Celebrate the start of summer with the whole family thanks to these vacation deals and discounts. If you’re looking for the ideal gift for Father’s Day, consider a getaway that can create lasting memories long after the summer months are over. Here are some of the top packages and deals worth exploring this year.
Become a zookeeper this summer in Panama
Panama’s The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort is offering guests the chance to become a zookeeper for the day. Guests can learn from animal caretakers thanks to the Buenaventura Zoo Family Experience package. The offer is available through mid-December and ends with some keepsake photos and peacock feathers as a take-home souvenir. It’s all part of the Marriott Bonvoy property’s long roster of family-friendly events, which is also an opportunity for guests to earn or redeem hotel points during their stay.
Texas getaways from Marriott
Need to grow your Marriott Bonvoy points balance? These Marriott hotels in Texas can help. The Austin Marriott Downtown is offering a room rate discounts and food and beverage credits at the pool this summer. Texas residents can also enjoy the room discount plus free valet parking and two free welcome drinks on a stay this summer. It is also offering a Benefits at other regional properties, like the Westin Austin and Moxy Austin – University, include free tickets and discounts to local providers for relaxation. There is also a $175 Credit Per Stay at Spa by JW by Marriott Austin and another at the AC Hotel offering admission to a local museum. Either way, be sure to take advantage of your Marriott points.
Ceviche-making lessons and group yoga in Cancun
The Canopy by Hilton Cancun La Isla has activities for the whole family this summer. They include group yoga, cocktail making lessons and ceviche preparation classes. The hotel’s rooftop bar is a great place to watch the sun rise, but so is the beach, which is not far away (local businesses offer surf lessons and watersports). Guests can earn or redeem Hilton Honors points during their stay.
Major spa discounts at Andaz Mexico City
If you’re willing to be flexible on timing for your spa treatments, Pasana Spa & Wellness at Andaz Mexico City Condesa is offering some big discounts. For appointments between 9 and 11 a.m. and 6 and 8 pm., the spa has a 40% discount on 50-minute massages and 30% off facials throughout the month. It’s a great deal for those that want some pampering while visiting this new design hotel in Mexico’s largest city. The hotel also has one of the city’s highest rooftop swimming pools. Guests can earn or redeem World of Hyatt points during their stay. Between now and the end of August, the hotel is offering 20% off upcoming stays.
Stay more, pay less and kids stay free in Abu Dhabi
This summer, the Abu Dhabi Summer Pass offers VIP access to nearly 30 attractions and 600 area restaurants for visitors at a cost of just $27. Among the free or discounted tickets included are passes to the Louvre Abu Dhabi and Yas Island, which is famous for places like Ferrari World and SeaWorld. You can also benefit from special deals at retail stores. The longer you stay, the more you’ll save, too. Participating hotels will offer a fourth night free; some will even offer free meals for kids for each paying adults as well as free access to one of the three theme parks on Yas Island. It’s easy to get around the area thanks to a free shuttle bus from Experience Abu Dhabi.
Up to half-off at Hard Rock Hotels
Between now and July 31, guests can make reservations for stays through Oct. 15 taking advantage of a substantial discount that can make traveling with the family this summer even better. The promotion is for 20% off Hard Rock hotels and as much as 50% off all-inclusive Hard Rock Resorts. Participating properties include a variety of popular locations like Amsterdam, Budapest, Cancun, Dublin, Guadalajara, Los Cabos and Madrid.
Eco expeditions from Grace Bay Club
If you want to give back this summer while on vacation, Grace Bay Club in the Turks & Caicos is offering half and full-day packages to help save the local corals. A new partnership between the resort and non-profit organization Turks and Caicos Coral Reef Fund lets guests learn how to clean the coral as well as fragment more of them. They will also learn how to help actively restore adversely affected species of coral. It’s a fun way to explore the underwater world while also doing something good for the planet. These coral restoration and oceanfront lab experiences have a fee, but it supports the charitable organization.
Earn Best Western gift cards for summer travel
If you’re taking the family on a big road trip or a special vacation, staying with Best Western can put some extra cash back in your pocket. Between now and Sept. 4, Best Western Rewards members who make at least two paid stays will receive a $50 gift card to use during another Best Western stay. As many as two cards can be earned during the promotion. To take advantage of this hefty $100 savings opportunity, be sure to sign up for the promotion before your first stay this summer.
3x WorldHotels Rewards points this summer
The upscale Best Western Rewards, WorldHotels Rewards is offering triple points this summer at its hotels between now and Sept. 4. To be eligible for this valuable bonus, you’ll want to register to earn triple points before your next stay at nearly 250 properties around the world in iconic locations. Among the participating hotels are The Kimberly Hotel in New York, Carlton Hotel Singapore and Upper House in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Jet ski getaway in St. Barts
Celebrate Father’s Day at this luxurious getaway in the Caribbean, Hotel Barriere Le Carl Gustaf. The package comes with a private mixology class, jet ski rental for two people, a bottle of Fouquet’s cologne and a spa treatment. This offer, which retails for $999, can be added to any overnight reservation. The French island is known for its beautiful beaches and scenery, but some guests may not want to ever leave this panoramic resort. One of the unique activities at the hotel is aqua biking where guests can bike underwater for extra resistance exercise.
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