Hatch a summer travel plan with the help of deals and discounts. Here are four ideas to consider:
1. BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Are you in the mood for an island holiday? If so, check out the “Summer Freedom” program offered in the British Virgin Islands, a paradise that promises no building is taller than the highest palm tree. Comprising more than 60 palm-fringed islands, the destination is home to a wide range of hotels, resorts, villas and sailing vessels, many of which offer deals, discounts and kids-stay-free options.
2. KINGSMILL RESORT, WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA Book the “Ultimate Family Fun Vacation” this summer and expect condo-style accommodations, tickets to Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg, plus free breakfast each day. Take advantage of included options like lazy river pools, fishing, tennis, golf and a menu of water sports. New riverside cottage accommodations of up to four bedrooms also may be available. Valid May 27 through Sept. 5.
3. ZEMI BEACH HOUSE, ANGUILLA Book one room in this dreamy Caribbean destination (a British overseas territory) and get the second for the kids at half price. Your youngsters also will receive complimentary access to the Kids Club each day as well as the option to join in a supervised, kids-only movie night. Expect unique amenities as well as cozy bathrobes for your whole crew upon arrival. Dig your toes into rose-colored sand, sample water sports, visit the spa and hike along the scenic coastline. Stay four nights and your fifth night is free.
4. COSTA RICA Participate in Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort’s Reforest the Rainforest initiative to help preserve the local environment and the habitat for the area’s more than 150 species of birds and other wildlife, specifically the endangered scarlet macaw. You’ll hike amid the 1,100-acre rain forest and help plant a native tonka bean tree along the property’s La Iguana golf course, where views of Herradura Beach and the Pacific Ocean provide inspiration. Take advantage of free Spanish lessons and ask about the unlimited golf, spa and “Smile Big” packages.