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Take advantage of discounted room rates with perks like spa treatments, a sunset cruise, and golf rounds for hotels in Aruba, Barbados, the D.R., Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, and Tobago.
updated 11/18/2008 12:28:00 PM ET 2008-11-18T17:28:00

ARUBA
Palm Beach, from $206 per room per night
The Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa is having a fall sale. The room rate includes 15 percent off all spa treatments and a $100 voucher per room good toward a return stay in 2009. Plus, if you stay five nights or more, you'll receive a $150 credit toward the spa or any of the hotel's restaurants. The 354-room hotel has duty-free shops, a pool, and complimentary beach chairs and towels. Rates start at $206 per room per night, which is about 25 percent off typical rates.

When: Through Dec. 18, 2008.

Details: Does not include taxes of 22 percent. Based on single or double occupancy.

Contact: 888/201-1718, radisson.com/aruba.

Oranjestad, from $223 per room per night
The Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino's Adult Indulgence package includes accommodations and a fifth night free. You'll be treated to the Sunset in Style event held poolside on Sunday nights—enjoy complimentary martinis, tapas, and music (a $125 value), plus a chocolate turndown for that evening. Rates start at $223 per room per night, or $892 for the required five-night stay (at the typical four-night price).

When: Through Dec. 19, 2008.

Details: Does not include taxes of 20 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Use promo code ER7. If your stay doesn't include a Sunday, you'll receive a $125 food and beverage credit per room in lieu of attending the Sunset in Style event.

Contact: 011-297/583-6000, marriott.com.

Palm Beach, from $306 per room per night
The Westin Aruba's Renew and Refuel package features accommodations, water activities (including snorkeling), a 45-minute massage for two, a sunset sail, and a beachside dinner for two at Azull (pictured). Rates start at $306 per room per night, or $918 for the required three-night stay.

When: Through Dec. 20, 2008.

Details: Includes all taxes and fees. Based on double occupancy; single occupancy rates start at $265 per room per night. Requires a three-night stay. Use promo code SOPRENEW.

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BARBADOS
St. James, from $385 per room per night
Stay at the Mango Bay, and save 25 percent off the high-season (spring) rates. The 76-room hotel is all-inclusive; meals and drinks, nightly entertainment, and water sports throughout your stay are included, as is a shopping excursion to Bridgetown. You'll stay in a standard room with garden views; upgrade to a one-bedroom apartment for $25 more per room per night. Rates start at $385 per room per night, a savings of 25 percent.

When: Through Dec. 14, 2008.

Details: All taxes and gratuities are included. Based on double occupancy; single occupancy rates start at $285 per room per night.

Contact: 845/628-1701, mangobaybarbados.com.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Santo Domingo, from $110 per room per night
The Hilton Santo Domingo is cutting its Christmas and New Year's holiday rates in half. The oceanside resort on El Malecón boulevard has 228 rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and high-speed Internet access. The property includes a health club, a swimming pool with a bar and sundeck on the seventh floor, and a large casino. Discount rates start at $110 per room per night. (Regular rates are $210.)

When: Dec. 8, 2008–Jan. 11, 2009.

Details: A breakfast buffet is included. Taxes are an additional 26 percent. Based on single or double occupancy.

Contact: 809/685-0000, hiltoncaribbean.com.

Cap Cana, from $200 per room per night
Luxury Retreats at Cap Cana is offering golfers two-for-one greens fees at the Punta Espada Golf Course, provided they stay five nights at the new Jack Nicklaus–inspired Golden Bear Lodge & Spa. The 168 suites (with full kitchens) overlook either the Punta Espada and Las Iguanas golf courses or the Caribbean Sea. Rates start at $200 per room per night.

When: Dec. 15, 2008–April 19, 2009.

Book by: Dec. 15, 2008.

Details: The starting rate is based on a five-night stay. Continental breakfast and airport-hotel transfers are included. Taxes are an additional 16 percent while service charges are an extra 10 percent. Based on single or double occupancy.

Contact: 888/670-4881, luxuryretreatsatcapcana.com.

PUERTO RICO
Ponce, from $184 per room per night
The family package at the Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort, about four miles from the historic downtown, covers accommodations in an ocean- or garden-view room and a breakfast buffet for two at La Terraza restaurant. (Children ages 5 to 12 receive free breakfast and 50 percent off all other meals at La Terraza when accompanied by adults; children under 5 receive all meals free.) Other package perks include two welcome drinks, one family-size pizza, two Hilton Ponce souvenir T-shirts, and a welcome gift for kids. The 254-room resort features a full-service fitness center, a free-form pool, tennis courts, and a sauna and spa. Guests can also enjoy themselves at the casino or play a round of golf at the 27-hole course. Rates start at $92 per person; add $30 per person to stay in an Executive Tower room.

When: Through Dec. 15, 2008.

Details: Package requires a minimum stay of two nights. Breakfast is included. Taxes are an additional 11 percent, and service charges are an extra 7 percent. Based on double occupancy; a maximum of two children under 18 stay free with the adults.

Contact: 800/981-3232, hiltoncaribbean.com.

ST. KITTS
Frigate Bay, from $90 per room per night
The renovated Sugar Bay Club is celebrating its reopening by treating guests to up to three free nights—a savings of over 40 percent. Here's how it works: If you book three nights, you'll get the third free of charge; if you stay five nights, you'll pay just for three; if you book seven nights, you'll only pay for four. Aside from freshly painted walls and manicured landscaping, the resort's look includes new bedding, updated appliances in the kitchenettes, and resurfaced pools. The 94 rooms have views of the Atlantic Ocean, the pool, or the tropical gardens. There's a poolside restaurant, Almond Tree Terrace, as well as Diamond Cut Steakhouse, which overlooks the golf course. Rates start at $90 per room per night.

When: Through Dec. 19, 2008.

Details: Breakfast for two is included on all paid nights. Taxes are an additional 19 percent. Based on single or double occupancy.

Contact: 888/930-0055, sugarbayclub.com.

ST. LUCIA
Anse Cochon, from $175 per room per night
Ti Kaye Village is in Anse Cochon, on the west side of St. Lucia. All of the resort's 33 rooms face the Caribbean and have air-conditioning, an outdoor garden shower, and a veranda with rocking chairs and a two-person hammock. Breakfast, a kayak rental, and a complimentary welcome drink are also included. Rates start at $175 per room per night, which is about 20 percent off the same room in the high season (late December to April).

When: Through Dec. 15, 2008.

Details: Does not include taxes of 18 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Each extra person is $40 per night.

Contact: 758/456-8101, tikaye.com.

Rodney Bay, from $367 per room per night
The Landings St. Lucia, a RockResort, touts a Stay Free Play Free package featuring accommodations in a two-bedroom Deluxe Harbor Front Villa Suite and a complimentary fourth-night stay. Guests will also receive a $100 resort credit good for use at the 7,000-square-foot RockResorts Spa or toward resort activities such as motorized water sports, a sunset cruise, or snorkel excursions. The 19-acre beachfront property counts 122 rooms; two restaurants, the Yacht Haven and the Viscount Lodge; a private yacht harbor; and 800 feet of beach. Rates start at $367 per room per night.

When: Jan. 5–April 30, 2009.

Book by: Dec. 31, 2008.

Details: Guests must book three nights in the two-bedroom Deluxe Harbor Front Villa Suite in order to get the fourth night free. Breakfast daily is included. Additional charges include a 10 percent service fee, taxes of 8 percent, and a $30 a night resort fee (which covers boat and ground transfers, water-sports equipment rental, fitness center usage, poolside chair massages, in-room high-speed Internet access, and coffee and tea supply). Based on single or double occupancy. To book, refer to promotional code: ACTIVITY.

Contact: 877/657-7625, landings.rockresorts.com.

The Spirit of St. Lucia

ST. MAARTEN
Maho Bay, from $185 per room per night
The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort's Winter Warm-Up package includes accommodations and two treatments for each person at the Good Life Spa: a mini body scrub and a 55-minute Swedish massage. The resort also has seven bars and restaurants. Rates start at $185 per room per night, or $740 for the required four-night stay (rates go up to $299 per room per night in the spring.

When: Through Dec. 19, 2008.

Details: Includes all taxes. Based on double occupancy; single occupancy rates start at $155 per room per night. Use promo code WWW. Requires a four-night stay.

Contact: 800/766-3782, sonesta.com/mahobeach.

TOBAGO
Bacolet Bay, from $130 per room per night
The Bacolet Beach Club, founded by former fashion model Gloria Jones-Knapp, is reducing its nightly rates by 30 percent. Extras include welcome drinks and a complimentary jeep rental for a day. The beachfront hotel is only a couple minutes' drive from the island's capital, Scarborough, and about 15 minutes from the airport. Nurse a cocktail by the infinity pool, relax in the whirlpool, or enjoy a steam bath. Tennis courts, two golf courses, and a dive site are also nearby. Rates start at $130 per room per night.

When: Through Sept. 30, 2009.

Details: Continental breakfast daily, government taxes of 15 percent, and resort taxes of 10 percent are included. Based on single or double occupancy.

Contact: 868/639-2357, bacoletbeachclub.com.

Crown Point, from $500 per room per night
The 135-room Coco Reef Resort & Spa on the southwestern coast of Tobago has introduced a five-day golf package: accommodations in a deluxe ocean-view room with a private balcony or patio, two rounds of golf with reserved tee times, a 50-minute Swedish massage, and transportation to and from the airport. The savings amount to about 35 percent. The resort includes a spa, a beauty salon, a shopping arcade with an art gallery, bars, and restaurants. Rates start at $1,000 per person for four nights.

When: Through Dec. 20, 2008.

Details: The package rate is based on a four-night stay. The rate includes breakfast daily, government taxes of 15 percent, and resort taxes of 10 percent. Based on double occupancy; solo travelers pay $1,000 for the four-night package ($250 a night).

Contact: 868/639-8571, cocoreef.com.

CARIBBEAN AIR/HOTEL SALE
CheapTickets currently has a Fall Beach Sale. Use promo code FALLBEACH100 to receive $100 off flight-and-hotel packages for four or more nights. For example, book the Grand Oasis Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic from $87 per room per night (a savings of 40 percent), the Holiday Inn SunSpree Jamaica from $144 per room per night (a savings of 40 percent), or the Hotel El Convento in Puerto Rico from $150 per room per night (a savings of 35 percent).

Book by: Nov. 23, 2008.

When: Through March 31, 2009.

Orbitz has a roundup of hotel deals in the Caribbean. One property that's on sale right now is the La Concha in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Rates start at $169 per room per night, a savings of 20 percent, through Dec. 26, 2008.

Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

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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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