The people of South Florida have a fun hashtag they post alongside their photos of sun, sand, and surf: #welivewhereyouvacation. It’s actually pretty clever because it’s so true. Getting to South Florida from the northeast is an easy two to three hour plane ride, and travelers can land in either West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale or Miami, depending on the type of vacation they’re looking to have. There are lots of summer specials to take advantage of over the next few months, and anyone residing in the area can look into Florida resident rates for even more savings.
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa (a personal favorite of mine) has two great packages — one for a family looking to staycation and one for the spa lover in all of us. Florida Residents Summer Escape lets locals enjoy paradise in their own backyard with rates starting at $199 per night, free valet parking, and complimentary dining for children at Temple Orange. Their Beauty & the Beach package offers a 60-minute massage, 60-minute facial, 60-minute personal training session, 60-minute haircut and style, or a 90-minute manicure and pedicure with rates starting at $349.
Trump National Doral in Miami is offering the Ultimate Doral Experience Package. Rooms start at $199 and the package also comes with over $600 in savings through resort credits. Credits are applicable for golf on one of four championship courses, a spa treatment, poolside cabana, kids’ camp, and meals at any of the property's four restaurants.
PGA National Resort & Spa offers so many ways to beat the summer heat. Back by popular demand for the avid golf player, their Summer Escape and Play package runs until September 30 and includes accommodations with a private balcony or terrace, one round of golf per day, full daily breakfast at the Palm Terrace, and access to Waters of the World mineral pools in their spa area (a must for any visitor).
Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa is offering a third night free when you book two nights. This extended deal is good through December 31, 2015, so travelers can make plans throughout the fall months as well. This resort also has specials for Florida residents, so if you’re already in the area, be sure to take advantage!
From now through October 12, 2015, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa invites you to vacation like a VIP. Enjoy a room upgrade based on availability at check-in, complimentary overnight valet parking, $100 in resort credit, a $25 American Express gift card, and a Summer Savings 2-for-1 card.
If you book at least two nights at the iconic and historic Breakers Palm Beach, located right on Palm Beach Island, you’ll receive a $50 nightly resort credit. This credit applies to endless activities, including dining, spa services, golf, tennis, valet parking, and more. There’s no resort fee this time of year, and you’ll enjoy complimentary everyday summer benefits as well.
Available now through September 30, 2015, the Acqualina Resort & Spa in Miami offers a cost-saving package for families. The Family Escape provides daily buffet breakfast for two (or four if you’re staying in a two-bedroom suite), a $40 Acqualina Spa credit, and complimentary Internet access for families staying at least three nights. If they stay five or more, guests will also receive complimentary daily parking and $50 in credit toward lunch at Costa Grill.
Take advantage of an ultimate spa retreat with this appropriately named package from the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort & Spa. With a minimum two-night stay, the Ultimate Spa Retreat offers two 50-minute spa treatments, unlimited use of spa facilities, and overnight accommodations in a one- or two-bedroom suite.
There are five Kimpton properties in South Florida, and they’re all offering the same great deal. All you have to do is choose the resort: EPIC Hotel in Miami, Surfcomber Miami in South Beach, Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa in Palm Beach, The Angler’s in Miami, or the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa. Through October 31, all Kimpton hotels will offer up to 30 percent off for all guests during their Summer Save ‘n’ Stay promotion. Guests receive 15 percent off for one to two nights, 20 percent for three to four nights, 25 percent off for five to six nights, and 30 percent off for seven or more nights. They’re also offering 20 percent off spa services.