The 65-room Bolongo Bay Beach
Club in St. Thomas is offering an early-booking bonus of
10% for travel next year on the resorts new European Plan.
The bonus is valid on all EP bookings made by
Nov. 15 for travel from Jan. 1 through Dec. 22, 2005.
Bookings must be
made through the resort at (800) 524-4746 or by e-mailing [email protected]. Nightly rates for the EP option are $245 per room, double,
from Dec. 23 to April 10.
Creek Resort in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands will
reopen Oct. 30 after a two-month refurbishment. Amenities will include new bikes, a giant chess set on the
beach, a yoga deck at the spa and a guest room upgrade.
Rates will start
at $525 per night, double, in a garden suite and will include
accommodations, all meals, afternoon tea, water sports and
transfers with a private launch. For
details, visit www.biras.com.
annual Ms. Travel Agent contest, sponsored by
American/Wolfe International Hotel Representatives, Sandals Resorts
and Air Jamaica, is set for Dec. 9 to 13 at Sandals Royal Caribbean
Resort and Offshore Island in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
The contest is
open to travel agency salespeople who have been employed in a sales
capacity for at least a year.
will be flown to Jamaica. The winner gets a four-night stay for two
at any Sandals resort. For entry forms,
contact A/WIHR, 1890 Palmer Ave., Larchmont, N.Y. 10538, (800)
223-5695. Forms and two photos are due by Nov. 1.
Two airlines will
add direct flights to St. Thomas during the fall season, bringing
to 49 the number of direct flights from the U.S. mainland to King
Airport on St. Thomas.
ATA will offer its first nonstop Saturday
service to St. Thomas from Indianapolis on Dec. 18. US
Airways will add a second nonstop Saturday flight to St.
Thomas from Charlotte, N.C., on Dec. 11. St. Croix, meanwhile, has eight direct flights per week
from the U.S. scheduled for the fall travel season.
Altamer, the Caribbean villa hideaway in
Anguilla, will debut its third and final luxury villa, christened
the African Sapphire, next month. The
14,000-square-foot villa is designed for large groups, destination
weddings and reunions.
include eight bedrooms, a snorkeling pond and separate swimming
pool, a home theater, a fitness center, multiple hot tubs, marble
bathrooms, a digital sound system with 30,000 programmable songs
and plasma TVs. Rates begin at $30,000
per week in the summer; $40,000 in the winter. For information, visit www.altamer.com.
Camps in St. John offers 25% discounts to single travelers
through Dec. 14 for nightly stays in tent-cottages. Singles now pay $56 per night; the double rate is
To book, visit www.maho.org.
Island Resorts offers a $199 roundtrip air fare from most
East Coast cities to its properties in Antigua, St. Lucia, Palm
Island (reopens Nov. 8) and Tortola. Five-night bookings must be made by Nov. 15 for midweek
travel through Dec. 20. Flights are on
American, Air Jamaica or US Airways, based on the gateway
Rates start at
$824 per person, double, at the Royal Antiguan in Antigua and cover
air, accommodations, all meals and drinks, activities, taxes, tips
and service charges. To book, call (877)
Montpelier Plantation Inn in Nevis and
Cap Juluca in Anguilla teamed up to offer the
Blissful Duet program, available through Nov. 13 and from April 23
to Nov. 12, 2005.
The rate is $395
per night, double, and requires a minimum three-night stay at each
property. For details, visit www.montpeliernevis.com or www.capjuluca.com.
host the eighth annual Dominica World Creole Music
Festival from Oct. 29 through 31. Headline artists will include Sweet Mickey and Carimi from
Haiti, Jamaican reggae artist Elephant Man and Dominican
entertainer Michelle Henderson. For
ticket prices and schedule, visit the festival Web site at www.worldcreolemusicfestival.dm.
reporter Gay Nagle Myers, send e-mail to [email protected].