Top Travel Packages for Summer 2016

Banyan Tree Mayakoba
Spa Pool Villa at Banyan Tree Mayakoba

The summer season is officially in full swing, so we’ve rounded up some top summer travel packages to keep in mind when planning your next warm-weather getaway. 

Banyan Tree Mayakoba Launches New Proposal Package This Summer

Banyan Tree Mayakoba, situated on the Riviera Maya, has created a new romance package this summer called the “She Says…Yes” package.

Designed to help create a one-of-a-kind engagement, the package includes a three-night stay in a villa with a private pool, daily breakfast at Oriente restaurant and a 90-minute couple’s massage at the Banyan Tree Spa accompanied by a hydrotherapy session at The Rainforest.

Additionally, three romantic dinners are also included with the “She Says…Yes" package: 

- An intimate dinner for two at the resort’s Thai restaurant, Saffron, overlooking the lagoon

- A candlelit beach-side dinner under the stars 

- On the last night, the couple will board Ixchel, “The Maya Goddess of the Moon,” a traditional “trajineira” (small boat), which provides the ideal romantic setting to “pop the question”.

After the proposal, the villa will be decorated with candles, flower petals, aromatic oils and incense. The couple will also receive a two-hour professional engagement photo shoot.

The package starts at $3,629 and is subject to taxes, service charges and blackout days.

Third Annual Summer Freedom Program From The British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands is again offering its Summer Freedom program for the third year in a row, with offers that cater to both children and adults. 

The Bitter End Yacht Club is offering the Super Summer Family Package, allowing kids under the age of five to stay for free, as well as the added inclusion of a private Blue Water Day Sail. The offer is available through August 13, 2016. There is also a five-night Romance Package that includes a sixth night free. The romance package is available from October 10 to 30, 2016.

In addition, adventurous travelers now have the opportunity to explore Guana Island, where children up to age 10 stay for free in the same room as their parents. The island has seven beaches, 22 hiking trails and complimentary water sports including Hobie Cat sailing, standup paddle boarding, kayaking, and off-the-shore snorkeling. 

This offer is available now until August 30, 2016.

JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
Photo Credit: JW Marriott Cusco

“Feed Your Wonder-lust” Package From JW Marriot El Concento Cusco

The new “Feed Your Wonder-lust” package from JW Marriott El Convento Cusco gives guests a chance to participate in several unique experiences, including an excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Inca on horseback and a six-course meal at Pirqa Restaurant, among others. 

The package includes a three-night stay in a Courtyard Terrace Room, a full-day excursion to Machu Picchu with round-trip tickets from Peru Rail Expedition, lunch at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge and entrance tickets. In addition, a full-day journey excursion to Maras and Moray includes horseback riding and snacks. 

The “Feed Your Wonder-lust” package is available through December 31, 2016, and is valid for travel through April 30, 2017.  Trips must be booked at least seven days in advance. The daily resort fee is $25 and includes two Pisco Sours, daily breakfast buffet for two, complimentary water in room, in-room oxygen system, daily WiFi, $25 spa voucher, $10 restaurant voucher and historical hotel tour.

To book, advisors should use promo code ES7 and packages start at $2,725.