PHOTO: Hotel Catalina & Courtyard Garden Suites. (photo courtesy of Hotel Catalina)
Ready to swap slush and snow for sand and surf?
Better yet, are you ready to do that without completely draining your slush fund?
Here are 10 packages that let you wipe away the winter blues with an escape to warmer-weather bliss:
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Los Cabos, Mexico
1) Hotel El Ganzo
At the base of the Puerto Los Cabos Marina, Hotel El Ganzo offers a bevy of options with an appeal to a wide range of interests.
Yogis can elevate their chi with a Wellness Package that includes a yoga class, four-handed Abhyanga massage, detoxifying wrap and holistic purification ritual (including body exfoliation). Rates are from $445.
Honeymooners can extend wedded bliss with El Ganzo's Honeymoon Package that elevates the love via welcome amenity, flower arrangements, daily breakfast and romantic dinner for two on the beach. Rates are from $355.
Adventurous travelers can tap into a pair of heart-pumping options that range from extreme action with the Wild Canyon Package for $210 to a Snorkel Package for $240 that includes snorkeling, sailing, SUP, premium open bar, lunch and snacks.
Golfers can tee off with a championship round and access to food and beverage stations at Puerto Los Cabos Golf Course from $325.
All packages include accommodations and are valid year round. Based on double occupancy, prices are per room, per night and are also subject to a 29 percent tax and service charge. To book, visit Hotel El Ganzo.
2) Marquis Los Cabos
The all-suite, adults only AAA Four Diamond Marquis Los Cabos welcomes parties of two with Mexican bliss via the Marquis Experience package. It's available in junior suite and luxury suite categories.
Packages range from:
— A master suite with plunge pool.
— Oceanfront casita with private pool.
— Presidential Suite, which indulges via private luxury car transportation upon airport arrival and departure, a bottle of wine and welcoming decor in-room upon arrival, private check-in, welcome cocktail and complimentary Wi-Fi access. While the package can be booked online at Marquis Los Cabos, those booking directly via phone at (877) 238-9399 are eligible for an additional 10 percent discount.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
3) Faena Hotel
Based on availability, Faena Hotel’s “Faena Escape” lures with a complimentary third night after a two-night stay on “Best Available Rate” bookings.
The location is key, with the property just steps from the city's riverside promenade and ecological reserves, and only five minutes from the financial district and government house.
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4) Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires
At the newly renovated Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires, guests experience the brand’s signature elegance with 20 percent off room rates on a two-night minimum stay. The property also extends the third and fourth night free on “Best Available Rate” bookings.
Situated in the heart of Buenos Aires' exclusive La Recoleta district, Four Seasons is within convenient access of the capital city’s business and cultural attractions.
5) The Cliff Hotel
Those staying another day in paradise receive it on the house at The Cliff Hotel. Guests can linger a little longer with an additional day relaxing by the pool, lounging on the cliffs, enjoying gorgeous sunsets or savoring delectable cuisine presented by celebrated chef, Cindy Hutson.
Plans range from the fourth night free with daily snorkeling, yoga and meditation to two free nights on a 10-night stay. Perks for the latter tack on a full daily breakfast, plus Club MoBay arrival and departure VIP passes.
Nightly rates are from $450 (plus tax and service charge) on bookings made by April 11, 2017, for stays through April 15, 2017. The offer is available on all room categories, including private villas.
6) CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa
Nestled in the crescent curve of Anguilla’s Rendezvous Bay, CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa is gearing up for gals with its four-night “Girlfriend’s Getaway” package. The Leading Hotels of the World member engages with its Venus Spa, culinary experiences and an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Greg Norman.
Perks include full breakfast daily at Café Med or Continental en suite, plus two lunches and two dinners for two at a choice of resort restaurants. Each person will also receive a Repechage gift, Pina Colada Pedicure, 50-minute warm stone massage, 50-minute relaxation or deep tissue massage and 80-minute Ladies Pampering Spa Package.
Beachfront junior suite rates are from $5,035 through April 1, and from $2,825 from April 2 - Dec. 16, 2017.
7) Port Ferdinand
New, direct flights are making winter access to Barbados even easier. Just short of its first anniversary, Port Ferdinand entices visitors with 45 percent off rates (using code PF45) for bookings made before March 31, 2017.
This boater’s paradise on the historical northwest coast of the Barbados Riviera features a spa, fitness center, watersports, beach services, kids club and an 18-hole golf simulator. Rates cover a VIP meet and greet upon arrival at Grantley Adams International Airport, complimentary food pack of breakfast items on arrival, plus complimentary water taxi transportation between Port Ferdinand and sister resort, St. Peter's Bay.
While nightly rates are typically from $1,250 for a one-bedroom suite in winter, those booking with code PF45 will enjoy up to 45 percent off for stays through December 2017.
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8) Sheraton Kauai Resort
Known for its endless summer climate, Hawaii remains a favorite winter escape among those who covet a tropical vibe. On the 50th State’s “Island of Discovery,” Sheraton Kauai Resort features a Paradise Sale that provides a daily buy-one-get-one breakfast buffet at open-air Lava’s restaurant just steps from the sands of Poipu Beach.
Nightly rates are from $304 for garden view rooms and $454 for deluxe oceanfront accommodations when using the booking reference LBPKG1. Visit the resort’s website or call (888) 627-8113.
9) The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
Nestled 200 feet above the Kauai coastline, The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas gears up for family winter travel with its Stay Connected package.
Book a deluxe island view one-bedroom villa from $648 nightly and receive a connecting studio villa to expand the configuration into a two-bedroom villa sleeping eight. Villas include such homey comforts as a fully equipped kitchen and kitchenette, washer/dryer and access to 20 barbecue grills sprinkled throughout the resort’s expansive grounds. Book online at westinprinceville.com or call (866) 716-8140 and mention rate plan LAPKG1.
10) Hotel Catalina & Courtyard Garden Suites
Off the coast of sunny Southern California, enjoy Catalina Island without the summer crowds via Hotel Catalina & Courtyard Garden Suites’ Best of Winter Package. Enjoy a one-night midweek or two-night weekend stay in a courtyard room with a king bed, round-trip boat transportation on Catalina Express, plus discounts on local dining and tours.
With a two-night minimum stay, Hotel Catalina’s per person double occupancy rates are from $81 midweek and $184.50 on weekends. At Courtyard Garden Suites, respective rates are from $123.50 midweek and $289.50. The package is valid through March 30, 2017. To reserve, call (800) 540-0184.