgrades, up to $400 air credit per person, kids under four stay free, there is no single supplement and free waterskiing is included in the rate. Plan ahead for the holiday season and stay at Punta Cana to experience CREACTIVE by Cirque du Soleil. Be one of the first to stay in the newly renovated Cancun club. Try windsurfing at Ixtapa on the Pacific coast of Mexico, or take the family to Sandpiper Bay in Florida. 888-932- 2582;

DR Punta Cana Club Med

The grounds of the Club Med Punta Cana face a white sand beach, where waters protected by a barrier reef create calm conditions for swimmers and snorkelers. Photo: Club Med



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