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BA crew to argue cheap Caribbean flights are a human right - Telegraph

Image via Wikipedia Telegraph: "But now the Unite union is planning a fresh test for European human rights legislation: it plans to use it against British Airways to force the carrier to reinstate ultra-cheap Caribbean flights for striking cabin crew.

Money Savings Tips for Caribbean Travel

savings.com"Choose a less expensive island. The least expensive Caribbean destination is the Dominican Republic hands down, yet the beaches are just as sparkling and the water and blue as other islands in the region. A close second is Jamaica, and after this, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Finally, great bargains can be found for travelers to Aruba and the Mexican Caribbean beaches of Cancun and Los Cabos. While the US Virgin Islands tend to be pricey, St. Croix is more affordable than St. John or St. Thomas. If saving is your goal, then avoid Dominica and Saint Barthelemy at all costs. (If you find the many destinations daunting like I do, use this map of the Caribbean islands to sort them out.)"

Jamaica holidays: Beaches Negril makes for a perfect family getaway

Mail Online: "‘Hold on now, don’t fall in,’ shouts my guide in a heavy West Indian drawl as I race ahead, my legs clinging tightly to the horse’s back and my hands gripping the reins for dear life.

As I hear the rumble of the sea beneath me the moment feels slightly surreal, but I really am riding horseback through the sea in the beautiful waters off the pretty town of Negril on Jamaica's west coast.

I manage to relax and my body tingles with excitement as I take in the warm sea spray on my face and the feeling of weightlessness that comes with swimming with my own Black Beauty."

Gem in the Caribbean

Caribbean Life News "The beautiful island of St. Lucia has been making immense headlines of late.So I couldn’t help but succumb to my temptations and embark upon the exotic island to participate in their many activities.


Last month the island hosted the World Twenty20 World Cup, most notably the cricket game where West Indies played against Australia.St. Lucia became the island of choice for the big finale scene of reality show “The Bachelor” held at the open air Celestial Terrace at Jade Mountain Resort, which I must add has a spectacular view of the Pitons, two volcanoes, which are the most famous landmarks of the island.
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Up to two children stay for free at Almond Resorts this summer : Tips from the T-List

Image via Wikipedia Tips from the T-List: "Still looking for great deals for the family this summer? Look no further than Caribbean holiday experts, Almond Resorts, who have just announced that up to two children can stay for free this summer at their family friendly properties in Barbados and St Lucia.

The offer is available on all new bookings to Almond Casaurina Beach and Almond Beach Village in Barbados and Almond Smugglers Cove and Almond Morgan Bay in St Lucia, and is valid for travel throughout the school holidays from 1June to 30 September 2010.
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Caribbean "Summer Deals" Last for Months

 About.com "Every year, 'summer' promotions offer big savings in the Caribbean -- and 'summer' often lasts into fall and even into December. (Remember, though, that little matter of hurricane season!) Some of these promotions are island-wide, offered by partnerships between an island's resorts and tourist board. Check out sample summer savings:
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Caribbean deals for families are aplenty

Image by Getty Images via @daylife msnbc.com: "Finally, a Caribbean beach that’s everything a Caribbean beach should be — quaint, with hammocks strung from palm trees, crystal-clear water perfect for snorkeling, white sand, a first-rate beach bar and enough water toys to keep the kids happy (banana boat ride anybody?). Welcome to Rum Point on Grand Cayman’s North Side.

It’s a Sunday favorite with locals, but tourists in the know like it too. “Don’t tell anyone about this place,” jokes Marshall Bonds, who rented a condo nearby with his family.
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Scuba diving and snorkeling in Jamaica

Image via Wikipedia by Shannon Boone - Helium: "There are many, many options to go diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean, and although there are people who go to Jamaica to enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling on the island, it is not a very popular dive destination. However, just because Jamaica does not bring in as many scuba divers and snorkelers as some other Caribbean islands, there are still a few very special places of interest that visitors flock to every year.
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Antigua boasts pristine beaches and luxe new properties

Image via Wikipedia statesman.com "JUMBY BAY, Antigua - Few places in the Caribbean exude luxury with as much impact as Jumby Bay, the exclusive private island resort off Antigua that reopened Dec. 1 after an 18-month, $28-million renovation.

Within minutes of stepping off the private ferry that carts people from the mainland to the 300-acre development, every remnant of the big city's hustle and bustle just melts away, especially when one gets a first look at the long white sand beach."

Summer savings at Carlisle Bay in Antigua

Image via Wikipedia Orlando Sentinel: "Carlisle Bay is offering a summer ‘Why Wait?’ rates from $380 per night on bookings at the beach retreat on the unspoiled south coast of Antigua.

The promotion offers a savings of over 30% on bookings on Garden and Ocean Suites for stays until August 27.

Carlisle Bay has spacious beachfront suites, all with king sized beds and private balconies or terraces. There are two restaurants, a private Screening Room, Library and renowned Blue Spa, all adding up to peace and tranquillity on a perfect crescent-shaped beach.
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