Spring Thaw Travel Deals

As I look outside my window, I see trees without leaves blowing in the wind. I see mud everywhere around my house and small signs of Spring off in the distance. I look forward to the next few weeks as we see new life, flowers growing and hear birds chirping more and more. Hopefully the sun will shine through the clouds and the temperatures will warm up. Until then, I dream of warmer destinations and am starting to plan my next getaway.

To escape the thaw there are lots of travel deals on right now to help Canadians getaway and save big. Here are a few you can take advantage of now for your next Spring getaway.

Spring Thaw Travel Deals in Latin America & Mexico
The Westin Playa Bonita / Panama City, Panama
What’s the Deal? Grab the whole gang and take them to The Westin Playa Bonita for an under-the-radar getaway the whole family will enjoy. Westin Playa Bonita is the ideal jumping off point for exploring one of Latin America’s most colorful, cultural destination — Panama City. Experience the neighboring city and diverse rainforest excursions when you book “Panama For All Ages”, this adventure appeals to the whole family with tours to the historic Casco Viejo, spot wildlife on the Gatun Lake tour and explore the Panama Canal. Enjoy all this and more when you book this family package that includes a suite upgrade and kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree.

How to Book: Book this deal at www.westinplayabonita.com using code LAPKG1. Free cancellations through March 3, 2017

CasaMagna Marriott /  Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
What’s The Deal? CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa sits on a sandy strip between the Sierra Madre Mountains and Banderas Bay, near downtown Puerto Vallarta. Get more out of your vacation when you book the “More is Less” deal to receive $50 USD daily credit, and save 25% off daily rates for 4 nights or longer. Enjoy sun soaked activities with the family such as infinity poolside lounging, unique foodie programming such as Sunset Guacamole, tequila tasting led by the resort’s own Tequila Sommelier for the grownups, or unwind at the Ohtli Spa, while the kids have fun at the Kids Club. Use the daily credit to enjoy food and beverages, the spa, and other resort services when you book the ‘More is Less’ package.

How to Book: Visit the deals page and use promo code DRQ. Book by May 31, 2017 for stays through June 30, 2017.

Paradise by Marriott  / Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts
What’s the deal? Stay longer at 27 participating Marriott resorts and save up to 20% off the lowest available rates through the “More is Less” promotion. The longer you stay, the more you save on your spring break getaway. Discount varies by property and length of stay. Marriott Rewards Members can save up to 25%.
How to Book: Booking window is open now through May 31, 2017 and valid for travel through Dec. 22, 2017. Must quote promotional code D3Q to receive offer. Rewards Members must use code M93. Visit http://deals.marriott.com/more-is-less-in-caribbean-and-latin-america for more info on the deal and www.paradisebymarriott.com for more info about the resorts.
Spring Thaw Travel Deals in Florida
Marriott Stanton South Beach  | Miami Beach, Fla.  
What’s The Deal? Spring thaw travelers visiting South Beach save 20% when booking a four-night stay at the recently renovated Marriott Stanton South Beach, one of the only hotels along Ocean Drive with direct beach access. The boutique-style hotel features 224 revamped rooms, two pools, a chic sun deck, and a new Mexican restaurant named Lolo’s Surf Cantina by the Chef/Partner Richard Ampudia from Mexico City and known as the “Godfather of Mexican Street Food.” Plus, every morning and evening families can head to the beach to participate in Sunrise Sunset yoga.
How to Book: Booking window is open now through May 31, 2017 for stays through June 30, 2017. Visit www.stantonsobe.com and use promo code D3Q.
Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa  | Jupiter, Fla.
What’s the deal? A tropical oasis located on a stretch of secluded beachfront dotted with natural dunes and mangroves, Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa is the ideal getaway for families looking to soak up some rays and unwind without breaking the bank. The resort features a private beach and swimming pool, beachfront fire pit, spacious oceanfront suites, decadent waterfront dining and an indulgent spa.  With the resort’s “Here Comes the Sun” offer, guests can take advantage of the sunshine and special rates and receive 20% off rates and daily breakfast for two.
How to Book: For more information visit www.jupiterbeachresort.com with promo code SUN. Rates starting at $280/night.
Opal Sands Resort | Clearwater Beach, Fla.
What’s the Deal? Save up to 30% on SundayThursday stays through April 27, 2017 when you book at least 14 days prior to arrival. Book early and save when visiting the charming, home-away-from-home town of Clearwater Beach on the Gulf of Mexico. At the newly-opened Opal Sands Resort, you’re guaranteed to enjoy sugar-sand beaches, turquoise waters, vibrant sunsets, and entertainment the entire winter season. The property offers upscale accommodations, beach-chic decor, creative cuisine, luxury spas, zero-entry pools, personalized service, and arguably the best beach views and access.
How to Book: This offer is available online through April 27, 2017 at www.opalsands.com with rate code ADVPURCH.

If you could getaway, which one of these deals would you take advantage of?


  1. Some fabulous deals here…thanks for sharing! Every little bit of savings helps, and 20-30% is substantial. ?

  2. kristen visser says

    oh my gosh I would LOVE to get away! I know so many people that have escaped to the warmth this past week. We aren’t planning on going away anytime soon but good to know about these fabulous resorts

  3. It’s so grey and cold and rainy today that a spring thaw getaway sounds like a great idea! I’ve never been to Florida and 30% sounds pretty tempting

  4. What a beautiful placel! This is looked like a great place to spend my next summer. I’ve never been and it’s on my list as a family trip in the next year

  5. Oh, how I’d love to travel to any one of these places! Especially now that we’ve moved to the east coast. Florida is just a short flight or few hours drive away!

  6. A carribbean vacation sounds dreamy right now! We just can’t seem to warm up and it’s driving me crazy!!

  7. So many amazing places to visit! We were just talking about cruises and Florida vacations for next year!

  8. I would love to go to the Caribbean. We’ve had the silliest weather, cold then hot then cold, it’s a giant tease and I just want spring to be here.

  9. Anita Anderson says

    I would love to go away to someplace warm as well. Florida is calling my name but the prices for airline tickets are expensive here due to the spring break in NYC.

  10. I am itching to get back to Florida! We’ve had rain all week and I’ve never been ready for sunshine and sand like I am now!

  11. Thanks for the heads up on the discounts. We would love to travel to someplace warm right now, but we’re saving a lot for a dream vacation in July. I will share the information with friends and family who are thinking of “thawing out.”

  12. Branka Stefanovic says

    wow.. amazing destinations and great deals. Now if only my husband & I could get some time off together.

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