6 Deals and Discounts for Family Vacations in 2015

6 Deals and Discounts for Family Vacations in 2015

Family travel deals from Aruba to Wyoming to St. Croix By: Emma Weissmann
<p>South Seas Island Resort offers swimming lessons, banana-boat rides and more. // © 2015 South Seas Island Resort</p><p>Feature image (above): Kids...

South Seas Island Resort offers swimming lessons, banana-boat rides and more. // © 2015 South Seas Island Resort

Feature image (above): Kids stay free or at discounted rates with Divi Aruba and Tamarijn Aruba All-Inclusive Resorts.// © 2015 Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All-Inclusive

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Winter Ranch Adventure, Wyoming
Through March 15, families can build their own winter vacation with the Winter Adventure Package from Spring Creek Ranch, a mountain ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The package includes four nights of lodging (with either one king bed or two queen beds), breakfast each morning in The Granary restaurant and a choice of four activities, including a sleigh ride, a snowshoe hike, a snowmobile tour of Granite Hot Springs or a visit to the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Activity upgrades are available at a discounted rate. The package is $1,076 per adult and $796 per child, based on double occupancy.


Sometimes More is Less, Florida
Families can now stay at Marriott’s Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld hotel for up to 20 percent off. With the Sometimes More is Less package, travelers will experience Renaissance’s four-star accommodations starting at $142 per room per night. Located just a step away from the aquatic-themed park, Renaissance is an official hotel partner of SeaWorld. Bookings must be made by March 5 for a stay by March 31.


Snorkeling in St. Croix, Caribbean
The Buccaneer resort on St. Croix is offering families the opportunity to save $400 to $500 when they stay a minimum of seven nights at the property. The Family Package includes daily breakfast, a half-day snorkeling trip on Buck Island, daily kids’ camp for children between the ages of 4 and 12, a family treasure hunt, a two-day rental car and scuba and kayaking lessons. Families can also take advantage of the Two-Bedroom Special, which allows families who book two rooms to enjoy the second room at half price when traveling with children 18 years old and under. The Family Package is ongoing with certain blackout dates; the Two-Bedroom Special is valid April 16 through Dec. 19.


Tropical Escape, Florida
Escape the cold with the Winter Getaway Package from South Seas Island Resort, available through April. Families staying three nights or more receive $25 per day in resort credits (up to $100) and a $250 coupon book for use toward resort activities and restaurants. The Captiva Island, Fla., hotel offers a variety of family activities, including swimming lessons, parasailing and banana-boat rides. The offer is valid for up to two children 12 years old and under per room. Rates begin at $179 per night.


Kids Fly Free, South Pacific
Explore French Polynesia with the Family Escape package at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, offered from Tahiti Legends. Starting at $11,798 for two adults and two children, this six-night stay includes roundtrip airfare for two adults and two children from Los Angeles, roundtrip interisland air transportation and daily breakfast for two adults. Those up to 15 years old can fly and stay for free if booked by April 30 and traveling by June 14. If booking after these dates, the special offer applies to children 11 years old and younger. Blackout dates apply based on hotel availability.


Savings in Aruba, Caribbean
Divi Aruba and Tamarijn Aruba All-Inclusive Resorts are ringing in the new year by offering new deals for families. Through March 31 and April 1 through Dec. 18, kids under 5 years old stay for free, and kids ages 6 through 12 stay for $50. Kids ages 13 through 17 stay for $75 if booked for travel between April 1 and Dec. 18. The resort offers kids’ menus and a kids’ club that features activities such as arts and crafts, movies, bingo, face painting and nonmotorized watersports, from kayaking and snorkeling to catamaran rides. Adjoining rooms are available upon request.