Colder climates offer hot packages 0
A guest room at the Delta Montreal. (Courtesy Delta Hotels)
If a hotel or destination can't offer Caribbean temperatures in winter, it often offers money-saving packages instead.
Here are some to tempt you:
Delta Montreal and Delta Centre-Ville in Montreal have a Sweet Deals Package that includes accommodation for two, daily buffet breakfast, an assortment of gifts, credits and certificates, and a 15% discount on the Montreal Museums pass, starting at $159 per night, with a minimum two-night stay. It's valid until Dec. 31. Phone 1-888-890-3222 and quote rate code CMO for Delta Montreal, or SPL for Delta Centre-Ville.
Delta Quebec's Discovery Package includes one-night's accommodation, buffet breakfast, parking and admission to the Civilization Museum of Quebec, starting at $239 per night. Valid until Jan. 29. Book online at www.deltahotels.com/en/hotels/quebec/delta-quebec/special/discovery-package/ or call 1-888-890-3222 and quote rate coded FMB.
Packages combining golf and accommodations for as low as $70 US per golfer per night, based on four people, can be had through Feb. 26 in Gulf Shores, a 51-kilometre stretch of Alabama coastline.
Examples include a Buddy Trip at Kiva Dunes, using a two-bedroom golf course condominium with four beds, starting at $73.31; and Couples Golf Getaway, at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Orange Beach, with a hotel room with two queen beds and deluxe continental breakfast, starting at $81.
Packages are based on four golfers staying four nights and playing three rounds of golf at three different predetermined courses. Visit http://www.golf.gulfshores.com/stay/allrates.aspx for details.
Two Phoenix resorts, Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak and Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs, have deals for Canadian visitors through March 11. Their Buy Now, Play Later package provides an extra 30% off the resort's best available rate when booked with 21 days' notice. This rate can only be booked by phone at 1-800-944-4381, using the promotion code CAN2.
All-inclusives aren't exactly plentiful in the Bahamas, but Bimini Sands Resort & Marina, on South Bimini, 80 km from Miami, has put one together. Rates start at $145 US per person per night, plus tax, with a minimum stay of five nights. Available through March 30, the package includes accommodations in a villa with full kitchen, living room and porch with marina view, three meals daily, unlimited free beverages and resort activities. Visit www.biminisands.com for details.
Visit Orlando has launched its third annual Made For Canadians deals on accommodation, attractions, golf and dining though March 31.
Some examples: Buy a SeaWorld Orlando one-day ticket and get the choice of a one-day Aquatica or Busch Gardens ticket free; save up to 30% at select Disney Resort Hotels; free lodging when you participate in a two- or three-day Faldo Golf Institute by Marriott. Go to VisitOrlando.com/Canada for a complete list.