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.

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, Family and Fun

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

Located in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, the award-winning resort has been ranked as the #1 Best Golf Resort in Florida; ninth best golf resort in the country by Travel and Leisure Golf Magazine; ranked #10 by Golf Magazine for best course to play in the United States, and The Players course was ranked #1 best course to play in Florida by  Adding to the accolades, the resort was recently named by as one of the Best Beach Resorts for Families and chosen as one of the Top 10 Best Relaxation and Spa Hotels in North America by the readers of TripAdvisor.

The Resort has been running programs for families to receive credits per night at the resort, which can be used towards any of the resort’s many golf, restaurant and spa amenities.  An example of a program that receives considerable attention; is if a family stays four consecutive nights, they receive a $400 credit…most programs are running through September 2010.

The credits can be used towards such activities as a parent and child twosome or a family foursome round of golf on Dye’s Valley Course, a round of golf with a walking caddy on The Players Stadium Course, an oceanfront dining experience at the Cabana Beach Club’s 619 Ocean View, or treatments at the award-winning Spa at Sawgrass.

In addition to golf and spa amenities, families can take advantage of the resort’s signature Sawgrass Xplorers kid’s program. The newly renovated Cabana Beach Club features private beach access, a Junior Olympic heated swimming pool, three restaurants, shower and changing facilities, a playground, towel service and beach rentals.

Bring the family, relax and love life!!!

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