Nevis properties dish up discounts on packages

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -Bargains exist through mid-December at Nevis' manor and plantation houses, inns, estates, hotels and bungalows.

Discounts on room rates and package features range as high as 50% at several properties. Here is a sampling:

• Montpelier Plantation Inn's four-night Plantation Getaway is priced at $1,280 per couple ($1,980 for seven nights). It includes upgraded accommodations (if available); transfers; daily breakfast and dinner; a beach shuttle with a picnic lunch; an island tour; admission to the Botanical Gardens; and taxes and service charges. The plan is offered through Dec. 14.

The plantation also offers a seven-night Island Heritage program, priced at $1,990 per couple, which features the same amenities as the Plantation Getaway plus sailing and snorkeling or horseback riding and a choice of a sea-kayaking excursion or a guided tour to Nevis Peak.

To book, call (869) 469-3462 or e-mail [email protected]. The Web site is at www.montpeliernevis.com.

• Nisbet Plantation Beach Club's Summer Breeze 2002 plan offers seven nights for the price of six in a cottage; air transfers from St. Kitts; daily breakfast, dinner and afternoon tea; local telephone calls; and taxes and service charges. This package is available through Aug. 22 and again from Oct. 18 through 31.

To book, call (800) 742-6008 or e-mail [email protected]. The Web site is located at www.nisbetplantation.com.

• Golden Rock Plantation Inn's seven-night adventure package includes two meals a day, a half-day sail and a guided hike. Rates for two through Dec. 23 are $1,897 in the cottages and $2,226 in the inn's sugar mill.

To book, call (869) 469-3346 or visit the Web site at www.golden-rock.com.

• Daily rates at Oualie Beach Hotel through Dec. 19 range from $145 to $295 per room, double. The optional daily meal plan is $55 per person, per day, for breakfast and dinner.

Breakfast is free for kids under age 12; other meals are 50% off regular rates. Four hours of baby-sitting per day are included in the room rate.

Oualie Beach has 34 rooms in gingerbread-style cottages. Package plans are available. To book, call (869) 469-9735 or visit www.oualie.com.

• Rates at the 196-room Four Seasons Resort Nevis represent discounts of 50% off the high-season tariff. The Bed & Breakfast package, available through Oct. 25, is priced from $325 per room, per night, double, including breakfast.

Other programs include golf, tennis and romance plans. To book, call (800) 332-3442 or visit the Web at www.fourseasons.com.

• Introductory rates at Villa Paradiso are $5,600 per week from Sept. 1 through Dec. 19 and $10,500 from Jan. 4 through April 30.

To book, call Villa Management at (212) 327-4000 or e-mail [email protected]. The Web site can be viewed at www.villaparadisonevis.com.

• Hermitage Plantation Inn & Villas, with a mix of cottage and villa accommodations, offers daily rates from $170 per room, double, including breakfast. Bookings of five or more nights through Dec. 14 include a guided horseback-riding tour or a carriage ride.

In September and October, bookings in the luxury cottages -- from $265 per night, double -- include dinner for two and represent savings of $110 per person.

To book, call (869) 469-3477, e-mail at [email protected] or visit the Web at www.hermitagenevis.com.

• Inn at Cades Bay's seven-night Romance plan features daily breakfast, a half-day sailing trip and one dinner for two. It is priced from $1,457.50 per couple through Dec. 14. To book, call (869) 469-8139 or visit www.cadesbayinn.com.

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