July-August the Best Time for Discounted Vacations
If you have been waiting for the time to plan family vacations, then the time is now!
Agreed that summers are not truly cut-out for merry making vacations and the heat might catch you unawares, summers are nevertheless the time to book some really discounted vacation deals. Summers are also the ideal time to book golf resort vacations or island getaways; given the off season and various deals available across the travel sites.
The Key to Getting Discounted Vacations
If you always wanted to travel for longer durations and with a large group, booking resorts in their off seasons can often come with deep discounts. The other brighter side to all this can be less crowd and better hospitalities. You might also stand a good chance of getting add-ons for lower prices.
The downside could generally be the heat!
Cancun or Somewhere Else
Talk of summer retreats or island vacations and one name that rules most of the travelers mind is Cancun vacations. However, discounts for Cancun vacations don’t often go as deep and drastic as you would want, considering you are braving the heat. Take for example the rate during summers. A room might cost around $300 per night along with a $200 resort credit. Contrast this with $500 nightly rates in the peak season.
Now consider Phoenix or Scottsdale, AZ, which offers summer rates as low as 30% of the peak season rates and you have a better vacation destination for family. Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa in Scottsdale offers $120 rooms per night compared to $400 during the peak season.
If you don’t want to bear the heat and brave it out, try Vail, Colorado for a fun filled summer retreat. Once here, you can try rafting, hiking, biking and golf activities. The rooms would come cheap as well during summers. A room would only cost $140 per night in August, compared to $400 in winters.
Another summer destination for off-season vacations could be Caribbean, which is most often than not highly discounted during the summers.
During this time, the resorts and hotels offer special add-ons as well; such as spa credits, gift cards that can be redeemed for drinks and food. You can also try out the boutique hotel options that will offer further discounts and savings.
For higher luxuries, you can try booking properties which have different luxury levels. What it means is that you stay in a premium room whereas have access to common luxuries, such as at Atlantic in Bahamas.
Keep in mind that summer vacations do come with their share of mood-spoilers. So, DO factor the possibility of thunder storms and the likes. Barring this, booking vacations in July-August would indeed be the best time for discounted vacation deals.