Lake Tahoe: Tee off Where the Angles Breathe
Lake Tahoe remains as entrancing as it was when Mark Twain visited and claimed it was oxygen for angels. Today, that spirit is easily accessed through Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe in North Lake Tahoe, which has just launched a summer program of cookouts, hikes, yoga and outdoor events and offers a comely golf package to complement the fun.
The High Sierra Golf Experience includes deluxe accommodations and two 18-hole rounds of golf at Old Greenwood or Gray’s Crossing.
- Overnight Accommodations in a Deluxe guest room
- Two 18-hole rounds of golf at your choice of Gray’s Crossing, certified as only the second Audubon International Gold Signature Sanctuary in the entire state of California, or Old Greenwood, 18 holes of championship golf courtesy of Jack Nicklaus.
- Rate includes deluxe accommodations and two (2) 18-hole rounds of golf at Old Greenwood or Gray’s Crossing including golf cart and practice balls for each night of stay.
Rates: Starting at $599
Dates: Available now through September 30, 2016
Meanwhile, every Friday evening starting July 1, a Backyard BBQ Family Cookout ($39 per adult, $20 per child) will take place from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm with live entertainment and traditional barbeque favorites, such as tender, juicy burgers, ribs, chicken, pulled pork and house-made desserts. Brunch enthusiasts will love Sunday Brunch ($59 per adult, $29 per child) at Manzanita. Families can stargaze together on Friday evenings ($35 per adult, $20 per child) or enjoy the resort’s Marshmology program at the Fire Pit featuring raspberry, blueberry and white chocolate house-made marshmallows.
Free Flights of Fancy at The Brando in Tetiaroa
The Brando, the eponymous resort in French Polynesian known for its mix of extreme luxury with econ-sustaining practices, is offering a “Fly Free to The Brando” promotion this summer that allows couples making new summer reservations at the resort to receive two complimentary roundtrip flights to the resort from Tahiti – a $1,015 value.
This offer is perfect for couples seeking a summer vacation to paradise. Reservations must be made for a minimum of three nights under the available all-inclusive packages. The Brando experience begins upon arrival to Papeete, Tahiti, where couples will be greeted and whisked away on the island’s own private charter. After a quick 20-minute scenic flight, they land on the island of Tetiaroa, and begin the ultimate South Pacific fantasy.
Dates: The “Fly Free to The Brando” promotion applies to new reservations for couples who between July 1 and September 30, 2016. Member: National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, Virtuoso, and Signature Travel Network.
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Florida in Focus in Sunny Isles at Acqualina Resort & Spa
Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles, Florida is inviting families to reconnect on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean with the Family Escape Package. The Family Escape Package includes educational marine programs for young children, fun and physically challenging activities for teenagers, relaxing spa treatments for adults and exclusive access to thoughtful amenities including:
- Daily access to the resort’s new, state-of-the art Children’s Center, offering educational marine-themed programming for children ages 5-12.
- Access to the resort’s beachfront basketball and volleyball courts, soccer lawn, foosball and ping-pong tables, and oceanfront king-sized chessboard.
- A $40 spa credit for up to two adults to be used towards a face or body treatment at the 20,000 sq. ft., five-star Acqualina Spa by ESPA.
- Daily buffet breakfast for two (or four when booking a two-bedroom suite) by Il Mulino New York.
- Complimentary Valet Parking Daily.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
Rates: Designed with “The Longer You Stay, The More You Save” model in mind, pricing for stays lasting one to three night’s starts at $475 per night; for stays lasting four to seven nights pricing starts at $450 per night; and for stays lasting eight nights or longer, pricing starts at $425 per night.
Dates: Through September 30, 2016
Last Minute Beach Vacations at Bolongo Bay, USVI
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort on sunny St. Thomas is making affordable Caribbean vacation dreams a reality for travelers planning a last minute beach vacation through its new Summer Dreams package.
Value-packed vacations are available for stays of three nights or more and let island-loving guests save 30% on the room-only and 25% on all-inclusive stays.
No passport? No problem! Located in the U.S. Virgin Islands, American citizens do not need a passport to visit Bolongo Bay, and there are many direct flights available to St. Thomas.
Rates: Room-only runs $175 per night (regularly $250) and an Ocean View Room is $245 per night (regularly $350). All-inclusive rates for a Value Room are $386 per night (regularly $515) and, for an Ocean View Room, run $461 per night (regularly $615).
Bolongo Bay’s all-inclusive includes à la carte dining, unlimited alcohol and — for stays of five nights or more — a complimentary Sunset Harbor Cocktail Cruise.
Dates: Valid for bookings now through September 5, 2016
Caribbean Summer Packages for Island Wanderers
Turks & Caicos: Ocean Club Resorts, Providenciales
Located on the world-renowned Grace Bay Beach, Ocean Club Resorts offers a “Stay at One, Play at Both” policy, meaning guests can essentially take advantage of two resorts for the price of one. Valid for travel from May 1 – December 20, 2016, with a four-night minimum stay, guests can take advantage of 20% off rates (starting at $239 per night before discount) on all rooms except three bedroom suites. This offer is not combinable with any other offers. Must be a direct booking made on the website or through the U.S. reservations office. www.oceanclubresorts.com
Tobago: Blue Waters Inn
A popular hotel for divers to stay in Tobago, Blue Waters Inn is offering special summer rates for guests booking stays between June 30 and September 1, 2016. The offer is two nights for $343, three nights for $500 or five nights for $750. All rates apply to Standard Rooms, which have either one king bed, or two double beds and are beachfront. All rates include taxes and full breakfast at the waterfront Drift Deck restaurant. Children under five stay for free and children aged 5-11 are only $16 per child per night (max. two children per room). www.bluewatersinn.com
Anguilla: The Viceroy
A luxury destination resort situated on a cliff between two of Anguilla’s most beautiful beaches, Viceroy Anguilla is currently offering the “Family Fun” package for families to enjoy the resort’s vast amenities and summer programming and activities without sacrificing the luxury lifestyle. Starting at $700 per night, the Family Fun package includes a luxury guestroom or residence, daily resort credit up to $300, a family welcome amenity, complimentary Generation V kids activities, daily continental breakfast for two people (per room), and children under 12 eat free with each paying adult. The ultimate family destination resort on the island, Viceroy Anguilla offers a variety of on-property activities to keep everyone entertained including rock climbing, an NBA-regulation basketball court, a putting green, tennis lessons, kid-friendly fun at Gen V, teen activities, and custom-planned family programs. Rates for the Family Fun Package, which is available to book through August 21, 2016, start at $700. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit the resort’s website.