Vacations in the Sun

Sun, Sand and Surf

Elayne and Fred are both Certified Travel Specialists for AM Resorts and Elite Island Resorts.

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Elite Island Resorts

Elite Island Resorts defines what an all-inclusive vacation should be: we consider charm and service an essential part of the package. Our seven handpicked beach resorts are spread across the finest Caribbean islands; Antigua, Barbados, The British Virgin Islands, St. Lucia, and The Grenadines. All of our accommodations are at coconut-tree height, offering every modern amenity one could need while maintaining an authentic island spirit. Comforts such as air conditioning, television, and privacy are included in every room. What makes Elite Island Resorts truly special is our level of service,l prepare for the kind of personalization you’ve forgotten hotels could (and should) offer. All of our guests are treated as VIP’s, many even creating lasting friendships with our staff. Everyone from the friendly scuba instructor to the witty bartender will make you feel at home. That’s what an Elite Island vacation is all about.

Antigua and Barbuda is a two island nation known for its beaches and is a favorite destination for yachtsmen. Tourist facilities are widely available, and English is the primary language. At 108 square mi (280 square km), Antigua is the largest of the British Leeward Islands. Its much smaller sister island Barbuda, is 26mi (42 km) to the north. Together, they are an independent nation and part of the British Commonwealth. The island was under British control from 1667 until it achieved independence in 1981.

Antigua (pronounced An-tee’ga) and Barbuda are located in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean, roughly 17 degrees north of the equator. To the south are the islands of Montserrat and Guadaloupe and to the north and west are Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Barts, and St. Martin.

Temperatures generally range from the mid-seventies in the winter to the mid-eighties in the summer. Annual rainfall averages only 45 inches, making it the sunniest of the Eastern Caribbean Islands and the northeast trade winds are nearly constant, flagging only in September.

Antigua has 365 beaches. That’s right, “one beach for each day of the year” as the locals like to say. Though when the island was first developed for tourism, the unofficial count was 53 (one for every weekend).

V.C Bird  International Airport (ANU) - (268) 462-4672 or (268) 462-0358

Boat and Ferry Travel
Barbuda Express- Barbuda Express runs five days a week (generally Tuesday-Saturday, but call for the changing schedules) from Antigua’s Heritage Quay Ferry Dock. Fare is EC$110  one-way, EC$220 round-trip (day tour costs US$159); children 12 and under receive discounts. (268) 560-7989.

Car Travel
The  main roads are mostly in good condition, with some bumpy dirt stretches at remote locations and a few hilly areas that flood easily and become impassable for a day. Driving is on the left  hand side. To rent a car, you need a valid license and a temporary permit ($20), available through the rental agent. Costs start about $50 per day in season, with unlimited mileage, though multi-day discounts are standard. Most agencies offer automatic, stick-shift, and right-and left-hand drive. Four-wheel-drive vehicles ($55 per day) will get you more places and are useful because so many roads are over rough terrain.

Cruise Ship Travel
Though some ships dock, at the deep water harbor in downtown St. John’s, most use Heritage Quay. Most St. John’s attractions are an easy walk from Heritage Quay; the older part of the city is eight blocks away. A tourist information booth is in the main docking building. If you intend to explore beyond St. John’s, consider hiring a taxi driver-guide. Taxis meet every cruise ship. They’re unmetered; fares are fixed and drivers are required to carry a rate card. Agree on the fare before setting off (make sure you know the price quoted is one-way or round-trip) and plan to tip drivers 10%. Some cabbies may take you from St. John’s to English Harbour and wait for  a “reasonable” amount of time (about a half-hour) while you look around, for about $50; you can usually arrange an island tour for around $25 per hour. Renting your own car isn’t usually practical, since you must purchase a $20 temporary driving permit in addition to the car-rental fee, which is usually about $50 per day in the high season.

Taxi Travel
St. John’s taxi stand: You can always call a cab from the St. John’s taxi stand. (268) 462-5190, (268) 460-5353 for 24-hr service.

Passports and Immigration
It is strongly recommended that all members of your party travel with a passport with a valid date of at least six months past the date of your departure ‘’from’’ the island. For information on obtaining or renewing a US  passport you can visit the US Department of  State. For information on UK passports, visit the Identity and Passport Service of the Home Office. Valid Passports are required for entry to Antigua. In our current times, passports are the most expeditious and reliable form of identification when traveling domestically or internationally.

Similar to USA, 10-15% depending on the service. We suggest $2.00 per bag for porters and bellhops, and taxi drivers 10-15% of the fare.

Calling the US is easy ‘’from’’ Antigua. Our resorts offer US Direct calling service or can connect you with an operator for calling home.

Departure Tax
Antigua has a US $75.00 airport departure tax that will be included in the airline ticket.

Resorts predominantly use 110V, the same as in the United States.

Appropriate Attire
Elegant casual. Beach attire is appropriate for the beach but not town, shops or restaurants. Most restaurants stipulate collared shirts and long pants for men and pant suits or dresses for women in the evening.

Time  Zone
Antigua is in the Atlantic Standard Time zone, one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time and the same as Eastern Daylight Time. Atlantic Standard Time is four hours behind GMT.

The official currency of Antigua is the Eastern Caribbean dollar which is fixed to the US dollar. A recent exchange rate was US$1.00 = EC$2.70. US currency, traveler’s checks and major credit cards are welcome everywhere.

Festivals and  Events
The  year’s big event is Antigua Sailing Week, which draws some 300 yachts for  a series of races in late April and early May.
The Back II Life Music Festival usually overlaps.
Mid-April sees the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, a five-day event that includes tall-ship races.
Antigua Tennis Week, usually the second week of May, has exhibition games by former greats plus a pro-am tournament.
June brings the Antigua & Barbuda Sports Fishing Tournament in Falmouth.
Summer Carnival runs 10 days from the end of July to early August and is one of the Caribbean’s more elaborate, with eye-catching costumes and fierce music competitions.

Things to Do. Places to See
Stingray City, Betty’s Hope, Shirley Heights, Heritage Quay, Nelson’s Dockyard, Museum of Antigua & Barbuda, Ft.  Barrington, VC Bird  Monument, Hells Gate, Hawskbill Turtle Preserve, Devils Bridge, Donkey Sanctuary, Pillars of Hercules, Star Clipper, Hawksbill Bay, Antigua’s Zip  Line Tours, Barbuda Express- Day Tour, Adventure Antigua, The Eco Tour

Galley Bay  Resort & Spa
*Adults Only 16+*

EI GB Destination








Galley Bay, an intimate, Caribbean hideaway, delights guests with its refined, unpretentious atmosphere. Its glimmering turquoise seascapes and lush gardens create a relaxing, natural setting for those who want to decompress and escape from the world. The focal point is our three-quarter-mile white sand beach on the clear, warm Caribbean, where you can recline in the shade of a palm tree, soak up the sun or enjoy a refreshing swim and complimentary non-motorized water-sports. Guests under 16 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property.

St.  Johns, Antigua

How to get there
Fly into Antigua’s V.C. Bird  International Airport. Take a 20 minute taxi to resort. Cost $20 each way for  up to 4 people

Check In/Check out Check In- 3pm Check Out- 12pm

Number of  Rooms: 98

Room Types
Gauguin Cottage- 270 sq ft-  Max 2 people- 1 King  size bed
Superior Beachfront- 270 sq ft-Max 2 people- 1 King  size bed
Deluxe Beachfront- 340 sq ft-  Max 2 people- 1 King  size bed
Premium Beachfront Suite- 568 sq ft-  Max 3 people- 1 King  size bed or 1 King  + 1 rollaway.

Restaurants & hours
Sea Grape: Breakfast 7am -1 0am, Lunch 12pm  - 2pm, Tea Time 4pm - 5pm, Dinner 7pm - 10pm (a la carte available)
Gauguin- Lunch 12pm  - 5pm, Dinner 6:45pm - 8:30pm (a la carte available)
Ismay’s- Fine dining- $35 surcharge- Dinner Only (a la carte available)

4 Bars
Teepee Bar, Lounge Bar, Gauguin Bar, Ismay’s Bar

Spa: Indulge Spa

1 Mile beach, Sailing, Kayaking, Pool with Waterfall, Billiards, Table Tennis, Tennis court, Croquet, Horseshoe, Fly fishing in lagoon, Complimentary internet available in guest service & premium rooms, Bicycle Rentals

Departure taxes are $75, which will be included in the airline ticket

Reservations for activities, spa treatments and restaurants must be booked upon arrival at the resort.

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St. James’s Club  & Villas

EI SJC Destination

St. James’s Club & Villas is tucked away on a secluded 100-acre peninsula on the southeastern coast of Antigua. A full-service resort that exudes a casual club-like ambiance, St. James’s Club offers travelers a hideaway replete with amenities and activities. With its stunning location and lush with tropical foliage, St. James’s Club is located directly on two white-sand beaches, Coco’s Beach on the blue ocean and calm Mamora Bay. Guest accommodations offer beautiful water views and ample privacy. St. James’s Club derives its  longstanding reputation for exceptional service from the well-trained staff, which makes every effort to pamper couples, families and singles. The resort offers two distinct sections—The Club, with 135 guest rooms plus restaurants, lounges and several activity centers and The Village, a quieter area with 75  hillside villas. Guests staying in The Club enjoy spacious hotel rooms and suites, indulgently appointed in tropical colors with wicker furnishings and terra cotta floors.

Mamora Bay, Antigua

How to get there
Fly into Antigua’s V.C. Bird  International Airport. Take a 40 minute taxi to resort. Cost $32 each way for up to 4 people

Check In/Check out Check-In- 3pm Check-Out- 12pm

Number of  Rooms:  251

Room Types
Club  Room- 345 sq ft-  Max 3 adults or 2 adults 2 children (age 2-11) - 1 King  size bed / 2 Double Beds / 1 King  & 1 Roll away
Premium Room- 376 sq ft-Max 3 adults or 2 adults 2 children (age 2-11)-  King  size bed / 2 Double Beds / 1 King  & 1 Roll away
Beachfront Room- 416 sq ft-  Max 3 adults or 2 adults 2 children (age 2-11) -1 King  size bed / 2 Double Beds / 1 King  & 1 Roll away
Royal Suite- 568 sq ft-  Max 2 people- 1 King  size bed only
Two bedroom Villa- 1,600 sq ft-Max 6 people (4 adults + 2 children or 5 adults) -1 King  + 2 Twins+1 Queen sleeper sofa
Villa Pax  (Three bedroom Villa)  - Max 8 people-1 King-1 Queen + 2 Twins + 1 Queen sleeper sofa

Restaurants & hours
Rainbow Garden: Breakfast 7:30am - 10:30am, Lunch 12pm  - 2:30pm, Tea Time 4pm - 5pm, Dinner 6:30pm - 1 0pm a la carte only
Coco Beach Restaurant- Lunch buffet 11pm - 2pm, Lunch a la carte 11am - 4pm, Tea Time 4pm - 5pm, Dinner 6:30pm - 11pm
The  Docksider- Lunch 11am - 6pm, Thursday Caribbean night with buffet
The  Beach Bar & grill- Closes at 6pm
Piccolo Mondo- Breakfast 7:30am-10:30am (No children’s menu), Dinner- Fine dining- $35 surcharge-6:30pm - 11pm

4 Bars
The  Reef Deck Bar, Mamora Bay  Bar, Coco’s Beach Bar, Royal Suites Poolside Bar

Spa: Tranquility Body & Soul Spa

Tennis Courts, Kidz  Club, 6 Pools, Teen Pavilion, 2 Beaches, Cinema, Snorkeling, Nightly Entertainment, Windsurfing, Fitness Center, Hobie Sailing, Complimentary WIFI by  Main Pool & Lobby Areas, Pedal Boating, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking

Departure taxes are $75, which will be included in the airline ticket.

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The Verandah Resort & Spa

EI VER Destination

The Verandah Resort & Spa is a place where sea meets sky, where you can reconnect with nature, your loved ones and yourself. This eco-friendly island resort offers 30 spectacular beachfront acres on Antigua’s northeast coast overlooking a tranquil bay. The Verandah’s idyllic Caribbean village ambiance is bound to inspire closeness and relaxation. It’s the perfect choice for romantic getaways or convivial family vacations, with the perfect mix of  activity and relaxation. It’s totally up to you. Parents can completely unwind while kids enjoy the beach and Kidz Club. The pampering Tranquility Body & Soul Spa will relax and invigorate the senses. You’re always welcome at The Verandah - it’s the natural place to slow down and reconnect.

St.  Phillips, Antigua

How to get there
Fly into Antigua’s V.C. Bird  International Airport. Take a 30 minute taxi to resort. Cost $32 each way for  up to 4 people

Check In/Check out Check-In- 3pm Check-Out- 12pm

Number of  Rooms: 179

Room Types
Hillside Suites- 700 sq ft-  Max 4 people- 1 King  Bed + 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa
Waterview Suite- 700 sq ft-Max 4 people- 1 King  Bed + 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa
Waterfront Suite- 700 sq ft-  Max 4 people- 1 King  Bed + 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa
2 Bedroom Villa-1400 sq ft-  Max 6 people- 1 King  Bed + 2 Twin  Beds + 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa
Blue haven Estate- 3 or 4 bedroom- Max 8 people- 3 Queen Beds or 4 Queen Beds (1 in Cottage)

Restaurants & hours
Seabreeze: Breakfast 7:30am - 10:30am, Lunch 12pm  - 2:30pm, Dinner 6:30pm - 9:30pm a la carte only
Nicole’s- Fine Dining - $35 Surcharge
Buccaneer- Dinner Only- Time varies/ check with guest services
Tea & Snacks - 3pm-5pm by  main pool bar.
3 Bars
Rasta Bar, Pool Bar, Beach Bar & Grill

Spa: Tranquility Body & Soul Spa

2 Beaches, Pedal Boating, 4 pools, Paddle Boarding, Tennis Courts, Kayaking, 18-hole Miniature Golf, Mini Cinema, Snorkeling, Pirates Den Teen Room, Hobie Sailing, Complimentary WIFI  by  main lobby

Departure taxes are $75, which will be included in the airline ticket

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Barbados is a coral island, pushed out of (the) sea by volcanic activity in a far away time. On the West Coast of  Barbados, coral shore beaches of fine white sand stretch along a blue-green sea. Coral reefs fringe the Barbados shoreline to provide excellent snorkeling and Scuba Diving. Along the East Coast lively surf is blown briskly by the strong and constant trade winds and the waves, pound against a rocky shore. The constant breeze of the trade winds give Barbados a mild and pleasant tropical climate. When you visit Barbados, you will see it is mostly a flat coral island with excellent beaches, but there are rolling hills and many deep ridges and gullies, with an interesting distribution of flora and fauna. Within the Barbados coral core there is a vast array of caves and underground lakes which provide an excellent supply of drinking water that is amongst the purest in the world. Geologically Barbados is unique, being actually two land masses that merged together over the years. This and other anomalies make this Caribbean Island quite phenomenal and there are geological structures that you will find only in Barbados.

Barbados is an island nation located in the Caribbean. Actually the easternmost island in the Caribbean and is in fact completely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and not touched by the Caribbean Sea at all! Barbados is about 62  miles east of the Windward Islands and about 250 miles north-east of Trinidad and Tobago.

Barbados weather is generally warm and sunny all year round with an average daytime high of 75 - 85  F. The nights are usually slightly cooler. The prevailing northeast trade winds blow steadily so that although it is bright and sunny, it is not unbearably hot. The rain usually comes in quick showers. The dry season lasts from January to June.

Grantley Adams International, (BGI).  (246) 428-7101

Boat and Ferry Travel
Many cruise ships dock in the Bridgetown Deep Water Harbor which has recently been expanded to accommodate more vessels. The  terminal is served by an army of taxis as well as shuttle “buses” to/from downtown Bridgetown for $2 each way per person. Private moorings are available around the island. Note that stiff penalties prohibit the dropping of anchors on coral reefs.

Vehicle Travel
You must obtain a local temporary driving license from any police station at a cost of BD$100 (US $50) valid for 12 months or at a cost of BD$10 valid for two months. You will need to produce your USA/UK/EU license to obtain the local one.

Taxi Travel
There are also more than enough taxis to take you wherever you need to go on the island for reasonable prices. They do not use meters and it is best to negotiate the price before you get in. However, most taxi drivers are honest and you are unlikely to be overcharged. Be sure to ask the management of the hotel or the friendly locals what the going rate is for a cab ride to your destination.

Passports and Immigration
Entry Requirements  Visas, UK passport holders do not need visas to enter Barbados for visits up to six months. But you are normally only granted 28 days entry on arrival. You should note that overstaying without permission from the authorities is an offense, as is taking any form of employment without a work permit. Visa extensions and work permits must be applied for at the Immigration Department, Careenage House, The  Wharf, Bridgetown. Entry requirements may change from time to time and should be checked with the Barbados High Commission in London. Entry Requirements - Passport validity., You must hold a valid passport to enter Barbados. Your passport must be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required. However, it is always sensible to have a short period of extra validity on your passport in case of any unforeseen delays to your departure.

Same as in the US; 10-15% depending on the service. We suggest $2.00 per bag for porters and bellhops, and taxi drivers 10-15% of the fare.

Departure Tax  of  BDS  $55 (US  $ 27.50) applies for all passengers over 2 years old leaving Barbados. Most airlines include this with the cost of the ticket, but check to be sure.

The Resorts predominantly use 110V, the same as in the United States.

Appropriate Attire
Elegantly casual. Beach attire is appropriate for the beach but not town, shops or restaurants. Most restaurants stipulate collar shirts and long pants for men and pant suits or dresses for women in the evening.

Time zone
Barbados falls in the Atlantic Time zone. Barbados Standard Time is Greenwich Mean Time minus four hours (GMT -4), There is no daylight saving time in Barbados

The  currency of Barbados is the Barbados Dollar (BBD). When planning your Barbados vacation remember that the Barbados Dollar is converted at the rate of $1.98 BDS to $1.00 U.S. Street rate is $2  BDS to $1 U.S

Festivals and  Events
Barbados is known as the cultural capital of the Caribbean and the island hosts some of  the region’s most popular and best known events and festivals. World famous musicians perform at the annual Jazz Festival, Gospelfest and during Holder’s Season. Crop Over and the Oistins Fish Festival are don’t-miss parties celebrating local culture and cuisine.

Crop Over: The  annual Barbados Crop Over festival runs from May to August and is the highlight of the island’s annual social calendar. The festival has its roots in celebrations of sugar-cane harvests dating back to the 18th century and today includes calypso concerts, carnival parades, marketplaces selling goods and food and the crowning of a festival king and queen. Crop Over culminates in August with the Grand Kadooment, a huge carnival parade with spectacular costumes and calypso music that ends at the beach in true Caribbean style. The Kadooment bands also show off  their costumes at Cohobbelpot, a festival in its own right with music, food, and lots of  dancing! The  Barbados Jazz Festival established in 1992,  is a week-long celebration featuring performers such as Lee Ritenour and Erykah Badu, with performances in diverse venues such as historic plantation homes, a rum factory and Farley Hill National Park.

Holetown Festival: Held in the original English settlement on Barbados, the Holetown Festival commemorates the original landing by the colonists with street fairs, parades, military demonstrations and concerts with music ranging from gospel to calypso.

Holder’s Season: Held over two weeks in late February and early March, the Caribbean’s top cultural festival features a dizzying array of performances, from Shakespearean drama to gospel and blues music and comedy shows.

Oistins Fish  Festival: This festival on the south coast of the island, honors those who are part of the Barbados fishing industry with calypso and reggae music and traditional Bajan fare like fish cakes, fried fish, souse (a kind of pickled pork), and head cheese.

Gospelfest: The  Caribbean’s leading showcase for international, regional and local gospel talent features bands and singers from around the world. This family oriented festival is held at venues throughout Barbados over a week in mid-May; some events are free, some charge a fee.

Things to Do. Places to See
Atlantis Submarines, Sunbury Great House-Historic Plantation House, Harbour Lights Dinner Show, Black Pearl Party Cruises aboard Jolly Roger 1, Wildlife Reserve, Tyrol Cot, Heritage Village, Welchman Hall Gally Coastal Siteseeing, Barbados Museum, Harrison’s Cave, St. Nicholas Abbey, Oistins Fish Fry Island Tour, Glass Bottom boat, Holetown, Aerial Trek

The Club, Barbados Resort & Spa
*Adults Only 16+*

EI TC Destination

Welcome to 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. Perfect for  couples, honeymoons, girlfriends getaways and families (16 years of age and older) The Club is your perfect Caribbean vacation getaway. Enjoy the best of  Barbados, with excellent dining, shopping, beaches, tours and excursions just minutes away. Relax by the pools, chill out with a cold cocktail at our Beach Bar or indulge in a decadent Spa treatment. At The Club, island bliss and a terrific All-Inclusive Caribbean holiday are a way of life. Booking your next Caribbean vacation is as easy as calling or clicking today. Barbados is calling... Join The  Club!

St. James Beach, Barbados

How to get there
Fly into Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI). Take a 20 minute taxi to resort. Cost is $45 each way for up to 4 people

Check In/Check out Check-In- 3pm Check-Out- 12pm

Number of  Rooms: 161

Room Types
Gardenview Rooms: 286 sq ft - Max 2 people- 1 King  size bed
Superior Garden Rooms: -450 sq ft - Max 2 people- 1 King  size bed Ocean Loft: - 300 sq ft - Max 2 people- 1 King  size bed
Superior Oceanfront Rooms: - 340 sq ft-  Max 2 people- 1 King  size bed
One Bedroom Gardenview Suite: - 550 sq ft-  Max 2 people- 1 King  size bed
One Bedroom Oceanfront Suite: - 550 sq ft-  Max 2 people- 1 King  size bed

Restaurants & hours
Sunset Restaurant & Bar:  Breakfast 7:30am - 10:30am, Lunch 12pm  - 2:30pm, Tea Time 4pm - 5pm, Dinner 6:30pm - 10pm a la carte only
Enid’s  Restaurant & Bar: Dinner Only; 
Caribbean Fare Beach Bar

Spa: Tranquility Body & Soul Spa

Two Restaurants, Oceanfront Sunbathing, Three Bars, Tennis Court, Three Freshwater Swimming Pools, Water Sports, Spacious Luxury Spa and Salon, Tour Desk, Fitness Center, Guest Services, Complimentary WIFI in Lobby and Bar areas, Nearby Dining and Shopping, Evening Entertainment

Departure Tax of BDS $55 (US $ 27.50) applies for all passengers over 2 years old leaving Barbados. Most airlines include this with the cost of the ticket, but check to be sure.

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St. Vincent & The Grenadines

St. Vincent & The Grenadines. One destination includes 32 gorgeous Caribbean Islands. From St. Vincent’s lush tropical rainforest full of eco-adventures, to the idyllic beaches, coral reefs and turquoise lagoons of The Grenadines, this is a vacation hideaway. Escape a hectic lifestyle. Live your dreams in St. Vincent & The Grenadines. Get the true ‘Vincy’ experience!

It’s a island country in the Lesser Antilles chain in the southern portion of the Windward Islands which lie at the southern end of the eastern border of the Caribbean Sea where the latter meets the Atlantic Ocean.

The climate varies between the islands as the Grenadines to the south are slightly drier and marginally warmer than St Vincent. In St Vincent, the dry season runs approximately from January to May. In July the wettest month, rain  falls for an average of 26 days, while in April the driest month, it averages only six days. In January the average daily high temperature is 29°C (85°F) while the nightly low is 22°C (72°F). In July the average high is 30°C (86°F) while the nightly low is 24°C (76°F). The high season (winter) runs from December to April/May. The wetter months can still be nice, and they keep the islands lush and green.

There are no direct flights to SVG from outside the Caribbean, as the runway is too small to land jet aircrafts. International passengers first fly into a neighboring island and then switch to a prop plane for the final leg of their journey. Bequia, Mustique, Canouan and Union Island all have small airports and Palm Island has a small private airfield. The main point of entry for most travelers is ET Joshua Airport (SVD; 458-4011) in Kingstown, St Vincent. The majority of international flights connect through here, where many travelers switch to oceangoing travel. The airport itself is small and offers little for the traveler other than a small information kiosk in the arrivals hall. There is a EC$40 departure tax payable by all departing passengers.

Boat and Ferry Travel
Travel between the islands is easy. There are regular ferries between Grenada and Carriacou and almost all the Grenadine Islands.

From Grenada north: The Osprey leaves daily around 8.30am - 9am to Carriacou.
From Carriacou: Going north towards St  Vincent: A local mail boat travels daily to Union Island around 3pm. Local boat boys are waiting on the dock should you need a lift to Union or Petit Martinique.
Going South: The Osprey, leaves around 3.30pm daily to Grenada. You need to check in and out with immigration on both islands
From Union North: Ferries run  most days to St Vincent, Bequai, Canuoan and Mayreau. It is worth checking timings beforehand. The Jasper or a local boat runs to Carriacou.
Useful Phone Numbers and websites for ferry times from Grenada or Union to St Vincent and all the islands in between:
Bequai Express (001) 7844583472 - Ferry Bequia - St Vincent
Admiralty Transport (001) 7844583348 - Ferry Bequia - St Vincent

Passports and Immigration
Visitors to St. Vincent & The Grenadines must be in possession of a valid passport and a return or onward ticket. Visas are required from nationals of The Dominican Republic, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The People’s Republic of China, Iraq, Iran and Nigeria. All visitors, with the exception of Caricom residents, are normally granted a four week stay by Immigration. To further extend this duration, visitors need to seek approval from the Immigration Department, along with payment of an extension fee of EC$25 per person.

Things to Do. Places to See
Tobago Cays Marie Park, Dive  Bequia, Old  Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, Montreal Gardens Port Elizabeth, Firefly Plantation Botanic Gardens, Friendship Bay, Fort Charlotte, Dark View  Falls, Devils Table, Indigo Dive, The  Wall, Bequia, Falls of Baleine, Hamilton Fort

Palm  Island Resort - The  Grenadines
*Adults Only 12+

EI PI Destination

Welcome to Palm Island, our exclusive private-island resort. This idyllic tropical hideaway is situated near the southern tip of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. An idyllic archipelago of 32 tropical islands and cays known for its  stunning natural beauty and clear, warm waters. Five white sand beaches that lay on these natural untouched surroundings compliment the resorts charmingly tailored 43 guest rooms. Enjoy the delicious, fresh and locally-grown Euro-Caribbean cuisine while dining beachfront style or partake in the array of low-key activities that the sand and sea have to offer. Besides being a resort, Palm Island is a tranquil place that invites our guests to slow down, recharge their batteries and gradually rediscover the wonders of  nature. Iguanas and interesting birdlife are natives along the panoramic walking trails, while authentic island life is portrayed through yachts and traditional beach homes. Furthermore, you can drift away on boat trips to the world-famous Tobago Cays to ensure a great sense of place. Yachtsmen and divers from around the world gravitate to this strand of unspoiled Caribbean islands, lured by exotic sea life, rainbow-colored reefs and fascinating shipwrecks. Come join us for your own private island escape at Palm Island.

Southern tip of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

How to get there
Must fly into Hewamorra International Airport in St. Lucia no later then 3pm, then guest must take a 45 minute direct flight to Union Island and then an 8 minute boat ride to the resort.
*Guest that book more then 7 nights receive a complimentary flight to Union Island.
*Guest that book less then 7 nights will be charged $400 per person round trip.

Check In/Check out Check-In- 3pm Check-Out- 12pm

Number of  Rooms 43

Room Types
Palm View Room/ Plantation- 450 sq ft - Max 2 adults/ Plantation 3 adults- 1 King  bed + 1
Queen Sleeper sofa / Plantation- 2 Doubles + 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa
Beachfront- 320 sq ft-Max 2 adults- 1 King  size bed
Sea Grape Suites-560 sq ft - Max 3 adults- 1 King  size bed + 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa
Island Loft- 514 sq ft - Max 3 adults- 1 loft- 2 Doubles (1-rollaway), 4 lofts- 1 King  (Max  2 adults)
Southern Cross- 4,000 sq ft-  Max 4 adults- 2 King  size beds
Seafeather Villa- 4,000 sq ft-  Max 6 adults- 1 King  bed + 1 Queen bed + 2 Twins

Restaurants & hours
Royal Palm & Bar:  Breakfast 7:30am - 10am, Lunch 12pm  - 2pm, Dinner 7pm - 9:30pm
Bar- 11:30am - Close
The  Sunset Bar & grill- Lunch 12pm  - 2:30pm,
Dinner (Reservations Required) 7pm - 9pm,
Bar- 10:30am - Close

Spa: Tranquility Body & Soul Spa

Lagoon Pool with waterfall, Tour Desk, 5 White sand Beaches, Guest Services, Oceanfront Sunbathing, Snorkeling, Spacious Luxury Spa and Salon, Kayaking, Fitness Centre with Cardio and Strength Equipment, Windsurfing, Tennis Court, Complimentary WIFI in Library, Water Sports

Departure tax of EC$40-US$16. Departure Tax is payable at the Union Island airport prior to departure.

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St. Lucia

Saint Lucia is the perfect destination, whether you’re after romance, rejuvenation or adventure. A genuine natural landscape of gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, miles of unspoiled rainforest and the majestic Piton Mountains are all sure to indulge every taste. Natural waterfalls, breath-taking views, friendly locals and authentic culture all create lasting memories for anyone. Tropical weather, welcoming accommodations and unexpected adventures await all who travel to this paradise island.

Saint Lucia is an island in the Caribbean Sea, which is south of Florida and the U.S. Gulf States. One of the Windward Islands, we are situated between Martinique and St. Vincent and to the northwest of Barbados.

St. Lucia has a tropical climate. The temperature ranges from 80 - 90°F. The normally drier period is February through May with July to September being the months with the most rain. Throughout the year the mountains enjoy more rainfall than the lower lying areas.

St. Lucia has two airports: Hewanorra International Airport (UVF), located in the southern town of Vieux Fort (approximately 40 miles south of Castries), and George Charles Airport (SLU) located in Castries, the capital city of St.  Lucia. Most international jet flights land at Hewanorra, which is the larger of  the two and smaller flights from within the Caribbean region land at George Charles Airport

Boat and Ferry Travel
St. Lucia is  a popular cruise-ship destination and a haven for yachtsmen. Most cruise ships originate from North America while yachts of various types have direct access from around the world. Cruise ships land passengers in Castries at two locations within Port Castries. Both sites are equipped with a duty-free shopping complex; Pointe Seraphine and La Place Carenage. Passengers arriving by yachts have a number of anchorage spots or marinas to dock in St. Lucia. Full-service marinas and anchorage facilities are located in Castries and Gros Islet within Port Castries, Marigot Bay and Rodney Bay Lagoon, while Soufriere and Vieux Fort provide adequate mooring and anchorage  facilities within Anse Chastanet Bay, Anse Cochon Bay, Soufriere Bay and Vieux Fort main ship dock. Customs and immigration can be cleared at these major commercial locations as well. St. Lucia is also accessible by  ferry from the neighboring [French] island of Martinique.

Passports and Immigration
The  Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 require all travelers to and from the Caribbean, Bermuda, Panama, Mexico and Canada to have a valid passport to enter or re-enter the United States. U.S. citizens must have a valid U.S. passport when traveling by air, including to or from Mexico. All sea or land travelers are now required to have a U.S. passport or passport card. We strongly encourage all American citizen travelers to apply for a U.S. passport or passport card well in advance of anticipated travel.

Same as in the US; 10-15% depending on the service. We suggest $2.00 per bag for porters and bellhops and taxi drivers 10-15% of the fare.

Departure Tax of EC $68 (US  $26) for all passengers over 12 years is applied to ticket prices at the time of purchase.

The  Resorts predominantly use 220V, (Euro)

Time  Zone
UTC 04:00 makes clocks 4 hours earlier than Coordinated Universal Time. Canada and the United States observe it as Eastern Daylight Time during the warm months of daylight saving time.

The currency of  St. Lucia is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar which is linked to the US Dollar at the exchange rate of US$1 to EC$2.65. US Dollars are readily accepted throughout the island. Most hotels will exchange reasonable amounts of foreign currency and there are change bureaus in Castries. The National Commercial Bank (NCB) has a branch at Hewanorra International Airport where EC Dollars can be exchanged for foreign currency. It is open daily from 12:30pm until the last flight departs. A passport and ticket are required as proof of returning visitor status.

Festivals and  Events
Christmas Folk Festival: Old and young enjoy this early December two-day event known as the Christmas Folk Festival. Day 1 takes place at Pigeon Island National Park where a Fiesta Night features Christmas music by choirs and steel bands as a backdrop to a Creole dinner and Christmas tree lighting. Day 2 takes place at the National Cultural Centre featuring more food and drink while Santa Claus hands out gifts to children.

International Creole Day: Held annually on the closest Sunday to October 28, International Creole Day features the preparation of traditional foods, folklore events and craft exhibitions. Each year another village is selected as host. This festival is held in conjunction with other Creole festivals around the world. The Creole language and culture is a mixture of French, African and native ones.

St Lucia Bill Fishing Tournament: Around September and October of each year, St Lucia holds this three-day fishing tournament with dates selected to optimize conditions. Visitors may participate on a chartered vessel or on their own deep sea fishing boats. The objective is to hook a Blue Marlin weighing more than 1000 lbs. Rules are strict.

Great House Derek Walcott Theatre: Once each month the 200-seat open-air Derek Walcott Theatre presents a music, dance or drama production. There is an annual performance by  the Trinidad Theatre Workshop. The theater is beside the Great House restaurant. Jump Up - every Friday night, year round, the village of Gros Islet holds a Jump Up which is a Caribbean style street fair  and dance. It features the sounds of reggae and local Caribbean food and drink.

St. Lucia Emancipation Day: The first Monday in August celebrates the abolition of  slavery. Also called National Heroes Day, it celebrates all those who fought for freedom and bettered the nation.

St. Lucia Jazz Festival: Taking an entire week in May, the St Lucia Jazz Festival includes free concerts in Derek Walcott Square in the center of Castries. Additional sessions take place in various locations on the island.

St. Lucia National Day: Each December 13, a variety of sports and cultural events celebrate St Lucia’s National Day.

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers: In December, celebrations take place at the Rodney Bay Marina as participants in the 2,700 mile rally arrive from the Canary Islands to St. Lucia.

Carnival: Each July, the St. Lucia Carnival presents Calypso concerts and competitions, beauty contests, parades through Castries and many other events.

Castries Market Feast: Each August the vendors of Castries market hold a festival where they serve special dishes of the local cuisine.

International Food Fair: On the first Sunday in November, foods from around the world are prepared and offered for sale in this charity event at the National Cultural Center in Castries.

New Year’s Day Celebrations: Each January 1 & 2, St. Lucia holds a fair  on the Pigeon Island Causeway with various attractions, food and drink.

St Lucia Culinary Competition: Each September, chefs from St. Lucia’s resorts and restaurants compete to represent the island in the Caribbean contest.

Things to Do. Places to See
Treetop Canopy Adventures, Lucian Style Experience Center, Tet Paul Nature Trail, Solomon Water Taxi Pitons, Our Planet, Castries,  Anse Mamin,  Morne Coubaril Estate, Pigeon Island National Park, Zion Lion  Farms, Island Riders, Immaculate Conception Church, Atlantic Shores Riding Stables, Diamond Botanical Gardens, Sulphur Springs, Gros Islet Street Party

St.  James’s Club Morgan Bay

EI MB Destination

From golden sunsets and the blue Caribbean Sea, to the warmth of our hearts and smiles, St. Lucia is simply beautiful. Nestled on a beautiful beachfront, St. James’s Club Morgan Bay beach resort is a vibrant, colorful, and refreshingly casual all-inclusive resort, distinguished by its romantic waterfront setting, just minutes from the world-class Rodney Bay Marina, Cap Estate Golf Course, and the capital city of Castries. A favorite for couples, families, weddings and honeymoons, the resort is the perfect place to indulge in an all-inclusive Caribbean vacation. St. James’s Club Morgan Bay, Saint Lucia has it all! Our wide array of accommodations, activities, water sports, restaurants, bars and amenities make Morgan Bay your ideal destination for a relaxing tropical getaway.

Gros Islet, St Lucia

How to get there
Fly into St. Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport take a taxi 90 minutes to Morgan Bay.  $75 each way. We also offer private pre-paid transfers for $170 per 2 people roundtrip.

Check In/Check out Check-In- 3pm Check-Out- 12pm

Number of  Rooms: 343

Room Types:
Gardenview Room- 400  sq ft-Max 3 adults- or 2 adults/ 2 children (0-16)- 1 King  size bed or 2 Double beds
Oceanview Room- 400 sq ft - Max 3 adults- or 2 adults/ 2 children (0-16)- 1 King  size bed or 2 Double beds
Beachfront Room- 400 sq ft - Max 3 adults- or 2 adults/2 children (0-16)- 1 King  size bed or 2 Double beds
Deluxe Oceanview Rooms- 400 sq ft - Max 2 adults- or 1 adult/1 child (0-16) - King  size bed
1 Bedroom Garden View Suite- 560 sq ft- Max 3 adults or 2 adults/ 2 children 0-16- 1 King  Bed + 1 Sleeper sofa
1 Bedroom Ocean View Suite- 560 sq ft-  Max 3 adults or 2 adults/ 2 children 0-16- 1 King  bed + 2 Double bed
Family Suite- 800 sq ft-  Max 4 adults or 2 adults/ 2 children (0-16)- 1 King  + 2 Double bed
* All rooms have showers, no tubs

Restaurants & Bar hours
The  Palm:  Breakfast 7:30am - 10am, Lunch 12pm  - 2:30pm, Dinner 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Bambou- Breakfast- 7:30am - 10am, Lunch 12pm  - 2:30pm, Dinner 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Le Jardin- Dinner ( Reservation  Required) 6:30pm - 9:30pm *$35  Per Person Surcharge
Morgan’s Pier- 6:30pm - 9:30pm

4 Bars
Sunset Lounge, Lazy Lagoon Pool Bar, Plum Tree Bar & Grill, Hilltop Bar & Pool

Spa: Tranquility Body & Soul Spa

4 pools, Kayaking, 1 Beach, Pedal Boats, Swim up bar, Tennis, Hobie cats, Children’s Pool, Sailing, Hiking, Volleyball, Complimentary WIFI in Lobby & Main Bar Areas, Fitness Center

Departure Tax  of EC $68 (US  $26) for all passengers over 12 years is applied to ticket prices at the time of purchase.

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British Virgin  Islands (BVI)

British Virgin Islands (BVI), is a British overseas territory located in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto Rico. The islands make up part of the Virgin Islands archipelago. The remaining islands constitute the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Spanish Virgin Islands. The  official name of  the Territory is still  simply the “Virgin Islands”, but the prefix “British” is often used to distinguish it from the neighboring American territory which changed its name from the “Danish West Indies” to “Virgin Islands of the United States” in 1917.

Tortola is located in the British Virgin Islands. It is considered to be the largest island of the British Virgin Islands

Tortola’s climate can best be described as “endless summer,” with average daytime temperatures of 77-85°F. The trade winds blow continuously and they generally make the temperature drop about 10 degrees in the evening, so you may want to bring a sweater or light jacket. Rainfall is erratic on Tortola but on average the wettest months are September to December while February to April is the driest. Hurricane season runs from June through November and although the odds are low that a hurricane will strike, we recommend trip cancellation insurance to protect you.

There are no direct flights from North America to Tortola or any of the other British Virgin Islands but you can make easy connections from St. Thomas (STT), St. Croix (STX), St. Martin/St. Maartin (SXM) or San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU). Beef Island, the site of the major airport Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS) previously known as “Beef Island Airport” serving the British Virgin Islands, is connected to Tortola by the one-lane Queen Elizabeth II Bridge.

Boat and Ferry Travel 
Two ferry companies service the St. Thomas to Tortola route. Their schedules tend to vary and it can be difficult to predict when one will actually arrive in Tortola. Ferry service starts at approximately 7:30am. Some ferries make stops in Redhook, St.Thomas and St. John. Make sure to check where your ferry will dock such as Soper’s Hole or Road Town. Other ferry companies specialize in some obscure routing - Going from St. John to the West End of  Tortola. It is important to note that the last ferry departs St. Thomas at 5 pm. If you are waiting for a ferry you can check your bags at the terminal for a couple dollars and explore the shops in the nearby commercial area. The  direct ferry ride is approximately 45 minutes long. One way and round trips range from $20 to $40. The ferry will arrive at the immigration station at West End, Tortola.

Passports and Immigration
All U.S. citizens traveling outside of the United States are required to present a passport or other valid travel document to re-enter the United States. This requirement was extended to all sea travel, including ferry service on June 1, 2009. Travelers must now present a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant document such as a passport or a passport card for entry to the United States. While passport cards and enhanced driver’s licenses are sufficient for entry into the United States, they may not be accepted by the particular country you plan to visit; please be sure to check with your cruise line and countries of destination for any foreign entry requirements.

Is the same as in the US; 10-15% depending on the service. We suggest $2.00 per bag for porters and bellhops and taxi drivers 10-15% of the fare.

Departure taxes & service charges
Air: Each person must pay a departure tax of US$20 at the airport.
Sea: Each person leaving by sea must pay a departure tax of US$5; cruise ship passengers pay US$7.

The Resorts predominantly use 110V, (US).

Time zone
Tortola Time - is abbreviated as AST (Atlantic Standard Time) Tortola is same as EST but Tortola does not utilize Daylight Saving Time.

The BVI, including Tortola Island, uses the US dollar as legal currency.

Festivals and  Events
March- BVI Spring Regatta
April- Spanish Town Fisherman’s Jamboree & Wahoo Fishing Tournament, Virgin Gorda Easter Festival
May-  Cane Garden Bay Music Festival
July- Chief Minister’s Cup Youth Regatta, BVI Emancipation Festival
August- August Monday Parade, Miss BVI Pageant, The Official BVI Car Show
December- Christmas on Main  Street, Christmas in Spanish Town, New Years Eve @ Foxy’s on Jost Van Dyke, New Years Eve @ Trellis Bay

Things to Do. Places to See
Anegada Island, Smugglers Cove, Rhone National Marie Park, Cane Garden Bay Dolphins Discovery Tortola, Soper’s Hole, Sage Mountain, Callwood Distillery, Apple Bay, J.R  O’ Neal Botanic Gardens, North Shore Shell Museum, BVI Folk Museum, Fort Charlotte, Nanny Cay, Sky World, Frenchman’s Cay

Long Bay  Beach Club

EI LB Destination

Long Bay  Beach Club epitomizes the tropical informality and natural beauty of  the British Virgin Islands. Hidden away on one of the island’s finest beaches with a mile of talcum-powder sand caressed by the gentle surf of the Caribbean Sea. Dive or sail around the island’s hidden treasures. Long Bay is perfect for families seeking an island retreat. Pampering, ocean views, adventure, relaxation, quality time with loved ones, and smiling faces come standard at Long Bay Beach Club.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

How to get there:
Fly into Beef Island Airport. Take a 45 min taxi to resort. $50
Fly into St. Thomas. Take taxi to Charlotte Amalie Ferry to West end of Tortola. $10

Check In/Check out Check-In- 3pm Check-Out- 12pm

Number of  Rooms: 40

Room Types:
Beachfront Cabana- 270 sq ft - Max 2 adults 1 King  size bed
Beachfront Deluxe- 360 sq ft -Max  4 adults-1 Kind  Bed/2 Doubles or 1 King+1 Rollaway
Beachfront Suites- 360 sq ft -Max  4 adults-1 Kind  Bed, living area with double sofa bed
* Resort is not all inclusive but we  do offer a EP.


1 Mile Long Beach, Snorkeling, Boating & Sailing, Scuba Diving, Tennis, WIFI in main beach area

Departure Taxes:
Air- $20, Sea- $5,  Cruise Ship-$7

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