Take Advantage of These Post-Covid Travel Deals

by Sarah

If  you’re anything like me, you are itching to get away. I live and breathe travel, so to be told I can’t… well, it’s disheartening to say the least. Some of us have been able to take short trips lately to see family. Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who managed a Memorial Day weekend getaway. But nothing is going to feel as good as that first post-covid trip to Mexico, the Caribbean, or Europe. And travel suppliers know this – my inbox has been full of post-covid travel deals!

Your favourite travel advisor needs to book some of these for you to get the benefits, so if you are ready to plan a late 2020 or 2021 trip, pick up that phone or drop an email. (It’s also worth noting that I have some promotions I can’t share publicly…  wink wink)

Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo | Photo courtesy of Hyatt

Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo | Photo courtesy of Hyatt

Post-Covid Travel Deals

I can’t begin to outline ALL of the promotions that have crossed my desk lately, so here are just a few post-covid travel deals. Where possible, I also list the current timeline for border openings* (*which are subject to change!)

Related: Travelling During Coronavirus | Our Coronavirus Update Page

Andaz Costa Rica

Book with your Hyatt Privé advisor and receive a third night free plus Hyatt Privé amenities. Book between June 1, and September 30, 2020 for travel dates through March 31, 2021. You can cancel up to 24 hours prior to arrival **excluding over the holiday period**.

Hyatt Privé rates for September 2020 start at $275USD/night. Prices are subject to change.

The Andaz Costa Rica is located in the Guanacaste Province on the Papagayo Peninsula. Guanacaste has had less than 5% of the country’s cases. The nearest airport is Liberia (LIR). Costa Rica plans to reopen its borders on June 15th.

a blue water and a large hole with Great Blue Hole in the background

Family Coppola Hideaways, Belize

The Family Coppola Hideaways include Turtle Inn and Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize, which are currently offering a Dream Now Travel Later Mountain Beach combination package. This includes 20% off room rates, $100 resort credit for stays of 4+ nights per resort, and an upgrade at time of booking subject to availability. The properties can include transfers from Belize International Airport to the Placencia Airstrip, ground  transfers to and from Blancaneaux, and most meals. Book through a Virtuoso advisor and also receive Virtuoso amenities.

Must book this package by the end of June 2020 for stay dates now through end of 2021 (excluding festive dates in 2020 and 2021). Only one night deposit per property required at time of booking. Cancel 14 days prior to arrival for a full refund. Pricing at the Family Coppola Hideaways is seasonal; prices in low season begin around  $300USD/night.

Belize is currently closed to all visitors and tentatively plans to reopen the international airport in July 2020.  This is very subject to change. There are no covid cases in Belize.

Hotel closures: Blancaneaux Lodge is currently closed through June 2020. Family Coppola Hideaways also has La Lancha in Guatemala, Jardin Escondido in Argentina, and Palazzo Margherita in Basilicata, Italy.

The Cape, a Thompson Hotel overlooks the dramatic coastline of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Photo from Virtuoso.com

The Cape, a Thompson Hotel overlooks the dramatic coastline of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Photo from Virtuoso.com

Vitamin Sea + Exclusives

Get a dose of Vitamin Sea at a number of Caribbean, Mexican, and Southeast Asian properties this fall and next spring.  Enjoy an instant resort credit of $400 for 4-night minimum or $700 for 7-night minimum stays between now and April 15, 2021. Must book by June 30, 2020.

Properties included in this promotion are Casa de Campo (rates starting at $300USD/night), Silversands Grenada (starting at $800USD/night), Banyan Tree Mayakoba (starting at $484USD/night), Rosewood Mayakoba (starting $1360USD/night), Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico (starting at $850USD/night), and many more. (All rates for September 2020 dates.) Each Caribbean island has varying open dates, but many of these resort remain closed as of May 2020. See more details here.

Some of the Vitamin Sea credits are also combinable with exclusive amenities. Ask about specific properties or destinations to learn more!

a rock formation in the water with Arch of Cabo San Lucas in the background

Private Summer Camp

I recently got information about some domestic US and Mexican + Caribbean properties hosting a family summer experience. There are very limited details right now but properties include Chatham Bars Inn, Foxfire, Lake Kora, The Lodge & Spa at Bush Creek Ranch, Amangiri, The Resort at Paws Up, Watch Hill Inn, Mustang Monument, Beach Enclave, Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, NIZUC Resort & Spa, One&Only Palmilla, Rosewood Mayakoba, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende… and more. If you are interested in learning more about this, please drop me a note so I can reach out when I have more information.

Seljalandsfoss Walls Iceland

Other Notable News

Iceland plans to reopen to ALL international tourists from June 15, 2020. No 14-day quarantine is required but there will be specific regulations in place to keep visitors and locals safe.

The UK has instituted a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone entering the country. They can check on you at any time and if you are not where you say you will be, you face up to a £1000 fine.

TSA has implemented new screening procedures that reduce the number of touch points. You can read more at TSA.gov/coronavirus.

AmaWaterways is offering frontline medical professionals a complimentary cruise. Reach out to your travel advisor to learn more.

See a state-by-state reopening list here.

As we move closer to a global reopening, I expect many more post-covid travel deals to pop up. Be sure to ask your travel advisor for more details or to keep an eye out for certain properties.

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Keith May 27, 2020 - 1:38 pm

Not opposed to traveling but I think you should reminder your readers that we haven’t entered into a post-panedmic phase!

Sarah May 27, 2020 - 2:02 pm

Thanks Keith! I did note that many of these are for late 2020 and early 2021. The majority of these properties are not open currently and travellers or travel advisors have to call the property to book. I was unable to test the online system for half of them. Many people are eager to put some travel back on the calendar, even if they have to postpone or cancel later.

Andrew June 5, 2020 - 11:33 am

Can’t wait resume my traveling adventure after this pandemic!!

Nyan Archie June 23, 2020 - 4:52 am

I support the travelling industry entirely and appreciate their gesture to give exciting deals, but honestly, we are not in the post-pandemic state. Even the countries which have recovered from it have been affected by the second wave, or maybe it is still the first phase. According to bio-medical experts, the second wave could be in winter. But yes, natural places with limited community members could be visited and get the benefit of these travel deals.

I am not in favour of taking kids and even elderly with us, and yes, I appreciate the initiative of 14 days quarantine after entering in the UK. However, passionate travellers can bear it 🙂

Sarah June 24, 2020 - 11:58 am

Hi Nyan,

I totally get it. A lot of those promotions are for travel into 2021, which is great for people who are thinking about getting away this winter or next spring and want to take advantage of deals that entice travellers to get back out there. As a travel advisor I am well aware of what is open to US citizens and what isn’t, and am on daily webinars that discuss the reopenings and what is required in order for people to travel.

Many people are asking for domestic travel, for lodges or ranches with few guest rooms, private jets and boat charters, villas, and small ship cruising for 2021 and 2022. These are all things I am comfortable working on at the moment. (I’m also getting daily emails from hotels sharing their new cleaning procedures and what they are asking of guests.)

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