Summer deals for families
By Michelle Rae Uy
Experience an all-inclusive vacation to remember with Club Med. (Courtesy Club Med)
With about two months of summer left this year, there’s plenty of time for you to reward the kids with an unforgettable experience in a gorgeous destination. It’s a good thing many family-friendly resorts in sunny places are offering deals perfect for on-the-budget families.
With excited kids in tow, reconnect with nature in the desert, meet a famous dolphin, immerse in an island culture or join the circus, thanks to these money-saving offers.
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FREE night at select Club Med resorts, Caribbean/Mexico
What: Make that ultimate all-inclusive experience last with Club Med’s new BOGO sale. For each night booked at full price, families will receive one bonus night FREE as a reward when staying at one of the family-favorite brand’s select resorts in the Caribbean, Mexico and Florida. This all-inclusive offer is valid for stays now through July 29 and from August 24 through December 19, 2015. Rates start at $119 per person per night; maximum of 7 free nights.
What’s Included: Enjoy more savings as, on top of your free nights, kids under four stay free and many of the family-friendly activities at the resorts are included in your stay. Learn to sail, play a round of golf, kayak, paddleboard, perform acrobatic tricks, and many more during your Club Med stay, and you’ll come home feeling refreshed and reenergized.
3rd night FREE at the Miramonte Resort & Spa, California
Enjoy a Palm Springs vacation by staying at Miramonte Resort & Spa. (Courtesy Miramonte Resort & Spa)
What: Enjoy a family vacation at one of Southern California’s most coveted desert destinations without breaking the bank, thanks to Miramonte Resort & Spa’s “Stay Free” package. This beautiful, Mediterranean-inspired resort rewards families a third night FREE when booking a two-night stay from now through September 30, 2015, extending that blissful weekend getaway.
What’s Included: With affordable rates starting at $109, families can enjoy this newly-renovated desert resort at a fraction of the cost. And if that isn’t enough, also receive a $25 spa credit so you won’t have to pay full price to experience the resort’s topnotch THE WELL Spa, which is also offering incredible deals this summer.
3rd night FREE + more at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, California
Escape to a desert oasis at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa. (Courtesy Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa)
What: A desert oasis escape has never been this good or cheap! The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa is offering several deals this summer for families with its Summer Chill Specials, which rewards guests with a plethora of amazing bonuses. Enjoy cheap rates that start at only $88 per night (Crazy 8 special) or get 40% off of your second night when booking a two-night stay, get your 3rd night FREE when booking three nights, or receive a $75 resort credit when booking a four-night stay.
What’s Included: Bask under the sun in a beautiful desert setting while keeping cool, thanks to the resort’s Chill Pool and 60-foot water slide. Other family-friendly activities are at additional costs.
Winter the Dolphin Package at Sandpearl Resort, Florida
Meet a famous dolphin with Sandpearl Resort’s latest package. (Courtesy Sandpearl Resort)
What: Create your own Dolphin Tale adventures with Florida’s most famous and inspiring sea creature, Winter, at the family-friendly Sandpearl Resort, located in Florida’s beautiful Clearwater Beach. With rates that start at only $310 per night for a family of four, this 2-night package includes accommodations; a chance to meet Winter; and several other perks. Valid through December 31, 2015.
What’s Included: Along with your two-night stay, you will get two general admission tickets to the famous Clearwater Marine Aquarium, daily breakfast for two adults and two kids, and a voucher plush toy and a copy of the book, “Winter’s Tale,” redeemable at the aquarium gift shop.
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Up to 30% off at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Hawaii
Go on a magic carpet ride at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. (Courtesy Disney)
What: A getaway in an amazing tropical island hideaway is every family’s dream, and Disney is helping make that dream come true by offering huge savings at its award-winning resort, Aulani. A late summer/early fall family vacation with sought-after resort’s special Fall offer, giving families 25% to 30% off their stay. Offer valid through October 26, 2015.
What’s Included: From August 16 through December 21, take 25% off when you book and stay for four consecutive nights, and 30% off when you stay for five or more consecutive nights. Included with your stay are a number of attractions and activities so there’s never a dull moment, including easy access to the Ko Olina Lagoon, a private beach, Disney pool parties for the kids, access to Aunty’s Beach House, an infinity pool, a kids splash zone, fire pit storytelling at night, and many more!
Michelle Rae Uy contributed this to MiniTime. She is a travel writer based in Los Angeles and MiniTime’s Head of Content, who spends her free time on adventures and film photography.