End of Summer Luxury Stay in Virgin Gorda
How about a stay at a private spread accessible only by boat or helicopter? Oil Nut Bay, an ultra-luxe resort community in the BVI offers 300 acres with beachfront villas to estates set on the hilltops, all with ocean views. The remote community does not foresake world-class dining, a Beach Club, water sports, a learn-through-play kids’ club and access to a premier marina/yacht club. Rates run $795 – $8,750 per night but an end of summer special makes it a seven-night stay in a Villa for the price of five, starting at $2,850 per night for a 2-bedroom Beach Villa , $3,450 per night for a 4-bedroom Ridge Villa , and $5,950 per night for a 6-bedroom Beach Villa.
The Goodland Opens in Santa Barbara with Slice of Good Life
Evoking a sense of California cool and a slow-burn vibe, The Goodland, a Kimpton property, open September 4 just north of Santa Barbara with décor and ambiance marked by a variety of nostalgic Americana touches. In this expressly California coastal setting guests get Mexican Coca-Cola and Coronita upon arrival, and it’s cool California all the way through with Crosley vinyl players in the rooms, a socially-synced photo booth in the lobby, an adult ice cream cart by the pool, social hours in the hotel’s Living Room. A “Welcome to The Good Life” package available through December includes:
- Two-nights accommodations for two
- Beach bag with “Goodland Goodies,” including addictive house-made cracker jacks
- A private session with the hotel’s Record Concierge to curate your stay from the hotel’s vinyl collection
- One-hour cocktail crafting and tasting session
- Dinner for two at Outpost
- VIP Pet Service: limited-edition hemp collars for pet guests from Santa Barbara-based Green Bean D
Rates start at $298 inclusive for two. Average room rates start at $149.45 per night.
(855) 601-8566 (mention rate code GDLIFE)|
Downtown Disney FLA Lets Loose with Cool Fall Deals
Walt Disney World Resort in Central Florida this fall is putting on the party with such celebrations as Night of Joy, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival, and the Eat To The Beat Concert Series at Epcot®. A great way to experience these events, and/or to check out the recently expanded New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park, is by taking advantage of the special “Make Some Memories Rates” offered by the seven Downtown Disney® Resort Area Hotels through October 31, 2014.
- B Resort & Spa – now open – rates from $89 per room, per night
- Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel – rates from $69 per room, per night
- Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa – rates from $75 per room, per night
- DoubleTree Suites by Hilton – rates from $99 per suite, per night
- Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – rates from $79 per room, per night
- Holiday Inn Orlando – Lake Buena Vista – rates from $94 per room, per night
- Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort – rates from $69 per room, per night.
The seven Official Walt Disney World® Hotels also provide complimentary shuttle transportation every 30 minutes to all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks, two water parks, and to the Downtown Disney area. As a bonus, guests at these hotels also receive the “2014 Downtown Disney Deals” booklet for exclusive discounts and specials from over 30 merchants in Downtown Disney.
Downtown Disney® Resort Area Hotels (www.DowntownDisneyHotels.com) is a consortium of seven hotels located in the Walt Disney World Resort. These include the stylish B Resort & Spa, opened in June 2014 with 394 newly renovated guest rooms and suites; Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel, surrounded by 12 acres of lush tropical landscaping, and offering 325 spacious rooms and suites, and complimentary WiFi; Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa, featuring 1,014 guest rooms and suites, a 10,000-square-foot spa, three pools, and five restaurants and lounges; the luxurious and spacious 229-suite Doubletree Suites by Hilton, the only all-suite resort hotel in the Downtown Disney Resort Area; the deluxe 814-room, full-service Hilton Orlando Resort; the Holiday Inn Orlando – Lake Buena Vista featuring elegant rooms with modern Florida décor; and Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort, featuring 626 guest rooms (all with a refrigerator), the Oasis Aquatic Playground with two pools and interactive water features, and six dining options.
Two Nights in Bangkok for a Fun Marathon Run
While the BMW Thailand Charity Midnight Run has become an insitution for run ners of marathons and spectators alike, the Amari Watergate Bangkok has become the place to stay as the property in the heart of Bangkok’s thriving shipping districe hosts the race every year. This year, the race will be held on Saturday, October 18. Competitors can choose from competing in two distances: six or 12 kilometres depending on ability and agility. During the race, the city streets are closed to traffic to ensure the 7,000 runners can enjoy the race through the heart of the city. Entrance to the race can be purchased from 500 THB ( $15.50) per person. For a post-run cool down, athletes are invited to a cocktail party at Amari Watergate’s, Henry J. Bean’s Bar & Grill.
To wrap it up in a package, the Amari’s “Professional Runner Package’ kicks in with two nights at the Amari, Midnight Run Tickets, a special 120-minutes Breeze Spa treatment to ease the muscles, welcome fruit and flower at check-in and 30% discount on food and beverage. The package is valid for stays from October 15-21.
Rates: $464 inclusive.
Nights in Naples Package for Active Vacationers
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in Southwest Florida has enhanced its 3rd Night Free offer with the added bonus of no greens fees (with cart fees only) on its championship golf course, and free tennis as well. Available for stays through September 30, 2014 to those who take advantage of the 3rd Night Free offer, this enables guests to play golf for free on the legendary and pristine 6,448-yard, par-72 championship course, with cart fees only. It also provides complimentary tennis at the resort’s tennis center, which features six Har-Tru courts.
Location is a few blocks from Naples’ shopping districts: fashionable 5th Avenue South and historic 3rd Street South. It is also minutes from shopping at Venetian Village, Waterside Shops, Bayfront and Tin City. Guests can also experience the area by taking tours of the Everglades, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, Corkscrew Swamp, The Botanical Gardens, or the Conservancy Nature Center.
The 329-room resort’s 3rd night free offer becomes a 4th night free on holiday weekends. Rates start at $209 pert night.
Aston-wide Fall Sale from Hawaii to Florida
Fewer crowds, lower rates and mild weather are just some of the reasons to love fall-season getaways. Now Aston Hotels & Resorts is giving guests one more reason to take advantage of the best-kept secret in travel: 15 percent off nightly rates on hotels and resorts in Hawaii; Orlando, Fla.; South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; and Lake Las Vegas, Nev. for stays through Dec. 19, 2014.
- Oahu from $102/night
- Maui from $115/night
- Kauai from $73/night
- Hawaii Island from $153/night
- Orlando, Fla. from $68/night
- South Lake Tahoe, Calif. from $93/night
- Lake Las Vegas, Nev. from $76/night
Amenities include such conveniences as fully equipped kitchens and on-site laundry facilities; a free Aston Aloha Book with $2,500 in savings on dining, shopping, activities in Hawaii; and offers for kids with Aston’s Kids Stay, Play & Eat Free program