Travel Deals and Steals for Sunday, November 10

The Westin Playa Bonita has a special “Local Flair” package available.

The Westin Playa Bonita has a special “Local Flair” package available.

LIVIN’ LA VIDA LOCAL

Discover Panama’s lush rainforest and then retreat to a nearby beach haven at the Westin Playa Bonita.

Deal: Book the “Local Flair” package and save more than 50% off regular rates. This package includes a 45-minute spa treatment for two adults, a kayak tour through the historic Panama Canal and a tour of Gamboa Rainforest and Chagres River. Rates start at $ 255 per night. A minimum four-night stay required. This offer is valid through Dec.31.

Experience: From your private balcony at the Westin Playa Bonita or a cozy lounge chair by the water, watch ships from across the globe waiting to enter the Panama Canal. Take a 20-minute drive from the resort to Panama City, with its historic treasures like Casco Viejo (the Old Quarter), a World Heritage Site where you can see the Catedral Metropolitana, El Palacio de las Garzas (where the president lives), National Theatre of Panama and the Panama Canal Museum.

Book it: Visit westinplayabonita.com and select the “Local Flair” package or call (877) 800-1690.

WATER SLIDE OASIS

Trade the chilly weather for warmth and sunshine at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

Deal: Book the “Holiday Getaway” package and enjoy rates from $ 174 per night, including a $ 50 resort credit per night when using promotional code “P91” online. This offer is good for bookings Dec. 15 through Jan. 31, 2014.

The immense pool complex at the Orlando World Center Marriott, where guests can book a “Holiday Getaway” package and enjoy rates from $  174 per night.

The immense pool complex at the Orlando World Center Marriott, where guests can book a “Holiday Getaway” package and enjoy rates from $ 174 per night.

Experience: The Falls Pool Oasis on the resort property is worth the trip alone. Ranked one of the “world’s coolest hotel pools” by Forbes, its Icon Slide Tower has two 200-foot winding waterslides and one 90-foot speed waterslide, making it among the tallest and fastest resort slides in Florida. Kids have their own zero-entry pool and Splash Zone playground. And as if that’s not enough, Walt Disney World is only 1.5 miles from the resort, and this is all just a few minutes from Sea World Orlando, Discovery Cove, and Universal Studios Orlando.

Book it! Visit worldcentermarriott.com, or call (800) 380-7931.

A GREAT ESTATE

Take advantage of an unprecedented offer at one of six luxury homes in the Squire Estate. It’s time to visit the elusive and little-known Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas.

Deal: Stay five or more nights at the Squires Estate to redeem a three-night return visit. Choose among six different homes and stay from Jan. 1 through April 26, 2014 and earn the “Three Free” offer, which is three free nights, valid through Nov. 22, 2014 (Sunday through Thursday bookings only). This special also includes a $ 50 voucher at the Beach House Restaurant. Home rates start at $ 175 per night.

Experience: Enjoy surfing and kiteboarding at Surfer’s Beach, the traditional Friday night fish fry street party, world-class fishing, diving and snorkeling. Day trips to Harbour Island for shopping are a must.

Book it! Visit squiresestatebahamas.com/accommodations for rates and availability of the homes in Squires Estate, or call (239) 482-8173.

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