Deals for that family winter getaway you’ve been dreaming about By Mimi Slawoff
Ocean Blue & Sand Resort (Courtesy Ocean Blue & Sand Resort)
Several resorts are offering packages with last year’s prices for travel next year, making a trip to Mexico, Hawaii and the Caribbean a true value for couples and families. Most of the following resorts are all-inclusive (lodging, meals and activities) and include airfare.
These packages must be booked at least one day prior to departure. Prices include government taxes and fees, but do not include baggage fees.
$849pp for 3-nt All-Inclusive in Punta Cana
What: An array of family-friendly, land and water activities are featured at the all-inclusive Ocean Blue & Sand Resort in Punta Cana. A three-night stay with airfare starts at $849 per person, based on double occupancy. Valid departure date: Jan. 7, 2016.
What’s Included: The family-friendly, beachfront resort offers all-suite accommodations, delicious local and international cuisine and an array of activities. Amenities for kids include children’s and teen’s clubs. Kayaking, snorkeling and windsurfing are among onsite water sports.
Chat with a MiniTime Travel Expert and use promo code 3NTPC to book.
$899pp for 3-nt All Inclusive in the Riviera Maya
Iberostar Paraiso Beach Resort (Courtesy Iberostar)
What: Located in the beautiful Riviera Maya, the all-inclusive Iberostar Paraiso Beach Resort is offering three nights and airfare from $899 per person, double occupancy. Airfare is via Charter air via Aeromexico in Z class of service. The deal is valid from Jan. 4 – 18, 2016 with Monday departures. Note: When booking a family room, the minimum occupancy for this room category is three adults.
What’s Included: The sprawling, family-friendly resort provides the perfect blend of natural beauty and upscale, modern conveniences. Amenities for kids include live nightly shows for teens and a supervised children’s activities club.
Chat with a MiniTime Travel Expert and use promo code 3NTRM to book.
$920pp for 4-nt in Oahu, Hawaii
Moana Surfrider (Courtesy Moana Surfrider)
What: Situated on famous Waikiki Beach in Oahu, the historic Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa, is offering a four-night hotel stay from $920 per person, double occupancy. Every fourth night is free. Valid departure dates are Oct. 1 – Dec. 12, 2015. Book by Oct. 1 for a free car rental and more offers in Hawaii.
What’s Included: Dubbed the First Lady of Waikiki, the legendary Moana Surfrider is located on a prime stretch of beach and is walking distance to attractions, shops and restaurants.
Chat with a MiniTime Travel Expert and use promo code 4NTOH to book.
$1199pp for 4-nt with Airfare in Jamaica
Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa (Courtesy Grand Pallladium)
What: The Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa package includes airfare and a four-night hotel stay starting at $1,199 per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare is provided by Charter air via Sunwing Airlines in Z class of service. Valid departure date: Jan. 2, 2016.
What’s Included: This tropical resort is ideal for a romantic getaway or a fun-filled family vacation. Adults are pampered with a spa, casino, dining options and freshwater swimming pools. Amenities for children include a pool, play area and Mini Club for ages 4 – 12.
Chat with a MiniTime Travel Expert and use promo code 4NTMB to book.
$949pp for 5-nt All Inclusive in Puerto Vallarta
Crown Paradise Golden Puerto Vallarta (Courtesy Crown Paradise)
What: Looking for a getaway without the kids? Pack for a romantic tropical vacation at the Crown Paradise Golden Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. The resort’s tempting deal is five nights and airfare, starting at $949 per person, based on double occupancy. The deal is valid Jan. 4 – 18, 2016 (Monday departures).
What’s Included: Located on the shores of Banderas Bay, the all-inclusive resort caters to couples, singles and friends with personalized service, an array of activities, sports and entertainment, and domestic and imported drinks. Under age 18 not permitted at the hotel.
Chat with a MiniTime Travel Expert and use promo code 5NTPV to book.
Mimi Slawoff of Planetfamilytravel contributed this to MiniTime. She is a Los Angeles-based journalist and a seasoned family travel expert who explores the world with her three children and writes about their journeys.