Cyber Monday is practically a national holiday for bargain hunters now. And this year, you'll want to sit (attentively) by your computer. That's because hotels will be offering up deals many on that date only, that translate up to as much as 70 percent off room rates. Whether your heart is set on sunny St. Lucia or cozy Newport, Rhode Island, for a winter getaway, here is our list of the top-10 Cyber Monday deals to help take the chill off the season. This year Cyber Monday is Nov. 26, so mark your calendars.
The Deal: Starting on Cyber Monday and lasting through Nov. 30, the deal is for 30% off room rates (for a minimum four-night stay) between March 12-April 14, 2013, or 20% off travel between April 15-May 23, 2013 at this storied resort with three restaurants and La Serena Spa. This translates to rates beginning at $228 per couple in a poolside room or $868 for four people in a two-bedroom condo, including breakfast. All rooms offer ocean views complete with pink-sand beaches.
How to Book: Visit TheReefs.com/CyberMonday or call 800-742-2008.
The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa
The Deal: Save up to 38% off (room rates starting from $199 for travel through December 23, 2012) on this swank stay on Seven Mile Beach. The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa boasts a 700-foot private white-sand beach, the island's largest freshwater pool (with a swim-up bar), and skin-care products crafted from plant extracts and organic essential oils in Hibiscus Spa.
How to Book: Visit WestinGrandCayman.com on Nov. 26 and choose your dates.
The Deal: On this 60,000-acre ranch you can truly get away from it all – especially with 50% off packages (translating to rates of $130 per night) that offer all-inclusive accommodations with three daily meals. Note black-out dates between Dec. 22, 2012-Jan. 4, 2013 and March 15-April 15, 2013.
How to Book: Call 800-234-3833 and ask for the special Cyber Monday booking code to book on Nov. 26.
The Charles Hotel
The Deal: For the flash sale, receive 50% off reservations between 11:30 am.-12:30 pm EST on Nov. 26, with 20% off discounts available the rest of the day for a Cyber Monday deal. This is valid for travel between Dec. 7, 2012 and March 31, 2013. Hunker down at this Harvard Square boutique hotel with its new Corbu Spa & Salon, two restaurants, an ice-skating rink, jazz club, and a bar serving classic cocktails.
How to Book: On Nov. 26 visit their reservations site and select the Cyber Monday or Cyber Monday Flash deal from the drop-down menu when booking.
Forty 1° North
Newport, Rhode Island
The Deal: With 30% off standard room rates, this brings the rate down to as low as $229 per night. The Cyber Monday deal also includes breakfast for two and parking for two nights ($130 value). It's good for travel between January 1-March 31, 2013 and a two-night minimum stay is required. Classes in fermentation and cooking are held weekly, a boon for foodie travelers, and there are spa services too.
How to Book: Click on "Special Offers" on 41North.com or call 401-846-8018.
The Maritime Hotel
New York City
The Deal: A discounted rate of 26% off is offered on all rooms through the end of 2013 at this nautical-themed hotel (think porthole windows, a white-tiled exterior and teak paneling in the rooms) in the West Chelsea area of Manhattan.
How to Book: Between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. EST on Nov. 26, call 212-242-4300 or visit their website.
JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
The Deal: How does $99 for a room (normally up to $359, representing a 72% savings) sound? This Cyber Monday deal is good for reservations until December 31, 2012, with a maximum of 10 rooms per booking. Enjoy a 32,000-square-foot spa, three swimming pools, seven restaurants, and a 36-hole championship golf course at this posh Sonoran-desert getaway.
How to Book: On Nov. 26 and 27, call 480-948-1700 and use booking code ISPQ or ISPR or visit Marriott.com/hotels/hotel-deals/ and use booking code 124.
The Deal: Savings of up to 50% off (with a four-night minimum stay) constitutes the Cyber Monday deal at this couples-only retreat on a two-mile beach with seven acres of tropical gardens along with a scuba center, piano bar, swim-up bar, two pools, two restaurants, and archery and fencing areas. This brings the nightly rate down to $405 from $810, a truly sweet deal. Offer is valid for travel between Dec. 26, 2012 and April 26, 2013.
How to Book: On Nov. 26 call 800-544-2883 and provide the offer code (CYBER).
Viceroy Riviera Maya
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
The Deal: Take 35% off the "Sol y Mar" package (includes room rate, complimentary breakfast, and 35% off spa services) at this six-acre resort tucked into tropical foliage and just three miles from Playa del Carmen's hip Fifth Avenue. For the "Cyber Monday" sale a $200 resort credit is tacked on along with a one-category upgrade (does not apply to Beachfront Villa and Premium Villa categories). It's good for stays between Jan. 4-Dec. 24, 2013.
How to Book: This deal actually starts a week before Cyber Monday (Nov. 19) and wraps on that date (Nov. 26). Use the promotional code CYBER12 when booking on http://www.viceroyrivieramaya.com (under "Special Offers") or call 800-578-0281.
Grand Lucayan Bahamas
Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
The Deal: Snag 60% off room rates (this translates to $79 rates) at this family-friendly resort on a 7.5-acre beach for travel through Sept. 30, 2013, in a sale that starts on Black Friday (Nov. 23) and continues through Cyber Monday. For lovers of adventure-within-reason, there are kayaks, horseback riding on the beach, and snorkel gear, along with eight restaurants, an 18-hole championship golf course, three pools, a 25,000-square-foot spa, and a Vegas-style casino.
Where to Book: From Nov. 23-26, visit their reservations site.
Photo credits: Camelback Inn spa pool courtesy of JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa; Maritime Hotel courtesy of Maritime Hotel; Viceroy Oceanview Villa courtesy of Viceroy Riviera Maya