In conjunction with three new wedding packages, St. Vincent’s Buccament Bay Resort is offering couples who book a wedding by Feb. 28, 2013, for travel by Feb. 28, 2014, a 70 percent per night discount on all travel dates and room types.
The packages, Simply Blissful, Completely Blissful and Beyond Blissful, offer a full menu of wedding ceremony amenities and services ranging from providing a minister or registrar to perform the ceremony to wedding cakes, all with the assistance of a wedding coordinator.
Travelers who book wedding parties that account for 25 room nights or more will receive a complimentary Simply Blissful package, while couples who book 50 room nights or more will secure a complimentary upgrade for the bride and groom to a beachfront villa. Couples who book a beachfront villa for seven nights or more will receive a complimentary upgrade to the Completely Blissful package. Packages are priced from $1,100to $3,500.
In response to a surge in demand a greater selection of All-Inclusive properties has also been added, with key additions in Antigua, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. An extended Cuba tour and additional cruising options with Silversea and Royal Clipper reaffirms Caribtours’ position as the Caribbean specialist.
“This latest collection is fine tuning an already successful, tried and tested programme. Our team has travelled far and wide over the past 12 months and we have added a handful of more affordable options, whilst still maintaining the luxury reputation we are so well known for.
As well as being a great place to stay, the introduction of Puerto Rico complements our cruise programme beautifully as Silversea is another new addition.” Paul Cleary, Managing Director, Caribtours.
The 2013 portfolio features an array of new properties, from family friendly Nonsuch Bay in Antigua to the beguiling Petit St Vincent in the Grenadines.
Puerto Rico, a brand new destination, has been added to support the pre and post departures for the growing cruise programme. Caribtours’ impeccable service goes way beyond just booking flights, hotels and transfers, so the introduction of a new “Concierge Service” highlights the additional bespoke services that Caribtours can offer.
FLY CLUB WITH CARIBTOURS
Book any holiday between 01 September and 19 October 2012 for travel on selected dates between 01 October 2012 – 31 March 2013 and get a complimentary one way upgrade to Club World on British Airways.
Terms & Conditions
Clients must book an outbound Club World ticket & an inbound World Traveller Plus ticket to be eligible for the flight upgrade from World Traveller Plus to Club World on the inbound flight.
Offer is subject to availability and selected dates apply
All bookings must include 7 nights accommodation and be for a minimum of 2 adults
Applicable to adults aged over 18
Standard British Airways terms and conditions apply
ANTIGUA, HEART OF THE CARIBBEAN
Hidden away on a secluded bay in 40 acres of beautiful gardens, Nonsuch Bay offers a luxurious alternative for those who like the privacy and independence of a fully equipped apartment or villa. Protected from the open ocean by a barrier reef, the bay is a haven for sailing and watersports enthusiasts of all ages, making this a popular choice for families with an appetite for adventure.
Stay 7 nights at Nonsuch Bay from £1,299 per person staying in a One Bedroom Apartment on Room Only.
Perched on a hillside overlooking Antigua’s west coast, Sugar Ridge is the luxurious new boutique hotel offering some of the most stunning, panoramic views on the island. There’s a friendly, sociable atmosphere with guests and locals mingling at the popular Sugar Club restaurant and bar which provides a pleasant setting for relaxed evenings.
Stay 7 nights at Sugar Ridge from £1,475 per person staying in a Deluxe Room, including breakfast.
GRENADINES, PARADISE UNPLUGGED
At the southern tip of the Grenadines lies a tiny private island that is one of the Caribbean’s best kept secrets, a verdant tropical paradise that dares you to disconnect from the world and enjoy the simple pleasures of life in the slow lane.
The luxurious cottages are scattered around the island for maximum privacy, the food is to die for and the staff are attentive but never intrusive. Spend a little time here and you’ll soon discover that Petit St Vincent is small, but perfectly formed.
ENCHANTING PUERTO RICO
El Convento, a charming former convent, built by the Spanish in the 17th Century, is the perfect base from which to explore the intoxicating streets of Old San Juan. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this is a grand old hotel where you can expect the very best, with impeccable service, sophisticated dining and luxurious accommodation.
Stay 7 nights at El Convento from £1,495 per person staying in a Superior Room on Room Only.
Enjoying a pristine tropical setting at the foot of the ancient El Yunque rainforest is the St Regis Bahia Beach, a resort built for the 21st Century. Stylish, ultra-modern rooms, extensive sports facilities, an outstanding spa and a golden beach all combine to create a truly memorable experience.
Stay 7 nights at St Regis Bahia Beach from £1,950 per person staying Superior Garden View Room on Room Only.
CRUISE THE CARIBBEAN
Stay 7 nights on Royal Clipper from £1,895 per person staying in a Category 6 Cabin on Full Board.
Explore exotic destinations and visit some of the lesser known Caribbean islands with Silversea’s fleet of elegant small ships, perfect for the discerning traveller. With one crew member for every guest you can expect outstanding service as you cruise in unparalleled All-Inclusive luxury.
Stay 7 nights on Silversea from £2,829 per person sharing a Vista Suite on the Silver Whisper on All-Inclusive.
To speak to one of our friendly Travel Advisers or to order a copy of the new brochure, please call Caribtours on 020 7751 0660 or visit www.caribtours.co.uk
With the rise in popularity of weddings abroad, and smaller, intimate wedding parties becoming increasingly commonplace, where better to hold the wedding of a lifetime than the stunning private island of Petit St Vincent in the Grenadines.
With a new Wedding Programme that can be fully tailored, and a host of idyllic locations to say “I Do”, the Robinson Crusoe-esque Caribbean paradise makes the ultimate setting for the most magical of nuptials.
With two miles of secluded white sandy beaches, a lush tropical landscape, dazzling crystal clear waters and just 22 cottages on-island, PSV is a romantic retreat where wedding couples can have as much privacy as they desire. The recently refurbished island has launched a new Exclusive Wedding Programme, which can be completely tailored to the wedding couple’s exact requirements and tastes.
Whether you take over the whole island with your party, or simply arrive with your fiancé and wedding rings, every request is taken care of.
Personal Wedding Coordination
Return day flights from Union Island to St Vincent for the License application for the Bride and Groom
Taxi transportation from and to the airport in St Vincent, including a taxi tour of the Botanical Gardens and Fort Charlotte, including lunch
Legal Affairs & Registration
Pedicure and manicure for the bride on the morning of the wedding
Beautifully arranged on-site ceremony
Fresh Tropical Bridal Bouquet and Grooms Boutonniere
A Reverend to conduct the service
Professional photographer who will shoot a minimum of 100 images available on CD
Frameable Marriage Certificate
Wedding Dinner for two, with Chilled French Champagne
(Two witnesses can be supplied if required)
Petit St Vincent offers a selection of jaw-droppingly beautiful romantic locations for wedding ceremonies…
~The Atlantic Pier~
Resting over the aquamarine waters of the Atlantic Ocean, with the gentle sounds
of the distant breaking surf and the resident tropical birds in the trees.
White powdered sand beaches, swaying palms and the glistening ocean provide a truly remarkable setting.
Elevated above the island, offering a refreshing Atlantic breeze and stunning views across the turquoise ocean and reefs.
Nightly rates at Petit St Vincent start from US$1,050 + 10% VAT and 10% service charge per cottage based on 2 sharing, including three meals per day, all non-alcoholic beverages, early morning coffee and afternoon tea, room service and use of all non-motorized water sports and facilities on the island.
British Airways (www.ba.com) and Virgin Atlantic (www.virgin-atlantic.com) fly to Barbados direct from London Gatwick. From Barbados, guests fly to Union Island (a 55 minute flight) and from there take a short boat ride to Petit St Vincent.
Travel Impressions launched a two-week American Airlines sale featuring savings up to 50 percent on bookings made in both coach and business class to select Caribbean and Mexico destinations. The American Airlines Sale is valid on bookings made July 13 to 27 for travel Sept. 5 to Dec. 15, 2012 (black-out dates apply).
Travelers booking an air/land vacation package at participating Caribbean and Mexican resorts and villas in the Travel Impressions portfolio will receive a $150 Instant Air Credit per room (minimum five-night stay). Additionally, travel agents will earn a $50 American Express Gift Cheque on select air/land packages (minimum of five nights). The American Airlines Sale can be booked from U.S. gateways nationwide for travel to the following Caribbean countries: Antigua, Aruba, Bermuda, Barbados, Curacao, Dominican Republic (La Romana, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Santo Domingo and Santiago), Grand Cayman, Grenada, Montego Bay (Jamaica), Nassau Paradise Island (Bahamas), Turks & Caicos, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. Croix. Participating Mexico destinations include Cancun, Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos.
Travel Impressions and select partners in the Caribbean and Mexico are offering a $150 Instant Air Credit on air/land reservations that are a minimum of five nights at participating resorts and villas and includes airfare on American Airlines. The $150 Instant Air Credit is offered per room, per stay at participating properties for reservations booked July 13 to 27 for travel Sept. 5 to Dec. 15 (black-out dates apply).
Villa vacation packages to Mexico and the Caribbean are available through The Villa Experience by Travel Impressions
The Adventure Package features seven nights in a deluxe air-conditioned one-bedroom suite for two people with a kitchenette as well as a welcome cocktail and aromatherapy gift kit upon arrival.
The package also includes one waterfall hike; one rainforest hike or one river tubing excursion down the Balthazar, Grenada’s largest river (not recommended for physically challenged persons); one complimentary in-pool scuba lesson; complimentary greens fees at the nine-hole Grenada Golf Club; unlimited use of non-motorized water sports equipment; beach chaise lounges; and service charges and government tax.
Guests also have the option to substitute the rainforest hike or the river tubing excursion with a full-day Adventure Jeep Tour, which includes lunch. All tours and hikes are guided.
Windjammer Sailing Adventures has announced that its first voyage will depart July 22, departing round-trip from Grenada.
The Mandalay, which formerly operated for now-defunct Windjammer Barefoot Cruises, will sail weekly, departing Sunday and returning Saturday, according to the company website. The cruises will visit “a selection of islands in the Grenadines,” including Grenada, Carriacou, Union Island, Mayreau, Tobago Cays, Bequia, St. Vincent and possibly others.
“Remember, ports visited are subject to change … we go where the captain and the winds take us!” the company website says.
Windjammer Sailing Adventures was started by Charles J. Kropke in the freewheeling spirit of Windjammer Barefoot, which was started in 1947 by the legendary Capt. Mike Burke. That company had legions of devoted fans but ultimately shut down in 2007. Kropke purchased pictures and memorabilia from Barefoot at a bankruptcy auction in 2008.
Kropoke, who is CEO of Windjammer Sailing, also operates Dragonfly Expeditions, which operates ecological and cultural tours throughout the Caribbean and South Florida.
He purchased the Mandalay, a three-masted 236-foot barquentine, from a company in Ecuador that had restored it. Kropke reduced capacity from 72 to 64 berths.
Cruise fares include a cabin/bunk, three meals a day, onboard entertainment, early morning pastries and Bloody Marys, early evening snacks, Rum Swizzles, wine with dinner and 24-hour coffee and tea. Tips are optional with about $75 per person per week is suggested.
Standard cabins below deck with bunk beds are priced at $1,599 per person, based on double occupancy.
Fares are $1,699 for Commodore Cabins, larger cabins below deck with bunk beds; $1,799 for Admiral Suites on main deck with double lower bunk and upper Pullman; and $1,899 for a Kings Cabin, a double sized cabin with shower separate from the bathroom.
There is a $400 discount on the second week of back-to-back sail.
Port charges are $99 are in addition to the cruise fare. Single shares are available at the per-person rate and the company will pair up with another single of the same sex.
Single occupancy is 175 percent of the per-person rate.
Third passenger prices are $1,199 for Commodore Cabin and $1,299 for Admiral Cabin.
For reservations, call 888-972-7245, ext. 101, or visithttp://sailwindjammer.com/Home_Page.html
–Book 7, 14 or 21 nights in a villa and enjoy 2, 4 or 7 complimentary nights –
GRAND ANSE, GRENADA, WEST INDIES – The private villa and suite retreat, Mount Cinnamon Resort, a Peter de Savary property, announces an affordable seasonal offer on one, two and three bedroom villas through summer 2012.
This value-added offer includes 2, 4 or 7 complimentary nightswhen purchasing 7, 14 and 21 nights stays. Guests who book a 7 nights stay, pay for only 5 nights; guest who book 14 nights and pay for only 10 nights; and for an extended stay, guests who book 21 nights and pay for only 14 nights.
Rates start at just $2,200 for a one-bedroom villa for 7 nights stay including 2 complimentary nights. Complimentary daily babysitting for up to 2hours and airport transfers are also included.
Set upon two miles of private beach on Grenada’s most sought after beach locale, Grand Anse, Mount Cinnamon Resort is a tranquil respite featuring intimate accommodations of 21 just garden apartments, suites and bi-level villas. Suites and villas are diverse in design and style, each offering views of lush tropical gardens and/or the private white sand beach and azure ocean
The one, two and three-bedroom bi-level villas with master suites, indoor and outdoor livingareas, full kitchens and dining areas, decadent baths and spectacular oceanviews are ideal for families and groups of two or more.
Accommodations include the latest in technology, amenities and are fully stocked with the comforts of a vacation home.
Summer Package – available through September 2012
Providing an atmosphere of serenity and indulgence that is, literally, above the rest, the Petit St. Vincent Spa lies nestled in the treetops of the island’s Marni Hill, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Opened in November 2011 following a major island renovation, the spa at PSV provides the final piece to the luxurious private island’s puzzle, offering the ultimate holiday experience for guests looking to loose themselves in paradisiacal “island life”.
Crafted from coconut trees, local driftwood and natural wood that complement the island’s rustic character, the spa is cleverly hidden amongst the lush vegetation, and offers exceptional privacy from the surrounding world.
With four luxurious open-air treatment rooms (that offer the addition of air-conditioning upon request) and private outdoor showers, guests can indulge in a plethora of Indonesian and Caribbean spa treatments created by Petit St. Vincent’s highly skilled team of Balinese and Caribbean therapists combining the finely tuned Indonesian spa culture with the relaxing Caribbean essence of warmth and tranquillity.
Each of the exclusive spa treatments are specifically tailored to the individual guest enabling them to choose which products are used from a selection of carefully blended massage oils made from local herbs, spices and aromatic plants.
The island’s signature treatments include the ancient Shirodhara massage; an Ayurvedic treatment, involving the warm and consistent flow of aromatic oils on the forehead and ‘third eye’, the chakra point just above and between the eyebrows that is said to be the seat of human consciousness.
The oils are allowed to flow over the scalp and through the hair, creating a blissful sensation, whilst enhancing mental clarity and releasing toxins.
Alongside an exquisite selection of additional treatments and body scrubs, each with their individual healing properties that will exfoliate, stimulate circulation and moisturize, the PSV spa therapists have created a custom After Sun Soother for guests in need of some relief from sun exposure.
The treatment uses fresh aloe plants from the gardens of Petit St. Vincent to soothe skin, bringing instant relief from common sunburn- a popular treatment with first day guests!
The PSV Spa also offers a romantic experience for two; the three-hour Marni Hill Touch is perfect for couples looking to rejuvenate and refresh with this unique island treatment. Starting with a foot purity massage, followed by a natural cinnamon body scrub, skin is gently exfoliated in preparation for a soothing wrap of honey and papaya.
A 7 night stay at Petit St Vincent starts at US$6,300 (£3,988) per cottage, including 3 meals per day, all non-alcoholic beverages and use of all non-motorized water sports and facilities on Petit St. Vincent, based on two persons sharing a cottage.
British Airways (www.ba.com) and Virgin Atlantic (www.virgin-atlantic.com) fly to Barbados direct from London Gatwick. From Barbados, guests fly to Union Island (a 55 minute flight) and from there take a short boat ride to Petit St Vincent.
Escape the hustle and bustle of London 2012 this summer and book a luxury getaway to Peter Island Resort & Spa, a private paradise in the Caribbean. Swap the bleak British weather for the clear skies and dazzling sun of the Caribbean, now with a fantastic 7 nights for the price of 4 special offer.
Scott Dunn (www.scottdunn.co.uk; 0208 682 5020) is offering 7 nights for the price of 4 in an Ocean View Room from £1,615 per person based on two sharing on a room only basis. Price includes economy class flights from London and transfers.
Book by 30 September 2012 for travel between 1st July – 19th December 2012 *
Peter Island is a privately owned resort in the idyllic British Virgin Islands. Accessible only by boat or helicopter, Peter Island’s private location makes it the perfect destination for guests seeking a serene and calming getaway with guaranteed sunshine during this dreary British summer! This exclusive 1,800-acre island hideaway includes five pristine beaches, lush palm groves and tropical mountains. A wide variety of land and sea activities include private diving and snorkelling excursions, sea kayaking, windsurfing, tennis, sailing and hikes to the scenic Sunset Loop. For the ultimate secluded escape, guests can even take advantage of the resort’s ‘Island Buyout’ programme – the perfect option for weddings, family reunions, special anniversaries and birthdays.
For more information visit www.peterisland.com
Peter Island Resort & Spa in the British Virgin Islands offers an array of culinary festivities during the first week of July including its greatly anticipated, annual BBQ & Bubbles party. BBQ festivities begin at 7pm, Wednesday July 4th on Deadman’s Bay Beach with a delicious BBQ, Veuve Clicquot Champagne provided by Caribbean Cellars and live music.
The Certified Angus Beef brandbrings Chef Govind Armstrong to be Peter Island’s guest chef for the week of festivities to join the culinary teams for a BBQ cook-off contest at the July 4th BBQ feast with a menu that includes local Anegada Lobster,Certified Angus Beef Tri-Tip and Certified Angus Beef “Denver” Steak, a variety of traditional and exotic BBQ entrees and Caribbean-inspired side-dishes. Guests attending the BBQ will vote on the winning team.
July 4th Culinary Package
In celebration of the July 4th weekend and all the culinary festivities happening at Peter Island Resort & Spa, Peter Island has created a July 4th Culinary Package.
This package includes complimentary access to any of the following culinary events for two guests for a savings of up to 36%.
Peter Island’s Culinary Calendar July 3 – 7, 2012
Tuesday, July 3 – Meet the Chefs Champagne Reception at Drakes Lounge on Peter Island for resort guests & invited guests.
Wednesday, July 4 – BBQ & Bubbles July 4th Party on Deadman’s Beach (For non-July 4thCulinary Package guests, the BBQ is priced at $70 per person for the BBQ, and an additional $30 forVeuve Clicquot champagne throughout the evening.)
Friday, July 6 - Farm Tour at Paraquite Bay on the island of Tortola followed by a cooking class with Chef Govind Armstrong at the Peter Island’s Crow’s Nest Villa for up to 15 people. (For non-July 4th Culinary Package guests, the Farm Tour/Cooking class is $75 per person.)
Saturday, July 7 - Wine Dinner featuring a menu of fine cuisine prepared by Chef Govind Armstrong at Peter Island’s Tradewinds restaurant for up to 60 people.
For non-July 4th Culinary Package guests, the Wine dinner is $225 per person.
Peter Island’s July 4th Culinary Package rates start at $1,830 exclusive of tax for three nights, two people and the inclusive meal plan. This package cannot be combined with other offers and is pending availability.
Additional nights and guests may be booked at prevailing rates pending availability. For more information and reservations, please call 1.800.346.4451 or 284.495.2000
Transport to Peter Island is available at designated times from the Peter Island Welcome Center at the CSY ferry dock in Road Town on the island of Tortola. Boat schedule information is available by calling 284.495.2000.
“We look forward to celebrating summer and July 4th with our acclaimed guest Chef Govind Armstrong and a week of culinary activities including our annual Beach BBQ & Bubbles Party July 4th which is greatly anticipated by Peter Island Resort’s guests, visitors to the BVI, and the local community,” states Wilbert Mason, General Manager of Peter Island Resort & Spa. “We look forward to a week of fine food, festivities and fun for all.”
About Peter Island Resort & Spa
An idyllic private island hideaway known to yachtsmen and sailors for over 30 years, Peter Island Resort & Spa offers 1,800 acres of paradise with five pristine beaches, three captivating, fully-staffed, residential-style Villas, Beachfront Junior Suites just steps from the sea, and charming, conveniently located Ocean View Rooms.
The island’s wide variety of land and sea activities include private diving and snorkeling excursions, sea kayaking, windsurfing, tennis, sailing, deep sea fishing, and hikes to the island’s scenic Sunset Loop. Located in the British Virgin Islands, Peter Island is a treasured secret among sophisticated travelers seeking the luxury of a private island and the Caribbean as it’s meant to be.
About Chef Govind Armstrong
Chef Govind Armstrong, of Table 8, 8 oz. Burger Bar, and most recently, Post & Beam in Los Angeles, CA, is a native of Los Angeles who grew up in Costa Rica. Continually cultivating his deeply rooted, passionate commitment to sustainability and locality to further the evolution of California cuisine, he has made a heralded mark with his Table 8 restaurants in both Los Angeles and Miami. Armstrong went on to open the 8oz Burger Bar concept, which is being expanded to several cities nationwide. At age 13, he began his culinary career working for Chef Wolfgang Puck during his summer vacations. Since then, he has also worked for Los Angeles culinary luminaries Mark Peel and Nancy Silverton at Campanile; Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger at City restaurant; and Joachim Splichal at Patina and Pinot. Armstrong also honed his craft in Spain at Arzak, the Michelin three-star restaurant.
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