There's nothing like cooling temperatures to make families start yearning for the sand, surf and sun. Here are five deals at kid-friendly beach resorts to book right now.
The Landings St. Lucia
Where: Gros Islet, St. Lucia Why: Because this plush St. Lucia resort sits on a dreamy strand of white sand and offers a huge roster of family-friendly amenities and services, from swimming pools, tennis courts and a 7,000-square-foot spa to beachfront water sports and a kids' club. The Deal: Save 35 percent off the room rate, plus 35 percent off the all-inclusive supplement. Kids under 12 eat free plus receive three hours of free childcare. Book by Nov. 15, 2013 for stays through Dec. 19, 2013.
Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
Where: Sandestin, Florida Why: Because this sprawling Sandestin resort on Florida's Emerald Coast is heaven for families, offering seven miles of beaches, four golf courses, 15 tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, and much more. The Deal: Save 30 percent off stays of three nights or longer. Available through Mar. 6, 2014. Use promo code: SAVE30.
Where: Kauai, Hawaii Why: Because this luxurious and kid-friendly Kauai resort offers beachfront condos with full kitchens, a two-acre swimming pool, spa, and no resort fee. The Deal: Save up to 40 percent thanks to the Live it Up special offer, with condos starting at $139 a night. Book by Nov. 27, 2013; travel by Dec. 20, 2013. Use promo code: LIVEITUP.
Aqua Pacific Monarch
Where: Honolulu, Hawaii Why: Because this brand new condo property a block from Waikiki Beach has family-friendly rooms with kitchenettes, a swish rooftop pool, and a good-value introductory rate. The Deal: Save 15 percent off best available rates starting at $127 a night for a studio kitchenette. Book between Nov. 4, 2013 and June 20, 2014. Call 855/747-0754 and ask for the introductory special.
Where: Clearwater, Florida Why: Because Clearwater was voted Florida's best beach town in a recent USA Today reader survey, and this kid-friendly resort has a killer beachfront location. The Deal: With the Sunsational Savings offer, get your 5th night free plus a $50 resort credit for your stay. Available through Feb. 12, 2014.