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A New Ritz Carlton Coming to Puerto Rico | CaribbeanTravelNews


The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company will open Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, in December 2012 in Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico. The 114-room property will be located on a secluded, three-mile outcrop along Puerto Rico’s Caribbean coastline and encompass 1,400 acres.Accommodations will include 100 guest rooms and 14 one-bedroom suites, all located directly on the beach, and Su Casa, an original plantation hacienda renovated to its original 1920s style as a five-bedroom beachfront VIP villa available for weddings and private parties. The resort will be the company’s first Reserve property in the Americas.

Mark your calendar for a future vacation to Puerto Rico & the new Ritz Carlton Reserve. I’m sure they will be offering amazing introductory rates that can be paired with the already cheap ticket prices to the island. Puerto Rico is a hub for American Airlines Caribbean locations so American is always a good source for some of the best airfare rates. (Laura)

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Enjoy Hotel & Airfare Discounts in Top Beach Locales with Vacations by Marriott’s Summer Packages


Vacations by Marriott is making it easy to have a memorable beach vacation. The Summer Beach Vacation packages feature discounts on hotels & airfare in nearly three dozen popular beach destinations.

This summer the beach beckons, and Vacations by Marriott is answering the call. Making it easier than ever to get away on a great beach vacation, Vacations by Marriott is featuring new Summer Beach Vacation packages that feature special discount offers, free nights and other value-laden amenities like breakfast for two during the stay.

Don’t let these incredible specials slip away. Visit GoMarriottVacations.com, make a reservation by August 3, 2011, and take advantage of this epic Summer Vacation Package offer. Here is a sampling of the beach vacation deals being offered:

    •     Hotel savings of up to 60% when flights and hotel are booked together on GoMarriottVacations.com
  •     Four-night vacations with round-trip airfare starting at just $525 per person (sample pricing is at Miami’s South Beach Marriott, with airfare from Washington DC-Dulles)

Choose from one of Marriott’s many beautiful hotels and beach resorts in nearly three dozen different destinations like Hawaii, the Caribbean, Mexico, Florida, Costa Rica, California and Panama, including the following:

Hawaii 

  •     Wailea Beach Marriott, Maui
  •     Waikiki Beach Marriott, Oahu
  •     Kauai Marriott Resort, Kauai
  •     Waikoloa Beach Marriott, Big Island of Hawaii
  •     Courtyard Waikiki Beach, Oahu
  •     Courtyard Kauai, Kauai
  •     JW Marriott Ihilani, Oahu

Caribbean 

  •     Frenchman’s Reef Marriott, St. Thomas
  •     Curacao Marriott, Curacao
  •     St. Kitts Marriott, St. Kitts
  •     Courtyard Isla Verde, Puerto Rico
  •     Marriott Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  •     Aruba Marriott, Aruba
  •     Renaissance Curacao, Curacao
  •     La Concha Renaissance, Puerto Rico
  •     San Juan Marriott, Puerto Rico

Mexico 

  •     JW Marriott Cancun, Cancun
  •     Marriott CasaMagna Cancun, Cancun
  •     Marriott CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta

Costa Rica 

  •     JW Marriott Guanacaste, Guanacaste
  •     Los Suenos Marriott, Herradura

Panama 

  •     Panama City Marriott, Panama City

Florida 

  •     Eden Roc Renaissance, Miami Beach
  •     South Beach Marriott, Miami Beach
  •     Sanibel Harbour Marriott, Fort Myers
  •     Harbor Beach Marriott, Fort Lauderdale
  •     Courtyard Miami Beach, Miami Beach
  •     Clearwater Beach Marriott, Clearwater Beach

To book one of Marriott’s summer beach vacation packages, or for more vacation ideas, visit Vacations by Marriott at www.gomarriottvacations.com.

Source: PRWEb.com

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Caribbean Sea: U.S. Virgin Islands DPNR & the Lionfish


Lionfish

Photo: GotoStCroix.com

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources has been diligently working to manage and control the rapidly growing lionfish population. Now as part of that effort, they’re encouraging residents to put them on the plate and eat them. They also want more fisherman to have incentives for catching the spiny predator, and they hope to get legislative funding to assist the fishermen in that regard.

Source: Virgin Islands CBS News 2