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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

St. Lucia's Villa Beach Cottages Offers Adventure Tours


Does your family love to get out and explore a destination? Check out the menu of tours St. Lucia's Villa Beach Cottages, recently renovated, can arrange for families:

  • Jeep Explorer Rainforest Adventures or ATV Paradise Tours – explore untouched areas of St. Lucia on an ATV, including a banana plantation and old growth rainforest. Enjoy authentic St. Lucian cuisine and a swim on a private beach.
  • Zip Lining – Treetop Adventure Park offers adventure courses, including one specifically designed for younger children. Zip along cables high above the trees from platform to platform for the ultimate adrenaline rush.
  • Deep Sea Fishing – Try your hand on a chartered boat or tour at catching sailfish, blue marlin, tuna, dorado and many others, or join a dolphin or whale-watching tour.
  • Kite surfing – This extreme sport combines the skills of paragliding, wakeboarding, surfing and windsurfing and can be mastered by most in a series of 4 to 10 lessons.
  • Horseback riding – Take a sightseeing tour on horseback through banana plantations, across pasture lands, along a natural forest trail to Cas en Bas beach, one of the most picturesque, wild and deserted beaches of the St. Lucia's Atlantic coastline. You can enjoy swimming with the horses in the sea.
  • Mountain Biking – Explore 12 miles of bike trails amidst tropical vegetation and historical remains of an 18th century plantation, with courses designed for beginners, intermediate and experienced riders.
  • Scuba, snorkeling and “snuba” tours - Choose from scuba or snorkeling excursions, or try your hand at “snuba” diving – a less intense form of scuba easily accessible to couples, families, children over 8 and seniors.
  • Gros Piton Nature Trails – Enjoy a hike through the Pitons, iconic symbols of St. Lucia, and enjoy majestic views and breathtaking scenery. The first half of the trail is moderate and can be enjoyed by everyone, while the second half involves a steep accent to the summit suitable to the more adventurous hiker.

  • Why Families Like the Resort:
    You'll find 20 villa suites at the resort, all part of the recent expansion and renovation which added 10 new villas to the property, including 6 deluxe one-bedroom suites and 4 deluxe two-bedroom suites. These self-contained villas feature four-poster beds, living and dining rooms with indigenous designer furniture, fully-equipped kitchens with marble countertops, including full-sized appliances, and large balconies with teak furniture and steamers overlooking the Caribbean. The deluxe one-bedroom suites also include bathrooms with his and hers pedestal sinks and in-room Jacuzzi tubs with an ocean view. All of the new villa suites feature state-of the-art room amenities such as LCD flat-screen TVs, DVD and CD players, and high-speed Internet access.

    The resort's new restaurant, Coconuts, offers Creole and International cuisine, while the new mini-mart Koko’s offers on-site shopping. Other amenities include: two swimming pools, including one featuring a natural stone waterfall, heated Jacuzzi and attached sundeck made of white stone and tropical hardwoods; Internet café; coin-operated laundry; and free book and DVD library. Guest services available to visitors include a meet and greet service; airport transfers; daily maid service; water sports (kayaking): babysitting services; in-room or beachside massages; car rental services; and the Dining Around service for restaurant reservations and recommendations.

    Location: The resort is located on the northern edge of St. Lucia, four miles from the capital of Castries and three miles from the airport.

    For more information:

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    Monday, November 19, 2007

    St. Lucia's Coco Palm Offers Family Adventure Package

    Here's a new package that just came across our desk: the “Coco Family Island Adventure” package at St. Lucia's Coco Palm hotel. Perfect for active families, the package includes fun at the resort as well as activities out on the beautiful island.

    The Package: The “Coco Family Adventure” package includes:

    -Six days / five nights in a Coco Palm Pool View Family Suite (two bedrooms / two bathrooms)
    -A Family Beach Pass including all non-motorized water sport activities, towels, beach chair and umbrella
    -A 1/2 day Jungle Safari through the lush rainforest of St. Lucia
    -Full-day Jeep rental to explore the island
    -A water taxi out to historic Pigeon Point to hike the Fort Rodney Trail
    -Daily breakfast at Ti Bananne restaurant

    Price: Rates start at $2,570 for a family of four people, and Package includes tax and service charges. Subject to availability and blackout dates apply. Kids 12 and under stay free.

    Dates: The Coco Family Adventure Package is offered from now until March 31, 2008.


    To book the “Coco Family Adventure” package:
    • call 866-588-5980
    • email us-reservations@coco-resorts.com

    For More Information:
    • visit www.coco-resorts.com

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    Friday, November 02, 2007

    POTD: Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia


    Rooms at the beautiful Anse Chastanet resort overlook the two Piton mountains that are symbols of St. Lucia. The beach here has largely black sand, reminders of the volcanic activity that formed much of the island. The volcano's sulfuric deposits can also be credited for the huge amount of sea life found just offshore; the rich water is filled with corals which attract a variety of fish species.

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    Friday, August 31, 2007

    St. Lucia's Coconut Bay Resort Offers Winter Special

    As vacationers know, not only is winter the very best time to go to the Caribbean, it's also the most expensive time.

    But we've received word that St. Lucia's all-inclusive Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa is offering an Early Bird Paradise Special, providing guests who book their winter vacation before November 1, 2007 with a discount of up to 40 percent off regular room rates.

    Package Dates:
    The Early Bird Paradise Special is valid for travel between January 1, 2008 and March 31, 2008 on bookings made by November 1, 2007.

    Travelers visiting between January 1, 2008 and January 31, 2008 receive a discount of 40 percent off regular room rates. Guests who book for travel between February 1, 2008 and March 31, 2008 will receive a 35 percent discount off rooms.

    Price: During January, rates are $342 a night for a deluxe Gardenview room and $366 a night for a deluxe Oceanview room. Families can also save at Coconut Bay with the discount Family Suites at $594 a night. During February and March, rates begin at $370 a night for a deluxe Gardenview room, $396 a night for a deluxe Oceanview room and Family Suites are $643 a night.

    Why It's Good for Families: The resort is located on 85 coconut palm-fringed acres along St. Lucia’s exotic south coast, just a short transfer from the Hewanorra International Airport. Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa offers 254 rooms, three swimming pools, a full-service spa, CocoLand Kidz Klub and the island’s largest water park. Families can stay in rooms close to all the action of the CocoLand Water Park and Kidz Klub (there's a separate wing for adults traveling without children).

    Through the Adventure St. Lucia desk in the lobby, guests can book excursions to go on a zip-lining canopy tour, ride ATVs, mountain bike in the rainforest and hike the Piton Mountains. For those who want to take to the water, it’s also possible to arrange for off-site snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing and kite boarding.

    For more information:
    • visit http://www.cbayresort.com
    • call 866-978-6226

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    Sunday, July 29, 2007

    St. Lucia's Coco Palm Offering Family Adventure Package

    Coco Palm is the ideal gateway to the best that St. Lucia has to offer and starting now until December 14, 2007 families can take advantage of the “Coco Family Adventure” package.

    Price: Rates start at $1,950 for a family of four people.

    The Package: The package includes:

    -Six days / five nights in a Coco Palm Pool View Suite (two bedrooms / two bathrooms)
    -A Family Beach Pass including all non-motorized water sport activities, towels, beach chair and umbrella
    -A 1/2 day Jungle Safari through the lush rainforest of St. Lucia
    -Full-day Jeep rental to explore the island
    -A water taxi out to historic Pigeon Point to hike the Fort Rodney Trail
    -Daily breakfast at Ti Bananne restaurant

    Package includes tax and service charges. Subject to availability and blackout dates apply. Kids 12 and under stay free.

    Located in St. Lucia’s hip Rodney Bay Village, Coco Palm is the island’s newest boutique hotel, representing the perfect fusion of Creole tradition and contemporary design.

    For more information:
    • visit www.coco-resorts.com
    • call 866-588-5980
    • email us-reservations@coco-resorts.com

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