DESTIN, Fla., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The weather's warming up, the fish are biting, and the white sand and emerald waters of the Gulf Coast are as dazzling as ever. From Gulf Shores to Destin, and from the charming beachside communities that line Highway 30-A to Panama City Beach, folks on the Gulf Coast are gearing up to welcome visitors for Spring Break.
In fact, there's a major case of spring fever among the area's resorts, most of whom are offering a variety of package deals and travel incentives to ensure that a Gulf Coast getaway won't break the bank. A spokesperson for Internet vacation specialist BeachGuide.com said that their staff, which has just finished updating resort rates for the upcoming year, discovered that most properties have not increased their prices at all this year. In fact, some rates are lower than last year's, while other resorts, even those with modest rate increases, are offering incentives to attract visitors.
"We've been promoting a spring break special where you stay three nights and get the fourth night free, plus two free pizzas," said Jayna Leach of Sterling Properties in Destin and Panama City Beach. "We've been very pleased -- people have really responded to this offer."
Marie Curren, with Brett-Robinson Vacation Rentals in Gulf Shores, said they're excited about the coming season and are ready for Spring Breakers. She said that they're working with guests who took advantage of last year's deep discounts to offer comparable rates whenever possible, ensuring they enjoy another affordable beach getaway in Gulf Shores.
Ready to make reservations? The ideal place to start is at BeachGuide.com. Billing itself as the spot to go "for everything fun under the sun," this travel Website is one of the best sources on the net for great deals on beach vacations. Specializing in Alabama and Florida beach vacations, BeachGuide.com offers free information on Destin vacation rentals, Panama City Beach hotels and condos, Gulf Shores rentals, plus travel incentives ranging from free night specials, discounted room rates to free amenities packages.