Grenadine Air opens St. Lucia gateway

Effective January 27 to May 25, 2008, Palm Island will feature complimentary Sunday Flights on Grenadine Airways between St. Lucia and Union Island, streamlining travel time to Palm Island.Palm Island is an award-winning 135-acre private island, upscale Caribbean resort.

The new flights enable guests to connect to Union Island through St. Lucia’s Hewanorra Airport (UVF) via a short scenic flight. Guests are greeted on Union Island with bottled water and chilled face cloths and then enjoy a complimentary eight-minute private boat ride to their exclusive private island escape. Palm Island guests who book the new Sunday service will receive a $500 savings toward their all inclusive resort stay.

The Grenadines Airways Sunday service will connect with non-stop service between St. Lucia and New York on American Airlines and Air Jamaica, and from Miami on American Airlines, with originating service in Chicago. Other U.S. gateways connect as well. Flights depart St. Lucia at 4:15 p.m., and arrive Union Island at 4:50 p.m. Flights depart Union Island at 1:15 p.m., and arrive St. Lucia at 1:50 p.m.

“We are thrilled to announce Palm Island is offering its guests convenient, complimentary Grenadines Airways Sunday flights between the resort and St. Lucia. To celebrate this new service, guests who select the Sunday flights will enjoy a $500 savings,” said Steven E. Heydt, Elite Island Resorts president. “There may never be a better time to experience one of the Caribbean’s most acclaimed private island all inclusive resorts.”

Located near the southern tip of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, a chain of 32 islands and cays known for stunning natural beauty and clear warm waters, Palm Island is an intimate casually elegant resort with just 42 rooms. It caters to discerning travelers who seek seclusion, natural island beauty, superb food, service and low-key activities.