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Jamaica, air/3 nights, from $539

Deals- msnbc.com: "The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare to Montego Bay on a major carrier; three nights at the Breezes Resort & Spa Rio Bueno; round-trip transfers; all meals, snacks, and beverages; nightly entertainment; water sports and other activities, including golf on a nine-hole course; fuel surcharges; and hotel taxes and fees, from $539 per person — plus about $113 in airport taxes and fees."

St. Lucia resort drapes itself in romance

Metro "No surprise that more couples today are stealing away from hectic, stressful daily life to spend “time-out” side-by-side at a spa.
What better way to renew the spark and energy of a romance than with a little private “us” time for hands-on therapy. With V-Day just around the corner, hotels and resorts are ramping up the romance by bringing out the big guns: champagne, chocolate and roses."

Haiti earthquake: The latest news for travellers to the Caribbean

Mail Online: "Tourist boards and operators have moved to reassure UK holidaymakers bound for the Caribbean in the wake of yesterday's devastating earthquake in Haiti.
The Dominican Republic shares a border with the troubled country on the island of Hispaniola, and is a popular destination for Britons.
The magnitude 7.0 quake was felt in the Dominican Republic, but there were no reports of damage there."

What's better: Caribbean cruise or resort?

Philadelphia Inquirer | "With winter coming, an onslaught of new megavessels brimming with amenities and creative creature comforts again steams toward the Caribbean.
In fact, so spectacular are these new ships that they essentially are destinations unto themselves, boasts Andy Stuart, executive vice president of Norwegian Cruise Line.

But those big, brassy high-rise resorts at sea - many taller than the Statue of Liberty, some too fat to fit through the Panama Canal, and others so long they dwarf a football stadium - come with novelties, such as a New-York-styled Central Park and a Coney Island-like Boardwalk, and they arrive with heftier fares."

Barbuda: Dreamy days and starry nights in the Caribbean

Telegraph: "On Barbuda's Low Bay, we eat breakfast at the top of the 'lighthouse' – an open-sided, two-storey tower plonked in the middle of our resort – admiring the 360-degree view of the Caribbean. A frigate bird passes, but otherwise there's nothing in sight. At night, we return for cocktails. This time there are stars by the million above us, but we feel as if we're the only people on Earth. 'Look, there's Jupiter!' says Mo, the hotel manager, as if greeting an old friend. Son of a master mariner, he points his telescope at the inky sky, a mass of stellar wonder."