NEWPORT, R.I., February 2003 Destination specialist Wimco, the luxury vacation villa and hotel reservations company, suggests a Caribbean vacation this spring or summer, with value-added packages available low season (after April 15 till mid-December) at a selection of charming hotels on eight choice islands. Wimco's website frequently lists additional programs that offer even more enhancements and discounts on its "Villa Specials Page."
BARBADOS' Sandy Lane Hotel offers the Sandy Lane Experience Package (minimum 4-night stay) that includes an upgrade from Ocean to Luxury Ocean room, unlimited greens fees at the Old Nine Course and Country Club (with cart), daily breakfast, daily dinner supplement of $65 per person, one lunch, plus unlimited non-motorized water sports. The 4-night, per couple rate, exclusive of service fees, is $2,800 from May 1 to October 30,2003.
ANGUILLA'S Cuisinart Resort & Spa features a 7-night Summer Sea of Love Package with airport transfers, three each dinners and lunches, a 50-minute couples massage, a day at Scilly Cay including a lobster BBQ and a one-day car rental. Per couple rates, exclusive of tax and service fees, are from $3,100 from May 1-Dec. 16 (not available Sept. 3-Oct. 1).
ST. MARTIN'S La Samanna's 7-night Passion in Paradise Package includes airport transfers, oceanfront accommodations, two days Mercedes rental car, daily breakfast, a candlelight dinner, a one-hour massage plus two gift bathrobes. Per couple rates, inclusive of government tax, are from $3,520 from April 28-Dec. 20.
NEVIS' Nisbet Plantation extends a 6-night Spring Romance Package with cottage accommodation, two-day car rental, daily breakfast, tea and dinner, a sailing cruise and one-hour massage. Per couple rates, inclusive of taxes and service fees, are from $2,330 from April 1-Nov. 1 (not available Sept. 2-Oct. 18).
TURKS & CAICOS' Parrot Cay has a 5-night Island Getaway Package on this private island with roundtrip airport transfers, daily breakfast and dinner, a snorkeling trip off the Reef and more. Per couple rates are from $2,455, exclusive of tax and service fees, from April 28 to Dec. 16.
PETER ISLAND'S Peter Island Resort, named by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the "Best Places to Stay in the World," lures guests to this private island with a 7-night Paradise Now Package including roundtrip taxi and boat service to/from Beef Island airport in Tortola, all meals daily, unlimited resort ferry service to/from Tortola and more. Per couple rates are from $3,465, exclusive of tax and service fees, from May 5-Dec. 1.
JAMAICA'S Round Hill has a 3-night Summer Rendezvous Package with roundtrip airport transfers, all meals daily including tea, water and fitness activities, a massage and more. The per couple rate is $2,340, inclusive of tax and service fees, available April 1-Dec. 14.
On ST. BARTS, Wimco-select hotel packages each offer choice accommodation, complimentary roundtrip airport transfers, daily breakfast, car rentals, some meals, taxes and service charges and more. Christopher Hotel offers five nights with a private terrace and ocean or garden view with each room. Its Pay 4/Stay 5 Package available April 1-Dec. 22 (except Sept. 1-Oct. 25) starts per couple at $1,550. Eden Rock's 5-Night Honeymoon Package comes with a massage for two and is available April 27-Nov. 14, with per couple rates from $2,050. Isle de France has a 7-Night Summer Romance Package from April 21 to Oct. 31 (except Aug. 31-Oct. 15), with per couple rates from $3,060. Hotel Guanahani has a 5-night St. Barts Spree Package available Apr. 15-Oct. 31 from $2,525 per couple.