Caribbean Update: Winter Deals

Cap Juluca, Anguilla’s award-winning hotel, will offer its seven-night Romantic Rendezvous and four-night Quick Getaway programs from Jan. 4 - March 31, 2003. Available in 2002 for the first time during the winter season, the plans were extremely popular with both repeat and first-time guests.

Honeymooners and all romantics can enjoy the Romantic Rendezvous which features seven nights’ beachfront accommodations for two, champagne and flowers on arrival, four dinners for two at any of Cap Juluca’s three restaurants—including a beach barbecue and/or a West Indian buffet—or from room service, a one hour couples massage and an all day snorkeling trip to Prickly Pear island with a special Cap Juluca prepared barbecue lunch and beverages. Also, car rental for a day (insurance not included), arrival and departure taxi transfers from Anguilla’s airport or the ferry and 20% accommodation tax and service charge for items included in the package. Rates for two are $6585 for a Luxury Room and $7850 for a 1100 sq. ft. Junior Suite. Extra nights are available.

The Quick Getaway features four nights’ beachfront accommodations for two; four dinners for two at any of Cap Juluca’s three restaurants—including the barbecue and/or the buffet—or from room service; wine and hors d’oeuvres on arrival; a half-day snorkeling trip to Little Bay Marine preserve, including beverages; transfers to and from Anguilla’s airport or the ferry terminal and 20% accommodation tax and service charge. Rates for two are $3870 for a Luxury Room and $4595 for a Junior Suite.

For further information, contact Cap Juluca’s office in Miami, 1-888-858-5822 (8JULUCA), (305) 466-0916, direct to the hotel, (264) 497-6779, e-mail: [email protected] or visit

The all-inclusive Jolly Beach Resort is located on a magnificent mile-long white sand beach in Antigua. The resort boasts five restaurants featuring an impressive variety of global cuisine; seven bars including the swim-up bistro in the pool; 4 tennis courts lit for night play; a fully equipped gym and scheduled exercise classes; the unique Hammock Lounge; a cyber center; the Kids Club for ages 2-12 and Jolly Beach’s signature 8,000 sq. ft. Fantasy Pool with waterfall and Jacuzzi. All-inclusive rates through Dec. 20, 2002 start at $140 per person, $150 from Dec. 21, 2002 through April 15, 2003, and include Standard accommodations, all meals and drinks, entertainment, non-motorized water sports, tax and service charge. For further information and reservations call toll-free 866-905-6559, 800-652-2962 or visit


Appealing to the growing market of travelers looking for the convenience and enhanced
value of a one-price-for-all vacation, La Cabana All Suite Beach Resort in Aruba is presenting the Club Cabana Inclusive package in 2003.  The Club Cabana Inclusive package includes spacious Grand Suite accommodations; breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; unlimited beverages such as soft drinks, juice, house beer, house wine and cocktails of the house (drinks are available during bar hours for personal consumption only; surcharges apply for certain premium brand beers, wines and liquors); free use of chaise lounges and towels; use of the deluxe Health & Fitness Center with racquetball, squash and aerobics; daytime tennis; free sign-up for the Camp Cabana fitness program; an invitation to the Manager’s Cocktail party; and service charge and tax.

The Club Cabana Inclusive package is priced from $472 per person, based on double occupancy, for a four-day/three-night stay, valid Jan. 4 - April 20, 2003.  Between April 21 - Dec. 19, 2003, the package starts at $362 per person, double, for a three-night stay.
Prices for longer stays are available.

Prices for children (between two and 12 years of age) are from $104 for a four-day/three-night stay, Jan. 4 - Dec. 19, 2003, while staying in the same room as one or two paying adults and using existing bedding.  Children under two stay for free in the same room as paying parents and using existing bedding.

For reservations call (800) 835-7193 nationwide U.S. and Canada or contact your favorite travel planner.  Visit La Cabana at

Newlyweds can choose to stay at one of more than 20 of the island’s participating resorts. Couples can take advantage of several complimentary perks such as a bottle of champagne or wine, a souvenir gift, a honeymoon doorknob hanger and a certificate for a free night during the following year’s return stay. The Aruba Tourism Authority’s “One Cool Honeymoon” is free and available year-round.
In addition to special individual offers from the participating resorts, newlyweds have nearly $800 in additional incentives. There are 20-25 percent discounts on various island activities including the Atlantis Submarine, Jolly Pirates, Pelican Adventures, Rancho Notorious horseback riding, Sea World Explorer, and Red Sail Sports snorkel and sail. You and your spouse also get a $10 discount to relax and enjoy an Okeanos Spa’s couples’ massage on Renaissance Island.

Couples who wish to say, “I do” in Aruba, can now do so. Weddings are performed weekday mornings at the island’s Town Hall, a Caribbean-Aruban styled mansion built between 1922 and 1925.  In order to tie the knot on the island, couples must present a marriage license, an original birth certificate, and copies of passport ID pages for the couple and two witnesses. If divorced or widowed, original certificates are also required. All of these items must be submitted to Aruba’s Office of Civil Registry one month prior to the civil ceremony. For those wishing to have a religious service, Aruba provides several exotic settings for the ceremony. A romantic beach setting or a hotel garden provides the perfect atmosphere for couples in love.  For more information on weddings, honeymoons or a tour of the town hall please visit

Seventeen resorts in Aruba are offering kids 12 and under (maximum two per room) bed and breakfast free from kids menu in hotel restaurant, daily free kids activities (some restrictions apply) and a complimentary family gift, as well as other special discounts and free activities.  For more information, please visit

The Divi Aruba and Tamarijn Aruba Mega value-added Honeymoon Packages guarantee either Oceanview or Beachside accommodations at the Divi Aruba Mega, or an upgrade to Deluxe Oceanfront Mega accommodations at the Tamarijn Aruba Mega, a bottle of champagne, remembrance gift, free night first anniversary certificate, weekly Honeymoon Starlight Fiesta, and Candlelight Dinner for two at the oceanfront Sunset Beach Bistro including one glass of wine per person, taxes, gratuities and transfers.  The package is available Jan. 1 - Dec. 19, 2003.

For reservations and more information, call 1-800-554-2008, 207-594-7888 or visit the resorts’ websites at and