Travel Deals to Delight Mom

Celebrate Mother’s Day by whisking the mom in your life to a balmy island and a relaxing spa treatment. Here are a few deals to make her smile.

Treat your mom to travel this year on a weekend getaway or weeklong spring fling. From Vermont retreats to beach bumming, we’ve compiled a few deals to help you wow mom—and you might even get to tag along, too.

U.S. Destinations

Beachside in Maine

The Deal: Kennebunkport Mother’s Day Package at The Beach House.
Details: The package includes one-night luxury accommodations in Kennebunkport, Maine, at The Beach House; a complimentary country breakfast; afternoon tea; dinner for two at The White Barn Inn Restaurant and a complimentary 60-minute stone massage or a 60-minute aromatherapy massage at The White Barn Inn & Spa. Package starts at $322.60 based on double occupancy and is based on availability.
Savings: 10 percent discount on room rate.
Expires: Good from May 1 to May 31, 2009.
To Book: Call 207-967-3850 or go to

Vermont Weekend Retreat

The Deal: Mother’s Day Weekend Getaway at Windham Hill Inn.
Details: The package in West Townshend, Vt., includes a two-night stay, a dinner for two at the Windham Hill Restaurant on one night, a daily three-course breakfast, a 30-minute in-room massage and a gift basket (which includes homemade granola, chocolate and locally made jams). Windham Hill is a part of the Vermont Fresh Network, which means everything on the restaurant menu is grown either on-site from the Inn’s garden or from nearby farms. Rates start at $554 for a double.
Savings: 20 percent savings on room rate.
Expires: May 10, 2009
To Book: Call 800-944-4080 or go to

Rejuvenate in Melbourne, Fla.

The Deal: Reconnect and Rejuvenate Deal for Mom … and Dad.
Details: The Crown Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront is offering two packages aimed at couples who want to celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day together. The Reconnect and Rejuvenate package includes an oceanfront room with a balcony, a free cabana rental, room service breakfast for two, a bottle of champagne and a 60-minute couple’s massage at Ocean Reef Spa; rates start at $299 per night. The Pamper Plus package, good through May only, offers an oceanfront room, a $100 spa credit, a free cabana rental and two drink coupons at rates from $224.
Savings: Around $50 for Reconnect and Rejuvenate; around $115 for Pamper Plus.
Expires: June 30 and May 31, 2009, respectively.
To Book: Call 321-777-4100 for reservations or visit

Dallas Decadence

The Deal: The Mother of All Packages at The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa, in Dallas, Texas
Details: Package includes a one-night stay in a studio suite, champagne and strawberries at arrival, breakfast in bed and a manicure/pedicure for two at the Spa at Stoneleigh. Rates start at $495.
Savings: 20 percent savings on room rate.
Expires: Dec. 31, 2009.
To Book: Call 214-871-7111 or email

For Military Moms and Families

The Deal: Made for the Military at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores, Fla.
Details: Package includes one-night stay in a deluxe room, complimentary dinner at Azure Restaurant, 20 percent off one spa treatment at Indulge and a care package of homemade cookies sent to military loved one. Rates start at $159 based on double occupancy. This deals is also offered at the InterContinental Tampa,
Savings: $60
Expires: May 10 to June 30, 2009.
To Book: Call 866-934-7467 and ask or code MILTSH, or go to

Caribbean and Mexico

Club It Up

The Deal: Club Med Mother’s Day Escape
Enjoy a seven-night all-inclusive stay at a variety of participating resorts. The package includes accommodations, nightly entertainment, healthy dining and activities, and kids’ clubs at several locations. Package starts at $849 per person based on double occupancy at the following destinations: Punta Caña, Dominican Republic; Cancún Yucatán, Mexico; Ixtapa Pacific, Mexico; Turkoise, Turks and Caicos; Columbus Isle, Bahamas; La Caravelle, Guadaloupe; Buccaneer’s Creek, Martinique.
Savings: Savings from around $350 per person.
Expires: Book by April 30, 2009. Package is good for travel through Dec. 19, 2009.
To Book: Tel. 877-815-2345, 800-CLUB-MED or go to

Pamper Perks

The Deal: Pamper My Mommy at Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean and Mexico Resorts.
Details: When checking in to any of the nine Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean and Mexico Resorts (including Aruba, Curaçao, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, Grand Cayman, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta), let your child ask the hotel to “Pamper My Mommy.” Free rewards for mom include (choose one) a manicure/pedicure, breakfast in bed for two or a 50-minute massage. To take advantage of the reward, a minimum three-night stay is required, or guests must have purchased an existing resort package.
Savings: Approximate average savings (depends on perk chosen and resort) is $100.
Expires: Good through May, 2009.
To Book: No extra booking steps necessary. Just make your request at check-in.

Destinations: Florida, Maine, Dallas, Vermont, Caribbean

Themes: Beach Vacations, Luxury Travel

Activities: Spas, Swimming