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 www.grenadasailingfestival.com.
Parang Festival will take place Dec. 17 to 19 on Carriacou. For
more information, visit www.grenadines.net/carriacou/parang.html.
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 www.40feetunderwater.com.
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.
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.
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 www.gogowwv.com.
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 www.barbadosjazzfestival.com, 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
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.
reporter Gay Nagle Myers, send e-mail to[email protected].