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Monday, June 16, 2008

Sheraton Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Releases Camp Lucaya Video

We just received a copy of the first of 13 "webisodes" that The Westin and Sheraton Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resorts will be releasing in the coming days. This one-minute video is of special interest to traveling families because it features Camp Lucaya at the Sheraton Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort. From fully supervised arts and crafts activities to nature safaris, the day-long kids camp entertains and educates children from ages three to twelve.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

"Love Your Family" Package Announced at Sheraton Cable Beach

Nassau is an easy destination for families to love: it's a quick hop from the US, the water is sensational, and there's a wide variety of activities on and off the beach. Now there's another good reason to love this island: the recently renovated Sheraton Cable Beach Resort has launched the new “Love Your Family” program, which offers a variety of fun activities for both parents and children. The resort is also the only international Sheraton property to currently feature the brand’s signature “Love Your Family” guest program.

Special "Love Your Family" Program Amenities: Families will be able to enjoy a number of family-friendly activities, such as fireside storytelling, stargazing and ‘dive-in’ movies. In addition, the Sheraton Cable Beach Resort offers a variety of exclusive experiences indigenous of its location, including Junkanoo Jamboree, a festival featuring authentic foods, dance and music; cultural dance lessons for guests who want to learn native dances of the island; Bahamian Idol, a talent competition featuring local folk songs; and Bahamian Spelling Bee where guests will be tested on the spelling of native words.
  • Parents’ Night Out - Parents can take a guilt-free night off while their children enjoy their own big night out, dining with other kids and enjoying fun and festive counselor-led activities.
  • Added Guestroom Amenities & Services - Families are guaranteed a host of family-friendly amenities including connecting rooms, child safety accessories, and a minimum of at least one family television station, like the Disney Channel or Cartoon Network.
  • Lower Prices on Food & Beverage - Children five and under eat for free, while children six to 12 receive 50 percent off the regular menu.
The Package: To welcome guests and their families, the all-new Sheraton Cable Beach Resort is offering the “Love Your Family” Package*, which starts at $219 per room/per night and includes:
  • Special check-in area and orientation with a member of the resort’s "Fun Team"
  • Single room, guaranteed connecting rooms or a suite
  • $100 resort credit per day
  • Food and Beverage Amenities: Kids 5 and under eat free from the kids menu; kids 6-12 receive 50 percent off items on the regular menu; free souvenir cup with unlimited soft drinks, juices and milk, available at all outlets
  • Age appropriate amenity for each child in your room upon arrival
  • Complimentary crib / rollaway, if needed, in your room upon arrival
  • Evening Entertainment, arranged by the resort’s "Director of Fun"
Dates: This offer is valid for stays booked between now and December 31, 2008 for stays completed between now and March 31, 2009. A seven-day advance booking is required.

The Fine Print: Maximum length of stay is 14 nights with a stay being defined as one or more consecutive nights paying a qualifying rate that are spent in the same hotel regardless of the number of check-in or check-outs that occur. Basic room rates do not include additional per room per night charges that may be imposed or state/local taxes. Rates are per room, per night, based on single/double occupancy and availability. A limited number of rooms may be available at these rates and additional restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Offer not applicable to groups or with other special offers. Food and Beverage Amenities discounts as follows: Ages 5 and under eat free from the kids menu when accompanied by an adult purchasing an entree; kids 6-12 receive 50% off items on the regular menu in child portions when accompanied by an adult who purchases a regular priced entree (1 adult = 1 discounted child, up to 2 kids per night and for all meal periods).

For more information:
• visit www.sheraton.com/cablebeach
• call 1-877-782-0149 and refer to Promo ID "FML"

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Monday, May 05, 2008

Wyndham Nassau Resort Offers Families Over 25% Savings

Nassau is always a fun destination for families; the Bahamas are super easy to reach from the US and the water there is incredibly beautiful. We just received a new family package from the Wyndham Nassau Resort called the Family Fun Under the Sun Package.

The Package: The Family Fun Under the Sun Package includes:
  • A 5-day/4-night stay, with the 4th night free in a newly-renovated, island view guest room
  • One “Sweet Treats” Beach Bucket upon arrival filled with popcorn, jelly beans, and Goombay Punch Sodas
  • Room service delivery of milk and cookies on day of choice
  • Complimentary unlimited non-motorized water sports, including aqua cycles, float mats, kayaks, VU boards, sail boats, snorkel gear, and windsurfing boards
Price: The Family Fun Under the Sun Package starts at $345 per person for a four-night stay based on season and availability. Package price does not include taxes, gratuities or resort fees (applicable to guests 12 and over). Package available at Wyndham Nassau Resort only. Package based on double occupancy. Single supplement charge will apply for single occupancy.

Dates: This package is valid through 12/31/08.

For more information:
• call Wyndham Nassau Resort at 1-800-222-7466
• visit www.WyndhamNassauResort.com

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Sheraton Grand Bahama Named as Top Beach Resort

Comparing over 200 resorts, Parents Magazine has named Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort as the number one beach resort for families in its May issue.

The review looked at resorts throughout the US and Caribbean, comparing value, children's programs, family activities, menus, pools, as well as other amenities.

Why Kids Like It: Kids ages three through 12 head out on Bahamian nature adventures and learn local folklore and poetry at Camp Lucaya, Sheraton's acclaimed supervised day-long children's club. Kids and parents alike can take turns shooting down a spiral water slide into the Sugar Mill pool, one of three pools at Sheraton, which also boasts a wading pool for little travelers. There's also a 7.5-acre-long beach; lifeguards are on duty throughout the day beachside and poolside.

For More Information:
• visit www.sheraton.com/ourlucaya

Photo courtesy Sheraton Grand Bahama Our Lucaya

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Sheraton Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Offers Free Fridays

Here's an interesting twist on a hotel promotion: free Fridays! Sheraton Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya is offering a three-night stay for the price of two nights and kids stay for just $5 a child!

The Details:

- Valid for any four-day, three-night stay from now until September 1, 2008
- Pay for just two nights at $89 per person, per night
- Kids 11 and under stay for just $5 more per child, per night
- Free breakfast, happy hour and unlimited golf on the "Friday" of your choice
- Based on double occupancy
- Purchase must be completed by April 16, 2008
- Air-inclusive packages also available

For booking:
• Book at http://www.travelocity.com/freefridays

Photo courtesy Sheraton Grand Bahama Our Lucaya

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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Spirit Vacations and Grand Bahama Island Plan Discount, Kids Stay Free Offers

Spirit Vacations is offering an exclusive instant $200 savings as well as up to 35 percent off and kids stay free specials for several trips to Grand Bahama Island.

How to Get Your Discount: Customers will receive an additional $200 instant savings off air-inclusive vacations to Grand Bahama Island when paying in full with a MasterCard card and staying a minimum of three nights. Or when staying two nights they'll receive a $100 instant savings. In order to receive the exclusive instant savings customers will need to enter the promo code FPOMC200 when booking three nights or longer and FPOMC100 when booking two nights.

Dates: This special is valid for bookings made December 1, 2007 through February 12, 2008 for customers who travel December 13, 2007 through February 14, 2008.

What It Includes:
Spirit Vacations packages include roundtrip air travel on Spirit Airlines(r), hotel accommodations, roundtrip airport/hotel transfers, hotel taxes and service charges and Customer Care Service. All-Inclusive vacations also include all meals, snacks, beverages, non-motorized watersports, entertainment and much more.

Packages:
Vacations start at the following per person rates, excluding taxes and fees*. Customers will receive an additional $200 instant savings ($100 per person) off of the rates listed below when paying with their MasterCard card:

* Port Lucaya Resort & Yacht Club - Kids Stay Free.

Dates: Five-night Wednesday departures January 9 through February 27 and March 26 through April 30, 2008.

Price: $449* from Ft. Lauderdale; $517* from Orlando or Tampa; $633* from Atlanta, Atlantic City, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Myrtle Beach, New York/LaGuardia or Washington, D.C./Reagan National. Customers will receive an additional $200 savings ($100 per person) off of these rates when paying with their MasterCard card.


* Best Western Castaways Resort and Suites - Kids Stay Free.

Dates: Five-night Wednesday departures January 9 through April 30, 2008.

Price: $479* from Ft. Lauderdale; $544* from Orlando or Tampa; $660* from Atlanta, Atlantic City, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Myrtle Beach, New York/LaGuardia or Washington, D.C./Reagan National. Customers will receive an additional $200 savings ($100 per person) off of these rates when paying with their MasterCard card.

* The Sheraton Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort - Rates are 35 percent off and kids stay free.

Dates: Five-night Wednesday departures January 9 through February 6, 2008; February 20 through March 12 and March 26 through April 30, 2008.

Price: $599* from Ft. Lauderdale; $672* from Orlando or Tampa; $788* from Atlanta, Atlantic City, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Myrtle Beach, New York/LaGuardia or Washington, D.C./Reagan National. Customers will receive an additional $200 savings ($100 per person) off of these rates when paying with their MasterCard card.

· Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach - All-Inclusive - Rates are 15 percent off, kids stay free. 3 night minimum stay required.

Dates: Five-night Wednesday departures January 9 through February 20, 2008.

Price: $659* from Ft. Lauderdale; $726* from Orlando or Tampa; $842* from Atlanta, Atlantic City, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Myrtle Beach, New York/LaGuardia or Washington, D.C./Reagan National. Customers will receive an additional $200 savings ($100 per person) off of these rates when paying with their MasterCard card.


* The Westin Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort
- Rates are 30 percent off and kids stay free.

Dates: Five-night Wednesday departures January 16 through February 6, 2008; February 20; March 5; March 12; and March 26 through April 30, 2008.

Price: $729* from Ft. Lauderdale; $799* from Orlando or Tampa; $915* from Atlanta, Atlantic City, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Myrtle Beach, New York/LaGuardia or Washington, D.C./Reagan National. Customers will receive an additional $200 savings ($100 per person) off of these rates when paying with their MasterCard card.

* Pelican Bay - Kids stay free.

Dates: Five-night Wednesday departures January 16 through March 12 and March 26 through April 30, 2008.

Price: $799* from Ft. Lauderdale; $866* from Orlando or Tampa; $982* from Atlanta, Atlantic City, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Myrtle Beach, New York/LaGuardia or Washington, D.C./Reagan National. Customers will receive an additional $200 savings ($100 per person) off of these rates when paying with their MasterCard card.

Additional hotel rates are available. Additional dates are available at slightly higher prices.


Special Notes: Rates are per person, based on double occupancy for bookings and must be booked by January 31, 2008. Rates are based on availability and are subject to change with or without notice. All travel is in Coach Class. See hotel profile on spiritvacations.com for individual hotel value-added/specials restrictions. Taxes and fees details: Rates do not include hotel charges typically paid by the customer directly to the hotel (e.g., room service, telephone charges, etc.), government imposed international travel taxes of up to $91.20, airport passenger facility charges of up to $18, the September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 per person and federal excise taxes of $3.40 which will be imposed on each domestic flight segment of each passenger's itinerary. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. Other conditions apply.

For More Information:
• call Spirit Vacations at 1-800-617-3325
• visit www.spiritvacations.com

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

POTD: Ardastra Gardens, Nassau, Bahamas


On the island of New Providence just outside Nassau, Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center is home to nearly 300 animals and birds, many from the Caribbean. The Marching Flamingos have long been the star of the show at Ardastra and they perform in shows three times per day.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

POTC: Abaco's Shallow Waters



In the clear, shallow waters surrounding Abaco, it's easy to see the origin for the name Bahamas. "Baha Mar" or "shallow water" was an appropriate description for these islands which are surrounded by shallow water perfect for family swimming.

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