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Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 in Deals, Hotels, Travel |

@CNTraveler approved El Conquistador #Hotel, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, in #PuertoRico, 56% off!

I’ll let the June 2012 Conde Nast Traveler tell you about this great deal to the El Conquistador Hotel, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, in Puerto Rico. I’ll just add that The Deal Mommy can get it for you at almost half off what the “experts” say you should pay!

Kids Ages 4–8

El Conquistador Resort, Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Less than an hour’s drive from San Juan’s airport, this recently renovated 984-room resort is all cheerful hues and the latest in-room gadgets. But what really matters to the early-elementary-school crowd is Camp Coqui, an all-day recreation program with everything from scavenger hunts to face painting. A night camp, from 6 p.m. to midnight during school vacation weeks, shows “dive-in” movies (best viewed from one of the hotel’s seven pools), and the colossal Coqui Water Park has speed slides and a tubing river that will entertain older kids (adults are also welcome). When hunger strikes, there’s the Oasis Bar & Grill with burgers for all as well as views of all the pool activity (787-863-1000; doubles from $279).

For adults only While the kids are busy at Camp Coqui, take an hour-long boat ride to the pristine beaches of Vieques. The nearby island is a nature lover’s wonderland, where you can snorkel or take a mountain bike tour. Book through Vieques Adventures (bike tours from $95).

$890 gets you five nights at the El Conquistador Resort, a Waldorf Astoria Resort Fajardo, Puerto Rico, in a partial Ocean View room with Balcony including breakfast for 4 each day, and more importantly, ALL Taxes and Fees! Taxes and resort fees add up to over 25% of the room rate at this resort. CondeNast listed the price as “from $279!” Best of all, the package is good till the end of Jan 2013!

This is a Luxury Hotel…the name “Waldorf Astoria” says it all. You seriously have to see all of the amenities to understand why this a buy. Sometimes you see hotels at close to this rate in PR (although they rarely include Ocean Views, breakfast and NEVER taxes and fees), but they’re smack dab in the middle of when you don’t want to be there. The exact same package the first week of November was $1994 on their web site. I just got a “Hot Deal” email from Cheap Carribean mentioning this same hotel, but only dates in May, and five nights was $1378 with no breakfast!

If you’re were thinking Caribbean next Winter or late fall this is a real deal. I’d avoid Late July-Sept due to Hurricane Season. If you’re wondering about air tickets, Expedia is quoting $306RT from Washington to San Juan on Delta right now.

To get it, here’s what you do: First, Accept my invitation to Family Getaway. Once you have your invite, you’ll see $50 in your account. To find the hotel, just search “El Conquistador” and it will pop right up. They have both auctions and buy it now, I’d recommend the auction because in the months I’ve been browsing the site, I can tell you the first bid usualy wins. Then use code “BTS10″ to save an extra 10% until Sept. 5.

So, you’ll see:
No. of Nights:
Regular Price:
$1,681 Taxes Included (Like I mentioned, I saw $1994 in Nov!)
Minimum Bid:
Taxes Included
Your Max Bid:

(Enter $1009 or more)
Then when you hit “next”, you’ll see:
No. of Nights 5
Current Bid: US $1009
Your Maximum bid: $1009
Taxes: Included
Handling Fee: $40
FamilyGetaway Credit:
[-US $50]
Promotion Applied
{-US $109}

Enter your CC info (you’ll only get charged when you win). When you win, you’ll send in your dates. If you need specific ones, you can call the hotel first to double check.

El Conquistador Resort, a Waldorf Astoria Resort
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
4 Star Rating
Contact this property directly: 1-866-961-2074 (US & Canada)
Visit Hotel’s Website
Family Amenities:

Cribs, Babysitting, Kids Pool, Kids Club, Highchairs, Waterslides, Children’s Menus, Teen Activities

Families Should Know:

Camp Coqui kids club for children 4-12, offers supervised outdoor activities, arts & crafts, games and entertainment
Activities for teens, including golf clinics and beach volleyball
Nearby sites include El Yunque National Rainforest and the Bioluminescent Bay – a natural phenomenon of glowing fireflies

Good for:

Children of all ages

About the Property:

Surrounded by the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, on the white sands of Puerto Rico’s northeast coast, is the amazing El Conquistador Resort, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. With an inviting modern elegance, and a comfortably tranquil atmosphere, this full-service resort is a true island escape. Enjoy the waterslides, pools, and lazy river at the on-site Coqui Water Park, or take a catamaran ride to nearby Palomino Island, which is owned privately by the resort. The supervised kids club, Camp Coqui, will allow parents a break to explore the Golden Door Spa or Arthur Hills Golf Course. With over 20 on-site restaurants and bars you are sure to find the right combination of cuisine and atmosphere as you sit down to delight your palate.

Scuba Diving
Ecological Excursions
Beach Volleyball
Jet Skiing
Wildlife Viewing
Mini Golf
Arts & Crafts


Business Center/Services
Meeting Rooms


4 Bars
Poolside Dining
Outdoor Dining
Swim-Up Bar
Room Service
Coffee Shop
Sports Bar
Sushi Bar
13 Restaurants

In-Room Amenities:

Air Conditioning
Ceiling Fans
Direct Dial Telephones
DVD Players
Hair Dryers
In-Room Safes
Satellite Television
iPod Docks
Iron/Ironing Boards
Flat-Panel Televisions
Mini Refrigerators
Walk-In Closets
Private Balconies


Horseback Riding

On-Site Amenities:

Beauty Salon
Spa on Property
Laundry Service
Gift Shop
Fitness Center
Wireless Internet Access
Game Room
Multilingual Staff
Valet Parking
Tennis Courts
Private Island
Lazy River
Car Rental
7 Pools
Putting Green
Driving Range
Pool Wait Service
18-Hole Golf Course
Water Park

General Information:
984 Guest Rooms
Nearest major airport:
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2004 Best Family Resorts
- Forbes
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2003 World’s Best Awards: Top Golf Resorts
- Travel + Leisure
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2003 Best Luxury Spa Resort
- Caribbean Travel & Life
2003 Top 40 Spa
- Condé Nast Traveler
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“…widely considered among the best spas in the Caribbean.” – November 2005
- Fodor’s
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2005 Four Diamond Award