Rates & Dates: Overnight and underwater in Great Barrier Reef


Fantasea Reefsleep, part of Fantasea Reefworld at Hardy Reef, is offering guests the chance to sleep with the fishes -- in a private, underwater viewing chamber. Hardy Reef is part of the Great Barrier Reef and located about 40 nautical miles from Queensland, Australia. Guests arrive via catamaran for an overnight stay at Fantasea Reefsleep. Once there, they have exclusive access to reef activities, such as scuba diving, snorkel tours, trips in a semi-submersible and use of a waterslide. The overnight stay, priced at about $525 per person, double, includes dinner with wine, full breakfast and lunch and two scuba dives or a snorkel safari.

Fantasea Reefsleep
(011) 61-74-967-5455
Web: www.fantasea.com.au/page/reefsleep/index.html  

San Juan Marriott offers 'BFV EVR' family vacation through November

The San Juan Marriott is inviting families with its BFV EVR package, texting talk for Best Family Vacation Ever. The plan, valid through Nov. 30, offers rates discounted by 20%. The plan is priced at $270 per night for a family of four and is valid for up to four nights. The price covers deluxe accommodations; airport transfers; a Bioluminescent Bay night kayaking tour for four; two kites and a picnic lunch for four; milk and cookies at turndown; and a custom family video filmed and uploaded to the San Juan Marriott's YouTube channel.

San Juan Marriott
(800) 228-9290(800) 228-9290 FREE
Web: www.marriottsanjuan.com and request rate program code SPU

Glen Cove Mansion Hotel promotes 'Family Summer Camp' package

The Glen Cove (N.Y.) Mansion Hotel on Long Island is offering a Family Summer Camp package through Labor Day. The plan, priced at $249 per night for a family of four, covers accommodations in two adjoining rooms; full breakfast for four; access to the fitness center, tennis and basketball courts; use of bicycles for trails on the 55-acre estate; croquet and lawn bowling; one pay-per-view movie in the guestroom; and "happy hour" at the outdoor pool or in Pub 1910 with beverages for kids and adults.

Glen Cove Mansion Hotel
(516) 671-6400(516) 671-6400
Web: www.glencovemansion.com  

Fairmont Southampton tees off during the Grand Slam of Golf

The Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda is offering the Grand Slam of Golf Vacation package during this year's PGA Tour Grand Slam, to be held Oct. 18 to 20 at the Port Royal Golf Club in Southampton. The Grand Slam of Golf pits the winners from the PGA Tour's four major championships -- the Masters, the U.S. Open, the British Open and the PGA Championships -- in a 36-hole event. The Grand Slam vacation plan at the Fairmont Southampton includes overnight accommodations, one ticket per person to a Grand Slam event and shuttle transfers to the golf club. The package, priced from $229 per room, per night, single or double occupancy, can be booked for one to three nights. Special pricing is available for guests who want to extend their stay before or after the Grand Slam of Golf.

The Fairmont Southampton
(866) 540-4497(866) 540-4497 FREE
Web: www.fairmont.com/Southampton  

Loews Miami Beach features 'SoBe Sundown Survival Kit'

The Loews Miami Beach Hotel is making it easier for kids to have fun at the hotel this summer with the SoBe Sundown Survival Kit for Kids. The kit includes an extra bedsheet for in-room tent building; flashlights; kid-friendly movie rentals; board games; and milk and cookies at turndown. The kit is complimentary and can be requested at the front desk at check-in. Summer rates start at $199 per room, per night. In addition, admission to the SoBe Kids Camp costs $80 per child for full-day sessions and $55 for Friday and Saturday night camp sessions.

Loews Miami Beach Hotel
(305) 604-1601(305) 604-1601
Web: www.loewshotels.com/en/Hotels/Miami-Beach-Hotel/Overview.aspx  

Hilton Orlando introduces '30-Hour Day' weekend package

The Hilton Orlando has launched a 30-Hour Day package, valid for one-night stays on Fridays and Saturdays. The plan offers a 10 a.m. check-in on the first day and a 4 p.m. checkout on the second day. Also included are a 15% discount on spa services, a 20% discount in the gift shops and free food for kids. Rates start at $129 per night and are subject to availability.

Hilton Orlando
(407) 313-4300(407) 313-4300
Web: www.thehiltonorlando.com  

Elite Island Resorts rewards agents for bookings this summer

Elite Island Resorts is rewarding travel agents with American Express Gift Cards for bookings of three nights or longer made through July 31 for travel by Dec. 31 (holiday travel is included). For bookings of six nights or less, a $50 gift card is earned; for bookings of seven nights or more, a $100 gift card is earned. Participating resorts are Galley Bay Resort & Spa, St. James's Club & Villas and the Verandah Resort & Spa, all on Antigua; Long Bay Beach Resort & Villas in the British Virgin Islands; Palm Island Resort in the Grenadines; and Elite Island Resorts' newest property, La Source, in Grenada.

Elite Island Resorts
(800) 345-0356(800) 345-0356 FREE
Web:www.eliteislandresorts.com/rewards or www.eliteislandresorts.com for specials

Marmara Manhattan offers 'Suddenly Splitsville' package

The Marmara Manhattan designed the Suddenly Splitsville package for guests who find themselves suddenly single and in need of a place to stay. The plan is priced from $7,250 per month for a furnished, one-bedroom apartment to $16,500 per month for a three-bedroom suite. The package includes a bottle of champagne; a copy of "Confessions of an Online Dating Addict" by Jane Coloccia; and a one-hour consultation with a real estate agent. The plan is commissionable at 5% on the first month only.

Marmara Manhattan
(212) 427-3100(212) 427-3100

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