Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) Update
Margot Kravchuk / Candice Kimmel
Phone: (646) 898-2065
E-mail: [email protected]
St. Kitts Five-Day Getaway
All the More Reason to Visit
Basseterre, St. Kitts (CTO) – St. Kitts is rolling out the red carpet for visitors with several hotels offering exciting value-added perks as part of the Five-Day Getaway promotion.
To sweeten their stay, the Park Hyatt St. Kitts & St. Kitts Marriott are offering complimentary room upgrades, free breakfast for four, and a few additional extras for travelers who visit the island through September 5, 2021.
A stay at either of these hotels offers plenty of amenities, seclusion, space to disconnect, and beautiful beaches as soon as you take a step outside.
The Four Seasons Nevis Resort is offering its own deal with a complimentary third night for those staying two consecutive nights.
“St. Kitts is charming, simple, and the traditional Caribbean. With the rollout of the vaccines globally and travel picking up, St. Kitts is the ideal destination to relax and rejuvenate.
You can spend your day lounging on the beach surrounded by natural beauty, enjoy the diverse amenities offered by your hotel or indulge in freshly caught lobster or fish, prepared for your delight.
The last 12 months have not been easy for any of us, and a safe vacation that allows one to enjoy and unwind with family or friends is in demand and long overdue,” said St. Kitts Tourism Authority CEO Racquel Brown.
“Our Five-Day Getaway promotion is flexible with bookings and cancellations and runs until Labor Day offering travelers time to visit St. Kitts.”
Park Hyatt St. Kitts
Guests staying 5-day/4-nights at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts will receive an automatic upgrade to the next room category and a complimentary full American breakfast at The Great House for 2 adults and 2 children.
As an extra, the hotel is also offering 2-hours of in-room babysitting for one evening (reservation required), 50% off a spa treatment at Sugar Mill Spa & Sanctuary and 50% off daily cabana rentals.
Booking Window: Now – July 31, 2021
Travel Window: Now – September 5, 2021
St. Kitts Marriott Resort
Those staying 5-days/4-nights will receive an upgrade to a room with a balcony to enjoy views of the island’s verdant hills and dark blue Atlantic.
A complimentary breakfast will also be offered for 2 adults and 2 children (under the age of 12).
As an extra, St. Kitts Marriott is also offering $25 daily resort credit to use at its signature restaurants: La Cucina and FIRE Steak & Seafood.
Booking Window: Now – July 31, 2021
Travel Window: Now – September 5, 2021
The Four Seasons Nevis Resort also has an enticing deal for visitors who want to extend their stay a little longer.
For every two consecutive nights, the Four Seasons Nevis will extend one’s stay by offering a complimentary third night in any guest room, suite or villa.
This offer is valid now through December 16, 2021.
For more information on these promotions or to book your stay, please visit: https://www.stkittstourism.kn/promotions/five-day-getaway
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Contact: Jennifer Maguire, JMCPR for Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, [email protected]
DON’T JUST VISIT, ‘LIVE IT’:
SAINT LUCIA LAUNCHES IMMERSIVE EXTENDED STAY PROGRAM
Visitors Enjoy Personalized Concierge Service and
Local Culture for up to Six Weeks
CASTRIES, SAINT LUCIA (CTO) – As confidence in international travel is on the rise with Covid-19 vaccinations increasing globally, Saint Lucia is responding to the demand for longer vacations and remote working options.
The destination has launched Live it – an extended stay program that invites visitors to stay longer, work remotely and embrace local life in Saint Lucia.
Saint Lucia is encouraging visitors to stay for up to six weeks, ideal for the summer months.
After filling out a free online form, participants in the Live it program are paired with a Live it Island Specialist (local tour operator) that acts as a personal guide before and during their stay in hotels and villas.
Live it Island Specialists will tailor activities to suit, such as learning creole cooking, exploring the rainforests, diving dozens of reefs, hiking the Pitons, philanthropic activities, or discovering hidden gems that visitors usually can’t find.
A video overview of the program can be found here.
“The ‘Live it’ program is launching at a time when interest in international travel is renewed in our key markets of the U.S., Canada, and the UK,” said Minister of Tourism Hon. Dominic Fedee.
“In a shorter visit, travelers are limited to a few activities but if they stay for longer they get to roam locally, decompress from a year of lockdowns and also work remotely.
With so many things to explore safely in Saint Lucia paired with the demand for extended vacations, we created this immersive program so visitors can live like a local while feeling like a member of the family.”
Live Like a Local Lucian
Live it fits the needs of families, remote workers, millennials, and just about every traveler because each extended visit is completely curated and customized.
Through the program, visitors are assigned a local Live it Island Specialist that handles the communication of protocols, VIP airport welcomes and developing weekly itineraries to maximize their experiences.
While in Saint Lucia, visitors also can work remotely comfortably and reliably, as free Wi-fi is offered across the island at hotels, villas, and public venues.
And, many hotels already offer remote work programs, amenities, and special perks that make the work and vacation balance seamless.
Customized & Curated Visits
There is so much that vacationers are interested in exploring on a trip, whether as a couple, solo, with family or as friends traveling together.
And with the extended-stay program, they will have the time to have fun and relax whilst really getting to know the island and its people.
Live it partners will create bespoke experiences that allow visitors to work, play, sleep and eat with the comfort and convenience of a dedicated local concierge.
Keeping with Covid protocols, visitors can choose to stay at up to two of dozens of Covid-certified hotels and private villas.
After fourteen days, visitors are free to explore various parts of the island or take residence in a villa or hotel.
Sample customized programs include:
• “Culinary Exploration”: Learn authentic cooking traditions of the island, including British, French, East Indian, European and African influences.
Learn new skills with a two-day cookery course to make Creole Stew, Salt Fish, and more; sample local rum and chocolate; enjoy special local dinners; a wine and cheese pairing and meals prepared by a private chef.
• “Sistas Traveling Together”: A magical itinerary designed to relax, rejuvenate, inspire and indulge together.
Begin the days with freshly prepared breakfasts; get your bodies moving with SOCAFIT dance and fitness sessions; hike to scenic waterfalls hidden deep in the forest; hop between bars sipping rum, satisfy your sweet tooth on a chocolate expedition; and peruse the shops in Castries. Wine and dine together and indulge in the many rich experiences Saint Lucia offers.
• “Quintessential Saint Lucia”: Get immersed in the beauty, charm, and spirit of the island. Explore the tranquil hills, beaches, and bays of Pigeon Island and the Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens; the lively bustle of Castries Market; take a relaxing cruise on a luxury catamaran soaking up the mighty Pitons and small coastal villages.
Enjoy days diving and snorkeling the coves along the west coast, witnessing the island’s marine park, adorned by colorful reefs, shipwrecks, and coral-covered pinnacles.
Working with Live it Island Specialists including Barefoot Holidays, St. James Travel & Tours, and Serenity Vacations & Tours, visitors will have the option to personalize each day, no matter how long they stay in Saint Lucia.
Visitors interested in extending their Live It experience beyond six weeks may work with their Live it Island Specialist to apply for an extension up to one year.
Covid Safety & Protocols
Since the first international flights returned to Saint Lucia in July 2020, the country has implemented consistent responsible Covid protocols, providing increased safety for both visitors and local citizens.
After the first 14 days on the island, Live it program participants will receive a bracelet that identifies them as long-stay visitors.
Starting on day 15, they are free to explore the island while observing standard Covid protocols such as physical distancing and wearing a mask in public places.
Detailed information on the latest travel protocols can be found at www.stlucia.org/covid-19. The Saint Lucia Tour