Club Med, AA team to cut rates to Caribbean

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Club Med and American Airlines joined forces to cut rates on air-land packages in the Caribbean.

The offer is available on three- to seven-night packages at five Club Med Villages.

The participating properties are in the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Guadeloupe, the Dominican Republic and St. Lucia.

Starting Aug. 18, departures are available any day of the week from more than 250 cities across the U.S.

Bookings must be made by Aug. 24, and travel must be completed by Dec. 14. Sample rates for three-night packages for each village follow:

  • At the Punta Cana resort in the Dominican Republic, prices range from $749 per person, double, for Northeast departures to $939 from Denver and points west. The offer is valid Aug. 18 to Dec. 14 at the family village resort.
  • The renovated St. Lucia property also is a family village and is set to reopen Oct. 26.
  • From Oct. 26 to Dec. 14, plans are priced from $699 for Northeast gateways and $899 for Denver and points west.

  • At the family village in Guadeloupe, prices are $779 from Northeast cities and $969 from Denver and points west from Aug. 18 to 31. From Sept. 1 through Dec. 14, the price drops to $719 and $899, respectively.
  • The Turks and Caicos property, which is a village for adults ages 18 and older, has rates of $739 from the Northeast and $939 from Denver and points west. The deal is valid Aug. 18 to 31. From Sep. 1 through Dec. 14, prices drop to $679 and $879, respectively.
  • The Bahamas village in Paradise Island, open to couples, singles and families, has rates of $749 from the Northeast and $869 from Denver and points west. The rates are valid Aug. 18 to 24. From Aug. 25 to Dec. 14, the rates drop to $689 and $799, respectively.
  • Rates cover roundtrip air, accommodations, all meals and beverages, including beer and wine, many sports activities with instruction and equipment and entertainment.

    Kids ages 2 to 11 are free for land-only stays, and adult pricing applies from age 12 and up.

    For details, call (800) CLUB-MED or log on to www.clubmed.com.

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