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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Antigua's Jolly Beach Offers Family Package


Antigua's 464-room Jolly Beach Resort & Spa has expanded its kids' club and is offering a special family package good for travel through the end of the year.

“We know that our Kidz Club is a big draw with our younger guests and we’ve upgraded our programme and facilities to make their vacation experience very special,” says P. Hilary Modeste, Director of Marketing Worldwide for the resort. “And for the upcoming summer season, to celebrate our new Jolly Teen Club program, we’re extending the child rate to kids up to the age of 16, and one child stays free per family as part of our Think Jolly Family Special.”

The Package: The Think Jolly Family Special offers:

• a 15% discount off regular adult rates for the Queen Superior room category
• one child stays free and a second child 3 to 16 years old pays the child rate of $54.00 per night when sharing with two adults. Kids under 3 stay free all the time.
• Book the Think Jolly Family Special and pay $175 per adult, per night all-inclusive based on double occupancy.

Dates: Bookings must be made April 1- June 15, 2008 for travel April 15 - December 20, 2008. Specify booking code JOLLYFAM.

This Think Jolly Family Special discount may not be combined with any other promotional offers, it is not valid on child rate or 3rd and 4th person rates and applies to new bookings only. The sale is subject to change without notice.

Kids' Club: The resort has added more fun and games to its popular Jolly Kidz Club and has created a new Jolly Teen Club perfect for the 13- to 16-year-old set. The new Jolly Kidz Club boasts a well-equipped playground with everything from Hula Hoop contests, Dodge Ball and Aqua Aerobics to Caribbean Story Time. Other options include table tennis, bingo and board games as well as nature walks in the resort’s exotic gardens and seashell hunts. The new Jolly Kidz Club features a mini arcade, a “dream room” for disco and movie nights.

Evening activities include dress up Pirate Nights with treasure hunts, Pizza and Movie Nights, a Hawaiian-style Luau, Disco Nights, Talent Show Nights, Costume Parties and more. Teen Adventures range from Moonlight Scavenger Hunts to Bonfire Nights on the beach. Teen guests can test their detective skills on Mystery Nights or participate in an Antiguan Treasure Adventure.

One of the most unique kids' events is the Kidz Soirée, offered on alternate Thursdays. The elegant, Ristorante Bocciolo is the venue for the event where the children are invited to dine on Northern Italian cuisine and the restaurant manager, wait staff and chef instruct the guests on proper etiquette – from understanding the menu to the correct utensils to use and why, and how to behave in a formal dining setting. Kids are expected to make a reservation and dress smartly for dinner and no parents are allowed.

Kids' Club Hours: Daytime activities take place outdoors and indoors for age groups 3-12 and teens from 13-16. Monday-Friday programs start at 9:30am going on to 12:30pm and from 2:30pm on to 5pm. Saturdays and Sundays programs start at 10:30am. Evening activities kick-off at 7pm and run through 9pm, with some teen nights going from 7:30pm through 10:00pm. For parents wishing to escape by themselves for a while, daytime and evening baby-sitting is available at a small additional cost.

Why It's Fun for the Family: The all-inclusive Jolly Beach Resort & Spa in Antigua is set among 40 acres of exotic tropical gardens overlooking a mile-long, white sand beach. The resort sports five bars, dining options from super casual to tropical chic, a cyber café, four tennis courts (all lit for night play), two swimming pools including Jolly Beach’s signature Fantasy Pool with a waterfall, jacuzzi, swim-up bar, watersports and much more.

All-inclusive rates include accommodations, all taxes, all meals, snacks and afternoon tea, house brand beverages, non-motorized watersports, activities, use of the gym and entertainment. All rooms are air-conditioned and face the ocean; each has a patio or balcony, direct-dial phone, cable TV, hair-dryer and rentable safe.

For More Information:
• call 866-905-6559 in the US and Canada
• visit www.jollybeachresort.com

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

New Antigua Resort Offers Kids' Club

The latest addition to Antigua's resort offerings has opened its doors. The Verandah Resort & Spa, which is located on the northeast coast, is a family-friendly, upscale eco-resort and a member of Elite Island Resorts.

"This is a very special place. We've only built on 12 of the resort's 30 acres, making the resort one of the most spacious Caribbean properties," says Steven E. Heydt, Elite Island Resorts president. "We designed the property with an emphasis on environmental responsibility and sustainable tourism, while not sacrificing the luxury aspects of an upscale resort."

The resort overlooks Dian Bay and is bordered by Devil's Bridge National Park with its dramatic landmark rock arch. The tranquil waters of the resort's two sheltered beaches are perfect for family activities including non-motorized water sports such as kayaking, windsurfing, and snorkeling.

The resort, which has the island's largest free-form swimming pool, is also home to a a dedicated kid's club with its own pool and restaurant. There is a surcharge for use of the kids' club.

Other features include a state-of-the-art fitness center and a mini-cinema, as well as a choice of restaurants and bars. There's also a spa featuring exotic techniques from around the world, including Thai Yoga massage and Sabai Stone treatments.

The resort is composed of 200 villa-style suites, all with seaview verandahs. Suites have flat-screen TVs, king-size beds, Internet access, a microwave, mini-fridge and a living room area.

Special Rates: Through December 20, 2007, the resort features an introductory savings of 50%, with nightly all-inclusive double rates starting at $243.

For More Information:
• call (800) 345-0356
• visit www.verandahresortandspa.com

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Jumby Bay Offers Thanksgiving Package

Most Caribbean resorts do something special for Thanksgiving although, since it's an American holiday, it's not a major event at many properties. At Antigua's Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort, however, the holiday will be celebrated with a "Island of Thanks" getaway. The private island resort located off the coast of Antigua is offering five days of festivities for all ages, from pumpkin carving for the little ones to rum tasting for the big ones, and the most delicious Thanksgiving feast in the Caribbean, prepared by new Executive Chef, Erik Gremmer.

The Event: Highlights include:

Wednesday, November 21:
Welcome amenity and Manager's holiday-themed cocktail party

Thursday, November 22:
Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings by Jumby Bay's Executive Chef Erik Gremmer.

Friday, November 23:
Holiday Cookie Decorating Class, Family guided bicycle tour with en-route refreshments, and Family Bingo with tasty snacks at The Verandah.

Saturday, November 24:
Holiday Crafts for the Kids, Children's Pizza Party and holiday movie at The Verandah, Holiday Rum Tasting and dinner at The Estate House

Sunday, November 25:
Farewell Holiday Brunch


Price:
Rates starting at $875 per night, plus 10.5% Government Tax and 10% Service, subject to availability. There is a minimal charge for children's activities.

Why It's Good for Families: Recently honored as the World's Best Caribbean Resort by the readers of Travel + Leisure, the 300-acre private island offers three tennis courts, two white-sand beaches, and complimentary Caloi bicycles. Parents can reserve downtime for themselves with the resort's Nanny Service for infants and scheduled activities at the Children's Center for children ages three years and older.

For more information:

• call 888-ROSEWOOD
• visit www.jumbybayresort.com

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Kids Stay Free Offer at Antigua's Jolly Beach

The all-inclusive Jolly Beach Resort in Antigua has a very family-friendly package: from now through December 20, 2007 up to two kids 11 years and younger stay free of charge when they share a Superior category room with two adults. Kids under 3 years old stay free at Jolly Beach all the time.

Also, for bookings and travel now through December 20, 2007, guests will save an additional 15% on all rates for Single and Double Occupancy on all room categories except Supersaver. And for September travel there's a bonus savings of US$5.00 per person, each night.

When booking, be sure to specify Booking Code JBR-SUM. This offer can be combined with the Jolly Beach Honeymoon and Dream Wedding packages. To qualify for savings, bookings must be made directly with Jolly Beach Resort.

Why Families Like It: The 464-room all-inclusive is set among 40 acres of tropical gardens overlooking a mile-white sand beach. Amenities include dining options from super casual to tropical chic, a cyber café; four tennis courts, all lit for night play; basketball courts; two swimming pools, including Jolly Beach's signature Fantasy Pool with a waterfall and swim-up bar; watersports and much more.

All-inclusive rates include accommodations, all taxes, all meals, snacks and afternoon tea, house brand beverages, non-motorized watersports, activities and entertainment. All rooms are air-conditioned and face the ocean; each has a patio or balcony, direct-dial phone, cable TV, hair-dryer and rentable safe.

For more information:
• call 866-905-6559 in the US and Canada
• visit www.jollybeachresort.com

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