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Wrap Up Romance of Award-Winning Spice Island Beach Resort for Valentine’s Day

February 1, 2013
Award-winning, all-inclusive Spice Island Beach Resort in Grenada is offering  Valentine's Day gift certificates  featuring complimentary couples massage, romantic sunset cruise and dinner for two on the beach  and seventh night free, valid for travel April 16 - Oct. 31, 2013.

Award-winning, all-inclusive Spice Island Beach Resort in Grenada is offering Valentine’s Day gift certificates featuring complimentary couples massage, romantic sunset cruise and dinner for two on the beach and seventh night free, valid for travel April 16 – Oct. 31, 2013.

For Valentine’s gifters hoping to make an impact with their significant others, what can beat a romantically presented gift certificate for a seven-night stay at the # 1 rated resort in the Caribbean based on TripAdvisor reviews? The answer is: All of the above plus a complimentary couples massage, romantic sunset cruise and dinner for two on the beach at the world-renowned Spice Island Beach Resort (www.SpiceIslandBeachResort.com) in Grenada – with the seventh night free.

Spice Island Beach Resort’s Valentine’s Day gift certificates are valid for travel April 16 – Oct. 31, 2013 and can be purchased directly from the resort.

“Unlike flowers and other short-lived gift items, a certificate for a romantic retreat to Spice Island Beach Resort lasts even beyond the vacation experience as the memories you build here will be a part of your love forever,” said Sir Royston Hopkin KCMG, the resort’s chairman and managing director.

Tucked away on pristine shorelines just 10 minutes from the airport, Spice Island Beach Resort is surrounded by immaculate tropical gardens and offers a world-class spa incorporating local spices and ingredients, and an unmatched culinary program featuring seven-course dinners which range from diet-friendly to decadent.

Room categories include the Oleander Oceanview and Garden Suites, beachfront Seagrape Suites, private Anthurium Pool Suites, expansive Luxury Almond and Royal Collection Pool Suites and the resort’s signature Cinnamon and Saffron Suites.

All suites are air conditioned and outfitted with spectacular five-star amenities including a large whirlpool, LCD flat panel televisions with cable, dvd player and iPod docking station, the softest and smoothest Italian Frette bathrobes and linen, Molton Brown bath and body amenities, mini-bar, CD player/clock radio, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, direct dial telephone with Internet access, safe, coffee/tea facility, toaster, chaise lounges and patio or balcony. Several suites feature a private pool.

Nightly rates range from $860 – $1,695 per room, per night, based on two people sharing one suite from April 16 – Oct. 31, 2013. Gift certificates must be purchased in seven-night increments by Feb. 14, 2013 in order to qualify for the seventh night free and promotional value, which includes one complimentary Swedish massage per person, sunset cruise (weather permitting) and dinner for two on Grand Anse Beach (weather permitting) for one evening.

For more information or to purchase certificates, contact Spice Island Beach Resort toll-free at 1-800-501-8603, tel: 473-444-4258, fax: 473-444-4807, e-mail: reservations@spicebeachresort.com, or visit www.SpiceIslandBeachResort.com.

SPICE ISLAND BEACH RESORT RANKED AMONG ‘BEST HOTELS’

IN CARIBBEAN BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Grenada’s all-inclusive Spice Island Beach Resort (www.SpiceIslandBeachResort.com) has received recognition as one of the “Best Hotels” in the Caribbean for 2013 by U.S. News & World Report. The luxury hideaway is the only property in Grenada to make the list.

The resort appeals to high-end travelers with its reputation for unparalleled service with a warm Caribbean smile, luxury beachfront and private pool suites, unique spa treatments incorporating local spices and ingredients, and an unmatched culinary program featuring seven-course dinners which range from diet-friendly to decadent.

“We are proud to be featured among the top Caribbean hotels by U.S. News & World Report as we understand the publication adheres to strict guidelines and quality standards in its selection process,” said Sir Royston Hopkin KCMG, the resort’s chairman and managing director.

“Beyond our reputation among travel experts, the award also reflects the recommendations of guests who have stayed with us. This is the best affirmation of all as it demonstrates how a well-trained team of dedicated employees can make an impact that no amount of advertising can buy,” noted Sir Royston.

The 2013 Best Hotels rankings were calculated based on the aggregate opinion of travel experts and guests expressed through awards, recommendations and ratings. To create this year’s rankings, U.S. News also factored in the prominence of industry awards a hotel receives along with its reputation among travel experts and guests.

“This is our third year ranking hotels, and the bar continues to climb for luxury properties,” said Chad Smolinski, Vice President of Rankings and Reviews at U.S. News & World Report. “Desirable amenities and hotel loyalty programs will no longer suffice. People are seeking hotels that go above and beyond to give their guests an unforgettable experience. Hotels that consistently meet the high expectations of experts and travelers are recognized in our rankings.”

The U.S. News rankings of the 2013 Best Hotels can be found online via: http://travel.usnews.com/Hotels.

The award-winning Spice Island Beach Resort features 64 elegantly-appointed suites, the full-service Janissa’s Spa, a Cybex® fitness center, Oliver’s beachside gourmet restaurant, the Sea & Surf Terrace for light lunches, the Sea & Surf Bar for refreshing cocktails throughout the day, a central swimming pool with swim-up whirlpool, an Omnicourt® tennis court, the Nutmeg Pod children’s activity center, the Gatsby Boutique and more.

Spice Island Beach Resort is a member of the esteemed Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) collection and the first and only resort in Grenada to be featured in the exclusive Virtuoso network’s Hotels & Resorts Programme and Signature Hotels & Resorts Collection.

Click on http://www.spiceislandbeachresort.com/imagelibrary for pictures of the property. Visit http://www.spicebeachresort.com/VirtualTours.htm for a virtual tour.

For more information, contact Spice Island Beach Resort toll-free at 1-800-501-8603, tel: 473-444-4258, fax: 473-444-4807, e-mail: reservations@spicebeachresort.com, or visit http://www.SpiceIslandBeachResort.com.

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All-Inclusive Mango Bay Barbados Offers Free Wedding on 14-Night Bookings by April 15

March 16, 2012

Couples who tie-the-knot at Mango Bay Barbados can get a free wedding package with a 14 night vacation at the all-inclusive resort; guests booking 7 nights are given 50% off the 'Nuptials Package.' Reservations must be made directly with the hotel by April 15 for travel June 1 - Oct. 31, 2012.

Couples looking to tie-the-knot at the boutique Mango Bay (www.MangoBayBarbados.com), Barbados, will receive a FREE wedding package (valued at US$1,025) with a two-week (14 nights) vacation at the all-inclusive, 76-room, property. Additionally, guests booking a minimum of seven nights are given 50% off the resorts ‘Nuptials Package.’ This offer is valid on new reservations made directly with the hotel by April 15, 2012 for travel June 1 – Oct. 31, 2012.

The soon-to-be-betrothed can say ‘I Do’ amidst a picture-perfect setting with the help of a personalized wedding coordinator to make the big day extra special.

Every little girl has an idea of her dream wedding and the staff at Mango Bay will see the vision to the end. The resort offers the bride and groom a Nuptials Package that includes the following:

© Wedding arch with decorations

© Boutonniere for the groom

© Wedding bouquet for the bride

© One bottle of sparkling wine

© One-tier 12″ sponge cake

© Services of a clergymen to perform the ceremony

© Administration and marriage license fees

© Roundtrip transfers to obtain the marriage license

In addition, couples can include the following services for an added cost to the package (all prices given are a guide only and are subject to change):

© Photo album with 24 photos (US$475)

© Photo album with 24 photos and 40 digital images (US$675)

© One hour of live steel pan music (US$300)

© Champagne (US$100 per bottle)

© Video (US$750)

© Boutonniere for groomsmen (US$25)

© Additional bouquets for bridesmaids (US$55)

© Hair accessories (US$30)

© Hair stylist services (starting at US$75)

Setting Mango Bay apart from other wedding destinations is that the resort understands that each wedding is as unique as each couple. Each ceremony is personally arranged so that the idyllic vision of the couple is met and carried out to perfection.

“Mango Bay guarantees that each wedding receives the utmost in attention and detail and only allows two weddings per week allowing the resort to focus solely on those two and those couples,” said Peter Odle, Chairman.

All-inclusive nightly rates start at US$535 per room, per night, based on double occupancy and include hotel accommodations, all meals, afternoon tea, all local and brand name drinks including wine with dinner, use of the resort’s gym, watersports (waterskiing, hobiecat sailing, kayaking and snorkeling) and nightly entertainment. Spa treatments are available for an additional fee at Elements Spa located at the resort.

Couples who want to marry in Barbados must have valid passports or birth certificates (original or certified), death certificates if widowed, marriage certificate if previously married, and decree absolute or certified copy of the final judgment if either party was divorced. All documents not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation. For Jewish weddings, the couple must arrange for a Rabbi to perform the ceremony.

Located in the historic Holetown area on the famed Gold Coast of Barbados, the 76-room Mango Bay is known for its casual sophistication and all-inclusive value. This beachfront, boutique-style property is the ideal tropical retreat for travelers seeking an escape from the everyday hustle and bustle – an oasis where warm breezes, delightful Caribbean sunshine, and picturesque beaches are refreshing and revitalizing. Spacious accommodations, a centrally-located swimming pool, delicious dining and tremendous all-inclusive value make Mango Bay a truly exceptional “Uncomplicated, Unencumbered, Unforgettable” vacation paradise.

For more information on Mango Bay, Barbados call 246-432-1384; fax: 246-432-5297; e-mail reservations@MangoBayBarbados.com; or visit www.MangoBayBarbados.com.

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Rihanna Fans can Catch ‘Loud in Barbados’ Tour with a Stay at All-Inclusive Mango Bay

July 14, 2011

Mango Bay (www.MangoBayBarbados.com) in Barbados invites Rihanna fans to plan their summer getaway to coincide with her Aug. 5, 2011 on-island concert. Through the “Summer Family Free Night Special” vacationers staying at the boutique resort will receive one free night on a five-night or seven-night stay. Additionally, children 12 years and younger stay free and teens (13-17) receive a special rate of $100 per person, per night, when sharing a room with two adults.

Rihanna kicks off her three-year partnership with the Barbados Tourism Authority with a full-length concert of her current “Loud” tour on Aug. 5, 2011 at the Kensington Oval, produced by the Barbados Tourism Authority and Roc Nation. Fans can purchase tickets at available box offices throughout the island which start at US$37.50. A native of Barbados, Rihanna will serve as an ambassador for the destination and will exclusively promote the island through various advertising campaigns, promotional appearances and social media outlets.

The offer is valid on new bookings made through July 31, 2011 for travel through Dec. 18, 2011. All-Inclusive rates start at $350 per room, per night, based on single or double occupancy with government tax included.

An all-inclusive Mango Bay stay includes hotel accommodations, all meals, afternoon tea, all local and brand name drinks including glasses of wine, use of the gym, watersports (waterskiing, hobiecat sailing, kayaking and snorkeling) and nightly entertainment. Spa treatments are available for an additional fee at the Elements Spa located at the resort.

Located in the historic Holetown area on the famed Gold Coast of Barbados, the 76-room Mango Bay is known for its casual sophistication and all-inclusive value. This beachfront, boutique-style property is the ideal tropical retreat for travelers seeking an escape from the everyday hustle and bustle – an oasis where warm breezes, delightful Caribbean sunshine, and picturesque beaches are refreshing and revitalizing. Spacious accommodations, a centrally-located swimming pool, delicious dining and tremendous all-inclusive value make Mango Bay a truly exceptional “Uncomplicated, Unencumbered, Unforgettable” vacation paradise.

The property is within walking distance of many shops in Holetown, along with the new Limegrove Lifestyle Centre boasting high-end stores such as Ralph Lauren, Armani Exchange, Agent Provocateur, Cartier and MAC Cosmetics with Louis Vuitton opening in the coming months. Additionaly, it is just 25 minutes from the capital city of Bridgetown, and 40 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport.

For more information on purchasing tickets for Rihanna’s ‘LOUD In Barbados’ tour, call 246-435-0670 or 866-280-4482.

For more information on Mango Bay, Barbados call 246-432-1384; fax: 246-432-5297; e-mail reservations@MangoBayBarbados.com; or visit www.MangoBayBarbados.com.

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Resort in Riviera Maya, Named ‘Wow Destination’ for 2011, Offers Last-Minute Travel Deals

December 15, 2010
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Dancers re-create the ceremonies of ancient times at Xcaret, an eco-archeological park © 2010 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The Riviera Maya was recently named a ‘wow deal destination’ for 2011, prompting airlines and resorts in Mexico to offer great vacation packages for next year. With this in mind, the Riviera Maya all inclusive, Hacienda Tres Rios, has launched a Last-Minute 2011 Sale which offers 30% off the resort’s Unrestricted Rate.

The Last-Minute 2011 Vacation sale also includes “kids stay free” accommodations for up to 2 children under the age of 12 for the ideal family vacation. As an added plus, the vacation deal includes a complimentary 30-minute massage per adult.

The offer is available ONLY from December 13, 2010 to December 17, 2010 when calling 1.800.494.9173 to travel in 2011.

The promotion also applies when reserving online at the Hacienda Tres Rios Specials and Packages page and clicking on the Last-Minute 2011 Vacation link. The vacation offer cannot be combined with other promotions.

The one-of-a-kind, endless luxury, all-inclusive package includes unlimited gourmet food and alcoholic beverages, taxes and tips, private beach, various recreational activities, free in-room Internet access, and luxurious accommodations.

Located 45 minutes from Cancun International Airport, the Riviera Maya all-inclusive resort features a diverse range of world-class cuisine in all nine restaurants and bars on the property.
Guests also have exclusive access to the Tres Rios Nature Park, which offers unique opportunities for guests to explore the region’s unspoiled nature all on the resort’s grounds.

What distinguishes Hacienda Tres Rios from other resorts is its successful combination of strict sustainable tourism practices and quality services that exceed guests’ expectations of a Riviera Maya luxury resort and spa.

To plan your 2011’s Riviera Maya vacation, call 800-494-9173 (US & Canada) or visit the Hacienda Tres Rios website, www.haciendatresrios.com/riviera-maya/. Some restrictions may apply.

Nestled in a 326-acre pristine nature park in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Hacienda Tres Rios is an endless luxury, all-inclusive resort in the Mexican Caribbean only 45 minutes south of Cancun International Airport. Opened in November 2008, Hacienda Tres Rios is the first of five resorts at Tres Rios Nature Park. The resort boasts 273 suites constructed using natural materials. At the forefront of sustainable tourism development, Hacienda Tres Rios creates amazing guest experiences while continuing to protect the region’s natural beauty and cultural heritage. The Tres Rios Nature Park is open exclusively to resort guests, and offers guided nature tours through mangrove forests, snorkeling in cenotes and rivers, and daily activities for children. For more information, visit www.haciendatresrios.com

See: AUTHENTIC’: MEXICO’S RIVIERA MAYA IS BEACH DESTINATION WITH CHARACTER

See: SACRED MAYAN JOURNEY BRIDGES TIME ON MEXICO’S RIVIERA MAYA

Mango Bay-Barbados Includes Shopping Excursions, Catamaran Trips in All-inclusive Package

August 26, 2010

Mango Bay in Barbados entices travelers with a vacation beyond the average all-inclusive, featuring shopping excursions to the capital city of Bridgetown as well as catamaran sailings off the resorts beachfront property.

All-inclusive resorts typically offer guests amenities such as meals, drinks and accommodations, but Mango Bay in Barbados (http://www.MangoBayBarbados.com) entices travelers with a vacation beyond the average all-inclusive, featuring shopping excursions to the capital city of Bridgetown as well as catamaran sailings off the resorts beachfront property.

Guests of the boutique-style, 76-room, Mango Bay have the option of exploring the shopping mecca of Bridgetown on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with transportation leaving directly from the hotel.  Walk along Broad Street, the main street of Bridgetown, discovering numerous duty free shops, department stores and local restaurants.

Conveniently, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays visitors can embark on a catamaran trip off the resorts coastline – a perfect escape after a day of walking around the island’s bustling metropolis of Bridgetown.  Guests sail for two hours and enjoy snorkeling and sunbathing on the open sea.

In addition, a Mango Bay all-inclusive experience includes hotel accommodations, all meals, afternoon tea, all local and brand name drinks including wine with dinner, use of the resorts new gym, watersports (waterskiing, hobiecat sailing, kayaking and snorkeling) and nightly entertainment.  Spa treatments are available for an additional fee at Elements Spa located at the resort.

All-inclusive rates through Dec. 14, 2010 are $425 in Standard accommodations; $440 in a Standard one-bedroom apartment; $456 in a Superior room; $500 in a Deluxe room; $575 for an Oceanfront room; and $1,500 for the Penthouse Suite.  Rates quoted are per room, per night, based on double occupancy and do not reflect the discount.

Located in the historic Holetown area on the famed Gold Coast of Barbados, the 76-room Mango Bay is known for its casual sophistication and all-inclusive value.  This beachfront, boutique-style property is the ideal tropical retreat for travelers seeking an escape from the everyday hustle and bustle – an oasis where warm breezes, delightful Caribbean sunshine, and picturesque beaches are refreshing and revitalizing.  Spacious accommodations, a centrally-located swimming pool, delicious dining and tremendous all-inclusive value make Mango Bay a truly exceptional “Uncomplicated, Unencumbered, Unforgettable” vacation paradise.

The property is within walking distance of many shops in Holetown, 25 minutes from the capital city of Bridgetown, and 40 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport.

For more information on Mango Bay, Barbados contact the resort at telephone 246-432-1384, e-mail reservations@MangoBayBarbados.com, or visit www.MangoBayBarbados.com.