Resorts promote seasonal specials

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OCHO RIOS, Jamaica -- What's out there for agents selling Jamaica? What's hot for clients visiting Jamaica? Turns out, there's lots.

The island and its hotels have more seasonal packages and special offers than Marley has music.

Here is a sampling of what is out there, mon.

Sandals and Beaches

• Through Dec. 31, Sandals and Beaches is running a chainwide 25% sale on published rack rates, single supplements and extra adult and children's rates.

The sale requires a minimum three-night stay and is valid through Dec. 19 at Beaches Sandy Bay and Beaches Negril, both in Negril.

• An even better deal is available at the new Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club, Ocho Rios, opening in July. For booking through June 4 and travel through Dec. 20, the resort is discounting published rack rates 35%.

Introductory rates at Beaches Boscobel are $175 per person, per night, through Aug. 22, and $144 from Aug. 23 through Dec. 19, with a two-night minimum stay required.

•For travel from May 15 until further notice, a 'Fly Free' promotion for stays of at least six nights provides complimentary connecting flights to and from Montego Bay on Air Jamaica Express.

The promotion is applicable to all suites and concierge categories at Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa, Beaches Negril, Sandals Ocho Rios Resort & Golf Club and Sandals Dunn's River Golf Resort & Spa.

It's also applicable to all published categories at Beaches Royal Plantation, luxury family suites and higher categories at Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club and published suite categories, not including classic or ultra suites, at Beaches Grande Sport.

Contact (888) SANDALS or visit www.sandals.com.

Superclubs

• For travel through June 30, Breezes Runaway Bay and Breezes Montego Bay have respective nightly rates $163 and $119 per person, double, on new bookings of at least three nights.

Guests at Breezes Runaway Bay receive a voucher toward a free-night stay on their next Breezes vacation of three nights or more through December.

• Grand Lido Sans Souci in Ocho Rios has a Presidential Perks plan that features six daily spa treatments, a private concierge and a chef for one dinner in the oceanfront penthouse suite. No tipping is allowed.

The packages start at $2,500 per person, double, for a minimum five-night stay for travel through Dec. 19. Agents receive a $500 cash bonus on top of their commission.

• Hedonism III in Runaway Bay offers a nightly rate of $223 per person, double, on stays of three or more nights through June 30 and an upgrade to an oceanfront room, if available. The rate represents savings of 40%.

Contact: (800) GO-SUPER or log onto www.superclubs.com.

Elegant Resorts International

• At ERI Resorts of Jamaica, a Feel Free promotion gives the fourth night free when three are booked and the seventh night free when six are booked, through Dec. 14. Also, for the four-night and seven-night stays, credits of $50 and $100, respectively, are given for food and beverages.

Properties are Jamaica Inn, Ocho Rios; and Coyaba Beach Resort & Club, Half Moon Golf, Tennis & Beach Club and Round Hill Hotel & Villas, all in Montego Bay.

• Coyaba Beach Resort & Club's Quick Escape promotion offers a four-night stay in an oceanview junior suite for $1,370 per couple through Dec.15 and $1,850 from Dec.16 through April 15.

Transfers, champagne upon arrival, daily breakfast in bed, a massage, a candlelight dinner and unlimited tennis are included.

Contact (800) 237-3237.

FDR Resorts

• At the inclusive, family-oriented Franklyn D. Resort in Runaway Bay and FDR Pebbles in nearby Trelawny, the single supplement charge will be waived between June 15 and Dec. 19.

• A Summer Fly Free promotion, valid at both properties from June 15 through Aug. 30 and Oct. 18 through Dec. 19, offers a $500 discount per adult for stays of five nights or longer and a $300 discount for four-night stays.

Contact: (888) FDR-KIDS.

Sunset Beach Resort & Spa

• At this independent inclusive in Montego Bay, families (two adults and at least one child under 12 years) get a nine-night stay for the price of seven on travel through Dec. 15.

Inclusive rates start at $230 per couple, per night, plus $35 per night per child under age 12 and $75 above age 12.

Contact: (800) 888-1199.

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