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