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Travel slump means bargains on Caribbean vacations this fall .....

South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com: "The SuperClubs chain of all-inclusive resorts offers the 'fourth night free' at its eights properties, when guests book by Oct. 21 for travel between Nov. 1 and Dec. 22. The offers cover minmum four-night stays starting per person at $342 in Jamaica, $417 in Curaçao in the Netherlands Antilles, $417 in the Bahamas, $375 in Panama, and $432 in Brazil, based on double-occupancy."

JetBlue launching direct service from New York to St. Lucia

The Canadian Press: "NEW YORK — JetBlue will launch direct service to St. Lucia from New York later this fall.

The flights will depart from John F. Kennedy Airport three times a week, Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays, beginning Oct. 26. Roundtrip fare is as low as US$300.

The planes will land at St. Lucia's Hewanorra Airport.

The island is known for a combination of beaches, mountains and lush green forests. In the town of Soufriere, you can tour a volcanic crater where you'll find steam vents and pools of bubbling mud and coloured minerals.

The island's dry season is between December and May."

Caribbean Destination Wedding

Caribbean Destination Wedding: "No matter what you are looking for—be it a luxury hotel, a beach resort or an all-inclusive—Jamaica has something for everyone, for every price point, for every age. This is why we, along with the tour operators we spoke with, think Jamaica is the best place for a destination wedding in the Caribbean."

3 things to know about travel in Antigua and Barbuda

The Examiner "# The country is named for its two largest islands, Antigua and Barbuda, but there are many smaller islets which are part of the nation.
# In Spanish, the island names mean 'Ancient' and 'Bearded'. But don't expect to hear that much Spanish - Antigua and Barbuda are English-speaking and Queen Elizabeth II is their Queen, though the practical power of government resides in the Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda.
# Most of the tourist facilities are geared toward the luxury traveler, but there are some bargains available. The Sandals all-inclusive resort chain has a location in Antigua which has been deeply discounted in 2009."

Royal West Indies Resort Offers Every Third Night Free

Reuters: "PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands--(Business Wire)-- Royal West Indies Resort, an all-suite property on Grace Bay Beach in the Turks and Caicos Islands, today announced it has extended its third-night free offer until October, 31, 2009. The promotion rewards travelers with a free night after each two nights they pay for, and can be applied to stays of any length. The offer is available in all room categories at Royal West Indies - studio, one- and two-bedroom deluxe suites. The resort features direct ocean view accommodations overlooking the famous white sands and turquoise water of Turks and Caicos. The suites, ranging in size from 500 to 1500 square feet, include full kitchens, living areas and spacious patios."