5 Black Friday Travel Deals To Inspire Your Next Big Vacation

Or maybe two or three getaways. The discounts are just that good.

Planning a trip to the Maldives can seem like a daunting task, which is why the goal of any vacation in this luxurious destination is to find ultimate bliss and relaxation. By cost alone, this is the kind of getaway that'll usually turn a few hairs gray, which is why we always say: the best time to book a Maldives escape is during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Not only will you find a great discount, but the best resorts will also offer a ton of perks that will go a long way in ensuring that your Maldives vacation, be it your first or fifth, will be the most relaxing, fulfilling experience of your life. And look no further than one of the most popular names in this region...

Vakkaru Maldives

Black Friday? Cyber Monday? Travel Tuesday? Wanderlust Wednesday? Call it whatever you want but the deals remain the same—and exceptional. Home to some of the most phenomenal overwater villas on the planet, Vakkaru Maldives is all about adding special bonuses to your visit, and there's no way anyone returns home feeling anything less than blissful.

The Deal: Enjoy resort credits of $100 per villa or $200 per residence when booking direct, and then pack the schedule with spoils thanks to discounts of 30 percent off Merana Spa treatments, 40 percent off Ayurveda packages, and 20 percent off watersports like Jet Skis, Seabobs, and jetboards.

The Time: Book through December 6, 2023, for stays between now and May 15, 2024. (Some blackout dates apply.)

Atlantis Paradise Island

While it's not as secluded a destination as the Maldives, the Bahamas is far more convenient for families needing to get away from the winter chills. Just as the various accommodations at Atlantis Paradise Island cater to specific types of travelers, the Cyber Week Sale also has something for everyone. The biggest decision anyone will have to make won't be which tower, but "How long should we stay?"

The Deal: Guests booking stays between January 2 and November 30, 2024, will receive the fifth night free in addition to a resort credit of $250. The resort is also adding $20 to every $100 spent on beverages or marine adventure experience credits.

The Time: Booking for this deal runs through December 1, 2023.

Renaissance Wind Creek Curaçao Resort

I've been saying it for two years, but now more than ever it is time for your first visit to Curaçao. This island has a little bit of everything for every kind of traveler, from adventure and romance to amazing golf and more delicious food than you can handle (don't come home without trying iguana soup). With one of the best locations of any property, Renaissance Wind Creek Curaçao Resort is already a gateway to Willemstad's best landmarks, shops, and restaurants, and for a few more days it has some awesome deals, too.

The Deal: Using the promo code BOG, guests can receive discounts up to 50 percent off the best available rates for stays. That's a lot of extra cash for the food trucks.

The Time: Book now through November 28, 2023, for stays between November 25, 2023, and November 1, 2024.

Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort

People often ask me about the differences between Curaçao and Aruba, and the simplest answer is that the latter is for travelers who want constant entertainment and action. Aruba's best resorts have daily activities and often parties to keep visitors dancing into the night. It's not One Happy Island for nothing, friends. Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort also has its own little private beach packed with flamingos, which is just one of the reasons why, sale or not, it's arguably the best choice.

The Deal: The 70th anniversary of Aruba's Carnival is upon us and this resort is celebrating by offering guests a daily resort credit of $70 for stays of four nights or longer. (Use the promo code ZX0.)

The Time: Book now through November 28, 2023, for stays between November 25, 2023, and November 1, 2024.

Seven Stars Resort and Spa, Turks and Caicos

What's better than any discount? Grace Bay Beach. What's better than Grace Bay Beach? Staying here with great discounts, obviously. For travelers looking to get the most of their visit to one of the best beaches in the world, Seven Stars Resort and Spa is putting a spotlight on feeling fine with the addition of the new Wellness Studio that offers spinning, step aerobics, barre, pilates, and more. And The Farm at Grace Bay, which opened earlier this year, is also serving some of the best, most creative dishes in Providenciales, so this is truly the place to be.

The Deal: Enjoy 35 percent off Ocean View and Ocean Front accommodations, as well as a resort credit depending on length of stay ($100 for four nights, $150 for five, $200 for six, $300 for seven).

The Time: Book now through November 28, 2023, for stays between April 15 and December 19, 2024.