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Beach Travel News: Naussau, Caicos Islands, Hawaii
(Portland, Oregon) - It's travel deal time for the holidays for lovers of the beach. It’s not just Oregon's coastline that’s available to travelers from Oregon. If you've got a hankering for warmer weather, Nassau, The Bahamas, the Turks & Caicos Islands and Hawaii beckon and cajole for less green this season.
The Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort, in Nassau, The Bahamas, has partnered with Spirit Vacations and Spirit Airlines to offer travelers value and savings to an island paradise that is easy to get to from most major U.S. gateways. Through November 12, 2008, guests can book their Bahamian getaway via Sprit Vacations and receive:
$99 roundtrip airfare from Fort Lauderdale or $199 roundtrip airfare from Boston; Atlantic City; New York (LaGuardia); Washington, D.C. (Dulles); Chicago; Detroit; Atlanta; Tampa; and Orlando.
Accommodations starting at $69 per person per night (based on double occupancy) at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort.
A free round of golf at the Cable Beach Golf Club with the purchase of the first round of golf.
$20 in Free Play Cash to use at the neighboring Crystal Palace Casino. Complimentary non-motorized water sports. Complimentary Internet access in resort lobby and guestroom. Kids 4 and under stay and eat for free.
Room rates are per person, per night, based on double occupancy and availability. Taxes, gratuities and resort fees not included. Free round of golf must be redeemed at the time the first round of golf is purchased. Offer not applicable to groups or with other special offers. Additional restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Travel must be completed between November 6, 2008 and June 17, 2009. Offer is exclusively available through Spirit Vacations. For more information or reservations, visit www.SpiritVacations.com or call 407-583-5216.
Situated on a 1,000-foot stretch of one of Nassau’s spectacular white-sand beaches, the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort is set on seven exquisite acres of stunning waterscape, including three freshwater pools with flowing waterfalls, a swim-up bar and oversized whirlpools nestled among tropical landscaping. The resort houses six restaurants and lounges serving a variety of island specialties and international cuisine.
The 694-room Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort offers accommodations featuring a large private balcony or patio. Rooms are equipped with high-speed Internet access, LCD flat-screen televisions and the signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Bed - a multi-layered creation adorned with voluptuous down pillows, sensuous cotton sheets and a signature blanket and duvet.
For more information on the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort, call 1-877-782-0149 or visit www.sheraton.com/nassau.
Caribbean aficionados know the best rates of the year are available in summer. Now, Amanyara in the Turks & Caicos Islands, one of the most sybaritic resorts of all, is going one step further by extending its summer rates through December 18, 2008 for all pavilions and villas at the resort, including a new Beach Villa category that was just launched on November 1.
Summer rates start at $1,100 for a pavilion and range to $11,000 for a five-bedroom Beach Villa with cook and housekeeper. Effective January 4, 2009, rates for the same accommodations will start at $1,550 and range to $13,950.
Just steps from the pristine reefs of Northwest Point Marine National Park, Amanyara is a paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers. The resort's 40 timber-shingled pavilions are nestled on the edge of tranquil ponds and in vegetation along the shoreline or oceanfront. Pavilions feature three terraces surrounding a central bedroom and living room while all villas have spacious living areas, outdoor dining salas and three, four or five bedrooms. The new Beach Villas enjoy direct access to Amanyara's stunning white-sand beach.
Amanyara's rates include airport transfers, non-motorized water sports, use of the tennis courts, mini-bar (non-alcoholic) and telephone calls. Villa bookings require a three-night minimum and stays of five nights or more receive complimentary breakfast and dinner served from the villa's kitchen. Summer rates are not applicable during the US Thanksgiving holiday (November 26 to 30, 2008 inclusive).
To know more, visit www.amanresorts.com. For reservations, call toll-free 1-866-941-8133.
For more beachy fun, Hawaii is taking advantage of the upcoming holiday season for some truly warm seasonal wishes.
The Halekulani has been hosting visitors to Waikiki Beach for nearly 100 years. Today its reputation for gracious hospitality, impeccable service and magnificent cuisine is unequaled on Oahu and renowned throughout the world - making it the perfect place to spend the holidays.
Guests staying a the resort during this period can enjoy Le Mer, Hawaii’s only AAA five diamond restaurant, and House Without A Key featuring Hawaiian entertainment and dancing under the stars nightly. Travelers can also relax and unwind after a busy year at SpaHalekulani, the first spa to fully explore the healing traditions of the Pacific Islands.
Book a stay at Halekulani for Christmas Eve and catch a glimpse of St. Nick surfing into Gray’s Beach. Sporting Hawaiian beach shorts and traditional Halekulani Orchid lei, the sun-tanned Santa is set to arrive on an outrigger canoe bearing holiday cheer for young and old. This traditional Halekulani holiday event is a favorite for travelers. www.halekulani.com.