What's the Deal?: The week's best travel bargains around the globe

Sunday, February 13, 2011; F02

What's the deal?

This week's travel bargains from around the globe


l Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, on Florida's Gulf Coast, is offering a free fifth night for stays March 5-May 25. For example, for five nights in late March, a standard bayside room with an efficiency kitchen and a private balcony costs $486 for two guests, compared with $585. With fees and taxes, the deal comes to $606. Info: 877-870-5915, www.sandestin.com .

l Zambia's Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, which reopened this month after a two-year renovation, is offering three nights for the price of two. Rates at the all-inclusive hilltop property start at $320 per person per night, including taxes; with the deal, a three-night stay comes to $640. Price includes meals and drinks, park fees, laundry, emergency medical evacuation, game drives and walking safaris. Info: www.sanctuaryretreats.com .

l The Moroccan-themed Marrakech Hotel on New York's Upper West side has a Winter Savings deal: Stay two or three nights and get 10 percent off the normal room rate; four nights, 15 percent; and five nights or longer, 20 percent. With the deal, a room that is normally $109 per weekend night in late February is $98 per night for a two- or three-night stay, and $88 per night for a four-night stay. Add about $17 per night in fees and taxes. Two-night minimum stay required. Book by March 15; stay through March 31. Info: 212-222-2954, www.marrakechhotelnyc.com.


l With All Cruise Travel, receive up to $1,500 in onboard credit per person, plus prepaid gratuities, on select Crystal Cruises sailings. For example, on the May 9-21 Northern Lights voyage, which sails round trip from San Francisco to Alaska on the Crystal Symphony, veranda cabins cost $5,835 per person double and penthouses go for $10,075, plus $225 in taxes. With the penthouse, Crystal is offering $500 in onboard credit; All Cruise is adding an additional $1,000, plus $180 in gratuities. For veranda cabins, Crystal provides a $200 credit; All Cruise throws in $500, plus $144 in gratuities. Also included is $400 in air credit per person. Info: 800-227-8473, www.allcruise.com .


l Lufthansa has a winter and spring sale to European cities, including London, Paris, Dublin and Bucharest. Sample round-trip fares, including taxes: Washington Dulles to London, $593; and Newark to Dublin, $481. Book by Feb. 15; travel through April 12. Other airlines are matching. Info: 800-645-3880, www.lufthansa.com .


l Cheapcaribbean.com has a sale on U.S. Virgin Island packages. For example, get $350 or more per person off a package at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St. Thomas. A five-night stay in early May, including round-trip air from Reagan National, is going for $868 per person double or $1,737 per couple. Usual price is $1,229 each. Add $174 per couple in fees and taxes. Booking deadlines and travel dates vary by property; book above deal by Feb. 15 and stay March 1-May 31. Info: 800-915-2322, www.cheapcaribbean.com.

l Two travelers receive free round-trip air to Jackson Hole, Wyo., when two couples book a package of at least five nights. The cost for four people - including round-trip air from Washington, five nights' lodging in two rooms in the town of Jackson, three-day lift ticket to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, ski shuttle and continental breakfast - starts at $880 per person double, or $3,520 for two couples. Normally, round-trip air to Jackson Hole runs about $485 per person. Book by March 25; stay Feb. 22-April 3. Info: 888-838-6606, www.jacksonhole.com .

- K.C. Summers

Submit travel deals to whatsthedeal@washpost.com. Please include your phone number and e-mail address. Prices were verified Thursday afternoon when the Travel section went to press, but deals sell out and availability is not guaranteed. Restrictions such as blackout dates and advance purchase may apply.

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