Caribbean Connection: Seven Stars resort in development on Providenciales' Grace Bay

Another resort is set to open next year on Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.

 

The $100 million, 81-suite Seven Stars resort will debut during the 2007-2008 winter season.

The property will feature the Bice restaurant of Milan and New York, a pool, a water sports and spa fitness center and a business center with laptops for personal use.

A shuttle service will transport guests to and from the nearby 18-hole golf course at the Provo Country Club.

For more details, visit www.sevenstarsresort.com.

Green Globe goes blue

Grenada's 32-room Blue Horizons Garden Resort attained the Green Globe Benchmark Certificate under the new Green Globe Certification program for environmental standards.

Blue Horizons first obtained the Green Globe Benchmark distinction in 2004, but it expired when the property was closed as a result of Hurricane Ivan in September of that year.

During the $1.5 million renovation that followed, the resort followed strict environmental practices with an eye toward attaining the Green Globe Certification again.

Examples of practices instituted at Blue Horizons that paved the way for the benchmark status include creation of an organic composting heap; installation of solar water-heating systems and water-saving shower heads and toilets; use of energy-saving air conditioners in the rooms and insulation on the roofs to reduce heat; and guest involvement in programs such as towel re-use, garbage separation and recycling.

For more information, visit www.grenadabluehorizons.com.

Belize getaways

The 52-roomInn at Robert's Grove in Placencia, Belize, offers all-inclusive getaways through May 31. Each package features roundtrip air within Belize, land transfers, all meals, standard first-floor accommodations with air conditioning, ceiling fans, cable TV, a terrace and access to three pools, rooftop Jacuzzis, tennis, water sports and bicycles.

Packages include the three-night Beach Odyssey, with two off-site excursions, for $875 per person, double, and the seven-night Adventure plan, with snorkeling, a Mayan ruins trip and cave swimming, for $1,970 per person, double. Call (800) 565-9757.

Jolly good!

The all-inclusive Jolly Beach Resort on Antigua launched its first-ever online booking engine at its recently revamped www.jollybeachresort.com Web site.

Travelers who book the new Online Fall Savings Special and travel by Dec. 20 receive a rate of $138 per night, double.

Rack rates from Dec. 21 through April 15 start at $184 per room, per night, double; children from 3 to 11 stay for $52 per night when sharing with adults; kids under 3 are free at all times. Rates cover accommodations; taxes and service charges; meals and drinks; water sports; Kidz Club activities; and entertainment.

Gay Nagle Myers is Travel Weekly's Caribbean editor. E-mail her at [email protected].

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