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Travel Accommodation

The most difficult part of booking a vacation is figuring out where you want to stay. From discount hotels to luxury villas, it can get frightening when prices become a large player in our decision. Luckily, there are hundreds of websites which can provide more information which will help you reach your verdict. For most travelers, they want a bargain. At Orbitz.com, the service will find the cheapest airfare packages and even suggest hotel accommodations and car rentals for you. Most people do not mind splurging on a luxury villa, if they know that they can get everything else for a bargain.

Although every dream destination offers great discount hotels and luxury villas, there are particular places which present lavish accommodations for a more reasonable price. For instance, Bali luxury villas and Bali villa rentals are wonderful options. Although both are great for any family, Bali villa rentals are more for people looking to stay for long periods of time. With Bali villa rentals, vacationers can spend their time on the beach for weeks, not having to worry about the stress of switching hotels or destinations. On the other hand, Bali luxury villas are also worthwhile. Most of these villas have master bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, which are all fully furnished. There are also private gardens and pools fit for royalty. With all of these amenities, it is no wonder why people do not mind spending money on luxury.

If you are still looking for a beautiful destination yet just cant seem to afford a Bali villa rental or luxury villa, there are discount hotels available. Many of these Bali resorts offer wonderful amenities, and are anything but dirty or cheap looking. By doing your research on the internet, you can effortlessly find a beautiful area to stay in. However, it is important to make sure the offers are legit. If there is any fine print, make sure you read it! Many vacationers often get stuck in a deal, when they forget to read between the lines. Therefore, it is important to look closely at any deal, before you decide to use your credit card on the internet. Although people assume that discount hotels are anything but lavish, many of the resorts are just as breathtaking. With many deals and secret offers online, it is no surprise that people are finding beautiful but discount hotels to stay in. The secret is to check all of the travel sites, including Hotels.com. This will provide you with a great way to find your dream lodge – whether it be a luxury villa or a discount hotel.

Turks and Caicos Resort

Choose your base

There are only eight inhabited islands in the Turks and Caicos, of which the two largest are Grand Turk and Providenciales. Both offer different experiences. The latter is Turks and Caicos’ historical and political capital. There are also a number of world-class dive sites located off Grand Turk. Accommodation on this island is comprised of mostly smaller hotels and inns. Providenciales is the region’s most populous island, and it is here that you will find the best Turks and Caicos’ luxury resorts, large hotels and all-inclusive establishments.

Getting active

There are more options for water sports and other underwater activities at Providenciales. Grace Bay, the island’s most popular beach, is where tourism started in Turks and Caicos. Resorts located in Grace Bay are the perfect launching pad for water babies who can dive, swim, snorkel, paddle, jetski or surf to their heart’s content. Not all Turks and Caicos resorts are oceanfront properties, so if water access is important to you, make sure to choose a hotel that is located near the beach.

Fun for all the family

If you are planning to bring your family to the Turks and Caicos, a villa may be a good accommodation choice. There are two or three bedroom villas available on Providenciales, complete with kitchenette. Some even have backyards and private pools. Large groups will find villas more comfortable for the entire family. As an added bonus, this type of accommodation is usually located away from the main tourist track and can give visitors the opportunity to experience more of the local Caribbean culture.

All-inclusive options

Many hotels in the Turks and Caicos offer guests all-inclusive options. Before you choose an all-inclusive vacation, it pays to do the math. Will you use all the services the resort provides? Do you usually drink copious amounts of alcohol on your vacation? Are you planning to leave to go sight-seeing or will you spend most of your time in the resort? Taking these factors into consideration will help you choose the right resort option for your personal travel style.

Loll in luxury

The Caribbean islands host some of the world’s most decadent and lavish resorts. One of the best Turks and Caicos luxury resorts is Parrot Cay Resort & Spa. Temporary home to luminaries like Paul McCartney and the Moore-Ellis clan, this resort is so exclusive that guests can only reach it via boat. If you are looking to indulge in extravagance, this Turks and Caicos resort is your ticket to luxury.

Romantic Cancun Travel Deals

Before you start looking for vacation deals, one thing you should perform is a little research to get acquainted with the area. There are many different hotels and resorts that you can stay at throughout Cancun, so you will want to pick a few that sound like they fit your personal tastes to make sure that the Cancun travel deals you are browsing through are going to give you what you have in mind. After all, sometimes the cheapest bargains are not really what they may seem, as sometimes just paying ten dollars more will get you a stay at a luxury resort, which of course makes this the best deal.

Therefore, you want to be somewhat well informed before you start perusing different travel agencies online to find the best Cancun travel deals that will meet your budget. With this in mind, you should know that there are thousands of different packages available on line and from many different travel agencies, so you should be prepared to do some research if you truly want the best deal out there.

Also, remember, that one key benefit of doing your research online is that you have the Internet at your fingertips which means that you can read consumer reports for most airlines, resorts, and travel agencies. This will also help you find the best deals out there as well.

Finally, there are a few basics you should follow when purchasing Cancun travel deals if you want the lowest rates. If you are a student or older senior, you may want to check out travel agencies for your age group, as sometimes you can join a vacation group and secure deep discounts all around on every component of your trip. Even being a member of Triple AAA may help you receive a discount on your tickets, it never hurts to ask, so make sure you do.

Next, you should look into purchasing your tickets during the off season because this is when Cancun travel deals are at their lowest since the area is trying to entice you to visit. Plus, as an added bonus, you usually get the best service during the off season since the beaches and resorts are not overrun by tourists. Along the same lines, if you purchase your tickets for off travel days for your arrival and departure, such as Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturday, you will receive deep discounts in exchange for flying and staying on abnormal days as well. You’re in Cancun, you better believe you’ll have fun no matter when you arrive!

Sea Pines Resort

In 1958, the first deed to a Sea Pines Plantation lot was signed and within four years, beachfront prices grew by close to 50%. Examining the current real estate market for new homesites, homes, villas, and condos, it’s easy to see why the prices have continued to grow so drastically. From small, picturesque cottages to sprawling mansions, the Sea Pines Plantation community contains everything you could want when looking to invest in a home. Numerous single- to five-bedroom homes are available, ranging from $450,000 to over $8,000,000.

Starting at only $300,000–a small fee considering the location–either renting or purchasing is within reason. Potential buyers may choose among one- to four-bedroom for-sale villas and condos with as many view choices as the full-size homes, and options for potential renters include the vacation rentals surrounding the Harbour Town Village. The prices crest around $2 million, making Sea Pines Plantation villas and condos very affordable vacation or year-round homes.

Oceanfront lots can cost over $6 million but a patio lot can cost as little as $295k. Homesites with golf or lagoon views often sell for over $1 million. Currently, there are four beachfront lots with varying price tags, but the number of lots for sale is always subject to change.

Sea Pines installed Hilton Head Island’s first security gates in 1967, and to date remains secure with two 24-hour security entrance facilities on site. Security personnel also patrol the plantation’s streets, and they can (and do) issue tickets fining offenders for the infraction of plantation rules. Additional protection is provided by the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department’s deputies.

Sea Pines Resort Features

  • Harbour Town Village and MarinaThe Harbour Town village and marina was fashioned after small French and Italian harbors and developed for intimacy and ambience. This Mediterranean-influenced center offers independently-owned and operated clothing/jewelry boutiques, craft shops, dining, live music entertainment, and every water sport available. Harbour Town has a park and a tree house for children, as well as a nature center. The Gregg Russell Playground, named for the entertainer of Harbour Town for 25 years running, is located right next to Liberty Oak. Sea Pines’ quaint village center also offers a free trolley that runs daily, with varying hours of operation throughout the year between Harbour Town, South Beach Village, and Turtle Lane Beach Club.
  • Harbour Town Yacht BasinConsider owning a ‘dockominium’ at the yacht club: it’s like a condo on the water, but your land is your boat slip. The many amenities available at the Yacht Basin include the unique shops, restaurants, and a grocery store all in the same complex. Concerts and other forms of entertainment are frequently held on the nearby golfing green where Harbour Town Golf Links sponsors tournaments including the Verizon Heritage every year.

South Beach VillageThe second marina in the Sea Pines Resort is designed after New England fishing villages and is located at the southernmost tip of Hilton Head Island. Nature tours, dolphin tours, kayaking, and parasailing are only a handful of the activities available near the home of The Salty Dog Café. For accommodations, the colorful South Beach Inn is located nearby at the southern tip of the island and arranges both weekly and nightly rates.

Sea Pines Activities

  • 54 Holes of GolfSea Pines contains the island’s first golf course, the Ocean Course designed by George Cobb, was built in 1959. Restructured by Mike McCumber in September, 1995, the highlight of the Ocean Course is its 15th hole with a sweeping view of the ocean.George Cobb also designed the 1967 Sea Marsh Course. Remodeled by Clyde Johnson in 1990, the Sea Marsh course–like the Ocean Course–is known not only for its age and elegance but for becoming a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Watch out for the 13th hole; it extends for 163 yards.

    Harbour Town Golf Links, developed in 1970 by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus, is and has been home to the PGA’s Verizon Heritage Classic since 1969, when it was first won by Arnold Palmer. Among the many features of this famous course is its photogenic 18th hole, with Harbour Town’s Lighthouse in the background. Noted for excellence in design and playing potential, the par-71 Harbour Town Golf Links has been ranked highly among the country’s finest golf courses by multiple magazines since 1971.

  • Championship TennisThe Sea Pines Racquet Club, directed by world-renowned coach and U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion Stan Smith, hosted the Family Circle Cup from 1973 to 2000, and frequently other tournaments, such as the Corel Champions Tour, the Dupont All-American, the World Invitational, and the Stan Smith Invitational, among others. The club boasts 23 clay courts and offers private and semi-private lessons.
  • Forest PreserveWhen Charles Fraser began developing Sea Pines in the early ’50s, he concentrated on keeping the island’s abundance of natural beauty as untouched as possible. To this day Sea Pines’ Forest Preserve covers approximately 605 acres, home to diverse flora and fauna including over 200 species of critters as well as lagoons and salt marshes. Here you will find a Wildflower Meadow, a thousand-foot-long boardwalk, the Low Ropes Team Building Course, and miles of bike trails and walking paths. Even fishing is allowed, albeit with the correct permit.Are you a history fanatic? Sea Pines Plantation Forest Preserve has its share of historic landmarks. The 4,000-year-old Indian Shell Ring, for example, is believed to have been constructed around 1450 B. C. A circle of shells and bones piled several feet high, it is one of only twenty shell rings still in existence. Those responsible for its assembly are also believed to have invented pottery here, in North America.

    The Stoney-Baynard ruins, once an 18th century plantation house, are now open for tours. The property is covered with oyster shells and its architecture includes porthole-shaped windows.