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Flamingos on Renaissance Island in Aruba.

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Flamingos on Renaissance Island in Aruba.

Caribbean hotel deals: Love in Aruba, a taste of Curacao

A lot of specials from the cruise lines and major hotel chains cross our desks at Cruiseable. Here are a few that caught our eye.

If you're heading to the Caribbean for a cruise, there are several hotel deals that may entice you to extend your stay. You can fly in a few days early or stay after the cruise. Deals are made for lovers, families and girls who just want to have fun. Check them out!

Rekindle love in Aruba

Rekindle love (or look forward to a divorcation) with Renaissance Aruba’s "Discover Flamingo Love Package." Rates start at $295 per night (promo code S09) and include the following:

Accommodations at the newly renovated Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino (a Marriott property), pinktinis at the Blue or Sole bar, pink champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries in the room, complimentary access to a Renaissance private island, private flamingo feeding with a resort expert, a photo shoot at Flamingo beach on Renaissance Island with the pink flamingos, and an inflatable flamingo pool floatie souvenir. 

Deal of Fortune’s Deal of Fortune will have any divorcée taking a leap of fate in booking an escape. Deal of Fortune is an opaque offer of multi-starred resorts at a variety of intoxicating tropical destinations and variety of packages — all-inclusive (hotel, air, etc.), as well as a la carte packages at prices that are very affordable. Although travelers won’t know which resort you’re going to get right away, they do get to view three potential options.

Girls Getaway

Palladium Hotels & Resorts' new "Girls Getaway" package includes the following: airport transfers, private check in with champagne, access to hydrotherapy facilities at Zentropia Spa, and “VIP Girls Night Out” with pre-party salon treatment and admission tickets to a local nightclub.

Curacao's secluded, intimate beaches and sparkling waters remain one of the Caribbean's best-kept secrets.
Courtesy of Curaçao Tourist BureauCuracao's secluded, intimate beaches and sparkling waters remain one of the Caribbean's best-kept secrets.

Travel to an emerging destination

Haiti, Cuba and Curacao are the top three emerging travel destinations in 2016, according to’s product manager, Daniel Marmontello.

Haiti: offers 4-5 nights starting at $809 all-inclusive with four hotel partners including Moulin Sur Mer Beach Resort, Marriott Port-au-Prince, Karibe Hotel and Royal Decameron Indigo Beach.

Cuba: recently launched a "Seascape Discovery" 8 night/9 day package for $5,500 per person, including all accommodations, meals and air/ground transportation for departures in February through October 2016.

Curacao: Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino’s "Taste of Curacao" experiential package, starting at $342 with minimum 3-night stay, features a three-hour guided painting workshop with local artist Nena from The Art of Nena Sanchez studio.

Family-friendly getaway 

Palladium Hotels & Resorts specializes in family vacations at top destinations, Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit, Mexico; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and Montego Bay, Jamaica, with the following amenities:

  • New Family Master Junior Suites at the Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites Resort & Spa
  • Concierge service for families – pre-order baby food, wipes, milk, bottles, diapers or games and have them awaiting prior to check-in
  • Babysitting services until 11 pm at the Mini Club
  • A "Play at Palladium with Raggs" program.

Adults-only getaway

Catch up with old friends, or make new friends: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino’s "Break Away and Play" package, with rates starting at $345 (promo code ZXO), offers the following: accommodations at the adult-exclusive Renaissance Marina Hotel, cocktail upon arrival, live DJs daily at the pool deck, $50 daily resort credit per room, $10 match play casino coupon per person, access to the only private island in Aruba, Renaissance Private Island.

Book with a Cruiseable travel advocate

Interested in booking a vacation at one of these destinations? Please contact a Cruiseable travel advocate at 1-877-322-3773 who'll put your interests first and get you the best deal. (Disclosure: I'm on the editorial side, not the business team.)


Note: As always, none of the suppliers above paid Cruiseable for inclusion in this roundup. See our Ethics & disclosure policy.

Patti Pietschmann
I'm the LA Travel Diva and spend time cruising with first mate Richard, traveling the world, reviewing fine restaurants, going to plays, movies and events. It's the good life.