Discounts on Aruba getaways, Nassau’s Paradise Island, and defrosting the soul in Marco Island, Fla.

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By Paula Conway
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If you’re planning the perfect summer getaway for the family, the season’s no-brainer for a special deal is at Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa.

Deal: Book the “Spring Sale” in Aruba by May 31 for up to 35% off rates during the months of June, July and August. Additionally, receive a resort credit of $50 for stays of for four to five nights, $100 for stays of six to seven nights, and $150 for stays and eight nights or more. Rates after the discount start at $232 per night in June, and $249 per night in July and August.

Experience: Guests enjoy the resort’s Discover Program, a series of complimentary activities, including kid-friendly ones like making sandcastles, decorating cakes and doing scavenger hunts. There’s also yoga, standup paddleboarding and bike tours to the California Lighthouse.

Book It! Visit, or call 1-800-967-9033.


Now there’s a new way — and a fresh reason — to head to Nassau Paradise Island in the Bahamas for a tropical escape.

Deal: Book a minimum four-night stay, including air, and receive a $250 instant savings if you book by May 20 for travel between now and Dec. 23. Blackout Dates are Nov. 23 – Nov. 28.

The following hotels are participating in this offer: Atlantis, Paradise Island; Best Western Bay View Suites; British Colonial Hilton Nassau; Comfort Suites Paradise Island; The Cove Atlantis; Graycliff Hotel; Harborside Resort at Atlantis; Meliá Nassau Beach Resort; One&Only Ocean Club; Paradise Harbour Club & Marina; Paradise Island Beach Club; Paradise Island Harbour Resort All-Inclusive; The Reef Atlantis; Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island; and Sunrise Beach Club & Villas.

Aquaventure Waterpark is a perfect complement to a vacation on Paradise Island.ETHAN KAPLAN/NASSAU PARADISE ISLAND PROMOTION BOARDAquaventure Waterpark is a perfect complement to a vacation on Paradise Island.

Experience: Duty-free shopping, world-class resorts and casinos, and gourmet dining are just a few reasons to head for Nassau Paradise Island. Aquaventure water park at Atlantis is a one-of-a-kind experience for the entire family. There are 20 swimming areas and 11 pools, including water slides and a mile-long river-ride with high intensity rapids and wave surges. Slide down the Mayan Temple, a six-story slide into a shark-filled lagoon.

Book It! Go online to For stays now through Nov. 22, use promo code 250SAVEA; for stays Nov. 29 through Dec. 23, use promo code 250SAVEB.


After a long winter, defrost the mind, body and soul at Marco Island Marriott in Florida.

Steal: Book the “Paradise Rx” package and receive a Gulf-front room for two, complimentary cocktails, an oxygen facial and a bag containing all the beach essentials. Book now through Sept. 27 for rates starting at $329 per night. A two-night stay is required.

Experience: Enjoy breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico from the privacy of your own beachfront balcony. Savor tropical cocktails packed with Vitamin C. There are many tour excursions available for guests right off the resort’s beach. Enjoy great shopping at The Esplanade, 50,000 square feet of retail shops and waterfront dining along Smokehouse Bay.

Book it! Online at or call (239) 394-2511. Use promo code ES2.