Great deals for large family vacations By Sonia Esther Soltani
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort (Courtesy Bolongo Bay)
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When traveling with a large group â whether a family with three or more kids, a multi-generational gathering or special celebration involving more than one set of parents and children, it can be daunting to satisfy each individual in the group, depending on their age and interest. Fortunately there are many fantastic deal options in the US and the Caribbeans to ensure large families find spot-on accommodation and a wide range of activities to keep everyone happy.
15% off Ocean view rooms at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, US Virgin Islands
What: The Family Event Package enables groups of up to 20 guests to stay at this laid-back Caribbean resort from $5,750. Guests also receive 15% off Ocean view rooms. The offer is valid through December 25, 2015 (a five-night minimum stay is required).
Whatâs included: Groups over 20 people are welcome too, with cheap additional rate of $175 per adult and $75 per child. The package includes a three-hour group dinner, a welcome cocktail reception, a private Swim with the Turtles sailing tour, as well as a family photo session on the beach. Service charges and gratuities are also included.
20% savings at Bellevue Plantation House, Barbados
Bellevue Plantation House (Courtesy Bellevue Plantation House)
What: The historic villa in the Caribbean has launched an elementary weekly rate of $1,300 per night for up to 16 guests (in eight rooms) and $850 for eight guests (four rooms). Low season discounts (September to November) of up to 20% are also available. A minimum seven-night stay is required.
Whatâs included: Bellevue Plantation House has six guest rooms and a two-bedroom cottage as well as a spacious family room featuring wi-fi, a study, two dining rooms, patios and verandahs. Guests can enjoy the large swimming pool, and access to the islandâs exclusive Apes Hill Golf Club and separate private beach clubs Aquamarine Radisson and Port St Charles.
30% off at Waterville Valley Resort, New Hampshire
What: With the Fun Family Mountain Getaway, families have access to accommodation and fun activities for one flat price representing a 30% discount. The rate is $103.30 per night, per room (resort fee not included). The promotion is valid for stays from May 26 to July 2, 2015
$119 ppn at Club Med Resorts worldwide
Club Med Columbus Isle (Courtesy Club Med)
What: Special rates are available at 45 Club Med resorts around the world with rates starting at $119 per person, per night. You must book by May 5, 2015 for stays through October 30, 2015.
Whatâs included: The all-inclusive resorts offer their guests all-day dining, unlimited beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and kids under 4 stay free. Among the destinations available are Ixtapa and Cancun in Mexico, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, Turks & Caicos as well as Sandpiper Bay, Florida.
20% at Sea Crest Beach Hotel, Cape Cod
Sea Crest Beach Hotel (Courtesy Sea Crest Beach Hotel)
What: Guests staying from Sunday to Thursday receive 20% off accommodation. The offer is valid through June 14, 2015.
Whatâs included: Accommodations range from guest rooms accommodating up to four people to the three-bedroom Cape Cod Cottage that sleeps up to eight guests and comprises three bathrooms (no queues in the morning!), kitchen, and private backyard.