TREASURE CAY, Abaco -- New room types and rates are on offer this
winter high season at the Treasure Cay Hotel Resort & Marina
here, where agents can boost their bottom lines with commissionable
golf packages and add-ons such as optional meal plans.
The property added standard-category double rooms and deluxe,
two-bedroom suites to its inventory of deluxe doubles, deluxe
one-bedroom suites and two-bedroom Treasure House villas, said Lynn
June, marketing director for Treasure Cay Services.
The new standard double rooms are slightly smaller than the
deluxe variety, she said. The suites are two-story units with full
kitchens; both guest rooms and suites overlook the resort's marina
or gardens, while the villas front a three-mile-long beach.
Treasure Cay's winter rates through mid-April start at $170 per
night for a standard double, $195 for a deluxe double, $315 for the
one-bedroom suite, $335 for the new two-bedroom suite and $395 for
the Treasure House villas.
Weekly rates are also available; agent pay is 10%. The golf
packages also are commissionable at 10%. They include unlimited
golf, a shared cart, transfers, a welcome drink, taxes and service
Rates for three-night golf plans through April 21 are priced
from a base of $435 per person, double, while seven-night packages
are $995; extra nights are bookable at $115 per person.
Treasure Cay boasts an 18-hole course designed by Dick Wilson
and Joe Lee.
On the add-on front, Treasure Cay's MAP option costs $50 per
person, per day, and full meal plans cost $60; daily gratuities of
15% are additional.
Agents and tour operators generate 30% of the property's annual
sales, and U.S. visitors account for 70% of the guests, with most
coming from the East Coast, according to June.
"Families are more evident in the summer, and couples between 35
and 55 years old make up the majority of our winter-season
business," she added.
Treasure Cay has 150 boat slips, which June said could translate
into a lucrative market for agents with clients who own yachts.
"Most boaters come from the southeastern U.S. and they tend to
purchase onshore accommodations," she said.
In addition to golf and tennis, the resort offers water sports,
fishing tournaments in May and June, boat rentals and charters.
Treasure Divers, a local concern, operates diving and snorkeling
The resort's Spinnaker restaurant provides a choice of Bahamian
and continental menus, and the Tipsy Seagull bar features drinks
Treasure Cay's packages are available through Abaco Vacations,
Destination Bahamas, Gogo Worldwide Vacations and Maduro
For resort information, call (800) 327-1584 or check the
property's Web site at www.treasurecay.com. The property also can be booked
through the GDSs.