It’s January and they just went back, but believe me when I tell you this: March Break is just around the corner.
And if you’re dreaming of days where the kids aren’t running circles around you asking “What should we do now?” you’d do well to start planning your getaway…
….with them of course.
The good news is that there are plenty of deals** to be had but if you’re hoping to snag one you should act quickly. The closer we get to March, prices will rise and the choices will shrink. Here are a few deals to get you started:
Caribbean Hotel Deals:
Atlantis, Paradise Island : 3 nights in the Beach Tower at the Nassau resort for US $399 (pp/dbl occupancy) – that’s a 40% savigs. Best of all Kids 11 and under stay and play free! And while your kids are losing their minds with unlimited access to the Aquaventure water park, you and your spouse/partner/best friend/significant other can make the most of the complimentary Taste of Atlantis Pass that gives you over $150 of culinary experiences at premier Atlantis restaurants including Nobu, Jean-Georges’ Dune and Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill. Bookings must be made by February 9 for travel between now and April 27. For the fine print visit: http://www.atlantis.com/specials.aspx
St. Lucia: The Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort is offering a Winter Family Escape that includes a 2-bedroom jr. suite which has a four poster queen canopy bed and two twin beds as well as a Juliette balcony and sun deck for US $599.00. Amenities include kids clubs, teen programs and special menus. Valid for travel between now and April 30, 2011. Click here for more information
Jamaica: Half Moon, A RockResort, is offering a Junior Suite (accommodates a family of 4) between now and April 15, 2011 at rates that start at US$690/night. The deal includes Daily nanny service for up to 2 children 4 years old or younger (4 hours daily for 4 nights), daily breakfast for 2, roundtrip airport transfers and more. Children 12 and under sharing a room with 2 adults stay free and receive free daily breakfast. PLUS if you book between now and April 11 you’ll get 50% off meal plans for kids under 12 and the benefit of a special single parent rate. All kids can participate in the Very Important Little Persons Service which gives them a complimentary “Sleepy Treat” as well as special treatment at check in and throughout their stay.
North American Offers:
Ontario: Staying close to home over the break? Check the Ontario Travel Family Calendar
for a list of freebie events happening throughout the province, including free activities every Saturday at the new Bell Lightbox.
Niagara’s Great Wolf Lodge also has a deal this March. Their all-inclusive package means you get their ‘all you can eat’ breakfast & dinner buffet and lunch for each guest, one Thrill Pix Photo per family and 1 signature plush + 20 arcade tokens + 1 Cub Club Craft for each child on top of the always included 2 days of water park play and free parking. The deal for 2 adults and 2 children starts at CDN $389 per night. For details click here.
It would be downright un-Canadian not to include Florida in this list and the ‘’Made for Canadians’’ savings program means Orlando is even more attractive. The program offers more than 80 unique deals that can help families have a great vacation without breaking the bank on accommodations, attractions and dining and more. Deals include a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, fully furnished condominium at the Tuscana Resort for the special rate of US $89 per night plus taxes. ( A 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom fully furnished condominium is US$99 per night plus taxes.) Canadians can review the complete list of deals by visiting VisitOrlando.com/Canada or by calling 1-800-551-2006
Deals including Air:
Flight Centre has a number of deals on now that are perfectly suited for March Break.(All prices Cdn)
Pop over to family-friendly Myrtle Beach over the break and spend 5 nights in a 1-bedroom villa with full kitchen and private patio at the 4-star Kingston Plantation for $459pp (+ $128 taxes & fees). The Price is per person based on a family of 4 but children under the age of 18 are free and it includes AIR from Toronto. (Departs Mar 11)
Flight Centre is offering deals to some popular Canadian destinations as well: Mont Tremblant $679 +$143 taxes and fees. (Air + 4 Nights at the Marriott Residence Inn departs Mar 13)
For more details, deals from/to other cities call them at 1-877-967-5302 or visit www.flightcentre.ca
The new Family Program offered by Trafalgar launched last year and sold out all of its departures. If you feel like really getting away this spring consider departing on the March 10 South African tour which takes families on an African adventure with time to explore Cape Town, visit a Cheetah Outreach facility & participate in an African Safari in search of the Big Five. (You can save $175 off per person if you use promo code – PPTSM1756) For details click here.
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**Note all deals on the site were valid at the time they were posted. We have no control over the deals and make no promise that they will still be available at the time you read this post.**