The magic of Jamaica

If you are already fed up with the winter weather, you may be looking to get away from it all by going on holiday somewhere a long way from the cold, dark days offered in the UK. Well Jamaica could be just the place to lighten the spirits and kick back for a relaxing break.

One of the best places to stay on this charming Caribbean island is the area known as Ocho Rios. It is a very popular destination as it is a major cruise port, and has plenty to cater for the enthusiastic tourist. It can boast some stunning beaches, the most impressive of which are Turtle Beach and Mallard Beach.

Jet ski on Jamaica

This is also the part of Jamaica where novelist Ian Fleming penned his James Bond classics. Film fans will relish the chance to visit the James Bond Beach, and the Golden Eye Hotel, which was once the residence of Fleming himself and where Doctor No was filmed. There is an impressive array of Bond artefacts, including the desk at which Fleming would bring Bond to life. Just next door is the Firefly plantation, which was owned by Noel Coward, and is also open to tourists.

A short distance away you can check out Dolphin Cove, surrounded by a rainforest. Here you can enjoy the amazing experience of swimming with dolphins, and marvel at other tropical fish. You should also pay a visit to Dunn’s River Beach, which can be found by the simply sensational Dunn’s River Waterfalls. You are able to bathe in small whirlpools, climb the falls and you can’t help but be astounded by the natural visual beauty of the area.

As most people are aware, Jamaica is also synonymous with Bob Marley. Reggae enthusiasts should go and visit the Bob Marley Mausoleum, situated in Nine Miles. This is both the birthplace and the final, and controversial, resting place of Marley. For more Bob Marley sightseeing, you can go to the Bob Marley Museum which is in the island’s capital, Kingston. Here you can take your time and explore everything to do with the reggae legend in what was actually his old studio. Alternatively, you can pop along to the Bob Marley Experience and Theatre, situated in Falmouth. You can watch films about the man himself, and do souvenir shopping in what is believed to be the biggest ensemble of Marley memorabilia in the world.

Another of the most popular resorts in Jamaica is Montego Bay, which is often referred to as MoBay. This is frequented in the main part by Americans, enticed by the luxurious resorts and hotels that will cater for your every need.

In contrast to this, you may want to sample life in Negril. This area is far more laid back and typically Caribbean. The beaches are quieter, many of them nudist, and in the streets you will feel a far more local and authentic atmosphere, with traditional eateries and modest accommodation found in what is known as the West End.

Culture vultures will be fascinated by a trip to Runaway Bay. This doesn’t pull in the tourists like other places in Jamaica, even though it has its special place in history. This was the region where, as its name suggests, the Spanish fled from the British and is a delightful place to stay.

Another reason to visit Jamaica is the party lifestyle. The locals love to let their hair down and have fun, and there are a few festivals which encapsulate this attitude. At Christmas time Jamaicans celebrate Junkanoo, while in the week that follows Easter, you can savour all the action of Carnival, one of the Caribbean’s liveliest festivals.

Holiday heaven in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic was not always the holiday haven of today, previously nestling modestly in the shadows of its Caribbean counterparts such as Jamaica, Antigua and Barbados.

Puerto Plata beach, Dominican RepublicBut its white-sand beaches, impressive mountain ranges, spectacular rivers and waterfalls, and saltwater lakes teeming with exotic wildlife, have finally helped the island emerge as one of the great luxury holiday destinations.

Puerto Plata is the largest city on the north coast of the island, containing many visual treasures, including rich Victorian architecture, picturesque sea views and lush flora.

Beaches within Puerto Plata – nicknamed the “Amber Coast” for its rich deposits of clear amber – are accessible, but just outside the city, you can find world-class windsurfing at Cabarete and equally impressive scuba diving at Costambar.

Meanwhile for dining, shopping and nightlife, check out the Playa Dorada where you will find plenty of fellow visitors who have also fallen for the island’s charm, but, refreshingly, not the same level of tourist hordes you get elsewhere in the Caribbean.

Late February time also sees the Dominican Republic play host to a flurry of pre-Lent Carnivals. Santiago, Cabral, Monte Cristi and La Vega all come to life with parades, elaborate floats, lots of live music and plenty of dancing in the streets enthralling locals and visitors alike.

With other Caribbean islands like Barbados and Antigua suffering from a downturn in visitor numbers the Dominican Republic is bucking the trend, thanks to lower prices and excellent 5 star hotels.

Holidays to the Dominican Republic can be taken any any time of year, but the best time is from November until April when the weather is warm and sunny.

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Dominican Republic: best of the Caribbean

If you are looking for an exotic location to enjoy a late summer getaway, or perhaps an autumn break, then you could do a lot worse than go to the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean.

The all-inclusive packages in particular have been a massive hit for families who know they have to stick to a budget as everything is paid for upfront, but the destination also offers so much more for the British holidaymaker.

Not only are there fantastic beaches and watersports on offer, but if you want to get away from the crowds, there is breathtaking scenery in the form of rainforests, mountains and waterfalls. The cities also offer a vibrant culture that has a Spanish colonial past.

The Dominican Republic is the second largest island in the Caribbean. It has the highest point in the West Indies, the Pick Duarte standing tall at 10,414ft, and also the lowest point in the West Indies, Lake Enriquillo which is 148 ft below sea level.

Christopher Columbus first stepped ashore the island, which he called Hispaniola, in 1492. Consequently, the south side of the island boasts the oldest city of the New World, including the first hospital, first sugar mill, and first cathedral.

The capital city, Santo Domingo has Columbus’ Palace, the Alcazar de Colon, the 22-room home of Don Diego Columbus and his family. It was built in 1510, and then underwent restoration in 1955, a wonderful mix of Gothic and Moorish architecture.

The capital also has a buzzing street life, which is quite unique. The streets are awash with colour and music, the finest example of which occurs during the Domincan Carnival that takes place between February and March.

The second largest city on the island is found on the cliffs above the Yaque River, called Santiago de los Caballeros or simply Santiago, but it is the island’s next largest city, Puerto Plata, located on the north shore of the island which has become the most popular tourist destination. Nearby Sosua, La Romana and Punta Cana to the east of the island also have a growing resort population.

The Dominican Republic also has some stunning landscapes, with much of the island covered in mountainous terrain. There is plenty for nature lovers to explore, from semi-desert plains to green valleys and tropical rain forests.

There is also the Cordillera Septentrional mountain range, which runs between the Atlantic coast and the Cibao valley. It was here that Spaniards used to search for gold. The Cibao Valley is also famous for growing, harvesting and marketing tobacco, and its cigars are an important income for the island. It is easy to arrange trips to soak up this nature from most of the island’s tourist centres.

But for many, the number one thing to do on holiday is hit the beach, top up the tan and relax. You will have no problem doing that in the Dominican Republic. With its characteristic laid-back Caribbean style, the island has approximately 400km of beaches to enjoy.

With first class All Inclusive hotels such as the Bahia Principe and the Riu Bachata it’s the ideal place for an All Inclusive holiday.

Package deals can be found for most of the white sandy beaches along the country’s northern shores, with the between Puerto Plata and Cabarete proving to long-standing popular places with sunseekers.

Unsurprisingly, the watersports are excellent as well. Snorkelling, sailing and scuba-diving can be enjoyed in the unspoilt water along the coast, or you could indulge in deep-sea fishing or championship golf along the north coast of Playa Grande.

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Barbados – Caribbean culture with a British accent

Once the home of huge colonial plantations, Barbados is now a destination for many sun hungry Brits wanting to get away from it all during the colder months.

Far from abandoning its British-influenced past, the island state’s 270,000 or so inhabitants have adopted elements of British culture into the West Indian way of life. Its national sport is cricket, while the island is still predominantly Protestant.

The island’s uniqueness within the Caribbean is ultimately down to its history. British sailors began landing on Barbados in the 1620s, following a previous attempt to colonise and enslave the Carib inhabitants by the Portuguese.

British rule on the island remained in place from the initial landing through to 1966. In the first 200 years, African slaves and White indentured servants, mostly from Scotland and Ireland, were used to farm plantations. Slavery was abolished in the 1830s, the island went from
being from prominently white to mostly African by the 20th century.

After years of politics dominated by the white minority, Barbadian people began to peacefully rise up and demand a representative government in the 1930s. November 30th 1966 is remembered as Independence Day on the island, although it remains part of the Commonwealth and recognises our Queen as its own. Continue reading “Barbados – Caribbean culture with a British accent”

Hidden delights of a holiday in Guyana.

Do you know where Guyana is? You might not realise that Guyana is on the northern coast of South America and its coastline in on the Caribbean Sea. Guyana is the proverbial country of contrasts. Its towns look decidedly sorry for themselves but the landscapes and physical features of the countryside are breathtaking. The country has become a popular spot for eco-travellers in recent times as well as holidaymakers just looking to take in the scenery. 

While the capital Georgetown will not win any beauty prizes, there is enough to delay the visitor here for a couple of days at least. One of the most interesting features of the city is its number of wide canals
left over from Dutch occupation in the 17th century. British rule from 1814 until independence in 1966 has also left an indelible mark on the city and the country in terms of its population. 

The abolition of slavery saw a large number of black settlers set up homes in the city and a large Indian population also arrived, many of who were servants for their British employees. This rich cultural mix is not without its problems and tensions between the two often run high. Add to the mix the indigenous Amerindian people and you have an incredible culture clash, but one without too many major problems. For the visitor, the array of cultures means that the food fan can enjoy a huge range of authentic dishes, from curry to African dumplings, with Amerindian dishes to try as well.

The Kaieteur Falls must be seen on a visit to Guyana. They shoot out 30,000 gallons of water a second from the 250 metre-high cliff and the incredible natural setting is, unlike that of Niagara, unspoilt by tourist related shops, museums and motels. It is truly breathtaking and a flight over the falls from Georgetown’s airport is also well worth the expense.

The Iwokrama Rain Forest, which is a 916,760 acre ecology project, is another fine part of the country to explore. This unique habitat is looked after by the Amerindian people and is home to to a huge variety of species, including South America’s largest cat, the jaguar, caimans, a wonderful array of fish and anteaters. 

In the south-west of the country lies the Rupununi Savanna, home to enticing freshwater creeks, forests and huge grassland plains. There are also a large number of welcoming Amerindian villages to discover and many cattle ranches that once were owned by 19th century Scottish settlers. Permits are necessary to enter the Rupununi although a tour operator would be able to do this for you.

The country has a fair bus service although things can get a little busy. Hiring a car is not recommended but is possible if you’re feeling brave enough.

Excellence Riviera Cancun – Pure Luxury

Are you looking for a luxury holiday at an affordable price ? If so you may want to consider a holiday to Mexico and the magnificent hotel – Excellence Riviera Cancun.

Excellence Resorts sets a new standard for the all inclusive holiday experience by carrying the philosophy of “all inclusive is luxury.” This is done through Excellence Resorts’ excellent amenities, providing guests with  relaxation, extravagance and contentment.

From attentive staff and an enticing offering of gourmet inclusive cuisine to immaculate accommodations and its signature Excellence Club, Excellence Resorts ensures that guests’ needs are its priority.

Each Excellence Resort location is carefully chosen to ensure a stunning setting and accessibility to major attractions, with properties in Riviera Cancun, Mexico and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; and Playa Mujeres, Mexico and Oyster Bay, Jamaica.

Throughout your stay at Excellence hotels you won’t go hungry or thirsty! The hotel offers gourmet cuisine like fresh lobster served beachside and delicious cocktails topped with premium alcoholic drinks.

Each Excellence Resorts hotel has up to seven  gourmet restaurants which never require a reservation. 24‐hour room service is available.Guests also have access to what  said to be some of the most exquisite and unique accommodations available, combined with superior service. Excellence Playa Mujeres, for example, features lavish two‐story rooftop terrace suites which are equipped with an expansive HydroSpa pool.

Also, each rooftop terrace suite boasts a secluded second story room service entrance, granting guests the opportunity to never step foot outside of their suite.Excellence Resorts offers a range of inclusive beach, sea and land activity options, allowing guests to do as much activity – or as little – as they wish.

A variety of lessons are available, including Spanish, dancing, scuba, cooking, yoga and aerobics. Or, fitness enthusiasts can opt to try‐out the state‐of‐the‐art fitness centre.

If you play golf, guests of the Mexico and Punta Cana hotels have access to a variety of world‐class championship golf courses, including a Greg Norman‐designed course located at Mexico’s Playa Mujeres Golf Club and nine courses designed by famed architects located at various resorts surrounding Excellence Punta Cana.

Each Excellence Resorts spa is consistent in its world‐class technicians and offering of the most sophisticated beauty techniques to ensure total wellness of mind, body and spirit.  The spa at Excellence Punta Cana provides an intimate experience to guests, as it’s tucked away in a charming colonial‐style building facing the Dominican Alps; guests of Excellence Riviera Cancun can literally swim‐up to the spa which is nestled in a serene tropical garden; and Excellence Playa Mujeres’ spa is an idyllic island of relaxation, as it’s surrounded by water.If all this sounds like the ultimate in a luxury holiday to you then you would be right!

Here at Global Holidays we have low prices and 100% financial protection on all the Excellence hotels.

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Focus on St Vincent & The Grenadines

Are you looking for a holiday to the Caribbean that is off the beaten track and different ? Then you may want to consider a holiday on the magnificent St Vincent and The Grenadines.

ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES IN A NUTSHELL

This jewel-like chain of 32 islands is home to some of the Caribbean’s most alluring hideaway hotels and undiscovered gems; the journey alone is spectacular as you fly from Barbados over the clear turquoise waters speckled with lush green islands.

For such a small country, there’s an outstanding choice of resorts – whether you’re looking for relaxed glamour or barefoot simplicity – and an equally surprising range of natural attractions aside from the ocean. As you might expect, watersports are superb and it’s a sailor’s paradise.  Honeymooners will find it hard to find a more romantic escape – and beachcombing hedonists need look no further!  Some of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean movie was filmed in St Vincent & The Grenadines – and the stars stayed at Young Island.

CARIBTOURS’ PERSONAL VIEW

Francesca is still talking about her stay in the St Vincent & The Grenadines: “I just loved the diversity and individuality of each island, not least St Vincent itself which has so much natural beauty inland. I had only thought that the Grenadines were strictly for sun worshipping on the beach but the diving and snorkelling is excellent, there are rainforests to explore and colourful markets.

DID YOU KNOW…?

The cannons in the forts are turned inward rather than out to sea – the British were protecting themselves from the native Caribs who lived inland.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

With 32 islands to explore the options are endless. Here are some suggested activities on just a few of them:

St Vincent

Don’t miss market day (Friday and Saturday), the Botanical Gardens, the fertile Mesopotamia Valley, the Petroglyphs and rock carvings at Layou, St George’s Cathedral and the Falls of Baleine which can be reached either by boat or hiking expeditions.

Tobago Cays

The Tobago Cays are a must-do when you visit St Vincent & The Grenadines. Dive or snorkel at Horseshoe Reef or swim with turtles in the marine lagoon.

Bequia

Visit Brother King and his turtle sanctuary at Park Beach and join a tour of the bizarre and extraordinary resident community of Moon Hole – something like the set of The Flintstones.

FOOD AND DRINK

The national dish is breadfruit served with fried Jack fish – there are dozens of local varieties of avocado and mango as well as sugar apples, sapodilla and the Bequia Plum. Spices are also grown for export including cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, aniseed and ginger.

RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS

The quality of cuisine in all of our resorts is superb but whether you are visiting the islands for a day or longer, you might like to visit the following restaurants: The Old Fort on Bequia, Basil’s Bar and Firefly on Mustique and Petit Byahaut on St Vincent (they will send a boat for you from Buccament Bay!).

Getting to St Vincent & The Grenadines

The most convenient route is via Barbados with onward connections with Grenadines Airways shared or private charters to Bequia, Canouan, Mustique and Union Island; flight times are approximately 40 minutes. Caribbean Star operates daily flights to St Vincent from Barbados.

Where to Stay

If you’re looking for an ideal balance between desert island escapism and a luxurious base, Palm Island has the perfect recipe.

Sister hotel to the wonderful Galley Bay in Antigua, the resort has some of the most glorious white sand beaches and clear turquoise waters that we have seen.The peace and seclusion is accentuated by the fact that all the guest rooms are scattered across the island, offering even greater privacy.

LOCATION

Accessed by air from Barbados to Union Island followed by an 8 minute boat ride to the resort.

 

SPECIAL INFORMATION

Children under 16 yrs are not permitted between 3 January – 14 April.Children are not accepted at any time in the Southern Cross Villa.

Facilities at Palm Island

2 restaurants and bars featuring a variety of outstanding cuisine. There is a library, TV/internet room, fitness centre, tennis court, non-motorised watersports, bicycles, massage room (extra charge) and nature trails.Scuba diving can be arranged from nearby Union Island.There are 5 glorious white sand beaches to choose from with excellent snorkelling just off-shore.

All-Inclusive Features– Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner daily- Unlimited premium brand drinks by the glass (excluding bottled wine and Champagne)- Watersports including sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling and kayaking- Tennis, table tennis and bicycles

Accommodation at Palm Island

There are a total of 41 guest rooms. Palm View Rooms are set well back from the beach and have air-conditioning, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, bathroom with a bath and separate shower, terrace and a garden view.The Beachfront Rooms enjoy the same facilities (but with a shower only) and directly overlook the beach.The spacious Plantation Suites have garden views and are well-suited to families whilst the Island Loft Rooms are especially light and airy with vaulted ceilings.The two bedroom Southern Cross Villa features marble bathrooms, kitchen, dining terrace, private infinity pool and stunning ocean views.

The three bedroom Sea Feather Villa offers direct beach access, private plunge pool and a golf cart to get around the island.Note: All our inclusive holiday prices are based on British Airways World Traveller or Virgin Atlantic Economy flights with onward Grenadines Airways shared charter or LIAT scheduled flight connections. 

Call Global Holidays on 0845 299 4450 for a holiday to St Vincent & The Grenadines

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A Holiday on Jamaica – Feel the Music !

I visited Jamaica  about 3 years ago. I really like Jamaica. It has a lush green tropical landscape, excellent beaches and fantastic hotels. Just as important is that a holiday on Jamaica offers great value for money. When I visited Jamaica I was surprised how beautiful a place it is and also how safe the island is too.

Whilst many destinatons are suffering in the recession, Jamaica is bucking the trend, expecially as more flights are going into Montego Bay, which is closer to all the best hotels on the north coast of Jamaica. Also the pounds strength against the Caribbean dollar and discounting by hoteliers combine to make Jamaica ideal for those seeing winter sunshine.

In October 2009 British Airways re-introduced its Montego Bay route after a 7 year absence and BA now offers twice weekly flights from Gatwick, departing Thursday and Saturday. One luxury tour operator told us that flights into Montego Bay will mean shorter transfers to the their hotels, such as the upmarket Round Hill and Jamaica Inn as well as offering a premium cabin on the flight.

Jamaica Attractions

The beaches on Jamaica may well be a big draw but beyond the luxury hotels and sunloungers an ever increasing number of past times and attractions await you on Jamaica. The ever popular Dolphin Cove in Ocho Rios is opening a sister marine park in Lucea in May and this will benefit people who are staying in the holiday resort of Negril and Montego Bay who want to swim with dolphins, sharks or stingrays. There will also be a lazy river ride, ecological mangrove tour, crocodiles and camel rides !

Another attraction opened last November. Mystic Mountain has a cable car that takes you to the mountain top, where you can then glide back down by zip wire.In Negril, visitors can take the Raiders of Negril Cave Tour or go to the Rastafari Indigenous Village attraction, which is near Monego Bay, and where you can learn first hand about the Rastafarian way of life. A company called Island Routes Luxury Adventure Tours, which is part of the Sandals group, offers a selection of 80 hand picked excursions, from river tubing to a tour of the Appleton Rum Factory.

Hotels on Jamaica

Many hotels on Jamaica have spent money on improvements and new developments. In October 2009, Breees Rio Bueno Resort & Spa completed a $2 million refurbishment.

Also, the exclusive Goldeneye Resort near Ochio Rios, which was built in the grounds of James Bond author Ian Fleming’s former home, is adding 11 new beach cottages in 2010.Kingston recently opened its first boutique hotel.

The Spanish Court Hotel offers style, comfort and excellent service in the heart of Jamaica’s capital city.A cool $25 million has been invested in a renovation project at the luxurious Couples Tower Isle in Ochio Rios. This magnificent art-deco style guest rooms are perfect if you want the ultimate in style.

Special Offer for Jamaica at the Royal Plantation, Ochio Rios

Save £605 per person staying at the luxurious Royal Plantation for 7 nights on an All Inclusive basis. Our price includes return flights with British Airways to Montego Bay and private transfers. For travel between 4 January and 7 April 2010 rices start at £2,095 per person which is a massive saving of £605 per person.

Call Global Holidays on 0800 433 2300 for more details.

Reggae Summer Festival in Jamaica

Reggae music suits perfectly the island of Jamaica. The music is laid back and cool. When I was in Jamaica all the locals love to dance and even the waitresses serving food and drinks in the evening were great movers ! Every year Jamaica holds Reggae Sumfest in July and it is one of Jamaica’s ultimate music events and is held in Montego Bay.

Call Global Holidays on 0800 433 2300 for a flight or holiday to Jamaica at bargain prices.

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Sandy Lane, Barbados – Special Offer

Set on a magnificent beachfront, Sandy Lane is justifiably feted as one of the world’s most luxurious and elegant hotels – and is certainly ‘the’ hotel in the region.Favoured by celebrities and discerning travellers, here you’ll be treated like royalty with impeccable service and supremely comfortable rooms and suites.When you’re not being served exotic cocktails by the pool or dining on the quite superb cuisine, there are no less than 45 holes of golf to play through, a terrific children’s club and a fabulous state-of-the-art health spa.Once experienced, you’ll want to return time and time again.

CALL GLOBAL HOLIDAYS FOR A HOLIDAY TO SANDY LANE ON 0845 299 4450Sandy Lane, Barbados

LOCATION

On a glorious stretch of white sand beach on the west coast, approximately 30 minutes from the airport by air-conditioned BMW or Mercedes (stretch limousine and Bentley transfers available on request).

FACILITIES

L’Acajou, and the more informal Bajan Blue, Country Club and Spa Café restaurants, 5 bars, world class spa, large swimmingpool and children’s pool, outstanding children’s Treehouse Club(ages 3-12 yrs), The Den for teenagers, 9 tennis courts and 45 holesof golf – the ‘Old Nine’, Tom Fazio’s 18-hole Country Club and The Green Monkey.

ACCOMMODATION

112 spacious and air-conditioned rooms and suites, all of which feature beautiful marble bathrooms, plasma TV, DVD, CD player and a comfortably furnished terrace or balcony.Suites also boast a separate living room. The Orchid Rooms and Two Bedroom Luxury Orchid Suites have garden views whilst the Ocean Rooms and Luxury Ocean Rooms have views of the Caribbean Sea. The Dolphin Suites and the Two Bedroom Luxury Dolphin Suites have the best ocean views.If you are looking for the last word in luxury, please ask us about the Penthouse Suite.Sandy Lane bedroom

SPECIAL OFFERS AT SANDY LANE, BARBADOS Romance in Paradise | Stay 6 nights in a Luxury Ocean Room or higher between 19 April – 31 May , 1 July – 31 August or 01 October – 16 December  and receive 1 additional night free, a bottle of champagne on arrival, a candlelit dinner for two, a catamaran cruise for two and a spa voucher worth US$100 per person or one round of golf at the Country Club. Those staying 5 nights in an Ocean Room in June or September will receive 2 additional nights free, a complimentary upgrade to a Luxury Ocean Room and all the inclusions listed above. (Excludes stays in the Villa)

Family Fun | Families staying 6 nights in an Orchid, Ocean or Luxury Ocean Room between 19 April – 31 May , 1 July – 31 August  or 01 October – 16 December  will receive 1 additional night free (parents’ room), a 50% reduction off adult accommodation for up to 3 children under 16 yrs in a connecting room and one family lunch. Those staying for 5 nights in June or September will receive 2 additional nights free (parents’ room) and all the inclusions listed above. NEW book by 30 June and children under 12 years will receive the second room complimentary for stays between 1 – 30 June or 1 – 30 September.All of the above offers are not combinable.Sandy Lane, terraceWe are also delighted to offer special packages during the same period for golfing enthusiasts, please call for the latest information. 

Golf & Spa| Stay 6 nights between 19 April – 31 May, 1 July – 31 August  or 01 October – 16 December  and receive 1 additional night free, 4 rounds of golf per person at the Country Club and one Sandy Lane Full Body Massage per adult. Each round of golf can be substituted for a spa voucher worth $50. Those staying 5 nights in June and September will receive 2 additional nights free and all the inclusions listed above. (Excludes stays in the Penthouse or Villa) This offer is not combinable with any other offer.

Winter Savings | For stays between 07 January – 07 February and also between 22 February – 26 March  stay for 8 nights and pay for just 7 nights . Those staying 16 nights will only pay for 14 nights.

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Rendezvous, St Lucia – Save up to 45% & A Free Wedding !

 Rendezvous, St Lucia Rendezvous, St Lucia has completed a $15 million refurbishment and is offering savings of up to 45% for bookings made before 31 January 2010 for travel between 3 January and 15 May.

Free Wedding – Complimentary weddings are offered for stays of 7 nights or more in a verandah suite.

Call Global Holidays on 0845 299 4450 7 nights costs from £1,275 per person based on 2 adults sharing a Gardden View Room on All Inclusive, including retrn scheduled flights and private transfers.Whether you’re looking for a simple, romantic break or a holiday with all the watersports and facilities you could want right on your doorstep, Rendezvous is a great place to be.The resort is set in delightful gardens on one of Saint Lucia’s best beaches, with all rooms furnished to a high standard. Not surprisingly, it’s very popular with honeymooners and with couples wanting to get married on the beach.

The all-inclusive price makes it great value and you’ll also find that the management and staff are very friendly and will do everything they can to ensure you have the Caribbean holiday of your dreams.St Lucia Beach

LOCATION

At Vigie on the northwest coast, 5 minutes from GFL Charles Airport and approximately 75 minutes from Hewanorra.

 

 

Facilities

2 restaurants including The Terrace (buffet-style) and the à la carte Trysting Place.There is a cocktail bar, piano bar and swim-up pool bar, 2 swimming pools, 2 whirlpools, sauna, archery range and 2 floodlit tennis courts.Complimentary watersports include sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing, kayaks and pedaloes. The watersports centre includes a dive shop and one complimentary dive per day is offered for certified divers.Massages and spa treatments are available in the Pavilion Spa (charge applies).Rendezvous, St LuciaAll-Inclusive Features – Buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner daily.- Premium brand drinks and a choice of house wines, including Champagne by the glass- Watersports including sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing, kayaking, pedaloes and scuba diving (one dive per day for certified divers)- Sports including archery, tennis, volleyball, aerobics and cycle toursRendezvous, St Lucia - Verandah Suite

Accommodation100 air-conditioned rooms and suites, featuring four-poster beds, CD players and a balcony or terrace.Verandah Suites are set back in the gardens close to the pool and are spacious with a sitting area, double shower, mini-fridge and a large verandah.Seaside Suites are located in the gardens and have a sitting area and marble bathroom.

The Luxury Ocean Front Rooms and Suites are well appointed with a small balcony overlooking Malabar beach.The attractive Oceanfront Cottages open onto the beach and boast wooden floors, cathedral ceilings and a verandah.

Call Global Holidays on 0845 299 4450 for holidays to St Lucia