We may be in the thick of winter and holiday chaos, but it's not too early to start planning a sunny escape. Marriott is running a "Holiday Getaway Event" promotion that offers discounted rates plus resort credit to use toward dining, the spa, on-property retail stores, golf, and more. So give yourself a well-earned holiday after the holidays and unwind in the spa or on the golf course at these warm weather destination resorts.
For reservations, visit www.marriott.com/resortholidaygetaway and enter the promotional code P91. A minimum two-night stay is required, and the offer is valid for up to $200 in resort credit. Per-night and per-person rates of resort credit can vary, so check the individual property for details. The promotion is available at 14 different properties across Florida and South Carolina. It's available through December 26 for travel until January 31, 2014.
Here are seven of the best deals that are part of this offer...
Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf and Spa
The South Pacific-inspired Marco Island Marriott (pictured) is situated on three miles of beach and offers a full-service spa with Balinese-influenced treatments, and two private 18-hole championship golf courses. Guests can take a dip in the Gulf of Mexico or in the resort's two outdoor swimming pools. We found mid-January rates for as low as $279 including the $50 per night resort credit.
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa
This 15-acre resort on Ponte Vedra Beach features a 25,000 square-foot spa and 99 holes of championship golf, including one of the PGA Tour's most distinguished courses, The Players Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass. Special holiday deal rates start at $179 in January and include the $50 resort credit per night.
Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa
The oceanfront Hilton Head Marriott is offering rates starting at $169 plus a $50 resort credit per night. The hotel does charge an additional $15 per night resort fee, however, which covers WiFi. The resort is home to three championship golf courses, and each of the 513 guest rooms have private balconies.
Key Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort
Set on 17 waterfront acres overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the Key Largo Marriott Beach Resort features a private beach and marina, pool, dive shop, and spa. Rates for the special holiday deal begin at $279 per night, with $50 resort credit per night.
Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort and Spa
Special rates at the Sanibel Harbour, which occupies 85 waterfront acres in Fort Myers and offers views of Sanibel and Captiva Islands, start at $209 per night plus $50 per night in resort credit. The resort charges an additional $15 per night resort fee. Facilities include four swimming pools (three outdoor), a spa, and six restaurants.
The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club
The Vinoy Renaissance, situated on the water in downtown St. Petersburg, is offering 15 percent off regular rates plus a $25 resort credit per person, per stay. This historic building dates back to the 1920s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Resort features include a private marina, 18-hole golf course, spa, and 12-court tennis complex. Special January rates start at $237 a night.
Orlando World Center Marriott
A great choice for those traveling with kids, the Orlando World Center is only 1.5 miles from Disney World and features a new Icon Slide Tower with two 200-foot winding water slides; some of the tallest in Florida. Adults, on the other hand, can make use of the full-service spa and 18-hole golf course. We found early January rates for $214 and that includes a $50 per night resort credit.