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Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay has spring fever

Hyatt_Chesapeake.jpgSpring is in the air at the gay-friendly, four-diamond Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort Spa and Marina. The scenic Eastern Shore destination is offering Spring Fever rates that are up to 40 percent off, available now through May 22. In addition, guests staying during the resort’s special spring break weeks, March 22 to April 7, enjoy a host of extra complimentary activities.

“The resort truly blossoms in spring,” said Ted Kanatas, general manager of Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay. “As the weather warms, it’s the perfect time for families to take advantage of fun, affordable getaways and all we have to offer.”

This year, the resort is offering over two weeks of extra special complimentary and low cost spring break activities beginning Friday, March 22 through Sunday, April 7. Highlights include the resort’s heated outdoor pool, the indoor heated Wintergarden pool as well as nightly ‘dive-in’ movies. Guests of all ages can compete in Family Iron Chef competitions and Family Olympic tournaments, which feature golf, tennis, volleyball and mini golf. An arcade room stocked with a Wii, Xbox and Playstation 3 is sure to provide hours of entertainment, along with karaoke and dancing for older kids in the teen lounge. Parents can unwind with a relaxing yoga class. And, guests can celebrate the Easter holiday with egg decorating and an Easter egg hunt.

Guests can also enjoy family-friendly themes like Super Heroes & Villains featuring a costume party (March 8 to 9), Final Four Weekend (April 6 to 8) and Pirates & Princesses (April 12 to 13) that are designed to make family getaways even more entertaining.

In addition to these fun family friendly activities, there are numerous other opportunities for recreation, relaxation and dining during the spring months. Golfers can warm up their game on River Marsh Golf Club’s 18-hole championship course and participate in the resort’s Icebreaker Open on March 30 to get in the swing of spring. Sunny days are ideal for boating at River Marsh Marina as well as kayaking, paddle boating or playing miniature golf and disc golf.

At the resort’s six dining destinations, guests can indulge in an array of Eastern Shore cuisine like crab cakes, fresh oysters and local rockfish. Guests can also take a five-minute drive to a local winery or to downtown Cambridge, which boasts numerous art galleries, chic boutiques and restaurants.

Hyatt_Chesapeake_Spa.jpgGuest also have the option of escaping to Sago Spa & Salon, the resort’s newly renovated and re-branded spa. Inspired by the vitality and rich ecosystems of Marylands extraordinary Eastern Shore region, the 18,000 square-foot spa received $1 million in renovations, from architecture and aesthetics to new equipment and treatments. Through May 23, during Monday to Thursday, the spa is offering a 50-minute massage for $99, and a 50-minute facial for $115. Guests must mention the specific price when booking to receive this special deal.

The Spring Fever rates includes luxurious overnight accommodations and a s’mores kit. Prices start at $179 per night Sunday through Thursday and $219 per night Friday and Saturday, exclusive of tax and resort fee. The rate is based on double occupancy. Reservations are based upon availability and must be made in advance. Full pre-payment is required, and is refundable if cancelled within the terms of the resort’s cancellation policy.

The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay is a TAG Approved property. For more information and to make reservations, call (800) 633-7313 and request offer code SFEVER or visit

Troy Petenbrink is Metro Weekly's contributing writer for food and travel. He can be reached at