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5 Vacation Destinations For The Wannabe Rich

sfgate.com"Celebrities are known for their lavish vacations. But just because you can't gain access to a private Caribbean beach doesn't mean you must always resign yourself to road trip when you're seeking vacation bliss. The following four vacations provide some of the key features of a celebrity vacation, but are available at a price the non-elite can afford."
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Almond Resorts Offers Guests Exclusive Caribbean Vacation Package Deals This Summer

Image by RickC via Flickr PRWEB "Almond Resorts, Barbados and St. Lucia (Vocus/PRWEB ) June 9, 2010 -- Almond Resorts presents two exciting Caribbean vacation package deals this summer. Guests can head to St. Lucia with the “Go Bananas” Sale or “Spring to Barbados” for an all inclusive Caribbean family vacation.

Guests will surely Go Bananas when they book from now to September 27, 2010 and travel June 1 – December 20, 2010. This Caribbean vacation package deal includes unlimited food, drink, and exciting outdoor activities.
Almond Resorts will feature added value inclusions when guests travel from June 1-September 27, 2010. These include:

Up to 2 children under 17 free
Complimentary babysitting for parents who want to go out for a special dinner-one time only
Kids banana drink making session
St. Lucia traveler’s discount card and coupon booklet
St. Lucian souvenir for the kids
Kids Educational Day-Become a legend of St. Lucia with a 2-hour session hosted once a week on a set day …

New Flights between St. Lucia and St. Vincent

Image via Wikipedia About.com "Travelers to St. Vincent and St. Lucia can now hop a quick flight between the two islands, courtesy of SVG Air.

Daily flights have commenced between St. Lucia's Hewanorra International Airport and St. Vincent and the GrenadinesE.T. Joshua airport seven days a week. Departing flights leave St. Lucia at 4:15 p.m. and arrive at St. Vincent at 4:35 p.m.; the return trip leaves St. Vincent at 10:30 a.m. and arrives at St. Lucia at 10:50 a.m.

Convenience doesn't come cheap, however. Roundtrip fares for the 20-minute flights start at $310 per adult and $260 for children 10 and under.
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New airline expands Bahamas

Image via Wikipedia Jamaica Gleaner News "Western Air, which made its inaugural flight to Jamaica two months ago, has now added Montego Bay to its destinations and is slated to fly into the Sangster International Airport there every day starting on Friday.

The Bahamas-based service started daily flights from Nassau to Kingston after Air Jamaica, now owned by Trinidad's Caribbean Airlines, suspended the route.

Western Air said it is extending an introductory price of US$320 round-trip plus taxes for the daily Montego Bay flights.
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Wyndham on St. Thomas offers an all-inclusive lure

Image via Wikipedia thestar.com: "On most Caribbean islands, all-inclusive resorts are the rule rather than the exception. But that’s not always the case, particularly in destinations that cater primarily to American vacationers, who up until recently regarded all-inclusives with some suspicion and preferred to keep their hotel costs unbundled. On St. Thomas, part of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa is relaunching as the only “true, 100 per cent” all-inclusive resort on the island with a special Summer Getaway rate starting at $387 (U.S.) per night, double occupancy, that includes unlimited food and beverages and half-day access to the supervised Kid’s Club. The $387 rate applies to stays Aug. 23-Sept. 30, while a higher (but still discounted) rate starting at $405 is in effect July 1-Aug. 22.
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Hawksbill Beach Antigua

Image via Wikipedia GoGirlfriend: "Bored of Caribbean resorts that are more blah than wow? Get yourself to Antigua's Hawksbill Beach Resort and you'll see right from the get-go this isn't your average hotel. Within minutes of checking in you'll face a choice of mammoth proportions - which of the 4 beaches (including Antigua's only clothing optional beach) will be your lucky beach?
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AIR JAMAICA RETURNS TO GRAND CAYMAN

Image via Wikipedia Air Jamaica: "Summer flights from New York to Barbados and Grenada

KINGSTON, JUNE 02, 2010—Air Jamaica today announced the resumption of service to Grand Cayman and the return of its popular summer service from New York (JFK) to Barbados and Grenada.

“We are excited about the return to these Caribbean markets. Jamaica and Grand Cayman have shared strong ties for many years, and our service to Barbados and Grenada gives the Diaspora the most convenient way to go home for festivals, fun and family,” said Bruce Nobles, Air Jamaica’s President and CEO.

Starting July 1, Air Jamaica will operate daily service between Kingston and Grand Cayman.

The summer non-stop service from New York, when approved by their respective governments, will operate three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sunday to Barbados, and four times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays to Grenada.

Flight JM069
Departs - Kingston at 10:35am
Arrives - Grand Cayman at 11:30am
Ser…

Airline returns to offer new flights

Image via Wikipedia The BVI Beacon: "WINAIR plans to resume flights to the Virgin Islands after a 15-month hiatus, increasing the territory’s airlift capacity to the European travel hubs St. Maarten and Antigua. The company — which is owned by the government of the Netherlands Antilles — went through a planned restructuring last year to remain viable. To reduce costs, in February 2009, WINAIR cut flights to the VI, St. Kitts and Dominica, which the company said were not profitable.
Now in a better fiscal position, the carrier plans to re-enter the wider Caribbean market with improved flight schedules, a wider market scope and lower costs, according to Claudio Buncamper, vice president of marketing and sales."
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Jamaica troubles could mean travel deals to come

Image via Wikipedia thestar.com: "It’s been a tough time for Jamaica and Thailand. But that could make both countries a great deal for visitors.

There’s always a huge flurry of concern, and understandably so, when a country has political or crime problems, or suffers a natural disaster. Much hand-wringing has taken place in Thailand because of the demonstrations and violent protests in Bangkok. Jamaica has been undergoing its own trauma in the form of Kingston clashes between police and protesters trying to prevent an alleged drug dealer from being extradited to the U.S."

Relax Together and Save on a Family Summer Vacation at Tranquility Bay Antigua

Image via Wikipedia PRWeb "ST. MARY’S PARISH, Antigua (PRWEB) June 2, 2010 -- It’s not too late to get a last-minute travel deal on a family summer vacation. Tranquility Bay Antigua, Antigua’s only all-suite resort, is offering 30% savings with a free night and many complimentary extras all summer long as part of its Relax Together Summer Vacation package.


Family fun at the beach at Tranquility Bay Antigua
Spending quality time together is important and so is documenting the memories. That’s why Tranquility Bay Antigua is providing complimentary family beach portraits as part of the package."
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Fly to St. Lucia for $129 each way

Image via Wikipedia ajc.com: "American Airlines offers up an amazing airfare deal to the lovely island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean's Windward Islands. The deal is so special that you may want to call close friends and family who you know are celebrating an upcoming milestone event or searching out a honeymoon destination. Since this offer is rare, maybe you'll just dream up an excuse to go yourselves."

Take a walk on the chocolate side in St. Lucia

Image by Getty Images via @daylife Lincoln Courier: "St. Lucia, the most mountainous Caribbean island, is known for the beauty of its flora and fauna. This includes two volcanic rock formations, the Pitons, as well as Sulfur Springs, where the latest volcanic action occurred a mere two years ago.

Aside from the beauty of the hummingbirds and multi-colored bougainvillea, there’s a hidden gem within this land that is part of the Lesser Antilles, and it involves royalty. Royal Highness Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker-Bowles, know about this chocolate spot, called The Fond Doux Holiday Plantation in Soufriere."
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