Last-Minute Summer Saver Deals

Planning a last-minute family vacation? Save now on stays in the Caribbean, Phuket, Colonial Williamsburg, on an Idaho yurt retreat, or receive airfare credits from Sandals Resorts.


Last Minute Summer Escape to Trisara

The Deal: Summer Escape package
The Source: Trisara resort in Phuket, Thailand.
Details: Includes accommodations with a private pool and ocean view, breakfast for two daily, homemade treats daily and late checkout.
Savings: Discounted rates range from $490 to $1,190 per room, per night (each extra guest is $125 per night), a savings of up to $210 per night.
Expires: Available until capacity is reached in August.
To Book: Visit, call +66 76-310-300 or e-mail

Elite Island Resorts’ Island Sale

The Deal: $299 Island Sale
The Source: Elite Island Resorts
Details: Stay at least three nights at six of the resort company’s locations—Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort and Village Inn & Spa, both in Saint Lucia; The Verandah Resort & Spa and the St. James Club & Villas, both in Antigua; Long Bay Beach Resort & Villas in Tortola; and the Palm Island Resort in the Grenadines—and receive accommodations, three meals each day, and access to land and water sport activities.
Savings: $141 to $391, per night. Regular rates range from $440 to $690 per night, depending on the resort.
Expires: Aug. 15, 2008 (for travel through Dec. 21, 2008).
To Book: Call 800-345-0356 or visit for reservations.

Summer Yurt Retreat in Idaho

The Deal: Summer Yurt Retreat
The Source: Downata Hot Springs in Downey, Idaho
Details: Relax in a hot springs pool, play on the water slides and sleep in a yurt with your family (up to four people).
Savings: $99 per night for stays Monday through Thursday (excluding holidays), includes lodging and water activities, which normally cost up to $17 per person extra.
Expires: Aug. 17, 2008
To Book: Click the Reservations link from the home page, to check yurt availability or call 208-897-5736 for reservations.

Flying Credits from Sandals Resorts

The Deal: Fly Free Promotion
The Source: Sandals Resorts
Details: Book a three-night stay and receive an air credit of up to $550.
Savings: Receive a $350 airfare credit per person for travel to one of 12 Sandals Resorts locations in Jamaica or the Bahamas, $450 per person to Saint Lucia, and $550 per person for Antigua, with a two-person limit for the offer. Guests who stay three to five nights will also save up to 25 percent off rack rates; guests who stay six nights will save 30 percent (starting at $198 per person, per night); guests who stay seven nights will receive a 30 percent discount, air credit, plus up to two nights free.
Expires: Aug. 31, 2008 (valid for travel through Dec. 20, 2009).
To Book: 800-Sandals (800-726-3257) or visit

Family Vacation in Williamsburg

The Deal: Summer Saver package
The Source: Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.
Details: The hotel’s five-day, four-night package covers accommodations, breakfast daily, admission passes to the city’s historic area and museums during your stay, and a $200 resort credit for two adults and two children, ages 6 to 17.
Savings: The package starts at $600, though it’s valued at more than $1,000.
Expires: Sunday and Monday check-ins through Aug. 31, 2008.
To Book: Book online at

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Destinations: Idaho, Williamsburg, Bahamas, Saint Lucia, Jamaica, Phuket, Antigua and Barbuda, Tortola

Themes: Family Travel

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