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Longing for balmy breezes after a cold winter? These three getaway deals will get you to sunny climes. The first two are in the Dutch Caribbean islands of Aruba and Curaçao, self-governing countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands just north of Venezuela. The third is on the Gulf Coast of sunny Florida.

Vacation in paradise at the beachfront Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. Enjoy resort and adult pools and a variety of dining options.

Celebrate Carnaval and island culture Thursday nights with tickets to the Carubbian Festival . Take salsa lessons by the pool.

The Discover Aruba package includes:

  • Spacious room accommodations
  • Two Aruban pastechis per stay from the Lobby Cafe
  • Two welcome Aruba Aloe cocktails at the Lobby Bar
  • Two tickets to the Carubbian festival (6:00 PM - 10:00 PM on Thursday) with round trip transportation for two (reservations required)

This offer is valid Through December 19, 2014. Rates from $289.50 to $534.50 USD.

Or escape to ’Escape to paradise and enjoy the Dutch Caribbean's warm sunshine and the pristine blue water at the Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort in Curaçao. Relax on the beach or be more adventurous. Explore hidden beaches, snorkel in with pristine azure water, or go kite boarding. This luxurious resort is located on 27 acres of rare natural preserve, offering something for everyone.

The All Inclusive Package includes:

  • Luxurious AAA Four Diamond Room Accommodations
  • Delicious Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks, see menus below
  • -Unlimited Select Beer, Cocktails & Liquor, House Wine
  • -50% Discount on Premium Liquor Brands & Bottles of Wine
  • -Unlimited Soda, Juice, Coffee, Tea and Bottled Water
  • -20% Savings at Atabei Spa
  • -20% Savings at Tafelberg Tennis Center
  • -Resort Guest Savings on Golf Green Fees
  • -Service Charges and Local Tax

To book visit the Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort. Rates starts at $274 per person per night now through April 30 and $233 per person per night May 1 - Dec 31.

Enjoy Florida Gulf Coast sunsets and powder sand beaches at the Balinese-inspired Marco Island Marriott. Their Golf Getaway package is an active vacation and magical escape.

Tee up on the environmentally-friendly championship golf course and unwind at the state-of-the-art spa. Top off the evening with the resort’s Fire Dancer ritual, held four nights a week on the beach as the sun goes down.

The Unlimited Golf package includes:

  • Golf for one or two including cart at the resort course
  • -Complimentary replay (based on availability, valid on day of play only)
  • -Breakfast for 2 daily
  • -Complimentary bag storage and range balls
  • -Kids play for free (some restrictions apply)
  • -10 percent off Golf Pro Shop purchases

Rates from $349 - $819. Minimum two-night stay. Valid through December 31, 2014. Book at the Marco Island Marriott and enter promo code GOF.

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