If you are privileged to know the one of the thousands of fine men and women who serve or have served our country please, please pass this on.
In honor of Memorial Day Weekend, the following resorts would like to show their deep appreciation to our men in uniform and encourage them to take a well-deserved vacation.
Ideally, we’d send each and every one of them on an all-expense paid trip- but the world isn’t perfect. Good news is for the value and at these highly discounted rates, these beautiful resorts and breathtaking destinations come pretty close.
Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, Puerto Rico
Who: Starting at $115/night for military families.
What: A sunny escape with beautiful ocean views, that sits on 500 acres adjacent to the Caribbean National Rain Forst of El Yungue and the Mameyes River. It features a 7,000-square-foot casino; two world-class 18-hole golf courses; a 7,000-square-foot spa and fitness center; multiple lounges and entertainment venues; international tennis center; water sports center; and two beach-front pools.
When: Offer available through December 23, 2012.
Westin St. John Resort & Villas, St. John: U.S. Virgin Islands
Who: Past and present military members receive more than 50% off with rates starting at $163/night. (Government workers can also take advantage of the same discount.)
What: Set on a crescent-shaped beach on Great Cruz Bay and surrounded by 47 lush, tropical acres. Travelers can take advantage of activities abound with six lighted tennis courts, snorkeling, diving, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, parasailing, fishing, an on-site boating butler, a full-service fitness center, jeep rentals and hiking or volunteering in St. John’s extensive Virgin Islands National Park (which covers 2/3 of the island).
When: Offer available until December 14, 2012.
How: When entering the rate code SALUTE and present military ID upon check-in. Military members should call (866) 716-8147 or visit www.westinresortstjohn.com. Additional information can also be found at www.facebook.com/WestinStJohn.
Who: All members of the military, both active and retired at a 15% discount starting at $128/night.
What: Home-like accommodations in a fantastic midtown location, just blocks from the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden and some of the city’s top shopping venues. Hotel amenities include complimentary breakfast with a selection of muffins and coffee, concierge services for tickets to local attractions, fitness room, high-speed wireless internet, laundry facility, and an on-site gift shop.
When: Offer valid through the end of 2012.
How: To book, guests can visit http://www.wolcott.com/ and use the promotional code “MIL.”
Watkins Glen Villager Motel and Glen Manor, Finger Lakes, New York
Who: All active veterans enjoy a rate of $10/night (except for race weekends).
What: Indoor pool, sundeck, hair dryers, pool towels, shampoo, conditioner, bath and face soaps, wireless Internet access, wake up service, 24 hour Laundromat, ice & soda machines, guest coffee and sweets at the office. Three private parking lots with enough parking for cars with trailers.
We can’t say thank you enough or repay our military heroes for the time they served and for the sacrifices they made. But we’d like for our deployment requests (as seen above) to be taken seriously. And that’s an order!