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6 Travel Deals for a Quick Summer Escape

From the Bahamas to the Galapagos Islands, all types of adventure await. Time to start planning.

June 24, 2021
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Waves crash on the shores of a beach resort.
Slip away to a gorgeous stretch of San Juan sand, and don’t forget to order a piña colada or two. Caribe Hilton

Chances are you’ve been feeling that itch. You know the one—when you start to wonder if your luggage is up to snuff and your favorite swim trunks still fit. If your passport has expired or if it’s too late to score Global Entry enrollment. If your friends are willing to watch the dog, even though you never really thanked them properly for the last time, or if your neighbor is willing to pick up your Amazon subscription boxes from your doorstep for the next two weeks. You know, the travel itch.

Well, if you’re ready to get out there and you’ve taken care of the things that will make travel safer for everyone, it’s time to start scratching. Now, it’s just a matter of how far you want to go. Road trip to Florida? We have some ideas and deals. Rest and relaxation in Turks and Caicos? It’s here. Your ultimate dream Galapagos adventure? It’s back on. Just don’t scratch too much all at once.

Resort World Bimini—Bahamas

An island beach resort.
On top of a private beach and amenities galore, this resort boasts an especially convenient location. Resort World Bimini

Our favorite thing about visiting this wonderland is the roundtrip Tropic Ocean Airways seaplane flights from Ft. Lauderdale. Bring the kids and watch their eyes fill with wonder as you touch down on the water—just don’t be surprised when they only ever want to fly this way again.

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The Fly and Stay experience includes this unique transportation, as well as two or three nights at The Hilton Resort World Bimini, but what really matters is what awaits travelers—a beautiful private beach.

All Things Bonaire

salt pans on an island.
Bonaire’s iconic salt pans are a beloved sight for visitors. Tourism Bonaire

Now that Bonaire has joined the A and C Islands in lifting travel restrictions and implemented a plan to keep travelers safe and healthy, there is a collective effort to make paradise a little more enticing. The “Bonaire Misses You” campaign offers a 10 percent discount on accommodations and dining, with plenty of opportunities for adventure and excitement, too.

Book rooms at popular spots like Divi Flamingo Beach Resort and Casino (which also boasts a Divi Devotion Discount) or The Bellafonte (among many others), or you can make adventure the centerpiece by choosing Buddy Dive Resort.

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Caribe Hilton—San Juan, Puerto Rico

A beach pool and palm trees at an island beach resort.
Poolside or beachside, there’s no wrong -side at this legendary resort. Caribe Hilton

If all you’ve wanted for the last 16 months or so is your favorite poolside cocktail, then you should treat yo’self to the resort that invented the piña colada. Making this an even easier choice is a deal for 25 percent off rates, valid through December 31.

Westin Resort & Spa—Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

An aerial view of an island beach resort.
Grab a lounger on the sand and focus on what matters most: you. Westin Resort & Spa

It goes without saying that we are big on wellness this year—everyone is. Who among us doesn’t want to visit paradise AND make some repairs to our physical and mental well-being while we’re at it? The Vitamin Sea, D and Me experience at Westin Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta offers great rates and a healthy start to each day, which will give you the extra cash and energy to enjoy the best this area has to offer.

Wymara Resort and Villas—Turks and Caicos

An island beach resort.
What’s better than two extra nights in paradise? Four, of course. Wymara Resort and Villas

If your heart has been set on returning to the beautiful, iconic sand of Grace Bay Beach, why not do it with a few extra days added to your vacation? Wymara Resort and Villas invites guests to “Reclaim Your Travel” by receiving seven nights when they pay for five, or 14 when they pay for 10, which is the perfect way to enjoy R and R in the T and C.

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Origin and Theory by Ecoventura—The Galapagos Islands

A large cruising yacht on the water.
Cruising in luxury to one of the most incredible places on Earth needs no sales pitch. Ecoventura

And now for something a little different. Ecoventura’s Origin and Theory luxury expedition yachts are ideal choices for not only getting back to your bucket list adventures, but also cruising in a safe, comfortable environment that is limited to 20 guests. For July, select sailings are 25 percent off, so getting to the Galapagos Islands should be at the top of your travel agenda.

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