Dinner on the beach
Sheraton Kauai Resort
The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui
Crystal Cove
Colony Club
MacArthur Place
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September is a great time to go on vacation - you will find fewer crowds and great deals in many popular vacation destinations.

If you've always dreamed of a trip to Hawaii, September is the perfect time to go. You will be able to enjoy warm weather, sandy beaches and many vacation activities. The Sheraton Kauai Resort is located on Kauai's South shore, featuring ocean views and a sandy beach. The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui is an all-suite getaway where you can play golf, visit the spa and relax on the sandy beach.

The Caribbean islands are off season in September as well, although unlike in Hawaii, in the Caribbean you will have to watch out for hurricanes. Crystal Cove in Barbados has a sandy beach and offers many complimentary activities such as sailing, kayaking and windsurfing. Colony Club has colonial-style guest rooms and a unique system of freshwater pools.

Sonoma Valley is a popular fall vacation destination, offering great food, wine and scenery. There are amany hotels with spas which let you relax and unwind on your getaway, including MacArthur Place and The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn.

Visit Vancouver, British Columbia and stay at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver which has a pool, a whirlpool, children's wading pool and two saunas.

The Greek islands tend to be fully booked in the summer, but in September they get quiet and more affordable. The weather is warm so that you can swim and sunbathe without the crowds. Santa Marina Mykonos. This romantic hotel has a private beach, a full service luxury spa, and panoramic views of the ocean. If you want complete seclusion, take one of the hotel's two smaller speedboats to a nearby beach. The hotel has a private yacht (a Ferretti 761) if you really want to get out and explore the islands. To top it all off, they also have a private jet that can fly you to the hotel (for a fee). However, since it's your honeymoon, the beach, the pool, and the spa should be provide you with more romance and relaxation then you can handle.

The Cocoon Spa at Vedema Resort in Santorini, Greece, is a spa vacation getaway which combines immaculate service with a wide array of traditional therapies, all of which are aimed at rejuvenating the weary traveler. If you are in need of a total head-to-toe treatment, the Cocoon Spa offers many luxury full body treatment options to try. The spa has a fully equipped fitness center, sauna, and Turkish bath. To help you get over the symptoms of jet-lag try the "Balancing Act" treatment, a full 90 minute aromatherapy treatment with a exfoliating dry brushing, a nurturing face mask, and an essential oil massage. Definitely a great start to a luxury vacation.

The Spa at the Westin Puerto Vallarta in Mexico offers treatments that can help you relax. The spa is a member of the Starwood Spa Collection, offering nine indoor treatment rooms and two treatment huts right on the sandy beach. Stay active on your spa vacation by working out in the gym powered by Reebok, hire a personal trainer or join a fitness class such as yoga, pilates and dancing. The resort offers luxury accommodations, a sandy beach and four pools.

The Estrella Spa at the Viceroy Palm Springs is a luxury spa vacation getaway in Southern California. The spa offers indoor and outdoor treatments in a serene setting. Guests can choose from an extensive menu of whole body massages, facials, body treatments, botanical baths, as well as luxury spa treatments designed especially for men. For those who like to receive their services out in the open air, the Estrella Spa offers poolside massages, manicures and pedicures. Depending on what you are looking for, the spa offers packages that combine massage, scrubs, facials, foot treatments and acupressure. The Mother to Be Package includes pre-natal massage, a facial and a pedicure.