ST. PETERSBURG BEACH, Fla. -- With much of the country in a deep
freeze, officials at Florida resorts realize there's no better time
to tempt travelers with warm getaways.
And, with Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's not too
late to book weather-weary clients on a romantic sojourn:
• TradeWinds Island Resorts, which has three properties on St.
Petersburg Beach, is marketing two Valentine's packages.
The Seaside Romance package -- available Feb. 13 to 18 --
includes accommodations for one night at either the Island Grand,
the Sirata Beach Resort or the Sandpiper Hotel & Suites, and
dinner for two at Bermuda's restaurant at the Island Grand or the
Sirata's tropical Island Cafe.
Prices per room, double, are $139 at the Sirata, $179 at the
Sandpiper and $219 at the Island Grand.
TradeWinds also is offering the Bubbly Bed & Breakfast
package, which includes one-night's accommodations at one of the
three properties, a moonlight gondola cruise, full breakfast for
two and champagne upon arrival.
The plan is priced at $235 for the Sandpiper, $269 at the Sirata
and $319 at the Island Grand.
Both packages include the Explorer Value Pass, which entitles
guests to parking; aerobics classes; paddleboats and beach cabanas;
and unlimited local and credit card access phone calls. Commission
for both plans is 10%.
For more information, call (866) 587-8538 or visit the Web at www.justletgo.com.
• Noble House Hotels and Resorts' Ocean Key Resort in Key West
is offering a Suite Dreams package.
The program includes two nights' accommodations; daily breakfast
and cocktails for two; one room-service dinner; aromatherapy beads;
and champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries upon arrival.
The plan is priced starting at $663 per room, plus tax.
Commission is 10%. For more information, call (800) 328-9815 or
Meanwhile, Noble House's LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in
Naples is promoting a Valentine's package called Sunset,
Strawberries and Champagne.
It includes two nights in a room with private balcony, a
half-hour massage and champagne and strawberries delivered to the
The package starts at $459 per room. For details, call (800)
237-6883 or visit www.laplayaresort.com.
And Noble House's Grove Isle Hotel & Club in Miami is
featuring a Romantic Retreat package, which includes two nights'
accommodations, turndown service, an in-room massage for two,
breakfast in bed, and Valentine's dinner in the room.
The package starts from $1,309 per room.
For more information, call (800) 88-GROVE or visit www.groveisle.com.