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Vacationist Hotel Deals: Your Beach Checklist – Hawaii, Thailand + Costa Rica

201109-b-hapuna-1jpgThere’s no need to hide your Havaianas now that Vacationist has our eye on warm weather hotspots. Unroll your towel at three of the world’s best beaches, and you’ll knock a few destinations off your travel bucket list—for less.

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201109-b-hapuna-2jpgHapuna Beach Prince Hotel - up to 29% off
Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii


Hapuna Beach State Park, with its 32 acres of white sand and palms framed by lava-rock outcroppings, provides the jaw-dropping setting for Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, a 351-room resort that's the sister hotel to Mauna Kea. This spring, three years after Mauna Kea got a freshening up, Hapuna Beach got its turn; 96 of the oceanfront guest rooms and luxury suites were updated with Polynesian-style fabrics and traditional Hawaiian kapa prints, all complemented by raffia and blond wood furnishings, and white shuttered doors that open onto oceanfront lanais. For the ultimate underwater experience, rent fins, masks, and snorkels from the beach club next to the 6,500-square-foot Hapuna Beach pool, and head out to the rocky points at either end of the white-sand beach in the early morning, when the water is calm and crystal clear. (Sale ends in 7 days.)

201109-b-losaltosjpgLos Altos Beach Resort & Spa - up to 35% off
Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica


There's almost no better place see Costa Rica's incredible wildlife (monkeys, sloths, iguanas, and more than 350 species of birds) than from this 21-acre rainforest property on the edge of Manuel Antonio National Park. The perks? You'll stay in one of 26 bright and airy three- or four-bedroom apartments in two towers that overlook the tree canopy and the Pacific—not to mention that you'll have easy access to Costa Rica's most popular national park. And while the ocean's pounding swells lure surfers who love the central coast's reliable breaks, Los Altos also has a sleek infinity pool for those who seek more relaxing moments under the sun. (Sale ends in 3 days.)

201109-b-pavilions-1jpgThe Pavilions Phuket - up to 41% off
Phuket, Thailand

There's only one reason to choose this sleek Sino-inspired spot in the rolling hills above Phuket, Thailand's Bang Tao Beach: serious relaxation. Here, privacy and peace and quiet are guaranteed, thanks to 48 private, earth-toned guest "pavilions" (one- to three-bedroom suites), all with individual granite pools, large white-stone sundecks, daybeds, and views over the far-stretching Andaman Sea. The party scene of Phuket's Patong Beach is just 40 minutes away by taxi, but you wouldn't know from the nightly hotel scene: come evening, votive candles illuminate the resort's white walls and stone walkways, and their glow, plus the expansive starry sky, create one of southern Thailand's most tranquil retreats. (Sale ends in 1 day.)



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From top: Photos courtesy of Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel; Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa; The Pavilions Phuket.



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