Nothing puts wind in your sails like a great vacation—especially when that vacation takes place at a beach resort that provides the wind, the sails, and the 80-degree water.
But with this week's Escape, you'll be doing more than navigating the crystal-clear waters of Puerto Plaza in the Dominican Republic—you'll be hitting the spa, swimming, tanning, snorkeling, scuba diving, and every other "ing" that blows your way at the all-inclusive Viva Wyndham Tangerine resort.
You'll get a four- ($312) or six-night ($468) stay for two in a poolside ocean-view room in June, September, or October, or a four- ($403) or six-night ($605) stay for two in a poolside ocean-view room in July or August.
Either way, of the estimated 100,000 hotel beds in this increasingly popular resort community, your single king or two-queen room—with its 100 percent cotton bedding, guest-controlled air-conditioning, satellite television, full bath, and daily cleaning services—is the finest.
And after your well-earned shut-eye, enjoy your all-inclusive meals and alcoholic beverages at any of the resort's four restaurants. From the globe-spanning breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets of La Bahía to the tropical cocktails and scrumptious appetizers of the waterfront Maraja Beach Restaurant & Lounge, and the gourmet dining and fine wine of La Vela, the options are endless.
Then walk out the front door to the pool or beach, the latter of which offers two free kitesurfing lessons for two. After getting your feet on the board, get some hands on your back with a relaxing massage or soak in the sauna.
You'll need that midday R&R to prepare for the downtown shopping of nearby Cabarete. Keep your eyes out for a new pair of dancing shoes: With nightly shows and an electrifying discotheque popping off every night at the Tangerine, you're going to need them.
Alas, the trade winds will eventually send you homeward, but not before you've filled your sails with the kind of wind that blows your mind and your hair back—not your savings.
PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON October 30, 2017
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON October 31, 2012
Viva Wyndham Tangerine
Four ($312 to $403) or Six All-Inclusive Nights ($468 to $605) for Two in a Poolside Ocean-View Room with Three Meals per Day and Unlimited Alcoholic Beverages, Snacks, Activities, and Nightclub Access from June through October, 2012