Gulf Coast Vacationing with Great Deals, but do it around the Oil Spill

published on August 24th, 2010 in Florida Resorts, Florida vacations tagged ,

Supposedly BP’s damaged rig has been sealed and no longer spills oil into the Gulf of Mexico , but Gulf Coast communities continue to offer special promotions to remind travelers that their beaches are clean and open for business, and in doing so are extending some enticing offers to get travelers take the plunge and experience for themselves. 

Some of the Offers worth Considering:

Beaches of South Walton in northwest Florida are offering visitors $250 gift cards for shopping at designer outlet mall Silver Sands Factory Stores or for future travel on Southwest Airlines, which starts flights to the area in May.  The offer applies to guests who book stays of three nights or more at select beaches of South Walton hotels by Sept. 30.

The Naples Grande Beach Resort Waldorf Astoria Collection, in southwest Florida is offering packages through Sept. 6 starting at $109 a night. Book three nights and you get a fourth free at the 474-room resort near the beach. Children under 18 also get free breakfast. Rates are subject to availability and do not include taxes, tips and resort charges.

The Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi…this 1,740-room casino resort owned by MGM Resorts International is touting a “Stay and Play” package including a room and a round of golf at its Tom Fazio-designed course, the Fallen Oak. Rates per golfer are $209 a night Sunday through Thursday and $299 Friday and Saturday nights.

The Fisherman’s Village Resort & Marina in Punta Gorda, about a 45 minute drive north of Fort Myers in southwest Florida, has a fantastic fishing packages for guests.

Stay two nights at a vacation villa overlooking the Charlotte Harbor, and you get a full-service saltwater or back bay fishing charter, plus two tickets for a sunset cruise.

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