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‘HOT’ WINTER SAVINGS AND PACKAGES OFFERED AT
HOTELS AND RESORTS IN ANTIGUA

ANTIGUA, West Indies (December 6, 2007), -- Leave the heavy coat and cumbersome snow boats in your closet this winter and escape to Antigua and Barbuda where you can enjoy sunny, warm weather and hot hotel packages and deals. Travelers may miss out on freezing temperatures and snow, but they won’t miss out on great luxury packages and discounted rates offered at a variety of properties in Antigua and Barbuda this winter season!

Accommodations on the islands range from trendy boutique hotels that feature intimate guesthouses and cottages to all-inclusive resort facilities. With 60 hotels and more than 3,000 rooms on-island, there is a property to suit every taste and budget. Packages and discounts for the winter season include:

Blue Waters
SEVEN-NIGHTS WITH ONE NIGHT FREE

In celebration of the hotel’s recent introduction of The Cove Suites, guests will receive one night free for every seven-night reservation in the hotel’s Cove Suites or Cove Penthouses.

Accommodations in each Cove Suite include:
• Spacious living areas
• Expansive terraces
• Latest amenities and modern comforts:

 Plasma TVs
 iPod Docs
 Freestanding baths

Exclusive access to four infinity pools and four attended bars

• Cove Penthouse accommodations include:
• Three-bedrooms
• Jacuzzi
• Private kitchen and dining area
• Optional personal chef

The complimentary night offer is valid for every seven-night reservation booked between December 1, 2008 and March 1, 2008 and applies to guest stays through to the end of 2008. For more information contact Three Sixty Hotels and Resorts Ltd at +44(0) 870 360 1245 or email bluewaters@threesixtyhotels.com.
Web site: www.bluewaters.net


Cocobay Resort
10 PERCENT SAVINGS FOR HONEYMOONERS

Honeymooners - who book directly online – will receive a 10 percent discount with a five-night or more reservation. Upon arrival, honeymooners will be greeted with a bottle of sparkling wine and flowers.

For more information call 1-866-692-6094 or
email cocobay@candw.ag.
Web site: www.cocobayresort.com/


Elite Island Resorts
25 PERCENT WINTER SAVINGS at the following hotels in Antigua:

• GALLEY BAY
• GRAND PINEAPPLE BEACH
• ST. JAMES’S CLUB & VILLAS
• VERANDAH RESORT & SPA

Savings are available for reservations booked before December 21, 2007 and are valid for guest stays through April 15, 2008. For more information call 1-800-345-0356 or email fiona.montgomery@sirenpr.co.uk.
Web site: www.eliteislandresorts.com


Hermitage Bay
The packages listed below are a combination of guests’ most popular requested extras, a perfect addition to any stay at the Hermitage Bay. Both packages must be pre-booked and may only be purchased in addition to accommodations (rates for accommodations are separate and not included in these packages).


ROMANTIC ESCAPE package (Winter savings of 20 percent) includes:
• Welcome bottle of Nicholas Feuillatte champagne
• Boat trip to a deserted private beach where guests will enjoy a lobster lunch accompanied with a bottle of Macon Lugny
• Private candlelit dinner on the beach
• One hour couples massage in the spa or guest’s private verandah
Package is available January 6, 2008 – March 31, 2008
Cost: US $700 per couple, subject to tax and service

LUXURY RETREAT package (Winter savings of 20 percent) includes:
• Welcome bottle of Nicholas Feuillatte champagne
• Gourmet dinner prepared by Executive Chef
• Two day rental of a luxury 4x4 vehicle for island exploring
• Six hour luxury yacht cruise with lunch included
• One hour spa treatment of the guests’ choice
Package is available January 6, 2008 – March 31, 2008
Cost: US$1400 per couple, subject to tax and service

For more information please contact info@hermitagebay.com.
Web site: www.HermitageBay.com


Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
WINTER SAVINGS

This winter save up to 45 percent off the regular rack rates, which also includes the resort’s new, all-suite Mediterranean Village. A $70 million expansion to the resort’s existing 193-room Caribbean Village, the Mediterranean Village features 180 spacious suites in six room categories, additional gourmet dining options, an expanded Red Lane® Spa, and a sixth pool – the largest in the Eastern Caribbean.

Every Sandals Resorts romantic Luxury Included™ getaway includes:
• Luxurious accommodations
• Latest in-room amenities:

 Plasma TVs
 Marble baths
 Optional butler service

o Gourmet a la carte dining
o Unlimited premium wine and spirits
o Red Lane® Spa and Fitness centers
o Gratuities and round-trip airport transfers

Winter savings are available November 2007 – January 2008. For more information contact your local travel agent or 1-800-Sandals (1-800-726-3257).
Web site: www.sandals.com


The Suites at Jolly Beach
WINTER FREE NIGHT OFFER

Save 14 percent at the Suites at Jolly Beach with a seven-night reservation from January 5 to March 20, 2008.

Suite amenities include:
• One-bedroom, two-bedroom or deluxe suites
• Kitchen and separate eating areas
• Scenic ocean or garden views
• Spacious living areas
• Oversized tubs

The Winter Free Night Offer is only available for seven-night reservations from January 5, 2008 – March 20, 2008.

For more information email reservations@jollybeachvacations.com
or call 1-8773.ANTIGUA (268-562-5185).
Web site: www.jollybeachvacations.com


About Antigua and Barbuda
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.

Media Contact:
Marie Kephart, Ypartnership                       
407-838-1827                                    
marie.kephart@ypartnership.com

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