LAS CROABAS, Puerto Rico -- Responding to heightened interest in
adventure travel, Wyndham El Conquistador Resort & Country Club
here created a Survivor in Paradise package that bears no
resemblance to a television program of a similar name.
For example, Wyndham's package throws in hot stone therapy
massages and champagne lunches after each challenge.
In contrast, participants on the television show either got
booted off the location or suffered through a monsoon, drought or a
dinner of fire ants.
The resort's program, available through December, combines
adventurous activities with gourmet meals and spa services at its
Golden Door Spa.
Components of the package that include daily buffet breakfast
and roundtrip transfers are:Guided hikes through El Yunque Rain Forest, known for its 50
varieties of orchids, 150 varieties of ferns, millions of tree
frogs, tropical birds and 26 animal species found only in Puerto
Rico.Catamaran sunset sail and picnic.Morning power hikes on the nature trails of Palomino Island,
the resort's exclusive retreat that is reached by ferry from El
Conquistador's marina.A choice of two spa treatments at the Golden Door, including a
massage, facial or body polish.An evening kayak trip on Phosphorescent Bay.
Per person, double rates through Dec. 19 start low and increase as
the resort stay shortens.
Rates are $235 per night for seven nights, $245 for five nights
and $272 for three nights, including tax and tariffs.
Facilities at El Conquistador include 12 restaurants; an 18-hole
golf course; seven lighted tennis courts; an interconnected pool
complex with a water slide, and a 13,000-square-foot casino.
Activities ranging from deep-sea fishing to horseback riding on
the beach can be arranged.
The Golden Door Spa features 24 treatment rooms, a movement
studio, a juice bar, fitness classes and a tea room.
For reservations and additional information, call (800) WYNDHAM
or visit the company's Web site at www.wyndham.com.