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Fiji Outrigger Hosts

Indo-Pacific Resorts With Cyber Sale Savings


Fiji, Mauritius, the Maldives. For many, these are the dream destinations worthy of the trip of a lifetime. And for a very limited time, planning a vacation to select resorts on these idyllic islands will yield significant savings, thanks to a special online sales promotion run in conjunction with the Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping event. Here is a sample of the indulgences that await—and the savings that are available.

Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort, Fiji

This five-star seaside retreat features a setting reminiscent of a traditional Fijian village. From the moment guests check in to their traditional bure villas, they enjoy the pampering attentions of signature Talai butlers and Meimei nannies, and can take in sweeping views from the hilltop Bebe Spa Fiji. The resort offers a wide range of activities for the entire family, from young children to mature teens, with amenities that include a unique tropical pool, award-winning spa and a Kids Eat Free special. During the online Cyber Sale, travelers can book at special rates starting from $127 USD, and receive two complimentary spa treatments with a six-night stay. Visit www.outrigger.com/specials and use the code CYBER.

Fiji Beach Resort

At the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort, the Sundowner dining room serves generous helpings of ocean views to accompany casuals lunches and elegant dinners. Photo: Ross Eason/Outrigger Resorts

Castaway Island, Fiji

This premier resort is located on a pristine private island in the heart of Fiji’s Mamanuca group. The island is covered in rich tropical rainforest and surrounded by white sand beaches, vibrant coral reefs and azure South Pacific waters. The picture-perfect setting is enhanced by the genuine warmth and hospitality of a staff that welcome guests back year after year to experience the magic that is Castaway. Sixty-six spacious air-conditioned bungalows featuring traditional Fijian style thatched roofs are nestled amongst lush tropical gardens at the water’s edge, with stunning ocean views. Special Cyber Sale rates begin at $425 USD, and include a private beach dinner and snorkeling tour for stays of five nights or more. Go to www.outrigger.com/specials/fci and use code CYBER to book.

Castaway Island Outrigger Fiji

The thatched-roof beach bungalows at Fiji’s Castaway Island resort are spread across a 174-acre private island, ensuring each guest enjoys privacy and unobstructed ocean views. Photo: Outrigger Resorts

Banyan Tree Phuket, Thailand

On the western shores of Phuket Island, the luxurious pool villas of the Banyan Tree resort are set around small beachside lagoons and groves of palm and casurina trees. Within each villa, the luxuriously appointed, Thai-inspired décor exudes refinement and elegance, rooms open onto private outdoor pools set next to spacious wooden decks, and include his-and-hers private dressing rooms and an inviting open-air oval bathtub. Travelers can now experience this premier resort with savings of 50 percent off the best available rate, by booking between November 23 and November 28, 2017. The deal is valid for stays from December 24, 2017 until January 9, 2018, though blackout dates may apply. To book, email Phuket@banyantree.com and mention “Black Friday”. http://www.banyantree.com/en/ap-thailand-phuket-resort

Banyan Tree Phuket

A deluxe pool villa at the Banyan Tree Phuket resort pays architectural homage to the traditions of Thailand, while also enveloping guests in an atmosphere of total relaxation. Photo: Banyan Tree

Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, Thailand

Thanks to its premier beachfront setting on Bangtao Bay, this upscale property is one of the most coveted addresses in the distinctive Laguna Phuket resort community. Here, guests will be captivated by the resort’s tranquil lagoon, stylish dining inspired by Thai and international cuisine, and exclusive Voyager 47 Club Lounge. Accommodations range from spacious garden and water- view rooms to expansive suites, two-bedroom and family villas. The setting is perfect for a romantic wedding at sunset, an ocean adventure on the Andaman Sea, or a family holiday. Special Cyber Sale rates begin at just $105 per night, and include daily breakfasts and a food and beverage credit. This offer is valid for stays of three nights or more, booked between November 20, 2017 through December 6, 2017 for travel between November 20, 2017 through May 31, 2019. Visit www.outrigger.com/specials and use the code CYBER.

Phuket Thailand Outrigger

Conversation alcoves and day beds sit on the central deck of the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort. The deck faces the beach across an expanse of manicured lawn. Photo: Outrigger Resorts

Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort, Thailand

Located on the shores of Koh Samui’s scenic Hanuman Bay, Koh Samui is a mid-sized resort comprised of 27 garden pool suites, 18 garden pool villas, four ocean view pool suites and three ocean front pool suites. Each of these spacious, air-conditioned accommodations includes fire pit, a cool plunge pool and warm sundeck to relax in perfect privacy. For relaxation and wellness there is an on-site spa and fitness center, a social pool with swim- up bar and two restaurants serving an intriguing mix of regional and international cuisines. Cyber Sale rates provide savings of up to 35 percent, with nightly rates starting at $150 USD, including daily breakfast and round-trip airport transfers. Visit www.outrigger.com/KohSamui/Resort for details.

Outrigger Koh Samui

At the Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort, the indoor and outdoor spaces of a pool villa blend into a seamless and inviting environment that also provides total privacy. Photo: Outrigger Resorts

Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort, Mauritius

Set in the seaside village of Bel Ombre on Mauritius’s desirable southern coast, the low-rise buildings of this premier resort blend into the surrounding tropical gardens. Each of the property’s 181 guest accommodations enjoys direct water views, and walk-up access to a stunning beach. With choices including deluxe and family rooms, suites and villas, there is something for all tastes and groups sizes. For those seeking an active vacation, the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort offers an array of sports activities on land and water, and the 18-hole championship golf course, Golf Du Chateau Bel Ombre, is only minutes away. Whether travelers are looking for an exceptional culinary experience or a more casual meal in tropical surrounds, the resort offers a range of dining options to suit all tastes, from Mauritian, Asian, International and fine dining, to beach and poolside options. By booking between November 20, 2017 and December 6, 2017, travelers can lock in a rate of $399 USD and enjoy exclusive access to the Plantation Club. Book online at www.outrigger.com/specials using code CYBER.

Mauritius Outrigger

Palm trees line the main pool at the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort. The manicured grounds of the resort overlook one of the islands most pristine and desirable beaches. Photo: Outrigger Resorts

Konotta Island, Maldives

This idyllic property is set on a small green island surrounded by the crystal waters of Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll. Tucked into the lush landscaping, and set over the waters of the lagoon are a collection of 21 beach pool villas, 8 two-bedroom beach pool villas, 21 ocean pool villas, 2 lagoon pool villas and the grand Konotta villa. Each villa is designed for complete privacy and intimate luxury, along with uncompromising Outrigger hospitality. Guests can experience innovative Maldivian cuisine, relax at the rejuvenating Navasana Spa, and discover stunning sea life on the surrounding coral reefs. With special Cyber Sale rates, travelers can book a premier over-water bungalow for a rate of $649 USD per night, which also includes a fruit & wine amenity, yoga, water activities, and spa facilities. Book at outrigger.com using the CYBER code.

Konotta Outrigger Maldives

The two-story over-water presidential villa at the Konotta Island resort includes three bedrooms and a salon-style living room that opens to a private deck and pool. Photo: Outrigger Resorts

Central America Cyber Monday Deals

Central America Cyber Sale


From rainforests to reefs, the resorts of Central America have something for all tastes. And during the annual Cyber Monday sale, these prime properties are offering special savings on unique vacation experiences.

Cayo Espanto, Belize

There are just seven waterfront villas on this private island, ensuring guests the ultimate in luxurious relaxation. Each one and two-bedroom villa is situated for absolute privacy, and includes a personal plunge pool, deck and dock. The resort’s staff delivers unobtrusive but highly attentive service, and the resort’s chef custom crafts gourmet meals according to each guest’s request. During the November Cyber sale, booking a seven-night stay will entitle travelers to an airfare credit of up to $750 per person. To qualify, travelers must complete their booking online at aprivateisland.com between Friday, November 24th and Monday, November 27th.

Cayo Espanto

Located several miles off the coast of Belize, Cayo Espanto is a private island with just seven waterfront villas, including this unique over-water villa. Photo: Cayo Espanto

Nayara Springs, Costa Rica

In the heart of the Arenal Volcano National Park, the secluded luxury villas of this ultra-exclusive boutique resort are nestled in lush rainforest, bounded by a jungle stream and mineral thermal springs. As an adults-only property, Nayara Springs provides indulgences such as private plunge pools fed by natural mineral springs, an award-winning spa, yoga pavilion and three gourmet restaurants. During a one-day only sale on Cyber Monday (November 27), guests can lock in a 35 percent discount on a four- night stay for travel dates of May 1 to 31, 2018, and August 16 to November 15, 2018. Visit http://www.nayarasprings.com/special- offers2018.html

Nayara Springs

Views from the pool deck at the Nayara Springs resort take in the profile of the Arenal Volcano. This region of Costa Rica is known for its warm mineral springs. Photo: Nayara Springs

Oahu Outrigger Canoe

Cyber Savings on Top Oahu Hotels


Who wouldn’t want to take a vacation in Hawaii? And by acting fast, you can lock in that dream trip for less, thanks to the online specials offered in conjunction with Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Here’s what to expect.

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina

On the sunny western shore of Oahu, this five-star property sits on a white sand beach on the quiet northern end of the Ko Olina lagoons. This 540-acre resort district features waterfront restaurants, shops and championship golf. The Four Seasons is the area’s premier property, with 370 spacious guest rooms and suites that use traditional local woods to evoke an authentic Hawaiian style. Luxury touches include spacious private lanais and marble bathrooms provide a deep soaking tub and walk-in shower. On site are five premier restaurants and the award- winning Naupaka Spa & Wellness Center, offering treatments inspired by ancient Hawaiian healing traditions. With the Cyber Monday special, guests can enjoy a fourth night free on stays of three consecutive nights, along with the option to upgrade to a suite and receive a $400 resort credit. To book visit reservations.fourseasons.com/or call 808-679-0079 and mention Cyber Monday Offer.

Four Seasons Oahu

A suite at the Four Seasons Resort at Ko Olina opens to an oceanfront terrace. This area of Oahu’s west coast enjoys the island’s sunniest weather. Photo: Four Seasons

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

Since 1967, this Iconic Waikiki beachfront resort has been synonymous with Hawaiian hospitality and a vacation in paradise. Now, five decades later, what started as a prime oceanfront property owned by the Queen Emma Estate and occupied by the Outrigger Canoe Club in the early 1960s, has transformed into an extravagant 524-room resort destination that puts guests right in the heart of historic Waikiki Beach. On the grounds is Duke’s Waikiki, which is a landmark dining room and lounge where locals and travelers mingle and take in nightly sunsets over the water. As part of Outrigger’s biggest sale of the year, travelers can capture savings of up to 35 percent off standard room rates by booking between November 20, 2017 through December 6, 2017 for travel between November 20, 2017 through May 31, 2019. Visit www.outriggerwaikikihotel.com and use the code CYBER.

Outrigger Pool Waikiki

A bird’s-eye view of the pool deck and beach at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort. Guests of the hotel have prime access to the beach’s famous water sports. Photo: Outrigger Resorts

Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

This Waikiki Beach landmark blends modern comforts with the timeless traditions of Hawaiian hospitality. Located directly on its namesake beach, the hotel is just steps away from the Waikiki Beach Walk promenade, which is the island’s center for art, fashion and fine dining. The hotel offers 635 tropically themed rooms and suites, a large pool, three restaurants and a spa. The hotel hosts an ongoing series of authentic island experiences, and nightly performances by Hawaii’s music legends. By booking travel before December 6, 2017, vacationers who travel between November 20, 2017 and May 31, 2019, can earn savings of up to 35 percent off standard room rates. Go to www.outriggerreef- onthebeach.com and use code CYBER.

Outrigger Waikiki

The Outrigger Reef hotel occupies a prime piece of beachfront in the heart of Waikiki, with the iconic profile of Diamond Head crater in the background. Photo: Outrigger Resorts

Barbados Paynes Bay Beach

Cyber Monday Specials in Barbados


The calm western coast of Barbados is lined with some of the finest beach resorts in the Caribbean. Travelers looking to score a great rate at one of the island’s prime properties can log on during the weekend after Thanksgiving to take advantage of special Cyber Monday pricing. Here are the deals to look for.

Turtle Beach

From meals and beverages to water sports, fitness and wellness classes, special children’s programs and even a daily round of golf, everything needed for a first class vacation is included at Turtle Beach. A member of the Elegant Hotels group, this upscale all- inclusive property sits on a private beach on the southern coast of Barbados. During the Cyber Monday sale, guests can save up to 50 percent on room rates starting a $438 a night, for stays from December 2017 to June 2018, plus September and October 2018. Go to www.turtlebeachresortbarbados.com to book with promo code CYBER.

Turtle Beach Barbados

Turtle Beach is an all-suite property on Barbados’s Dover Beach. Each guest accommodation opens to a private balcony or patio. Photo: Turtle Beach

Crystal Cove

Set on eight garden-like acres along Barbados’s desirable Platinum Coast, the rooms and suites of this upscale all-inclusive wrap around a trio of uniquely appointed pools, with some having direct water views of the Caribbean from private balconies and terraces. Thanks to Cyber Monday specials, travelers can experience Crystal Cove for up to 50 percent of standard rates, starting at $479 a night. The deal is available for select periods that include December 2017 to January 2018, March to June 2018 and September and October 2018. Visit www.crystalcovebarbados.com and use promo code CYBER.

Crystal Cove Barbados

The Reflections pool at Barbados’s Crystal Cove is finished in native rock, and provides a water accent for diners at the open-air restaurant of the same name. Photo: Crystal Cove

The Club Barbados Resort & Spa

Located on one of Barbados’s best west coast beaches, this adults-only property delivers a sophisticated take on the all- inclusive resort lifestyle. Guests relax at three pools, unwind at the Tranquility Body & Soul Spa, and enjoy premier dining and libations at two restaurants, and four bars. Beach activities include snorkeling, paddleboards, fishing, water skiing and boat trips. Guests who book a stay by November 30, 2017 for travel through January of 2019 can enjoy savings of up to 50 percent. Visit www.theclubbarbados.com/specials

Club Barbados

An ocean view suite at The Club Barbados Resort includes a private balcony that provides sweeping views of the Caribbean. Photo: Elite Island Resorts


Rooms and suites at this contemporary beach resort are designed to blend indoor and outdoor living spaces. Each room features a balcony or patio with spectacular views of lushly landscaped gardens or breathtaking stretches of oceanfront. With the all- inclusive plan, guests enjoy not only meals and service, but also a full range of water sports such as waterskiing, tubing, banana boat rides, sailing and snorkeling. All this comes with 50 percent savings during the Cyber Monday sale, with rates starting at $395 a night for vacations between March and October 2018. Book at www.tamarindbarbados.com with promo code CYBER.

Barbados Tamarind

At the Tamarind Resort, indoor and outdoor living spaces merge in a second story oceanfront suite set just yards from the Caribbean Sea. Photo: Tamarind Resort

The House

The House is an elegant, adults-only ocean retreat designed with romance in mind. With just 34 rooms, the property exudes an intimate atmosphere that encourages couples to reconnect and recharge. Guests are cared for by House Ambassadors, who provide attentive services such as arranging romantic beach dinners or sending champagne and strawberries to your suite. These special moments can be had at savings of 50 percent during the Cyber Monday promotion. Rates apply to stays from March to September 2018. Visit www.thehousebarbados.com with promo code CYBER.

The House Barbados

The pool deck at The House provides a tranquil oasis for relaxation. Guests are provided the highest level of personal service at this small resort. Photo: The House

Treasure Beach

Indulge in the sweet life at this intimate 35-suite resort enclave. Treasure Beach is an adults-only property that melds art and design with an emphasis on the finer things, from meet and greets with local artists to gallery tours and exclusive culinary experiences and classic cinema under the stars. Savings of 50 percent are offered during the Cyber Monday sale, valid for travel between January and September 2018. Use promo code CYBER when visiting www.treasurebeachhotel.com.

Treasure Beach Hotel Barbados

Rooms at Treasure Beach showcase artwork and feature a chic design that is in keeping with the resort’s sophisticated yet unpretentious atmosphere. Photo: Treasure Beach

Waves Hotel & Spa

Health and relaxation are the themes at this chic, boutique-style all-inclusive resort, where meals, snacks, cocktails, water sports, spa treatments and fitness classes are all part of the package. Each of the 70 recently renovated guest rooms and suites offer a spacious sanctuary of calm where guests can experience stunning ocean and lush island views, award winning personal service and amenities geared toward a lifestyle of wellness. With rates starting at $387 per night, travelers can enjoy savings of up to 50 percent on stays booked for March, April and September of 2018. Book at www.eleganthotels.com/waves-hotel-spa during the Cyber Monday promotion using code CYBER.

Waves Hotel Barbados

The open-air lobby at the Waves Hotel & Spa welcomes guests into an oasis of calm relaxation and recreation. Photo: Kirk Watkins/Waves Hotel

Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Mexico’s Best Cyber Monday Vacation Deals


Cyber Monday has become a worldwide phenomenon, and some of Mexico’s premier resorts have embraced the trend. A number of spectacular beachfront resorts are offering substantial savings for travelers who log on and book during the long weekend after Thanksgiving. Here are some of the prime deals that await.

Banyan Tree Mayakoba

As the first Banyan Tree property in the Americas, Banyan Tree Mayakoba sets the benchmark for resorts in the Riviera Maya. Guests enjoy five-star service and amenities in a setting that preserves the site’s natural beauty. From the Thai-inspired therapies at the Banyan Tree Spa, to the Greg Norman signature 18-hole El Camaleón Golf Course, the Banyan Tree Mayakoba sets the standards for vacation excellence. Plan ahead and you can save up to 20 percent by booking a stay 60 days in advance. These savings are good anytime between January 29 and December 20, 2018, and also include a $30 gift certificate per person to Banyan Tree Spa. To book visit www.banyantree.com/mayakoba.

Banyan Tree Mayakoba

A bedroom suite at the Banyan Tree Mayakoba opens to a private plunge pool and sun terrace, which faces one of the resort’s mangrove-lined waterways. Photo: Banyan Tree

Oasis Hotels

It’s hard to choose. Would you prefer to step right from your ocean view room onto the legendary shores of Tulum, or stay in the center of the action on the beaches of Cancun. Either way, you’ll be enjoying the premier service and lavish all-inclusive amenities of the Oasis hotel group when you book their Cyber Monday special. Sample per person rates start at $117 on bookings at Grand Oasis Tulum, $124 at Grand Oasis Palm and $127 at Grand Oasis Cancun and Grand Oasis Sens. Even the brand’s most luxurious property, The Pyramid at Grand Oasis, is on sale, with rates starting at just $160. Visit oasishotels.com for details.

Oasis Tulum Grand Oasis

The Sian Kaan Suite at the Grand Oasis Tulum delivers rewarding beach views from the bedroom or the adjacent terrace, where a private soak tub awaits. Photo: Oasis Hotels

Temptation Cancun Resort

Discover sensual minimalism at the resort known as Cancun’s favorite playground for adults. From the topless optional pool to the high-energy clubs and sensual menus, every facet of this beachfront property seeks to titillate your senses and encourage you to let go of your inhibitions and live in the moment. Start the party with a booking during the Cyber Monday sale and you can enjoy up to 54 percent off regular rates, starting at $150 per person per night, for stays of three nights or more throughout 2018. Visit www.temptation-experience.com.

Cancun Temptation Resort

A night view of the Temptation Cancun Resort, where the second- floor club sits above the Sexy Pool—so named for its topless- optional guest policy. Photo: Temptation Resort

Seadust Cancun Family Resort

From water parks to live entertainment, there’s something for all ages, day and night, at this beachfront all-inclusive. There are 11 themed restaurants to sate your inner gourmand, water sports for your active side, and calming spa treatments to promote relaxation. Book online between November 22 and 29, 2017, to receive 40 percent discounts on rooms, with seven nights earning a complimentary Cancun Queen Lagoon Cruise. The discount applies to travel throughout 2017 and 2018. Go to https://goo.gl/Sn5bnN for more details.

Seadust Cancun

Beach-view rooms at the Seadust Cancun Family Resort overlook the resort’s three-tiered infinity pool, with the Caribbean Sea just beyond. Photo: Ruben Hidalgo/Seadust Resort

Desire Riviera Maya Resort & Desire Riviera Maya Pearl Resort

If a sensual, clothing optional scene is your thing, the Desire resorts are your place. Set on the beaches of Puerto Morelos, the couples-only properties temp the senses with gourmet restaurants serving exotic cuisine and Caribbean cocktails, Bali beach beds set on soothing white sand, and nightly entertainment and performances designed to arouse the senses. Book a stay during the promotional window from November 24 to 27, 2017 and enjoy savings of up to 30 percent on stays of three nights or more, with rates starting at $160 USD per person per night. For more info go to desiresecretsale.com.

Riviera Maya Desire

In keeping with the resort’s theme, bedroom suites at the Desire Riviera Maya are designed to evoke a sense of casual yet sensual elegance. Photo: Edgardo Contreras/Desire Resort

La Colección Resorts by Fiesta Americana

With twelve premier resorts to select from, all set on some of the finest beaches in Mexico, any stay at La Coleccción is a good choice. Guests can vacation at any one of the group’s signature properties in Acapulco, Cancun, Chetumal, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Los Cabos or Puerto Vallarta, and enjoy savings of up to 50 percent when booking during the Cyber Monday special. This special rate is available for stays between November 24, 2017 to December 28, 2018 and is also combinable with a resort credit of up to $1,000. Visit www.lacoleccionresorts.com for details.

Grand Fiesta Resorts Mexico

The Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta is one of 11 properties in the Colección group that will be offering special rates during the Cyber Monday sale. Photo: Fiesta Americana

Negril Jamaica Couples Resort

Caribbean Black Friday/Cyber Monday Specials


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.

Verandah Resort Antigua

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.

Bimini Resort Bahamas

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 Turks And Caicos

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.

St James Antigua

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.

Wyndham Reef Grand Cayman

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 info@frangipaniresort.com or by calling 1-264-497-6442.http://www.frangipaniresort.com/

Anguilla Frangipani

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 Landings St. Lucia

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.

Nevis Nisbet Plantation

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.

Negril Couples Swept Away

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.

Bahamas Paradise Island Warwick

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.

Ritz Grand Cayman

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

Ocean Club Turks And Caicos

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

St. Lucia Sugar Beach

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.

Grand Cayman Club

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

Pineapple Beach Club Antigua

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.

Grand Cayman Margaritaville

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.

Galley Bay Antigua

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.

St James Club St Lucia

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.

Grand Caymanian Resort

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



Sirata Beach Resort St Pete Beach FL

Florida’s Cyber Monday Hotel Deals


The Monday after thanksgiving, AKA “Cyber Monday,” isn’t just about online deals on big screens and new clothes. Hoteliers across the state of Florida are getting in on the online action by creating special incentives for travelers who reserve a room during this special booking window. Here are some of the premier properties that are offering deals.

Sirata Beach Resort, St. Pete Beach

With three beachfront swimming pools, a fitness center, water sports, sand volleyball, miles of private beaches and cozy oceanside fire pits, this family-friendly and pet-friendly beach resort is a favorite for active vacationers. Sirata Beach Resort is located in the heart of St. Pete Beach, with shopping and other area attractions nearby. The Cyber Monday special provides 30 percent savings on the total price of a stay at any time from November 13, 2017 through November 30, 2018. www.sirata.com

Sirata Beach Resort

A view of one of the three pools that overlook the sands of St. Pete Beach and the waters of the Gulf of Mexico at the Sirata Beach Resort. Photo: Sirata Beach Resort

The Perry Hotel, Key West

Key West’s newest luxury hotel doesn’t try to dazzle, and instead seeks to blend into the waterfront vibe of the Stock Island Marina. The concrete is rough, the wood is reclaimed, and the metal framing has a calculated patina. Step inside, however, and you’ll not want for creature comforts in the 100-room waterfront property. Rooms with expansive balconies provide saltwater lagoon or marina views, and feature inspired local artwork, gorgeously tiled oversized showers, and flooring reminiscent of driftwood or a storied old boat. Two on-site restaurants serve up Executive Chef Ryan Fredstrom’s interpretations of American Coastal Comfort Food, featuring fresh catches from the nearby docks. Cyber Monday deals give travelers 40 percent off the best available rates for stays between November 27, 2017 and June 28, 2018. Visit www.perrykeywest.com with promo code CYBER.

Perry Hotel

The Perry Hotel combines rustic elements of Key West’s maritime traditions into a modern décor. The property sits in the heart of the Stock Island waterfront district. Photo: Perry Hotel

Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater Beach

Set directly on the Gulf of Mexico, the site once occupied by the area’s most iconic resort, the Sandpearl provides a modern take on the grand beach hotels of Florida’s past. Upscale rooms are decorated in Old Florida style. Touches such as private beachside cabanas and nightly beach bonfires add a unique and family- friendly ambiance, but amenities such as fine dining and premier spa services are also provided. Cyber Monday specials allow beach goers to save 40 percent on stays between November 27, 2017 and February 13, 2018. Visit www.sandpearlresort.com with promo code CYBER17.

Sandpearl Resort Clearwater

The Sandpearl Resort was created in the tradition of Florida’s grand beach resorts, with pool decks set in tropical landscaping, and beachside dining just steps away from the sand. Photo: Sandpearl

Art Ovation Hotel, Sarasota

Luxury accommodations and fine dining are just the beginning at Art Ovation. Hotel guests are rewarded with curated exhibits, creative performances and interactive art experiences at Art Ovation. The property’s location in the heart of downtown Sarasota puts travelers close to area attractions such as Bayfront Park, area galleries, museums, theaters, and the upscale shops of St. Armand’s Circle. Gulf beaches are also just a short hop away. Cyber Monday specials provide a 30 percent savings off the best available rate, along with complimentary daily breakfasts. This offer is valid for travel anytime from January 2018 to December 31, 2018. Visit www.artovationhotel.com with promo code 7YM

Sarasota Art Ovation Hotel

Guests can enjoy 360-degree views of downtown Sarasota from the rooftop pool at the Art Ovation Hotel. The adjacent Perspective Bar is a favorite happy hour destination. Photo: Art Ovation

The Julia, Miami

Sitting in the heart of Miami’s trending South of Fifth neighborhood, and just one block away from the beach, the 29- room Julia provides guests with unique accommodations that are close to all the best of South Beach. The property showcases it’s original 1930s Art Deco facade and Mediterranean Revival architecture, but also benefits from the modernizing touches of designer Stephen Busto. The eclectic lobby includes antique touches, including the original Cuban tile flooring, and the hotel features original works by local and international artists. Travelers can experience the Julia for a special rate of $99 a night by making Cyber Monday reservations for stays of two nights or more between May 1 and September 30, 2018. Visit www.thejuliahotel.com with promo code CYBER.

The Julia Miami

In the heart of the Miami Beach the lobby of the Julia Hotel has been reimagined and updated to include elements from the hotel’s historic past. Photo: Julia Hotel

The Resort at Longboat Key Club, Sarasota

It’s the next best thing to a private beachfront estate. Guests at the Longboat Key Club enjoy the benefits of a private island lifestyle, with championship golf, six on-site restaurants, a full- service spa, and an oceanfront pool all right on site. This beachfront serenity doesn’t involve isolation, however, as the resort is just a few minutes drive to all of downtown Sarasota’s attractions. Cyber Monday incentives allow guests to save 30 percent on stays of three nights or more made between December 1, 2017 and February 15, 2018. Visit www.longboatkeyclub.com with promo code CYBER17.

Longboat Key Club

Guests at the Longboat Key Club enjoy exclusive amenities such as the marina pool on the grounds of a 410-acre resort and golf club. Photo: The Resort at Longboat Key Club

NYAH, Key West

This hotel’s Build Your Own Room concept brings elements of the dorm room to the vacation experience, in a good way. NYAH, as in Not Your Average Hotel, lets groups of 2 to 6 guests customize their accommodations to include combinations of single, double or bunk beds. Perks like personal charging stations, property-wide Wi-Fi, three pools and two Jacuzzis and daily communal happy hours keep the adults-only crowd happy and mingling, and all the action of Duval Street is just three blocks away. During the Cyber Monday Sale, the gang can secure a rate of $149 a night for a 4- single-bed room, staying two nights or more between May 1 and September 30, 2018. Visit www.nyahotels.com with promo code CYBER.

NYAH Key West

A four-bunk room at Key West’s NYAH opens to a pool deck. All guests sleep on premium memory-foam mattresses, with private lockers and personal charging stations. Photo: Paul Stoppi/NYAH

Opal Sands Resort, Clearwater Beach

Everyone gets a million-dollar view at this freshly minted Clearwater Beach hotel, where floor-to-ceiling windows bring expansive views of the Gulf of Mexico into every room. These seaside vistas are complemented through the hotel by original works of art curated by master artist Christopher Still. Guests can stroll Clearwater Beach’s powder-white sands, relax in the zero entry pool, indulge at the spa, or enjoy locally sourced dining. With Cyber Monday savings, all this can be had for 45 percent off selected rooms. This offer is valid for travel between November 27, 2017 and February 13, 2018. Visit www.opalsands.com with promo code CYBER17.

Opal Sands Resort Clearwater Beach

A standard king suite at the Opal Sands Resort features an ocean- inspired décor and opens to a private balcony with direct west- facing views of the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: Michael L Rixon/Opal Sands

Lido Beach Resort, Sarasota

Overlooking powdery white sands and the turquoise waters of the Gulf, the Lido Beach Resort is one of west Florida’s most desirable beachfront properties. The hotel’s spacious rooms and condo- style suites showcase a welcoming Florida inspired décor, and most include kitchenettes or full kitchens, as well as private balconies with breathtaking views. Separate family and adult-only pools allow everyone to have an enjoyable swim or sunning session, and the hotel’s award-winning Lido Beach Grille specializes in modern Gulf Coast cuisine with a Caribbean flare. Guests who book during the Cyber Monday sale receive 30 percent off three-night or more stays between December 1, 2017 and February 15, 2018. Visit www.lidobeachresort.com with promo code CYBER17.

Lido Beach Resort

The pool at the Lido Beach Resort overlooks a white sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico. This setting is ideal for taking in nightly sunsets over the water. Photo: Lido Beach Resort

Clearwater Sandpearl

Florida’s Fabulous Fall Beach Getaways


Temperatures may be dropping to the north, but in the Sunshine State, the warm weather lingers on to the Holiday Season. Savvy vacationers can take advantage of special deals offered during this time between the state’s summer vacation rush and peak winter season. Here are some of the prime beach resorts that are providing tempting incentives.

Sandpearl Resort

The reimagined Sandpearl Resort blends the relaxed vibe of an Old Florida beach resort with the ambiance of a chic urban gallery. Works by Florida artists are on display in the lobby and in guest rooms, where private balconies provide elevated water views of gulf and bay. Private cabanas are scattered about the resort’s powder-fine sand beach, each decadently furnished with fans, couches and refrigerators, with wait service on call. A zero-edge pool sits just off the sand, and the resort is home to a full-service spa offering ocean-inspired treatments. Onsite dining includes the upscale Caretta dining room and the beachside Tate Island Grill. The property is also within easy walking distance of Pier 60 and Clearwater’s lively collection of restaurants and bars. Sandpearl Resort will spice up the fall season with savings of 20 percent on rooms plus daily breakfast for two. Book the offer by November 30, 2017 for stays through January 31, 2018. Rates start at $240/night. Visit www.sandpearl.com to book using booking code OPALSAVE.

Sandpearl Clearwater

Rooms at the Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater Beach are decorated with the artwork of local Florida artists, and provide water views of the bay or Gulf of Mexico. Photo: Sandpearl

The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Set on a barrier island just off the Gulf coast of Sarasota, the Resort at Longboat Key Club is an island oasis for relaxation and recreation. The 410-acre grounds include 45 holes of PGA- approved golf, 20 Har-Tru tennis courts, a full-service spa, and the Mind & Motion Studio, which provides ten-plus daily fitness classes, including Sunrise Beach Yoga and Moonlight Meditation. The resort’s pool overlooks a sugar-white sand beach, where comfortable lounge chairs are perfect for relaxing or taking in a sunset over the water. Guests who book before November 30 for stays through January 8, 2018, will enjoy savings up to 20 percent on room rates, along with complimentary daily breakfasts for two at Sands Pointe or Barefoot’s. Rates start at $220 per night. Visit www.longboatkeyclub.com and use code OPALSAVE.

Resort Longboat Key

The Resort at Longboat Key Club sits between the white-sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and a collection of championship golf courses. Photo: Don Riddle/Longboat Key Club

W Fort Lauderdale

To celebrate the completion of a recent $55 million top-to-bottom makeover, Fort Lauderdale’s W hotel is now offering special incentives to reintroduce guests to this glamorous property. In addition to having direct access to the famous sands of Fort Lauderdale beach, guests can soak up the sun at the hotel’s rooftop pool, which features art deco tile work, plus day beds and lounges with wait service. The pool deck hosts live DJs on the weekend, and every night is a celebration at the chic Living Room lounge. Guests who book a three-night stay will receive the fourth night free, plus a $100 resort credit and a room upgrade upon availability. Rates start at $214 per night. Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Visit www.wfortlauderdalehotel.com and use code ZS4.

Fort Lauderdale W

During the week, the rooftop pool at the W Fort Lauderdale provides a relaxing alternative to beach. The scene turns lively during weekend pool parties. Photo: W Hotels

Marriott Stanton South Beach

The Stanton is one of the only properties on Miami Beach’s storied Ocean Drive that has direct beach access. Set between a park and the Atlantic Ocean, this 224-room landmark hotel has recently undergone an extensive restoration, and now exudes a beach club chic vibe. Guests can relax at one of two outdoor pools or a hot tub overlooking the water, book a treatment at the hotel spa, sip unique mezcal cocktails at Lolo’s Surf Cantina or dine on fresh seafood with an ocean view. Also on the property is the area’s only gelateria. In the fall of 2017, the Stanton also opened the Japanese robata restaurant Azabu Miami Beach, and unveiled a new spa and fitness center. Through the month of November, advance bookings made for stays through December 22, 2017 are eligible for 20 percent off regular room rates. Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Visit www.stantonsobe.com and use code ADP.

Stanton South Beach Marriott

Fresh from a top-to-bottom renovation, Miami Beach’s Stanton hotel is one more go-to place for both beach access and the nightlife of South Beach. Photo: Stanton Hotel

Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa

The Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa is the only oceanfront resort in North Palm Beach County. This causally luxurious property is set on a secluded and pristine strip of Atlantic coastline, apart from other coastal development, but still convenient to area attractions and activities. Guests can indulge in spa treatments, join complimentary beach yoga sessions, take tennis lessons, and enjoy waterfront meals. Stay on the weekend of October 7 to enjoy Jupiter’s annual Fall Fest, which features live music, food from local vendors, beer gardens and more. Book the resort’s Pumpkin Spice offer and save 20 percent on room rates plus complimentary daily breakfast for two. Rates start at $176/night. Visit jupiterbeachresort.com and use code OPALSAVE.

Jupiter Beach Resort

Sea grape trees and torchlight provide the backdrop for a beachfront fire pit at the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, which sits on a pristine section of undeveloped waterfront. Photo: Jupiter Beach Resort

Lido Beach Resort

Lido Beach Resort is the only upscale destination on the Gulf Coast barrier island of Lido Key. A recent renovation and redecoration of the property’s 233 rooms and condo-style suites showcases Florida-inspired furnishings. The décor draws inspiration from the blues and whites of ocean and sand, accented by warm wood tones. Many rooms include private balconies with gorgeous views as well as kitchenettes or full kitchens. Guests have direct access to a 300-foot stretch of white- sand beach, which is just steps away from two oceanfront pools. The property is family and pet friendly, but also provides adults- only spaces for relaxation. Travelers can enjoy a 20 percent savings on a fall getaway, along with complimentary breakfast for two each day. Bookings made before November 30 earn these savings for stays through January 31, 2018. Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Visit www.lidobeachresort.com and use code OPALSAVE.

Lido Beach Resort Sarasota

Sarasota’s Lido Beach Resort delivers the Florida beach lifestyle with a 300-foot swath of powder-fine sand, two pools and a tiki bar with sunset views. Photo: Lido Beach Resort

Playa Largo Resort & Spa

As the first new hotel built in the Upper Keys in more than two decades, the Playa Largo Resort delivers the area’s highest levels of guest service and comforts. The landscaped grounds overlook the waters of Florida Bay, with 14 acres of private beach to enjoy. Guests can choose from a collection of 177 rooms and suites, 10 private bungalows or a three-bedroom beach house. Active amenities include kayaks, paddle boards, complimentary bike rentals, a jogging path shaded with tropical foliage, tennis courts, basketball courts, bocce ball and beachside fire pits with sunset views. The resort’s dining options are complemented by a beach bar and rum tasting room. For stays through December 24, 2017, guests can enjoy up to $350 in resort credits. The longer you stay, the higher the daily credit. Three night stays receive a $100 resort credit total, five night stays receive $200 total, seven night stays receive $350 total. Rates start at $249 per night. Visit www.playalargoresort.com to book using booking code: ZX0.

Key Largo Playa Largo Pool

The pool at Key Largo’s Playa Largo Resort & Spa faces the waters of Florida Bay. This premier resort is now the newest and most expansive resort in the upper Florida Keys. Photo: Playa Largo

Opal Sands Resort

Clearwater’s premier luxury resort delivers panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico from each of its 230 rooms and suites, all of which include floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies. Public areas of this upscale property showcase original artworks curated by local master Christopher Still, featuring sculptures and other creations by himself and other renowned regional artists. These signature works are accentuated by a fresh, modern atmosphere that mirrors the tones of beach and ocean. The property features a zero-entry pool, full-service spa, fitness center, a refreshment nook on each floor, and multiple dining options including Sea-Guini, which creatively merges Italian cuisine and fresh-caught seafood. The Opal Sands is currently offering saving of 30 percent on stays three nights or more, with room rates starting at $248. Visit www.opalsands.com to book using booking code STAY3.

Clearwater Opal Sands

The curved facade of Clearwater Beach’s Opal Sands Resort provides all guest rooms and public areas with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: Opal Sands

Dominican Republic Casa de Campo

Caribbean Resorts with Fall Specials


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

Casa de Campo Room DR

An elite room at Casa de Campo pampers guests with premium bedding and linens, and includes marble floors and private balconies with ocean or golf course views. Photo: Casa de Campo

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.

French Leave Resort Eleuthera

The dining room at The Crane is perched cliffside above the Atlantic Ocean, with floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase expansive views of Barbados’s surf-washed eastern coast. Photo: The Crane

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.

Barbados The Crane

The dining room at The Crane is perched cliffside above the Atlantic Ocean, with floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase expansive views of Barbados’s surf-washed eastern coast. Photo: The Crane

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.

St. Kitts Marriott

Umbrella-shaded chase lounges line the beach at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort. Located on the island’s southeastern coast, this property is cooled by seasonal trade winds. Photo: St. Kitts Marriott

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.

St. Lucia The Landings

On the northwest coast of St. Lucia, an elegant villa at The Landings Hotel & Spa looks out over the waters of Rodney Bay to the profile of Pigeon Island. Photo: The Landings

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

Grand Lucayan Grand Bahama

The China Beach Grill overlooks the main pool at the Grand Lucayan Resort. It is one of ten specialty restaurants located on the resort’s expansive grounds. Photo: Grand Lucayan

Tamarind, Barbados

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.

Barbados Tamarind Pool

The main pool at Barbados’ Tamarind Resort is convenient to the beach. A second adults-only pool provides an oasis of quiet in a more cloistered setting. Photo: Tamarind Resort

Bora Bora

Beach Resorts With 50th Anniversary Specials


A 50th anniversary is a big deal. And now that some of the world’s favorite beachfront resorts have reached that certain age, they are celebrating with special offers and savings. And for the record, these properties are not just aging gracefully, they are better than ever, thanks to ongoing renovations and upgrades that ensure guests can continue to enjoy memorable vacations for years to come. Here are 5 hotels celebrating their 50th in style.

One For Free

Anthony’s Key Resort was the first full-service dive resort to open on the island of Roatan. And as this landmark property approaches its 50th anniversary, it’s bigger and better than ever. Today, the resort caters not only to divers, but also snorkelers, beach lovers and vacationers seeking a mix of water sports, land adventures and relaxation. In anticipation of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the resort’s founding, special promotions will be offered throughout 2018. Currently, guests who book a seven-night bungalow stay at the regular rate can bring a companion for free. Among the special two-for-one offers are dive, snorkel and honeymoon packages. http://www.anthonyskey.com/

Anthonys Key Resort Roatan

From simple beginnings, Anthony’s Key Resort has grown into Roatan’s premier resort destination. Accommodations now include beachfront and over-water bungalows on a private island. Photo: Anthony’s Key

Hawaii 5-0

It’s been five decades since Oahu’s Outrigger Canoe Club was transformed into a 524-room oceanfront resort that brought a new type of affordable luxury to Hawaii, and immediately set the standard for Waikiki Beach hotels. Today, the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort remains one of the beach’s landmark properties, valued not only for it’s prime location, but also its extensive roster of destination specific amenities, cultural programs and guest activities. To mark the hotel’s 50th anniversary, the management has created the Hawaii 5-0 Celebrations package. This includes three nights in a deluxe ocean view or oceanfront suite, private VIP airport transfers, a welcome guest and VIP check in, an in-suite sunset sparkling wine celebration with appetizers for 10, and advance dinner reservations at hotspots such as Duke’s Waikiki, Hula Grill or Kani Ka Pila Grille. Add-ons can include in-suite couple’s massages, private sunset catamaran cruises, hosted island tours and more. http://www.outriggerwaikikihotel.com/

Hawaii Outrigger Oahu

For five decades, the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort has remained one of Hawaii’s favorite beach resorts, offering immediate access to the famous sands and surf of Waikiki Beach. Photo: Outrigger Waikiki

Over The Water

The year was 1967 when a trio of entrepreneurs known as the Bali Hai Boys built the world’s first overwater bungalow hotel on the Tahitian island of Raiatea. To honor the 50th anniversary of what is now one of the worlds most iconic and romantic lodging concepts, the Four Seasons Bora Bora has created special promotions for 2017. This includes a resort credit of 1,967 Euros (that’s about $2,100) on any stays of six nights or longer. Guests will also enjoy a daily buffet for two adults in the Tere Nui restaurant and a “Make Your Own Mai Tai” kit for two. The resort credit can be used towards dining, activities or lavish spa experiences. http://www.fourseasons.com/

Four Seasons Bora Bora

Premium over-water bungalows at the Four Seasons Bora Bora are lavished with features such as private plunge pools and open-air verandahs with day beds. Photo: Moeava de Rosemont/Four Seasons

All Dressed Up

One of Fiji’s most iconic resorts has spent more than $15 million getting spruced up for it’s October 2017 Golden Anniversary. The Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa is a five-star property located on private Yanuca Island. The current property-wide renovation includes totally new decors for all rooms, along with a host of additional resort features. Shangri-La has long been known as a family-friendly property, with a range of child and youth oriented programs. The upgrade has added more couple-centric areas where adults can find privacy and a quiet setting. To please guests of all ages, the resort is offering a range of 50th anniversary specials. Stays of three nights or more earn an additional 35 percent off the best available rate and a food and beverage credit of $100, while stays of six nights or more add a daily buffet breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children less than 6 years of age. Guests can also find savings of 15 percent on motorized water sports and visits to the Chi spa. This offer is valid for stays through December 31, 2017. http://www.shangri-la.com/

Fiji Shangri Las

The grounds of Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa includes a golf course, walking and bike trails, and almost a mile of white sand beach facing Cuvu Harbour and the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Shangri-La Fijian Resort

Still Celebrating

Aruba’s leading wellness destination actually turned 50 in 2016. But the Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa has kept the celebration going with a number of special packages tailored to everyone from honeymooners to foodies and yoga devotees. With just 70 rooms, this intimate, Green Globe certified hotel property is located on Aruba’s widest beach. Wellness devotees are provided with daily yoga and Pilates classes, a fitness center and a full range of treatments at the Caribbean-Balinese style Spa du Sol. Four on-site restaurants serve gourmet level cuisines with an emphasis on fresh, healthful ingredients. The Honeymoon package provides a deluxe ocean view room with perks such as fruit, chocolates and champagne on arrival, breakfast in bed and a dinner under the stars. A four-night Yoga Vacation package pairs daily classes with health conscious meals and ocean views. Foodies can savor a Premium Culinary All-Inclusive package that showcases each of the resort’s restaurants, along with inclusive beverage service and off property dining at one of Aruba’s premier dining venues. http://www.manchebo.com/

Aruba Manchebo Beach Resort

Garden view rooms at Aruba’s Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa are just steps away from a white sand beach. This boutique hotel is a favorite with foodies and wellness devotees. Photo: Manchebo Beach Resort