Travel companies have jumped on the Cyber Monday bandwagon, offering discounts—some as much as 40% off—on resorts, city hotels, adventure tours, and more. The online sales day, popular for bargains on clothing, gadgets, and big screen televisions, now offers savvy planners a chance to wrap themselves and their families in a great vacation at a good price, (a more memorable gift than a comfy sweater). Here are some deals to consider. Note: Some discounts disappear by December 1, so, if interested, don’t delay booking.
Jamaica: Half Moon, Montego Bay
Sprawled on 400 acres, Half Moon Resort has been offering upmarket beach stays for more than 60 years. Managed by RockResorts since 2011, the resort offers two miles of beach, grounds blooming with bougainvillea and hibiscus, a 68,000-square foot spa, a golf course, tennis center, stables, dolphin interaction program, and a children’s center.
Cyber Monday Deal: Receive up to 40% off suites (rates start at $419) or receive up to 25% off villas (rates start at $1,165). Book by 11:59 pm, EST, Dec. 1 for stays through Aug. 15, 2016. Four-night minimum required between Jan. 2 and March 11, 2016.
To its roster of engaging activities, Club Med Punta Cana adds Creactive by Cirque du Soleil, a playscape where children and adults learn circus skills such as flying on a trapeze, tightrope walking, trampoline jumping, clowning, and more. Happily exhausted, you can zone out at the resort’s new Zen Oasis, an adults-only area with a pool, palapa for yoga lessons, and 78 guest rooms.
The property at Punta Cana is one of eight Club Med resorts offering Cyber Monday deals. All Club Meds include lodging, meals and most activities in the room rate. Depending on the destination, enjoy windsurfing, waterskiing, sailing, playing golf or tennis and of course, sunning and swimming. Some properties such as Turks & Caicos target couples and singles, but many of the others feature supervised children’s programs.
Cyber Monday Deal: Save up to 50% at eight Club Med resorts. Book before Dec. 2 for travel through June 15, 2016.
In the heart of Oranjestad, Aruba’s capital, the Renaissance offers two lodging options: the family-friendly Renaissance Ocean Suites, which are one-bedroom units with a living area, mini-fridge and microwave, or the adults-only Renaissance Marina Hotel. Guests at both accommodations take a three-minute water taxi ride to the Renaissance’s beach on a private island.
Cyber Monday Deal: With the “Unplug” package, receive up to a 20% discount off the best room rate, daily American breakfast buffet, 15% discount on a spa treatment, and free post-treatment spa cocktails. Book before Dec. 2 for stays between Dec. 7, 2015 and March 27, 2016.
Starwood Hotels and Resorts: Worldwide
Nothing makes you sleep better on vacation than knowing you got a great deal. Starwood offers sweet dreams by discounting rooms at some 1,000 of its properties. Look for deals on stays at the Sheraton, Aloft, Element, Westin, Le Méridien, W, The Luxury Collection, and St. Regis hotels and resorts.
Cyber Monday Deal: Save up to 25% on rooms for stays through Sept. 6, 2016. (Exceptions may apply). Starwood Preferred Guests may receive an additional savings of up to 5%. Book by Dec. 6.