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5 Fall Vacation Ideas To Make The Most Of The Season

Summer may be over, but there’s still time for a quick trip before the chaotic holidays begin.


Chocolate Anyone?
On the Caribbean shores of Placencia, Belize, the Maya Beach Hotel’s Chocolate & Spice Experience gives guests a one-of-a-kind culinary learning experience. Tour a local organic chocolate farm, trek through a spice farm and end your day with a cacao-spice martini. This boutique property offers adventurous excursions to Mayan archaeological sites, ancient caves, waterfalls and Belize’s jungle area. The “Cradle of Chocolate” package includes a five-night stay, transfers and dinner for two at the acclaimed Bistro, twice named Belize’s “Restaurant of the Year;” mayabeachhotel.com.

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In The Spirit Of Our Upcoming Election
The Brazilian Court Hotel is offering “Presidential Pampering in Palm Beach.” The package includes two nights of accommodations in the luxurious Hepburn Suite, airfare in a private jet, a personal butler on call 24/7, chauffeur service for the weekend, sleek styling session at Frederic Fekkai with services by Fekkai himself, a private dinner for two at Café Boulud, and personalized, monogrammed plush robes and slippers; thebraziliancourt.com.    


On The Topic Of Presidential Treatment
Bonaire’s Harbour Village Beach Club is offering the “Elect to Escape” package through Nov. 30. It includes four nights of luxury accommodations in a one-bedroom beachfront suite, a wine and cheese platter upon arrival, two 60-minute massages at The Spa at Harbour Village, a torch-lit “toes in the sand” dinner on the beach  and a private boat charter to the uninhabited island of Klein Bonaire for a day of ultimate relaxation and off-the-grid isolation; harbourvillage.com


Beachfront Oasis
 Frolic with your friends to an indulgent, cultural escape in one of Latin America’s most thriving destinations at the Westin Playa Bonita Hotel Panama, a tropical beachfront oasis just outside bustling Panama City. With the resort’s “Luxe & Local Panama” package, guests receive two nights of accommodation, welcome drinks, a full day tour to the historic city of Portobelo and Isla Grande’s turquoise Caribbean beaches, a 50-minute massage and dinner for two at one of the resort’s restaurants; westin.com/playabonita.  


A Stay Of Indulgence
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is offering a “Sip, Sun & Spa” package that includes exhilarating outdoor adventures, secluded group activities to serene spa treatments. Enjoy oceanfront accommodations in a two-to three-bedroom villa, a $100 grocery shopping credit at Marché Burette, access to an “Island Hopper” golf cart, a private beach cabana, a group paddle board tour, a 50-minute Swedish massage and a private poolside rum and tequila experience with a private beach fire; omniameliaislandplantation.com.