Holiday offerings can be a bit overwhelming. So, as agents continue to book Caribbean vacations for the holidays, Travel Agent decided to round up a small sampling of some of the region’s best resorts’ discounted packages for the season.
At Rosewood Tucker’s Point in Bermuda, clients can take advantage of a fourth night free when booking a minimum three-night stay now through March 21. Rates start at $395 per person, per night for accommodations, exclusive of taxes and gratuities. From Christmas through New Year’s Day, week-long activities and amenities range from wine and cheese tastings to cooking demonstrations, in-room Christmas cookie delivery, Christmas-themed movie screenings for children, and gingerbread house-making. Revelers can ring in the new year with two party options: an evening of cocktails (including champagne and canapés) in Tucker’s Bar, followed by a formal six-course dinner gala (with live music) at The Point, or a more casual night of cocktails at the Beach Club followed by a buffet dinner and entertainment presided over by a DJ.
Also in Bermuda, Elbow Beach, Bermuda is offering the “Christmas in Bermuda” package, which has been tailored for couples or families to enjoy. On December 23, guests will have the chance to finish off any last-minute Christmas shopping with a trip to Bermuda’s capital city of Hamilton. Delivered by taxi to Reid Street, clients will be able to take advantage of the late night shopping as well as viewing the festive Christmas lights and decorations on display throughout the city. When the shopping is done, a three-course dinner at Little Venice, Bermuda's first and most famous Italian restaurant, awaits. On Christmas Day, Santa arrives on a Bermuda moped with gifts for children, followed by the perfect photo opportunity in the hotel lobby in front of the grand Christmas tree. Guests can also enjoy the sights and smells of the Gingerbread Village on display. Whimsical gingerbread houses of all shapes and sizes grace the Elbow Beach lobby during the holiday season adding to the festive atmosphere. Once guests have captured some wonderful holiday memories, they can indulge in a spectacular Christmas Day Brunch with panoramic ocean views at the award-winning Lido Restaurant. The package also includes four nights of accommodation in newly refurbished Premier Ocean View Rooms, daily breakfast, a nightly traditional holiday amenity such as mince pies with brandy and a Mandarin Oriental 2012 calendar to help bring in the New Year at home. The “Christmas in Bermuda” package is valid from December 23 to December 27. It is priced at $2,705 inclusive of all taxes and gratuities for two people with one room. Additional nights can be added for $295 per night plus taxes and gratuities. The package is priced at $4,155 inclusive of all taxes and gratuities for four people with two rooms. Additional nights can be added for $494 per night for two rooms plus taxes and gratuities.
The Seven Stars Resort in Turks an Caicos is offering its Star-Studded Holiday package, which includes a seven-night stay in an oceanfront, two-bedroom, nearly 7,000-square foot Apollo Penthouse Suite; full breakfast daily; two dinners for four at Seven Restaurant; four spa treatments and private snorkeling trip for four. Priced at $30,000, the package can be booked now through December 15 for any seven-night stay during the month of December.
Families looking to escape the cold this Christmas can also head to Saint Lucia’s Bay Gardens Hotel in Rodney Bay Village for exclusive holiday travel packages. Couples can relax and enjoy the holiday season together with the perfect package for up to 44 percent off the retail price, which includes accommodation in a Superior Room or Junior Executive Suite (based on single or double occupancy); poolside daily breakfast, couples massage; a Christmas candlelit dinner and Bay Gardens Hotel treats on Christmas morning. The seven-night/six-day package is $990 (excluding taxes,) and the five-night/four-day package is $779 (excluding taxes).
Clients should also escape to Puerto Rico this winter, where select Hilton Worldwide hotels offer the “Puerto Rico Getaways” promotion delivering discounted amenities and affordable starting rates. Available at a selection of Hilton Worldwide hotels and resorts in Puerto Rico, “Puerto Rico Getaways” features 20 percent off the best available room rate, a 20-percent spa discount, a $50 resort credit for every two nights booked, a $25 casino match bet coupon and welcome rum drinks. The “Puerto Rico Getaways” winter promotion is valid on bookings made online at www.PuertoRicoGetaways.com between now and January 31 for travel between now and April 30.