Today is June 1. If you’re like me, it completely snuck up on you! Have you booked your summer vacation or (even better) STAYcation? Well, there are some amazing deals out there right now. I’ve gathered up a few of my favorites from Florida and beyond–there’s even one for the FAB Bangkok hotel where The Hangover Part II was filmed! Yep, I found a deal there for ya! Here goes:
For a Caribbean escape this summer, El Conquistador Resort & Las Casitas Village, Waldorf Astoria Resorts in Puerto Rico, offer their “Summer Splash” package – with free tickets for a family of four to the resorts’ state-of-the-art Coqui Water Park. Also included in the package is a $50 per night resort credit, which can be used towards rounds of golf on the renowned Arthur Hills designed 18-hole golf course, spa treatments for kids and adults alike at the Waldorf Astoria Spa and Ki’ children’s spa, watersports on the resort’s 100-acre private island, dining at the resorts’ 23 food and beverage outlets, and more. Inspired by the nearby El Yunque Rainforest, the 2.4-acre Coqui Water Park delivers an adventurous jungle experience, including waterfalls, rapids, a jungle rope bridge and more. Nightly rates start from $229++ at El Conquistador Resort and $299++ at Las Casitas Village, based on a three-night minimum stay. The package is available for travelfrom April 25 through December 17, 2015. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.elconresort.com or www.lascasitasvillage.com.
Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida, summer travelers can escape to South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island to receive their fourth night free with the resort’s “Summer is Heating Up… Just Escape” package. When booking the package, guests receive their fourth night free when staying consecutive nights at regular rates. Also included in the package is the resort’s coupon booklet with over $250 in savings at resort outlets such as on cabana rentals, rounds of seaside golf, water sports, island cruises, spa services, dining, shopping and more. In addition, children 12 and under receive free breakfast with a paying adult. Nightly rates start from $159. The package is available for travel from May 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015, based on a four-night minimum. Blackout dates may apply. For reservations, visit http://www.southseas.com/special-offers-en.html. For more information on South Seas Island Resort, please visit http://www.southseas.com.
Nestled on the largest private beach in Key West, take advantage of fun – and savings – for the whole family this summer at the southernmost point of the U.S. at Casa Marina Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, with the resort’s “Family Fun” package. When booking the package for a stay of three nights or longer, guests enjoy daily breakfast for two adults and two children, plus complimentary WiFi access. From scenic beaches and two outdoor tropical pools, to exhilarating water sports, oceanfront or indoor spa treatments at the recently expanded Spa al Mare, and signature “toes-in-the-sand” private dining on the beach, families find a palm tree-framed luxury escape just steps from the colorful shops and attractions of famed Duval Street. Nightly rates start from $249 with the package. Valid for travel now through August 2015. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.casamarinaresort.com.
Ideally located on San Juan’s stylish Condado strip, summer rates start from $149 a night at The Condado Plaza Hilton – the perfect spot to enjoy a chic oceanfront retreat in the heart of it all. Home to the stunning Condado Lagoon Reef, summer travelers can explore the underwater indigenous-themed reef featuring more than 300 fish at the resort’s protected beach as well discover watersports including kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. With the island’s only saltwater pool among other oasis-style pools, a 24-hour casino and dining prepared by acclaimed Puerto Rican Chef Wilo Benet, travelers indulge in endless opportunities for recreation and relaxation. In addition, The Condado Plaza Hilton holds the distinction as being the only hotel to boast uninterrupted views of the both Condado Lagoon and Atlantic Ocean. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.condadoplaza.com.
The foremost hotspot and entertainment venue in Puerto Rico, travelers can live it up at the iconic El San Juan Resort & Casino, A Hilton Hotel, this summer with rates starting from $159 a night. Set on uninterrupted miles of one of Puerto Rico’s most picturesque beaches, the resort boasts refreshed rooms and suites which seamlessly blend Miami trendy and classic elegance, a renowned lobby experience – the epicenter of San Juan’s vibrant nightlife, ten dining options, the alluring Encanto Beach Club and Fantasy Pool, a rooftop Edouard de Paris Day Salon & Spa and more. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.elsanjuanhotel.com.
Mexico’s “Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Velas Resorts invite guests to spend their summer in the sun with hot new summer rates and resort inclusions featured at all four luxury resorts. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens and a cascading waterfall, Velas Vallarta offers families a two-for-one special for kids ages five to 16, a city tour and cultural tour, a $30 spa credit per adult per night, and early check-in or a late check-out. Nestled on the greens of Marina Vallarta’s 18-hole golf course, Casa Velas, the luxury all-inclusive adults-only boutique hotel and ocean club, invites adults to spend their summer swinging in the sun with its summer package, inclusive of unlimited golf, a $30 spa credit per adult per night, 10% discount at the resort boutique, and a city & shopping or cultural & tequila tour. Set along the tranquil waters of Banderas Bay, guests booking their summer vacation at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit receive a $50 spa or golf credit per adult per night plus a 10% discount at the resort boutique. With both Mayan jungle and white sandy beach settings, Grand Velas Riviera Maya’s summer special offers travelers a 50% savings on kids ages four to 11, a $50 spa credit per adult per night to be used at Virtuoso’s “Best Spa” and a 10% discount at the resort boutique. Rates start at $176 USD at Velas Vallarta, $191 at Casa Velas, $336 USD at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and $393 USD at Grand Velas Riviera Maya. All rates are per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Children 16 and under are $80 USD at Velas Vallarta and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, $100 at Grand Velas Riviera Maya. For more information or to book a reservation, please call 1-877-418-3059 or visit www.velasresorts.com.
Inviting guests to enjoy the surf, sand and Florida sun, South Florida’s Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, is offering a “Live Like a Floridian” package including unlimited use of the new FLOWRIDER, complimentary parking and more. The resort’s new dual-sided wave simulator, FLOWRIDER, allows guests to experience the ultimate surf on land experience with boogie boarding, stand up surfing, hands-on guidance from instructors and more. Adjacent to FLOWRIDER is the resort’s new California beach-themed Shaka Bar & Grill, in which guests receive a $25 credit to enjoy lite bites and refreshments. Free parking for one car is also included in the package. In addition to the Live Like a Floridian Package, the Boca Raton Resort & Club will be extending a ‘Kids Eat Free’ promotion at select restaurants, lasting though August with the purchase of a parent’s entrée. Situated on 365 acres, the Boca Raton Resort & Club boasts over 1,000 deluxe guestrooms and suites, a variety of gourmet dining options, world-renowned Waldorf Astoria Spa, two championship 18-hole golf courses, tennis courts and more. Package rates start from $199. Offer is valid for travel through August 2015. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit http://www.bocaresort.com.
Just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean, the AAA Five Diamond Ponte Vedra Inn & Club invites golfers to experience its Grand Slam Golf Package at both of its two picturesque, yet challenging, 18-hole courses. A hole in one, the Grand Slam package provides golfers with unlimited access to both immaculately manicured golf courses, range balls, guaranteed advance starting times, a 30 minute daily golf clinic, daily club cleaning and storage, a golf gift set, complimentary breakfast and luxury accommodations. The golf gift set includes a sleeve of balls, bag tag, tees and markers for golfers to enjoy. A premiere East Coast golf destination just south of Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra’s Ocean Course and Lagoon Course feature meandering water obstacles, undulating fairways and elevated greens protected by strategically positioned, steep-faced bunkers, making for challenging but exciting rounds. Rated by Golf Magazine as one of the top golf resorts in the country, the resort also features a Pro Shop, driving range, three putting greens, a chipping green, practice bunker and locker rooms. The Grand Slam Golf Package starts at $495 per person per night, based on double occupancy. Resort fee and taxes are additional. Suite rates are available upon request. The package is not available during The Players Championship (May 5-10, 2015). For more information or to make a reservation, please visit http://www.pontevedra.com/inn_and_club/packages_pvic/golf_package/.
While many New Yorkers escape New York City during summer weekends, travelers flocking to NYC may enjoy a weekend getaway at The London NYC with complimentary parking via the Park + Play promotion. Available for weekend stays through September 7, 2015, Park + Play is perfectly suited for luxury enthusiasts and deal-seekers alike. Located just steps from Central Park, Fifth Avenue shopping and Broadway’s Theatres, The London NYC is an excellent spot for a weekend getaway this summer. London Suite accommodations are available from $249/night. Park + Play at The London NYC is valid only for weekend travel (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) through September 7, 2015. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.thelondonnyc.com.
Ideal for a fun, glamorous summer staycation, Bangkok’s Tower Club at lebua offers guests a mixology and photo package, Cocktails and #Selfies, atop Distil at The Dome at lebua, an open-air rooftop bar soaring 64 stories high. A master mixologist will guide guests in learning how to make signature cocktails, including the Dome Mojito and the Hangovertini, the specialized cocktail created for the cast and crew of the film The Hangover Part II, which was filmed at lebua. The package also includes luxury accommodations in a Tower Club City View suite, with complimentary upgrade to a Tower Club River View suite subject to availability, a private photo opportunity at The Dome at lebua rooftop, daily continental breakfast, complimentary drinks at the Tower Club Lounge and more. The Dome at lebua features a variety of award-winning restaurants and bars, including Mezzaluna with 180-degree river views, which was rated as one of Thailand’s best restaurants by Thailand Tatler, Sirocco, the world’s highest alfresco restaurant, and Breeze, which was named as one of the world’s “top 10 most cutting-edge restaurants” by USA today. Nightly rates at $188 per person in a double occupancy room. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.lebua.com.
From doorstep travel to “staycation,” traveling in and around your own backyard can have its perks, especially when it includes the city of Miami. Lucky for locals, the luxurious JW Marriott Marquis Miami invites Floridians to indulge in summer savings this season with the debut of its special Stay and Save package. Exclusively offered to Florida residents from May 1 through September 30, the Stay and Save package features rates starting at $238 per night, daily breakfast for two at ThreeFortyFive Restaurant, which offers spectacular views of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay, and complimentary parking on property. Guests who book this package can enjoy access to lavish amenities including an indoor NBA-approved basketball court; enliven Salon & Spa; Met2 Fitness Center; yoga classes and the indoor Mariano Bartolome golf school, while culinary enthusiasts will want to feast on the flavors of chef-restaurateur Daniel Boulud’s award-winning db Bistro Moderne restaurant. To book this ultimate Miami getaway, please visit www.jwmarriottmarquismiami.com and use the promotional code ZZ1 or call (888) 717-8858 to ask about the offer. Guests must present a Florida ID upon check in and blackout dates apply.