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.

A Gulf Gem, Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa

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

Opened in February 2010,the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa is a promenade more known for couples and occasional joggers, than the throngs one may associate with similar stretches of Daytona. Hyatt has characteristically demonstrated a true touch of sleek and style…from poolside cabana rooms one may rent half a day, to the inviting terrace and rooms of the elegant SHOR restaurant.  As of May, some 15 marriage proposals have taken place here; if you see wedding ceremonies or honeymooners during your escape to the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa, you will understand why. This property positions Clearwater Beach as a getaway that’s pampered, not stuffy. The staff is accommodating, the design touches tropically tasteful, and the location ideal.

The Hyatt Regency is a perfect base for sport fishing rentals, a Dolphin Encounter excursion that guarantees sightings, or prime beach time for snowbirds and Euro’s. Suite styles vary, yet all evoke the color and amenities that lend calm. Full kitchens with granite countertops welcome families and couples.  Private residences of two, three and four bedroom plans are offered for sale, should you fall in love with this white sand stretch of Gulf Coast.

For breakfast, lunch or other casual eating times, the Cabanas are quant and relaxing; or take it all in from the 16th floor Sky Terrace, also a great spot to catch the signature sunset during an evening dinner fare. The beauty and serenity of a sunset may find you while dining on the fresh fare at SHOR. Renowned Chef Brad Gillespie will create the taste that fits your current mood. The view from the waiting area of Sandava Spa is postcard and a treatment is equally worth while…

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