More than 90 million people in the US have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. With that, the pressure of pent up travel demand that’s built up over the last year in lockdown is starting to be released. As it becomes safe to travel again, ADVENTURE DESIGNED is here to give you the monthly scoop on deals to help you optimize your travel spend and, ultimately, travel more and better than ever.
This April, we’re highlighting non-stop roundtrip flights for less than $500 from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to luxe vacation destinations. Our top 5 international deals include: Puerto Rico (from $307), St. Thomas (from $340), Belize (from $411), Turks & Caicos (from $434), and Costa Rica (from $435).
If you’re looking to stay stateside, our top 4 picks are all under $300 for a roundtrip non-stop flight to: Miami (from $58), New Orleans (from $88), San Francisco (from $263), or Key West (from $295).
If you’d like to scoop up one of these great roundtrip flights, be sure to checkout the corresponding hotel deals we’ve included below. And, while you’re reintroducing yourself to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (hey, it’s probably been at least a year!) be sure to treat yourself to an experience at the new American Express Centurion Lounge – we’ll share the 411 on this luxe airport lounge below too.
With roundtrip nonstop flights starting at $411, Belize is a great option if you’re looking for a tropical getaway. What makes it better? Belize has some wonderful hotel deals this April and our favorites are:
Under $100/Night: Jaguar Creek Belize is an eco-resort nestled on 700 acres in the jungle complete with private cabanas, a creek with complimentary tubing, two nature trails, an on-site restaurant, and a labyrinth for meditation. Note: because this is an eco-resort fans are used instead of AC and wifi is very spotty.
Under $200/Night: Stay at Ka’ana Belize for a luxe jungle stay with bespoke excursions, delicious cuisine, and boutique accommodations. Want a one bedroom villa with your own private plunge pool? Ka’ana has it, and it comes with a personal butler. When you book, be sure to checkout their specials page for the best deals.
Under $300/Night: Thatch Caye is perfect if you’re looking for an overwater bungalow or an oceanfront cabana. And, they’re currently offering your fourth night for free if you stay three or more nights – checkout their specials pages for all of the details!
For as little as $307 roundtrip for a nonstop flight from Charlotte, you can get yourself to Puerto Rico. Once you’re there, enjoy one of these beautiful accommodations and prepare to unwind.
Under $200/Night: Palacio Provincial in the heart of Old San Juan is the perfect home base from which to explore this city. Right now, enjoy 25% off the second night when you book one night at full price and you’ll receive perks like complimentary bicycles for city exploration and access to their rooftop infinity pool overlooking San Juan Bay.
Under $300/Night: Olive Boutique Hotel for a luxe experience by the Condado Lagoon – think rooms with indoor verandas, rainfall showers with massage jets, lagoon views, and incredible decor.
If you’d like to stay stateside, you can snag a nonstop roundtrip flight to Miami from Charlotte starting at $58. Wow! And you can treat yourself to some of the city’s best hotels for less than $300/night. Our favorite deals include:
Under $100/Night: The Copper Door B&B for vintage styled hotel-grade rooms located in historical Overtown Miami.
Under $200/Night: InterContinental Miami for a luxe pet-friendly experience along the downtown’s waterfront of Biscayne Bay. What’s better? Right now, you’ll get your third night for free.
Under $300/Night: The Standard Miami Beach for a stay in South Beach on Belle Isle with views of Biscayne Bay. Note: their spa is currently receiving a face-lift and will reopen later this spring.
If Miami isn’t your scene and you’re looking to beat the heat, head West to wine country with a nonstop roundtrip flight starting at $263. Below, we’ll share one awesome deal in Downtown San Francisco (under $100/night!) and a plethora of options in the Napa area.
Under $100/Night: Warwick San Francisco, believe it or not! You’ll find this gem in Downtown San Francisco near Union Square.
Under $200/Night: If you’re going to San Francisco, you might as well treat yourself to a stay in Napa and Andaz Napa currently has great deals! Situated in Downtown Napa within walking distance to the Wine Train, enjoy rustic-chic boutique rooms with deep soaking tubs, an on-site restaurant, and outdoor fire pits.
Under $300/Night: Honestly, there are so many that fall into this category we’re having a hard time picking our favorite. We’ll leave you with these five options: Maison Fleurie to stay at the oldest hotel in Napa Valley with decor that transports you to Provence, Archer Hotel for a luxe wine country retreat with an urban beat in Downtown Napa, The Setting Inn for vineyard views and an on-site Napa winemaker, R INN NAPA inspired by European art hotels located in Downtown Napa, and The Cottage Inn + Spa for gorgeous suites right off of Sonoma’s town square and freshly made local pastries delivered to your room every morning.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
If you’re like most, you haven’t seen the inside of our Queen City’s airport for at least a year. Remember that renovation and addition that was happening there? Well, it’s produced some great results including an American Express Centurion Lounge – think cuisine by our very own Joe Kindred, cocktails developed by one of the nation’s top mixologists, personal workspaces, a family room, and more. Who can access the lounge you ask? It’s complimentary for global Platinum Card, Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card, and Centurion Members. To learn more, checkout these FAQs.
For more of our top international destination picks and to ensure your trip meets current COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, checkout this resource. To stay stateside and experience international flair, read about our top five domestic destinations that will quench your international wanderlust.
For more travel deals, stay tuned for the scoop on May!