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Showing posts from June, 2009

So much more than just beaches in Antigua

Birmingham Post "Fitted snugly into a chain of islands in the Eastern Caribbean is the beautiful country of Antigua. With a population of approximately 75,000 people, it is marketed as a dream location for honeymooners but on my visit to the island, I found it had so much more to offer and was packed with historical landmarks, great shops and an array of activities for thrill-seekers."

JetBlue Fare Sale to Bermuda, the Caribbean, and Mexico

The Perrin Post Travel Blog: : "The site advertises $29 one-way flights from Ft. Lauderdale to Cancun, for example. I test-booked it and found that, with taxes and fees, it's $134 round-trip. More than $29 each way, but still a good deal. Another example: Ft. Lauderdale to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, for $247 round-trip (including taxes and fees). Seats are going fast--I can't find any more cheap Boston-to-Bermuda flights--so act now if you are in need of some sand and sun."

June is the “Month of Romance” in Antigua

staugnews : "Antigua, West Indies – June is the “Month of Romance” in Antigua – also known as the Heart of the Caribbean – and one starry-eyed couple from Atlanta exchanged their wedding vows with a luxurious celebrity destination wedding held among the beautiful woodlands and natural white-sand Caribbean beaches at The Inn of English Harbour."

Free nights make Caribbean a bargain

| Dallas Morning News : "The Barbados Tourism Authority has bonuses for travelers who book a Best of Barbados Package for fall travel. Receive airfare credits of up to $300 per person, your first hotel night free, free daily breakfast, discounts on activities, a $25 voucher for Oistins Fish Fry and a Barbados Gourmet card, offering 25 percent off at selected restaurants. Packages must be booked through your travel agent by July 15 for travel Sept. 1 through Dec. 18. Details: 1-800-221-9831; www.visitbarbados.or g/ visiting_us/latestpromotion .aspx."

Stay and play in St. Lucia and Barbados

The Globe and Mail : "$99 ST. LUCIA The buy Almond Resorts' five resorts in St. Lucia and Barbados are offering special Stay & Play rates for Canadian residents with prices starting at $99 a night per person in St. Lucia and $112 a night per person in Barbados. The savings Up to 40 per cent under the usual seasonal rates. The catch You must book by June 30 for travel now through Dec. 20."

St. Lucia properties make wedding dreams come true "If you're a beach-minded bride-to-be, your vision of a dream wedding destination might look a little something like Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain in St. Lucia. Both properties – the more upscale Jade Mountain is a 'resort within a resort' at Anse Chastanet – overlook St. Lucia's famous Twin Pitons and ceremony sites include the Treehouse, a nearby waterfall and, of course, the beach."

What does your ideal island vacation look like? Part III

What does your ideal island vacation look like? Part III : "The ideal island vacation – what does it look like for you? For some travelers, “it’s all about the beach!” They may rarely touch their toe into the water, but they want to walk along a beautiful beach, or sunbathe on a pristine stretch of sand as they gaze at the multi-hued blues of the sea."

Rock-bottom prices for summer fun in the Caribbean : "'The deals we are seeing in the Caribbean right now are unprecedented,' says John Israel,'s Caribbean regional director. 'There may have been similar deals post-9/11, but the breadth and depth of the offers right now really are the best we've seen in terms of value region-wide: Resort and spa credits, food and beverage credits, free nights and nightly discounts on vacation packages that amount to a 'fly free' credit."

Deal Season in the Caribbean : "And in Grenada, the Blue Horizons Garden Resort ( has extended its 30 percent discount offer for new bookings through Dec. 15. Including the discount, rates start at $109 a night. To reserve, call (473) 444-4316 or e-mail"

Caribbean Vacations: Family-Friendly Travel for Summer Fun

Caribbean Vacations: Family-Friendly Travel for Summer Fun : "What's the best thing about summer vacation? Summer vacation! Now that school's out, and the kid's are ready to release, it's time to book a summer vacation the entire family can enjoy. launched a flights and hotel sale in partnership with Marriott Resorts. Caribbean vacation packages start at $324 and include everything from free meals for kids to discounts on water sports."

A match made in the Caribbean "ST. PHILIP, Barbados–With both of their hearts beating to the rhythm of the Caribbean, it had always been inevitable that Wanda Bishop and Terry Waithe would travel to this island in the sun to tie the knot – or in their case, to pour the sand."

Island vacations in the French West Indies : "Experience the unique culture of the French Caribbean where spectacular natural beauty, exquisite dining, and trendy nightlife converge for a posh and sophisticated island stay. Consider these outstanding editor-vetted packages available on exotic Martinique and upscale St. Barts, available from only $670 per person."

New hotel in town

Dominica News Online "Roseau, Dominica – La Flamboyant Hotel, a boutique hotel, will be opening its doors to the business and leisure traveler very soon. The hotel, which is located in the centre of the city on 22 King George V Street, is within walking distance of corporate businesses and historical sites."

St Lucia for a summer party

St Lucia for a summer party : "Holidaymakers are being invited to party in St Lucia this summer as the island prepares for its annual carnival. The Saint Lucia Carnival on July 20th and 21st welcomes all to a colourful two days of street parties, music and celebration. For those who miss the carnival St Lucia still has plenty lot to offer this summer, with its palm lined beaches, clear blue waters, rainforests and waterfalls."