This week’s best travel deals

May 15
What’s the Deal?

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.

Land

●Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson is offering a $1,000 resort credit plus a free fifth night. A five-night stay starts at $1,753 per person double and includes a $1,000 resort credit; free night in luxury casita-style accommodations; healthful meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages; amenities such as a fitness center and the new Life in Balance Spa; shuttle transfers from the Tucson airport or valet parking; welcome gift of a Miraval tote bag and reusable water canteen; and taxes and fees. The credit applies to spa treatments, workshops, activities and more. Valid through Aug. 15. Nightly rates start at $343, plus taxes. Info: 800-232-3969, www.miravalresorts.com.

●At Cape Arundel Inn & Resort in Kennebunkport, Maine, save 50 percent on every second night. The Art of Relaxation deal applies to the adults-only Old Fort Estate section of the resort. A two-night stay in mid-June starts at $274, including taxes and resort fees, a savings of $80. Stay Sunday through Thursday, May 20 through June 30. Info: 855-346-5700, www.capearundelinn.com.

Atlantic City has unveiled its “Hello Summer” deals on hotel packages through June 30. Several resort casinos are participating, such as Revel, Trump’s Taj Mahal and Golden Nugget. For example, at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, pay from $169 a night for a classic room at Borgata or a club room at the Water Club, $100 dining credit, a pair of comedy club or burlesque show tickets, and two passes to the Pump Room (for Borgata; value $12) or the fitness center at Immersion Spa (for the Water Club). Add 14 percent tax and $5 fee. Stay Sunday through Thursday. To book the Borgata deal: 609-317-1000, www.theborgata.com. For other AC deals: www.atlanticcitynj.com/stay/
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Sea

●Avalon Waterways is offering 10 percent savings on its 2015 Southeast Asia sailings aboard its two new all-suites ships, Avalon Siem Reap and Avalon Myanmar. Itineraries include sailings on the Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers. For example, pay from $5,463 per person double (a savings of $606) for a 10-night cruise on the Irrawaddy River in Burma, between Bagan and Bhamo; round-trip flights from Yangon to the embarkation/debarkation points; a hotel night in Yangon; and taxes. Book by June 3. Info: 877-380-1535, www.avalonwaterways.com.

Air

●Scandinavian Airlines is offering sale fares to Europe for August travel. For example, nonstop flights from Washington Dulles to Copenhagen start at $999 round trip, with taxes, for departures Aug. 1-14 and returns by Aug. 31 (other airlines are charging about $1,081 for connecting flights). The sale fare starts at $899 for flights departing Aug. 15-Oct. 23 and returning by Oct. 30 (fare on other airlines starts at $1,014). For cheapest fare, travel Monday through Thursday, Saturday night stay required. Book at www.flysas.com/us by May 20.

Package

●Gate 1 Travel is offering savings of $150 per person on its Kaleidoscope of Ecuador tour. The discounted price varies by departure date but starts at $1,600 per person double for the trip leaving Oct. 5. Trip includes air from Washington to Guayaquil, with return from Quito; nine nights’ accommodations in five locations, including two nights in an Amazon lodge; 19 meals; motorcoach transport; guided tours; airport transfers; and taxes. Book by May 26 and request promo code WPKEC150. Info: 800-682-3333, www.gate1travel.com.

●With Southwest Vacations, save up to $350 on packages to Nassau, on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. With the deal, save $100 per reservation (use promo code NASMAY1001), plus receive $250 in instant savings at select hotels. For instance, in early June, pay $560 per person double, including taxes, for round-trip air from BWI Marshall to Nassau (nonstop air on AirTran) and four nights in a deluxe pool-view room at Melia Nassau Beach, on Cable Beach. For $889 per person double, bunk in a junior suite at the all-inclusive Rui Palace Paradise Island, plus receive a $35 spa credit. Book by May 19; travel by July 1 (for Baltimore departures). Info: www.southwestvacations.com.

Carol Sottili, Andrea Sachs

Submit travel deals to whatsthedeal@washpost.com. Prices were verified at press time Thursday, but deals sell out and availability is not guaranteed. Some restrictions may apply.

Andrea Sachs (not the one who wears Prada) has been writing for Travel since 2000. She travels near (Ellicott City, Jersey Shore) and far (Burma, Namibia, Russia), and finds adventure no matter the mileage. She is all packed for the Moon or North Korea, whichever opens first.
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