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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Beaches Resorts Celebrates with Mother's Day Package

This Mother’s Day, Beaches Resorts is celebrating Moms with the exclusive ‘Mom & Me’ package available for guests who book a minimum 3-night stay during the month of April for travel during the month of May. The package is available at all Beaches locations in Turks & Caicos and Jamaica.

The Package: The "Mom and Me" package features:
  • A complimentary bottle of sparkling wine so hardworking moms can unwind
  • An intimate Mother’s Day brunch with Bellinis all-around
  • An exclusive $50 resort credit for extra pampering
  • A Keep the Memories family photo session with complimentary 5x7 portrait
  • Two crystal champagne toasting flutes by Marquis by Waterford
The above is all in addition to the offerings of the Beaches Resorts Luxury Included® Family Vacation which includes accommodations, gourmet dining, wine and premium spirits, a wide array of watersports, entertainment for family members of all ages, airport transfers and more.

How to Book:
  • Call your favorite travel agent or 1-800-BEACHES and refer to promo code: MAMA09
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Jamaica's Half Moon Offers Spring Break Package

Still looking for a spring break getaway? Check out Jamaica's Half Moon. They've announced a spring break package especially for families.

The Package: Stay a minimum of five nights and receive:
  • daily breakfast
  • round trip airport transfers
  • kids under 12 stay free with daily breakfast when sharing room with two parents (maximum of two children)
  • nanny service daily for up to five hours (5 nights only) for two children under 4 years in a room
Booking Code: The code for this package is FBW09.

Dates: The spring break package is valid through April 19, 2009.

Half Moon has a huge menu of family-friendly offerings from horseback and pony rides to dolphin swims, all right on property. You've also got a number of accommodations offerings from villas (great for families and multi-generational families) to cottages (our favorite thanks to the beachside location) to traditional hotel rooms.

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Friday, March 06, 2009

Cayman Summer Splash 2009 Announced

The Cayman Islands has announced its very family-friendly program: Cayman Summer Splash which offers kids the chance to fly, eat, stay and play free at some of the islands’ best attractions including Sea School, the Cayman Turtle Farm at Boatswain’s Beach, the QEII Botanic Park, and a wide variety of watersports.

Kids Fly Free: Kid’s Fly Free is an addition this year to the program. Children 11 years and under will fly free on round-trip air fares from any Cayman Airways gateway city (NYC, Miami, and Tampa).

Accommodations (hotels and condos): Book 5 nights, pay for 4. Kids stay free in room with adult. Participating accommodations include: condos and villas on-island and hotels including Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, Cobalt Coast Resort, Compass Point, and Comfort Suites, The Reef Resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, and Westin Casuarina Resort and Spa, and others.

Car Rental: Look for 15% to 25% off rentals at participating rental companies.

Restaurants: Kids eat for free from the children’s menu when one adult pays for their meal at participating restaurants.

Attractions: At specified attractions, kids enter free with an accompanying adult.

Families can pre-purchase a dive package and receive 50% off all diving for children (ages 12-18) when diving with a full paying adult; 50% off night dive with a purchase of a four-day dive package; and 50% off for kids (12-18) on Discover Scuba Diving.

Skate Cayman: Skate Cayman, a new internationally-recognized skateboard camp at Black Pearl Skate & Surf Park, will bring top skateboarders from around the globe to teach budding skaters their craft. This is the first world class Skate camp program in the Caribbean!
Dates: Cayman Summer Splash is scheduled June 1 – September 7, 2009,

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Sunday, March 01, 2009

Enter Our CaribbeanFamilyTripper Contest!

It's time for a new CaribbeanFamilyTripper contest! You've got two chances to win two SuperClubs t-shirts, a St. Martin beach bag, some beach toys, and an autographed copy of our Caribbean with Kids guidebook just by following us on Twitter or becoming our fan on Facebook. Check out our contest page for all the details!



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