courtesy: French Leave Resort

courtesy: French Leave Resort

Luxury winter escapes to the tropics have a reputation for being, well…expensive.

But starting this winter, you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy some R&R away from life’s hustle and bustle with a discounted stay at the new French Leave Resort on the island of Eleuthra in the Out Islands of the Bahamas.

Recently joining Marriott’s Autograph Collection, French Leave is now offering guests who book seven nights or more, a $650 credit upon checkout with the promo code: YX1.

Reservations must be made by March 31, 2017, for travel through just before Christmas. The rates start at $499  a night plus tax.

French Leave Resort overlooks a beautiful pink sand beach and the picturesque harbor of Cupid’s Cay.

Each of the twelve expansive seafront cottages is elegantly decorated with British colonial  interiors, but it’s hardly a dated spot: the in-room i-pads, fitness center, and freshwater pool can make this an active stay where you don’t have to feel disconnected if you don’t want to.

Guests have access to a private beach, two mega yacht slips, a special events lawn and pavilion, plus dining in one of the island’s best restaurants, the 1648  Bar & Grille.