5 Properties Offering Micro-Cation Getaways

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According to the 2019 Vacation Confidence Index released by Allianz GlobalAssistance, more and more American travelers are choosing to take shorter trips throughout the year as opposed to the traditional weeklong vacation. Whether it’s for time or budgeting reasons, with this trend on the rise, hotels and resorts around the world are catering to those travelers opting to take these “micro-cations.” Here are just a few of the properties offering special deals and packages specifically designed for shorter stays. 

5. JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa

The newly renovated JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa is inviting travelers to treat themselves to a mini getaway with its new Micro Break package. The 3-day, pre-set itinerary starts right after guests complete the check-in process as they are whisked away for a quick 30-minute meditation before heading off to dine in one of the complex’s 10 international restaurants. Guests can then enjoy the rest of their mini vacation with activities and amenities such as morning fitness classes, cabana rentals, jungle boat excursions, and a pasta-making class. Also included in the Micro Break package are accommodations in one of the 446 ocean-facing guest rooms, a mini massage, healthy continental breakfasts, a $75 daily food and beverage credit, and airport transfers. The package starts at $429 per night when booked using the code Z87.

For more information, visit marriott.com.

4. Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

With the new One Happy Break package, travelers can pack their bags for a pre-planned, 2-night stay at the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino designed to give guests a taste of the most popular attractions of both the resort and the island. The package includes oceanfront accommodations, a snorkel cruise for two, a half-day cabana rental at the adults-only H2Oasis pool, and a $500 food and beverage credit to cover daily meals, and more. Nightly rates for this package start at $780 for stays taking place Sunday through Wednesday.

For more information, visit arubamarriott.com and use code YX1 to book.

3. Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel, Museum & Spa

Located just outside the town of Flores, Guatemala and a short drive from the Tikal, Uaxactun, and Yaxha ruins, Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel, Museum & Spa offers a Born to Be Wild & Free package where guests can check into one of the 19 bungalow suites for a 3-night minimum stay. With this remote escape, guests will stay in a 1-bedroom bungalow offering a private deck with jacuzzi and go on a guided hiking tour of Tikal, complete with transportation, entrance fees, lunch and beverages, as well as their choice of adventure activity between zip lining by the ruins or taking an ATV tour. Guests will also have access to the property’s spa amenities, a la carte daily breakfast for two, and Wi-Fi. Those interested in visiting Monkey Island, a 300-acre reserve for rescued monkeys, can also hop on the resort’s complimentary boat ride.

Rates for a 3-night stay for two adults start at $1,597. For more information, visit laslagunashotel.com.

2. Marriott Stanton South Beach

Your clients won’t need a passport to enjoy a tropical micro-cation thanks to the mini getaway offering at the Marriott Stanton South Beach. The Staycation Stanton Style invited locals and visitors alike to explore the South of Fifth district of Miami Beach. As one of the only hotels along Ocean Drive with direct beach access, guests booking this package will be supplied with cushioned beach chairs and complimentary bike rentals for strolling the streets of South Beach. Guests will also be treated to frozen margaritas, beach accommodations, a late 2 p.m. checkout and more. During their stay, guests can also take a dip in one of two pools overlooking the ocean, relax on the sun deck, or indulge in a spa treatment. Use code ZJL in order to book the Staycation Stanton Style package.

For more information, visit marriottstantonsouthbeach.com.

1. Casa Palopo

Perched on the shore of Lake Atitlan in the Guatemalan highlands, Casa Palopo offers an exclusive getaway for travelers looking for a micro-cation in a calming setting. The home-turned-boutique hotel offers the Artisan’s Guide to Guatemala package featuring one night of accommodations at the Villa Las Pilas in Antigua with breakfast and a walking tour of the city included, followed by a 3-night stay at Casa Palopo, complete with a boat tour to Santiago and San Juan La Laguna, two of the nearby towns where guests can visit the local women-run weaving cooperatives. Roundtrip transfers from Guatemala City to Casa Palopo are also included.

Rates for this package start at $1,852 including taxes and fees. For more information, visit casapalopo.com.