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Sand 'n' sugar

IndyStar.com: "Sailors and beachcombers could happily spend a year darting along the coast of Antigua, exploring a different beach every day until the sand in the hourglass hits 365 -- 365 days, 365 beaches."...

Happy honeymoons

RapidCityJournal.com: "For most young couples, warm weather and white sandy beaches are the basic requirements, according to Janis. A popular honeymoon brand is Sandals Properties — adult-only destinations in the Caribbean that include all meals, drinks and lodging.

There are various popular locations — with the Bahamas and St. Lucia being more expensive and Jamaica, Cancun and the Mexican Riviera more moderately priced."

St Lucia voted ‘World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination’

St. Lucia Star "St Lucia tourism officials are celebrating after being voted as the ‘World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination’ in the 2007 World Travel Awards, the fifth time this accolade has been bestowed upon the island. St Lucia has been cited as “the loveliest of all isles” and with the increase in the number of five-star romantic properties, such as Discovery at Marigot Bay and Jade Mountain at Anse Chastanet, the appeal is greater than ever before."

Musical excuses abound for those winter trips to the Caribbean

The Canadian Press: "If cold weather and snow-covered streets are not enough to get you to the Caribbean, tell yourself it's a cultural opportunity and go for one of the region's winter music festivals.
The St. Bart's Music Festival - http://www.stbartsmusicfestival.org/ - is set for Jan. 11-23 with performances ranging from classical to jazz. It's advertised as relaxed and informal, no reservations, just enjoy the beaches during the day and then pay at the door of that night's venue in churches and community halls. This website, however, is not as accommodating; to get in, you must click on the festival title, and then a new, smaller web browser window opens. However, it does have a video featuring musical and dance performances with some of the island's tropical scenery."
Caribbean top Christmas escape: "Holidaymakers from all over the world see the Caribbean as the ultimate festive escape destination, research out today reveals.

A survey from the travel community website TripAdvisor finds hot, sunny and tropical destinations took the top two spots, with the Caribbean followed by Hawaii.

However, in third and fourth place were the cold but romantic cities of Paris and New York, with fellow global metropolis London lagging behind in eighth place."

Air Jamaica launches 25 % off Winter Sale

"Miami, FL - Air Jamaica today announces a special winter fare sale featuring 25% savings on every seat, on every flight from every gateway to every destination. These special fares can only be purchased online and are valid for travel from January 5 - April 15, 2008. The winter sale provides savings on all fares when the following promotion code and coupon number are used on the booking page: Promotion Code: WIN18 / Coupon Number: NSOIMAS."

Grenada: A Nation on the Rise

Gonomad : "When you visit a place for the first time, the impressions you first get are crucial. If you arrive late at night, you miss out on one of the biggest sensations -- sight.
And if you've ever gone to an island in the Caribbean at night, you know exactly what it's like. You're hovering over the landing zone, seeing only black and scattered dots of light, and suddenly WHAM! You’re on the ground. The wheels screech to a halt and before you have a chance to assess the situation, you are safely on round in a Caribbean island."

British-owned, but very Caribbean

Philadelphia Inquirer : "TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands - British? Here? Not a bloody jot and barely a tittle. Oh, you have the Pusser's Road Town Pub, purveying the rum that fueled the British navy long ago. And there's the Best of British Shop for tins of pudding and wee biscuits. But otherwise, Tortola is very Caribbean, from the calypso patois of longtime residents to the brilliant blue of the water that surrounds it. The British Virgins are much like the U.S. Virgins, but slightly more virginal. Yet the style is untucked and breezy, rather than stiff upper lip."

Carnival describes St. Kitts as 'Island Paradise' on Destiny's six-port Caribbean Cruise

The Democrat Newspaper: "St. Kitts, which is on the itinerary of Carnival Cruise Lines’ 2,642-passenger Carnival Destiny is being described as an island paradise offering a landscape of rugged mountains and dense rainforest which serves as a dramatic backdrop to magnificent sand beaches that range in color from black to golden. “The island (St. Kitts) also offers excellent examples of West Indian and Creole architecture, as well as centuries-old fortresses and plantations,” is how the Carnival Corporation Website introduces St. Kitts to millions of its customers and internet clients."

Antigua has one of the world’s 'sexiest' beaches

Antigua Sun: "“The beach is just the beginning” holds new meaning for the Antigua tourism brand with one of the 365 beaches commonly boasted about being named among Condé Nast’s Traveller World’s Sexiest Beaches, 2007. Pigeon Point Beach is located approximately five minutes drive from English Harbour on the south-east coast of Antigua and is also within close proximity of the Nelson’s Dockyard National Park It has for years been favoured by visitors to the island who relish its pristine waters for snorkelling and many residents of the surrounding villages have made the beach a popular picnic spot."

JetBlue expands options to Caribbean for winter

The Boston Globe: "JetBlue Airways is offering Bostonian snowbirds more options this winter. more stories like this New JetBlue deal A lesson on travel websites Delta Air Lines raises fares $10 one-way Online travel sites add JetBlue See again that there's nothing like the Rockies The low-cost carrier has added seven more flights per week from Logan International Airport to the Caribbean through April 30, bringing the weekly total up to 24 from last winter. JetBlue has introduced three weekly winter flights to Aruba, a route it didn't offer a year ago. And it has six weekly flights to Cancun, Mexico, up from three last winter, and eight weekly flights to Nassau in the Bahamas, up from seven."