Bolongo Bay Beach Resort on St.
Thomas introduced its VI Keys package for guests who want to
include activities in the price.
In addition to
oceanview accommodations, the deal includes visits to island
attractions such as Coral World Ocean Park, Trunk Bay on St. John
and the St. Thomas Skyride.
excursion, an island tour of St. John, a one-day car rental and a
scuba lesson in the resorts pool also are included.
Pricing starts at
$1,717. The VI Keys package is available from Dec. 23 to April
524-4746 or visit www.bolongobay.com/html/hmypkg.html for more
Mandarin Oriental, Grand Cayman is scheduled to
open on Barefoot Beach on the islands northeastern shore in
Included in the
development will be 37 condos, which will be available for rent and
included in the total room count.
The resort spa
facility will offer 11 treatment rooms, including two VIP couples
suites, heat and water treatments, an outdoor Watsu pool and a
The resort also
will have two pools, tennis courts and a fitness center.
Resort Canouan Island in the Grenadines launched its
flight concierge program, which entails private jet service from
Barbados or St. Lucia to tiny Canouan.
A member of
Raffles flight concierge team greets guests at the airport and
escorts them to a private plane for the 45-minute flight from
Barbados or the 30-minute flight from St. Lucia.
service costs $375 per person and includes ground transportation to
In addition, the
Raffles Resort Canouan Island uses its seven-seat Cessna Citation
II to fly guests to the resort from Miami or other points in the
SuperClubs launched a cash-back Warm Up
sweepstakes incentive to help clients and their agents deal with
rising fuel costs.
winner will be selected each month through March in drawings from a
pool of guests booked by March 31 for stays of at least two nights
through April 30.
will receive a $1,000 check from SuperClubs. In addition, each
winners travel agent will win $1,000.
Agents who book
clients at any of SuperClubs 11 Grand Lido, Hedonism and Breezes
resorts are eligible to win.
Once a booking is
in place, agents can register themselves and their clients at www.superclubs.com/warmup.
Montpelier Plantation Inn in Nevis is the
sole Caribbean resort selected to join Relais & Chateaux in
Chateaux is a global association of 453 luxury hotels and
restaurants in 50 countries on five continents.
properties are already Relais & Chateaux members: Biras Creek
Resort, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands; Cobblers Cove,
Barbados; Hotel Cap Est Lagoon Resort and Spa, Martinique; the
Horned Dorset Primavera, Puerto Rico; and Eden Rock and Le Toiny,
both on St. Barts.
For a complete
listing, visit www.relaischateaux.com.
Concordia Campgrounds at the Estate Concordia
Preserve has added seven cloth-covered eco-tents that
include fully equipped kitchens and solar-powered refrigerators and
showers. The tents can accommodate up to six people.
The seven new
units complement the 18 already standing and are based on ideas
developed by Concordias sister property, Maho Bay Camps, one of the
first eco-resorts in the U.S.
Maho Bay Camps
opened in 1976 and has since been a leader in sustainable
offers five wheelchair-accessible eco-tents, one of them in the new
section. For details, visit www.maho.org.
Worldwide acquired the 253-room LHabitation de Lonvilliers
Resort, formerly the Le Meridien, on St.
Carlson plans to
rename it the Radisson St. Martin Resort and Spa in late 2006,
following a $60 million renovation of the property.
also includes a 160-slip marina.
A $65 million
luxury resort on Scrub Island, a 230-acre tract
off Beef Island near Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, broke
ground last month. The opening is pegged for the fall of
which will include hotel rooms, condominium units and a 150-slip
marina, is the first new resort development in the British Virgin
Islands in 20 years.
Westin will enter
the Dutch Caribbean market with the 310-room Westin St.
Maarten Dawn Beach Resort and Spa, slated for a fall 2006
The facility also
will include a 99-unit condominium complex, a spa, a casino and
operates Caribbean resorts on Grand Cayman, Puerto Rico and St.
John as well as in the Bahamas.
Seasons Resort Nevis will celebrate its 15th anniversary
on Feb. 14 with the completion of a $10 million product
seaside restaurant Mango, on the site of the former Hermitage
Plantation Inn Beach Club; new soft goods in the guest rooms; and a
new reflection pool.
A new Dive &
Dine program offers scuba divers the opportunity to cook what they
catch at a private beach barbecue.
The Four Seasons
also has enhanced its sea turtle adoption program for kids, which
helps preserve the turtles that nest on
Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands debuted the
first phase of its new Web site at www.peterisland.com, doubling the size and scope of
the old version.
In the second
phase, slated for completion in the first quarter of 2006, the site
will address travel agent benefits and rewards, a comprehensive
guest loyalty program and an online booking tool.
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reporter Gay Nagle Myers, send e-mail to [email protected].