2 dreamy beach vacations to escape the cold
By Aimee Heckel
Baby, it’s so freakishly cold outside. If you’re longing for a little sun therapy, now might be the perfect time to hop on a plane and head straight for the sand.
Every month, we talk to Ava Roxanne Stritt, our favorite luxury travel blogger, to find out what’s hot in the line of spa and luxury travel. Stritt runs the popular blog Spatravelgal.com. This month, Stritt offered two of her favorite warm vacation ideas for this winter.
Current temp: 83
Stay here: Stritt recommends staying at the Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort, with its relaxing spa, top-notch golf courses, five-star restaurants, luxurious accommodaitons and expansive beachfront views, right on the Caribbean Sea.
Cost: Use the promo code “Holiday Fun Offer” and stay for just $185 per night.
Try this: Stick it to your friends stuck in the snow and get your own “sandman kit,” complete with everything you need to build your own snowman-style sandman on the beach.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Current temp: 81
Stay here: Stritt recommends the seaside getaway, the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa. This upscale resort is secluded on 16 acres, yet conveniently close to the airport.
While you’re there, plan on shopping. This resort is not far from popular shopping destinations, such as the Beach Promenade, Sawgrass Mills Mall and Las Olas Boulevard. You also simply must try a treatment at the resort’s 22,000-square-foot day spa. Resort guests can use the facilities for just $30 per day.
Cost: Right now the hotel is running a great deal, with rates as low as $309 per night — plus a $50 resort credit per day, that you can apply to spa treatments, sports activities or food. Use promo code P91.
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