There is a work around for those wanting to visit Atlantis in the Bahamas but not pay that high Atlantis price. Stay at the Comfort Suite Paradise Island instead.
The Comfort Suites is located across the street from the Atlantis complex. A family of four is $136 in two double beds. Less than half of the cheapest Atlantis room a night. (Or 25,000 Choice Points a night instead of cash.)
You will need to visit the Atlantis Royal Tower for your Atlantis wristbands after you check in at Comfort Suites. Along with full access to Atlantis, you also get a card from Comfort Suites that allows you to charge food and beverages at Atlantis to your room at Comfort Suites.
Breakfast is included at the Comfort Suites, the usual eggs, bacon, waffles and cereal. Basic but free. The rooms come with a refrigerator so you have the option to purchase water nearby and keep it in your room. If you wish to be closer to Atlantis please request the 2nd floor near the Atlantis exit.
If you are on a cruise you can also book a room for 1 day, this will get you Atlantis access much cheaper than the cruise ship excursions. Just taxi over to the Comfort Suites to check in with them and then head to Atlantis.
More information on the Comfort Suites can be found here: http://www.comfortsuitespi.com/
Marriott is out with a new credit card offer of 70,000 bonus points after a $2,000 spend in three months. Also 1 free night to start in a category 1-4 hotel and a 1 free night in a category 1-5 on your account anniversary.
You earn 5 points for every $1 at Marriott hotels, 2 points per $1 on airline tickets and car rentals. And 1 point per $1 on everything else.
The hotel category one redemption is 7,500 points up to hotel category nine which is 45,000 points.
A category one hotel is Fairfield Inn and Suite McAllen Airport in Texas. A category nine is the Bohemian hotel in Savannah. A category five hotel is the Courtyard Grand Rapids at 25,000 points a night.
The word is that Marriott has purchased the Atlantis in the Bahamas. This would be a great way to stay on points! Not sure when they will allow you to start booking but this could be a very sweet redemption!
More information and signup located here: https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/marriottpremier/mrlpherov1/promo/?CELL=6ZB4&SPID=F9TH
This link shows a $1,000 minimum spend which is even better….https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/marriottpremier/70p1ksh/
We took the Disney Dream back to Nassau in the Bahamas for a family cruise.
I will be honest, I was tired of all the stuff at Christmas. Not to sound ungrateful but when Daughter was younger Christmas meant toys coming out of our ears. Then when we started to take larger family vacations we cut back on the stuff. Daughter gets one larger gift and then its supplemented with books and a couple of cheap movies from Amazon. One Christmas I was at a loss so I took drastic measures and gave our family a travel gift!
I paid the deposit on a Disney cruise which was a very low amount at the time. I figured this would be alright with Husband since we had been talking about taking a cruise for a couple of months prior but better safe than sorry. At the time they were still building the Disney Dream and cabins were not really selling that well. I got a heck of a deal on this Disney cruise so I was excited. But how to break it to the family?
I found a large box at work and wrapped it in Santa wrap…