As ski deals begin their slow descent, we’ve turned our focus to a new — and warmer — set of deals. That’s right — it’s time to plan your Spring Break 2013 vacation! We’ve uncovered everything from an all-inclusive Caribbean getaway to amazingly low rates in Florida. So pick a deal and start packing!
1. IBEROSTAR Cozumel, Mexico
Mexico has long been a popular destination for spring break, and with a deal like this, we know why: IBEROSTAR Paraiso del Mar is offering all-inclusive rates as low as $127 per person, per night. As a guest, you’ll enjoy a plethora of food options, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, daily activities and nightly shows, non-motorized watersports, indoor and outdoor pools, a kid’s club, and of course, access to the beach! Book by March 13 to enjoy this offer!
2. Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort, Bahamas
When it comes to special offers and promotions, Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort and Casino never disappoints. We recommend the resort’s Retreat to the Heat promotion, which includes rates from just $139 per night! Situated on a 1,000-foot stretch of white-sand beach in the Bahamas, the hotel features outdoor heated pools, a children’s program and watersports galore. Book your stay by February 22 for travel through April 30.
3. Royal Kona Resort, Hawaii
Dreaming of a vacation in Hawaii? Stop fantasizing and start planning because this deal should not be missed: Royal Kona Resort, located on Hawaii’s Big Island, is offering reduced rates from $119 per night through March 31, and from $125 per night starting April 1. Your family will love the private swimming lagoon and oceanfront swimming pool!
4. Osprey Beach Hotel, Turks and Caicos
Osprey Beach Hotel has a Family Away Package that’s perfect for a week-long vacation in Turks and Caicos. Relax in a Beachfront Queen Suite, which includes a full kitchen, two Queen beds and direct access to the beach, for just $1,323 a week — that’s $189 per night! Traveling with a big group? Add a connecting Beachfront King Room for $945 per week. Osprey Beach Hotel offers scuba diving and onsite dining.
5. Hotel Carlton, San Francisco
You certainly don’t have to leave the country for a warm-weather vacation. San Francisco beckons families with its comfortable temperatures and iconic beaches, cable cars and Golden Gate Bridge. Its Hotel Carlton also entices families with too-good-to-be-true (but they are) rates. When you book a minimum two-night stay, you’ll receive 15 percent off rates, which start at just $89 per night.
6. Courtyard by Marriott Isle Verde Beach Resort, Puerto Rico
Courtyard by Marriott Isle Verde Beach Resort is a Family Vacation Critic favorite for its seemingly endless amenities, but we also love it for its incredible deals. “Experience Puerto Rico Your Way” (literally, because that’s the name of the package) with rates from $149 per night! Package includes a $100 debit card per stay, 20 percent off an Enterprise car rental and 20 percent off Dragonfly Adventure Tours. Offer valid through April 30.
7. Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island
Not only is Amelia Island on our list of the 10 Best Spring Break Spots for Families, but its Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort (and 15 other Omni locations) has a special Spring Break deal! You’ll enjoy 10 percent off rates, as well as a $50 Omni Gift Card. Rates start at $277 per night. Offer valid through April 15.
8. Quality Inn International Drive, Orlando
Sign us up for this deal! Since spring concerts and events are already underway at Orlando‘s theme parks, the Quality Inn International Drive is offering rates from just $64 per night as part of its Spring Break Music Lover’s promotion. Plus, the hotel offers free shuttles to several theme parks, and kids eat free at Apothecary Restaurant, located onsite.
9. Hotel del Coronado, San Diego
If you’re planning a trip to the San Diego Zoo or LEGOLAND, consider a stay at Hotel del Coronado, where you’ll enjoy a third or fourth night free! Kids ages 4 to 9 will love Kidtopia Camp & Crafts, and the whole family will enjoy several onsite dining options (including a creamery for ice cream and sweet treats)! Rates start at $289 per night.
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