Sure, you could save on home appliances or a new TV right after Thanksgiving, but maybe you should think bigger. Over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend, hotels across the Caribbean are offering special online deals. Here’s what to look for.
The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua
This eco-friendly luxury resort is nestled along Antigua’s pristine northeast coast, situated amongst a backdrop of lush green gardens, and facing the turquoise waters of a protected cove. The all-inclusive plan allows guests access to a wide range of resort amenities and activities, including dining experiences that range from fine international fare to casual favorites and unique Caribbean-fusion presentations. Nightly programs include local entertainment; live music, dancers, DJs, karaoke and performers. By booking before November 27, 2017, travelers can save 35 percent on vacations through 2018 and January 2019. Book at www.verandahresortandspa.com/special-offers.
The view from a waterfront suite at the Verandah Resort, which perches on a wooded hillside overlooking a secluded cove. Photo: Steven Graffham/Elite Island Resorts
Resorts World Bimini, Bahamas
Catch the ferry from Miami or hop a quick flight across the blue waters of the Gulf Stream. Either choice gets you to the island of Bimini and the lavish Resorts World vacation complex. Snorkel, fish, hit the beach, indulge at the spa or try your luck at the casino. Best of all, this two-night getaway can be had for $199 per person including airfare from Florida via Tropic Airways or Silver Airways, or ferry travel from Miami via FRS Caribbean. The offer is valid from November 27, 2017 through March 1, 2018, and can be booked during the Cyber Monday sale at www.rwbimini.com.
Located on the northwest corner of the Bahamian island of Bimini, the Resorts World vacation complex includes an upscale Hilton hotel with beachfront rooms. Photo: RWB
The Somerset on Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos
This intimate five-star resort welcomes both couples and families, with exquisitely styled accommodations from one-bedroom villas to five-bedroom penthouses. Each elegant villa opens to a private patio or balcony with views of lush tropical gardens, refreshing pools or the flawless Grace Bay Beach. All feature spacious living areas, gourmet kitchens, marble floors and bathrooms and more. During the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale, all stays of four nights or more booked for travel between January 3 and September 3, 2018 are offered at a 30 percent savings, along with daily full breakfast. Package rates for a one-bedroom luxury residence villa begin at $364 per night. Go to www.thesomerset.com/blackfriday.
Somerset on Grace Bay in Turks & Caicos offers 53 one- to five- bedrooms villas and suites, two restaurants and bars and two freshwater pools. Photo: Somerset
St. James’s Club Resort & Villas, Antigua
Tucked away on a secluded 100-acre peninsula on the southeastern coast of Antigua, the St. James’s Club is a casual yet exclusive hideaway that caters to families, singles and couples. With two beaches to choose from, guests can either snorkel in the aquarium-like waters of Coco Beach, or enjoy water sports in the calm waters of Mamora Bay. The resort offers complimentary non-motorized water sports and includes six distinctive swimming pools, a spa and salon, six tennis courts, a fitness center and children’s club. All these amenities and more can be had with savings of up to 60 percent by booking before November 30, 2017 for travel through January 2019. Visit www.stjamesclubantigua.com/special-offers.
The St. James Club occupies a small peninsula on the southeastern shore of Antigua, with an excellent snorkeling reef within easy swimming distance. Photo: Elite Island Resorts
Wyndham Reef Resort, Grand Cayman
The Wyndham’s East End location provides guests an oasis calm far removed from the busy resort scene of Seven Mile Beach. The beach is flanked by a coral reef that creates a sheltered lagoon for snorkeling and paddle sports. Each of the property’s 152 oceanfront suites provide direct water views from balconies and porches, and in addition to an on-site water sports center, there are tennis courts, a spa and fitness center. Travelers can save up to 40 percent on three-night or longer stays between April 7 and December 14, 2018 by booking between November 23 and 27, 2017 at OnlyinCayman.com.
Each room at the Wyndham Reef Resort Grand Cayman enjoys direct water views of the island’s eastern shore from a private terrace or balcony. Photo: Wyndham
Frangipani Beach Resort, Anguilla
The family-owned Frangipani Beach Resort is known as Anguilla’s premier luxury boutique resort. Located on Meads Bay, this 19- room property provides the backdrop for an exquisite island getaway. Book the Suite Getaway for Two package and for a fixed price of $2800 + taxes, you will enjoy five nights in a one-bedroom suite, access to complimentary water sports, tennis court, and fitness center, daily breakfast credit to award-winning Straw Hat Restaurant, a beach hopping boat trip aboard FrangiCat, a bottle of champagne on arrival, and a complimentary couples massage. This offer is valid for stays from April 15 to August 31, 2018. Reservations can be made via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-264-497-6442.http://www.frangipaniresort.com/
Rooms at the Frangipani Beach Resort have unrivaled views of Meads Bay, and immediate access to the soft white sands of its namesake beach. Photo: Thierry Dehove/Frangipani Resort
The Landings Hotel & Spa, St. Lucia
The upscale villas at St. Lucia’s Landings Hotel set the standard for luxury island living. Each one, two or three-bedroom suite is luxuriously furnished, and includes private terraces overlooking the resort’s luxury yacht marina or the beach and Rodney Bay. The five-star guest experience includes a full range of recreational activities and resort facilities, including a children’s club and water sports center. By booking during the special online promotion running from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24 to 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, travelers can receive up to 50 percent off standard rates, starting at $335/night. This offer is valid for travel between April and August 2018. Visit www.landingsstlucia.com with promo code CYBER.
The four-story lobby atrium at The Landings Hotel & Spa showcases the premier workmanship and upscale features of the property’s guest residences. Photo: The Landings
Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis
Blending Old-World charm and attentive service with modern-day conveniences, Nisbet Plantation Beach Club is the Caribbean’s only historic plantation inn located on the beach. During the Club’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday promotion, travelers have a unique opportunity to enjoy substantial savings at this iconic property during the highly desirable peak winter season. In addition to a guaranteed best available rate, with a 30 percent savings, the package includes full daily breakfast, 25 percent savings on all spa treatments, complimentary dinner for two at Nisbet Plantation’s signature Thursday night BBQ, a $150 beverage credit, a free upgrade at check-in, based on availability, and complimentary round trip airport transfers. This special can be booked November 24 to 27, 2017 for travel during peak winter season between January 3 and March 31, 2018. Book online at NisbetPlantation.com/black-friday.html.
Cottage-style accommodations at the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club are spread across the expansive landscaped grounds to provide guests privacy. Photo: Ryan Delano/Nisbet Plantation
Couples Resorts, Jamaica
Jamaica is home to some of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, and the boutique properties of the family-owned Couples Resorts group sets the standards for relaxation and indulgences. There are four unique properties in the Couples collection to choose from in Negril and Ocho Rios, and all are offering a tempting offer for winter vacationers. Guests who book a six-night stay will receive the seventh night free in addition to $250 resort credit. This promotion can be used at any of the four properties and begins at $185 per night/per person. This offer is valid for stays between November 22, 2017 and April 30, 2018. couples.com.
The swim-up bar at the Couples Swept Away resort. This property is set on Negril’s Seven Mile Beach, which is considered the best on the island. Photo: Couples Resorts
Warwick Paradise Island, Bahamas
This four-star resort is set along Nassau Harbor, with views of Nassau and Paradise Island. Amenities of the all-inclusive package include a white-sand beach, five dining options, two bars, a fully equipped fitness center, entertainment and activities, and a tour desk offering sightseeing options to the destination’s attractions. Guests who book between November 22 and 27 can realize savings of up to 60 percent off the resort’s “Best Flexible” rate, with nightly rates starting from $226 per room, double occupancy, in an island view double/double or island view king. Go to warwickhotels.com/paradise-island-bahamas and click the “Book Now” button.
Rising 12 stories above the waterfront at Nassau Harbour, rooms at the Warwick Paradise Island resort enjoy panoramic views. Photo: Craig Lenihan/Warwick
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
The sprawling 140-grounds of this premier five-star resort extends from the shores of Grand Cayman’s pristine North Sound to the sands of world famous Seven Mile Beach. Guests can relax in luxurious private beach cabanas, play a round of golf at the on- site Greg Norman designed course, or savor the creations of an award-winning culinary team. This premium vacation experience can be enjoyed with special savings, with rates starting at $399 for winter season travel between November 23, 2017 and December 23, 2017. Book between November 21 and December 4, 2017 and visit OnlyinCayman.com for details.
The ultra-lux penthouse suite at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman includes a private terrace that sits high above the sands of Seven Mile Beach. Photo: Ritz-Carlton
Ocean Club Resorts, Turks and Caicos
In the heart of world renowned Grace Bay Beach, the sister properties of Ocean Club and Ocean Club West provide upscale accommodations ranging from intimate studio suites to spacious 3-bedroom condominium apartments, all beautifully appointed and equipped with all the comforts of home. Guests of either resort can enjoy all the amenities and activities of both properties, and they can now do it with savings of 20 percent off standard rates for one-bedroom suites only when booking a five-night stay between January 6 and April 30, 2018. The promotional offer may be used at either Ocean Club or Ocean Club West and can be booked online at www.oceanclubresorts.com
On the island of Providenciales, the Ocean Club Resorts sit directly on the shores of Grace Bay, which has been named as one of the world’s best beaches. Photo: Ocean Club Resorts
Sugar Beach, St. Lucia
Set in the shadow of the famous Piton peaks, Sugar Beach indulges guests with amenities such as private plunge pools, personal butlers and 24-hour room service. Whether choosing a sugar mill room, luxury villa or beachfront bungalow, guests will have spectacular views of the Pitons or the Caribbean Sea. On site are the world-class Rainforest Spa, a water sports and dive facility and beachfront and fine dining options. By booking on Cyber Monday, travelers can lock in discounts of 30 percent on stays in a luxury villa or higher room category. This offer applies to travel dates between April 16 and December 18, 2018. www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/sugarbeach
A hillside terrace at St. Lucia’s Sugar Beach resort combines amenities such as a private plunge pool with spectacular views of the Piton peaks and the Caribbean. Photo: Sugar Beach
Caribbean Club, Grand Cayman
Grand Cayman’s most exclusive boutique hotel offers just 37 spacious 1 to 3 bedroom suites and villas, set on the water overlooking Seven Mile Beach. Guests arrive to a fully stocked gourmet kitchen, and are provided with attentive personal service and indulgences such as in-room massage and private beach cabanas with wait services. A special one-time opportunity for 50 percent savings is offered to travelers who book between November 21 and 25, for travel from December 10 to 17, 2017. Visit www.OnlyinCayman.com for details.
Luxury villas at the Caribbean Club, Grand Cayman are finished with upscale furnishings and appliances, and guests enjoy concierge-level service. Photo: Caribbean Club
Pineapple Beach Club, Antigua
Located on a quarter-mile crescent of white sand beach, the 30- acre grounds of the Pineapple Beach Club offer Caribbean-style accommodations and a full range of resort amenities. Guests can swim in the resort’s two freshwater pools, enjoy spa treatments, or enjoy water sports such as sailing, kayaking and snorkeling. Amenities include three restaurants and bars, tennis courts and a fitness center. The Cyber Sale promotion provides special savings of up to 60 percent when booking between November 22 and 27, 2017, for stays before January 2019. Visit www.pineapplebeachclub.com
The lagoon-style pool at Antigua’s Pineapple Beach Club delights with details such as palm-lined rock sculptures, bridges and a waterfall feature. Photo: Elite Island Resorts
Margaritaville Beach Resort, Grand Cayman
This Seven Mile Beach resort encourages you to embrace the “parrot head” lifestyle inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett. Representing one of the best values on Grand Cayman, rooms include kitchenettes, and amenities include two restaurants and bars, an on-site dive shop, convenience store, spa, and three pools. Travelers can lock in rates starting at $139 per night by booking before December 19, 2017 for travel between January 1 through April 1, 2018. Visit OnlyinCayman.com for details.
The décor at the Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman was created to evoke the causal beachfront lifestyle of its namesake song. Photo: Margaritaville Resort
Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua
With just 98 guest rooms, this intimate Caribbean hideaway delights guests with a refined, unpretentious atmosphere and its relaxing, all-inclusive vacation packages. The 40-acre resort is set on a three-quarter-mile white sand beach, with rooms tucked into the landscape along the ocean, or hidden amid the gardens, with lagoon views. Three open-air restaurants are complemented by afternoon tea, evening hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, cocktail parties and Caribbean barbecues. By day, guests can enjoy a full array of complimentary water sports equipment and instruction. Travelers can lock in savings of up to 55 percent by booking before November 30, 2017 for travel through January 2019. Visit www.galleybayresort.com/special-offers.
At the Galley Bay Resort, Ismay’s restaurant serves a savory mix of Caribbean-fusion, local and indigenous cuisines. Photo: Steven Graffham/Elite Island Resorts
St. James’s Club Morgan Bay, St. Lucia
Set on one of St. Lucia’s most scenic beaches, this all-inclusive resort caters to both families and couples, and has been named one of the most kid-friendly hotels in St. Lucia. The property offers quiet relaxation, but is just minutes from the world-class Rodney Bay Marina, Cap Estate Golf Course, and the island’s lively capital city of Castries. The Club’s attractive all-inclusive rates include dining and drinks at six restaurants, plus an extensive array of activities, water sports and nightly entertainment. Even better values can be had during the Cyber Sale, when bookings made before November 30, 2017 will yield savings of up to 50 percent for travel through January 2019. Visit www.morganbayresort.com/special-offers.
The main pool at the St. James’s Club Morgan Bay. Just steps away is a white sand beach where guests can enjoy a variety of complimentary water sports. Photo: Elite Island Resorts
Grand Caymanian Resort and Suites, Grand Cayman
The only luxury resort on Grand Cayman’s North Sound provides convenient access to all of Grand Cayman’s attractions. Guests enjoy large rooms and suites, complimentary Wi-Fi, area shuttles, an on-site gym and unlimited access to the World gym, tennis, kayaking, beach towels and chairs and more. Travelers who book early can save up to 20 percent on travel in 2018, with children staying for free. The booking window for these savings extends from November 21 to December 3, 2017, and applies to stays of five nights or more. Bookings can be made online at www.grandcaymanian.ky, or by calling 855-722-9626 using promo code EBBGD for special discounted rates.
Aerial view of Grand Caymanian where guest rooms and suites offer either an island, pool, garden or ocean view with a patio or balcony. Photo: Grand Caymanian