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Elite Island Resorts

Featuring an impressive collection of unique beachfront resorts provides the best variety in Caribbean vacations for us to choose. From the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, Nevis, the Caribbean’s best kept secret, steeped in history… Antigua or experience the hidden beauty that is Barbados, the lush and tropical St. Lucia, or the private island paradise in the Grenadines… Palm Island, we have the perfect escape you are looking for.

Elite Island Resorts invites you to save up to 45% on your all inclusive getaway. Book by December 30th 2013!

  • St. James’s Club & Villas, Antigua: a club-like resort on a private 100-acre estate with a dedicated kids club
  • The Club, Barbados Resort & Spa, the island’s only Adults Only All-Inclusive resort.
    Ideally located oceanfront on Barbados’s West Coast, The Club offers terrific rooms and suites, including Oceanfront Rooms and Suites, a luxurious Spa & Salon, freshwater swimming pools, All-Inclusive dining and drinks, water sports, entertainment, and the warm hospitality Barbados is famous for.
  • Galley Bay Resort Resort & Spa: is the perfect all-inclusive retreat for the discerning traveler. It’s secluded setting on the tranquil west coast of Antigua, enjoys forty-acres of tropical gardens between a bird sanctuary lagoon and a three-quarter mile beach.
  • Palm Island Resort: At the World Travel Awards it was named ‘The World’s Leading Private Island’. Caribbean Travel & Life ranks it amongst the Caribbean’s ‘most romantic resorts’. Travel & Leisure says it is ‘one of the best places to stay in the world’. Palm Island Resort is a very special place. It lies on its own 135-acre island in The Grenadines, that chain of exclusive little islands that runs between St. Vincent in the north and Grenada in the south. It is reached via a 45-minute flight from Barbados to neighbouring Union Island, followed by an 8-minute ride by private launch.


Known for its casually elegant Caribbean resorts, stunning locations and caring, personal service, Elite Island Resorts’ all inclusive rates feature all meals, top-shelf liquor, non-motorized water sports, entertainment, tax and service charges. For more information about Elite Island Resorts call 1-800-858-4618 or visit

Mr Rob Barrett, Chairman of Elite Island Vacations, has a charmed life.  He has lived in the Caribbean for almost 4 decades & actually built some of the resorts with his own hands.  Rob also has fantastic Chairman Specials so do check these out on each resort website.  Thanks Rob!



Cobblers Cove Barbados

Cool off this Fall in Barbados!  As the cool air moves into the U.S., Barbados is waiting to warm us up this Autumn.  A perfect package for fall travel is the popular Joie de Vivre package at luxury Cobblers Cove, which offers a 20% savings and includes meals and activities, as well as a pay for 4, get 5 rate, a 20% savings!  Joie de Vivre includes:

  • Accommodations in a Garden or Deluxe suite for 5 nights
  • Gourmet full American breakfast and dinner daily
  • Exchange dining with two other luxury resorts of Barbados
  • One complimentary 15 minute water skiing session per person, per day
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Canapés at Cocktail Hour each day
  • Complimentary Swim with the Sea Turtle

Autumn Rate: Pay for 4 and stay for 5 nights based on double occupancy inclusive of tax: Oct 01 - Dec 19, 2012 and Oct 01 – Dec 19, 2013:  Garden Suite US$2,768 Deluxe Suite US$3,004 double occupancy, tax inclusive. Extra nights available – Garden Suite US$690 per night for two persons Deluxe Suite US$750   

Not combinable with any other offer * Complimentary Upgrade based on availability at time of booking Please contact our reservations department for pricing and additional features.

Please note resort is closed for annual refurbishments Sept. 1-October 11, 2013.


Cobblers Cove, Barbados is an English Country House style hotel, with spacious comfortable rooms, courteous staff and excellent food.  Cobblers Cove is located on one of Barbados’ finest and quietest beaches. A member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux, Cobblers Cove is one of the best loved hotels in the Caribbean.   Cobblers Cove blends the charm and elegance of an English Country House with the tropical beauty and character of Barbados. The property is home to 40 tastefully-designed luxury suites, many of which have been renovated for the 2013 season. Set amidst three acres, 10 two-story cottages house four suites each; and the Great House features the opulent Camelot and Colleton suites.   For more information on Cobblers Cove, call 1-800-890-6060 or visit


The Crane

Couples seeking a blissful retreat that’s steeped in luxury, should check into The Crane - the perfect setting for a romantic escape.  Set on the spectacular South-East coast of Barbados the resort is the oldest operating hotel on the island over-looking the powder pink sands of Crane Beach and the rolling Atlantic Ocean.

Your heart will skip a beat when you discover the new Crane Bliss upgrade package bringing together romantic de-stress massages for him and her, dreamy candle lit dinners, a rose petal candle-lit bath and complimentary room upgrade, really no excuse for couples not to enjoy pure tranquillity. 

Upon arrival be greeted with an exotic bouquet of fresh flowers, and a complimentary chilled bottle of wine to be enjoyed in the privacy of your very own plunge pools. The one bedroom ocean view rooms offer spacious accommodation and boasts upscale facilities, all beautifully furnished in a colonial style with coral stone walls and hand-carved mahogany four-poster beds.

Refresh and renew with the ‘Lovers Oasis’ one hour couples massage from the seclusion and familiar surroundings of your own room overlooking the views of the stunning ocean . The massage is tailored to everyone’s needs and the indulgent signature oils and spices will leave guests reenergized, relaxed and revived. 

The Crane maintains its long-held reputation for fine dining and is home to two Zagat-rated restaurants, L’Azure offering modern Caribbean dishes including the freshest seafood and mouth-watering desserts, and Zen, a truly spectacular cliff top restaurant overlooking Crane Beach offering a fusion of Thai and Japanese cuisine.

The Crane Village is the heart of the resort community and in addition to practical pit-stops guests can also enjoy some indulgent retail therapy. Don’t miss its collection of boutiques including: Cave Shepherd for duty-free treats; Colombian Emeralds for fine jewellery; Tamarind Seed for Barbadian craft; Aweipo Fine Art Gallery and Apres Beach, for fashion. Restaurants and bars include the relaxed alfresco Italian restaurant D’Onofrio’s and Bar 1887 offering live jazz and local beats.

Receive up to 45% off all room categories. Travel until October 31st, 2013. Book by October 31st 2013. For further information on The Crane, visit



Sandy Lane Barbados

The luck of the Irish came to Sandy Lane March 17th 2001 when they reopened after a 3 year renovation.  The goal is simple and continues today…  Deliver a level of excellence in service and product that is unparalleled in the world. That extends to every element of your Barbados holiday experience. Sandy Lane is often described as a home away from home but I describe it as the home I wish I had.  Beautiful appointed guest rooms, unobtrusive service & world class cuisine.

Perfectly set on the western coast of Barbados, frequently called the ‘platinum coast’ for the beauty of its beaches and sparkling waters, Sandy Lane is central to many of the island’s sites. A 40 minute drive from Grantley Adams International Airport will bring you to Sandy Lane.



The luxury golf resort offers some of the best golf in the world. Ideal for golfers, experienced and novice alike, the Golf Escape gives you daily access to the lush, rolling greens of the championship, Tom Fazio designed golf courses. Wherever you play, you will be enchanted by the spectacular natural beauty of the terrain and the stunning views of Barbados’ platinum coast.

Your 2013 Golf Experience includes:

• Four rounds of golf on The Country Club course **
• Two rounds of golf on The Old Nine Course **
• Two rounds of golf at The Country Club course per room can be  substituted for two rounds on The Green Monkey course per room at a supplement of US $150.00 per person.
• One golf lesson for two with a pro.
• Lunch for two at The Country Club.
• A Sandy Lane gift.

* Eight rounds for stays of 14 nights or more.
* One round on The Country Club course can be exchanged for a 60-minute Sandy Lane Full Body Massage.
** Four rounds for stays of 14 nights or more

June and September
Added value amenity for June and September 2013 of a Food & Beverage credit of US $700.00 per stay, per room for a minimum of 7 nights.

For additional information or to make your reservation, please contact Sandy Lane Sales & Reservations team on +1 246 444 2001 or via email at

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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

With spring just around the corner, wherever we are across the world, we are setting our sights on getaways that won’t leave us out in the cold. Maybe we are from Northern climes and need a break from the chill on a beach, maybe we are from a warmer locale and are looking for a temperate spot to hit the links – either way, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has a slew of escapes for all of us looking to get away.


Balmy Retreats for Sun Lovers

The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui is an island paradise offering sun worshippers A Reward for You package this winter, featuring a resort credit of up to $400 USD each day. Book a Fairmont suite and receive a $100 USD Resort Reward daily; book a Partial Ocean View, Ocean View, Poolside, Deluxe Ocean View or Signature Kilohana suite and receive a $250 USD Resort Reward daily; or book a Villa and receive a $400 USD Resort Reward, daily.  Available for stays through Sunday, June 30, 2013, rates start at $499/night USD. The credit is cumulative and does not need to be spent daily, but will expire by check out time the morning of our scheduled departure date.


In celebration of Fairmont Scottsdale Princess’ 25th anniversary, we can celebrate any way we would like by enjoying our favorite activities with the Sip, Savor & Celebrate Package. With rates starting from $249 USD per night receive a $100 USD daily credit, which can be applied toward dining, spa or tennis.  The package is available now through April 30, 2013.


Lush and luxuriously captivating, The Fairmont Royal Pavilion on Barbados’ Platinum Coast is a perfect place to get away. This winter, choose the 7th Night Free package for a week in paradise. Available through April 15, 2013, complimentary activities and services include non-motorized water sports, daily afternoon tea, Wi-Fi, fitness center access and the opportunity to swim with turtles. Rates start at $1,059 USD and include a seventh night free.


The sandy beaches and beautiful Mexican vistas at The Fairmont Acapulco Princess are perfect for fun- and sun-filled days with the family. The Fall at Pearl package includes a third night free along with daily breakfast buffet for two adults. Up to two children under 17 stay free when sharing a room with a parent, and children under 5 receive complimentary breakfast. Also included is complimentary valet parking, complimentary access to “FIT” Fitness Center, 15 percent off at the Willow Stream Spa, 15 percent off golf and 25 percent off @Play (Kids Club). Available through December 20, rates start at 1,856 pesos (~$140 USD) per person, per night.


One of the easiest ways to escape winter is to head straight for summer. While the Northern Hemisphere is shoveling snow, destinations like South Africa are enjoying their serene summer months. Fairmont Zimbali Lodge & Resort is enticing northerners with visions of sun kissed days, shimmering pools, culinary delights, luxurious pampering and endless entertainment. The Wish You Were Here!  package includes accommodation and daily breakfast along with a daily Fairmont Cocktail Hour beverage. Rates at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge start from R850, while rates at Fairmont Zimbali Resort start from R 1,100 (~$126 USD) per person sharing. Available through March 31, 2013, a 2-night minimum stay is required.


Temperate Climes for Travelers Who Don’t Want to Bake in the Sun

Just two hours from the East Coast, Bermuda is a paradise of pink sand and turquoise waters. Guests can enjoy a long weekend away at The Fairmont Southampton and The Fairmont Hamilton Princess with a special Third Night Free offer, making it easy to enjoy the crystal clear pools, cocktails under the stars or the relaxing harbor.  Available until May 15, 2013, rates start at $269 USD at The Fairmont Southampton and The Fairmont Hamilton Princess.


Scotland offers mild weather and fantastic value all winter long for golf lovers who want to hit the links. Fairmont St Andrews, a cliff-top resort overlooking the storybook town of St Andrews, Scotland – the “Home of Golf” – is offering the Golf Package for Two package for avid golfers. The package features overnight accommodations, a Full Scottish breakfast for two in The Squire Restaurant, and one round of golf per person on either of The Fairmont St Andrew’s two acclaimed golf courses – The Torrance Course or The Kittocks Course. Rates start at £99.50 per person per night through April.


A weekend of romance, wine touring and relaxation is a recipe for a fantastic winter escape.  In Northern California, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa offers all that and more on a personalized Wine Country getaway with the Uncork & Unwind Package. Including accommodation and breakfast for two (exclusive of alcohol), we also receive two tasting passes (one per person) to a local winery, a picnic lunch for two and one $50 USD spa service credit. Available year-round, rates start from $339 USD.


Singapore has world class dining, shopping and entertainment venues that draw visitors from all over the globe. One of the city’s newest attractions, Universal Studios Singapore, is Southeast Asia’s first movie theme park and has become a popular new destination for city goers. For guests who want a taste of Hollywood, Fairmont Singapore is offering the 3D2N Stay and Play at Universal Studios Singapore™ package. Go beyond the screen and ‘Ride The Movies’ with cutting-edge rides, shows, and attractions based on blockbuster films and television series. The package includes a Universal Studios Singapore One-Day Pass for two adults, two night’s accommodation, breakfast for two, SGD 25 worth of food and beverage credits at the hotel and two Universal Studios Singapore souvenirs.  Take the Universal Studios Singapore complimentary Shuttle Service from the hotel lobby straight to Resorts World Sentosa Singapore. Available through December 31, 2013, rates start from SGD 708 (~$577 USD) for two nights.


For a listing of special offers this winter visit, where we can find rates that are up to 20 percent off at Fairmont’s luxury hotels from Chicago to Kenya to India.  All rates unless noted otherwise are subject to availability, priced per room, per night, exclude taxes and gratuity and are based on double occupancy. For reservations please visit, call 1-800-441-1414 or contact your local travel professional.