Although Grenada was hit hard by Hurricane Ivan on Sept. 7, at least two events will take place on schedule. The LaSource Grenada Sailing Festival, set for Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, will feature international yachts and traditional, wooden, bam- boo-rigged workboats. For more, visit

Carriacou's annual Parang Festival will take place Dec. 17 to 19 on Carriacou. For more information, visit

Bonaire will host an exhibit of underwater artwork from Dec. 3 to Jan. 27 at the Front Porch dive site at Eden Beach. Called "40 Feet Underwater: Moving Light in an Unlimited Territory," the show will feature 31 large photographic pieces by Dutch artist Fred Ros. The pieces will be sunk to a depth of 40 feet to create an underwater museum. Divers will be greeted by a cashier in scuba gear, ready to punch the $5 admission tickets. To preview the exhibit, visit

Dillett's Guest House in Nassau offers discounted weekly and monthly accommodations. Weekly rates start at $800. Monthly rates start at $1,500; Christmas and New Year's monthly rates are $1,800. The seven-room, family-owned bed-and-breakfast is within walking distance of downtown Nassau, the beach and attractions. To book, call (800) 695-8284.

Gogo Worldwide Vacations' winter sale offers discounts of up to 30% at 150 Caribbean properties on 23 islands. Bookings must be made by Nov. 15 for travel from Jan. 3 to Feb. 16. Deals start at $399 per person, double, for a four-night, air-inclusive getaway from Miami with accommodations at the Sheraton at Our Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort on Grand Bahama.

Package prices cover accommodations, hotel taxes, service charges, transfers and roundtrip midweek air from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Newark, New York (Kennedy), Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles. Destinations include Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. To book, visit

Club Med teamed up with Crunch Fitness health clubs to launch a new gym experience this winter at its villages in Cancun and the Turks and Caicos. Crunch instructors reside at the villages year-round to teach classes. Gyms have been outfitted with the same layout, equipment and technology as in the 24 Crunch gyms in five U.S. cities. For information, call Club Med at (800) Club Med.

The annual Barbados Jazz Festival, Jan. 10 to 16, features six venues and 13 artists, including Alicia Keys, Kenny Garrett, Ellis Marsalis, the Yellowjackets and Gato Barbieri. Ticket prices range from $25 to $100 per event and can be purchased at, the festival's official Web site. The site also lists accommodations.

The next Hyatt property to add the chain's signature Grand Bed will be the 360-room Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino, when its $4 million room renovation project is completed next year. Also, the resort recently added wireless Internet access in the lobby, ballrooms, select guest rooms and the restaurant and bar area near the beach.

Palm Island Resort in the Grenadines is receiving a face-lift, which includes landscaping, beach furniture, soft goods in the 37 rooms, a refurbished pool and a new arrival pier. Rates to Dec. 20 range from $600 per room, per night, double, to $730 and cover accommodations, meals, drinks, activities, taxes and tips. For more information, call (800) 345-0356.

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