Check the Flash- and Private-Sale Deals
We've reported on a handful of online flash-sale, private-sale, and discount-coupon agencies like Groupon that offer a constantly changing mix of destination deals. For example, our sister site SniqueAway currently posts promotional rates of $299 a night at the elegant Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort in St. Lucia for much of April and May, compared with regular prices of $490 per night. One caution, however: Don't always believe what the agencies say are the "regular" prices—they're often inflated. Instead, compare prices with TripAdvisor or some other good hotel-booking website.