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Islands.com | St. Croix Mega Sweepstakes


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The Caribbean’s most historic resort shines with timeless grace. 138 spacious, elegant rooms are spread over 340 acres: in the signature pink Great House, on two of three beaches, on ridges overlooking the sea, gently-rolling golf greens and acclaimed tennis center. Three restaurants, renovated spa and fitness center, designer boutique. Recognized by the National Trust as a Historic Hotel of America.

Enter to win
– 8 days/7 nights accommodation 
– Island tour 
– One day car rental 
– 2.5 hours spa for two people 
– Breakfast daily 
– Floating mats, kayaks, snorkeling at the beach 
– Blackout dates apply


Located on a quiet stretch of beach on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands, the Divi Carina Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort combines privacy and relaxation with modern style amenities. The Divi will delight you with its oceanfront accommodations, gourmet food, gorgeous tropical setting and full-range of activities for adults and kids alike.

Three nights, All-Inclusive Stay, featuring the following accommodations… Deluxe King offers a king sized bed with queen sleeper sofa, refrigerator, microwave, air conditioning, television, clock radio, and private patio or balcony with an ocean view.


At The Palms, our goal is to help every guest transform from island visitor to welcomed friend. Our 40 beach front guest rooms are your home in America’s Paradise. Friendly, attentive staff, 24 hour assistance and security, great snorkeling, swimming pool, award-winning restaurant, on site recreational activities and modern amenities.

7 night stay in a beach front room. Welcome drink upon arrival. Rum and coke in the room. A guided snorkel tour by a Palms staff member. Valued at $2300.


Win a week’s worth of authentic island relaxation on Stx. Best swimming, snorkeling, sunsets, dolphin crossings on the beach at the Sand Castle! Imagine the perch from a SeaView Suite, experience the laid-back, friendly atmosphere…enjoy a massage! Dine waterfront at the award-winning Beach Side Café!

Seaview Suite reserved for 2 persons, 7 nights, 8 days in paradise on the beach with gorgeous sunsets and opportunity for star-gazing! Includes Daily Seaside Continental Breakfast, Scuba Dive or Intro, Unlimited use of snorkel equipment and kayak for 2, Bottle of sparkling wine and Lunch for 2 at the Beach Side Café or Wine Club or Beer Club if the timing is right! Preceded by 2- One Hour Therapeutic Massages to set you right with the world again followed by a Romantic Dinner for 2 at the Beach Side Café.


Relax-on-the-beach in full sun or shade, snorkel the reef or swim in the fresh-water pool. Enjoy ocean-side meals at casual and fine-dining restaurants. Nap in a hammock, get a massage at the Spa, take a nature walk, play tennis, kayak or embark on a sailing charter without leaving the property. www.TamarindReefResort.com

Win 4 days and 3 nights at the oceanfront Tamarind Reef Resort on the US Virgin Island of St. Croix PLUS receive a $100 gift certificate to the Galleon fine-dining restaurant OR receive a $100 gift certificate for a sailing adventure to Buck Island.

Rules Link: St. Croix Mega Sweepstakes – Official Rules

Author: Brandon Pike

   St. Croix Mega Sweepstakes | Islands.com.

Anguilla’s: CuisinArt Resort offers “Cuisine Complete” Packages


CuisinArt Resort & Spa located in Anguilla is featuring a “Cuisine Complete” package featuring five nights in luxury beachfront accommodations, three daily meals at CuisinArt’s signature restaurants, including the AAA Four-Diamond al fresco eatery, Santorini; airport transfers; unlimited Internet access; unlimited fitness classes (including yoga, Pilates, body sculpting); use of the resort’s tennis and bocce courts and non-motorized watersports. Packages are valid for travel through Nov. 22, 2011.
CuisinArt Resort features what is described as the world’s first resort-based hydroponic farm, which sources 90 percent of the fresh vegetables and herbs utilized in its culinary program. CuisinArt Resort & Spa also offers specialized cooking lessons, pastry classes, beginner and advanced wine-tastings, and intimate “chef’s table” dining experiences. Package rates start at $3,700, double occupancy, and apply to new bookings only.

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)

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

St. Croix’s Buccaneer Resort: Offers a Treasure Trove of Savings this Summer


This summer and fall, St. Croix’s Buccaneer resort offers a treasure trove of savings to delight the inner buccaneer of its guests. Offerings include a generous 20% off published daily rates, 50% of a second room for the kids, the $100 Buccaneer Treasures package (valued at $300), the luxury 2011 Summer Family Vacation package and complimentary Kids Camp! The resort is the longest running resort in the Caribbean, and a member of Historic Hotels of America, a division of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The Buccaneer is a destination beach resort, family-owned and operated since 1947.

This summer and fall, St. Croix’s Buccaneer resort offers a treasure trove of savings to delight the inner buccaneer of its guests.

Savings begin immediately with a generous 20% discount off published daily rates, extending through December 16, 2011. For example, a rate of $360 is now $288. Traveling with family? Add a second room for children 18 years and younger and take 50% off the published rate.

More savings are offered by the $100 “Buccaneer Treasures” package for two people staying five nights or more. Valued at approximately $300, it features a 2-day Hertz car rental or a guided island tour; welcome amenity, and each guest’s choice of a 25-minute spa treatment, 18 holes of golf, three hours of tennis, or a sunset sail. Stay seven nights, and a $100 dining credit is applied to the room.

Time for a family vacation before school starts?

The luxury 2011 Summer Family Vacation package, available thru August 31, 2011, includes connecting oceanfront rooms, kids club, sunset sail, and a car for the entire stay to explore St. Croix. The rate for two adults and up to four children under 18 is $2,753 for four nights; $3,441 for five nights; $4,130 for six nights and $4,818 for seven nights.

Year-round, kids in the four-to-12 year-old range enjoy their own resort experiences with the daily complimentary Kids Camp. Activities include beach and pool games and races, nature explorations, treasure hunts, soccer games, sandcastle building, and tug ‘o war to name a few. A dedicated Kids’ Camp clubhouse is stocked with games, movies, and arts and crafts materials, offering a respite from the heat of the day.

All guests of The Buccaneer enjoy breakfast buffet each morning, welcome cocktails, welcome cocktail party at the Sugar Mill with steel drums and Mocko Jumbie stilt walkers (Tuesdays), introduction to SCUBA lessons, snorkeling, kayaks and floating mats at the beach, free resort-wide wireless internet access, twice-daily housekeeping, and live musical entertainment in the evenings.

For more information and reservations visit www.TheBuccaneer.com or call 800.255.3881.