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3 Ways To Warm Up For MLK Weekend

The holidays are officially over and the back-to-work/school reality has (unfortunately) set in and so has some seriously cold weather! But thanks to the icon known as the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, a three-day weekend is upon us which means that now is the time to book to take advantage of these last minute hotel deals and warm yourself up in the process.

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Ball Out In Belize
With it’s lush tropical landscape and beaches along the Caribbean sea, Belize is the perfect Central American locale that offers equal parts exploration and relaxation. While there, immerse yourself in the local Garinagu/Garifuna and Creole cultural activities and destinations to see the country’s African influenc.

Where To Stay
Located on the beautiful Maya Beach, the Belize Ocean Club Resort (above) is the perfect locale, close to the Mayan Ruins and Mountains and the Belize Barrier Reef for the adventurous type. But with it’s beachfront location, swim-up bars and spa it’s also the perfect choice for professional beach bums. Right now, you can book a suite for 3-nights for $400 for two persons, valid for MLK weekend with your choice of a breakfast or all-inclusive plan. Get the deal with our friends at Travel Zoo.

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Warm Up in Miami
Because it’s always 80 degrees even when it rains and between South Beach and Wynwood there are tons of things to get into while your warming up like a day trip to the Perez Museum or shopping on Lincoln Road. Don’t forget lemon pepper wings from Rick Ross’ Wingstop locale on a late night!

Where To Stay
EPIC Miami is really the best of both worlds. Located in Biscayne Bay, you’re close to all the SoBe, Design District and Wynwood action to indulge, but far away enough from the madness to truly relax in luxe style. Take advantage of EPIC Miami’s “Fly South to Florida” deal that includes two signature cocktails of choice at their restaurant Area 31, an Exhale Spa sunscreen and lip balm and 20% off any spa therapy at Exhale Spa. Rates start at $469/night!

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Pre-Party In Trinidad
The entire island is in pure Carnival mode and warming up for the finale in February so this the perfect time to get in a wine, hit up Maracas beach and indulge in all the doubles and roti you can before the crowds pour in in late January and the flight and hotel prices rise. Be sure to catch local soca legends like Bunji Garlin, FayAnn Lyons or Machel Montano if they are performing!

Where To Stay
Arguably the best hotel in Port of Spain, the Hyatt Regency Trinidad offers you the cosmopolitan vibe of the capital city with classic Caribbean touches likewater views and an infinity pool you won’t forget. Everything is nearby, from beaches to nightclubs. Rooms for the weekend start at $199/night.

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