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Family friendly resort throws in evening of babysitting with your villa

Almond Smugglers Cove Cap Estates, St. Lucia.


The buy: Cap Maison in St. Lucia has a new Family & Friends summer promotion.

The savings: 40 per cent off winter prices.

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The catch: A five-night minimum stay is required.

Why it's worth it: Families travelling with two children or more can book a one-bedroom villa suite and receive a free upgrade to a two-bedroom villa suite. Or they can book a two-bedroom and receive an upgrade to a three-bedroom suite. Every stay includes one free evening of babysitting and children under 12 eat free when dining with parents.

Book it: Call 1-888-765-4985, e-mail or visit


The buy: Sunwing Vacations has introductory rates for Royalton Luxury Resorts.

The savings: Up to $500.

The catch: The rates are available only for select departures in November and early December.

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Why it's worth it: The all-inclusive Royalton White Sands Montego Bay in Jamaica and Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino in the Dominican Republic feature à la carte dining with no reservations and unlimited WiFi throughout the resorts. One-week vacation packages from Toronto now on sale start at $895, plus taxes of $390 a person, at the Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Spa on Dec. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12. At the Royalton White Sand Montego Bay, prices start at $975, plus taxes of $390, on Nov. 6, 14 and 18. Sunwing offers direct service to Montego Bay and Punta Cana from cities across Canada.

Book it: Visit


The buy: The AAA Four-Diamond Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Fla., adjacent to the World Golf Hall of Fame, is offering a free golf package through Sept. 15.

The savings: At least $109.

The catch: Advanced reservations are required and there is a $10 fee if you choose to play the King & Bear course.

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Why it's worth it: The package, which sells from $169 a room per night for one golfer or $189 for two, includes a free round of golf on the resort's Slammer & Squire championship course or King & Bear championship course, co-designed by Arnold (the King) Palmer and Jack (the Bear) Nicklaus. The package includes a free shuttle to and from historic downtown St. Augustine.

Book it: Call 1-888-740-7020 or visit or and use promotional code Z81 for one golfer, D34 for two when making the reservation.


The buy: Starwood Hotels and Resorts has a summer promotion for members of its Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program.

The savings: 35 per cent, plus breakfast for two.

The catch: The offer is good for stays with a Thursday through Sunday arrival at participating hotels and every day of the week at participating resorts.

Why it's worth it: The discounts are available in 19 countries throughout the Americas with more than 530 participating hotels and resorts in locations such as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, the Caribbean and South America.

Book it: Visit You can also book at 1-877-782-0150 and quote rate plan SPG35B. For more information about Starwood Preferred Guest, visit

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