Best spring break deals for families
By Sonia Esther Soltani
Grand Lucayan Resort in the Bahamas (Courtesy Grand Lucayan)
American families love the Caribbean islands for their great family-friendly resorts, stunning scenery, and varied attractions. As the Spring Break season stretches from the end of February to April, this is the time to take the kids to sunnier climes and exotic lands. With these exciting family-friendly deals, enjoy spacious kid-friendly suites, discounts on meals and activities to ensure the family vacation is memorable, the bill less so!
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, Puerto Rico
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa (Courtesy Wyndham)
Spring Breakers can enjoy a vacation under the Puerto Rican sun with savings of up to 35% at this family-friendly resort. Offering guests access to a beautiful mile-long stretch of golden beach and proximity to the lush El Yunque National Rainforest, the resort offers a $75 food and drink credit for four nights, up to $150 credit for seven nights or longer. And with the Winter Escapes package, rates start at $289 when booking four or more consecutive nights. The offer is available for stays through Dec. 23, 2015.
BarcelÃ³ Maya Beach Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico
BarcelÃ³ Maya Beach Resort (Courtesy Barcelo)
Following a massive $80 million renovation program, the family-friendly BarcelÃ³ Maya complex is offering 35% off all-inclusive room rates with rates from $136 per person, per night all-inclusive. Kids will enjoy a dedicated play pool and the brand new BarcelÃ³ Maya Entertainment Center that comprises a kidsâ club, bowling alley, teen disco, full waterpark featuring a surf pool and Flow rider, as well as paddle tennis courts and 18-hole miniature golf course. Meanwhile foodies will enjoy the new Mexican specialty restaurant and guests staying in Club Premium Suites will be able to soak up in Jacuzzis on terraces and in bathrooms. The offer is valid until April 30, 2015.
Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort, Los Cabos, Mexico
Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort (Courtesy Starwood Hotels)
At this heavenly resort kids are welcome with a free snack and enjoy a free meal from the kidsâ menu (children under 12) every time an adult orders a meal. The offer is available with the Family Fun package at prepaid rate of $309 a night. The deal also includes a free extra rollaway bed. During the day, kids (ages 4-12) are kept busy at the Sheraton Adventure Club where they can play board and video game, make crafts, have fun in the kidsâ pool or learn Spanish.
(MORE: Find more spring break travel ideas and deals for your family spring getaway.)
Scrub Island, British Virgin Islands
Scrub Island Resort Marina & Spa (Courtesy Scrub Island)
For an upscale Spring Break including fantastic dives, picture-perfect settings, and luxurious amenities, head to the BVIâs superb resort where youâll be treated to a dolphin swim on the island of Tortola, $200 credit at the CondÃ© Nast Traveler award-winning Ixora Spa by LâOccitane, and a bottle of Champagne when you book the Suite Spring Break Escape Package. Accommodation is in gorgeous two-bedroom villas hosting four people with prices starting at $8,800 for five nights. The deal is available for stays through April 22, 2015.
The Grand Lucayan Resort, the Bahamas
Located on the Grand Bahama Island, the popular family-friendly resort offers a home away from home with its 400 square-foot rooms and ocean-front Lanai suites that are double the size and feature private bedroom, lounge area, kitchenette, as well as sofa sleeper and double balcony to admire the stunning panorama. Activities on the resort range from horseback riding and biking to playing golf and of course sunbathing on idyllic sandy beaches. Kids (ages 12 and under) eat for free year-round at the resortâs eight on-site restaurants. Accommodation is available at a discounted rate through the Super Suite Sale with prices starting at $299 per night for stays through April 30, 2015. Book by February 20, 2015.