Summer vacations

Are you looking into booking great summer vacations? We understand that summer is an important time, which is why it should be an unforgettable one. Whether you need a family-friendly hotel or an adult-only resort, we have a wide array of vacation packages that are sure to meet your needs. So if you’re looking for an urban playground to explore or a tropical escape, you can always count on WestJet Vacations to help you secure the getaway you’ve been dreaming of.

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Kahului, Maui – Kiteboarding School Maui

Oceans, pools, Jacuzzis. For most, water-based fun and frolicking forms an integral part of any summer vacation. On a tropically hot day in Kahului, it's easy to cool off at stunning hotels like the Honua Kai Resort and Spa, which offers its guests three acres of aquatic playground complete with waterslides, waterfalls and fountains. For the truly adventurous, there's also Kiteboarding School Maui, where beginners, intermediates and experts alike can enjoy one-on-one lessons and experience the unforgettable thrill of soaring across the glistening waters of the Pacific. For the best value, go for the KSM Elite Program. Read more and book your Kahului vacation.

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Varadero, Cuba – Josone Park

Cuba's Caribbean locale makes it the perfect setting for long, lazy days of tropical relaxation, but it's also steeped in history, heritage and culture. In beautiful Varadero, you can take a peaceful stroll through Josone Park, the grounds of a mansion built by a rum-distilling millionaire before being expropriated by the government during the Cuban Revolution. Expect gently swaying trees, meandering streams and live music every night, as well as rowboats and water-bikes for hire, a public swimming pool and authentic eateries that are especially atmospheric in the evening. Read more and book your Varadero vacation.

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Orlando, Florida – Bay Hill Club & Lodge

Florida's enviable assortment of theme parks and golf courses is among the most extensive and diverse in the world, giving guests of all ages everything they need to enjoy the perfect summer escape. Included in that selection are venues that encapsulate the best of Florida; venues like Bay Hill Club & Lodge, where the Arnold Palmer-designed course is just the beginning — there is also world-class fitness, tennis and spa facilities to enjoy, as well as fine dining establishments and a marina that grants easy access to some of the state's best bass fishing. Read more and book your Orlando vacation.

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Honolulu, Oahu – ‘Iolani Palace

Long before it became part of the United States, Hawaii was an independent kingdom — and its principal city, Honolulu, still bears the hallmarks of a long and illustrious past. Chief among them is 'Iolani Palace, a former royal residence and the pinnacle of Hawaiian renaissance architecture. It's a hub of opulence and political intrigue, and its meticulous restoration makes it one of the most spectacular sites in all of Polynesia. Find out for yourself — and inject some heritage into your getaway — by taking a tour around its breathtaking grounds. Read more and book your Honolulu vacation.

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Montego Bay, Jamaica – Jamaican bobsledding

As fans of Disney's Cool Runnings movie already know, Jamaica broke new ground when its bobsledding team competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary — and now you can follow in their footsteps at the Jamaica Bobsledding Tour. Situated just a short drive from Montego Bay, the tour gives visitors a unique opportunity to bobsled (yes, actually bobsled) in tropical conditions. The kilometre-long course cascades through colourful habitats filled with natural springs, indigenous plants and exotic birds, making your cool running a truly unforgettable experience. Read more and book your Montego Bay vacation.

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Cancún, Mexico – Mayan ruins

The Mayan civilization was once the dominant force in Central America, ruling over large areas of south-eastern Mexico, and the signs of its supremacy are still evident in Cancún — even if this Mexican destination is now best-known for its spectacular nightlife. In fact, the Yucatan Peninsula is home to some of the most breathtaking Mayan ruins in existence, many of which are in immaculate condition. Make the most of your time away from the cabana by arranging a guided tour with Cancun Adventures, whose destinations include Chichen Itza, Cenote, Valladolid and Tulum Akumal. Read more and book your Cancun vacation.

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Los Cabos, Mexico – El Arco de Cabo San Lucas

Cabo is one of Mexico's top five tourist destinations not only for its beaches, scuba diving locations and balnearios, but also because of the stunning sight of El Arco de Cabo San Lucas. Known locally as simply "El Arco", this unique geological formation rises from the sea to form a spectacular three-storey arch that straddles two bodies of water — the deep blue Pacific Ocean and the shimmering emerald greens of the Sea of Cortez. It's only accessible by boat, but that only adds to the sense of adventure that prevails in such a spellbinding place; in fact, the photo opportunities alone will make your summer getaway unforgettable. Read more and book your Los Cabos vacation.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – El Malecon Boardwalk

From Vallarta Botanical Gardens to the spectacular sights and sounds of the May Festival, Puerto Vallarta is not short of an attraction or two — but the Malecón boardwalk is the city's beating heart, and a must-see for any summer vacationer. Recently restored to its former glory, this mile-long pedestrianized esplanade plays host to a series of stylish stores, buzzing bars and authentic Mexican eateries. Known for its family-friendly vibe, El Malecón is also a great vantage point to take in vibrantly coloured Pacific sunsets that live long in the memory. Read more and book your Puerto Vallarta vacation.

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Las Vegas, Nevada – aerial views of the Grand Canyon

Las Vegas is rightly renowned for its luxuriously appointed accommodations — just ask anybody who's stayed at The Cosmopolitan, The Venetian or The Palazzo — but the real magic happens when you escape the Strip to experience one of the wonders of the natural world: the Grand Canyon. This famed chasm is a four-hour drive from Vegas, so smart sightseers slash their travel time and guarantee themselves spectacular views by taking to the skies. Maverick Helicopters offers an assortment of Grand Canyon experiences by helicopter or plane, including tours of the Hoover Dam, Fortification Hill and the Valley of Fire, as well as landing tours like a Colorado River rafting adventure. Read more and book your Las Vegas vacation.

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Phoenix, Arizona – horseback tours

If you can bear to tear yourself away from plush Phoenix hotels like the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa, you can rediscover your inner cowboy with a visit to the Sonoran Desert. Spur Cross Stable, situated on the site of an 1870s gold mine, is one of many tour operators providing horseback adventures across the desert's lunar-like landscape and into the unspoiled wilderness of the Tonto National Forest. Stetsons, chaps and spurs are optional, but a stop in the town of Coldwater is mandatory; after all, where else can you try your hand at tomahawk throwing and pistol slinging in the same afternoon? Read more and book your Phoenix vacation.

WestJet Vacations takes you where you want to go

With WestJet Vacations, planning your perfect summer vacations is easy. We offer a variety of great deals to great destinations and let you choose from an extensive and reliable flight schedule, so you can always trust we’ll get you to where you want to be. We’re proud of our reputation of providing our guests with wonderful experiences – and you can expect nothing less of us. Book now and decide later, because should you change your mind we’ll let you cancel or change your booking for free within 24 hours. Fly happy. Fly WestJet.

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