July 4 weekend is all about the beach, but you can find sun and sand savings all summer long. Between Hilton Head in the East and Hawaii on the West, we’ve got the best deals on the beach this week.
Nothings say Maryland like summer crabs. In August, the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort is hosting its Fourth Annual Crab Week. From August 16-30, you can take 55 percent off regular rates with the Sunshine on Sale package. The festival includes daily crab cooking demos, crab specialties from the food truck Feelin’ Crabby, a crab cake eating contest, a 9-hole golf tournament called the River Marsh Golf Club’s Crabby Cup and a host of kid-friendly crab themed activities. If you’re staying during Crab Week with the Sunshine on Sale package, you’ll receive a third night free, when staying two nights at regular rates, as well as free daily breakfast for two. Rates start at $259 per night. The Sunshine on Sale is available through December 30, 2013. To book call 800.633.7313 or visit them online.
The beach fun doesn’t end on Independence Day. You have until July 5 to book into the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, Hawaii’s Most Hawaiian Hotel. The Super Sail Package is more than just a hotel room. The deal includes daily buffet breakfast, lunch for two at the Tiki Grill, daily compact car rental, two hour surf lessons, sunset sail for two and more. Book this summer for travel until December 19, 2013. Rates start at $917 + tax for a three night stay. Click here to book.
Florida Water Park Fun
Cool off this summer at the Westin Cape Coral at Marina Village in Florida. The Sun Splash Water Park package starts at just $149 per night through September 29. Stay in waterfront accommodations and get four free tickets (two adults, two children) to the 14-acre Sun Splash Water Park (a $70 value).The resort also has its own pool and is near a full-service marina, cruises and world-class fishing, as a well as access to a free water taxi to nearby Fort Myers Beach.Click here for more information or call 866-716-8018 and mention rate code LAPKG10-15.
More Fun at the Marina
Start with four nights and receive the fourth night complimentary at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey. The Summer Exclusive runs until September 8, 2013. The waterfront property is the best place for summer fun with a new swimming pool and cabana experience. Plus, you’ll also find a complimentary Saturday yoga class, nearby ocean-view bike ride along the Strand, yacht cruises in the Marina, water taxi trips to nearby shopping, stand-up paddleboard lessons and all that Venice and the Abbott Kinney have to offer. Rates start at $439 per night and include a complimentary fourth night stay, a choice of a special summer enhancement with any 60-minute or longer purchased spa treatment and valet parking. To book, visit the hotel online or call (800) 241-3333.
Hilton Head Sun & Sports
Are you watching Wimbledon now and thinking about picking up your racket? This summer you can go to the U.S. Open or you can train like the players at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa with its ultimate Weekender Tennis Package. The package brings you to the Port Royal Racquet Club, one of the Top 50 Greatest U.S. Tennis Resorts according to Tennis Magazine.
Room rates start at $223 per room, per night with the Weekender Tennis Package as a $79 daily add-on. The package includes a one-hour private lesson, a one-hour group clinic, free court time and a 15 percent discount on Pro Shop non-sale items. General room rates start from $223 a night.
To book your room, call the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa at (843) 681-4000 or visit them online. To register for the “Weekender Tennis Package,” call the Port Royal Racquet Club at (843) 686-8803.
By Lily J. Kosner for PeterGreenberg.com