Frommer's 5 Deals for Aug. 8, 2012

Barcelona, Spain. Frommers.com Community
By Jason Sheftell

Jet off to Barcelona for six nights, tour Vietnam, recharge at a luxury resort in Anguilla, golf at a Florida resort, and book discounted Marriott hotels in the Caribbean and Mexico.

All prices are per person and, if lodging is a component of the package, based upon two people traveling together (unless otherwise noted). The prices listed are general starting rates; see "What Else You'll Have to Pay" for details about associated taxes and fees. Base-prices, taxes, and fees can vary based on point of departure and time of travel. Blackout dates may apply. Trip add-ons like sightseeing tours and meal plans may also increase the price. Check with the tour operator for additional gateways. The single supplement is the extra cost that a solo traveler would pay to book the deal.

Photo Caption: Barcelona, Spain
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Halong Bay, Vietnam. Frommers.com Community
Destination: Vietnam
Provider: Friendly Planet (tel. 800/555-5765; www.friendlyplanet.com)
Duration: Nine days
Trip Type: Air-inclusive; escorted
Base Price: $1,899 per person
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Airfare from Los Angeles, all intra-Asian transportation, accommodations in four-star properties, sightseeing, some meals including breakfast daily, and English-speaking tour guides and local guides.
What Else You'll Have to Pay: $115 in Vietnam visa fee; guide and driver gratuities
When: March 17, April 14, 2013
Book By: Aug. 22, 2012
Why this is a Deal: Save $300 if you book by Aug. 22, plus receive an additional $50 off for Frommers.com readers who mention the promo code "Frommer080712.
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CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa in Anguilla. CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa
Destination: Anguilla
Provider: CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa (tel. 800/943-3210; www.cuisinartresort.com)
Duration: Per night
Trip Type: Hotel-only
Base Price: $270 per room per night
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Accommodations, breakfast daily, free Wi-Fi, and airport or ferry meet-and-greet upon arrival
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Transportation to Anguilla; 10% service charge, 10% tax, and $1 per night government surcharge
When: Through Sept. 2, 2012
Book By: Sept. 1 but booking sooner is advised to lock in availability.
Why this is a Deal: 40% off low-season and 66% off high-season rates.
Complete Details: With a design inspired by Greek Island architecture, this five-star beachfront resort has a world-class spa. CuisinArt recently added a Greg Norman-designed golf course and two gourmet restaurants, including the island's first Japanese dining experience. The cuisine also includes fresh ingredients from the resort's on-site hydroponic farm.
Single Supplement: None

Photo Caption: CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa in Anguilla
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La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain. Frommers.com Community
Destination: Barcelona, Spain
Provider: Go Today (tel. 800/227-3235; www.go-today.com)
Duration: Six nights
Trip Type: Air-inclusive; independent
Base Price: $1,199 per person
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Airfare from New York City, six nights' hotel, breakfast daily, fuel surcharges, and hotel tax and service charge
What Else You'll Have to Pay: $37 each way in shared airport transfers
When: Nov. 29, 2012
Book By: As soon as possible to lock in the low price for this departure date
Why this is a Deal: Save $400 when compared to booking each component of this deal separately; save $200 when compared to other departure dates within the same month.
Complete Details: Stay at the H10 Marina Barcelona Hotel, near the Olympic Village and just a few blocks from the beach. The hotel has a rooftop pool and an on-site tapas bar. The Marina Tube station is ¼-mile from the hotel. Add $84 for an optional city tour; add $63 for a tour of Gaudí's work.
Other Gateways: Check with tour provider
Single Supplement: About $260

Photo Caption: La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain
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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Florida. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Destination: Destin, Florida
Provider: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort (tel. 800/622-1038; www.sandestin.com)
Duration: Two nights
Trip Type: Land-only; golf included
Base Price: $356 total based on two people
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Two nights' hotel, daily rounds of golf for two per day, a $10 beverage credit per person, unlimited practice balls and use of practice facility, golf cart, and free replay rounds based on availability.
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Transportation to Destin, taxes of 11.5% per night and resort fees of 12%
When: Sept. 8-Oct. 31, 2012
Book By: As soon as possible to ensure availability
Why this is a Deal: Save $250 off regular rates.
Complete Details: This "Fore Fall Golf Getaway"includes accommodations at the LeCiel, a boutique hotel on the grounds of the Sandestin resort. The hotel has an infinity pool overlooking Choctawhatchee Bay. Hotel guests receive complimentary access to the Day Spa and fitness center next door. The beach, shopping, golf, tennis, restaurants, and family fun are all located within minutes of the hotel.
Single Supplement:
None

Photo Caption: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Florida
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Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in Aruba. Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
Destination: Select Caribbean and Mexico locales
Provider: Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts (tel. 888/Paradise; www.paradisebymarriott.com)
Duration: Per night
Trip Type: Hotel-only
Base Price: $84-$199 per room per night
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Accommodations at participating resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico.
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Additional taxes charged are 19% total (16% VAT and 3% lodging tax).
When: Aug. 15 to Dec. 15, 2012
Book By: Aug. 31, 2012
Why this is a Deal: Save up to 25%.
Complete Details: Mention promo code "X32"to receive the discounted rates. Participating resorts include the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, CasaMagna Marriott Resort Cancun, Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino, St. Kitts Marriott Resort & the Royal Beach Casino, Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort and others.
Single Supplement: None

Photo Caption: Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in Aruba
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