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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA HOTEL PACKAGES FOR SUMMER 2007
Antigua, West Indies, (March 28, 2007)— Traveling to the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda will be cheaper and easier this summer when vacationers discover the great package deals and specials offered by the islands’ top hotels and resorts.
The summer season in the islands of Antigua and Barbuda allows travelers to take advantage of lower prices and great packages, enjoy less crowded beaches, and if they desire-- to travel with their children who are on summer break. Following is a list of hotel packages for the 2007 summer season:

Blue Waters
FREE NIGHTS 7 for 6
• Stay seven nights or more and receive first night free
• All room categories
• On same basis as meal plan
• Arrivals: June 1, 2007 - July 24, 2007 and August 26, 2007 - September 30, 2007

FREE NIGHTS 14 for 12
• Stay 14 nights or more and receive first two nights free
• All room categories
• On same basis as meal plan
Arrivals: June 1, 2007 - July 24, 2007 and August 26, 2007 - September 30, 2007

For more information and reservations e-mail bluewaters@threesixtyhotels.com or call 1-800-557-6536.
Web site: www.bluewaters.net

Carlisle Bay
FREE NIGHTS 7 FOR 5
• Stay seven nights at the price of five
• Accommodations for two adults sharing an ocean suite
• Full breakfast and afternoon tea daily
• Cost: $3,625 per couple, plus tax and service charge
• Package is available Apr. 14-Nov. 2, 2007 (note the resort is closed Sept. 1-Oct. 12, 2007)

CHILL OUT AT CARLISLE BAY PACAKAGE
• Accommodations for seven nights at a special price
• Breakfast and afternoon tea daily
• Three course dinner and coffee daily, with a full choice from the a la carte menus at Indigo on the Beach or East restaurants
• Cost: $4,730 per couple, plus tax and service charge
• Package is available Apr. 14-Nov. 2, 2007 (note the resort is closed Sept. 1-Oct. 12, 2007)

BLUE SPA PACKAGE
• Accommodations for seven nights at a special price
• Breakfast and afternoon tea daily
• Three course dinner and coffee daily, with a full choice from the a la carte menus at Indigo on the Beach or East restaurants
• Four complimentary treatments at Blue Spa per suite, per week, based on double occupancy
• Cost: $5,030 per couple, plus tax and service charge
• Package is available Apr. 14-Nov. 2, 2007 (note the resort is closed Sept. 1-Oct. 12, 2007)

For more information and reservations e-mail Reservations@carlisle-bay.com or call 1-268-484-0000.
Web site: www.carlisle-bay.com

Curtain Bluff
SUMMER VALUE SEASON SPECIAL
For the first time in 40 years, Curtain Bluff will be staying open in the summertime at a special rate that is perfect for families with children of all ages.
• Room rates start at $495 per couple
• Children under the age of five stay FREE, and a cost of $125 per night per child applies to those five and older
• Book a Junior Suite (rates start at $625 per night) or higher category at the regular rack rate and receive a 25 percent discount off the second room booked in the same category (Based on double occupancy per suite – only for families with children – does not apply to an all adult booking).
• Rates include lodging, three meals daily, bar drinks, afternoon tea, hors d’oeuvres at cocktail time, a weekly beach party luncheon, nightly entertainment as well as most activities, including a deep sea fishing trip
for the family
• The Summer Value Season Special ALSO includes free membership for each child (ages 3-9) into the new CB's Kids Camp, which will run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-noon from July 1-August 25, 2007
• Offer valid June 1–August 25, 2007

For more information and reservations e-mail curtainbluff@curtainbluff.com or call 1-888-289-9898.
Web site: www.curtainbluff.com

Elite Island Resorts
GALLEY BAY
• Slice $200 off the per-room rate and offer luxurious room upgrades with a minimum of three nights
• Upgrade from a Superior Beachfront room to a Premium Beachfront suite; the rate is $1,175 for three nights
• Rates are valid for travel from May 1-December 20, 2007

ST. JAMES’S CLUB & VILLAS
• Slice $200 off the per-room rate and offer luxurious room upgrades with a three-night minimum stay
• Upgrade from a Club to a Suite category room, with a three-night stay at $635
• Rates are valid for travel from May 1-December 20, 2007

THE VERANDAH (opening in June): 2-for-1 GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION SPECIAL
• To celebrate its Grand Opening this summer The Verandah is allowing families or couples the opportunity to stay one night and receive one free for every night they purchase or they can elect to have an adjoining Verandah guestroom free for every night they stay. Low all-inclusive children rates are available too.
• Rates start at $485 or $525 for a three-night minimum stay in a Bayview or Oceanfront category room respectively
• Valid June 29-December 20, 2007

To reap the summer values listed above (Galley Bay, St. James’s Club and the Verandah), travel must be booked by August 1, 2007. Rates are per person, double occupancy. The rates above are all-inclusive, with all meals, beverages, non-motorized water sports, hotel taxes and service charges.

20% SUMMER SAVINGS at the following hotels:
GRAND PINEAPPLE BEACH
DIAN BAY
o 20% off the rack rate with a three night minimum stay
o Valid for travel from April 16-December 20, 2007
o Book by May 15, 2007

For more information and reservations e-mail Reservations@EliteIslandResorts.com or call 1-800-858-4618.
Web site: www.EliteIslandResorts.com

Jolly Beach Resort
LOW SEASON DEAL
• Standard accommodations facing the ocean
• All meals, snacks and afternoon tea
• House brand beverages
• Non-motorized water sports
• Cost: $168 per person per night based on double occupancy, inclusive of tax and service charge. Children 3-11 years old stay for $52.00 per night and kids under 3 years old stay free at Jolly Beach all the time
• Package is available Apr. 16-Dec. 20, 2007. April 16-December 20, 2007 no supplement for a single parent sharing with up to two kids in a Standard room: the parent pays the per person double occupancy rate of $168.00.

For more information and reservations e-mail info@JollyBeachResort.com or call 1-866-905-6559.
Web site: www.JollyBeachResort.com

Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort
ESCAPE TO LUXURY
• Courtyard Suites, $450.00 per person/per night
o Rate: Nightly rack rates are priced in U.S. dollars, per person based on double occupancy, and are subject to a 10.5% government tax and a 10% service charge. Child (2 – 12 years sharing): $75 per night; Under two years (sharing): free of charge.
• Valid May 5 -12 and 18 -31, 2007; June 1 -November 17, 2007

Inclusions:
• Welcome culinary amenity
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily
• Beverages and cocktails by the glass
• House wine by the glass
• Afternoon tea daily
• Non-motorized watersports
• Use of tennis courts, pool, fitness center and croquet field
• Managing Directors cocktail party
• Sunset cocktail cruise (Friday evenings)

For more information or to make reservations for a Private Island Rendezvous, please contact 888-ROSEWOOD, or Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort at 268-462-6000.
Web site: www.rosewoodhotels.com.

Journey into the heart of the Caribbean and discover the sister islands of Antigua and Barbuda, where translucent turquoise waters gently lapping against 365 white and pink sand beaches are just the beginning of the treasures that await visitors. As one of the world’s top tropical destinations, accommodations range from trendy, boutique hotels to all-inclusive resorts, and are complimented by a rich cultural heritage and diverse recreational activities that ensure an authentic Caribbean experience.

The Antigua and Barbuda Ministry of Tourism would like to remind travelers that all U.S. citizens traveling via air or sea must present a valid passport for travel and re-entry into the United States. For information on obtaining a U.S. passport, visit the U. S. Passport Services Web site: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html or contact the U.S National Passport Information Center, (877) 487-2778.

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