The end of summer has, unfortunately, arrived.
Days are getting shorter and nights are getting longer, and before you know it you’ll be wrapping up with several layers, wearing a warm tuque – if you’re not already. But before you start to sigh – don’t. You can relive that summer feeling you’ve grown accustomed to by booking your winter getaway right now. And saving a lot of money when you do.
Air Canada Vacations has launched its brand new Sun Collection for the year ahead and it includes flexible getaways from three to 29 nights, to 40 destinations, and more than 700 resorts. That means plenty of options for you.
A number of new routes have been announced as part of the winter flight schedule and if you book your package holiday to Mexico or the Caribbean during the month of September, you can save $400 per couple ($200 per adult, and even $100 per child ages two to 12). Or if you book in the month of October then you’ll make savings of $150 per adult and $100 per child. Also, if you book before October 31 you can get eight days of free parking at the airport. And with Air Canada Vacations’ Price Drop Guarantee, couples who book at select resorts before October 31 can get up to $800 cash back if the price of their winter vacation drops.
Top 5 winter vacation destinations
Montego Bay is known as one of Jamaica’s most energetic locations. Enjoy shopping, the vibrant nightlife, clear water snorkelling, and, of course, its natural beauty that makes this place truly unforgettable. You’ll be happy to find there are several beaches here along with a slew of illustrious resorts to choose from when it’s time to book your trip. Don’t be surprised if you meet lots of Canadians since this place is a favourite of those from the true north strong and free.
If you’re hoping to escape to a tropical haven this winter then you’ll want to visit this stretch of Caribbean coastline on Mexico’s northeastern Yucatán Peninsula. There are a ton of epic resorts in towns like Playa del Carmen, located close to stunning long beaches. If you venture a little south you can stop by the gorgeous Tulum which is home to historical ruins that are simply out of this world. You won’t regret lounging on Playacar beach or swimming in Xcaret Park while you’re here.
Huatulco and Los Cabos are truly two of the most Instagram-worthy destinations you’ll find in the world. Located at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos makes for the ultimate sunshine-filled retreat from Canada’s cold winter weather. Visit the dreamy Lovers Beach and make sure you bring your camera.
And whatever you do, don’t forget about Huatulco, a resort region in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Just imagine walking along the white Pacific coast beaches in any of the nine bay areas and visiting the the Museo de Sitio Bocana del Río Copalita afterwards. Air Canada Vacations just added direct flights from Calgary to these two destinations in Mexico.
You’ll feel like you’re living in a dream when you visit Saint Lucia, an Eastern Caribbean island nation laden with beautiful tapered mountains. This one’s a rare gem because you’ll find the best of everything – volcanic beaches, fishing villages, waterfalls, rainforests, and much more. Try visiting Rodney Bay in the north and Sourfriere in the South, which boasts much of Saint Lucia’s natural beauty.
Cartagena is a vibrant port on Colombia’s Caribbean coast and you can now fly there directly from Toronto this winter season. Beautiful beaches, inspiring colonial architecture, delectable cuisine, original street art, and a relaxed atmosphere will make you fall in love with this charming city. You’ll want to explore the coral reefs, Rosario Islands, and Las Bóvedas during your vacation here.
To make it better, you can book a package holiday here to suit your budget since Air Canada Vacations is now offering 11 hotels in the city, located on the northern coast of the country.
Now more than ever is the perfect time to book your winter vacation, especially since you can save money when you do. This sweet end of summer deal is only available when you book your dream holiday with Air Canada Vacations. From now until October, the tour operator is offering huge discounts on the cost of winter flights so you can spend the time when you would normally be freezing in Canada, sipping on a piña colada somewhere tropical.