Step into the fall season with a nature-inspired getaway on the One Happy Island. To ensure guests can enjoy all aspects of Mother Nature, the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino has launched a new 'In The Elements' experience to connect guests with the four elements - fire, earth, water, and air. The package includes accommodations for five nights and activities to connect two adults with each of the elements: a windsurfing lesson for Wind, smoking old fashioned demonstration for Fire, a sunset picnic on the beach for two with Picnic Aruba complete with a bottle of Grand Moet for Earth, and a morning snorkel cruise and reserved palapa for Water. After indulging in all things nature, there’s plenty more to enjoy at the 414-room resort. Take a dip at the resort's two pools, go off-road with a jeep tour around the rugged desert side of the island and more.The offer is valid through December 21, 2021 and includes accommodations in a premium ocean view room and experiences for two persons. Use promo code ZJL at arubamarriott.com
Spread across 10 secluded oceanfront acres on sleepy South Andros island in The Bahamas, Caerula Mar Club is a boutique luxury retreat where guests are immersed in nature and the toughest decision of their day is whether to opt for an ocean adventure or lounge by the post-card perfect pool or beach. With the resort temporarily closed for the season, fall travelers can be among the first footprints in the powder-white sand and take advantage of early bird perks that include a curated morning coffee order, free laundry service, complimentary early check-in and late check-out, and two nightly tropical cocktails that are best enjoyed while strolling the resort's pristine stretch of shoreline. Plus the bragging rights of saying they’ve stayed somewhere famous — the hit HGTV show, Renovation Island, chronicles the once-abandoned resort’s recent transformation into one of the Caribbean’s chicest properties.Package rates from $475/night. Booking is valid through November 30, 2021 for stays from November 1, 2021 - February 28, 2022. Five night minimum stay. To book, call 1-800-790-6845 or email [email protected] with promo code FIRST. Valid for Premium or Signature Collection accommodations only. Early check-in and late check-out subject to availability. Rates do not include taxes and service fees.
Located just minutes from the heart of historic Old San Juan, Caribe Hilton is a beachfront oasis just a short plane ride from most major US cities. From unwinding by the secluded beach and oceanfront swimming pools to exploring with on-site snorkeling and ’snuba,’ practicing their backswing at the Monica Puig tennis center, indulging at the spa and on-site dining options, travelers staying at Caribe can enjoy a much-needed summer vacation in a gorgeous, tropical setting. When guests are not soaking up the sun or learning to blend the perfect cocktail, they have easy access to the area's hottest restaurants & bars, rainforest excursions, local food & rum tours, and additional activities that showcase the island’s rich culture.Take advantage of the property’s ’Travel & Save’ offer and receive up to 25% off daily rates, plus early check-in and late check-out; subject to availability. Book now for travel through December 31; blackout dates apply.
As the United States begins experiencing cooler weather, Willemstad,
the vibrant and bustling capital of Curaçao, will remain perfectly warm and sunny for those much-needed extra days of summer. Offering year-round 80-degree weather and a prime location out of the Hurricane Zone, the colorful Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao makes for an excellent Fall or Winter escape. Whether traveling solo, with family or a lover, Curaçao's capital city boasts plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. While in town, enjoy a walking tour of the historic city, while taking in iconic and historical landscapes like the Queen Emma Bridge and Riff Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Art lovers will be delighted with the island’s robust art scene and experiences, from galleries to private workshops, in neighborhoods like Otrobanda that are alive with colorful murals and installations at every corner. For the foodies of the world, Curaçao boasts an evident diversity not only through its people, but its cuisine. There is something to satisfy ever palette, from the original food trucks or Truk’i Pans that serve up delicious meats and French fries topped with local sauces in the late night, to restaurants like Fish & Joy, BRKLYN, Mosa, Kome, and 020.
Offering more than 35 beaches throughout the island and recognized
for its famous clear turquoise waters and untouched dive sites, the adventure in Curaçao continues from land to sea. Travelers can book novice to advanced dive tours, enjoy snorkeling through some of the most beautiful untouched reefs, or swim with sea turtles, through tour operators like Curaçao Actief, FBTT, or Curaçao Activities.
Where to Stay: Save on fall and winter stays with the Oasis Coral Estate Early Bird Discounts. Guest who book a stay in any room before end of year, December 31 will receive 20%. Book any luxury room or holiday home to include a car rental with the stay. The rental includes unlimited mileage and 24/7 roadside assistance
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With year-round warm weather and a robust calendar of events each Fall and Winter, South Florida is the place to be once temperatures begin to drop throughout the rest of the country. From football season returning in September and the Miami Dolphins hosting NFL games at Hard Rock Stadium to the legendary annual Miami International Auto Show in October, a robust calendar of live music at the FTX Arena and other event venues throughout the area, there is non-stop action awaiting travelers who choose South Florida as a destination this Fall and Winter. Travelers seeking to be close to the action should look no further than booking a stay at the brand new Hilton Aventura Miami, a modern and luxurious city-scape hotel that just opened Spring 2021. Nestled between Greater Miami and Greater Ft. Lauderdale, exactly 12 miles from each major airport, Hilton Aventura Miami is the go-to hotel for travelers seeking a safe and centrally located respite. Located in one of the area’s most upscale neighborhoods, Hilton Aventura Miami offers 208 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, with connecting room capabilities for groups, as well as ample amenities on-site, such as an elevated pool deck with cabanas; a signature restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunches; a lobby bar offering craft cocktails, mixology and events like live music and wine tastings; as well as an on-site coffeeshop, parking garage, 24/7 fitness studio and shuttle service offering complimentary rides to nearby attractions like Hollywood, Hallandale and Sunny Isles beaches.
Fall brings the most awaited time of year in the land of Fire & Ice: the return of the Aurora Borealis. To experience this majestic world wonder in its full glory, adventurers must travel to Southern Iceland for good odds and optimum viewing. Hotel Rangá is arguably the best place for skygazers to stay given its prime countryside location providing darker skies and less artificial lights. The hotel is also home to an advanced observatory with a roll-off roof and two high quality astronomical telescopes perfect for nights when the Northern Lights may not make a visit (as that experience is never guaranteed). It is the pet project of one of the island's most well-known astronomy experts, who is on hand on clear nights to guide guests through a stellar star gazing experience. Hotel Rangá also offers guests wake up calls to ensure there will not be a missed opportunity and an Age of Aurora offer for a four night stay for better odds. Visitors staying at Hotel Rangá can spend their days exploring nearby volcanoes, caves, and black sand beaches, and by dark, prep for the big show in the sky by cozying up in a continent-themed suite, noshing on seasonal Nordic fare at Restaurant Rangá and soaking in the hotel's outdoor geo-thermal hot tubs.
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Adventure-seeking families looking to get the whole family involved and try a variety of new activities can book a stay at Barnsley Resort. Located in the foothills of northwest Georgia, this 3,000 acre resort-meets-playground offers charming cottage-style accommodations, true Southern hospitality and a variety of outdoor activities the whole family will love.amilies can book the Family Fun Package, which includes overnight accommodations, daily breakfast for two, a welcome amenity of a Barnsley Resort canvas tote bag and Family Adventure Journal and a $200 activity credit for use towards almost any resort activities. From spending the day hiking through miles of trails, relaxing on the 18-hole Jim Fazio golf course, sporting clays at the Beretta Shooting Grounds, or checking out the resort’s newest activities of archery and axe throwing, there’s an activity for every person in the family. To stay fueled up for all of the adventure, families can enjoy an upscale dinner at Rice House, located in a 19th century farmhouse delivering a curated garden-to-table menu by the resort’s Executive Chef Nicolas Lebas. When it’s time to hit the hay, the resort’s multi-bedroom Estate Cottages give everyone their own room and spacious living area to share with fireplace and dining area where families can share some quality time together.
The JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa sits at the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone and on one of the area's longest and most pristine beach stretches. Right now, you can score the Viva la Vacation package, where you truly will be living your best vida! The resort is your oyster when booking this package and you’ll receive a $100 daily resort credit to use throughout the property. Kick-start your day with a buffet breakfast at one of the ten on-property restaurants, Sasi Thai, followed by lounging poolside with a bucket of craft beers. For a truly relaxing escape, book a beach cabana to bask in the sun and enjoy the soothing sounds of crashing waves. To connect with the local culture and ancient mysticism of the Mayans, be sure to book a treatment at the property’s 35,000 square foot Mayan-inspried spa. This three-story spa is the perfect combination of luxe and relaxation and offers zen sound healing and a wide variety of Mayan-inspired treatments, all geared towards uniting guests with Mexico’s culture, history and tradition.This offer is valid for stays now through December 31, 2021 and can be booked by using promo code ES7. For more information, and to book this deal, click here.
Located only minutes from the airport, the recently renovated Los Angeles Airport Marriott is the perfect L.A. landing spot for travelers who want to go, see and do all that SoCal's famous endless summer has to offer this Fall. Guests can hop off the plane, check in and check out Venice Beach and the iconic Abbot Kinney Boulevard or catch a Rams game or concert at the brand new and nearby SoFi Stadium. After a long day of exploring the city of Angels, guests can relax in one of the hotel's recently renovated guest rooms and get a front row seat to the airplane action on the LAX runway, take a refreshing dip at Marriott's resort-style, outdoor pool, or try one of their three in-house restaurants, offering everything from juicy steak to locally sourced vegan cuisine. Marriott Bonvoy members can also check out the hotel's stylish M Club – complete with local brews and skyline views.Valid until October 31, 2021, guests can book a minimum of 5 consecutive nights with the Stay Longer offer. Visit www.marriott.com/laxap and use code: LTS to book.
Come to life on one of Mexico’s holidays this November in Puerto Vallarta. During Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, guests can immerse themself in rich Mexican culture from colorful altares and decorated cemeteries to festive parades and celebrations. Located nearby downtown, between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Banderas Bay, Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa is the perfect getaway for those who want to walk among the dead.The resort offers a special Dia de los Muertos package inviting guests to enjoy a four-course dinner to taste the flavors of Mexico and learn about long-held local traditions with a celebratory event complete with live folkloric entertainment right on site. To book, visit puertovallartamarriott.com and use code P51. (Available through November 2)
Whisk away to Key Largo for a Caribbean-inspired vacation without ever having to leave the US this fall. Just 1.5 hours from Miami and situated along 14 secluded beachfront acres, Playa Largo Resort & Spa is the go to destination for travelers wanting a sunny yet cool getaway marked by its laid-back beach house vibe and curated service.The “Bubbles and Bliss'' Spa package is a perfect deal for duos looking to pamper themselves. Couples will receive a 50-minute treatment each day of their stay, along with a glass of Champagne and 20% off additional spa services. Other memorable experiences include the property’s romantic Eventide celebration at sunset, or a gourmet Water Table culinary tasting. This exclusive experience includes a multi-course dinner set beneath the soft glow of string lights at a table set in the calm bay waters. Couples can dip their toes into the water while enjoying a front-row view to some of Florida’s most iconic cotton-candy colored sunsets. Use code ZJ1 to book at playalargoresort.com.
Enjoy a year-round tropical getaway in Bimini, the closest Bahamian island to the coastal U.S. and home to Resorts World Bimini — an oceanfront complex that encompasses a chic Hilton hotel, world-class casino, marina, and a brand new private beach. The seven-mile island is surrounded by the bright blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, and views are best enjoyed with a drink in hand while sunbathing at one of two hotel pools: the ground-floor lagoon pool or the rooftop infinity pool, both of which have poolside bars with specialty cocktails and local bites.For an immersive experience, the recently-opened Resorts World Bimini Beach is a 4.5-acre private beach and lounge that blends laidback luxury with unrivaled ocean backdrops and chic vibes similar to beach clubs in Mykonos or Tulum. With beachfront cabanas, two pools, shaded hammocks, rustic decor, direct beach access, and daily live entertainment, Resorts World Bimini Beach introduces just one more reason to frequent this all-encompassing resort.This fall, guests can take advantage of two packages: “Sail and Stay” and “Fly and Stay.” The “Sail and Stay” package is $515 per person and includes roundtrip Balearia ferry transportation and a two-night stay at the Hilton at Resorts World Bimini ($1,200+ value). The “Fly and Stay” package covers two- or three-night stays and round-trip seaplane flights with Tropic Ocean Airways. The two-night stay with flights is $835 per person ($1,510+ value) while the three-night stay with flights is $1,010 per person ($1,960+ value).
The Caribbean island nation of St. Maarten welcomes curious visitors inspired to renew their passion for life via nature-immersive, wellness, and experiential travel opportunities. Occupying the southern part of the island it shares with French overseas territory Saint Martin, the beloved, Dutch-owned Caribbean destination offers one of the region's most diverse menus of multicultural experiences, inclusive of the color-laden capital of Philipsburg, serene lagoons, 37 sundry beaches, fascinating salt pans, and beyond.For those seeking a private escape this fall, luxury villa living is within reach via the SXM Villa Vibes campaign, which brings together a collection of luxurious villa accommodations offering travelers enticing perks on villa stays. From pay-per-bedroom options for families or a couple’s romantic respite, to splitting your stay — an affordable way for the ultimate girls’ getaway — villa guests will experience the true magic of the island. Offers also include free nights and concierge-level services and experiences, like sailing St. Maarten’s high seas. (Rates valid through December 14, 2021.)
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Looking for a weekend break? The recently renovated Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach, where chic meets coastal, serves as a central starting point for travelers looking for local Southern California culture and experiences in Los Angeles's South Bay neighbourhood. Shop til you drop at Del Amo Fashion Center or enjoy California inspired cuisine at Redondo Beach Pier. Check out local breweries or take part in one of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations in the area at Alpine Village throughout the month of October or go surfing at Redondo Beach. After a full day of fun, guests can unwind with dinner at the hotel’s own restaurant, 21 Square Bar + Restaurant, and try the properties own local craft beer, 21 and over brew. Book the Southern California Weekend package to lock in the best member rates through November 20, 2021 with promo code M96.
With close to 20 U.S. cities providing direct flights and many more providing connecting flights, Puerto Vallarta is one of the most easily accessible and stunning destinations on Mexico's Pacific Coast. With its unique mountains-meets-ocean landscape, colorful culture, ample culinary delights and soft sandy beaches, Puerto Vallarta is the ultimate destination and the Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta is the best option for group travelers. The resort is nestled between the beautiful mountains and Pacific Ocean beaches, offering easy access to the famous Puerto Vallarta Downtown and all attractions, a full-service spa, solo wellness activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, running trails, bike rentals and hiking; as well as sparkling pools, multiple restaurants, and well-appointed suites with private balconies offering panoramic sweeping views of the Bay (if you're lucky, you'll be able to enjoy a private whale-watching experience right from your balcony!).Valid now through December 21, 2021, The Vitamin D, Sea and Me package at Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta is the perfect experience for groups seeking an easy, breezy, tranquil and wellness-focused escape for an incredible price of less than $100 p/night for a partial ocean view double room. With this special, travelers enjoy a private balcony, plus daily breakfast, a healthy starter, one poke bowl and a crafted drink at El Palmar Restaurant, as well as the use of one pergola per stay. The offer is valid for two people per room and is valid until December 21, 2021. To take advantage of the special travelers must use the promotional code "BED" when booking.
With its iconic rolling hills dotted with vineyards and hilltop medieval villages, Tuscany is worthy of many cinematic feats. But beyond the fragrant olive trees and sun-drenched bike rides, there is plenty more to be discovered - history, architecture, and one of the world's richest musical cultures. Enter Lucca - the quaint town which birthed many of the world's greatest composers such as Giacomo Puccini, Nicolao Dorati, and Giovanni Lorenzo Gregori, just to name a few. The city's well-preserved Renaissance walls feature perfectly groomed lush greenery, expansive enough for strolling or cycling and taking in the sights of a town riddled with culture and music. As of last fall, the brand new Grand Universe Lucca, Autograph Collection takes center stage, celebrated as the first luxury hotel of its kind in this quintessential town. Enjoy a glass at Eterno, the hotel’s wine cellar that features top of the line collections and tasting sessions. Dine in the Legacy Restaurant that encompasses Lucca’s decadent gastronomy. Overlook the Tuscan city atop the Sommitá rooftop bar, the only rooftop bar in the city, complete with a musically inspired cocktail menu. Here guests also indulge in a variety of experiences that range from pasta workshops, to pastry making, to honey and olive oil tastings and pairings. Book your fall trip at granduniverselucca.com