NEWPORT, RI, February 2005– Vacation/destination specialist Wimco announces that two hotels on St. Barts have set rates for multi-night vacation packages in $US instead of the Euro this spring through October 2005. The Euro is the currency of choice for hotels on this French Caribbean island, although villas are priced in US dollars.
"Americans are going to love the pricing in US$," says Janis Gordon, Vice President Marketing for the Newport, RI, and London-based luxury vacation villa and hotel reservations company.
Gordon notes that Wimco does not adjust its Caribbean prices mid-season to accommodate currency fluctuations, so clients can travel assured that the US$ price they read on line or in the 2005 printed price list will be the same when they arrive.
Hotel Guanahani offers a package in US$ at a 1:1 par with the Euro, representing a 30 percent discount for a dollar-based client. A 5-night St. Barts Spree includes accommodation, daily breakfast and lunch or dinner, daily car rental, airport transfers and a choice of two resort activities. Rates start at $2,680 per couple Apr. 15-Oct. 31.
Carl Gustaf Hotel has created a 5-night Escape in Paradise package in US$ with accommodation, daily continental breakfast, champagne, one picnic, one dinner, use of car, massage and more. Rates start at $4,620 per couple May 1-Oct. 31.
Other St. Barts hotels are priced in Euros, from a 6-night Summer Honeymoon at Tropical Hotel available Apr. 15-Dec. 14 at Euro1200 per couple to a 7-night Summer Romance at Hotel St. Barth Isle de France available Apr. 1-Oct. 31 from Euro3345 per couple. Both programs include accommodation, daily breakfast, one dinner, car rental and more. Also participating in spring-December packages are Hotel Christopher, Les Ondines Sur La Plage, Francois Plantation and Eden Rock.
All of the summer packages can be booked on line: visit www.wimco.com to view packages and book for the dates that suit your vacation calendar. Programs are outlined in a brochure, Wimco’s 2005 Caribbean Hotel Summer Packages. Call 800-932-3222 to obtain a copy or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following are highlights (only) of plans per couple that include accommodations and daily breakfast with, in many cases, room upgrades at check in, and, in most cases, roundtrip airport/water taxi transfers:
US -- Sara@WidnessPR.com