Your February Escape Sun and Sand for the Bennetts

Hi Sandy and Steve, thanks for contacting me about your February getaway. I have two options for your consideration, both in the Dominican Republic. The average February temperature in both locations below is 25 degrees, and you can trade in snow and slush for sun and sand on your weeklong escape!

Option 1 - Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa, Samana

Nestled on the coast, relaxation awaits.
One of three pools on the resort

With 295 rooms, 3 pools, and 5 restaurants, this resort nestled on the coast of lush Samana is your escape away from it all. The cream sand may not be powdery white, but the clear blue warm water surrounded by a mountainous rainforest leave no doubt that you are on a tropical shore. Due to the smaller size, this resort is laid back; relaxation is always on the menu. Your stay includes 3 a la carte dinners, mini bar with soft drinks, water and beer restocked daily.

Your Junior Suite Superior room is spacious and bright with a private balcony overlooking the sea, hydromassage tub, and King or Queen bed (King on request).

Junior Suite Superior - large suite with hydromassage tub, sea views, balcony

Package details

TOTAL COST, with airfare, from St. John's via Toronto: $3054.82

Depart St. John's on January 31 at 5:45 a.m., arrive in Toronto at 8:10. The connecting flight departs at 9:15 and you will land in Samana at 14:29. Return on February 7 at 15:15, arrive in Toronto at 18:40, your connecting flight to St. John's departs at 20:15 and you arrive home at 00:42 (12:42 a.m.). This package is with West Jet Vacations. A sea view standard room is available for $2954.82. Baggage and advance seat selection extra

Option 2 - Now Garden Punta Cana

Now Garden

Nestled in a serene garden oasis near Bávaro Beach, combining understated sophistication with Unlimited-Luxury® amenities, Now Garden Punta Cana redefines all-inclusive and offers a serene escape for couples, friends, and families. Offering 180 rooms - each with a whirlpool on the terrace or balcony, a weekly Dominican Marketplace, and swim-up bar, Now Garden is the perfect secluded adventure. Plus, enjoy complete access to the nine bars, eight restaurants, beach and more right next door at Now Larimar Punta Cana (though this is a five-ten minute walk through the resort). There is limitless access to a la carte dining (no reservations required), unlimited international & domestic top-shelf spirits. At NOW, all taxes and gratuities are also included, though you may leave tips if you desire.

Deluxe Garden Room

Your Garden View room has Caribbean-inspired touches and a furnished balcony or terrace equipped with a whirlpool. All of the 180 rooms feature a daily refreshed mini-bar, complimentary Wi-Fi, luxury bath amenities and 24-hour room service.

Package details

TOTAL COST, with airfare, from St. John's via Halifax: $3536.74

Depart St. John's on January 29 at 5:15 a.m., arrive in Halifax at 6:55. The connecting flight departs at 9:00 and you will land in Punta Cana at 13:35. Return on February 5 at 14:20, arrive in Halifax at 18:35, your connecting flight to St. John's departs at 20:30 and you arrive home at 22:51. One checked bag per passenger included in price, advanced seat selection, if desired, is extra.

Prices for these packages are not guaranteed until booked.

Sandy, please let me know if you have any questions about these resorts or packages. My search parameters were initially February 1, but I noted considerable savings if the departure was a few days earlier.

Nicole Kavanagh, Travel Portfolio Advisor, The Destination Experts., tel. 709 749-1174.

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