Travel Deals and Steals: Vieques in Puerto Rico, Santa Barbara Resort in Curacao, and the Vinoy Renaissance in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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Get ready for the bioluminescent bay, fun in the warm Caribbean and a golf holiday for four in the Florida sunshine

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Expectant mothers can satisfy their cravings for a much-needed vacation, thanks to the W Retreat & Spa — Vieques Island.Deal: Book the “Indulge with Babymoon” package and receive: a room upgrade, daily breakfast for two at the Sorcé restaurant terrace, two daily freshly-made smoothies, $100 spa credit for couples’ treatments, $50 credit for late-night snacking, an in-room calming essential oil amenity and a special pregnancy pillow for the duration of the stay. This offer is valid now through Jan. 3, 2015.

Experience: Just eight miles off the coast of Puerto Rico, the island of Vieques provides much to do. See the Bioluminescent Bay, where microscopic organisms create a glow in the water when they are agitated. The island also has great horseback riding, mountain biking, island tours and hiking. At the W Retreat & Spa — Vieques Island, take in a sunrise kayak on Friday, Saturday or Sunday mornings at 7:45 a.m. Free yoga is offered daily at 8 a.m., and kids enjoy snorkeling and scuba off the resort beach.

Book it! Simply visit or call 866-716-8138 and mention media rate plan WBBYMOON.


In celebration of JetBlue’s new direct flight from JFK to Curaçao, Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort offers guests luxurious accommodations with 40% savings.

Deal: Book your stay before Aug. 30 and enjoy rates starting as low as $125 per night. And here’s a bonus: show your JetBlue ticket at check-in from Dec. 2-24 and instantly receive a $50 resort credit.

Experience: Enjoy the luxury hotel’s secluded private beach, two oceanfront pools and a crystal-clear private lagoon. Take guided hikes along the Santa Barbara property’s 27 acres of rare natural preserve and enjoy the preferred green fees at Old Quarry Golf Course, which overlooks the Caribbean sea. The daily iguana feedings are fun for children.

The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club is offering a special “Lines and Links” getaway for golfers.DAN HAMThe Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club is offering a special “Lines and Links” getaway for golfers.

Book it! Online at or by phoning 1-855-590-2266.


The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club says it’s offering the ideal “mancation” for guys who love to golf — in the Florida sunshine. But the truth is that women can net the exact same offer.

Steal: Book the “Lines and Links” offer and enjoy two nights for four (two rooms, double beds) with rates starting at $1,389 between now and Dec. 31. This rate includes one round of golf for four plus cart fees, private chartered fishing excursion for four, including bait, fishing license, captain and four hours of in-shore fishing. Plus there’s a $400 food and beverage credit.

Experience: At the property nestled between calming bay waters and lush fairways, anglers experience rod-bending action with chartered fishing excursions through Sailing Florida. With feet back on solid ground, golfers hit the links for championship play on the par-71 course for a friendly game of golf, with drinks later at one of The Vinoy’s many watering holes.

Book it! Online at or call 1-888-303-4430. Promo code JZL must be referenced at time of reservation.