What's it going to be this fall and winter: wool socks or warm sand between your toes? If your feet vote for the beach, check out these island-wide discounts in the Caribbean and Bermuda. Since they're valid across many participating properties, these deals offer a quick way to jump-start your vacation planning.
The Cayman Fall Getaway rounds up discounts on accommodations, attractions, and dining. Hotel deals include 20 percent off ocean-view condos at the Turtle Nest Inn & Condos, with rates from $148 per night, including a rental car, on stays of a week or more. Other deals offer discounts, resort credits, free nights, and other perks for fall stays. Booking deadlines vary by offer.
Curacao on Sale features hotel and resort discounts around the island, including 55 percent off at the Hotel Kura Hulanda Spa and Casino, a fourth night free at the Hilton Curacao, and rates from $89 per night at the Academy Hotel Curacao. Book by October 15 for travel by December 15. The island-wide sale also includes deals on diving, attractions, tours, and even air-and-hotel packages.
Saint Lucia's Warm Winter Values deliver hot savings on vacations through the end of January. Deals vary by property, but include two free nights with five paid nights at the Stonefield Estate Villas, and 35 percent off rooms at the Royal by rex resorts.
The St. Croix Fantastic Flight Promotion delivers an instant credit of $500, a sixth night free, and $150 in free dining and activities to travelers booking through one of 15 participating providers. Providers include CheapCaribbean.com, Pleasant Holidays, and Travelocity. Book by October 31 for stays through December 15. The U.S. Virgin Islands are running several other deals as well, including discounted stays at boutique hotels and deals on dive vacations.
Though it's not technically in the Caribbean, Bermuda has also launched an island-wide deal of note, the Compliments of Bermuda promotion offering additional free nights on paid stays through March 31, 2012. Properties with third-night-free deals include the Grotto Bay Beach Resort and The Reefs Hotel & Club. Hotels offering the fourth night free include the Pompano Beach Club and The Royal Palms. The Rosedon Hotel and Surf Side Beach Club are offering the fifth night free. Bermuda is also running other deals for the coming months. Note that Bermuda's location north of the Caribbean makes it cooler than the other islands listed here. While it's a bit cold for ocean swimming, the season is a popular time for golf and spa vacations.
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