New Cabo Hotel & Flight Packages Only a Click Away via Solmar.com‏

September 9, 2014 on 3:12 pm | In Airlines, Beachbooker, Cabo, Mexico | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowLos Cabos, Mexico – Located at the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula, Solmar Hotels & Resorts, a five-property hotel collection known for its utmost hospitality providing guests a “home-away-from-home” vibe, is now offering travelers an easier and more affordable way to plan an upcoming vacation.

Solmar recently launched a one-stop booking site for travelers to plan all aspects of their Cabo San Lucas vacation, including accommodations and airfare, in one affordable package via www.solmar.com’s new hotel and flight booking option. With multiple airlines and five properties to select from, such as the luxurious, Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa, the charming original, Solmar All-Inclusive Resort & Beach Club, and the family-friendly Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa, there is truly something for everyone.

“We are always looking for ways to make the vacation experience easier and more enjoyable for our guests,” said Ricardo Orozco, Solmar Hotels & Resorts Managing Director, “By providing travelers with the option to book their flight and hotel stay directly through our website, we are not only adding convenience but providing a cost savings that they would otherwise not have been able to receive when booking separately.”

After booking a hotel & flight package via Solmar.com, guests are encouraged to visit the Solmar Online Concierge where they can easily plan other aspects of their trip such as airport transportation, meal plans, activities both on- and off-site and much more via http://store.solmar.com/.

For more information on Solmar Hotels & Resorts or to book a flight and hotel package, please visit www.solmar.com. For reservations please call 1-800-219-2727 to speak to a bilingual (English or Spanish) representative.

Located on Baja California’s most exclusive and private beach, Solmar Hotels & Resorts offers guests privacy while still being able to enjoy the excitement of downtown Cabo San Lucas. The collection of five all-suite resorts offers guests the highest quality of service and hospitality. In the past year, two Solmar properties – Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa and The Ridge at Playa Grande Luxury Villas – were awarded the prestigious Four Diamond rating by AAA. Additionally, TripAdvisor recognized Solmar All-Inclusive Resort & Beach Club and Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa for receiving high ratings and guest reviews on this popular travel site. Additionally, Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa has been rated among the “Top 15 Hotels in Baja California” by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards along with Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa, which was also included as one of the “World’s Best Hotels” for the second year in a row. For more information about Solmar Hotels & Resorts, visit www.solmar.com, follow us on Twitter @SolmarResorts, Instagram and Pinterest and visit our Facebook page.

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort announces off-season “Golf or Gourmet Escape” packages savings‏

September 9, 2014 on 3:02 pm | In Beachbooker, Golf Resorts, Southwest | Comments Off



Golfsmith: Best Brands, Best PricesLate-fall & winter with up to a 45% savings over peak season rates

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC – Kiawah Island Golf Resort today announced special fall and winter “stay-and-play” or “stay-and-dine” packages. Kiawah’s “Golf or Gourmet Escape Packages” provides great deals for staying at the resort and either playing golf or dining in its award-winning restaurants with up to a 45% savings over peak season rates.

“Whether you’re a golfer or a gourmet, this fall or winter is the time to get away to Kiawah Island Golf Resort,” said Tom Bewley, the resort’s Sales and Marketing Director. “Guests can pick their passion with the Golf or Gourmet Escape allowing a choice of luxury golf or culinary experience while staying on Kiawah Island Golf resort in a private Villa or the luxurious Five-Star Sanctuary hotel. To make this deal even sweeter, guests staying in The Sanctuary will receive valuable resort credits, room category upgrades, late checkouts and arrival amenities for three or four night stays,” explained Bewley.

From November 9, 2014 to February 27, 2015, guests on the resort’s “Golf or Gourmet Escape Package” have their choice of accommodations (Sanctuary Hotel or luxury villa) plus either two rounds of golf, two dinners, or one of each. Guests have the option of the “Champions Choice” or “Players Choice” packages depending on their taste in restaurants or courses.

Champions Choice

Nightly accommodations and your choice of either:

Two rounds of golf at any golf course (including The Ocean Course)
or
Dinner for two at any restaurant (including The Ocean Room or The Atlantic Room)
or
One round of golf (any course) and one dinner (any restaurant)

Sanctuary $400/night*

Villa $300/night*

Players Choice

Nightly accommodations and your choice of either:

Two rounds of golf at Turtle Point, Osprey Point, Cougar Point or Oak Point
or
Dinner for two at Jasmine Porch, Tomasso or Cherrywood BBQ
or
One round of golf (Turtle/Osprey/Cougar/Oak) and one dinner (Jasmine/Tomasso/Cherrywood)

Sanctuary $300/night*

Villa $200/night*

EXTEND YOUR STAY AT THE SANCTUARY AND RECEIVE**:

3 night stays receive a one-time $100 Resort Credit.
4 or more night stays receive a one-time $200 Resort Credit, a two room category upgrade based on availability, a late checkout (3pm) and an arrival amenity.

20% Spa discounts also available. Please call for details.

*Rates are based on availability for a Sanctuary garden view room or a one bedroom scenic view villa. Sanctuary room upgrades available at an additional cost. Tax and villa resort fee additional. Offer valid 11/9/14-2/27/15; blackout dates include Dec 12, 13 and 31. Minimum night stay may apply. Not valid for groups or special events and cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.

**Extend Your Stay rewards are only valid for Sanctuary reservations (not Villa) and nights must be consecutive.

For more information on Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s “Golf or Gourmet Escape Packages,” go to www.GolforGourmet.com or call 800-654-2924.

Located along 10 miles of pristine beach just south of Charleston, South Carolina, Kiawah Island Golf Resort was recently named the No. 1 golf resort on the U.S. Mainland by readers of the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler magazine. The publication also named Kiawah as the No. 3 overall resort on the U.S. Mainland. TennisResortsOnline.com named it the No. 1 tennis resort in the in the world for six of the last eight years. Kiawah Island is also known as one of the top eco-friendly resorts in the U.S., and its beach was named one of the 10 best beaches in America by famed “beachologist,” Dr. Stephen Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach. In addition to Forbes Five Star/AAA Five Diamond Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the resort’s 255-room oceanfront hotel and spa, the resort manages close to 400 private villas and luxury homes, nine restaurants, two tennis centers, a renowned recreation and nature program and has five championship golf courses, including The Ocean Course, host of the 1991 Ryder Cup and the 2012 PGA Championship.

For more information on the resort, visit www.kiawahresort.com  or call 800-654-2924. Visit www.kiawahgreen.com to learn more about Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s environmental commitment.

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Celebrate National Yoga Month at Terranea Resort‏ `

September 9, 2014 on 2:57 pm | In Beachbooker, California, Los Angeles | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowResort Presents Los Angeles’ Largest Yoga Event
Along with Complimentary Classes Throughout September

Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. – In honor of September’s National Yoga Awareness Month, Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel, will once again host what has grown to become Los Angeles’ largest outdoor yoga gathering on Sept. 21. In addition to the annual yoga day event, Terranea will be offering complimentary classes at the resort throughout the month of September.

Open to the public, the free yoga event begins Sept. 21 at 4:30 p.m. with an outdoor wellness marketplace. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with fitness experts from The Spa at Terranea who will share tips on exercise routines, staying fit and more; enjoy a lululemon trunk show previewing the latest athletic wear, view the current line of TOMS eyewear, and create personalized TOMS with ‘Style Your Sole’ event featuring TOMS footwear artists. Fruit smoothies and healthful bites from Terranea’s Spa Café will also be served. For those wanting to arrive early and unwind at The Spa, Terranea is providing a discounted $45 day pass, allowing guests to relax by the pool and access additional spa amenities. In honor of the seaside yoga event, The Spa at Terranea is also offering a spa package that includes the resort’s signature 90-minute Passage Treatment for $245. Accommodation packages are also available, including a special room rate of $250 for the night of Sunday, Sept. 21, which can be booked by calling 310-265-2800.

The feature event, a special sunset yoga class, will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Terranea’s 16,000-square-foot oceanfront Palos Verdes Meadows. The complimentary one hour class, led by Terranea’s fitness gurus, will emphasize the most current yoga moves and techniques. Seasoned yogis and beginners alike are invited to participate. It is recommended that attendees bring a yoga mat.

Participants will receive a goody bag featuring a variety of products and special offers and be eligible for a drawing to win one of several prizes, including an overnight stay at Terranea Resort with 60-minute spa treatment, valued at $700.

Throughout the month of September, starting on Sept. 8, Terranea Resort will also be offering complimentary yoga classes at the oceanfront yoga movement studio at The Spa at Terranea. Classes will be offered three times a week, on Mondays at 8 a.m. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., with options available for all skill levels. More details about the classes being offered and the schedule are available online at Terranea.com. Advance reservations are required, and space is limited.

For more information about Terranea Resort, the outdoor yoga event or for complimentary class reservations, contact The Spa at Terranea at 310-265-2740 or visit www.Terranea.com.

About Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel
Opened June 2009, Terranea, Los Angeles’ premier oceanfront resort, will celebrate its five-year anniversary in 2014. Located on California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula, the resort offers unparalleled Pacific Ocean views and world-class accommodations that range from hotel suites to bungalows, oceanfront casitas and luxurious villas, which are also available for purchase as seaside second homes through Terranea Real Estate. Amenities include The Links at Terranea, a nine-hole, par three golf course; award-winning 50,000 sq. ft. oceanfront spa and fitness center; three swimming pools and a 140-foot waterslide; marea luxury boutique; 135,000 sq. ft. of conference and meeting space; and eight dining venues, including signature restaurant mar’sel; Nelson’s, a cliff-side spot ideal for whale watching; and Asian-inspired bashi. The resort’s innovative activity center and adventure concierge, Pointe Discovery, lets guests discover and explore Terranea’s rich terrain with miles of scenic coastal trails, secluded beach cove and ocean environment. Fun, enriching programs and activities such as habitat photography, falconry, kayorkle and paddle boarding also abound. Terranea Resort is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe Enterprises and JC Resorts. A member of the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program and AAA Four-Diamond property, Terranea Resort earned a spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Gold List and was named one of Travel + Leisure’s 500 Best Hotels in the World for 2013. For additional information about Terranea Resort, visit www.terranea.com, call 866-802-8000 or follow Terranea on Facebook and Twitter.

About Destination Hotels
Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 19 indigenous spas, and 125 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit www.destinationhotels.com . Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

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THE HALF MOON BAY COASTSIDE PRESENTS THE “HUSK TO HARVEST FARM DINNER”‏

September 9, 2014 on 2:49 pm | In Beachbooker, California, San Francisco | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowSUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014

HALF MOON BAY, CA –  – On Sunday, September 28, guests will gather on the magical grounds of La Nebbia Winery to honor the food grown on the coast at the “Half Moon Bay Husk to Harvest Farm Dinner,” a five-course feast served al fresco. Hosted by the Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau, this inaugural event will celebrate the plethora of local chefs, farmers, fisherman and ranchers along the Half Moon Bay Coastside.

This seasonal spread will feature a five-course dinner (menu below) incorporating organic fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meats, fresh caught fish, virgin olive oil, honey, herbs, breads and artisanal cheeses. The meal will begin with delicious appetizers such as bacon-wrapped figs from It’s Italia and Tonno di Coniglio with seeded flatbread from Cetrella, paired with craft beers from Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. and Highway 1 Brewing Company, along with a specialty Cosmo from Half Moon Bay Distillery. Guest will enjoy sparkling wine from La Nebbia Winery and a selection of wines from award-winning Trojak-Knier Winery.

Via Uno will serve a delicious butternut squash soup, followed by a farm fresh salad of Daylight Farms’ beets, wild arugula, pinenuts, and Harley Farms goat cheese prepared by Mezza Luna. The abundant main course consists of local king salmon from Sam’s Chowder House, Vincigrassi “truffled lasagna” by Pasta Moon, and a heirloom tomato panzanella salad with bacon from Flavor, accompanied by sourdough bread from Half Moon Bay Bakery. The evening will finish off with Moonside Bakery’s pumpkin mousse in chocolate cups, and French macarons and mini cupcakes from Pacificakes.

Participating chefs include: Kim Levin, Pasta Moon; Lewis Rossman, Sam’s Chowder House; Betsy Del Fierro, It’s Italia; Doug DeGeeter, Cetrella; Roberto Pugliese, Mezza Luna; Francesco D’Agostino, Via Uno; Francisco Sanchez, Flavor; Thomas Grauke, Moonside Bakery & Café; and Mariel Berry, Pacificakes. Sponsors include the City of Half Moon Bay and New Leaf Community Markets.

The dinner is from 5:30 – 9 p.m. Price per person: $150; includes a special commemorative basket filled with seasonal produce and local artisanal treats. La Nebbia Winery, 12341 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. For reservations, call (650) 726-8380 or visit www.hmbchamber.com. Tickets are extremely limited.

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LIBATIONS
Sparkling Wine, by Kendyl Kellogg, Proprietor of La Nebbia Winery
Vodka Cosmo, with hand-crafted Purissima Vodka by Master Distiller Caesar Bisono, Half Moon Bay Distillery
“French Mexican War” (French Sasion flavored with fresh Jalapeños), by Master Brewer Jeff Page of Highway 1 Brewing Company
Mavericks Big Break Ale/ Classic Amber Ale/Tunnel Vision IPA by Brewmaster James Costa Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
Award-Winning Wines including 2011 Chardonnay and 2012 Sangiovese from the Atlas Peak appellation, provided by Winemaker Eric Trojak of Trojak Knier Winery

APPETIZERS
Maple Bacon-wrapped Mission Figs, with Brentwood corn and gorgonzola relish, and Blistered Shishito Peppers, with heirloom cherry tomatoes and feta, presented by Owner Betsy Del Fiero, It’s Italia
Jambon Persille with house-made pickles, and Tonno di Coniglio with seeded flatbread, presented by Executive Chef Doug DeGeeter of Cetrella

SOUP and SALAD
Butternut Squash Soup, made with Farmer John’s butternut squash, leeks, sage, olive oil, and a touch of cinnamon, topped with gorgonzola cheese, presented by Francesco D’Agostino of Via Uno
Insalata di Barbabietole con Caprino, Daylight Farm beets, wild arugula, pinenuts, and Harley Farms goat cheese, tossed in Pacific Sun Organic olive oil.
Presented by Chef and Co-owner Roberto Pugilese, Mezza Luna Ristorante

ENTREES
Vincigrassi “truffled lasagna”, Markegard beef and pork, layered with besciamella, house-made roasted tomato passito, porcini mushrooms, truffles, by Executive Chef/Owner Kim Levin, Pasta Moon
Fresh Local King Salmon, with Daylight Farms herb salsa verde presented by Executive Chef/Partner Lewis Rossman of Sam’s Chowder House
Heirloom Tomato Panzanella Salad with Applewood Smoked Bacon Presented by Executive Chef/Co-owner Francisco Sanchez of Flavor Restaurant
House-made Sourdough Bread, provided by Baker Mark Andernahr of Half Moon Bay Bakery

DESSERT
Gluten-Free French Macarons and Mini Cupcakes, hand-made and preservative free
presented by Baker Mariel Berry of Pacificakes Inc.
Pumpkin Mousse, in Handmade Chocolate Cups with freshly whipped cream, orange chocolate wedge, caramelized pumpkin seeds and pumpkin ganache. Presented by Thomas Grauke, Certified Master Pastry Chef and Co-owner, Moonside Bakery

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About the Half Moon Bay Coastside
The Half Moon Bay Coastside is a charming seaside respite located approximately 35 minutes south of San Francisco. Nestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, this breathtaking region consists of four distinct areas – the North Coast, Half Moon Bay, the South Coast and the Redwood Region. Featuring the best of Northern California all in one place, visitors will enjoy miles of white sandy beaches, redwood forests, a historic downtown filled with local artisan shops, beautiful state parks, fields of wild flowers, and trails along ocean bluffs and mountain ridges as far as the eye can see. A sampling of activities includes horseback riding on the beach, farm fresh dining, shopping, biking, hiking and world-class golfing and surfing.

For more information on visiting Half Moon Bay, visit www.visithalfmoonbay.org , download Half Moon Bay’s free app iCoastside or call (650) 726-8380. For the latest news on the area, visit www.visithalfmoonbay.org/blog,  join us on Facebook www.facebook.com/visithalfmoonbay  and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/visithmb  and check us out on YouTube www.youtube.com/visithmb .

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Saint Lucia’s Iconic Piton Mountains With #SaintLuciaRocks Promotion‏

September 9, 2014 on 2:41 pm | In Adventure Travel, Beachbooker, Caribbean, St. Lucia | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowSAINT LUCIA – The Saint Lucia Tourist Board today launched its most recent social media campaign, #saintluciarocks, promoting the island’s iconic twin peaks – the Piton Mountains. The promotion, which runs through December 31, 2014, showcases Saint Lucia’s varied landscape through the use of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Visitors who tag #saintluciarocks when sharing photos of themselves “Touching the Top” of the Pitons will enter to win a variety of prizes, including a trip to Saint Lucia. Photo vantage points can be found in Soufriere and Tet Paul.

“Like the National Flag and the Saint Lucia Parrot, the Pitons are etched into the social fabric of our nation,” noted Director of Tourism Louis Lewis.

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, the iconic twin peaks are synonymous with Saint Lucian identity. “What better call to action can there be than to have all citizens and our many visitors alike who are greeted by their stunning beauty upon entry to our shores, to symbolically reach out and attempt to ‘Touch the Top’ of the Pitons,” exclaimed Lewis.

Digital and print marketing, public relations, and direct-to-consumer outreach via the island’s hospitality industry support the campaign.

For more information about the island of Saint Lucia, call 1-800-456-3984, 1-888-4STLUCIA, 1-800-869-0377 in Canada, or visit http://stlucianow.com/.

About Saint Lucia

One of the Windward Islands of the West Indies’ Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia (pronounced Saint LOO-sha) is nestled halfway down the eastern Caribbean archipelago. The “Helen of the West Indies,” Saint Lucia is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including the signature Piton Mountains – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – a tropical rainforest and one of the world’s few drive-in volcanoes. Culturally rich offerings include the bustling marketplace in the capital of Castries, quaint fishing villages along the coastline, and the annual Saint Lucia Jazz festival. Saint Lucia’s wide range of accommodations includes world-class five-star resorts, all-inclusive resorts, intimate inns and value-oriented properties.

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November is Health & Wellness Month on Saint Lucia;

September 9, 2014 on 2:36 pm | In Beachbooker, Caribbean, Spa Resorts, St. Lucia | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowSPECIAL SAVINGS AVAILABLE at hotels THROUGHOUT THE ISLAND

Range Of Hotel Packages Include Yoga on the Beach, Spa Treatments,

Expert Consultation, Guided Hikes, And More

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Saint Lucia (September 9, 2014) – Saint Lucia invites travelers to experience new levels of rejuvenation and adventure this November during the island’s annual Health & Wellness Month. Inspired by the vast array of wellness-related activities, Saint Lucia’s leading hotels will offer value-added packages and discounted rates.

Those seeking quality time with the great outdoors can fly through the rainforest canopies and zip-line with Rain Forest Adventures, explore Saint Lucia’s pristine coral reefs by SNUBA, cruise the rugged trails at Anse Chastanet on a jungle bike, and hike forested paths leading to the peaks of the iconic Piton Mountains.

Visitors hoping to achieve the coveted “vacation glow” will sparkle with Saint Lucia’s many therapeutic offerings. Basking in the ocean spray, yoga on white, sandy beaches, luxurious spa treatments, and the naturally healing Sulphur Springs mud baths will leave guests gleaming and refreshed.

“Saint Lucia’s tranquil scenery, coupled with the island’s world-class spas and wellness programs, provide the perfect backdrop for a vacation that rejuvenates and refreshes,” explains Tracey Warner-Arnold, deputy director of tourism. “The variety of activities, available both indoors and in nature, naturally inspires health and wellness-related activities.”

Lodging packages from participating hotels and resorts include:

Anse Chastanet – Soufrière

“Tropical Tranquility”

· Receive a fifth night free

· Five night package rates start at US$3,924 per couple in superior accommodations; additional nights can be added at US$826 per couple per night

· Includes breakfast and dinner, all tax and service, airport transfers both ways, welcome cocktail, drinks package in room fridge, tropical fruit display, an escorted walk of the Anse Mamin Plantation, two one hour classic spa treatments per person, sunset celebration (bottle of champagne with appetizers delivered to your room once during stay), two Anse Chastanet handmade bathrobes, usage of tennis court and equipment, watersports equipment, and complimentary resort water taxi to Anse Mamin beach

· Book by November 30, 2014 for travel from November 1through December 19, 2014 and January 5 through December 19, 2015

· Visit www.ansechastanet.com for resort information; call 1-800-223-1108 or email ansechastanet@ansechastanet.com for Health & Wellness offers

Boucan by Hotel Chocolat – Soufrière

· Any bookings in November for Health and Wellness month receive a complimentary Tree to Bar experience, three course dinner for two at Boucan Restaurant with bottle of Hotel Chocolat Prosecco and one spa treatment per person during their stay

· Available throughout November – must mention offer when booking

· Visit www.hotelchocolat.com/uk/boucan for resort information; call for Health & Wellness offers

Capella Marigot Bay – Marigot Bay

“Auriga Spa Under the Stars”

· One bedroom suite accommodations for US$399 per person per night, a total of 25 percent savings

· One Moon Phase Treatment, once during stay

· Daily health and wellness detox elixir

· Evening “Spa Under the Stars” champagne reception with complimentary chair massage

· Unlimited use of the fitness center and full breakfast daily

· Educational seminar on health, wellness, and the Auriga spa concepts designed to support a balanced life

· Book now through November 30, 2014 for travel from November 1-30, 2014

· Visit www.capellahotelgroup.com/capellahotels/stlucia for resort information; call for Health & Wellness offers

Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa – Vieux Fort

“Harmony Spacation”

· Premium Oceanview accommodations for US$199 per person, per night based on double occupancy; Concierge Jr. Suite for US$220 per person per night for a savings of up to 55 percent

· Includes daily treatments at the oceanfront Kai Mer Spa, personal training, fitness classes, watersports, hikes, ocean view accommodations in the adults-only Harmony wing and more; daily spa treatments exclude day of arrival and departure

· Book now through September 30, 2014 for travel October 1 through December 20, 2014

· Visit www.cbayresort.com for resort information; call for Health & Wellness offers

Cotton Bay Village – Cap Estate

· Rates starting at US$193 plus taxes in a one bedroom villa for a savings of up to 30 percent

· Includes one spa treatment per person per stay

· Book by October 15, 2014 for travel from November 1 through December 15, 2014

· Visit www.cottonbaystlucia.com for resort information; call for Health & Wellness offers

Crystals – Soufrière

· Seven nights in a one bedroom cottage with private pool for US$2,700, based on double occupancy, totaling 25 percent savings

· Cocktails on arrival, fresh fruit welcome basket, breakfast daily

· Two four course dinners with all beverages/wine

· Four classes of beginners Tai Chi or four class of beginners/advanced mixed martial arts

· Two full body massage with homemade natural coconut oils

· Full day rainforest hike and half day tour to Sulphur Springs volcano mineral baths

· Visit www.stluciacrystals.com for resort information; call for Health & Wellness offers

East Winds Inn – La Brelotte Bay, Gros Islet

· Book six nights, get one free; rates start at US$662 per night in a Superior Garden Cottage

· Includes healthy breakfast fruit, detox veggie smoothies, vegetarian options every evening at dinner

· Enjoy complimentary yoga and Pilates in the open air yoga pavilion

· Available November 1 through December 15, 2014

· Visit www.eastwinds.com for resort information; call for Health & Wellness offers

Fond Doux Holiday Plantation – Soufrière

· Book five nights in a standard one bedroom cottage for US$1,499 inclusive of taxes

· Round trip airport transfers, organic fruit basket upon arrival, full breakfast daily

· Tour of the Cocoa Plantation and a hike up the scenic Lamontagne’s trail

· Romantic candlelight dinner under the stars for two

· Therapeutic Sulphur Getaway Spa Treatment for two

· Book by October 31, 2014 for travel from November 1-30, 2014

· Visit www.fonddouxestate.com for resort information; call for Health & Wellness offers

Jade Mountain – Soufrière

“Tropical Tranquility”

· Receive a fifth night free in the Sky, Star and Moon categories

· Five night package rates start at US$6,876 per couple in a Sky Jacuzzi Suite; additional nights can be added at US$1,564 per couple per night in Sky accommodations

· Includes breakfast and dinner, all tax and service, airport transfers both ways, welcome cocktail, drinks package in room fridge, tropical fruit display, an escorted walk of Anse Mamin Plantation, two one hour classic spa treatments per person, sunset celebration (bottle of champagne with appetizers delivered to guests room once during stay), two Anse Chastanet handmade bathrobes, usage of tennis court and equipment, watersports equipment and complimentary resort water taxi to Anse Mamin beach

· Book by November 30, 2014 for travel from November 1 through December 19, 2014 and January 5 through December 19, 2015

· Visit www.jademountain.com for resort information; call 1-800-223-1108 or email jademountain@ansechastanet.com for Health & Wellness offers

Royal by rex resorts – Rodney Bay

Receive a 30 minute spa treatment per person per stay
Combinable with current special offer of up to 55 percent off standard rates (discount is subject to change)
Valid for bookings made by September 30, 2014 for stays until December 23, 2014
Visit http://www.rexresorts.com/st-lucia/resort-st-lucia-royal-by-rex-resorts.html for resort information; call for Health & Wellness offers

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort – Soufrière

“Linger Longer 5”

Stay four nights and receive the fifth night free for a total of 20 percent savings
Rates start at US$385 per night for a Luxury Sugar Mill Room
Includes complimentary breakfast for two daily
Available now through December 18, 2014
Five night stay minimum required; offer available in all room categories
Visit www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/sugarbeach for resort information; call for Health & Wellness offers

The Landings – Rodney Bay

“Body & Soul Wellness Package”

· Rates from US$325, for savings of up to 45 percent

· Includes US$100 spa treatment credit, healthy recipes booklet, daily beachfront yoga, guided hike to Pigeon Island National Park, windsurfing, sailing, kayak and tennis instruction

· Book by September 30, 2014 for travel from September 1 through November 30, 2014

· Website Booking Code: BODYSOUL

Visit www.thelandingsstlucia.com for resort information; call for Health & Wellness offers

Ti Kaye Resort & Spa – Anse Cochon

· Book five nights in a Le Cottage and receive two nights free

· Package priced at US$3,062 per couple including taxes, a total of 30 percent savings

· Includes continental breakfast daily, return airport transfers, yoga sessions on Monday and Thursday, garden walk/tour and two Kai Koko Spa treatments (Body Mud Wrap + Body Scrub; choice of mango & papaya, ylang-ylang, lemongrass & mint or grapefruit)

· Book now through October 3, 2014 for travel from November 1-30, 2014

· Visit www.tikaye.com for resort information; call for Health & Wellness offers

Villa Capri – Cap Estate

Rest, Relax & Rejuvenate at Villa Capri

· Stay at Villa Capri villas for five nights and all group members receive a 50 minute massage

· Four bedrooms up to eight guests US$750 per night

· Five bedrooms up to10 guests US $850 per night

· Six bedrooms up to 12 guests US$1,000 per night

· Seven bedrooms up to 14 guests US$1,200 per night

· Eight bedrooms up to 16 guests US$1,400 per night

· Nine bedrooms up to 20 guests US$1,550 per night

· Visit www.capristlucia.com  for more information and package details

For more information about the island of Saint Lucia, call 1-800-456-3984, 1-888-4STLUCIA, 1-800-869-0377 in Canada, or visit http://stlucianow.com/.

About Saint Lucia

One of the Windward Islands of the West Indies’ Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia (pronounced Saint LOO-sha) is nestled halfway down the Eastern Caribbean archipelago. The “Helen of the West Indies,” Saint Lucia is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including the signature Piton Mountains – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – a tropical rainforest and one of the world’s few drive-in volcanoes. Culturally rich offerings include the bustling marketplace in the capital of Castries, quaint fishing villages along the coastline, and the annual Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival. Saint Lucia’s wide range of accommodations includes world-class five-star resorts, all-inclusive resorts, intimate inns and value-oriented properties. Saint Lucia also is home to world class cruise and yachting facilities. The island is continually recognized as one of the Leading Wedding and Honeymoon destinations worldwide.

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Caribbean hotel openings, programming & packages‏

September 9, 2014 on 2:34 pm | In Aruba Bonaire Curacao, Beachbooker, Caribbean, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowThe BodyHoliday, Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia’s premier health and wellness resort provides the perfect customizable getaway for those looking to unwind, with daily fitness classes, including spinning a glass treehouse, and spa treatments. This fall and early 2015, The BodyHoliday launches new programming and additions including:

· Early 2015: A new groundbreaking BodyScience program, which combines breakthrough testing and preventative Eastern practices in order to provide guests with genetically grounded roadmaps to longer and healthier lives. The components include a series of home-based tests and DNA samples in addition to a consultation with the resort’s on-site Ayurvedic doctor.

· This fall: A high-octane Quadrathlon challenge, consisting of a 50 minute all-terrain bike ride along Saint Lucia’s coast followed by a 15-minute hill climb to the top, a 100-foot abseil, swimming and 2.5 mile kayak trip. The BodyHoliday also unveils its new fitness trail, a course made up of 17 exercise stations over six stages that is designed to improve any aspects of physical fitness.

Additionally, guests have the option to try one of the resort’s unique themed fitness retreats, including September Solos (August 30-September 28), accommodating solo travel, and Octoba Yoga (October 5 – November 2), a yoga retreat that designed to leave travelers feeling relaxed, toned and fully recharged.

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Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, Puerto Rico
Built in 1919 by Frederick William Vanderbilt, the historical Grand Dame hotel, once known as the social epicenter of San Juan, is in the final stage of completing a $200 million revitalization. Set to open on December 1, 2014, The Condado Vanderbilt Hotel will once again welcome guests for hotel stays and five star around-the-clock services, signaling the return of luxury and sophistication to San Juan. The hotel will unveil 319 elegant guestroom and suite accommodations, a spa sanctuary with Puerto Rico’s first Hammam, two post pool lounges with butler service, and a second international restaurant headed by renowned Chef Juan Jose Cuevas.

Hotel El Convento, Puerto Rico
Lovingly restored from a 360-year old Carmelite convent, this stunning San Juan hotel is the only “Small Luxury Hotel” in Puerto Rico and the oldest member of the Historic Hotels of America. This fall, Hotel El Convento is offering guest a chance to travel back in time with their “Glimpse Into The Past” package, which offers up to $100 in savings for parking, dining, and activities.

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La Concha Resort, Puerto Rico
La Concha Resort is the quintessential San Juan beach hotel, and a nightlife destination in Puerto Rico. Situated on a breathtaking, sun-splashed corner of prime Caribbean beachfront in Condado, the property has three outdoor pools and private beach, five on-site restaurants, including a famous floating seashell restaurant called Perla, and also features a state-of-the-art casino. La Concha is enhancing its distinguished ambiance with a million dollar guestroom refresh in its Ocean Tower, to be completed in the fall of 2014. The guestrooms, which offer stunning views of the Condado Beach and resort’s main pool, will undergo a floor-to-ceiling update with new furnishings, including contemporary lamps, desks, chairs, night tables, and drapes, all in the resort’s signature white color scheme.

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Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa, Puerto Rico
Located in Guanica, Copamarina is just one hour from San Juan and offers a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere where guest can enjoy an authentic Puerto Rican experience. This oceanfront resort stretches across 20 acres of lush tropical gardens, offering guests seclusion among upscale amenities. This fall, Copamarina is facilitating a $1 million refresh of guestrooms along with an upgrade to the pool deck and hotel entrance to further enhance the guest experience. A perfect destination for adventurous travelers looking for an alternate kind of beach getaway, Copamarina offers an “Adventure Package, ” which includes daily breakfast for two adults, a one hour hike of the nearby Guanica Dry Forest reserve with a lunch box for two, and one hour daily of a non-motorized watersports, including mountain biking, kayaking, sailing, surfing and diving.

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Hyatt Regency Aruba, Aruba

Travelers are invited to Aruba this fall to experience breathtaking scenery, white-sand beaches, sparkling blue waters and a full dose of tropical sunshine with the Hyatt Regency Aruba’s Sunshine on Sale promotion. Based on a five-night minimum stay, guests who take advantage of this sun-filled offer receive their fifth night free. The elegant Caribbean resort, which plays host to Spanish-influenced architecture and a stunning open-air lobby, is revamping its guest rooms with new chic décor, perfect for those travelers with panache taste. Additionally, the resort, located on Aruba’s world-renowned Palm Beach, offers visitors amenities including a multi-level pool complex, a lively casino for those who want to try their luck at gaming and a diverse set of on-site dining options and bars.

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Gansevoort Turks & Caicos

Gansevoort Turks + Caicos, the island outpost of the widely successful Gansevoort brand defined by the flagship Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, is currently celebrating 5 years as the sleek boutique hotel where Caribbean tranquility meets NYC chic on the pristine white-sand beaches of Grace Bay. Additionally, this November, Gansevoort Turks + Caicos will be participating in the 4th Annual Caribbean Food & Wine Festival. Their restaurant Stelle will join in the culinary extravaganza as part of the Gourmet Safari dine-around.

Courtyard Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort, Puerto Rico
Situated on the biggest beach in the metro area, just 5 minutes away from San Juan Airport, this family friendly hotel recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, with the second phase already underway. Already completely updated is the hotel’s signature oceanfront pool, which features a swim-up bar serving up delicious tapas and signature drinks. The upcoming additional $12 million renovation to be completed this winter will refresh the lobby and guestrooms.

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Rendezvous, Saint Lucia

Rendezvous, an idyllic and intimate Caribbean hideaway designed exclusively for couples, provides the Premium “Ever After” Wedding Collection. Set on a picturesque two-mile stretch of white sandy beach surrounded by seven acres of tropical gardens, Rendezvous is now transforming over-the-top wedding fantasies into reality. The new “Ever After” Collection customizes the special occasion with beautifully themed wedding concepts, including “Exotic Oasis,” “Island Romance,” “Elope,” “Romance in Bloom,” and “Romance by the Sea,” to not only enhance the memory of the couple’s special day, but the “ever after.”

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Doubletree Hilton San Juan, Puerto Rico
Located in the coveted Condado district, this hotel property offers a wide variety of upscale accommodations in a tranquil and casual environment. This fall, showcasing Doubletree’s recently opened Yelo Spa is their “Pampered in Paradise,” which includes manicures, pedicures, 30 minute massages, and facials to guests. With décor inspired by the colors and traditions of the Tibetan Monks, the new Yelo Spa at Doubletree Hilton San Juan will leave guests feeling centered and at peace.

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El Convento Boutique Hotel Presents a Flavor Expedition‏

September 9, 2014 on 2:31 pm | In Beachbooker, Mexico | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowCoffee Tasting Percolates with Flavorful Ways to

See UNESCO World Heritage city of Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua, Guatemala- Discerning travelers looking for a taste of adventure and culture should check out the El Convento Boutique Hotel in Antigua, Guatemala and its Flavour Expedition. The special package features a coffee tasting that includes ways to explore and learn about Antigua’s coffee and a Coffee tour through coffee plantation. Guests will learn how coffee is cultivated in Guatemala along with its variety of climates.

The exquisitely charming El Convento Boutique Hotel is ideal for guests with an appetite for a novel adventure and the buffet of options in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Antigua. Whether you want to climb a volcano, stroll along cobblestone streets, visit myriad churches, convents and cathedrals or simply enjoy alone time in a boutique hotel seeped in culture and luxury.

El Convento Boutique Hotel’s Flavour Expedition includes a two hour coffee tasting in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Antigua, accommodations in one of El Convento Boutique Hotel’s exclusive Junior Suites, a special discount on a Vespa Motorcycle ride and the house signature massage, breakfast in the Restaurant and a welcome cocktail.

While in the charming city of Antigua, guests can enjoy a plethora of adventures including ziplining, biking around the city and stopping at a macadamia farm for pancakes, riding a mule or visiting one of the many volcanoes to visit in and around Antigua including Fuego and Acatenango, Volcán Pacaya and Volcán De Aqua. A family trip is the ideal memory-making experience.

El Convento features 26 spacious exquisitely decorated suites drawing upon the rich history and culture of the region. Each of the suites is individually designed, some with beamed ceilings and with a private garden or terrace with views of the volcanoes. This charming hotel is located on a cobblestone street across from the legendary Capuchinas Convento. Many rooms are within close range from the Parque Central, La Merced Church and Antigua Cathedral. The boutique hotel also features a lovely rooftop where couples can enjoy cozy dinners while stargazing.

El Convento Boutique Hotel boasts a fusion of contemporary style and traditional Spanish colonial architecture with brick vaulted ceilings, candlelit archways and stone fountains. History, adventure and romance await in and Antigua. Exploring Colonial ruins and meandering along cobblestone streets offer great hand-holding and picture perfect moments. Along with zip-lining through treetops, guests can spot over 100 species of birds or ride a mule through mountain trails, there are many ways to explore adventure. For guests on a spiritual journey, Antigua is one of the best conserved colonial cities with many religious edifices to behold. Take a day to see the many churches, convents and cathedrals.

Antigua, Guatemala is called land of eternal spring for its consistent spring-like climate. Visitors can enjoy 75 degrees all year round so honeymooners can count on sun-filled days. Direct flights are available from major cities including NY, LA, Houston, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas making post-wedding travel planning easy and direct.

El Convento Boutique Hotel also was awarded the Most Excellent Hotel in Mexico and Central America by Conde Nast Johansens in 2013, in addition to earning TripAdvisor’s coveted 2014 and 2013 Traveler’s Choice award. El Convento Boutique Hotel features 26 spacious suites with flat screen TVs and free WIFI, two lounges areas, one restaurant, a wine cellar and gated guest parking. For more information, visit www.elconventoantigua.com

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HOTELITO DESCONOCIDO’S SOLECITO SPA TRANSPORTS GUESTS TO NEW LEVELS OF RELAXATION‏

September 9, 2014 on 2:27 pm | In Beachbooker, Mexico | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowMexican Hotel Offers Thalasso, Raw and Aphrodisiac Wellness Treatments in a Pacific Coast Setting

Hotelito Desconocido, an ecological luxury resort, located 90 minutes South of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR), and surrounded by a UNESCO wildlife sanctuary, provides the perfect balance of seclusion and relaxation. Guests of this indulging property will find that its SPA, El Solecito (the Little Sun) can only enhance this experience with its abundance of wellness treatments for the body and for the soul.

El Solecito SPA covers an area of 4,675 square feet featuring Thalasso pools, seven cabins inspired by the seven chakras (root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye and crown), bubble beds, geysers, waterfalls, baths, saunas, steam baths, lounges and gardens, a chlorine free infinity pool overlooking the vast blue Pacific Ocean and a temazcal (a type of pre-Hispanic sweat lodge) where a Huichol Chaman (wise man of the indigenous people of the area) can conduct a ritual/treatment for up to 12 people and pay tribute to the four basic elements in the pre-Hispanic cultures: air, water, fire and soil.

As an almost self-sustainable property, Hotelito Desconocido’s El Solecito SPA, offers fresh products for its treatments. Most of the treatments, are elaborated with seasonal natural products harvested in the fertile farm of the property, as aloe, avocado, grapefruit, mango, passion fruit, nanche (golden spoon) and even the aphrodisiac yaca (yackfruit). Baths can be done with milk from local farm’s cows or goats. Some of the wraps are of chocolate and clay from the lagoon.

One of the most popular treatments offered in the property is its Thalasso pools, which in the 77°F weather of the area, are the only ones in Mexico located in the open air. Certified by the Association of Thalassos in Valencia, Spain which in 2013 also named the property the 4th “Best Rehab Center with Thalasso in the World,” Hotelito Desconocido’s use of the latest trend in European SPA treatments, thalassotherapy employs seawater with a density of 47% salt as a form of therapy. El Solecito SPA offers a circuit of four Thalasso pools which work to open pores and cleanses the body of toxins. The water also contain over 80 elements of the periodic table, which are necessary for our body to regenerate tissues, aids healing, reduces inflammation, and help to break fibrosis causing muscle aches, especially in the back.
In the Thalasso pools the body floats more easily, helping to lose three quarters of the weight while in treatment, increasing blood pumping, re-oxygenating the brain, increasing the number of red and white blood cells in addition to helping the healing of internal and external wounds.
Hotelito Desconocido is part of what is called health tourism; a new tendency of looking after your body, pampering and indulge yourself. Its 27 luxury and comfortable rooms (called Palafitos) are themed and inspired by the famous Mexican game “Loteria,” so each one is different in every way. Gourmet cuisine is offered at the two restaurants “Diablito” and “Nopalito”.

The Thalasso’s operation is directed by Humberto Lerma, General Director of Hotelito Desconocido, with 15 years of experience in Thalassos in Mexico and Europe; and is supervised by the acclaimed marine biologist Marianela Peña, President of the Institute of Marine Biotherapies.

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Rum, Fungi and Seafood! The BVI’s First Ever Culinary Month‏

September 9, 2014 on 2:24 pm | In Beachbooker, Caribbean, Dine Drink, Virgin Islands | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowThe British Virgin Islands’ First Ever BVI Food Fete Kicks Off This November

As the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (BVITB) wraps up a busy season of Summer FREEdom deals, the destination is announcing their first-ever culinary extravaganza, BVI Food Fete, which will offer a variety of delicious, locally-focused events and activities throughout the month of November.

“The BVI Food Fete is a wonderful opportunity for the Territory to showcase the finest Caribbean cuisine and we’re excited to invite travelers to taste the best of the BVI,” said Sharon Flax-Mars, Director of Tourism. “Due to the variety of program offerings, diners will have the opportunity to island hop while sampling local ingredients like famous Anegada spiny lobster, our signature cocktail, The Painkiller and more.”

Throughout the month-long BVI Food Fete, unique events and programming will feature the destination’s finest cuisine and chefs, including, BVI Restaurant Week, the Anegada Lobster Festival, On The Rocks Bar Crawl, international chefs, wine and rum tastings, and Local Fridays.

BVI Food Fete Programming

· Visiting Chef Program (Continuous)

Chefs from around the world are invited to bring their expertise to the festival and prepare dishes that incorporate ingredients traditional to their home countries with those local to the BVI. One of our visiting chefs will be Roshni Gurnani, Executive Chef and Culinary Chef instructor at The Art Institute of Houston.

· BVI Restaurant Week (November 14th-23rd)

Participating restaurants throughout the destination are serving luxurious three and six course meals at reduced prices. Over the course of the week, each restaurant will offer a fixed, special menu made with authentic flavors and ingredients of the Caribbean.

BVI Restaurant Week has developed into an interactive culinary event that continues to drum excitement and participation from restaurateurs, chefs and food lovers throughout the Caribbean region and internationally, introducing patrons to the varied dishes offered throughout the Territory for breakfast, lunch or dinner at significantly reduced prices. Restaurants that participate in BVI Restaurant Week will offer a special discounted menu for the entire week. These menus involve a maximum charge of $45 for a three-course dinner; $15 for lunch; $9 for breakfast. Each menu will include a complimentary drink.

To see a list of the participating restaurants in Restaurant Week visit BVI Food Fete online: www.bvifoodfete.com.

BVI Restaurant Week will feature the following activities:

o Taste of the BVI, Tortola (Nov. 14th) and Virgin Gorda (Nov. 15th) – Restaurants gather at one venue in a market-style setting offering free samples of food, which will be offered during BVI Restaurant Week. BVI wholesalers and beverage retailers will also be on site to offer free drink samples of various wines, spirits, mixes and juices.

o Celebrity Chef Cook-off – During the Taste of the BVI events, four local chefs, two on Virgin Gorda and two on Tortola, will compete with the visiting celebrity chef in a BVI style cook-off for the title of Best Chef.

o Barefoot Gourmet Soirée (Nov. 23rd) – A highlight of Restaurant Week will be the Barefoot Gourmet Soirée dinner on November 23rd. Set in a private villa, this incredible 5-course meal will be prepared by international and local chefs. Proceeds from the evening will go to a student interested in pursuing a career in tourism. With a theme of barefoot elegance, this exclusive evening is not to be missed.

· On the Rocks Bar Crawl (November 15th)

Enjoy an evening On the Rocks. This exciting bar crawl will take place at 6 PM on Virgin Gorda. Participants will be transported in party safari buses to six well-known bars on the island with the last stop ending in a grand finale party. Customized drinks and hors d’oeuvres are some of the highlights of the night.

· Local Fridays (continuous)

On Fridays, restaurants on Anegada, Jost Van Dyke, Tortola and Virgin Gorda will be serving some of the best local fare found on this archipelago. Get ready to choose from a wide selection of delicious dishes.

· Callwood Rum Distillery Happy Hour (November 7th)

The BVIs’ historic rum distillery will feature a unique rum tasting. Experience tradition and culture amid this authentic family-owned property. The Callwood Distillery, located off a back road in Cane Garden Bay, has been in operation for over four centuries, on the Arundel Estate, Tortola. That legacy has been handed down from father to son over the centuries. The existing building that the distillery operates from is over two hundred years old, and still has much of its original stonework.

· Wine Tastings (continuous)

Special wine tastings will be held throughout the month, including select South African wines, and other top picks from our sommeliers and bartenders.

· Anegada Lobster Festival (November 29th-30th)

The BVI Food Fete culminates into a two-day event, the Anegada Lobster Festival, celebrating the Caribbean’s indigenous spiny lobster. During the two-day event, travelers can expect to indulge in lobster dishes prepared by several restaurants on the island of Anegada, each with their own unique twist on the Caribbean favorite. In addition to the participating restaurants, beachside music and entertainment entices guests to linger a little longer on the “drowned island.”

The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board, together with the population of Anegada, will feature talented local chefs who will be on-hand to prepare, cook, and serve plated sample lobster dishes at participating Anegada restaurants. Participants will dine on three different lobster samplers at each restaurant at a cost of $10-$12 per sampler plate. Travelers don’t have to stay on Anegada to experience the festival – ferry services will be running daily from the other islands, including Virgin Gorda and Tortola.

Property Offerings

Hotel and resort properties participating in the destination’s culinary month have created programs that bring the BVIs’ culinary flare to guests on-site with new offers that incorporate ingredients and flavors local to the islands. For full details please see www.bvifoodfete.com

Peter Island Resort and Spa is teaching travelers how to eat like an islander during BVI Food Fete with a variety of on-island grilling and wine tasting activities. As an added bonus, the resort is offering 35% off Beach Front Junior Suites, Nightly Villa Rates and Ocean View Rooms.

· Peter Island’s Tradewinds restaurant will offer a special “Taste of BVI” menu for November’s ‘Restaurant Week’. Every Friday night throughout the month of November, Tradewinds restaurant will showcase a local BVI dish on the dinner menu such as Conch Ceviche and Fish-n-Foil.

· Grilling Classes: The resort is offering guided grilling and smoking classes to guests. Amateur grillers can expect to learn how to fillet a fish, clean an Anegada Lobster and prepare the perfect steak with one of Peter Island Resort & Spa’s world-class chefs. The class includes a grilled and smoked feast for dinner on Deadman’s Beach.

· Wine Social Tuesdays: The resort hosts tastings with resident wine and beverage expert, Rimple Nayyar, who allows guests to sample a variety of wines while learning more about proper wine pairings.

· Caribbean Buffet: Wednesday’s Caribbean Buffet features live music at Deadman’s Bar & Grill.

· Vintner’s Dinner: On Thursdays, the resort hosts a Vintner’s Dinner in the private wine room at Tradewinds restaurant. Reservations required.

Rosewood Little Dix Bay is bringing the flavors of the Caribbean to the BVI Food Fete with their Dish of the Week and a six course menu by new Executive Chef, Torsten Rumprecht. In addition to their participation in the BVI Food Fete, Rosewood Little Dix Bay is offering guests staying four nights a complimentary fifth night at all accommodations (with exception to the Beach Houses) while guests staying five nights can receive a complimentary sixth and seventh night at a Deluxe Cottage, Beach Front Cottage, Rosewood Junior Suite or Villa.

· Dish of the Week: The resort will showcase a host of dishes indigenous to the BVI through their locally-inspired beachside barbeque each Friday. The oceanfront dining experience will be dedicated to native island dishes such as Local Grilled Potfish, Jonny Cakes with Mild Scotch Bonnet-Creole Sauce and Virgin Gorda Bread and Butter Pudding with Rum Sauce and Banana Ice Cream. Additionally, during the second week of November, Rosewood Little Dix Bay is highlighting its new Executive Chef Torsten Rumprecht and Executive Pastry Chef Miguel Somoza. Chef Torsten and Chef Miguel will be creating special dishes such as Bitter Chocolate Crème Catalana with Pineapple Salsa and Pecan-Caramel Ice Cream and Pork Schnitzel topped with Crabmeat-Mushroom Ragout, which fuses local ingredients with internationally-inspired flavors.

· Restaurant Week: During Restaurant Week, Rosewood Little Dix Bay will offer special menus in each of the resort’s three, distinct restaurants and Chef Torsten will host cooking demonstrations and kitchen tours, sharing his international techniques and skills with guests. Guests will learn how to add Caribbean touches to staple dishes such as grilled fish or Tropical Pork Oscar with Lobster.

· Anegada Lobster Festival: In addition to themed dishes and cocktails on property, Rosewood Little Dix Bay is offering guests private boat charters to and from Anegada throughout the week, allowing diners to easily island hop between activities.

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is celebrating the finest cuisine in the Caribbean during the BVI Food Fete with a calendar packed full of culinary activities throughout the month of November.

· Hosting Top Chefs: Chef Chad Johnson – 2012 and 2014 James Beard Semifinalist for Best Chef: South – from their sister property Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, will visit Scrub Island on November 12th and will participate in a Supper Club dinner with new executive chef, Chef Juan Morrison. The Supper Club at Scrub Island Resort is a way to bring together adventuresome lovers of food and drink for an evening of discovery. The entire multi-course meal will be prepared and carefully paired with wines that will surely elevate the evening. Dinner will be served in the elegant Candle Room at communal tables to foster lively conversation and debate. The event will be open to hotel guests and local foodies.

About the British Virgin Islands

An archipelago comprised of 60 islands and cays, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are located 80 kilometers east of Puerto Rico, in the northwestern region of the Caribbean Sea. The main islands are Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke. Road Town, located in Tortola, is the British Virgin Island’s capital.

The BVI is renowned as a destination for sailing, diving and snorkeling. The destination’s vast topography provides unique opportunities for hiking, outdoor adventure and sustainable tourism. The BVI is home to many famous attractions that include The Baths on Virgin Gorda, the Wreck of the Rhone off the coast of Salt Island, The Caves off the coast of Norman Island, the flamingos on Anegada, White Bay Beach on Jost Van Dyke, and Sage Mountain on Tortola.

Despite its status as a United Kingdom territory, the BVI uses the U.S. dollar as its official currency. The BVI Tourist Board invites everyone to experience the seduction of our pristine and exquisite home. For more information on all that BVI has to offer, visit www.bvitourism.com.

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