Quick Trip to the Bahamas
Breezes Resort & Spa – Bahamas has two affordable deals: a Buy One, Get One Free offer for peak spring break travel season this month and a 40 Percent Off Sale for travel throughout the remainder of the year. Only three hours by plane from New York and a direct flight away from many other major airports, travelers can lounge beachside with a cocktail in hand with a bee-line escape to this inclusive island resort at Cable Beach on Nassau.
BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE
All stays between March 16 and 31 are half off, if booked by March 15, 2017. Guests can pay for two nights but stay for four; pay for four nights but stay for eight, and so on.
Rates: starting at $304 per person, per night (so a four-night stay starts at only $608 in a Deluxe Garden View room).
40 PERCENT OFF SALE
Those looking to travel this summer, fall and beyond can take advantage of Breezes’ 40 percent off sale. Book by March 31 for travel—without any blackout periods—from now through December 31, 2017.
Rates: tarting rates with the offer begin at just $151 per person, per night.
(877) BREEZES (273-3937
Precious New Hideaway Offers through SLH
Small Luxury Hotels brings several new hotels to the fold, two in particular are offering reasons to take notice.
Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa in Little Corn Island, Nicaragua, is a celebration of all that is local on the northern curve of this tiny island. The 16 eco-chic ocean suites are spacious, complete with decks overlooking the sea, dark wooden-floors, a fresh white palette and hot stone-walled showers with locally made coconut-oil bath products. The casual open-air restaurant is heavy on freshly-caught fish and freshly-picked produce from the resort’s garden. Spa treatments take their cue from the natural beauty of the island and feature clay-mud therapies, chocolate and honey masks, and banana sea salt scrubs. Guests can take yoga classes bordering the jungle or on a wooden pavilion overlooking the sea, or outside of the hotel, visit the uninhabited Pearl Keys for snorkeling and picnicking on this unspoiled place of peace.
Yemaya recently launched a chocolate-making class where guests can learn how to turn local organic raw cacao beans into delicious truffles. (Available on request for $30 pp).
Rates: $300 per night
Tower Suites Reykjavik in Reykjavik, Iceland recently opened in June on the 20th floor of one of Reykjavik’s only high-rise towers. Just seconds from the city’s waterfront, Tower Suites Reykjavik is Iceland’s latest luxury hotel. This eight-room property was designed with the view in mind; the suites all smartly arranged so the panoramic views of the ocean, Mount Esja and Snæfellsjökull glacier can be seen from every angle. The hotel is overflowing with designer style, designed by local architects, T.ark, and inspired by the Icelandic landscape with a thoroughly modern look and feel. Guests are welcomed to the hotel with a sparkling wine and while there is no restaurant, the Skylounge serves organic breakfast by local restaurant Happ (also in the Höfðatorg tower) and light snacks throughout the day on request. Also included in the price of the suite is entry to the prestigious Laugar Spa.
Rates: $826 per night
South African Spring Flings
South African Tourism is once again encouraging aspiring travelers to invest their tax refunds in a one-of-a-kind experience with exclusive travel deals. Available at www.southafrica.net/deals for bookings between now and May 26, 2017, South African Tourism has partnered with some of its top US travel partners to create nine customized packages priced to reflect the average tax refund, starting at $1,500 inclusive of air. An especially favorable exchange rate also means that US travelers’ hard earned refund tax money goes even further than before.
- Great Safaris – A Taste of South Africa – 9 days
Spend 4 nights in cosmopolitan Cape Town, with the opportunity for self-exploration or optional full and half day tours. Continue on an exciting 3 day wildlife adventure at a private luxury Big 5 game reserve with the style and elegance you’d expect of a first rate safari destination. Package includes: accommodation and flights. From $2,999* Per Person Sharing.
- South African Airways Vacations – South Africa Sizzler – 6 nights
Experience Cape Town and Safari on this South Africa Sizzler! Spend 4 nights at leisure at the SunSquare Hotel in Cape Town, followed by 2 nights on safari at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge in the “Malaria Free” Pilanesberg National Park. From $1,999* Per Person Sharing.
- SmarTours – Cape Town & Safari Express with Airfare – 6 nights
Enjoy several days at leisure to explore Cape Town and all its attractions like Table Mountain, the waterfront, and the Cape Peninsula. Continue to Kruger National Park where you will embark on a fascinating safari. A local safari ranger will take you through the park in search of the “Big 5” which includes lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino, and leopards! From $1,799* Per Person Sharing.
Contact: To book these packages or view additional South Africa travel deals, please visit southafrica.net/deals.
No Beach House? No Problem in Bermuda
The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, the host hotel for the 2017 America’s Cup, is offering the “Bermuda Weekends” package. Guests will receive up to 50 percent savings when three, five, or 10 two-night weekends are booked for stays from April 1 through October 31, 2017. The package costs $3,599, $5,999, and $10,999, respectively, excluding tax and service.
Packages include: daily access to a pink Twizy (Hamilton Princess is the first hotel on island to offer the two-seat electric scooters), laundry and luggage storage, preferred seating at Marcus’ (Marcus Samuelsson’s on-property restaurant), guaranteed reservations at the exhale fitness studio, reserved chairs at the private Princess Beach Club, $150 resort credit, daily breakfast for two at Crown & Anchor, and return airport transfers between the hotel and Bermuda airport.
Known to Bermudians and world travelers as ”The Pink Palace,” Hamilton Princess & Beach Club opened its doors on January 1, 1885. Bermuda had gained international recognition two years earlier when Princess Louise, the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria, visited for a winter retreat and called it ”a place of eternal spring.” When the hotel opened, it was named ”The Princess” in honor of the royal visit. More than a century later, a comprehensive restoration program has ensured that the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club remains a Grande Dam among hotels. It is the oldest member of the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts family and is the Official Host Hotel for the 35th America’s Cup with an appropriate location overlooking the stunning blue waters of Bermuda’s Hamilton Harbor.
The package can be purchased now through July 31 for stays between May 26 – June 27, 2017.
Seoul Safari: Korea, Taiwan in 11 days
Seoul, South Korea’s modern capital city with its excellent shopping, vibrant nightlife and scenic wonders around the Hangang River is part of an 11-day whirlwind trip in Asia by Hana Tours.
Participants visit the numerous temples, shrines, hot springs and national parks of Taiwan and receive plenty of insightful commentary. This package includes all the hidden treasures of Taiwan as well with insights into the cultures and rich histories of two countries.
– 10 nights at the multiple 4-5 star accommodation with daily breakfast
– Round-trip airport/hotel transfer service on private basis
– Full-day Seoul Highlights City Tour with lunch
– 5 Days Enchanting Round Taiwan Coach Tour
– Transfers in the itinerary
– English speaking tour guide
– Meals in the itinerary
– Admission fees in the itinerary
Rates: from $1,390, not including air