Endless Winter Savings in Saint Lucia
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It’s about this time of year when people start to deal with a seemingly endless winter and dreams of the mythical “endless summer” begin to permeate daily life. Instead of sugarplums dancing in your head are you plagued by daydreams of sun and sand? If the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean are beckoning, Saint Lucia may be the place.
The Caribbean island boasts daily temperatures well above sub-zero, averaging a warm 80 degrees. And beyond the island’s natural beauty, there are a wealth of cultural and natural activities, from catamaran sunset sails, horseback riding on the beach and hiking the famous Piton Mountains (a great way to work off those extra turkey day pounds).
If you are in the East or the Midwest, St. Lucia is easy to reach. There are nonstop flights from major gateways, including New York, New Jersey, Boston, Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, and inaugural nonstop service from Chicago on United Airlines.
Beginning Dec. 19, just in time for the holidays, weekly flights depart Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) for Saint Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) every Saturday through April 9. United Airlines will also launch additional flight service from New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) on Dec. 20. The flights will depart Sundays at 9 a.m.
There are also stellar savings on the island during the holiday. While many places raise their rates at this key time of the year, Saint Lucia is offering visitors some serious savings.
The Sun and Romance package at Apartment Espoi in Marisule, offers savings of 15 percent through Dec. 31. Stay seven nights or more at a rate of $187 per night, per cottage, which sleeps up to four.
Top of the World Apartments, also in Marisule, is providing 20 percent off of rates in a one-bedroom apartment for bookings through May 26. Rates start at $150 per night.
Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort in Marigot Bay is offering deals for five-night stays with a rate of $2,080. The rate includes full breakfast, lunch and dinner during your stay as well as a candlelit dinner on the beach on Christmas Eve, a complimentary bottle of champagne, one full-body massage, pedicure, manicure and facial per person, a sunset cruise and a $100 gift voucher for Diamonds International. Bookings are available through Dec. 20
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, located in Soufrière, is offering the Linger Longer 7 package, giving guests a seventh night free and daily breakfast for two. Rates start at $446 per night and are valid for travel from now until April 15, 2016. Contact the resort directly via email to take advantage of the offer: email@example.com
The Landings St. Lucia at Pigeon Point has the Incredible Tropical Suntan package. Rates start at $353 per night, a savings of up to 50 percent off accommodations in a luxury suite. The package includes breakfast daily, two children stay and play for free and complimentary butler service with an Ocean View or a Beachfront Suite. Travel is available through April 30 if you book by Dec. 15.
Windjammer Landing in Trouya has an Early Bird Bonus offer, with 30 percent off when booking five nights in a standard, one-bedroom villa. Prices start at $473 per night. Travel Dec. 21 to April 3 if you book by Dec. 20.
More specials continue throughout the winter months and for a full list of the savings available, visit http://stlucianow.com/winter-savings-2016.
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