Great deals for your next beach getaway By Sonia Esther Soltani
Bahia Hotel (Courtesy Bahia Hotel)
Feel like beating the winter blues? All you and your children can think of when youâre putting on layers of woolen jumpers, scarves and gloves is how much fun a vacation in the sun would be? Have a look at this selection of fantastic family-friendly offers which will bring you to the Southeast, California, Hawaii, the Dominican Republic or Mexico to enjoy golden sandy beaches, clear and warm waters, as well as relaxing and entertaining opportunities.
Paradisus Resorts, Dominican Republic & Mexico
The Reserve at Paradisus Punta Cana (Courtesy Paradisus Resorts)
What: The Paradisus Resorts is offering a Kids Stay Free deal at the following properties: The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real, The Reserve at Paradisus Punta Cana, Paradisus Palma Real, and Paradisus Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic; Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda and Paradisus Cancun, in Mexico. The offer must be booked by April 30, 2015 for travel through December 22, 2015.
Whatâs included: All-inclusive resorts are a wonderful option for families that wish to enjoy their vacations without worrying about unexpected extras. And if kids can stay for free, all the better! The Paradisus resorts in the Caribbean offer peace of mind, stunning decors and excellent facilities. Accommodation is in spacious family suites and activities are plentiful, from water sports along the beach to kidsâ pools on the resort.
Bahia Resort Hotel, California
What: Year-round sunshine awaits you at this resort set on 14-acre peninsula and affording beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. With Bahia Hotelâs current Kids Stay & Eat Free deal, planning your next family vacation just got that little bit easier. Plus guests also receive a complimentary cruise aboard the Bahia Belle Sternwheeler. Bookings must be made by March 31, 2015.
Whatâs included: Enjoying a scenic location in the midst of San Diegoâs Mission Bay, the Bahia Hotel is a great destination for families that want a luxury beach vacation in close vicinity to all the kid-friendly attractions the San Diego area is famous for. A maximum of two children (age 12 and younger) eat free off of the children’s menu when accompanied by one adult purchasing entrees at Cafe’ Bahia. Guests are allowed to have up to four kids (age 17 and younger) stay free of charge when sharing a guestroom with one adult.
Marival Residences Luxury Resort, Mexico
Marival Residences (Courtesy Marival Residences )
What: Upgrade for free to Demi Pool or luxury Ocean View and enjoy savings of up to 50% at the Marival Residences in Nuevo Vallarta. Up to three kids can stay for free in a two-bedroom family residence with two paying adults.
Whatâs included: This luxury all-inclusive resort offers one- to three-bedroom family-friendly residences, a kids stay free policy, and the opportunity to upgrade accommodation for free. Located a mere 15 minutes from the Puerto Vallarta International airport, the resort is home to gourmet restaurants, a Private VIP Beach Club, and a great Kidsâ Club as well as spa and sky lounge and wine bar for adults to chill out. A wide array of water sports, beach activities and local tours are available.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Landmark Resort (Courtesy Landmark Resort)
What: Family-friendly Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, offers visitors plenty of attractions and some great deals through Travelzoo with prices starting at $38 a night. The offer must be booked by February 28, 2015.
Whatâs included: Travelzoo offer features over 20 hotels and resorts where you can benefit from up to 35% savings, free nights and hotel room around the $50 mark, or lower. For instance the Landmark Resort Hotel, home to an indoor pool, lazy river, and restaurants, has rooms from $38 per night. You can also stay in a one bedroom ocean view condo at the Grande Shores Ocean Resort from $52 per night. Local attractions the kids will enjoy include Myrtle Beach SkyWheel and Ripleyâs Aquarium.
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Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, Hawaii
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa (Courtesy Disney)
What: Families can save up to 30% at this paradise-like property located in the spectacular Ko Olina Resort in Hawaii with the Spring Special offer. The Aulani Resort offers guests 10% off 3-night stays, 20% off 4-night stays, and a whopping 30% off stays of 5 nights or more. Book now through March 23, 2015 for stays most nights from April 6 through June 15, 2015.
Whatâs included: Aulani is one of these destination resorts that wow and enchant families in equal measures. Kid-friendly activities include snorkeling, kayaking and paddleboarding at the lagoon. Expect adrenaline-fuelled adventures on the Volcanic Vertical tunnel body slide or more relaxing time around the lazy river and at Ohana movies under the stars nights. The accommodation is in well-equipped, luxurious, and spacious rooms well-equipped for families.