Mother's Day and Father's Day
The Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, N.Y., is offering a Mother's Day and Father's Day special. Moms stay free in May and dads stay free in June. Parents must share a room midweek with another paying adult. Moms and dads also get a 15% discount at the resort's gift shop and on some activities. The Mother's Day and Father's Day packages are offered Sunday through Thursday, subject to availability. Rates start at $300 a night for the paying adult (a discount of between about 40% and 50% off normal rates) and cannot be combined with other discounts. For more information or to make a reservation, call (800) 772-6646 or visit mohonk.com.
The Sandy Lane resort in Barbados is promoting the Gourmet Challenge package, which offers accommodations in a Luxury Ocean Room at the rate of an Ocean Room, saving travelers $300 a night. The package also includes one cooking-demonstration class, a personalized apron, a wine tasting and a gourmet challenge in hors d'oeuvres and cocktail making. Rates start from $4,800 for a five-night stay and from $7,200 for a seven-night stay. All rates include breakfast, roundtrip executive transfers and unlimited non-motorized water sports. They are subject to a 10% service charge. Visit www.sandylane.com.
Wilderness River Adventures
Wilderness River Adventures is offering river-rafting trips through Cataract Canyon in Canyonlands National Park. The trip starts in Moab, Utah, and ends at Hite Marina on Lake Powell. Travelers will enjoy 49 miles of calm water and will also hike to ancient Pueblo cliff dwellings to view petroglyphs and granaries. The rapids begin at the confluence of the Green and Colorado rivers. For the first time, Wilderness River Adventures is offering to fly parties of five or more who are on the four- and five-day trips back to the starting point free -- a value of $125 per person. The first trip of the season begins June 1. Visit www.riveradventures.com.
Hyatt Wedding Special
Hyatt announced a wedding and honeymoon special with complimentary hotel stay for couples who book a wedding at a Hyatt hotel or resort in the U.S., Canada, Cancun, Mexico or Aruba. The nights are meant to be used for a honeymoon and their number depends on the size of the bill for the wedding. A bill of $40,000 or more earns five nights; $30,000 garners four nights; $20,000 buys three nights; and $10,000 two nights. The offer is valid for weddings booked now through June 2010 and held by June 30, 2010. The complimentary honeymoon must be completed by July 31, 2010. Guests can call the Wedding Specialist at the desired Hyatt location and use the offer code wednights. For more information, visit www.hyattweddings.com.
Royal Plantation Ocho Rios in Jamaica is offering 60% off sales for bookings made now through May 28. The deal applies to suite categories, including the Villa Plantana, a three-bedroom with a private pool. Minimum stay of three nights required. The offer is valid for travel from Aug. 1 through Oct. 31, 2009, and Jan. 4 through Dec. 21, 2010. Visit www.royalplantation.com.