School’s almost out, summer is around the corner, and you still haven’t planned your family vacation.
With the months of June through August being three of the busiest travel months of the year, vacationers will be seeking out the most fabulous destinations for the most affordable prices. So we are bringing you the best deals on some of the most exclusive hotels and resorts in the world.
The Lanesborough, London
Nothing says summer getaway like an all-out first-class European trip. The Lanesborough, located in the heart of London, has long been considered one of the world’s most luxurious hotels. With summer rates starting around $2,200, guests can take advantage of wine and petit fours on arrival, daily full English breakfasts and the property's “all exclusive, all inclusive” complimentary amenities. For more information or to make a reservation, visit the Lanesborough website.
Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu
One of the most ideal destinations for a summer getaway is by far the beautiful beachfront neighborhood of Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Formerly a retreat for Hawaiian royalty in the 1800s, Waikiki Beach is the best known area of the neighborhood, and the Halekulani Hotel is where you want to stay when you get there. Halekulani, which translates to “house befitting heaven,” offers a unique Sunrise Package, which allows guests to take full advantage of the beachfront hotel’s personalized service and Zagat-rated restaurants. Starting at $1,635 for three nights, this package includes VIP access to Oahu’s finest art and culture venues, a daily morning newspaper, complimentary Wi-Fi access, complimentary local calls and more. To book your stay, visit the Halekulani Hotel website.
Turnberry Isle, Miami, Fla.
For families looking to engage in an exotic vacation but not looking to go far, check out South Florida’s Miami Beach. With a heavy Cuban-American influence, Miami is the epicenter for all things fun, including world-class restaurants, the country’s hottest nightclubs and the most lavish hotels. While all of this might be a little overwhelming, the key here is finding the perfect balance, and Turnberry Isle Miami is just that!
Tucked away on 300 tropical acres between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Turnberry Isle Miami is a Mediterranean-style retreat equipped two championship golf courses, celebrity chef Michael Mina’s award-winning Bourbon Steak restaurant, a three-story spa and fitness center, three relaxing pools and 408 spacious guest rooms and suites. While the property was recently named as a Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Hotel and is a Four Star Status hotel, family packages are currently starting from $249 per night. This package includes daily American breakfast buffet for up to two adults per room in Cascata Grill, a $50 resort credit per night, Color Me Mine at Alisa's Painted Bistro pottery experience (includes up to two ceramic items and paint time for two children per stay) and much more. Visit the Turnberry Isle Miami website.
Byblos Saint Tropez, France
Start your summer off right with a getaway to the South of France. While some people might consider this exclusive destination a bit pricey, the Pampering Getaway Package at Byblos Saint Tropez is designed to offer its guests the ultimate South of France experience at limited cost. Starting at around $1,000 for two guests, you get three nights in a deluxe double room or junior suite, a daily breakfast buffet, dinner for two at Restaurant Rivea, three hours of relaxing spa treatments per person at Spa Byblos by Sisley Cosmetics, and a special Byblos gift in the room upon arrival. Visit the Byblos Saint Tropez website.
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