For the intrepid traveler, a getaway is the perfect present any time of year. Luckily, Black Friday (November 29) and Cyber Monday (December 2) present the best of the best of travel deals, with hotels often offering unbeatable rates and top perks.
With six fewer days of holiday shopping time this year (the shortest holiday period since 2013), these deals let you check everyone off your list without having to tackle the mall crowds. Just be careful before booking to check the fine print; while most of these deals are cooler than Santa’s sleigh, they’re nearly all non-refundable.
Seven Stars Resort & Spa
Wonderfully perched on Turks and Caicos’ iconic Grace Bay Beach, this elegant Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star oasis provides a visit that is as relaxed or as action-packed as you wish.
Itching to show off its gorgeous multi-million-dollar refresh, the tropical hideaway is gifting 40 percent off ocean-view accommodations when you book before December 2. With savings like that, you’re in for a stress-free vacation filled with sun, sand and sangrias by the newly added adults-only pool.
While you’re here, take advantage of gratis kayaking and windsurfing in the crystal-clear waters, or ask the concierge to arrange a boat trip to nearby Iguana Island for a warm-weather detour you won’t soon forget.
This boutique Bermuda gem has won our hearts for a number of reasons; most recently for its sleek 50-percent-off offer between now and December 2 on two- and three-night stays.
Fresh off a top-to-bottom renovation, this 40-room retreat is just a 10-minute stroll from Hamilton (the island’s capital), making it ideal for those who prioritize easy access to dining, nightlife and shopping.
A blend of colonial chic (high tea is a complimentary daily perk) and eclectic (rooms feature large crystals to encourage positive energy and healing), this is just the spot for a tropical weekend getaway.
This ultra-luxe brand unveils one of its best sales of the season at three Five-Star U.S. properties — Chicago, Beverly Hills and New York City — where you’ll receive up to 30 percent off reservations between December and April 2020.
Other tempting offers include discounts on dining and spa gift cards, and packages like the Ultimate Indulgence at the Windy City hotel’s Four-Star spa. This half-day haven combines a 90-minute massage, 60-minute facial and classic mani-pedi for a seasonal pampering session if you’re seeking a little self-care over the holidays.
One of our favorite escapes for active families, Sea Island is a unique pairing of Georgia coast and countryside, with two Five-Star hotels (The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club and The Cloister), nearly a dozen dining destinations, 16 Har-Tru tennis courts, three championship golf courses, three squash courts, a beach club with three pools and a shooting school — pretty much everything but a partridge in a pear tree.
In celebration of the resort’s 92nd anniversary, take 92 percent off the third night when you visit in January or February.
While this steal is available through February, an equally enticing offer is on the table from Black Friday through Cyber Monday: get at least 10 percent off (and up to 60 percent) per night at The Cloister for stays through December 20, 2020.
Deep in the heart of a 600-acre jungle, this St. Lucia gem mingles adventure and luxury. From three-walled rooms that open to spectacular views of the nearby Piton mountains to eclectic works from German, Swiss and Guyanese artisans, there’s beauty everywhere you look.
Book your stay by Cyber Monday to save up to 40 percent off mountainside accommodations, leaving you plenty of spare change for excursions like a bike ride through the rainforest or a mouthwatering lesson at Four-Star sister resort Jade Mountain’s Chocolate Lab.
Just 70 minutes from Washington, D.C., this discreetly elegant Five-Star estate feels eons away from the Beltway bustle.
Spacious accommodations (basic rooms start at 545 square feet) come equipped with luxuriously homey touches like pedestal tubs and canopied beds you won’t want to leave. Luckily, you can linger longer in these stately spaces when you book your stay between Black Friday and Cyber Monday — the holiday deal presents 30 percent off rooms and 50 percent off suites through April 2020.
If you do happen to tear yourself away from your cozy digs, you’ll find plenty of ways to while away your days, including hiking and biking the resort’s 340 acres, chilling out in the Four-Star spa or horseback riding.
The perfect pairing of wine and wellness, this Five-Star Calistoga, California, stay is an Instagram-ready escape in the northern reaches of vino country.
By day, seek bliss by visiting nearby wineries like Frank Family Vineyards (founded by former Walt Disney Studios president Rich Frank), strolling the streets of boho-chic Calistoga or indulging in a CBD massage at Four-Star Spa Solage. After sundown, don’t miss buzzy Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Solbar, one of our favorites for Italian-inspired California fare.
You’ll rest with the added satisfaction of saving 40 percent off weekday (Sunday through Thursday) rates because you booked before December 6.
Exemplifying the grandeur of classic New York, this Forbes Travel Guide Recommended tower doesn’t disappoint. Three chic cocktail bars (not to mention an exclusive speakeasy) and a newly debuted ila Spa entice you to hole up for the winter, but an excellent Midtown location makes it a breeze to shop, visit the theater or simply explore the Big Apple.
Snag up to 50 percent off your stay on Cyber Monday, available for dates through September 2020.
A lovely home base from which to explore colorful Cartagena, this sleek Serena del Mar area hotel delivers oceanfront access just outside the city.
Brimming with breezy white décor and sleek modern artwork, the Conrad feels both fashionable and Zen, with everything from a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course to seven restaurants.
Experience it all when you book your vacation over the holiday weekend and receive 40 percent off your room, plus earn perks like unlimited transport to the Walled City and a daily breakfast buffet.
This contemporary company encompasses more than two dozen urban-chic (and pet-friendly) stays across North America, from the beach chic Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel to the trendy Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Loews Hotel 1000, Seattle.
On Cyber Monday, the whole portfolio will give 20 percent off room rates for nights through April 12, so you can linger longer in stylish digs from an old Southern favorite (Four-Star Loews Atlanta Hotel) to a New England charmer (Loews Boston Hotel).
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
Get a head start on booking your next Sin City escape with this Four-Star icon’s Cyber Sale offer. Reserve your Strip-side accommodations before December 3 to receive 33 percent off elegant, Italian-style suites through September 30.
With savings like that, you can splurge on delicious dining at more than 30 restaurants, bottle service at the newly refreshed pool deck or try your luck on the 120,000-square-foot casino floor. No matter how you indulge, we highly recommend booking a gondola ride through the resort’s legendary canals.
A splash of casual elegance in sun-drenched Orange County, this Four-Star Newport Beach retreat is a wonderful excuse to get away this winter.
The SoCal stay boasts not one, but two deals this holiday weekend: from November 29 through December 2, the regular sale features 15 percent off your room plus a $50 credit and waived resort fee. Double that resort credit if you hold out for the flash sale between noon and 6 p.m. December 2.
Whether you prefer winter adventures (cross-country skiing, snowshoeing) or leisurely summer pursuits (golf, bike rides), this picturesque Vermont property delivers.
Save on your next excursion to this elegant estate with its Cyber Monday 24-hour sale and enjoy up to 50 percent off plush, Victorian-inspired rooms for stays through June 25. No matter when you decide to visit, you’ll want to make time for seasonally inspired fare at upscale Red Rooster Restaurant and a session in the bright and airy Four-Star spa.