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Friday, June 23, 2017

Curacao 50th Anniversary Summer Travel Deals

Curacao Island-Wide Discounts for Summer Travel


In celebration of the Curaçao Hospitality & Tourism Association’s (CHATA) 50th anniversary, travelers can save on travel to Curaçao this summer with exclusive island-wide offers . . .  

Travelers can choose from 50th anniversary-themed savings at colorful boutique properties in Pietermaai to laid-back resorts tucked away on the island’s western side, with sales ranging from $50 off room rates, to $50 resort credits to use on dining and spa treatments. 

Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort Curaçao
$50 off our best available rate per night 
PROMO CODE: CHATA50

Acoya Hotel Suites & Villas
Receive $100 discount on your accommodation based on 2 persons. With a minimum stay of 3 nights. 
PROMO CODE: SpringCA50

Avila Beach Hotel

$50 off our best available rate 
PROMO CODE: CHATA

Blue Bay Curaçao
Stay for $50 per person per night (based on minimum double occupancy)
PROMO CODE: CHATA50

Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort
Stay for $50 per person per night. (Based on minimum double occupancy per standard room)
PROMO CODE: CHATA

Other participating properties include:

Dolphin Suites
Stay for $50 per person per night.
Standard room: Based on minimum double occupancy. 
Suites: Based on minimum 3 persons per suite. 
PROMO CODE: 50dealsoffer

Floris Suite Hotel & Spa
A onetime $50 resort credit per room with a minimum stay of 5 nights.

Hilton Curaçao
$50 resort credit per room per night;

Papagayo Beach Hotel & Papagayo Beach Resort
$50 off our best available rate! (Based on minimum double occupancy
PROMO CODE: CHATA50

Sunscape Curaçao
200$ Resort Coupon for regular rooms and 400$ in resort coupons for Sun Club room categories.

For more information or to book, visit www.curacao.com/chata50


Happy Travels,
Linda

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bonaire Fall Festival - Dine, Dive, Discover


The 3rd annual Bonaire Fall Festival has a lineup of accommodation packages, unique excursions, underwater and land adventures and culinary specials that will make Bonaire the top spot to Dive-Dine-Discover this fall. 

In addition, at the end of each month the island will be hosting a Taste of Bonaire

The travel window for the Fall Festival promotion is 
August 19 - November 4, 2017

DIVE


The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire is known as a divers paradise

The island has been recognized as the number one Shore Diving Destination in the Caribbean/Atlantic in Scuba Diving magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

DINE


Dining on Bonaire is truly an international culinary experience. 

The cuisine and culture is a result of Indian, African, Asian and European influences which formed a very different Caribbean island community. 

DISCOVER


Wide variety of sea level activities making it the ideal destination for all travelers.

Water, wind, sand and sun, and a lot of adrenaline make Bonaire one of the best eco-adventure destinations to discover.

Participating properties are offering accommodation packages, excursions and activities:

Bellafonte Bonaire, Belmar Oceanfront Apartments, Buddy Dive Resort, Captain Don's Habitat & Budget Rent A Car, Caribbean Club Bonaire, Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino, Harbour Village Beach Club, Sorobon Beach Resort, A-B Dive, Bamboo Bali Boutique Resort, Bonaire Pros, Bonaire Seaside Apartments, Bonaire Tours and Vacation, Bruce Bowker Carib Inn, Caribbean Wind and Sun Vacation, Courtyard Marriott Bonaire, Den Laman Condominiums, Eden Beach Resort, Epic Tours Bonaire, La Pura Vista, and Sand Dollar Bonaire.

For information about the Bonaire Fall Festival: Dive-Dine-Discover program visit www.tourismbonaire.com/fallfestival.



Happy Travels,
Linda


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Caribbean Hotels Changing Hands in Anguilla and Barbados


Belmond Acquires Anguilla's Luxury Resort Cap Juluca


Belmond has signed agreements to acquire Cap Juluca, a luxury beach resort on the island of Anguilla. The addition of the elegant, 96-room resort marks an important milestone of the Belmond brand, which is committed to doubling the size of its portfolio by 2020. 

Belmond expects to carry out a top-top bottom renovation at the end of the 2017/2018 festive season, including the development of 25 new beachfront villas or suites, bringing the resort’s total inventory to 121 rooms. 

The refurbishment is expected to be completed by the end of 2018, and Belmond will have invested a total of approximately $121 million in the acquisition, renovation and expansion of the resort.

The renovation will include interior furnishings of all suites and villas; the introduction of new culinary concepts that celebrate the local food culture; enhancements to the spa; and new and renovated public areas. 

Belmond Cap Juluca is Belmond’s third Caribbean resort, joining Belmond La Samanna on the neighboring island of St Martin and Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Visit www.belmond.com


Elegant Hotels Group has officially acquired Treasure Beach, adults-only boutique hotel on Barbados West Coast 


Treasure Beach, a 4-star, 35-room hotel in Paynes Bay, in the parish of St James, Barbados. It is the adjoining property to Elegant Hotels’ Tamarind Hotel, and located next to Daphne’s Restaurant and The House, which are also owned by the Group. 

The acquisition will mean that (4) of the now (7) Elegant Hotels’ Barbados properties will account for a continuous 984 ft stretch of the prestigious west coast, or “Platinum Coast”, of Barbados. Treasure Beach occupies around 1.18 acres of land, and its amenities include a swimming pool, spa, and restaurant.

The hotel will be operated under the existing brand until the end of July 2017, and then will be closed. Up until the closing date in July, Elegant Hotels will operate the hotel within the framework of its current product offering. During the closure, it will be refurbished, re-positioned, and ultimately re-priced before being re-branded as Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels.

It is expected to re-open for business within the first two weeks of November 2017. The Group plans to operate Treasure Beach as an adults-only European Plan hotel with an emphasis on a high-quality food offering. Guests of Treasure Beach will also be able to make use of the facilities of the neighboring Tamarind hotel.

https://www.treasurebeachhotel.com/


Happy Travels,
Linda



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Sunsational Summer Savings in Jamaica

Balmy breezes, cool ocean waves, white sandy beaches

Discover paradise with Jamaica’s most celebrated all-inclusive hotel brands located in close proximity to one of Jamaica’s most sought-after destinations: Ocho Rios. 



All three all-inclusive award-winning Jewel Resorts are offering the best sales of the year. 

Choose from (3) resorts including the Family-Friendly Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort, the distinguished Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort and Spa, and the luxury healthy-lifestyle all-inclusive Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa.

Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa
Runaway Bay - Adults only


Whether it is golf, or spa or health and wellness fitness activities, or just relaxing on the pristine beach with a fresh island cocktail, this is the perfect spot for couples, singles, weddings, honeymoons, golf buddy groups and girls getaway trips. Jewel Paradise Cove also offers complimentary and authentic Yoga themed weeks throughout the year. 

Both Jewel Dunn’s River and Jewel Paradise Cove are currently offering up to over 50% off rates. And Jewel Paradise Cove is also including up to $1,000 in value-added tours and excursions. 

Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort and Spa

All-Inclusive, Designed With Couples in Mind
Best Available Summer Rates From $135 Per Person

Jewel Runaway Bay

With its new Jewel Lagoon Water Park, this property is perfect for families with children of all ages. Now offering rates up to 40% off for select dates through January 1, 2018 (book by July 12), plus two kids 14 and under stay, play and eat free over select travel dates, when sharing existing bedding. 

The Kids Free offer is valid until June 24, and September 1 – December 23, 2017, based on availability. All resorts raise the bar as to what to expect from an all-inclusive experience this summer.

Enjoy gourmet cuisine, world-class services and amenities, unlimited water & land sports, and more! Everything's included at Jewel Resorts - food, premium and locally branded drinks, entertainment, airport transfers and much more!

Visit www.jewelresorts.com


Happy Travels,
Linda


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Caribbean Five Star Wellness Experience

Bahia Principe has launched a new wellness program at the Five-Star Luxury Adults Only Bahia Principe Samaná Don Pablo Collection in the Dominican Republic. 





The WE Wellness Experience offers three pillars:

  • We-Care is a medical esthetic experience that aims to help guests look and feel younger by combining non-invasive and incision-free medical and cosmetic treatments that offer immediate results like facial rejuvenation and skin biostimulation.
  • We-Balance will help guests achieve the perfect balance of body and mind via activities such as Zen Yoga, meditative sessions and anti-stress coaching.
  • We-Train is a sports experience featuring athletic activities and sports nutrition advice with the assistance of a certified trainer including martial arts and total fitness classes.


Menus at the resort’s restaurants have been updated to reflect a WE seal next to particular dishes to help guests identify the most nutritious offerings.

The new Wellness Experience features activities that are included as part of the all-inclusive concept as well as paid services. 

Guests can arrange for services through the hotel’s WE Ambassador, who will be devoted exclusively to informing and guiding guests interested in the WE Wellness Experience.

Find out more about the new wellness experience, and luxury resort here

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Linda


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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Summer FREEdom in the British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board has launched the 4th annual Summer FREEdom program, featuring affordable getaways in paradise for the whole family. 

Scattered across the 60 spectacular islands and cays, 20 island properties have assembled a variety of exclusive deals including free nights, activity credits, excursions and more.

With pristine beaches and crystal clear waters all year round, visitors can enjoy watersports and activities, pamper themselves at one of the BVI’s world-class spas, or soak in the sunshine during a hike at Gorda Peak National Park.

Necker Island



Kids under 12 traveling with at least 1 adult will stay free - this equals $4,375 of savings per child for a 7-night stay (select rooms) during the weeks of August 19 and 26. 

Booking window: Through August 31, 2017. Offer valid dates: Aug 19 for 7 nights and Aug 26 for 7 nights. Use Promotion code: Kids Stay Free on Necker Island http://www.virginlimitededition.com/en/necker-island/kids-go-free

Oil Nut Bay



Book a villa for 5 nights and kids will enjoy complimentary pizza every day, 1 hour of programming at the Nut House Kids Club while parents zen out during a free 1 hour introductory yoga class. Three hours of babysitting is also included for up to 4 kids.

Booking window: March 1 - August 24, 2017 - Offer valid: June 1 to August 31, 2017
http://www.oilnutbay.com/stay-with-us/packages/

Peter Island Resort & Spa



Save up to 30% off this summer - plus, kids eat and stay free.

Booking window: April 1 – August 31, 2017. Offer valid: June 1 – August 31, 2017 - New bookings only, applicable to children up to 12 years old, subject to availability. Promotion code: Kids eat free - www.peterisland.com

Bitter End Yacht Club



In the “Super Summer Family Package”, kids 5 and under stay free, plus receive 55% off the second (adjoining) room for kids, and a complimentary private Blue Water Daysail for the whole family. 

Booking window: Duration of valid dates - Offer valid dates: June 1 to August 12, 2017 - Promotion code: FREE17  http://www.beyc.com

Long Bay Beach Club



Save 35% plus a free stay for up to two kids when booking a deluxe beachfront or beachfront suite category. Summer rates start at $225 per night (plus tax & services) and 3+ night summer stays receive 1-day complimentary snorkel equipment and 25% off spa services. 

Booking window: Through July 31, 2017 - Offer valid: June 1 to August 31, 2017. www.longbay.com

Fisher’s Cove

With the “Summer Kids” package, kids under 12 years old will eat, play and stay free with their parents. This includes a welcome drink upon arrival along with complimentary beach toys, kid’s breakfast, picnic lunch for parents & child and ground transfers to and from port of entry/hotel in Virgin Gorda. 

With the “Summer Love” package, stay 7 nights and get 1 night free in the newly renovated Deluxe Cottage. This includes a welcome drink upon arrival, a picnic lunch for two, 1 hour free kayak rental for two and ground transfers to and from port of entry/hotel in Virgin Gorda. 

Offer valid dates: June 1 – October 30, 2017 (Block out periods will apply) Use promotion code: Summer Kids or Summer Love  www.fischerscove.com

Guavaberry Spring Bay Vacation Homes

Children can stay with their families for free and receive a special gift. Guests will also enjoy complimentary wifi and snorkel equipment rentals. 
Offer Valid Dates: June 1 – August 31, 2017. Promotional code: KIDS PLAY & STAY FOR FREE (PROMO CODE “KPSF 2017”)  www.guavaberryspringbay.com   

A Dream Come True Villa
Stay 6 nights and enjoy a 7th night free. 
Booking window: March 10 – August 26, 2017. Offer valid dates: June 1 - August 31, 2017. www.bvidreamvilla.com/rates/specials/

Allamanda Estate
Exhale and enjoy Summer Freedom at beautiful Allamanda Estate Villa. Up to 2 kids under 12 stay can stay for free. Guests who stay for 7 nights will only pay for 6! 
Offer valid dates: June 1 - August 31, 2017  www.allamandaestate.com

BVI Sotheby’s International Realty
Stay 5+ nights and get 1 night free or stay 7+ nights and get 1 night free, plus save $10 daily off your next car rental with Soper’s Hole Car Rental. 
Offer valid dates: June 1 to August 31, 2017. http://www.luxuryvillabvi.com/villas-vacation-rental

Indigo House
Book 3 nights and get the next night FREE, plus tax and service fees. Children 12 and under will stay free and enjoy breakfast at Myett’s Restaurant while the adults give a toast with a complimentary bottle of Myett’s Rum. 
Offer valid: June 1 to October 15, 2017.  www.indigohousebvi.com

Katitche Point Greathouse
Kids under 12 stay stay free and teens receive a half price rate. Treat the family to a 7-night stay and only pay for 6! The family package includes 5 double bedrooms, 1 kids room and rental car. Complimentary amenities include beach toys and snorkeling gear, Wi-Fi and more. 
Offer valid: June 1 to August 31, 2017. www.katitchepoint.com

Myett’s on the Beach
Book 3 nights and get the next night free plus tax and service fees. Children 12 and under will stay free and enjoy breakfast at Myett’s Restaurant while the adults give a toast with a complimentary bottle of Myett’s Rum. Offer valid: June 1 to October 15, 2017. www.myetts.com

Red Rock Villa & Spa
Kids under 12 stay stay free and teens receive a half price rate. Treat the family to a 7-night stay and only pay for 6. The family package includes 3 double bedrooms, private Spa Suite and rental car. Complimentary amenities include beach toys and snorkeling gear, Wi-Fi and more. 
Offer valid dates: June 1 to August 31, 2017. www.redrockvilla.com


BVI Summer of FREEdom on the Sea 
(Sailing, Yacht Charters, Scuba and more)

Photo Credit- The Moorings

Moorings
Play with your complimentary water toy ($150 value) when you book a charter! Valid for new bookings only and 5+ night charter bookings. All-Inclusive Crewed Yachts are excluded. 
Booking window: Through May 31, 2017. Offer valid: Between June 1 and August 31, 2017. Use Promotion code: FRE17 www.moorings.com/BVISummerFreedom

Virgin Motor Yachts
Families can cruise around the beautiful British Virgin Islands for 8 days at the price of 7. 
This is valid for a bareboat Motor Yacht, and offer is valid from June 1 to August 31, 2017. Promotion code: SF01
http://virginmotoryachts.com/motor-yacht/bareboat-charter-bvi/

Marine Max
Families will enjoy a free day aboard MarineMax 484 when traveling with children 12 and under. The offer is valid for new bookings only and 7-day/6-night minimum bareboat chartering (premier category). Additional fees, such as fuel, are not included. Booking window: 
Book by July 15, 2017 - Offer valid: June 1 to August 31, 2017. Promotion code: BVISUMMER17 http://www.marinemaxvacations.com/about/specials/bvi-tourism/

Indigo Charters
Families of up to 12 members can explore the BVI for a week on the new 65’ fully-crewed powercat. With daily meals onboard and watersports, kids 12 and under can stay and play for free (limit 2). The offer applies to 5+ night charters with a minimum of 2 paying adults. 
Booking window: Book by August 31, 2017. Offer Valid: June 1 to September 30, 2017. Promotional code: Ask for “Out of Office” www.cyba.net or learn more at www.charterwave.com  

Free Ingwe
Have fun with the whole family with freebies including two childrens’ sailings, two Discover Scuba courses for ages 12 and up, along with two complimentary massages for adults. 
Booking window: March 1 - August 31, 2017. Offer valid dates: May 1 - August 31, 2017 - http://sailfreeingwe.com

For a full list of offers and for further booking information, visit www.bvitourism.com/summer



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Monday, May 29, 2017

“Parents of the Caribbean” Bahamas Travel Package

In recognition of the latest installment of Pirates of The Caribbean 
film series, "Dead Men Tell No Tales,” Lighthouse Pointe at 
Grand Lucayan is featuring "Parents of the Caribbean" travel special.

Photo Credit: Disney Movies

This all inclusive package can be booked through 
July 31st, for travel through September 1, 2017  

Rates start at $547/person for a three-night stay.  



On this three-day "Parents of the Caribbean" adventure guests will have the opportunity to navigate the resort for an on-property scavenger hunt and show off their newly discovered buried treasures with a fun photo opp. 

Families can also explore the mysterious caves of the Lucayan National Park and enjoy a pirates picnic at Gold Rock Beach, where part of the second movie, “Dead Man’s Chest” was filmed. 


Gold Rock Beach


Waves Bar & Grille (shown below) serves a classic grill menu of 
authentic Caribbean specialties including Jamaican peppered steak, 
conch fritters and jerk chicken. 


Portobello’s dishes up delectable fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Churchill’s is noted among the island’s premier restaurants serving world-class fine dining with an imaginative menu of homemade pastas, succulent seafood and beloved classics such as Veal Marsala and Osso Bucco.

Package includes:

  • Guided cave tour and pirates picnic at Lucayan National Park
  • Find the booty on-property treasure hunt
  • Scallywag photo opportunity in the lobby
  • All-inclusive accommodations
  • All-inclusive Lighthouse Pointe offers spacious, stylishly appointed guest rooms and exclusive access to restaurants, as well as all recreation, entertainment, meals and premium-brand beverages.

For more information, visit www.grandlucayan.com


Happy Travels,
Linda

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Accepting Reservations

It’s been a long time coming . . . . 
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is the first hotel to open at the prestigious Baha Mar Resort



Grand Hyatt Baha Mar has been designed to celebrate all that is iconic in the destination, while still embodying the perfect touch of classic luxury. With an array of multi-cultural dining venues, high-end spa and fitness centers, spectacular entertainment and meeting spaces, and a sophisticated, yet personal, approach, this hotel is set to become a premier resort destination in the Caribbean.”

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar will begin accepting reservations for guests arriving May 29, 2017.

Set on the tropical retreat of Nassau and situated on the coveted stretch of New Providence, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar combines an effortless luxury ambiance with Bahamian-inspired design and hospitality in a beautiful resort setting. 



The oceanfront oasis has direct beach access to the resort’s Beach Sanctuary, water sports and seven pools, as well as Bahamian art featuring local artists, upscale retail shops and nightly live entertainment. 



When fully operational, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar will offer 1,800 ocean, fountain and island-view guestrooms, including 230 luxury suites with some of the region’s most modern amenities. 

Enjoy creative world cuisines at the 40 incredible restaurants, bars and lounges throughout the Baha Mar resort, inspired by acclaimed chefs from across the world. 


Experience a fresh culinary adventure at Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar’s fine dining seafood restaurant, serving local Atlantic catch with a Caribbean twist. 






Caribbean's largest casino featuring 1,140 slots, 119 game tables and one-of-a-kind direct ocean views 



Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of services within the expansive Baha Mar Resort, including: a 30,000 square feet ESPA Spa; Jack Nicklaus Signature Design golf course; state-of-the-art tennis courts and facilities; and the Baha Mar Convention, Art and Entertainment Center. Many of these amenities are operational today.

For more information and reservations, visit www.bahamar.grand.hyatt.com


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Linda

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Friday, May 26, 2017

“Summer Only in Cayman” Family Friendly Deals

The Cayman Islands is offering exceptional savings up to 45% off accommodations, dining, along with land and sea adventures through its “Summer Only in Cayman” promotion. 

Book these incredible deals now through June 30, 2017 for travel between June 1 and September 4, 2017. 

Kids can fly 50% off with a paying adult via Cayman Airways on packages sold on or before June 30, and enjoy complimentary stays and admission to various properties and attractions island-wide.

 

Promotion Highlights

  • The longer you stay the more you save with book 4 nights, get the 5th night free at participating properties, including the all-new Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa
  • Complimentary dining for kids at various properties and restaurants, including The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Cayman Cabana and Cimboco
  • 20% off regular admission rates and kids get in free at the historic Pedro St. James Castle and the lush Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park 
  • Up to 20% off most dive and water sports excursions, including thrilling WaveRunner snorkel experiences and unforgettable Stingray City tours 
  • Tremendous savings on dive packages with Sunset House and Red Sail Sports 
With several nonstop flights available via most major U.S. cities and national carriers, including Southwest Airlines from Fort Lauderdale beginning June 4, there’s no better time to vacation in the Cayman Islands.

Visit the site to view all the travel deals 


Happy Travels, 
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