Travel

Four Great April Travel Deals

Exclusive specials for Washingtonian readers.

Receive $400 in credits when you book a stay at The Buccaneer in St. Croix. Photo courtesy of The Buccaneer.

History in Williamsburg

Where: Historic Powhatan Resort, 3601 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg; 800-438-2929.

What’s special: Planning a visit to Colonial Williamsburg? Consider staying at the Historic Powhatan Resort—the “historic” part being a restored manor house, originally built circa 1735, that’s on-site and open for tours. Accommodations at the 256-acre property range from one- to three-bedroom suites, all with fireplaces, kitchens, and a washer and dryer. The resort features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, tennis, racquetball courts, mini-golf, an outdoor pavilion, a playground, a casual restaurant, and a coffee house with a patio. Beyond the resort, you can head to Colonial Williamsburg (15 minutes), Historic Jamestown (10 minutes), the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (26 minutes), or Busch Gardens Williamsburg (15 minutes).

The deal: Washingtonian readers receive a $25 food and beverage voucher at the Historic Powhatan Bar & Grille. Rates start at $59 a night. To get this deal, click here.

When: Book by April 20 for travel through December 31, 2017.

New York Art Scene

Where: Smyth, a Thompson Hotel, 85 W. Broadway, NY; 212-587-7000.

What’s special: Located in the heart of Tribeca, this boutique hotel offers twice-daily housekeeping, complimentary wi-fi, a communal “den” with a fireplace, a seasonal cocktail menu at the Evening Bar, and an on-site restaurant, The Little Park.

The deal: The hotel is offering guests a chance to experience the 6th annual Frieze Art Fair, May 4-7. Held on Randall’s Island, it brings together works from more than 200 galleries from 30 countries. Frieze isn’t a stuffy art fair—it challenges its curators, and the art world, to discover and examine new talent. Visitors can also sit in on art talks. With this deal, guests receive two single-day tickets to the fair (including a copy of the Frieze Magazine and the ferry ride, a $69 value), plus breakfast for two, a value of $20 each. Guests staying on Thursday, May 4, will receive two tickets to the Frieze private viewing event. Washingtonian readers will also receive two cocktails, a value of $38. These deals are for the Best Available Rate for rooms rated deluxe or higher. Rates start at $535 a night. Mention Washingtonian on arrival to get the deal.

When: Valid for stays May 4 through 7, 2017. 

Fun Down South 

Where: Montage Palmetto Bluff, 477 Mt. Pelia Rd., Bluffton, SC; 843-706-6500.

What’s special: Montage Palmetto Bluff  is situated along the May River, between Hilton Head Island and Savannah. Guests can enjoy three pools, six restaurants, fire pits, and the Montage Palmetto Spa.  Guests also have access to a nature preserve, walking trails, a village, a shooting club, and the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. There are fresh- and saltwater options for water activities, including a Sunday brunch cruise.

The deal: The Home Suite Home package includes accommodations in a Guest House Suite, Cottage Suite, Inn Suite, or Village Home of your choice, plus breakfast each morning at Buffalo’s ($60 credit per bedroom), a $300 resort credit, complimentary resort activities (kayaking, canoeing, fishing equipment, tennis, bocce, croquet, basketball, fitness, yoga, and pilates), and nightly s’mores by the fire pits. Mention Washingtonian to also get free use of two bicycles during your stay, a $30 value. Rates start at $725 a night.

When: Valid for stays through December 31, 2017.

Tropical Paradise

Where: The Buccaneer, 5007 Estate Shoys, Christiansted, Virgin Islands; 800-255-3881;

What’s special: Located on 340 tropical acres, this resort offers an 18-hole golf course with stunning sea views, eight tennis courts (two lit for night play), three beaches, two pools, a spa, a 24-hour fitness center, a shopping arcade, and the use of paddleboards, ocean kayaks, and snorkeling gear. Rates include buffet breakfast each morning.

The deal: This year is the 100th anniversary of this West Indies island becoming a U.S. territory, and the hotel is working with the island’s Department of Tourism to commemorate the centennial. Book your trip via the tourism office website, select The Buccaneer, and apply the promotion code CP17 to receive $300 in Virgin Islands spending credits (for historical and cultural tours, meals, and activities). In addition, Washingtonian readers will receive a $100 credit from The Buccaneer. After you book your stay, call the hotel directly at 800-255-3881 to claim your Washingtonian $100 resort credit.

When: Valid for stays April to December 31, 2017.

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