These fabulous resorts are offering special packages to entice visitors to book now, and although the deals won't last long, the memories from your stay will. Whether you want to explore the four elements in Aruba, take a road trip to Memphis or Columbus Ohio, tour an ice cave under the midnight sun, daily spa treatments in Key Largo, visit a Puerto Rican rainforest, or detox in Puerto Vallarta -- we have a package for you.
This has been the summer to get out of the house and immerse in the great outdoors, but not all of us want to camp at a nearby national park, especially when the islands are calling. For those travelers, Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino launched a new In The Elements experience. Offering the best nature-inspired fun of the One Happy Island (Aruba) to ensure guests can enjoy all aspects of Mother Nature, The Elements package aims to connect guests with the four elements -- fire, earth, water, and air.
The Elements package includes accommodations for five nights and activities to connect two adults with each of the elements: a windsurfing lesson for Wind, a demonstration on making the cockail Smoked Old Fashioned for Fire, a sunset picnic on the beach for two with the luxury picnic company 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 to book at arubamarriott.com.
Located in the heart of the Home of the Blues lies the new-build Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis, the very first and only hotel to acquire a famous Beale Street address. This 227-room-full-service hotel offers guests a central location to the vibrant entertainment district Memphis, Tennessee. is known for. Visitors can spend their days exploring Beale Street, indulging in the city’s famed barbecue or listening to the Blues, which Memphis is known for.
After some time getting to know the city, guests can head back to relax by the hotel’s resort-style pool with a drink in hand. When sunset rolls around, guests can head up to the hotel's whiskey bar, Beck & Call, Memphis’ only riverfront and rooftop bar where the cocktails are only rivaled by the views of the Mississippi River and “M '' bridge. Guests can continue to enjoy the view as they satisfy their hunger at the hotel’s riverfront restaurant CIMAS, serving Latin-American inspired fare with a Southern twist.
With so many big cities within driving distance, the hotel created a special Memphis or Bust package with special perks for those driving from Nashville, Atlanta, St. Louis, Birmingham and more. The package includes complimentary valet parking for one vehicle, a bottle of wine since travelers won’t need to check a bag, as well as complimentary, Put it in Park cocktail for when the road trip has come to a halt. Additionally, the resort has curated two playlists - timed at 3 hours and 5 hours - so that guests from these top drive market cities can amp up the trip with tunes timed for the drive. Playlists feature hits from famed Memphis artists like Elvis, Justin Timberlake, Johnny Cash and more. Use code “RDTRP” to book by August 15 to visit through October 31, 2021. Must present driver’s license from neighboring states to redeem. For more information, visit hyattcentricbealestreetmemphis.com
Located with easy access to numerous landmarks and attractions, including the Nationwide Arena and new Columbus Crew Stadium, the AC Hotel Columbus Downtown recently opened its doors to guests where the Arena District and Short North Art District intersect, providing the perfect home base for adventures and excursions in “the hippest city in the Midwest.” Grab a bite to eat at former milk carton factory turned food hall, Budd Dairy, bringing nine of the city's stand-out chefs together for the ultimate crave-worthy compilation of Columbus' best dishes — it’s nicknamed Flavor Town for a reason. To wind down for the evening, enjoy a sunset view from the hotel rooftop’s Lumin SkyBar, with an assortment of craft cocktails and Spanish-inspired tapas. Lumin overlooks Park Street, the bustling heartbeat of the city, combining rooftop with social hub. The hotel is offering a Summer Road Trip deal on bookings through August 22 where travelers receive a $50 gas credit per night of their visit and complimentary nightly parking.
Tucked away in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains lies Barnsley Resort, a 3,000-acre getaway where nature, history and hospitality come together as one. With 3,000 acres and 142 rooms, the grounds naturally provide the perfect backdrop to relax, unwind, and enjoy a charming and refined summer surrounded by nature. Spend the day hiking through miles of trails, relaxing on the 18-hole Jim Fazio golf course, or canoeing at 10-Acre lake. Explore the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains via a guided horseback ride, check out the resort's newest activities of archery, and axe throwing, or be surrounded by acres of trees while sporting clays at the Beretta Shooting Grounds. Bike through the village on one of the resort's cruiser bicycles and enjoy the rich and vibrant flowers that flank every inch of the sprawling Village Green, complemented by the expansive boxwood gardens near the historic Manor House Ruins, dating back to the 1840s. Guests can opt for accommodations in the 55-room Inn, or for a truly remote getaway, book one of the property's 39 individual cottages offering private accommodations ranging from one to seven bedrooms. Travelers can make up for lost time by booking the resort’s ‘Seize the Summer’ package, which includes a $150 daily activity credit valid toward golf, archery, axe throwing, sporting clays, and more, plus a complimentary signature Barnsley Resort canvas tote bag, ensuring that guests never miss a moment of excitement at the resort. To book, visit barnsleyresort.com
Whisk away to Key Largo for a Caribbean-inspired friendly vacation without ever having to leave the US this summer. Just 1.5 hours from Miami and situated along 14 secluded beachfront acres, Playa Largo Resort & Spa is a go to destination for LGBT travelers marked by its laid-back beach house vibe and curated service, the Bubbles and Bliss Spa package is a perfect deal for couples looking to pamper themselves. Couples will receive a 50-minute treatment each day of their stay, along with a glass of Champagne and 20 percent off additional spa services during their stay.
Other memorable experiences include the property’s romantic Eventide celebration at sunset, or a gourmet Water Table restaurant 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. For more information, or to book visit playalargoresort.com use code ZJ1
Located just minutes from the heart of historic Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, 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 percent off daily rates, plus early check-in and late check-out; subject to availability. Book now for travel through December 31; blackout dates apply. To book or for more information, head to CaribeHilton.com
Only 50 miles off the coast of South Florida, the expansive Resorts World Bimini sits on a beachfront complex in The Bahamas with a modern Hilton hotel, private marina, incredible spa, world-class casino, and brand new private beach. It’s easily accessible by both air and sea — just a 25-minute flight or two-hour ferry/boat ride away from Miami or Fort Lauderdale, or a 30-minute flight from Nassau. 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) or the brand new Resorts World Bimini Beach — a 4.5-acre private beach and lounge that blends boho-chic laidback luxury with unrivaled ocean backdrops and vibes similar to beach clubs found in Mykonos or Tulum.
The space is filled with private cabanas, two lagoon pools, hammocks and day beds, two bars, local bites, and a DJ booth with panoramic views for day-long entertainment. This summer, guests can take advantage of two deals: Sail and Stay and Fly and Stay. The Sail and Stay package is $478 per person and includes roundtrip Balearia ferry transportation from Fort Lauderdale 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 $668 per person ($1,510+ value) while the three-night stay with flights is $768 per person ($1,960+ value). Book at rwbimini.com.
Located just 10 minutes from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico’s main airport and a quick walk from the iconic Marina, the Westin Resort and Spa Puerto Vallarta is the go-to destination for gay travelers. A former coconut plantation turned wellness resort, the property welcomes visitors to 14 tranquil acres, a private stretch of beach, and a beautiful pool with swim-up bars surrounded by hundreds of palm trees. Suites are expansive and provide balconies with private hot tubs and panoramic views of the Banderas Bay. The resort offers world-class amenities and offerings, including a full-service spa, private beachside pergolas available for rental, a detox and wellness program with wellness menus at all restaurants and bars, signature restaurants and ample fitness and outdoor activities to enjoy.
The Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta was awarded with “Best Pride Hotel” by Gay Travel Awards 2019 presented by GayTravel.com. For less than $100 per night for a partial ocean view double room, travelers can take advantage of the Vitamin D, Sea, and Me package that is available until December 21, 2021. 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. To take advantage of the special travelers must use the promotional code "BED" when booking.
Put all of your stress behind when staying at Wymara Resort & Villas, a sleek boutique resort overlooking the iconic Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales, Turks + Caicos. Offering the perfect balance of contemporary island luxury and feels-like-family hospitality, the property features 91 island-inspired, modern guest rooms, including 32 suites and four penthouses with dramatic water views. Beyond the open-air lobby you will find a 7,000 square-foot mosaic-tiled swimming pool with floating island pods; followed by a 13-mile stretch of Grace Bay Beach, which offers some of the world’s brightest blue waters and the perfect backdrop for days spent on the white sand relaxing the mind, body and soul. Spend a few hours at the intimate Eminence Organic Spa to harness your inner vacation zen or head to the playful, beachfront rosé-themed Pink Bar — known for putting a spunky twist on classic cocktails — to dig your toes into the powdery sands or claim a beach bed to let your mind wander with a pink-hued cocktail in hand. The hotel is offering an irresistible offer, “Reclaim Your Travel,” leaving this Caribbean retreat will seem like an impossible feat. Stay seven nights, pay for five when you book the newly renovated resort; stay 14 nights, pay for 10; stay 21 nights, pay for 14; stay 28 nights, pay for 18. Valid through October 21, 2021. Visit www.wymararesortandvillas.com to experience this redefined Caribbean luxury.
While known for its awe-inspiring Northern Lights in winter, summer in Iceland means 24/7 daylight, providing extra hours to pack in the adventure and make up for missed time. Hike stunning green landscapes and chase waterfalls under the Midnight Sun, visit popular South Coast sights outside of the crowds, golf or fly fish late, spend the day on a black sand beach, or tolt through the countryside on an Icelandic horse. Hotel Ranga invites guests to maximize their adventure with a new ‘Seven Days of Fun Under the Midnight Sun’ package this summer. The offer includes accommodations for two plus a seventh night for free, and an activity which includes either the “fire” version- a trip in a Super Jeep to the volcanically heated Landmannalaugaur hot springs in the highlands - or the “ice” version - a Super Jeep tour of the South Coast and the Katla ice cave.
Alternatively, those seeking the ultimate week in Iceland’s adventure capital, can opt for a full week of five activities which include both the fire and ice tours, horseback riding or a round of golf, riding a buggy along a black sand beach and snowmobiling on top of the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Additionally, guests who book the package will receive a signature Midnight Sun Martini, perfect for sipping post adventure at Ranga Restaurant & Bar or in one of the hotel's geothermal outdoor hot tubs. The Seven Days of Fun Under the Midnight Sun is available to book now for travel through September 30, 2021. Visit hotelranga.is.