Great travel deals for June
The adults-only pool at Grace Bay Club in Turks & Caicos. Photo courtesy of Grace Bay Club.
Turquoise water and white sand beaches
Where: Grace Bay Club, Turks and Caicos Islands; 800-946-5757.
What is special: Grace Bay Club offers exquisite white sand beaches and warm, calm turquoise waters. The beachfront resort offers three distinct areas: the adults-only hotel with private restaurant, bar and pool; family villas with their own restaurant, bar and swimming pool; and the ultra-luxurious ‘Estate’, an exclusive resort within a resort. The Grace Bay Club’s Infiniti Bar is the world’s first oceanfront infinity bar and the longest bar in the Caribbean. Guests can relax and rejuvenate at Grace Bay Club’s Anani Spa and enjoy daily yoga sessions in the resort’s new treetop yoga pavilion. The resort also has tennis, a kids’ club, gym, and bicycles. At the water’s edge, a boat takes guests to secluded beaches and uninhabited islands where they can sunbathe or hunt for seashells and sand dollars. Other water activities include sailing, kitesurfing, fishing and snorkeling on the third largest barrier reef in the world. Staff can arrange outings including kayaking in the Chalk Sound Nature Preserve, snorkeling, guided dive trips, and golf. Guests can enjoy a variety of restaurants ranging from the casual Just Tacos on the beach to the fine dining Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar by the sea.
The agreement: The “Return at The “Paradise” offer includes 20% discount on the room rate and daily breakfast. Washingtonian readers receive a $100 resort credit. Rates start at $750 per room per night before the discount. To reserve, call 800-946-5757 and mention Washingtonian.
When: Valid for stays until December 21, 2022.
The Florida Panhandle
Where: Osprey Pointe of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, Florida; 800-277-0800.
What is special: There are now nonstop flights on American and Allegiant Airlines from the DC area to the Emerald Coast in the panhandle of Florida, where this resort is located. Osprey Pointe offers spacious two-, three-, and four-bedroom floor plans with kitchens, washer and dryers, and balconies. The resort has over seven miles of beaches, four championship golf courses, 15 tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a fitness center and a spa. The village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village, offers shops, restaurants and nightlife. Guests have access to all amenities of Sandestin Golf and Resort in all areas.
The agreement: There “Washingtonian Readers Deal” includes 25% off your stay and a beach bag with accessories (Sandestin towels and cups). There is a three night minimum. Rates start at $375 per night after discount. To book, click here and use promo code SAVE25.
When: Book before June 30 for stays from June to October.
Where: Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia; 470-391-1234.
What is special: This upscale hotel is in the trendy Buckhead neighborhood, with plenty of dining, entertainment, and shopping. Rooms feature 10-foot ceilings, oversized windows with views of the Atlanta skyline, Nespresso coffeemakers, and plush jersey hooded bathrobes. Spaceman, the hotel’s rooftop bar and lounge with indoor and outdoor seating, serves small plates and craft cocktails with plenty of TVs. Downstairs, Mount Royal serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Places to visit in the city include World of Coca-Cola, CNN Studios, and Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park.
The agreement: The “Washingtonian Exclusive Deal” includes 20% off room rate, complimentary valet parking ($40 value) and late check-out. Room rates start at $239 after discount. To book click here.
When: Valid for stays until July 31.
golf in paradise
Where: Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, Carretera La Romana, Dominican Republic; 866-818-4966.
What is special: This 7,000-acre resort offers the only private beach in the country, as well as five swimming pools, snorkeling, kayaking, pedal boating, fishing, sailing, tennis, horseback riding, a shooting range, a fitness center, spa and seven restaurants. Its three championship golf courses include Pete Dye’s signature course, Teeth of the Dog, carved into the rugged rock and coral of the Dominican coast and ranked number one in the Caribbean according to top100golfcourses.com.
The agreement: The “Unlimited Golf with All Inclusive” package includes all meals, unlimited rounds at Dye Fore (27 holes) and The Links (18 holes) golf courses, and a $199 preferred rate on Teeth of the Dog. Children under 17 golf for free when playing with their parents. Also included are use of a four-passenger golf cart per room, unlimited horseback riding, use of the property’s tennis courts, a round at the 245-acre gun club, non-motorized water sports, and use of the resort’s fitness center. Washingtonian readers receive a free 30-minute lesson at the Golf Learning Center, a $75 value. Mention Washingtonian when booking the course; to book the lesson, call 809-523-8115. Prices start at $1,259 per room for two adults and two children.
When: Valid for stays until December 16.