Avid adventurers, sports enthusiasts and VIP travelers are sure to flock to these islands for their pick of three fun-laced getaways.
In St. Kitts…
The star treatment begins on the tarmac, where guests are picked up in a luxury vehicle to arrive at the posh Yu Lounge at the RLB International Airport (SKB). There, they’ll kick-back, relax, and nosh on chef-prepared finger foods while Yu Lounge staff take care of baggage, check-in, and immigration and customs paperwork. Guests are then whisked by private transfer to the hotel, and once at the property receive an express check-in. Accommodations include the Royal Ocean View Suite or Presidential Suite with complimentary welcome amenities. Daily breakfast and nightly turndown service are also included in the package.
As for entertainment at the St. Kitts Marriott, there’s a 125-acre “links”-style golf course with three holes on the Atlantic Ocean and two holes near the Caribbean Sea, as well as the 35,000-sq.-ft. Royal Beach Casino and the Emerald Mist Spa, which features body treatments, relaxing massages, a full hair and nail salon, beach massage cabanas, and skin care services. Everything from Italian delicacies to burgers and sandwiches are served at the resort’s eight restaurants, which include the Royal Grille Steakhouse, La Cucina, and Cafe Calypso, just to name a few. St. Kitts also boasts an active nightlife with its own version of the Vegas Strip—“The Strip,” is a sandy stretch of beach bars and restaurants where locals and visitors alike enjoy live music and dancing into the wee hours of the morning. Rates for the VIP Experience package in the Royal Oceanview Suite start at $469 per night with a 5-night minimum stay. Regular room rates start at $169 per night. Use promo code P54. For more information, visit marriott.com/hotels/travel/skbrb-st-kitts-marriott-resort-and-the-royal-beach-casino.
The best sailors from around the world are converging in Hamilton, Bermuda from Oct. 16 to Oct. 18, 2015 for The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series—the first stage of competition in the 2017 America’s Cup. Guests can take part in the action by witnessing the racing circuit from the sidelines with the Fairmont Southampton’s Race to Bermuda package, which includes daily breakfast and a complimentary transfer to the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Event Village in Hamilton.
To celebrate the race, a 3-day Our Bermuda festival with food, fireworks, arts and crafts, concerts, and other entertainment will take place on both land and sea. When guests aren’t watching the race or partaking in the festival, they can enjoy classic and local treatments at the Fairmont Southampton’s Willow Stream Spa, take in a round or two of golf at the oceanfront resort’s Turtle Hill Golf Club, or feast on culinary delights at one of eight restaurants, including the Ocean Club seafood restaurant and the Waterlot Inn steakhouse. Rates for the Race to Bermuda package start at $333 per room, per night dbl. For more information, call (800) 441-1414 or visit farimont.com/southampton-bermuda.
In the Dominican Republic…
Animal encounters and family fun await guests at the new Gansevoort Dominican Republic, Playa Imbert in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, where two new packages, the All Fun + Family and the VIP Adventure, are offered.
While the Gansevoort Dominican Republic offers island spa therapies, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a 3-tiered infinity pool, these packages require guests to step outside the resort’s walls for adventure. Guests choose from the Playa Encuentro surf experience, a monkey jungle excursion, pizza-making and sandcastle-building, tennis at Seahorse Ranch’s Clay Courts, and horseback riding at Seahorse Beach with the All Fun + Family package. In addition to these activities, guests have the opportunity to tour the Davidoff Cigar Factory and the Brugal Rum Factory with the VIP Adventure package (excludes the Playa Encuentro surf experience and horseback riding).
Both packages are available through Dec. 18, 2015 and include VIP assistance and roundtrip transport from La Union Airport (POP), an expedited customs and immigration process, and VIP lounge access, as well as luxury SUV transportation to the resort; private in-suite check-in; and daily American breakfast. Rates for both packages start at $675 per night for two adults and two children with a 4-night minimum stay. Regular room rates start at $845 per night. For more information, visit gansevoorthotelgroup.com/hotels/gansevoort-dominican-republic.