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Ladera is St. Lucia's romantic getaway

The Vancouver Sun "I slept in Oprah's bed. Well, maybe.

I know she, too, sought the solitude of Ladera, a luxury boutique resort with a stunning movie-set view of St. Lucia's iconic twin Pitons, rising straight from the Caribbean Sea 330 metres below.

Either Kevin Sinnett, the resort's new general manager, doesn't know or won't say which room she occupied.

Following her visit, the talk show queen plugged the destination on her show, naming the Pitons--a United Nations World Heritage Site--No. 1 on her list of the five best places to visit."

Saint Lucia resorts from $99 a night

msnbc.com: "ust north of Barbados, the tiny Caribbean outpost of Saint Lucia provides a perfect backdrop for a more remote — and unspoiled — Caribbean getaway. Try one of these affordable island resorts and explore the island’s dramatic coastal mountains, natural rainforests and remarkable coral reefs. Spring and summer rates start just $99/night."

Jamaica Vacation Package from $399/Airfare, Resort

Jamaica Vacation Package from $399/Airfare, Resort: "The Air Jamaica vacation package includes:

-- Round-trip airfare, including in-flight meals and snacks
-- Two free checked bags
-- Accommodations at the Sunset Beach Resort & Spa or Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort & Spa
-- All food and beverages
-- Non-motorized sports
-- On-island airport transfers

Book by April 6 for travel between April 27 and June 24 and Sept. 8 through Nov. 18."

Air Jamaica boosts NY flights to Grenada

Jamaica Gleaner News "To meet increased traffic anticipated this summer, Air Jamaica will add two weekly non-stop flights from New York/JFK to Grenada, bringing the airline's total weekly flights to the Eastern Caribbean island to four.

Beginning June 26, Air Jamaica will add a Friday flight. Starting July 13, the airline will add a Monday flight. Air Jamaica currently operates two weekly, non-stop flights on Wednesdays, and Saturdays."

New airline service for 12 Caribbean countries

Caribbean Net News: : "GEORGETOWN, Guyana: A new airline is expected to serve 12 Caribbean countries from next month.

The Kaieteur News reported that the Regional Jet Express will operate in Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, St Croix, St Thomas, Suriname, British Virgin Islands and Trinidad and Tobago."

For the unusual vacation: Go to Jamaica, mon

For the unusual vacation: Go to Jamaica, mon: "Ghosts were the farthest thing from my mind as I lazed on the sun-warmed beach at Half Moon Resort near Montego Bay, Jamaica. Ditto for zooming down a 'bobsled' track, dangling from a line skinnier than my finger to swoop through high canopy jungle, climbing a waterfall and meeting a musher -- when you arrive in the sun in winter, you just want to lap up the warmth."

Caribbean Soul: Escape to St. Lucia for beauty, culture, relaxation

SCNow: "Winding through the curves and hills of St. Lucia in the back of a Jeep, I look to the left to view the majestic Piton Mountains towering over the ocean and can’t help but think, “Ahhhh ... life is good.”
Visit this beautiful Caribbean Island, and I bet you’ll find yourself thinking the same thing often.
The people, the scenery, the culture and the history all meld together to create a euphoric yet peaceful state of mind that overcomes you as soon as you step off the airplane at Hewanorra International Airport and doesn’t leave you until days after you’ve left the island."

For Caribbean getaways, find the island that's right for you

The Dallas Morning News: "Vacationers with limited time may want to choose an island accessible by a nonstop flight, such as Jamaica, Puerto Rico or Nassau in the Bahamas. Beach lovers who like out-of-the-way destinations should investigate Anguilla or Antigua and Barbuda. Divers would enjoy Bonaire, the Cayman Islands, St. Eustatius, the British Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos.

Naturalists would be happy in Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Barbados and Puerto Rico have great golf courses. Budget-conscious travelers should try the Dominican Republic. Francophiles would like Guadeloupe and Martinique."

You don’t need a celeb’s bucks to enjoy the delights of St Lucia

mirror.co.uk: "Chilling out on the shimmering sands of St Lucia, you’ll find it hard to resist playing a game of spot-the-celeb as you sip your ice-cold rum cocktail.

Because this beautiful Caribbean island is a magnet for A-listers – and there’s every chance you’ll find one of them parking their towel on your stretch of the beach.

Amy Winehouse loved it so much she ended up staying for 10 weeks, only returning to Britain on Monday to try to patch things up with her old man."

Get married in Jamaica for free (really!)

Pittsburgh Budget Travel Examiner: "Married to the idea that you must, just must!, get married in the Caribbean . . . at a postcard-perfect idyllic resort, just you, he/she and all those guests bearing all those gifts?"..............................................Enter SuperClubs. The AAA Four Diamond Resorts have rolled out a special Ultimate Budget Wedding Package at the Grand Lido Resorts & Spas and Breezes Resorts in Jamaica. We think of it as a way to provide lasting nuptial memories without nagging lingering debt....