Surf’s Up! Beach Getaway Deals and Specials
Sea, sand and sun await you and the kids. Book these money-saving offers now! By Sonia Esther Soltani
Sheraton Kona at Keauhou Bay (Courtesy Sheraton)
Get your spades, shades and sun tan lotion ready; it’s time to book an amazing beach getaway with the kids! Whether it’s exotic Hawaii, idyllic California, entertaining Florida, or charismatic South Carolina, seaside resorts and beachtown hotels in the best family-friendly destinations have fabulous deals to help you plan a wonderful vacation. Promotions range from free nights to kids stay free offers to ensure your budget is kept within check while fun is unlimited.
Kahala Hotel and Resort, Hawaii
Kahala Hotel and Resort (Courtesy Kahala Resort)
What: With the Kahala Family Celebration, you receive daily breakfast buffet for two adults and two kids (ages 12 and under) representing a savings of $114 per day. Rates start at $445 per night in a Scenic Room. A three-night minimum stay is required and blackout dates apply.
What’s included: Guests staying at this popular family-friendly Hawaiian hideaway will also benefit from a $100 resort credit issued for every three nights of stay, complimentary Internet and use of the resort’s CHI Fitness center. Plus there’s no resort fee and the kids receive Special Children Gifts from The Kahala Boutique while moms can pack everyone’s indispensable items in a Special Kahala Canvas Logo Bag.
Sheraton Kona at Keauhou Bay, Hawaii
What: Take advantage of the resort’s Hawaii Vacation Sale to receive exclusive savings on air-inclusive vacation packages as well as a free three-day midsize rental car. The promotion is valid through August 31, 2015.
Embassy Suites San Diego Bay, Downtown, California
Embassy Suites San Diego Bay (Courtesy Embassy Suites)
What: Parents wishing to treat themselves while staying at a kid-friendly hotel in downtown San Diego can book the Rejuvenation Package. They’ll receive 10% off the Couples Massage service at Spa Velia.
What’s included: Guests can choose between the Couples 50- or 80-minute massage treatment and have access to the Eucalyptus Steam Room. Transportation from the hotel to Spa Velia is also included. The recently renovated hotel offers all-suite accommodations and is close to popular attractions such as Balboa Park.
The Sea Pines Resort, South Carolina
The Sea Pines Resort (Courtesy Sea Pines Resort)
What: Book the Escape Vacation Package and receive up to 15% discounts on villa and home rentals at this family-friendly resort located on Hilton Head Island. The deal is available through Sept. 11, 2015.
What’s included: Kids ages 12 and under can cruise for free on a 90-minute dolphin excursion and golf for free at two prestigious golf courses. In addition to this, guests receive two hours of complimentary tennis every day, a $100 resort credit, as well as a complimentary family portrait session and many other discounts on activities.
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Florida
Lago Mar Resort and Club (Courtesy Lago Mar)
What: Oceanfront family-friendly hotels in Fort Lauderdale, including Lago Mar Resort and Club, Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, Westin Fort Lauderdale, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale, and Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa are running a Vacation Like a VIP program that comprises complimentary room upgrade, $100 resort credit to be applied to spa, golf, food & beverage services and a host of perks. This special offer runs through Oct. 12, 2015.
What’s included: Families visiting Fort Lauderdale and staying at one of the 10 participating resorts will receive complimentary pool and beach cabana, water activities or kids programs, free resort valet parking, and a $25 American Express gift card. In addition to this, there’s also the great Summer Savings 2-for-1 Card, offering up to $2,000 in savings at over 70 kid-friendly attractions and activities such as catamaran cruises and Water Taxi rides, scuba diving and snorkeling excursions, museums, restaurants and shopping malls.