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Jet off to Jamaica, Bali and Turks and Caicos for an anniversary or simply a serene, rejuvenating getaway with the family.
updated 9/10/2008 9:53:06 AM ET 2008-09-10T13:53:06

Book by: Various dates (December 1, 2008)
Travel by: Various through March 31, 2009

The deal
Beach vacations and romance go hand in hand. It must be something about the way the light dances on the water, the smoldering sunsets and swaying palm trees. We scouted out alluring warm-weather destinations and found several rather seductive air-hotels deals for travel this fall and into 2009. Whether you’re looking for a honeymoon hotspot, the perfect place to celebrate an anniversary or simply a serene, rejuvenating getaway with the family, here are three options — to Jamaica, Bali and Turks and Caicos — to fit a range of budgets. Packages start at $623 per person for a four-night escape.

25 percent off Turks and Caicos escape
If you’re after a tranquil Caribbean escape, we suggest Turks & Caicos. Just a two-and-a-half-hour flight from New York, the picturesque Caribbean islands feature exquisite diving, secluded white-sand beaches and a wallet-friendly vacation option, courtesy of Expedia. Accommodation for four nights at Northwest Point Resort in Providenciales, plus a round-trip flight from New York, is available from $623. That price is valid for travel in November. Book 30 days in advance of your desired travel dates and you’ll nab a 25 percent discount off your stay. The beachfront condo property features a pool, barbecue area and beach chairs and umbrellas. Rooms are equipped with full kitchens, satellite TV, and wireless internet.

Jamaica all-inclusive from $1,044
For an intimate all-inclusive Jamaican getaway and hotel discounts of 15 percent, consider this package from Expedia: Round-trip airfare plus four nights at the Sandals Inn in Montego Bay is priced from just $1,044. The quote includes all food, drink, and land and water sports at the resort. Guests also have access to the Sandals Montego Bay and Royal Caribbean partner properties. The Caribbean Sea-facing, 52-room hotel is located just a half-mile south of Doctor’s Cave Beach and near the town’s Gloucester Avenue or “Hip Strip.” The sample rate is based on travel from New York before October 31. Reservations must be booked by September 20. All guests must be 18 or older.

Bali vacation from $1,520
Maybe your version of paradise lies in Southeast Asia. AsiaLuxe Holidays has a five-night Bali package from $1,520. The combo includes round-trip air on Singapore Airlines, airport transfers, and five nights’ accommodation at one of four superior or first-class hotels — Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Le Meridien Nirwana Golf & Spa Resort, Melia Bali Villas & Spa Resort, or Nikko Bali. Daily breakfast and a full-day Barong Dance and Kintamani tour, with lunch, are also covered. This offer is valid through March 31, 2009, for weekday travel from Los Angeles or San Francisco. There’s a blackout period between December 6 and January 1. New York departures start at $1,580. If you travel on a Friday or Saturday, a $120 surcharge is added to the tab.

The dollars
Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Security and fuel surcharges are included in the quotes, but government fees and taxes are additional.

The catch
Sunny days aren’t guaranteed.

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Photos: Caribbean way of life

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  1. Barbados

    This undated photo courtesy of the Barbados Tourism Authority shows Harrismith Beach, Barbados. Sun, surf and sand are the main draws on this tropical Caribbean island. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Barbados

    This undated photo courtesy of Barbados Tourism Authority shows The Watering Hole rum shop in Barbados. The rum shops on the island are good places to sample local food and drink, watch a game of dominos, or just get to know the friendly and hospitable Bajans. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. St. Lucia

    Developed, beautiful and situated in the Eastern Caribbean, St. Lucia is accessible from Europe and Canada, and reachable -- albeit not as easily -- from the United States. St. Lucia is known as a romantic destination. The island gets plenty of visitors, including wedding parties. (Holger Leue  / Lonely Planet Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. St. Lucia

    Cocoa pods lie on the ground ready to be processed at Fondoux Plantation in Soufriere, St. Lucia. Cocoa is one St. Lucia's main produce alongside the more obvious banana crop. (Chris Jackson / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. St. George's

    The capital of Grenada, St. George's is considered one of the prettiest harbor towns in the Caribbean. Grenada's unique layout includes many finger-like coves, making the island a popular sailing destination. (Richard Cummins  / Lonely Planet Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. The Cayman Islands

    The Cayman Islands very popular attractions, Stingray City and the nearby shallows known as the Sandbar, provide the only natural oportunity to swim with Atlantic Southern Stingrays. (David Rogers / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Stingray City

    The Cayman Islands very popular attractions, Stingray City and the nearby shallows known as the Sandbar, provide the only natural oportunity to swim with Atlantic Southern Stingrays. (David Rogers / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. St John's

    In high season, up to five cruise ships visit St John's, Antigua, each day. The boats unload mostly American and European passengers who fan out across the island visiting the casinos and beaches. Antigua is easily accessible, and can offer good values for tourists. (Chris Jackson / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Antigua

    Antigua, located in the Northeastern Caribbean, is a popular tourist spot. While there are high-end, stylish hotels, the island also features a large number of mid-priced options. Visitors will find beach bars, restaurants, casinos and shopping. (Richard I'Anson  / Lonely Planet Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Antigua

    People walk along an area known as Devils Bridge in Indian Town Point, Antigua. Antigua is a wintertime destination for many visitors from the north. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Dominica

    Not as well known as other Caribbean islands, Dominica is green, fertile and mountainous. Visitors will find some opportunites to scuba dive, but watersports are not its main draw. The island does, however, offer a slew of rainforest trails -- great for hiking and sightseeing. (Greg Johnston  / Lonely Planet Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Dominican Republic

    An old church building is seen in La Romana, the third-largest city in the Dominican Republic. (Wayne Walton / Lonely Planet Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Belize

    Belize gets more than 850,000 visitors each year. The hot spot allows watersports such as kayaking and snorkeling, as well as inland activities like hiking and birding. The Mayan ruins of Altan Ha, pictured, are easily accessible from Caye Caulker. (Andrew Marshall / Lonely Planet Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. La Tortuga

    A fisherman repairs his nets on Cayo Herradura, off the island of La Tortuga in Venezuela. The country offers visitors a variety of activities to choose from, but remains undervisited -- especially compared to its South American neighbors. (Lynne Sladky / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Cuba

    Cuba blends the fantastic attractions associated with other Caribbean destinations with an amazing history. Tourists can stroll white sand beaches, take in the incredible architecture and party into the early-morning hours. (Javier Galeano / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. St. Barthelemy

    St. Barthelemy is a vacation spot of stars and millionaires. Trendy, chic and sexy, St. Baarths is safe for tourists, but expensive to visit. About 8,700 people reside on the island. (Mark Mainz / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Puerto Rico

    A man climbs to a 40-foot waterfall at the south side of the Caribbean National Rain Forest, commonly called El Yunque, near Naguabo, Puerto Rico. Most visitors hike the well-marked paths in the northern half of the park's rain forest but the trails in the south allow hikers and nature lovers to explore the only tropical forest in the U.S. national forest system. (Herminio Rodriguez / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Puerto Rico

    The cupola of San Juan Cemetary as well as colorful homes sit next to the ocean in Old San Juan, the original capital city of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The old city is a historic district of seven square blocks made up of ancient buildings and colonial homes, massive stone walls and vast fortifications, sunny parks and cobblestoned streets. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Puerto Rico

    Men play dominos in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Old San Juan is a well-preserved colonial city that allows tourists a peek into the past. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Guadeloupe

    Guadeloupe isn't as developed as some other Caribbean islands, but it offers a variety of beaches -- some active with watersports, some secluded. The island also offers beach bars, restaurants, mid-range hotels and other tourist amenities. (Marcel Mochet / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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