Tobago hotels cut rates for 'summer'

CROWN POINT, Tobago -- In an attempt to bolster visitor arrivals, several Tobago hotel properties and tour operators are offering reduced rates for the summer season.

The "summer" season in the Caribbean lasts well into December.

There were 118,323 U.S. arrivals in 1999, the last year for which numbers are available.

Details on some of the hotel and package deals follow:

  • The Tropikist Beach Hotel, near Crown Point airport, is offering the summer inclusive package, valid through Dec. 23.
  • The plan is priced at $85 per night, double, and covers accommodations and all meals.

    For details, call (868) 639-8512 or visit www.tropikist.com.

  • The Hilton Tobago, in Lowlands, is extending its introductory Value Plus rate of $124 per night, double, through Sept. 30.
  • Also, coinciding with the official debut of the Tobago Plantations golf course on July 15, the Hilton created a five-night golf or dive plan, priced from $1,609 per person, double.

    The plan includes accommodations, daily breakfast and either five rounds of golf or four dives per person.

    To book, access the CRSs or call (800) HILTONS.

  • By booking five nights at Coco Reef Resort, Crown Point, clients receive the sixth night's accommodations for free.
  • Through Dec. 15, the nightly inclusive rate is from $185 per person, double.

    The cost covers accommodations, all meals and drinks and use of nonmotorized water-sports equipment.

    For details, call (800) 221-1294 or log onto www.cocoreef.com.

  • New York-based Travelspan Vacations features seven-night, air-inclusive packages to eight properties on the island.
  • The properties are the Tropikist Beach Hotel, Blue Waters Inn, Mount Irvine Bay Hotel, Coco Reef Resort, Grafton Beach Resort, Blue Haven, Stonehaven Villas and Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort.

    Rates range from $819 to $2,199 per person, double, depending on the property chosen.

    For example, packages at Blue Waters Inn, Speyside, are priced from $839, and plans at Stonehaven Villas, Black Rock, are priced from $2,199.

    The cost covers roundtrip air from New York, hotel accommodations and roundtrip airport transfers.

    For details, call Travelspan at (800) 817-6177.

  • Through Dec. 20, newlyweds can save by booking the deluxe Honeymoon plans at the Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort and Grafton Beach Resort properties, both of which are located in Black Rock.
  • The five-night package is priced from $1,599 at Le Grand Courlan and from $1,399 at Grafton Beach Resort. Prices are per person, double.

    In addition to the standard inclusive features at both properties, the honeymoon plan covers one Swedish massage for the bride and groom, daily breakfast in bed and a three-course dinner daily.

    To book, contact Utell at (800) 44-UTELL.

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