If you have a case of the blahs this February, you’re not alone. The up-and-down weather in Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills lately is enough to make anyone need a vacation. Enough playing us hot and cold, weather!
Not only that – I don’t know about you, but I could use a getaway. Work can be stressful, and self-care is necessary. A hot beach with lots of sun and sand, or even a chance to explore a city I’ve never seen before sound equally appealing.
Wherever you’re looking to travel there’s a likely a getaway on a budget waiting for you. Or, you could just “window shop”
and browse this list of five great deals on vacations:
- Burlington imposing additional restrictions on sports and fitness activities
- Downtown Burlington cancels two events, but introduces new contest
- Food for Life offering free pumpkins in Burlington, Oakville and Milton
All deals courtesy of Travelzoo
An all-inclusive at a private, 24-room beach resort for $999? Sign me up! The SoCo Hotel in Barbados is offering a three-night stay for $999 from May 1-September 28, or $1130 from March 1-April 28 for a standard oceanview room for two adults, with a king bed and a single sofa bed. That’s an over 35 per cent discount with no blackout dates, unlimited booze, and meals at the on-site restaurant. You can also book additional nights at this gorgeous spot overlooking a beach with a reef, and in-room WiFi, a flat screen TV, and a coffee maker. A good option for someone who wants to get away and isolate themself for awhile…
Willing to spend an extra $1500 or so? For $2498, you can get a tour of Rome, Venice, Montepulciano, and Florence including eleven meals, a deluxe coach bus, roundtrip flights from major Canadian cities, and an airport meet-and-greet, plus transfers to and from your hotel. This deal has over $1000 in savings per person, and prices go up by $200 at the end of February, so if you’re willing to splurge a little and you want a heavily guided trip, this one’s for you.
Another one you’ll want to snag quickly – by February 28, in fact! A good choice if you’re planning a trip to Disney or you just want a nice getaway to Florida, you can stay in a three-bedroom villa (fits upto six guests) at Magic Village Resort for $288, with savings of 65 per cent. A two-night minimum stay is required, and you’ll get a 15 per cent discount at the on-site restaurant Villagio, a balcony, a kitchen, several bathrooms, free parking and WiFi and you’ll be able to see the nightly Animal Kingdom fireworks from the clubhouse here. This trip is best for families.
If you’re down for a giant dose of culture and fantastic food and are willing to brave the 20+ hour flight, you can book eight nights in Bangkok plus flights and airpot transfers for $1299 from Toronto, which saves you about $600. You’ll have to book this one by February 28 for dates in May (just the 12th), and September-November. This deal is great for the adventurer – you’re pretty much plopped in Bangkok and left to your own devices. That’s okay – Bangkok is made for exploration, just be sure to check out as many temples as you can and eat street food!
It’s $499 for three nights at Harbor Club (or $749 for five nights), a brand new, upscale resort on Rodney Bay, and this voucher is valid until – wait for it – December! Perfect for a quick getaway at any time of year, complete with accommodations for two guests, a stay in a marina or island view room, the option to get an upgraded terrace room with a private balcony, options to eat at five restauraants, plus a spa, gym, and scuba diving centre. But that’s not all, this trip also includes a complimentary water taxi to whisk you away to a private beach on Pigeon Island. This Caribbean island getaway is usually $849, so it’s a pretty sweet deal.