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Monday, May 14, 2018

50% Off Fall Family Escape in Antigua

Step into luxury at the all-new Hodges Bay Resort and Spa 
on the island of Antigua

Receive 50% Off Guest Rooms, Suites, and Villas with stays from October 23 - December 18, 2018. PLUS - Kids stay & eat free thru October 22, 2018. Book by June 30, 2018

Jabberwock Beach

Hodges Bay Resort and Spa is located by the ocean, nestled on the beach a short distance from Hodges Bay, Jabberwock Beach, and Prickly Pear Island. In fact, Antigua has 365 beaches, one for every day of the year! 


Hodges Bay Resort & Spa features 79 premium accommodations stylish guest rooms to suites, villas, and apartments


Room Amenities include bathrobes and slippers, 400 thread count sheets, along with conveniences such as refrigerators, coffee makers, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, bluetooth speakers, yoga mats, electronic laptop safe, and furnished balcony or patio to enjoy Caribbean Sea views. 

The resort offers two pools, an adults-only heated infinity pool with a swim-up bar and a family pool with uber-comfy daybeds.

Enjoy dining at your choice of one of the hotel's 3 restaurants, and a coffee shop, deli, juice bar and al fresco poolside grill are also available. The resort offers (6) bars including a high-end rum bar where the sommelier will help select the perfect drink to a swim-up bar at the infinity pool, and a beautiful rooftop bar which is perfect for watching sunsets.  

What's Included In Your Stay:

  • Daily Breakfast
  • Wi-Fi in room and throughout the resort
  • Water Sports
  • Flying Fish Kids Club & Connect Teen Lounge
  • Beach & Pool Ambassador Service
  • Complimentary Fitness Center & Classes
  • Bespoke Activities, Turndown Service

New reservations only. Kids stay free when staying in same room as 2 paying adults and eat during same meal periods. 3-night minimum stay.
https://eleganthotels.com/hodges-bay


Happy Travels,
Linda


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Newest Escape in St Lucia Offers 20% Off

Harbor Club St. Lucia, soon to be a Curio Collection by Hilton is
presently accepting reservations for 
arrival June 21, 2018, and beyond.  

Hilton currently has a portfolio of approximately 
20 hotels and resorts across the Caribbean. 



Hilton's guest-loyalty program members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app.

The all-new Harbor Club located in beautiful Rodney Bay

The location is near some of the island’s top beaches, attractions, and nightlife. Once the sun goes down, Rodney Bay Village turns into the island's hub of late night entertainment. Also, guests receive complimentary ferry service to Reduit Beach and to the center of Rodney Bay.

The property features 115 spacious cabin-style rooms and suites, 10 bars and dining outlets, four swimming pools, a spa, world-class gym and meeting space.


King Guest Room with Harbor View

Each guest room features nautically inspired décor, complimentary WiFi, a 49-inch TV, espresso machine, mini-fridge and a daily breakfast basket. 

You can customize your stay with a variety of floorplans and luxuries including corner rooms, swim-up rooms, terraces, and views of the marina, ocean or mountains. Suites are especially elegant with a separate living area, powder room, and freestanding bathtub and shower.



DINING:
On-site dining features everything from Italian fusion at the signature restaurant Positano Santa Lucia, comfort cuisine at Julia"s and gourmet sushi at Crew Lounge on Sushi Deck, to coal fire oven pizza at the Dockside Pizzeria, home-baked creations at 7th Heaven and casual bites and craft cocktails at Market Street Bar.

Plunge into four sparkling pools or treat yourself to a massage or mani/pedi in the wellness spa. The fitness center offers the latest equipment plus classes and the expertise of personal trainers. Plan conferences and celebrations with over 7,000 sq. ft. of stylish event space and state-of-the-art technology.

Book using the promo code ‘GRAND and receive 20% off rooms, plus 25% off food and drinks during your stay – with daily breakfast included.

Book through Hilton for stays June 21, 2018, and beyond and earn 1,000 Points per night.



Happy Travels,
Linda

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Unlimited Spa & Golf in Dominican Republic & Mexico

Get unlimited spa & golf for travel through 2018 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana and Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.

Minimum Stays:
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya & Hard Rock Riviera Maya Heaven Section: 5 nights
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana: 7 nights
Booking Window: Through Dec 20, 2018 - Travel Window: Through Dec 20, 2018

The all‑inclusive Hard Rock Hotels of Mexico and the Dominican Republic are ready to rock your world with service that knows no limits. 

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Spa Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Guests can book all the oceanside massages, purifying facials and detoxifying body wraps they want without the hefty price tag - all you have to pay is a 20% service charge for each spa treatment. 

Treatments include the steam rooms, hydrotherapy current pools and the lush surroundings of the Rock Spa all day, and music-enhanced treatment during which massage therapists synchronize movements to sound. 

More traditional options are also available to guests, including couples treatments, aromatherapy, deep tissue massage, reflexology, four-hands massage, facials, wraps, polishes, hydrotherapy treatments and more, all included.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana


One of the largest hydro spa facilities in the Caribbean, 54 treatment rooms, a steam room, a clay room, a dry sauna, an ice room, sensation showers and Jacuzzis spread over 65,000 square feet. 

With the largest casino in the Dominican Republic covering 45,000 square feet of gaming space, 1,775 elegantly appointed rooms, and lavish amenities such as world-class dining and limitless championship golf, the resort is designed to appeal to a varied range of guests. https://www.hardrockhotelpuntacana.com/

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya and Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya Heaven

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya Heaven

The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya features the very best paradise has to offer. Enjoy scenic views, rock star service, and lavish amenities such as world-class dining and limitless championship golf – All included in their stay at the family‑friendly Hacienda side, or the lavish adults‑only Heaven. https://www.hrhrivieramaya.com/

Guests can also take advantage of the $3,600 Limitless Resort Credit which can be used for tours, photo packages, special dinners, wedding amenities, tequila and wine tasting, beach beds and beauty salon services.

Accommodations include fully stocked liquor dispensers, hydro spa tubs, and wall-to-wall awesome. Sip limitless luxury from the top shelf, wine and dine like a boss, and feast on decadent views from Riviera Nayarit to Punta Cana.

Unlimited Golf is included in your stay at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels of Mexico and the Dominican Republic - no matter how often you hit the green. A 20% service fee is not included. Limitless Golf not included at Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta. 


Happy Travels,
Linda


Saturday, May 5, 2018

All Inclusive Island Getaway Sale in Jamaica

All-inclusive Jamaica UP TO 60% OFF
Special offers available for a limited time


This is a great time to get away to Jamaica with a choice of all-inclusive resorts!

All of the Jewell Resorts are located directly on pristine white, sandy beaches and offer gourmet cuisine, world-class services and amenities, unlimited water & land sports, and more! 

Jewel Paradise Cove
Save up to 50%, plus enjoy Glass Bottom Boat Tour, Konoko Falls Excursion, Reef Snorkeling Excursion & Shopping Trip to Ocho Rios and Margaritaville! https://www.jewelresorts.com/resorts/paradisecove/specials

Jewel Runaway Bay
Save up to 53% PLUS Kids Stay FREE! All-inclusive vacations for all ages includes the new Jewel Lagoon Waterpark and more!
https://www.jewelresorts.com/resorts/runawaybay/specials

Jewel Dunn's River
Save up to 60% on an all-inclusive romantic getaway at this adults-only resort. Closest resort to Dunn's River Falls. https://www.jewelresorts.com/resorts/dunnsriver/specials

Jewel Grande
And for a very limited time, save up to 45% on the newest Jewel of Jamaica and experience unparalleled all-inclusive, all-suite luxury.
https://www.jewelgrande.com/


Happy Travels,
Linda


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Columbus Day Weekend Barbados Jazz Excursion 2018


A Jazz Excursion & Golf Weekend on the Beautiful Island of  Barbados


This year marks the 5th annual Columbus Day Weekend of the Barbados Jazz Excursion. 

Saxophonist Elan Trotman, executive producer and host of the Barbados Jazz Excursion, is a native of Barbados. He is well known as a composer, performer, teacher and recording artist. 

Trotman is also the founder of the Never Lose Your Drive Foundation – a Non-Profit which directly funds the Headstart Music Program. 

Headstart Music provides FREE weekly instrument instruction to students ages 7-11 on saxophone, trumpet, flute, clarinet, and percussion. All proceeds from the Jazz Excursion Weekend and Golf Tournament go towards tutor salaries, instrument maintenance, and supplies for the program. 



The Jazz Excursion host hotel is the Hilton Barbados Resort, and 35% of the hotel rooms have already been booked.  


Rooms can be secured with a two-night deposit, and guests can use the booking confirmation number to reserve concert tickets and pay later. 

This Years Jazz Excursion Lineup Includes:  

  • Najee - Grammy-nominated saxophonist and flutist
  • Maysa - Grammy-nominated Soul/Jazz/R&B Vocalist
  • Alex Bugnon - Renowned musician, composer, and bandleader
  • Karen Briggs - Violin (orchestral, gospel, R&B, Latin, new age, rock, hip-hop and several jazz styles)
  • Nestor Torres - Flute - Latin Grammy Award Winner 
  • Brian Bromberg - Bass (played on many Hollywood movie soundtracks)
  • Damon Williams - Comedian
  • Jeff Bradshaw - Trombone (known as a soul-jazz and hip-hop/funk innovator)
  • West Byrd - Musical Director
  • Nathan Mitchell - After Party Band

Charity Golf Tournament 
The practice rounds leading up to golf tournament day will be held at Royal Westmoreland and the Barbados Golf Club. The charity golf tournament will be held at the prestigious Sandy Lane Golf Club. 

Celebrities participating in the tournament include Major League Baseball Players Bronson Arroyo and Mike Jackson; NBA Player John Starks; World Long Drive Champ Maurice Allen; and Brian Lara (pictured) former West Indies Cricketer acknowledged as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.

Visit the site for info on accommodations, concert tickets, golf packages and more
http://barbadosjazzexcursion.com/


Happy Travels,
Linda


Friday, April 13, 2018

Unique Hideaway on Edge of the Caribbean Sea

Yemaya Hideaway & Spa is a Eco-Luxury Hotel located right 
on the beach at the northern end of Little Corn Island, approximately 
50 miles off the eastern coast of Nicaragua in the Caribbean Sea. 


This "Off The Beaten Path" destination is not easy to reach, but that's what makes these tiny pieces of paradise special. 

Getting to Little Corn involves taking a turboprop plane from Managua, the capitol of Nicaragua, to Big Corn Island, and then there's a 30 minute boat ride. 

On this teeny tiny strip (less than 2 square miles) you will find very few tourists, no cars, golf carts and certainly no cruise ships. Walking on foot is the way to get around on Little Corn. There is no room for large hotel development, and all the beaches are public.


What you will find is an island of untouched nature, pristine white sandy beaches, healthy coral reefs, and homes painted in vivid Caribbean colors. Locals sell fresh food products from their homes, and also push wheelbarrels filled with products around the island. There are also a number of small local restaurants. 

Little Corn Island has a unique blend of Afro-Caribbean culture which is very different from Nicaragua.  The island was colonized by Britain rather than Spain. The population is less than 1,000, and the spoken languages are English, Creole, Spanish, Garifuna and Miskito - the local indigenous people.

Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa celebrates the benevolent spirit of the Mother Goddess as an omnipresent, protective force; the Queen of the Seven Seas. 


Accommodations


ECO-FRIENDLY
Yemaya does everything possible to reduce their carbon footprint 

Good quality driftwood that washes up from the beach is used to make 
beautiful pieces of artwork and furniture. 

Guests will find glass water bottles in their rooms, and clothes are dried in the open air. All garbage is sorted, and the organic waste is used for garden compost. All glass, plastic and cans are sent to the mainland for recycling. 

Blend of Fresh, Local Flavors and Island Culture . . . 


Perfect temperatures, remarkable views, Caribbean breezes and soft island music all set the tone for the ultimate island dining experience.

Casual open-air thatched roof restaurant, set just above the Caribbean Sea, lets you to take in panoramic views while drinking and dining. 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily. Menu offerings include fresh seafood, free range chicken and beef, organic fruits and vegetables from our own garden with sauces and seasonings inspired by Little Corn Island.  

Drinks such as coconut water, fresh fruit and detox juices, smoothies and cocktails are all made fresh daily and are available throughout the day. For evening cocktails, you can visit the full-service bar and lounge in the restaurant or wander down to the beach bar. 

Find out more about this unique island and property

http://www.yemayalittlecorn.com/


Happy Travels,
Linda



Wednesday, April 11, 2018

St Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival 2018

St Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival
May 6 - 13, 2018

Each year the St Lucia Jazz Festival offers venues in all parts of the island featuring a mix of free and paid concerts. 

The festival also highlights St Lucian arts, culture and cuisine. The final concert date this year is on Mother's Day with a major concert at Pigeon Island National Park.  

Here's this year's schedule:
MONDAY MAY 7, 2018


A WORLD OF JAZZ
Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort @ 7:00 pm
Barbara Cadet 
Denys Baptiste


TUESDAY MAY 8, 2018


A WORLD OF JAZZ
Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort @ 7:00 pm
Pauline Jean
Arnaud Dolmen


WEDNESDAY MAY 9, 2018


A WORLD OF JAZZ
Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort @ 7:00 pm
Zara McFarlane
Etienne Mbappé and the Prophets


THURSDAY MAY 10, 2018


A WORLD OF JAZZ
Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort @ 7:00 pm
Cameron Pierre
Luther Francois



A TASTE OF BOURBON STREET
Harbour Club, Rodney Bay @ 7:00 pm
Jazzmeia ‘Jazz’ Horn


 
FRIDAY MAY 11, 2018


A WORLD OF JAZZ
Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort @ 7:00 pm
Carolyn Malachi
AZIZA, featuring Chris Potter, Dave Holland, Lionel Loueke and Eric Harland.



A TASTE OF BOURBON STREET
Harbour Club, Rodney Bay @ 7:00 pm
Jazzmeia ‘Jazz’ Horn



A MUSICAL TAPESTRY
Royalton Saint Lucia Resort & Spa @ 7 PM & 11 PM
Lalah Hathaway


SATURDAY MAY 12, 2018


A MUSICAL TAPESTRY
Royalton Saint Lucia Resort & Spa @ 7 PM & 11 PM
Alfredo Rodríguez


SUNDAY MAY 13, 2018


Pigeon Island National Landmark @ 2:00 pm
The Frantz Laurac Quartet
Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson & Friends
R+R=NOW with Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Christian Scott, Derrick Hodge, Taylor McFerrin and Justin Tyson
Avery*Sunshine

Visit the Jazz Festival site for ticket prices, along with info on the scheduled artists.
http://www.stlucia.org/jazzfestival/



Happy Travels,
Linda

Monday, April 9, 2018

Timeless Elegance in Jamaica - Stay Longer and Save

Since 1950, Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios has ranked among top luxury hotels in the Caribbean, and this small luxury hotel is as timeless today as it was in 1950. 


Having spent my honeymoon at Jamaica Inn decades ago, and returned for several visits afterwards, I highly recommend this property.

If you are yearning for vacation where you can truly get away from all the stress of your daily lives . . . 

There are only 48 intimate suites and cottages, no TVs, radios or clocks. On this secluded beach the sounds are from the gentle waves of the Caribbean Sea, tropical birds, and nightly music at dinner under the stars. 

You will be greeted warmly once you arrive, and after getting settled in you will be made to feel like one of the family as the staff attends to your every need. While this is small boutique luxury resort, the atmosphere is never stuffy and I would be describe it as laid back elegance. 


The waters on the secluded beach are calm, and the landscaped grounds are immaculate. Nature lovers will appreciate over 20 species of tropical birds which make their home at Jamaica Inn. 

ACCOMMODATIONS
There are a variety of suites and cottages 

In room amenities include air conditioning, beach towels, ceiling fan, complimentary Wi-Fi, hair dryer, mini fridges (stocked on request), phone, robes, safe, toiletries, and turndown service. 

DINING

In the open air restaurant Chef Maurice Henry changes the menu nightly featuring international cuisine infused with local Jamaican flavors. 

There is a dress code after 7 p.m., however guests have the option for less formal dress dining on your verandah or on the beach for all meals. Complimentary afternoon tea and light snacks are served daily on the cocktail terrace.  

SPA

Take advantage of The Ocean Spa at Jamaica Inn which offers a full menu of spa treatments sourced from local organic farmers. 

Now you can take advantage of FREE nights when you stay at least 4 nights May 1 thru Oct 31, 2018 

The longer you stay, the more free nights you earn and the more beach time you receive! This offer is available in all suites and cottages for single or double occupancy on a room-only basis.  

  • Stay 4 nights for the price of 3
  • Stay 7 nights for the price of 5
  • Stay 14 nights for the price of 10

And there's a September & October Bonus!
Stay during the months of September or October 2018 and receive BONUS food and beverage credits to use during your stay. All credits will be automatically applied to your reservation.

Visit the site for full details
https://jamaicainn.com/rates/specials.php


Happy Travels
Linda

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Enjoy A Private Beach on Santiago Peninsula


Tucked away on a private beach on the Santiago Peninsula, the all-suite, all-inclusive Barceló Karmina is a AAA Four-Diamond resort with Mayan-inspired design. 
 

Peninsula de Santiago offers spectacular views of Manzanillo’s two bays - Manzanillo Bay from Santiago Bay, and is home to many fine hotels, condos and private homes. 



This 5-star hotel features 324 luxury suites with private terraces or balcony, and excellent views of either the tropical gardens or the sea.  


The premium Level accommodations offer spectacular views, 24-hour room service, unlimited access to our specialty restaurants, and more.


Dining
Enjoy up to four restaurants serving Mexican and international cuisine, five bars, six interconnected swimming pools with waterfalls including an adults-only pool, an invigorating massage at U-Spa and daily entertainment.


Activities
The hotel is home to a variety of water sports including water polo and basketball, aqua-aerobics, beach volleyball and kayaking. The hotel has its own tennis court and offers dance and yoga classes, and there is also a gym and sauna. Golf lovers can also enjoy practicing their swing at a course located less than 2 miles away.

The Barcy Club
Supervised activities for children aged 5 to 12 years. Activities include a variety of crafts, creative make-up, mask parties and sponge water fights. Wii and X-Box consoles are also provided. In addition to kids activities all of the restaurants serve a special children’s menu.

Book now and enjoy up to a 35% discount and $500 in resort credits at the all-suite, all-inclusive Barceló Karmina. Offer valid until 4/30/2018

Other restrictions and exclusions may apply based on availability.
   
Visit the site for more info on this offer and additional travel specials
https://www.barcelo.com/en-us/hotels/mexico/manzanillo/barcelo-karmina/

 

Happy Travels,
Linda