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Ferry service linking St. Lucia, Barbados and SVG could commence year-end

4 Aug
The Dream Jet Express is set to operate from Barbados by year-end. (Picture by Lennox Devonish).

The Dream Jet Express is set to operate from Barbados by year-end. (Picture by Lennox Devonish).

The long-awaited passenger ferry service linking some of the islands in the Caribbean could become a reality by year-end.

Caribbean Ferry Service, a three-year-old company registered in Barbados, is in the process of finalising paperwork to operate two vessels, The Dream Jet Express and The Opal Jet Express, for travel and cargo through the region, the Barbados Nation News has reported.

The service will be initially accessible to travellers in Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines and St Lucia. Eventually, other islands would be Continue reading

U.S. Virgin Islands offers “nice” packages for travel this summer and fall

25 May

Source: Caribbean360

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands, Thursday May 19, 2016 – The United States Virgin Islands is offering a free night’s stay along with spending credits for travel to St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas from June to October this year.

The USVI Department of Tourism announced its 2016 Summer-Fall Promotion, which includes a fourth night free and $350 in spending credit. Travelers must book by July 16, 2016, and all travel must be completed between June 5 and October 15, 2016.

Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty thanked all travel partners for supporting the promotion, which will be backed by a cooperative marketing program of $150,000 with key tour operators and $350,000 in television and digital advertising.

“The United States Virgin Islands is nice all year round, but we are especially nice in the summer with lots of festivals, events and activities for travelers looking for a fabulous vacation value,” said Nicholson-Doty. The Department of Tourism expects the promotion to drive more than $1.5 million in visitor expenditures through mid-October.

Participating hotels and resorts include:

St. Croix
The Buccaneer Hotel; Club Comanche Hotel St. Croix; Club St. Croix Beach Resort and Tennis Club; Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort & Casino; Holger Danske Hotel; Hotel Caravelle; Hotel on the Cay; Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort & Spa; Sand Castle on the Beach; Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina; and The Palms at Pelican Cove.

St. John
Caribbean Villas; Concordia Eco-Resort; Gallows Point Resort; Island Getaways; SIRENUSA Residences; and The Westin St. John Resort & Villas.

St. Thomas
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort; Emerald Beach Resort; Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Resort; Galleon House Bed and Breakfast; Lindbergh Bay Hotel and Villas; Mafolie Hotel; Pavilions & Pools Villa Hotel; Sapphire Beach Condominium Resort; Sugar Bay Resort & Spa; The Green Iguana Hotel; and Windward Passage Hotel.

Participating tour operators and wholesalers include: American Airlines Vacations; Apple Vacations; Bookit.com; CheapCaribbean.com; Costco Travel; Expedia; Flight Center USA; MLT Vacations; and Travel Impressions.

For more information about the United States Virgin Islands, go to VisitUSVI.com, follow us on Twitter (@USVITourism) and become a fan on Facebook (www.facebook.com/VisitUSVI). When traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. citizens enjoy all the conveniences of domestic travel – including on-line check-in – making travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands easier than ever. As a United States Territory, travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands does not require a passport from U.S. citizens arriving from Puerto Rico or the U.S. mainland. Entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens are the same as for entering the United States from any foreign destination. Upon departure, a passport is required for all but U.S. citizens.

 

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#TOP THINGS TO DO IN THE CARIBBEAN

17 May

 SOURCE: PRINCESS CRUISES

Private Island – Princess Cay Bahamas | Princess Cruises

RELAX ON A PRIVATE ISLAND FOR THE DAY, PRINCESS CAYS®

Located on the tiny Bahamian island of Eleuthera, Princess Cays is a secluded island playground, reserved just for Princess guests. Do some shopping, sample island fare and exotic cocktails, swim the crystal-clear waters or just soak up the warm Caribbean sun and watch the kids play on their own pirate’s galleon. For a special treat, reserve a pastel-colored cabana where you can enjoy authentic cuisine, cocktails and some serious “me” time.

Download map of Princess Cays (PDF)

Sail on a Yacht – St. Maarten | Princess Cruises

SAIL ON A MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR YACHT IN ST. MAARTEN

Take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be Dennis Conner for the day and race America’s cup yachts in the turquoise blue waters and brisk trade winds of the Caribbean Sea. Grind a winch, trim a sail or punch a stopwatch as you compete against other crews in “the most exclusive sporting event in the world,” followed by a victory celebration and some post-race rum punch.

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5 Historical Facts about The Crane You (Probably) Didn’t Know

12 May

SOURCE: The Crane Resort

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A Barbadian legend since 1887, The Crane has long attracted travelers to its extraordinary expanse of pink sand and turquoise waters. In celebration of such a remarkable and storied history, Crane Concierge presents 5 Historical Facts about The Crane You Probably Didn’t Know:

1. The Horse

In the 18th century Continue reading

Vincy Mas 2016 Set to Launch Sat 7th May

5 May

Source: NBCSVG

The Victoria Park will come alive on May 7th with the Official Launch of Vincy Mas 2016.

Chairman of the Carnival Development Corporation – Dennis Ambrose said that the launch will give the public a Continue reading

Donald Trump’s Caribbean Villa

3 May

Source: Le Chateau des Palmiers

Le Chateau des Palmiers, the two-villa complex located on the beautiful sands of Plum Bay Beach on Continue reading

#IslandVacation: Palm Island Resort, St.Vincent & The Grenadines

26 Apr

Source: Palm Island Resort

Welcome to the Ultimate Grenadines Paradise

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Imagine basking in the sun on your own private island steps away from the warm turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Palm Island Resort is an oasis of tropical serenity located on the southern tip of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, an idyllic archipelago of 32 tropical island and cays known for its stunning natural Continue reading