Well…it’s here. Today marks the first day of August and the beginning of the end (of summer that is). There’s only a few solid weeks of summer left before the kiddos head back to school, the nights get longer and a natural chill starts to creep into the air. And you’re probably questioning if it’s too late to catch one last vacation, right? Well the good news is the answer is – no! With these last minute getaways, vacation might just be your best summer idea yet.
Holiday Inn Sunspree Montego Bay, 3 nights starting at $489
If grabbing the kids and going sounds like an ideal last minute getaway, then Jamaica is calling. Holiday Inn Sunspree Montego Bay is a top-rated family resort and makes our list of plenty of reasons. On top of kids staying and eating for free (yes, you heard that right), there’s plenty to do from parasailing to nighttime entertainment. With five restaurants, a teen club and Kidspree Vacation Club, every member of your family will be able to successfully soak up the last days of summer.
Oh, and 3 nights start at just $489. Does it get any better than that?
“Seas The Deal” Punta Cana, 4 nights starting at $699
This one goes out to all the spontaneous folks out there. The summer in Punta Cana is so unforgettable (and popular), we’re jumping on the hot 2014 travel trend and keeping the resort a mystery until just a few days before the actual vacation. But don’t fret, you’re guaranteed a high-end resort like Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro, Secrets Royal Beach or Breathless Punta Cana. And if the odds are that we’ll end up at any of these three fabulous resorts, you can pretty much count us in.
The fact that this “Seas The Deal” offer is starting at 4 nights for $699 and boasts an adult-only, all-inclusive paradise; it’s almost a no-brainer. Soak up that last of that summer sun, y’all.
Barcelo Maya Colonial and Tropical Beach, 4 nights starting at $599
Okay. How does being surrounded by a tropical rainforest and more than 1.12 miles of private white sand sound? Like perfection, right? Well that’s what you’ll find at the all-inclusive Barcelo Maya Colonial and Tropical Beach. On top of the kush surroundings, you’ll enjoy two free-form pools, sun-decks, lounge chairs, hammocks and even a pool bar. And when the sun sets in paradise, find yourself at one of eight restaurants with dancing at the resort’s disco to follow. Don’t worry, kids can hang at the Kid’s Club (fully equipped with a water park and scheduled activities) when mom and dad want to have a summer’s night out.
This whole shebang must be outrageously priced, right? Nope. Try 4 nights, all-inclusive starting at $599. Easy going and easy on the budget – you’re welcome.
Secrets Marquis Los Cabos, 3 nights starting at $949
Living the life of luxury is probably one of our favorite things about vacation. That’s why Secrets Marquis Los Cabos is on the list of last minute summer getaways. It pretty much reeks of oh, la, luxe and we think you’ll definitely want to be a part of it all. Imagine yourself enjoying a gentle breeze coming off of the Sea of Cortes as a cabana server brings you all the delicious (and free) food and beverages your heart can desire. Tucked in between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, you’ll get the best of both worlds. Look to San Jose del Cabo for the peace and serenity, and out-of-this-world nightlife in Cabo San Lucas.
This high-end luxury option doesn’t boast a killer price tag either. 3 nights start at just $949 and basically includes everything you could ever dream about (especially for a last minute vacay).
See! A last minute vacation doesn’t have to skimp on amenities and promise high price tags. There are plenty of vacation options right at your finger tips and we suggest you click away to find your ultimate paradise. Tell us the rest of your summer vacation plans in the comments below!
Brittany Innes is a travel junkie with a passion for food, trying new things and being spontaneous.