Antigua and Barbuda’s Winter Round Up Offers A Bounty Of Saving

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA – With some of the Caribbean’s top-rated resorts, three hundred and sixty-five of the world’s most beautiful beaches and a restaurant scene that boasts a mélange of tastes for every palate, Antigua and Barbuda’s resorts are offering some low-profile prices that put the twin islands on top of the must-do list for a tropical escape this winter.

Boasting two of the premier yachting events in the world, Antigua and Barbuda are called the “sailing capital of the Caribbean” and the 2010 season is no exception.

Sugar Ridge, Antigua’s newest resort that opened in December 2009, is extending a valuable savings on all reservations made by May 31, 2010, offering a 20% discount off rack rates.

Rates, reflective of the 20% savings, start at just $120 per person, per night, based on double occupancy including breakfast for travel now through April 9, 2010, and $85 per person, per night based on double occupancy, including breakfast from April 10, 2010 through October 22, 2010.

All-inclusive rates for travel from now through April 9, 2010 are priced at $210 per person, per night based on double occupancy and reflect a 12.5% savings off rack rates. For travel from April 10, 2010 through October 22, 2010, all-inclusive rates are priced at $175 per person, per night based on double occupancy and reflect a 10.5% savings. All bookings must be made by May 31, 2010 and are subject to 10% service charge and 10.5% government tax. All-inclusive rates are comprised of breakfast, lunch and dinner, local beverages and house wines. A minimum five-night stay is required for all introductory rate bookings and are based on double occupancy in a deluxe room category. Introductory rates are not combinable with any other offers. Airport transfers and flights are not included.

For more information and to make a reservation, visit or call US toll-free 1-866-591-4881 or +1 268-562-7700 or email: [email protected].

Carlisle Bay, set on one of Antigua’s breathtaking beaches with a backdrop of lush rainforest covered hills, is offering a minimum of four nights from $2,220.00. Guests will receive the following exclusive amenities: daily full breakfast and afternoon tea; roundtrip airport transfers in luxury hotel car; half bottle of Champagne and canapés on arrival in their room.

The offer is valid 10th April through 22nd December 2010 on new bookings only, based on double occupancy and subject to availability. Blackout dates and certain restrictions may apply. For more information, call Island Destinations at 1-888-454-4422 or visit

Galley Bay Resort & Spa; St. James’s Club & Villas; The Verandah Resort & Spa, under the Elite Island Resorts umbrella is offering an ‘Instant Savings’ promotion with up to 30% off for bookings through April 20, 2010 and travel now through December 20, 2010. All Inclusive rates based on double occupancy per person per night at the St. James’ Club & Villas start as low as $182.00; at the Verandah Resort & Spa as low as $182.00; at the Galley Bay Resort & Spa as low as $294.00. Galley Bay Resort & Spa, has recently won the 2010 Awards for Excellence as “Most Excellent Eco Resort” by Conde Nast Johansens, the international luxury travel guide authority. Galley Bay is the first eco-award winner for the Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific.

For more information visit or reservations number: 800-345-0356.

Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, the all-inclusive property has a “50% Off’ special offer in effect for bookings made by March 31, 2010, for travel now through December 20, 2010. This special is only available through travel agents and tour operators, and booking code 50%SALE must be used to qualify.

The resort’s all-inclusive rates start at just $98.00 per person, per night, double occupancy for travel now through April 15, 2010, and from $89.00 per person, per night, double occupancy for travel now through December 20, 2010.

All-inclusive rates include accommodations, all government taxes and service charges, all meals, snacks and afternoon tea, house brand beverages, non-motorized water sports, activities, Jolly Kidz and Teenz Clubs, Think Jolly Family Program, 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 and hair-dryer.

For more information, visit

Hermitage Bay, set in a secluded bay on the Caribbean side of the island of Antigua sits the 5-star luxury resort of Hermitage Bay with twenty five individual, luxury Cottage Suites. Hermitage Bay is offering a ‘Stay for 4, Pay for 3 Promotion’ in the US market to the end of March.

For more information visit

Jumby Bay, a Rosewood Resort, reopened its doors after closing in June 2008 for a $28 million renovation. The new face of the resort includes Sense, a Rosewood Spa, 28 new suites, a new open-air Verandah and bistro-style restaurants and two new Estate Homes. The open-air spa includes five personal spa suites, including a Duet Suite. This is Jumby Bay’s first stand-alone spa. Signature treatments include a Rumba Scrub and Massage. New dining options include the Verandah, the unofficial clubhouse of the resort. At the Verandah Restaurant, guests can take hands-on gastronomic classes led by Executive Chef Juan Pablo Loza and local Antiguan chefs. There is also the new Pool Grille, offering healthy fare at the Oceanfront Infinity Pool. Finally the resort unveils its two new Estate Homes, with private pools, kitchens and use of the resort services included. Reopening rates start at $1,150 per night, all-inclusive.

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The 2010 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, April 15- 20, 2010 is well on track for another fine year. This must be partly due to the fact that there can be no more awesome sight than so many yachts of classic looks out on the water and the tremendous effort that is put in by their owners and crews to keep them in splendid condition.

They are all quite unique – from the smallest last year at 24ft to the largest at 147ft. The character of this Regatta could not be better expressed than by the winners of last year’s ‘Spirit of the Regatta’ trophy – a Kim Holman-designed 28ft sloop called Pouncer. She was sailed across from the UK by three women with the main intent of – just once – competing in this Regatta. They sailed their hearts out – and came last every day!!! They all had the time of their lives and their enjoyment of the whole experience was a joy to see. After the Regatta, they sailed the boat back to the UK and took up their daily lives again – having achieved their main ambition to race in the Antigua Classics. For more information visit

Antigua Sailing Week, April 24 – 30, 2010 Now one of the premier sailing regattas in the world, welcomes participants from all corners of the globe each year competing for the chance to win this prestigious race. Six challenging days of racing in some of the best sailing conditions in the world combined with the famous Antiguan hospitality make this a regatta not to miss. There’ll be no shortage of superstars on the racecourse at the 43rd edition of Antigua Sailing Week. Round the world yachtsman Brian Thompson from the UK has teamed up with Safe Passage Sailing (SPS) as one of the key, coaching members aboard two of Ondeck’s Farr 65s and 40.7. Thompson is one of the world’s most successful offshore racers having notched up 25 sailing records to date as either skipper or watch captain, including breaking the non-stop world speed sailing record in 58 days, 9 hours, 32 minutes, 45 seconds aboard Cheyenne (ex-PlayStation) in 2004.

Joining Thompson at SPS on the eight-day training/racing initiative are fellow professional sailors Sally Barkow and Doogie Couvreux. Barkow is one of the world’s leading match racing skippers with accomplishments including three wins in the US Sailing Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championships (2003, 2004, 2007). She was also the USA representative in the Yngling class at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, and has twice won the USA Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year (2005, 2007).

The Sailing Week website is also available on your mobile phones at so if you can’t be in Antigua, check out the latest news and results as soon as the boats finish. For more information visit

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