Smart Deals: FamilyGetaway.com
The Deal: FamilyGetaway.com is a new website from LuxuryLink.com, the company that pioneered the luxury travel auction, selling hotels stays and packages.
What’s the Deal: Like its sibling, it’s all about auctions. You can bid on a vacation or pay the fixed lowered asking price. For example, one of the first promotions is a Western Mexico Beachfront Hideaway. This is a five-night package at Las Alamandas in Costalegre, Mexico, for up to four people with starting bid at $1,151. The package includes accommodations in a Casa Azul Junior Suite with two queen beds and a private furnished veranda with garden view.
The package includes a $350 dining credit, fresh-squeezed lemonade each day, a 60-minute horseback riding excursion for up to four people on one day of your choice, an ecological visit to the Turtle Incubation Room on one day and participation in the resort’s Kids Club each day for children ages four to 11. Family travelers also have unlimited access to resort activities, facilities and equipment such as surfboards, boogie boards, the fitness center, mountain bikes and badminton and volleyball play areas. Package retail value is $2,557. Starting bid price is $1,151. Buy now price is $1,279.
Las Alamandas, Mexico.
Caveat: These are good deals, not rock bottom bargains. Valid for travel June 1- October 15, 2010.