Tropical getaways offer a convenient alternative to wintry getaways since vacationers can leave coats at home and can't be tracked by footprints left in the snow. Relax on a retreat with today's Groupon: for $653, you get three nights and four days in the Caribbean at The Alexandra Resort in Turks and Caicos (a $1,306.80 value, including 21% tax and gratuity). Additional nights can be purchased for a discounted rate of $218 per night, including tax and gratuity.
The Alexandra Resort showcases luxurious accommodations and a number of engaging activities in a hospitable environment on the sterling shore of Grace Bay Beach. Guests spend their stay in a deluxe one-bedroom ocean-view suite equipped with a full kitchen, living room, dining area, and master bathroom with shower and tub. Patrons slip into slumber on feather-top mattresses lined with Egyptian cotton linens or stand on the suite's balcony to survey their view of the ocean, freeform pool, or fugitive clouds trying to disguise themselves as amorphous sheep. Designer furniture adds a dynamic and personal touch to each suite, and an in-unit washer-and-dryer set can cleanse bathing suits and black-tie bathing tuxedos of sand accrued during beachside sessions.
Landlubbers relish a host of walkable amenities, including private-beach access and shopping without the tyrannical restraints of sales or luxury tax. Though not included in the value of the Groupon, an 18-hole championship golf course keeps golf skills from metaphorically oxidizing, scuba-diving trips delight submerged sightseers, and the on-site Spa Sanay works the tension out of belabored backs and faces built up while tanning and fishing. Finish evenings with the resort's dining options and enjoy a Caribbean-inspired meal outdoors on the Sunset Dining Deck or a cool cocktail at the swim-up pool bar.