Posts Tagged ‘Caribbean’

Lighthouse Bay Resort in Barbuda Offers ‘All in the Family Together Reunion’ Package

July 13, 2011

Lighthouse Bay Resort, on a private island in Barbuda, offers the seven-day/six-night, “All in the Family Together Reunion” package to afford vacationers a way to get together, relax and unwind in paradise.

Picture turquoise blue waters, 17 miles of pink sand beach and gastronomic pleasures while surrounded by loved ones on your own private island. Lighthouse Bay Resort in Barbuda offers the seven-day/six-night, “All in the Family Together Reunion” package to afford vacationers a way to get together, relax and unwind in paradise.

Privacy is paramount at the resort where up to 20 of your closest friends and family members will virtually “own” a private island for a week long escape complete with luxurious accommodations and superior service.

The package includes the entire island buyout of the resort which includes nine suites, all meals and drinks, as well as the following highlights:

  • · Day charter complete with lunch, snorkel and sail gear
  • · One hour of horseback riding along the beach
  • · Group cooking class with Chef Lennox, the resort’s executive chef
  • · Beach BBQ and bonfire
  • · Personal photographer and commemorative album with photos

The “All in the Family Together Reunion” package is available through Aug. 31, 2011 as well as Nov. 1 – Dec. 17, 2011 with all-inclusive package rates starting at $114,999 for up to 20 people. Transfers to the resort can be arranged for an additional cost to the package. Exclusivity and seclusion take on new heights at the five-star resort which is situated on its own private island with 17 miles of unspoiled pink sand beach and the clear turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea to the front and the blue-green serenity of the Codrington Lagoon to the rear. The property is only accessible visa S.V.G Airlines, helicopter and ferry service.

All nine suites include satellite televisions, iPod alarm clock CD players, complimentary international phone calls, personal laptops and iPads for guests use and WiFi connection.

For information or to  ook, call 888-214-8552 or 646-688-2903, www.LightHouseBayResort.com, www.facebook.com/lighthousebayresort, info@lighthousebarbuda.com.

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Saint Lucia Launches Islandwide ‘Summerlicious’ Dining Promotion

July 7, 2011

Saint Lucia announces a new “Summerlicious” promotion featuring reduced prix fixe lunch and dinner summer menus in restaurants island-wide, through Sept. 30.

Summerlicious includes two course lunch and three course dinner menus ranging in prices from $20 to $55. All meals include a high-quality signature cocktail made with Saint Lucia’s award winning Chairman’s Reserve Rum.

Summerlicious is headed by the Saint Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association (SLHTA) and will feature 21 participating restaurant and hotel partners.

“Summerlicious is a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase Saint Lucia’s wide variety of delectable cuisine from our diverse heritage. Saint Lucian dishes are infused with Creole, French, English and African flavors, making Saint Lucia a truly desirable culinary destination” said Louis Lewis, Director of Tourism for the Saint Lucia Tourist Board.

Participating restaurants include: Big Chef Steakhouse, Buzz, Charthouse Restaurant, Coal Pot Restaurant, Delirius, Spice of India, The Edge Restaurant & Sushi Bar, The Fire Grill Lounge & Bar, Ti Banane.

Restaurants located at the following hotels: Auberge Seraphine, Bay Gardens Beach Resort Trios restaurant and Hi Tide restaurant, Bay Gardens Hotel, Calabash Cove Resort & Spa, Cap Maison, Cotton Bay Village, Hummingbird Beach Resort, Royal by rex resorts and St. Lucian by rex resorts, The Landings, Village Inn & Spa, Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort & Spa.

For more information about the island of Saint Lucia call 1-800-456-3984, or visit www.saintlucianow.com.

About Saint Lucia

One of the Windward Islands of the West Indies’ Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia (pronounced Saint LOO-sha) is nestled halfway down the eastern Caribbean archipelago. The “Helen of the West Indies,” Saint Lucia is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including the signature Piton Mountains – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – a tropical rainforest and one of the world’s few drive-in volcanoes. Culturally rich offerings include the bustling marketplace in the capital of Castries, quaint fishing villages along the coastline, and the annual Saint Lucia Jazz festival. Saint Lucia’s wide range of accommodations includes world-class five-star resorts, all-inclusive resorts, intimate inns and value-oriented properties.

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‘Summer Family Free Night Special’ at Mango Bay Barbados Goes Beyond Typical All-Inclusive

May 4, 2011

A Mango Bay all-inclusive experience also 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.

Mango Bay (www.MangoBayBarbados.com) in Barbados invites families to plan their summer vacation at the boutique-style property by affording guests one free night when booking seven, and four free nights when reserving 14 through the Summer Family Free Night Special.  In addition, children 12 years old and under stay free and teens (13-17) receive a special rate of $100 per person, per night when sharing a room with two adults.

The Summer Family Free Night Special 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.

For added-value, Mango Bay will maintain its current rates through 2012 despite the Barbados government increase in the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate on hotel rooms from 7.5% to 8.75% effective May 1, 2011.  Mango Bay will also absorb the tax increase so travelers do not need to pay it.

Guests have the option of exploring the shopping centre of Bridgetown on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with complimentary transportation leaving from the hotel, where they can walk along Broad Street, the main street of Bridgetown, discovering duty free shops, department stores and local restaurants.

Shopping enthusiasts will enjoy in Mango Bay’s hometown of Holetown with the opening of 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.

On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays families can embark on a catamaran trip off the resort’s coastline.  Guests sail for two hours and enjoy snorkeling and sunbathing on the open sea.

A Mango Bay all-inclusive experience also 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.

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.

Mango Bay Barbados — Uncomplicated, Unencumbered, Unforgettable 

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 45 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport.

ROCKRESORTS OFFERS ‘THREE FOR FREE’ PACKAGE

December 3, 2010
RockResorts' "3 for Free" Valid at Keystone Lodge

RockResorts' '3 for Free' offer is valid at Vail Resorts in Colorado, including the Keystone Lodge, with a beautiful view of the ice skating rink © 2010 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

For the third consecutive year, RockResorts and Legendary Lodging, A Vail Resorts Company are offering a “Three for Free” package, featuring one free night of lodging, a $50 gift card and new this year, a complimentary hydration backpack. Guests can travel to their favorite destination from Colorado to the Caribbean to the Southwest and more, saving all the way!

Available for travel now through April 24, 2011, the “Three for Free” package includes:

·               One free night accommodation. Guests can stay two nights get the third night free to stay seven nights and get the eighth night free.*

·               $50 RockResorts gift card, on-mountain cash OR dining card

·               One free REI hydration backpack

In addition to the nine participating RockResort properties, this package is available at all Vail Resorts property locations in Colorado, including Vail, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek and Keystone.

Rates start from $147 per night. Package must be booked by January 31, 2011 and is based on availability. Blackout dates apply. Minimum length-of-stay restrictions apply and vary per property.

For more information, visit www.freenightonus.com or call 1-866-513-ROCK (7625). Follow RockResorts and Vail Resorts on Twitter: @RockResorts, @RockResortsNEWS and @VailResortsNEWS or Facebook: www.facebook.com/RockResorts.

More Deals

RockResorts is welcoming its new addition, One Ski Place at Breckenridge witha “Peaks, Pins & Pinot” package which includes three-nights accommodations in a two-bedroom condominium, three full-day lift tickets for four adults, certificates for appetizers and drinks to accompany one lane of bowling in The Mine Shaft at One Ski Hill Place (reservations must be made 24 hours in advance), and $120 credit to The Living Room, the resort’s premier dining venue. Package starts on November 12, 2010 from $2,311 (4 ppl) representing a savings of 15 percent. www.oneskihill.rockresorts.com / 1-888-906-6303.

Stay at The Pines Lodge, A RockResort at Beaver Creek and book the Ski Free, Stay Free winter package. Buy 2 nights of lodging and 2 days of lifts, and get a 3rd night and 3rd lift ticket free! Starting from $748, based on double occupancy. Valid: 11/24/10-12/19/10, 1/3/11-2/17/11, 2/27/11-3/10/11 3/28/11-4/17/11.

This winter, experience both Aspen and Beaver Creek with the “Ski The Rockies” package, which includes seven-nights accommodations, transportation between Hotel Jerome and The Osprey at Beaver Creek, A RockResort, and three-day lift tickets in each locale (six total). Rates start from $4,184 based on double occupancy. Resort fee and taxes not included. www.rockresorts.com / 866-618-ROCK

Snake River Lodge & Spa, A RockResort is offering a “Ski Free, Stay Free” package, which includes accommodations, daily breakfast, and two three-day lift tickets for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. www.snakeriverlodge.rockresorts.com / 866-513-ROCK

Give the gift of RockResorts!

RockResorts gift cards can be purchased for any amount (up to $2,500), and are valid at all of RockResorts, located in some of the most spectacular destinations in the U.S. The gift cards can be used for everything from RockResorts stays, to RockResorts Spa treatments, to dining at its AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurants.

Gift cards are available for use at most RockResorts-managed facilities, including spas, dining outlets, gift shops, and more. View all available locations. Purchase of gift cards does not guarantee outlet availability. A $25 minimum applies to all gift card purchases. Once loaded, cards are like cash; the value cannot be replaced. Cards are not redeemable for cash unless required by law. After 12 months of consecutive non-use, a $2 inactivity fee will be charged per month until the card’s value is depleted (unless prohibited by law).

To purchase, register or add funds to your gift card, visit RockResorts’ online store or call 877-651-ROCK.

RockResorts®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vail Resorts, owns and operates luxury resorts that offer casually elegant accommodations, lavish RockResorts Spas, renowned golf courses all certified within the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program, award-winning dining and a variety of exciting outdoor adventures. The RockResorts collection includes Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colo.; The Osprey at Beaver Creek and The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colo.; The Arrabelle at Vail Square and The Lodge at Vail in Vail, Colo.; La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa in Santa Fe, N.M.; Snake River Lodge & Spa™ in Jackson Hole, Wyo.; and The Landings St. Lucia, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia.  RockResorts 2010 openings include: One Ski Hill Place in Breckenridge, Colo.; Tempo Miami in Miami, Fla.; Balcones del Atlántico, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic; and future RockResorts include: The Mansfield Inn at Stowe in Stowe, Vt., Rum Cay Resort Marina, The Bahamas; and the Third Turtle Club & Spa, Turks and Caicos.

–Karen Rubin

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Dominica’s Waitukubuli National Travel to Preview Aug. 29 – First Hiking Trail to Encompass Entire Island

August 26, 2010

Roseau, Dominica – Discover Dominica Authority and the Waitukubuli National Trail Project (WNTP) will announce the official opening for the first two segments of the Waitukubuli National Trail at their Summer Adventure and Hike Event, Sunday, August 29.
Once completed, the Waitukubuli National Trail (WNT) will be the first and only walking trail that traverses the entire Caribbean island. The trail will run from the south to the north, with a distance of 115 miles. It will be divided into 14 different segments with levels varying from easy family hikes to longer and more challenging hikes. Each trail will offer breathtaking views of Dominica’s unspoiled nature, pristine waterfalls and lush rainforests.
The event will highlight on-going work of the WNTP, feature a series of activities including hiking events for children and adults, the unveiling of the first billboard promoting the WNTP and will end with a closing ceremony by the WNTP Project Management Unit.  The closing ceremony will be concluded with entertainment from Fanatik Band and Club DVD Sounds.
“With the Waitukubuli National Trail being the first hiking trail to cover an entire Caribbean island, promoting the trail will become one of the key marketing tactics we utilize to attract hikers from around the world,” comments Colin Piper, CEO/Director of Tourism at Discover Dominica Authority. “The trail was created to showcase the natural beauty and lush rainforests of our island, with this event designed to give visitors a better understanding of the WNTP.”
Activities will begin at 10 am and all races will be held on Segments 4 and 5 of the WNT, covering the community of Sylvania and the Emerald Pool. Following the competitions, activities will be held within Sylvania.
Known as “the Nature Island” and located between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean, the independent nation of Dominica (pronounced “dom-in-eek-a”) is the largest and most mountainous of the Windward Islands, encompassing an area of nearly 290 square miles. Of volcanic origins with mountains reaching heights of nearly 5,000 feet, rainforests that are considered among the last true oceanic rainforests in the world, more than 365 rivers, waterfalls the second largest Boiling Lake in the world and pristine coral reefs, Dominica’s natural diversity is truly unique. Dominica is also home to the last remaining settlement of Indigenous People of the Caribbean – The Carib Indians.
A place where man and nature live in harmony, adventurers and nature lovers alike will revel in the Island’s eco-tourism options which include scuba diving, snorkeling, mountain biking, kayaking, horseback riding, nature tours, hiking/trekking, whale, dolphin and bird watching, sailing and fishing.
Dominica continues to be recognized for its attributes and responsible tourism efforts, including being the first country in the world to receive Benchmarking designation from the prestigious eco-tourism organization Green Globe 21. National Geographic’s Center for Sustainable Destination ranked the island as the top sustainable island in the Caribbean and among the top ten in the world. Dominica was recognized by Islands Magazine and was included in its 2007 Blue List for being a leader in responsible tourism and ensuring an environmentally and culturally sound island for future generations. Travel + Leisure also announced Dominica as one of the most compelling destinations to visit in their 100 Greatest Trips 2008 edition. Most recently, Dominica was recognized as the 2nd most “pure island” in the world in the April/May 2010 issue of Islands Magazine.

For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at 866-522-4057. Or, visit Dominica’s official website: www.discoverdominica.com or follow Dominica on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

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.