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Hyatt Zilara & Hyatt Ziva Hotels

Hyatt Ziva

At the tip of the Baja Peninsula lies Los Cabos, a desert landscape where you’ll find panoramic ocean views, unparalleled opportunities for adventure and the unending indulgence of Hyatt Ziva. This fully renovated, all- inclusive resort features spacious accommodations, gourmet international cuisine and awe-inspiring views of whales approaching the beach at dawn in one of the most unique locations on earth.

Hyatt Zilara

Recently named to AAA’s prestigious Four Diamond List, Hyatt Zilara Cancun is a haven of spectacular accommodations, attentive service and enticing amenities in the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone. Unlike most all inclusives, here adults, marrying couples and group attendees alike will find Bulgari luxury amenities, complimentary use of spa hydrotherapy circuit, unlimited local & international calling and more.

Historic Fun in Barbados!

BoatHistory and paradise mingle in the island getaway of Barbados. Bridgetown and its Garrison is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, inscribed in 2011, and is one of the oldest cities in the Caribbean. With rich, colorful architecture, mixing beautiful colonial buildings and modern business offices, the city offers an exploration into the past and present with the oldest Jewish synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, the house where George Washington stayed, and trendy shopping opportunities with local merchandise to indulge.

See the incredible arched windows and the elegant balconies you can discover during your visit to Barbados!

While discovering the island’s powdery beaches, contrasting brilliantly with the royal blue waves, try your hand at windsurfing, kitesurfing, or boogie boarding in the south. On the east coast, the wide beaches and mighty waves make it the perfect setting for surfing, and on the west, the gentle waves and characteristic palm trees make the ideal paradise. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the island boasts an average high in the mid-80’s, and outside of the hurricane belt, Barbados is in perfect position for lovely beach weather year-round with little rain.

First time in Barbados? Try these amazing resorts.

A family-friendly resort, Tamarind Hotel offers the complimentary Flying Fish Kids Club for your little ones to meet and play with others their age and the Club Tamarind for family fun with video game consoles on large-screen TVs, air hockey, pool, and ping pong! Tweens can also enjoy chaperoned movie nights at the local theatre and other organized activities. Adults will enjoy a private sunset catamaran cruise, an intimate beachfront meal, couple spa treatments, and their own adults-only pool! There are also specialty designed activities for two! Book now for a breakfast buffet for two daily and one child, 12 and younger, stays free.

The Crane Resort and ResidencesThe Barbados’ first resort hotel, The Crane Resort and Residences opened in 1887 and has been named “one of the best beaches in the world” by Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous; No. 23 in Top 100 Beaches in the World by CNN; and one of the Caribbean’s 10 Best Hotel Villas” by Caribbean Journal! The resort prides itself on its exceptional service and unparalleled accommodations, some with private pools, gardens, and rooftop terraces. Its restaurants are delectable, including Zen with fine Japanese and Thai cuisine that took the Zagat #1 rating for food in Barbados in 2009 and 2010. Book now for savings up to 40% and myTime exclusives, such as $40 spa credit, $40 resort credit, and kids seven and younger eat free.

Hilton Barbados has been voted the best hotel in Barbados at the World Travel Awards. Rooms and suites with stunning views of the Carlisle Bay, private balconies, complimentary continental breakfast, a private bar, and exclusive check-in, check-out, are just some the special touches you’ll receive from this pampering resort. For a little adventure, the hotel presents jet skiing, scuba diving, sightseeing tours, snorkeling, and more. The hotel’s two restaurants include The Grille, with light fare and gourmet items, and Lighthouse Terrace Restaurant with seafood offerings and themed buffets in the setting of a lighthouse! myTime exclusives include $50 spa credit, and 15% food and beverage discount at The Grille Restaurant!

Check out all the Barbados offers at GOGO Vacations!

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Wish You Were Here! – Aruba

Dear Travelers:

Have you missed the caress of the sun, its radiant glow cradling your cheek in a warm embrace? Have you forgotten the swish of the waves as they slide across the powdery beaches or the soothing turquoise color of the Caribbean Sea as it deepens in the afternoon sun? Surely, you remember the feeling of utter relaxation as you mingled with the fofoti trees or explored nature’s beauty at Arikok National Park. Return to the tropical paradise of your romantic getaway or your family fun vacation. Plan a wedding or honeymoon and join us for the first time. Indulge in the happy island of Aruba.

Not sure what to see or do here? Then check out this installment of the webseries Paradise Found: Aruba for a complete run-down of all that’s available to you.

There’s no better time to plan a getaway to the happy island than during Aruba Week at GOGO Vacations! Choose from great resorts with world-class dining and amenities!

Lobby 01 printStay at the Renaissance Marina Hotel, an AAA Four-Diamond Resort with its recently renovated rooms reflecting the polished and grand look of custom yachts. With a palate of light colors and sleek, modern design, you’ll be refreshed and ready to explore the island, and with the rain-style spa showers and 300-thread cotton sheets, you’ll be pampered into ultimate relaxation. If you want a thrill, head down to the on-site Seaport and Crystal Casinos to play a hand with chance, or if you want serenity, rejuvenate with blissful facials and treatments at the Okeanos Aruba Spa.  This hotel presents adult-only pools, dining, and rooms for a quiet, enjoyable escape. Book now for savings up to 40% and a guaranteed room upgrade. myTime exclusives include up to $50 resort or spa credit, savings up to 25% at Okeanos Spa and more.

Radisson Aruba

Radisson Aruba Resort

Head to the Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino and Spa on the magnificent Palm Beach! Activities and adventures await you with an on-site diving facility and an on-site casino. If you’re looking for modern comforts and luxury, then enjoy the complimentary WiFi access and the full-service Larimar Spa with its signature treatments, such as the Aloe Vera and Rum Massage. You’ll also want to savor the Mediterranean flavors of the Sunset Grill, the only AAA Four-Diamond restaurant on Aruba and voted “The Best Restaurant in the Caribbean” by Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine. Book during Aruba Week for savings up to 35% and $50 resort credit. A GOGO Exclusive—stay 6 nights or longer and receive an additional $50 resort credit. myTime inclusions present $50 casino credit, up to $50 beverage credit, savings 20% at the spa and more.

BeachAlso located on Palm Beach, the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino is where luxury meets paradise. The resort boasts the largest guest rooms on the island and offers 37-inch LCD flat-panel TVS and private balconies. A 24-hour casino is open to feed your rush, and you’ll savor the succulent entrées of Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Dip in the H20asis adult-exclusive pool, or stay at the Tradewinds Club—a grand hotel-within-a-hotel with a members’ lounge and private beach. Book now for exclusive savings up to 45% and a guaranteed room upgrade.

Check out all the other great deals on GOGO Vacations, and soon you can be writing this on the bottom of your letters:

Wish you were here!

From the Island of Aruba

P.S. Like what you saw? Vote for Paradise Found: Aruba for a Telly Award! Click on the icon below for all the deets.

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Paradise Found PREVIEW!

Every vacation should take travelers to paradise. Whether that be the warm sands of the Caribbean or the hot nightlife of the Yucatan Peninsula, everyone has a different criteria when it comes to his/her ultimate getaway. So how do you find your distinct paradise? Check out GOGO Vacations’ web series Paradise Found, which explores the luxurious hotels and destinations of the Caribbean and Mexico.

Currently, Marketing’s own Nikki B. and Melissa are down in the DR with Emmy-winning host Ashley Colburn for the next installment at the stunning Paradisus Palma Real. Check out the behind-the-scene photos below!

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Ashley and crew arrive at the hotel.

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Who wouldn’t want to swim in the crystal waters of the resort’s main pool?

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Room service? Yes, please!

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The Yhi Spa offers natural, elegant surroundings and products to help you relax. Enjoy one of the many rejuvenating body treatments in a private massage room or exhale at the hydrotherapy pools.

Well, for the sake of production, the private massage room is a little more crowded than usual.

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Bringing the entourage? Then check out these cool amenities just for kids.

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Loving the toothbrush color!

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Getting the perfect shot!

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Everyone say hi to Nikki! (She’s the one holding the reflecting panel.)

Next stop for Paradise Found: Melia Caribe Tropial, also in the DR!

Still looking for your paradise? Then check out the earlier episodes of Paradise Found!

Paradise Found: Aruba

Paradise Found: AM Resorts

Paradise Found: Excellence Resorts

Paradise Found: Oasis

Paradise Found: Riu Resorts

If you like the Paradise Found series, then vote for us for a Telly Award! Voting ends May 9th!

Check out all the deets here: Telly Awards – Paradise Found.

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Be a Star in the DR!

Punta Cana is nice this time of year…or any time of the year, actually! This week is doubly special for GOGO Vacations! It’s Dominican Republic Week, which means great deals for such hotels as Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana, Dreams La Romana Resort and Spa, Paradisus Punta Cana Resort, Excellence Punta Cana, and more!

With savings up to 52%, guaranteed room rates, kids free offers, spa credit, and more, these star-studded deals are as hot as the summer sun! Get all the deets on the DR at GOGO Vacations today!

Also this week, GOGO Vacations will be holding its annual Learning Conference, and this year, it’s being held at Majestic Resorts in the Dominican Republic. (Coincidence? I think not!)  The Learning Conference is like a GOGO Showcase but to the max! More classes, site inspections, accommodations at a luxurious resort—this is an event not to be missed! (And don’t forget to say hi to GOGO Marketing’s very own Nikki B.!)

learning conf Outside of Majestic Resorts; Pictured is not Nikki B.

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Boo-yah for MyMagic+

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I’m a Disney connoisseur, one of those guests who visit the parks every so often just to be there. I like to sit by Sleepy Hollow and munch on a waffle (with red and green ice cream during Christmas time) or watch the Boo to You! Parade on a bench just outside of Paco Bill’s. It’s been a while since I’ve been on certain rides because I’ve been on them hundreds of time, and depending upon what time of the year, the long lines can be a pain. Running for that Fast Pass ticket to the most awesome attractions and then waiting and waiting to make good on it, just seems like too much of a hassle.

So BOO-YAH for MyMagic+!

This new way to experience Disney Magic (with a capital M) will help you conquer four parks, scream on hundreds of rides and attractions, and devour the most delicious food. MyMagic+ gives you a customized bracelet that quintuples as your theme park key, room key, credit card, Fast Pass+, and dining reservations. Before you even leave home, you can log-on the MyMagic+ Website and choose the times you want to ride Space Mountain™ or Expedition Everest™, or eat at Chef Mickey’s. Then, once you’re at the resort, everything is at your wrist and on my phone with the My Disney Experience App!

Check out this video from Disney that shows the ease of MyMagic+.

During GOGO Vacations’ Disney Week, you can get great deals to Disney World, Disneyland, and even Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa.

At the Walt Disney World Resort, value and moderate resorts at the Walt Disney World offer incredible, themed settings with all the convenience of being on property, including free transportation to and front the parks and Downtown Disney. Stay at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort—Riverside, and Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort for savings up to 35% and additional savings on theme park tickets, PLUS children 17 and younger stay free.

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Experience ultimate magic at Deluxe Resorts such as Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge with incredible savings on both hotel and theme park tickets. At Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, you’ll stay close to the action and may even be able to see Cinderella Castle from your balcony. You’ll also have direct access to the monorail and be only one stop away from Magic Kingdom Park. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, guest rooms overlook four savannas where animals roam right outside the window. You’ll also be close to Disney’s Animal Kingdom and enjoy the feel and adventure of your own safari as you enjoy the exotic pools, culinary delights, and one of the largest collections of African art in the United States.

Outside of Florida, surfs up at Disney’s Paradise Pier, the Disneyland Hotel, and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa with savings up to 20%, early entry into Disney theme parks, and children 17 and younger stay free, and out in Oahu, Aulani offers a lei greeting and $500 resort credit per room.

Check out GOGO Vacations for more offers and exclusive deals!

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Extraordinary Experiences at Elegant Hotels

Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels lap pool 2014The average American family takes a family vacation once every three years. Don’t let yours be anything less than extraordinary. At Elegant Hotels in Barbados, you will be treated to world-class luxury at five beachfront resorts, each catering to a specific clientele, so no matter what your preferences are, you’ll book the perfect vacation destination.

Traveling with the kids can be difficult, especially when you and your partner want some time to relax and enjoy each other’s company with a fine dinner and just quiet time in the room. Turtle Beach, Crystal Cove, and Tamarind want you to enjoy your getaway, too, which is why they offer the complimentary Flying Fish Kid’s Club. This club offers supervised activities like beach games and arts and crafts for children ages 3 through 12. If your children are a little older, give them an adventure to remember with the all-new Bajan Adventure Kids Camp. Geared toward ages 10 through 16, this off-site program gives your tweens and teens the chance to swim with turtles, horseback ride, surf, and more. The Bajan Adventure Kids Camp can be booked while staying at Turtle Beach, Crystal Cove, Tamarind, and Colony Club.

Tamarind pool image Elegant HotelsWith three exquisite family friendly resorts, how do you choose? Easily. If you have teens, then stay at the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 Winner Tamarind. This hotel features the aforementioned Flying Fish Kid’s Club as well as the Club Tamarind teen lounge, which offers Wii games on large screens, air hockey, pool tables, computer stations, and more! A treat for the parents, the hotel is adjacent to Daphne’s, a Zagat-rated restaurant that serves scrumptious Italian cuisine with fresh seafood in a stunning waterfront setting. Book now for buffet breakfast for two daily, savings up to 50%, and a $150 island voucher. Kids 12 and under stay and eat free. Watch this video to see the excellence that is the Tamarind by Elegant Hotels.

If you need extra space for the little ones, stay at Turtle Beach with its 161 modernized junior and one-bedroom suites, each with a balcony or patio. The hotel boasts a 1500-foot powdery white beach with sea-turtle nests that will fascinate your kids and the kid in you. Children will enjoy the splash pool and playground, and you’ll enjoy the Taste of Elegance dine around program. For a nominal fee, babysitting services are available. Book this all-inclusive resort for savings up to 35%, and a $150 island voucher. One kid 16 and under stays and eats free through the end of May. See the beauty of Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels.

If you’re looking for a mix between a child’s oasis and an adult’s getaway, then Crystal Cove is your escape. An all-inclusive resort, Crystal Cove presents adults with a swim-up waterfall bar, beach ambassador service, and room service (available during normal restaurant hours). A weekly manager’s cocktail party is the perfect social gathering to get to know other couples in the resort, and your kids will enjoy time with children their own age at the complimentary Flying Fish Kid’s Club. For family fun, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, banana boats, and waterskiing are available. Book now for a $150 island voucher, and children 16 and younger stay and eat free when booking your vacation this May. If you haven’t made your decision of where to stay yet, then let this video about the Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels sway you!

Colony Club ocean view room-high res - GOGO VacationsOffering a great getaway for multi-generational families, Colony Club also welcomes children and teens, and newly renovated, this resort has refreshed rooms plus the redesigned Laguna Restaurant, which serves healthy dishes with the freshest local ingredients, including herbs, fruits, and vegetables grown in the hotel’s own organic garden. Colony Club offers seasonal children activities, and if you’re bringing tiny ones, they have great baby amenities like a crib with mobile and other goodies. Book now for a buffet breakfast for two daily and a $150 island voucher, and see all the refurbishments and additions at Colony Club by Elegant Hotels in this video!

If you decide to leave the kids at home, then The House will pamper you into a state of ultimate relaxation with special touches like a greeting by The House Ambassadors with refreshing cool towels and a tropical drink upon arrival, complimentary beach and pool Ambassador service, complimentary champagne breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening canapés. Book now for breakfast for two daily and a $150 island voucher, and experience all the romance, activities, and inclusions offered by The House by Elegant Hotels in this video.

Check out all the Elegant Hotels’ deals on GOGO Vacations and experience the extraordinary!

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Hello, Toronto!

Toronto_TwoImagine the wild wind ruffling your hair at more than a 1,000 feet above sea level or walking through history with a stick and a puck. Perhaps you’d like to taste scrumptious, international flavors at more than 120 vendors in one place or meander under a glass-enclosed waterway while brilliantly colored fish swim overhead. Head north of the border to Toronto, where you can have a heart-pounding, flavorful vacation without leaving the hemisphere.

Feed that adrenaline craving at the CN Tower, the tallest, free-standing structure in the western hemisphere. Brave the Glass Floor, where you can stand more than a thousand feet above the city and look down at the fantastic sights. Head up to the Sky Pod with its tilted windows for an incredible view and a twinge of vertigo, or for the ultimate thrill, head outside for the EdgeWalk, the world’s highest-hands free walk on the tower’s outside ledge at 1168 feet up. Feast at three delectable restaurants, including the award-winning 360 Restaurant, or take in a 3D movie.

Great LakesAt the base of the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is a sea-life treasure with more than 15,000 aquatic animals and North America’s longest underwater viewing tunnel. With more than 100 exhibitions, including three touch pools where visitors can interact with horseshoe crabs, sharks, and rays, the aquarium is one of the most family-friendly attractions in the city. Recently added, nine freshwater galleries showcase creatures from Toronto’s backyard, the Great Lakes basin.

A must for every sports fan, Toronto is the home of the Hockey Hall of Fame. This historic attraction encompasses more than 60,000 square feet and includes hockey artifacts, shooting and goalkeeping challenges, exhibits on the game’s greatest players, larger-than-life statues, and a replica NHL dressing room. It also displays the game’s trophies, including the coveted Stanley Cup, which you can touch and pose for a picture!

shutterstock_78921619An exploration into culinary brilliance, hit the St. Lawrence Market Complex in historic Old Town Toronto. Since 1803, the market has been providing Toronto with delicious offerings, and it’s taken over three buildings—the South Market, the North Market, and St. Lawrence Hall. The South Market has more than 120 unique vendors on ground level, but on the second floor is the Market Galley with exhibits featuring Toronto’s art, culture, and history. Also on the second floor, the Market Kitchen holds cooking classes for all ages and abilities. Every Saturday at dawn, the North Market Buildings hosts a farmer’s market where visitors can taste locally procured or grown meat, cheese, and produce. The St. Lawrence Hall hosts social and business functions, but the ground floor has retail businesses while the second floor houses city offices.

shutterstock_107592341Toronto is filled with family fun and excitement. Check out Da Mao and Er Shun, the adorable pandas at the Toronto Zoo, or head to Canada’s Wonderland for some thrilling rides and attractions. Get photogenic with the Simcoe WaveDeck that extends over Lake Ontario, or head into the PATH, the world’s longest underground shopping arcade with 19 miles of stores that connects more than 1,200 shops, 20 parking garages, 50 buildings/office towers, eight major hotels, two department stores, six subway stations, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Air Canada Centre, and the CN Tower. Don’t forget to stop by Casa Loma, a castle built in the early 1900′s that has served as a setting for such movies as X-Men, The Pacifier, and Chicago. It was turned temporarily into Hogwarts for the release of the last Harry Potter book.

Book now for great deals to Toronto, like The Fairmont Royal York with buffet breakfast for two or the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel with a fourth night free. Stay at the Deerhurst Resort for CN Tower admission or The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto for a third night fee and a room upgrade. Check out all the amazing deals at GOGO Vacations now!

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One of Those Days

You ever have one of those days where nothing goes right? Now Resorts sympathizes in their new webseries. Follow one family from the exact moment they decide to take the vacation to one of Now’s luxurious resorts where each one finds paradise. Watch the first video below, “PBJ to the Face!” and then see the other videos on Now’s YouTube channel!

Check out deals at Now Resorts on GOGO Vacations!

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Level Up at Melia Caribe Tropical

Melia Caribe Tropical

Everyday life is full of struggles; your vacation shouldn’t be. When you crave ultimate relaxation and stress-free traveling, then choose the pampering and indulgence of The Level by Melia Hotels International. Exclusive at select Melia Resorts, like the Melia Caribe Tropical, The Level offers exquisite services and well-appointed amenities to help you reach a harmonized bliss.

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Unwind in luxury at the Gabi Club. “Finding unrepeatable sensations” is the mission of The Level at Melia Caribe Tropical. You’ll be welcomed to the luxurious resort with a personalized check-in. Then you’ll be whisked away to your suite with 450 square feet of relaxation with a pool or garden view, a king-sized bed, a living room with a sofa bed or an in-room whirlpool, and a private terrace or balcony. Special touches like personalized butler and concierge service, daily continental breakfast, free Internet, premium beverages and liquors, and hors d’oeuvres throughout the day, make your vacation a relaxing stream of luxury. Lounge upon an exclusive private beach (transportation is included), or seek exclusive pampering at the private Gabi Club including a lagoon pool, Balinese beds, snack bar, solarium with sand, buffet and a la carte service at the gourmet Gabi Restaurant, nighttime entertainment, and cocktail service.

When you stay in The Level Adults’ Only section, “leaving is the hardest part.” An exclusive adults only private beach, private pool, and VIP offerings await you, and you’ll also receive dining at the El Cuatro—“You do not have to leave to eat in the best restaurant in town.” This sophisticated restaurant presents Fusion signature cooking, designer tapas and cocktails, and the finest in local and international fare. You’ll receive preferred reservations for a la carte restaurants, YHI Wellness Spa, tee times at Cocotal Golf Course, tennis courts, room service from 7 A.M. to 11 P.M., turndown service, pillow and fragrance menus, and full access to The Gabi Club.

See the opulence that can be yours in this stunning sneak peek of The Level.

You’ll also be privy to the 11 restaurants, 10 bars, seven pools, a casino, a shopping mall, and the Flintstones-themed zone at Melia Caribe Tropical. Unlimited non-water sports like sailing and diving; social games like darts, ping pong, and pool games; team water sports like beach and water volleyball, and water polo; and the Rock Adventure, a 30-foot climbing wall, zip lines (12 feet off high and 160-foot long), and sky jumpers; are included in your stay.

GOGO Vacations - MeliaCaribeTropical-PoolTropicalBook the Melia Caribe Tropical now for savings up to 30% and myTime exclusives like up to 25% spa discounts, complimentary dinner at Hokkaido, priority restaurant reservations, and more. You can also grab amazing deals like savings up to 37% and $500 in resort credit at Gran Melia Golf Resort Puerto Rico; savings up to 40% and myTime exclusives like up to $75 in resort credits and guaranteed restaurant reservations at Melia Cabo Real Beach & Golf Resort; savings up to 34% and up to 2 kids 12 and under stay free at Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmerald, and more! Check out all the deals on GOGO Vacations now!

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