14 Summer Vacation Packages Worth the Money
While spring is barely here, it’s not too soon to start planning your summer vacation. Move beyond dreaming to snap up deals at awesome destinations.
Mt. Pleasant, Bermuda
You really can’t go wrong in Bermuda, especially at the Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa. Take your pick of the historic Shoreby House, a 2,500 square-foot suite where luminaries like President Woodrow Wilson, Mark Twain, and Charlie Chaplin have stayed. All the suites have kitchens so families eat in to save money. Dine outside watching the sunset from your balcony. And you can take advantage of the 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, and infinity pool. Venture off for sunset sails, biking and kayaking tours, dolphin interactions, and for the adventurous cliff diving. The Stay Together, Play Together Package includes lodging, daily breakfast, $25 per day dining credit, savings and discounts on purchases at over 50 locations around the island, a tennis or golf lesson for kids, a complimentary round of golf on the resort’s championship 18-hole course, free water shuttle to downtown Hamilton, and free airport transfers. Prices start at $578 a night for the one-bedroom suite that sleeps four.
Sail aboard MSC Cruises new MSC Bellissima for a seven-night sail from Barcelona with ports of call in Marseille, France and in Genoa and Naples, Italy and Valletta in Malta. Onboard, you’ll enjoy 12 dining venues and more than 20 bars and lounges. MSC take technology and entertainment to a higher level. MSC Bellissima boasts the very latest guest-centric technology with the introduction of the world’s first virtual personal cruise assistant, ZOE. Another highlight is the two new Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows: SYMA and VARÉLIA. There are deals to be had, like $1,088 starting average per person, instead of $2,158. Before you go, find out what travel experts want you to know before booking a cruise.
Hot Springs, Virginia
There’s something to be said for Southern hospitality. The 2,000-acre historic Omni Homestead Resort—which has been visited by 23 presidents—has hot springs, a water park, a spa, two 18-hole golf courses, zip lining, tennis courts, and more. You can choose from activities like archery, flyfishing (and a fly-casting clinic for novices), a gorge hike, hayrides, skeet, group horseback rides, canoeing, kayaking, mountain bike rental, paintball, and more. The Endless Adventure package includes on-property activities, a special rate for the Cascades Golf Course, the KidsClub, and parking. Rates average $508 per night. Save even more money by knowing how to avoid these top 10 vacation money-wasters.
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
The Club Med Punta Cana makes it easy to do it up in DR where the action is non-stop. For sure, one of the highlights is the opportunity for the entire family to learn acrobatic skills such as aerial, flying trapeze, and tight rope walking through Club Med Punta Can’s Creactive by Cirque Du Soleil. Its Spring into Summer Sale offers starts at $119 per person plus perks like, 50 percent off for kids between 4 to 15 years old, kids under four stay free, plus free room upgrades. Want more destination options? Start with our list of 15 best summer vacation spots in the United States.
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