Family Vacation Deals for Fall and Winter 2014

Island resorts and bustling theme parks offer family vacation deals to help parents and kids get away By: Natalie Chudnovsky
Unwind on Tahiti and Bora Bora with a family package from // © 2014 Thinkstock
Unwind on Tahiti and Bora Bora with a family package from // © 2014 Thinkstock

Escape to Cusco, Peru
Families looking for a vacation grounded in history should consider JW Marriott El Convento Cusco’s family package. Set on the site of the 16th-century St. Augustine Convent, the hotel’s central location is great for guests planning to see museums and llamas. It’s also just a train ride away from Machu Picchu. The package includes daily breakfast for two adults and two children under 12, as well as nightly dinner for kids at Pirqa restaurant. All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi access, plus oxygen-enrichment systems that help guests adjust to the higher altitude. Children can participate in complimentary activities such as Quechua language lessons while their parents relax. Rates start at $304 per night with promo code ZJ6. The deal is valid through Dec. 21.

Adventures With Dora in Orlando, Fla.
“Come on, vamanos!” Families are invited to get to know Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando, Fla. through the Dora and Diego Adventure Package. Valid with any two-night stay for two adults and two children, the deal includes a treasure trove of Dora-themed gear — backpacks, a Diego Frisbee and Dora and Boots plush toys among them. Explorers 5 and under eat free at Nicktoons Cafe and The Buffet and receive complimentary tickets to “Dora and Diego’s 4-D Adventure” film; two adults get free passes as well. Additionally, a $30 per night resort fee grants families entrance to live shows and a water park, plus transportation to other nearby theme parks and parking. To qualify for the package, guests must book travel by Dec. 20 and enter promo code “DORADIEGO” when booking.

A Deal From Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa
Tucked between the mountains and pristine beaches of Ko Olina on Oahu, Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa markets itself as the perfect family destination, and its new package invites guests to research that claim. Starting from $1,175, the deal includes a four-night stay at the hotel, airfare and a three-day car rental. Popular off-property activities include visiting Turtle Bay and relaxing on North Shore beaches. Children 17 and younger stay for free. The deal must be booked by Nov. 2 for travel through Dec. 18 or between Jan. 5 and Sept. 20, 2015.

Kids Fly Free to Bora Bora and Tahiti
Enjoy the luxurious life on Bora Bora and Tahiti with this “kids fly free” deal from Families of four (two adults and two children 11 and under) can take advantage of the Bora Bora Family Exclusive package that offers a five-night stay for the price of four nights. Guests will spend the fifth night in one of the resort’s Overwater Villas. The $5,825 per person deal also includes roundtrip international airfare (one free child ticket per adult), inter-island air, one night at Le Meridien Tahiti, a 50-minute couples’ massage and free daily breakfast. There’s also plenty of treats: Children get an “ice cream passport” for unlimited frozen treats and adults get one complimentary bottle of champagne. Youngsters will love the kids’ club, open every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for children over 5 years old. The offer is valid until March 2015.