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Wimco Suggests Using St. Barts Villa Marigot
As Spring Honeymoon Haven -- Save Over $4,500 Weekly

"Renting a villa is entirely different from staying in a hotel. We had not anticipated the absolute level of privacy and relaxation that is possible when you can set your own rhythm and spread out in your own vacation home. It has spoiled us".
Carol, Manhattan

Newport, RI, December 2003 - At last, a luxury honeymoon villa that precludes a family or friends entourage. Wimco, the luxury vacation villa and hotel reservations company, has earmarked Villa Marigot on St. Barts as its honeymoon villa of choice on that island.

Villa Marigot normally lists as a two-bedroom villa renting at $11,510 per week. For honeymoon purposes, however, in spring 2004 it will list as a one-bedroom villa at $7,000 a week.

As the villa lifestyle becomes better and better known, brides and grooms are considering villas for their advantages over hotels. All of the same amenities – cooks, masseuses, special requests – can be handled within the villa reservation , but the special attributes of a villa – space to spread out, a private pool, living room and sun deck areas, and the ability to decide your own pace of the day – are added benefits to the villa life. Housekeeping staff and room service delivery and evening turn down are interruptions that just won't have to happen in your own honeymoon villa," according to Janis Gordon, VP of Marketing at Wimco. "The only person the honeymooners need meet on premise is the maid who comes in daily except Sundays."

Located on Marigot Bay, just two minutes from the beach, Villa Marigot has its own private mooring quay and views over the cove, and an infinity pool surrounded by extensive gardens with a covered Indonesian gazebo.

A well-appointed efficiency kitchen (hey, who wants to cook on a honeymoon anyway?) and library with full audio/video set up offer additional entertainment options in addition to strolling amongst the tropical plantings or holding hands on the wrap-around terrace.

For over 20 years Wimco has been the exclusive representative of Sibarth Villas on St. Barts. This island is internationally noted for its sophisticated lifestyle appealing to fashion and entertainment industry leaders, exquisite accommodations and excellent restaurants, earning it the label of "Gourmet capital of the Caribbean." A 130-page magazine, Vendome Guide to St. Barthelemy, is a virtual "how to" for getting the most out of visiting here. Wimco staff visit and evaluate each villa to guarantee that a match is made for each client’s expectation of value, and they can custom-design a vacation be it with private chefs, yoga instructors, yacht charters or simply restaurant reservations.

Wimco can be reached by writing Wimco, PO Box 14671, Newport, RI 02840. By phone, please call toll free 1-800-932-3222; email; or log on to the website Please reference Villa SIB WYB to located Villa Marigot. Wimco International is at 16 Hanover Square, London W1S 1HT. By phone, please call toll free 0800 838 318; email; or log on to the website

PRESS CONTACTS: US -- Widness Public Relations International 802-234-9096
UK -- Pineapple Public Relations 011-44-20 7836 7596

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