NEWPORT, RI, February 2004 – Destination specialist Wimco, the Newport, RI, and London-based luxury villa and hotel reservations company, has added a virtually undiscovered island, Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos, to its growing list of Caribbean “musts.”
On Providenciales, Wimco offers a 19th century, West Indies-style culture and travel experience in a 5-night getaway from April 14 to December 23, 2004 to Point Grace, the island’s exclusive suites-and-cottages resort.
Guests lodge in one-bedroom cottage suites, enjoy three dinners, daily continental breakfast, two 60-minute Thalasso spa sessions in treatment cottages offering “a rub with a gorgeous view,” a half-day beach cruise and snorkeling trip and roundtrip airport transfers for $3,330 per couple, inclusive of taxes and service charges.
Throughout the resort a unique collection of African tribal crafts and artwork, in the tradition of the great expressionist masters, is thoughtfully utilized to lend an exotic and refined insight into the culture and travel experience of the turn-of-century West Indian traveler.
En suite are exclusive bath amenities by Ednae, Frette linens and the daily New York Times fax. Guests are invited to mingle over early evening drinks and canapés and join a weekly cocktail party hosted by General Manager Andrew Hedley. Resort guests can access the championship golf and tennis facilities at the Provo Golf and Country Club, just 5 minutes away by Rolls Royce that once belong to actor Kirk Douglas.
A business center with computer facilities for e-mail and Internet access, a library with CD and DVD selections, bicycles and selected water sports are complimentary to guests.
Morning and noon meals are taken poolside; dinners are enjoyed at the 62-seat Grace’s Cottage where Chef ??? serves a light, gourmet Caribbean-Asian cuisine that showcases the region’s strong ethnic influences and finest indigenous foods.
Point Grace was listed on last year’s prestigious Conde Nast Traveler “Gold List.”
Providenciales is located midway between Florida and Puerto Rico and only 90 minutes non-stop from Miami. The island is served daily by direct flights from Miami on American Airlines and from Charlotte, NC, on US Air. There are also weekly flights from New York and Boston on American, from London Heathrow on British Airways and from Toronto on Air Canada. Private jets are accommodated at Provo Air Center, and private yachts find a deep water, safe harbor and port of entry at Turtle Cove Marina.
For information and reservations please contact Wimco (US) toll free 1/800/932-3222; email email@example.com; or log on to the website www.wimco.com. Or contact Wimco International (UK and Europe) toll free 0800 838 318; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or log on to the website www.wimco.co.uk.
For 20 years Wimco has been the exclusive representative of Sibarth Villas in St. Barthelemy, an island famous for luxury rental villas and chic lifestyle. Wimco/Sibarth has established credentials as a licensed, FNAIM agency certified to conduct real estate rentals in France and is affiliated through Sibarth with Sotheby’s International. Wimco has over 1,000 luxury villas, distinctive hotels and resorts internationally in such select areas as Italy’s Umbria region, France’s Provence and St. Tropez. Wimco recently opened a London office, known as Wimco International, to serve the European market.
US -- Sara@WidnessPR.com
UK -- Sarah.Hurley@PineapplePR.com