Great money-saving deals before summer ends.
By Sonia Esther Soltani
Barcelo Maya Beach Resort (Barcelo Hotels & Resorts)
Labor Day and the summer vacations are over — all the more reason for planning the next family holiday. The Caribbean islands offer many family-friendly opportunities to spend a fantastic time with kids in idyllic settings, with the selected resorts featuring great activities and superb amenities.
Barcelo Maya Beach Resort, Mexico
For all-inclusive luxury at special rates, look no further than the family-friendly resort on the Riviera Maya which comprises five hotels. Children can get pampered at the U-Spa for kids, practice their baking skills at the cookie-making lessons or their swing at the 18-hole miniature golf course. Prices start from $130 per person per night and a 30 percent discount is offered to guests staying five nights through the Barcelo Plus Offer. Valid through Dec.17.
Bitter End Yacht Club, British Virgin Islands
Resort at Bitter End Yacht Club (Bitter End Yacht Club)
For watersports enthusiasts this is the place to head off to with a discount of 20 percent off Standard Beachfront Cottages and 50 percent off the second room for booking of a seven-night package. Kids under 5 stay for free and access to the Kids’ Camp and Junior Sailing Program is complimentary too. Parents can enjoy free stand up paddleboard lesson, guided kayak adventure and guided trail hike when booking the Classic Package.
Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa, Dominican Republic
Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa (Grand Palladium)
From Raggs-themed breakfasts to mini discos through zip-lines and cooking classes, this resort has some outstanding offering for families wishing to travel in the Caribbean. It claims to have the largest Kids’ Club in all of the region, with a vast selection of age appropriate activities. Offering up to 30 percent discount on some of its packages and 15 percent spa treatments when booking the Welcome Package. A bottle of rum is thrown in too.
Hilton Curacao, Curacao
Hilton Curacao (Hilton)
This recently renovated beachfront resort offers the special rate of $229 per night for a family of four (two adults, two kids) through Dec. 24. The package includes a dolphin encounter at the Dolphin Academy and movie night with popcorn and soft drinks, as well as American breakfast for the whole family, 50 per cent off regular menu items for kids, and more treats. Families will enjoy the tropical surroundings, revamped accommodation and wide range of dining options.
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, Puerto Rico
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa (Wyndham)
Located on the northeast coast of the island and featuring over one mile stretch of beach access this 500 acres resort comprises two golf courses, a casino and 10 restaurants. Its current “Fall Sale” means families can get a discount of 40 per cent when booking four or more consecutive nights, with starting rate of $149. Guests will also benefit from a $100 food and beverage credit for every room booked for stays now through Dec. 20.
Sonia Esther Soltani contributed this to MiniTime.