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Saint Lucia Announces Third Annual Health & Wellness Retreat

St. Lucia

From November 1 – 3, 2013, the idyllic setting of Saint Lucia is once again host to a roster of renowned health, fitness and wellness experts during the third Annual Health & Wellness Retreat: “Elevate Yourself.”  Noted experts include Cat Cora, the only female Iron Chef winner, and Gabrielle Bernstein, featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday as a next generation thought leader, who join premier yoga practitioner John Schumacher and Dr. John Douillard, a leading natural health and Ayurveda teacher, along with island-based experts in exercise, weight loss and Tai Chi.

 

During the three-day retreat this group of experts will provide nutritional, wellness, health, relaxation and beauty advice, tips and hands-on experiences through beachside clinics, healthy cooking demonstrations, wellness seminars and sunrise mediations.

 

Priced at US $595 per person, the weekend includes daily spa treatments, classes, receptions and transportation from select hotels. A day rate of $200 per person is also available, and a number of the island’s top hotels are offering discounted rates starting at $75 per night.  For hotel rates, a complete schedule and more information, visit www.stlucianow.com/hw.

 

“Saint Lucia has a reputation as a tranquil, rejuvenating and even spiritual destination, with a number of resorts widely recognized for their world-class spa and wellness programs,” said Louis Lewis, Director of Tourism for the Saint Lucia Tourist Board. “Our reputation as a sporting destination is growing as well, and the Health & Wellness Retreat the first weekend of November is the beginning of a month-long focus on Saint Lucia as an active vacation leader.”

 

Rounding out Health & Wellness month, Saint Lucia will host its first international triathlon, November 22 – 23, challenging participants to swim, bike and run picturesque Pigeon Island.  Triathlon organizer Human Race is the largest and most diverse mass participation events company in the United Kingdom hosting over 55 events each year. Human Race Director John Lunt organized the amazing Olympic Triathlon at London 2012. For more information on the Saint Lucia Triathlon, visit www.tristlucia.com.

 

Retreat to “Lift the Senses”

With time built-in for relaxation and island exploration, the Health & Wellness Retreat will take place in locales across Saint Lucia, from Pigeon Island National Park near the capital of Castries to the natural mud baths of Sulphur Springs in the southwestern town of Soufriere, near the UNESCO World Heritage Pitons.

 

The diverse program will be led by renowned experts in the wellness field including:

 

  • Cat Cora, known for being the first and only female iron chef on Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” and best-selling author, will lead healthy cooking demonstrations and host the seminar entitled “Elevating your Living.”

 

  • Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author of “May Cause Miracles,” motivational speaker, life coach, and founder of HerFuture.com, a social networking and mentoring website for women, will lead seminars on ‘Living a Miraculous Life’ as well as morning meditation.

 

  • John Schumacher, founder and director of Unity Woods Yoga Center and one of only 13 certified advanced lyengar yoga teachers in the U.S., will lead daily yoga sessions on the basic postures and breathing exercises that energize and center the body.

 

  • Dr. John Douillard D.C., physician, writer, professor and chiropractor specializing in sports medicine, will lead seminars on Ayurvedic, a holistic system of medicine originating in India aiming to provide guidance on achieving healthy lifestyles.

 

  • Dani Devaux, creator of Blood, Sweat and Tears fitness program, will lead multiple sunset beach boot camps based on her high intensity interval training program, designed for all fitness levels.

 

Each day retreat guests will find a choice of seminars, activities such as guided Rain Forest hikes, beachside Tai Chi and Yoga, and healthy cooking demonstrations led by the experts, as well as the opportunity to indulge in the natural therapeutic benefits of Soufriere’s mineral and mud baths.

 

About Saint Lucia

One of the Windward Islands of the West Indies’ Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia (pronounced Saint LOO-sha) is nestled halfway down the Eastern Caribbean archipelago. The “Helen of the West Indies,” Saint Lucia is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including the signature Piton Mountains – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – a tropical rainforest and one of the world’s few drive-in volcanoes. Culturally rich offerings include the bustling marketplace in the capital of Castries, quaint fishing villages along the coastline, and the annual Saint Lucia Jazz festival. Saint Lucia’s wide range of accommodations includes world-class five-star resorts, all-inclusive resorts, intimate inns and value-oriented properties. Saint Lucia also is home to world class cruise and yachting facilities.

 

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Grand Hotel de Bordeaux & Spa

The majestic hall of the Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa designed by Jacques Garcia is impressive. Marble, Bordeaux stone, warm-tone fabrics (plum, mauve, deep red), 18th century-inspired furnishings, original floral creations: an invitation to peace and tranquility.

The suites and rooms are in the same spirit, they are places of calm and luxury. Each detail has been given great attention in the purest refinement. You will get a sensation of serenity and comfort thanks to this hushed wellbeing.

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St. Lucia Resorts

Simply Beautiful.

Sparkling bays glisten in the sunlight over picturesque sandy coves. Exotic rainforests burst with the vibrant hues of tropical flowers and vegetation. The “Twin Peaks” of the Pitons rise magnificently from the sea. The west coast is home to stunning reefs and wrecks, ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving, while the southern part of the island features mile after mile of banana plantations, tropical rainforests, and other natural wonders. Largely untouched by time, St. Lucia truly is “Simply Beautiful”.

  • Visit Marigot Bay, a lovely, sequestered, natural harbor that once provided a hideout for pirate ships. Marigot Bay has served as the setting for numerous major motion pictures.
  • Whale and turtle watching are popular in St. Lucia. Over 20 species of whales are regularly spotted throughout the year. The abundance of turtles on the island is due to the protection provided by local environmentalists.
  • A variety of natural trails through St. Lucia’s majestic rainforests lead hikers to the top of St. Lucia’s mountains, through old plantation grounds, to volcanic pools, along beaches, to Cactus Valley, Pigeon Island and more.

Weather
Temperatures in St. Lucia may range between 83° and 88°. The rainy season is from June to November.


Almond Morgan Bay Beach Resort

WEDDINGS:FREE WEDDINGS,FREE REN OF VOWS(min 7 nt stay). HONEYMOONERS:FRUIT BASKET,CHAMPAGNE, DINNER,FLOWERS,CHOICE OF 1/2 HR MASSAGE,MANICURE OR PEDICURE&ROOM UPGRADE(based on avail,min. 7 nt stay) FAMILY:ONE CHLD3-16STAYS& EATS FREE(valid 1/3-4/3;4/18) Imperial views of tropical gardens and turquoise waters make the Almond Morgan Bay the perfect All-Inclusive escape. Couples seeking romance or families traveling with children will enjoy flavorful island cuisine, lively entertainment, impeccable service and the finest in recreational activities, creating unforgettable memories at this island paradise. Please note: Dress code in the á la carte restaurants requires slacks for men. “Nicole’s” restaurant is available at a surcharge. 234 air-conditioned rooms.


Anse Chastanet

If you’re searching for romantic tropical seclusion, discover the Anse Chastanet. Situated in the midst of a lush island estate, this beautiful resort is surrounded by 500-acres of verdant landscape, where the green peaks of the Gros and Petit Pitons make for an exhilarating and dramatic backdrop. Surrounded by virgin coral reefs, the beautifully soft sands of the adjoining beachfront make the perfect escape for long, quiet days beneath the warm Caribbean sun. Dive into sparkling waters, or explore the wondrous beauty of the nearby nature reserves and rainforests. Optional All-Inclusive Plan is also available. 49 rooms.


Rendezvous

EXTRA VALUE: SCUBA DIVING INCLUDED; ONE BOAT DIVE DAILY FOR CERT. DIVERS. WEDDINGS: FREE WEDDINGS (min. 7 night stay, restrictions apply). HONEYMOONERS: BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE, FRUIT BASKET, FLOWERS AND TREAT BASKET. This elegant, intimate resort is exclusively for couples and was created for romantics. Engage your senses in the pursuit of pleasure. Enjoy a full program of activities or simply relax. Dine on the terrace by the sea or in the elegant fine dining room. 100 air-conditioned rooms.


Windjammer Landing Villa Resort & Spa

Escape to St. Lucia’s Windjammer Landing Beach Resort. Nestled among 55 lushly landscaped acres overlooking the Caribbean Sea, this resort is ideal for families, couples and honeymooners. Spend fun-filled days trying various watersports on the tranquil waters of the bay. Kids will enjoy the daily activities program designed especially for them. Optional All-Inclusive Plan is also available. 155 air-conditioned rooms and suites.


Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa

Discover Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa, a spacious village-style resort located on a 60 acre estate with lush tropical gardens on a secluded bay boasting its own sandy beach. The newly refurbished resort offers extensive facilities in an informal tropical setting, providing singles, couples and families a high quality, all-inclusive holiday in St. Lucia.


Coco Palm

A 5-minute walk from lovely Reduit Beach, the popular Coco Kreole, surrounded by restaurants and entertainment in Rodney Bay village, is joined by the new 84-room Coco Palm. As at neighbouring Coco Kreole, the philosophy is a blend of traditional Caribbean charm with 21st century amenities. You’ll be welcomed on arrival by your ‘host’, as the staff are known, and eased into that cool St Lucian vibe.


Coconut Bay Resort & Spa

Located less than 10 minutes from St. Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport on the island’s southern shore, guest are able to begin their Coconut Bay vacation within minutes of the their arrival on the island. The island’s capital, Castries, is located less than a one hour drive from the resort and is served by the George Charles inter-island regional airport. Coconut Bay offers a wide range of amenities and outstanding value for family getaways, singles and couples. The resort is situated on 85 acres of Atlantic-side beach, which provides refreshing cooling breezes, on the simply beautiful island of St. Lucia.


St. Lucian By Rex Resorts, St. Lucia

The Rex St. Lucian is located beachfront along the palm fringed golden sands of Reduit Beach, where only magnificent sunsets overshadow the dramatic beauty of the location. A long established favorite, it is renowned for its friendly atmosphere, the spaciousness of its public rooms and grounds, and the variety of its facilities. Optional All-Inclusive is also available (surcharges for a la carte dining). 120 air-conditioned rooms.

Mexico’s Puerto Vallarta Resorts in Riviera Nayarit

Surrounded by the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Puerto Vallarta provides an exotic blend of cosmopolitan culture, old world colonial charm and nature at her best. Watch whales up close in Banderas Bay from December through April. Puerto Vallarta’s sunny weather is ideal with average temperatures in the mid-eighties. Puerto Vallarta is comprised of two major resort areas – Puerto Vallarta to the south and Riviera Nayarit to the north. Within each, you’ll find a unique destination with its very own personality and charm.

Puerto Vallarta
Open-air cafés, chic boutiques and modern art galleries line the vibrant seafront Malecón. Mountains tower above the glistening sea and golden beaches, while lush jungles surround the quaint village. When the sun goes down, the fun continues. Puerto Vallarta’s vast array of nightclubs is unsurpassed along Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Puerto Vallarta’s various resort areas including Marina Vallarta, Downtown/Viejo Vallarta, the action-packed Hotel Zone (between the Marina and Downtown) and Mismaloya.

Riviera Nayarit
Riviera Nayarit is privileged for its natural beauty, ideal climate, white coral beaches and one of the most exuberant ecosystems in Mexico. The area’s facilities include a modern marina with 200 slips, shopping mall, quality international restaurants, three golf courses, a water park, two dolphin centers and miles of glistening white beaches. Riviera Nayarit’s resort areas include Punta Mita, Nuevo Vallarta, Flamingos and Bucerias. Located just north of Puerto Vallarta, The old meets the new in Riviera Nayarit, stretching along nearly 200 miles of pristine Pacific coastline, just ten minutes north of Puerto Vallarta International Airport. World-class resorts, golf courses and luxury spas are set along white coral beaches. International restaurants, a shopping mall, water park and dolphin adventures add to the fun. Discover quaint seaside villages, as well as eco-tourism adventures that take you into the natural beauty beyond the water.

Puerto Vallarta enjoys a warm tropical climate all year round. January through April – high 86°F, low 63°F; May through Dec. – high 92°F, low 70°F.


Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta

WEDDINGS DREAMS WEDDING IN PARADISE PACKAGE WHEN BOOKING A JUNIOR SUITE TROPICAL VIEW. HONEYMOONERS: DREAMS ETERNITY HONEYMOON PACKAGE WHEN BOOKING JUNIOR SUITE PREFERRED CLUB OCEAN-VIEW (MIN. 7 NIGHTS STAY; RESTRICTIONS APPLY). FAMILY: KIDS 12 & UNDER STAY & EAT FREE WHEN SHARING WITH ADULTS (VALID 08/27-11/23; 11/28-12/23/11).

Endless Privileges…

The oceanfront, AAA Four Diamond Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta treats couples and familes to spectacular views of the Banderas Bay, the Sierra Madre Mountains, a gorgeous beach and elegant pools. Located only 20 minutes away from the historic colonial town of Puerto Vallarta, whale watching, fantastic golfing, shopping and nightlife are nearby.

The all-suite, 10-story luxury towers feature private balconies or terraces with private Jacuzzi, satellite TV, DVD player, complimentary daily refreshed mini bar with soft drinks, juices, bottled water and beer and 24-hour room service.

Five international restaurants and five charming lounges will tempt guests with exquisite gourmet fare and unlimited premium beverages. A large shimmering pool, a fabulous beach, more day and evening activities than can be counted, including an Explorer’s Club for Kids, are among many options to entertain. Guests can indulge in the Dreams Spa by Pevonia and state-of-the-art fitness center. An Unlimited-Luxury® escape to Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta is lavishly luxurious and forever memorable.

Upgrade to a Preferred Club room and receive exceptional services and world class amenities that include: Impressive Ocean Views, Preferred Status & Amenities, Concierge Service, hot and cold afternoon hors d’oeurvres in room (on request), complementary suite wireless internet access, exquisite desserts, fresh fruit and fine liquors in the Preferred station located at the same floor, daily complementary newspaper, upgrade mini bar service upon arrival and upgraded bath amenities.


Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Nuevo Vallarta- Nuevo Vallarta- Member of The Leading Hotels of the World. This exclusive, brand new luxury All-Inclusive resort is only fifteen minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Offering spectacualr ocean view suites with 1,000+ square feet, all with private balconies or terraces. Lounge near the infinity pool or enjoy exquisite cuisine from around the world in one of five restaurants. To truly unwind on vacation, try the Spa Grand Velas, with its hydrotherapy area, 20 treatments rooms and more than 100 different treatment options in 16,500 square feet of paradise.


Marival Residences & World Spa
FREE GOLF: UNLIMITED ROUNDS OF FREE GOLF PER ADULT, PER STAY (RESERVATIONS & GOLD CART MANDATORY; VALID 12/14/10-11/09/11; 11/25-12/04/11). EXTRA VALUE: 6 FREE TOURS. HONEYMOONERS: FREE HONEYMOON PACKAGE.
A World of It’s Own- Seriously All Inclusive!

The Marival Residences and World Spa “seriously all inclusive resort” combines luxury accommodations and services, over-the-top included activities and unsurpassed value to deliver a fresh twist and pleasantly surprising vacation experience. Unlimited Golf at Nicklaus & Weiskopf courses and 6 of the areas most popular excursions including dolphin encounters, canopy zip lining and sunset sails are all part of the seriously all iinclusive package.

Accommodations are not rooms or suites, but actual spacious modern 1400 sq ft one to four bedroom residences — that’s the smallest! Stylish bedrooms with fine linens, pillow menus and marbled bathrooms provide the prefect resting places. Great for romantic couples or families who choose multi-bedroom residences which feature bathrooms in every bedroom, providing cheers from many parents and grandparents who are attracted to this perfect cross generational set up.

Comfortable living rooms with full entertainment centers are great for watching the big games or having a nanny — who is also included on min 5 nt stays — watch the kids while parents enjoy a night out. The fully equipped kitchen and dining rooms are perfect when staying home, indulging in the extensive 24/7 room service menu, or arranging for the chef to come to you and prepare dinner.

The Residences & Villas An Extraordinary experience

Far more than a hotel, this your “home-away-from-home”, where your every need is right at your finger tips. We feature 162 spacious, elegantly appointed Residences & Villas’fully equipped living, dining and kitchen areas, with the choice of 1-4 bedrooms and 1400 to 3900 square feet of comfort, all just waiting to surround you. Special Top of the World Penthouses with private rooftop pools and our seven exquisitely personal Villas are out of this world!

A World of Relaxation-Signature World SpaNine Unique International Treatment Centers!

Let yourself go in a world of relaxation with our International menu of nine World Spa treatments from Bali to Turkey, we have a unique spa experience waiting for you! Find yourself on a blissful and sensual journey to total rejuvenation. We have re-created nine distinct cultures of the world, each in its own special environment just for you, the world is at your doorstep! Music, aromas, refreshments and treatments are culturally focused along with a vast spa menu of classic spa treatments including: Signature World Spa Treatments: Face and body revival treatments Anti-Aging facial treatments Moisturizing and deep-pore cleansing facials Body treatments, wraps and exfoliations Hydrotherapy, sauna, steam room, Hammam and cascade shower Body specialty massages such as Swedish, deep-tissue, scalp, therapeutic, aromatherapy, sports, thai, shiatsu and hot stone Hand and foot rituals like deluxe manicure and pedicure as well as anti-aging treatments for hands and feet Fun spa treatments for young people.

Private Beach Club Bask in Sundrenched Bliss!

Sun soaked by day, cool ambiance by night – enjoy our Private Beach Club on the most beautiful beach in Nuevo Vallarta. Just a quick golf cart ride or short stroll to your private oceanside world featuring fine cuisine, exotic beverages and service extraordinaire!


Riu Palace Pacifico

FREE WEDDINGS (RESTRICTIONS APPLY) The Riu Palace Pacifico is located on Flamingos Beach, only 2 minutes drive from Riu Vallarta and Riu Jalisco, just 9 miles away from downtown Puerto Vallarta. Magnificent architecture and elegant furnishings combined with unparalleled service will offer guests the highest level of distinction. The ideal place for those vacationers seeking total relaxation in sumptuous luxury and comfort of our Premium brand.


Vallarta Palace

EXTRA VALUE: GET UP TO $1500 VACATION DOLLARS FOR YOUR INDULGENCES (DURATION & USAGE RESTRICTIONS APPLY). FAMILY: 2 KIDS 12 & UNDER STAY, PLAY & EAT FREE (MIN. 3 NIGHT STAY; VALID 06/01-08/31/11). Nuevo Vallarta—This lively hotel is located in the charming resort area of Nuevo Vallarta. Spend fun-filled days experiencing exciting land and water sports activities and later unwind in the sauna or steam room. In the evening enjoy a relaxing dinner at Mar Intimo or La Fiesta Grill both offering delicious a la carte dining (reservations are required).

Golf Rooms Include

Unlimited rounds of golf per adult, per stay, round-trip transportation to Golf Courses, shared golf cart. Snacks and Beverages are not included. All adults sharing the same room must pay the golf package rate. It cannot be sold separately. Children’s rates do not include golf packages. Stays that combine golf and non-golf package rates are only allowed to book their included tee times during the portion of stay paying the golf package rate.


The Grand Mayan Nuevo Vallarta

Located on Mexico’s famed Banderas Bay, the Grand Mayan® Nuevo Vallarta Wyndham Alliance Resort greets guests with opulent accommodations, lavish amenities and a half-mile stretch of some of the Pacific Coast’s most alluring white-sand beach.

Drift peacefully along our tranquil lazy river that envelops the aquatic center of the resort, or delight in the surf of our 52,500 square-foot wave pool. Our signature Brio spa offers massages in custom-built beachside Grand Mayan Palapas, as well as a state-of-the-art gym featuring the latest equipment and a full schedule of exercise classes.

Golfers of all skill levels will enjoy a round on the Jim Lipe-designed championship course. And, for the little ones, Mayamigos Kid’s Club offers diverse indoor and outdoor activities led by our professional staff. All of our spacious one and two-bedroom resort accommodations include a Jacuzzi or plunge pool, a balcony or terrace and a host of other amenities designed to help everyone feel at home.


Villa La Estancia Beach Resort & Spa

HONEYMOONERS: BOTTLE OF WINE, FRUIT BASKET AND ACCESS TO HYDROTHERAPY AREAS OF THE SPA. Located in Riviera Nayarit on the shores of famous Banderas Bay, north of Puerto Vallarta. Villa La Estancia Nuevo Vallarta is the newest property on this stretch of unspoiled beach. This distinctive beachfront resort offers 245 suites. Each of the one, two and three bedrooms units is stylishly decorated with marble floors, granite countertops, whirlpool tub, walk-in shower, walk-in closet and spacious balcony with wet bar.

Ultra All-Inclusive Package

 Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at hotel restaurants including Villa del Palmar Flamingos (*Surcharges apply on Kobe Beef only)  High-Speed In Room Internet Access  Wireless Internet Access at Public Areas  Daily Afternoon Tea Time  Unlimited cocktails and specialty beverages at from a variety of domestic and international Premium brands by the glass, at Resort Bars and Restaurants  Non-Motorized equipment and/or water sports, aquaerobics, Volleyball, etc.  Room Service (24 hours.)  Taxes & Gratuities for waiters  Theme Dinners at nearby Villa del Palmar Flamingos  Chef’s Table (Thursdays)  Aromatherapy Experience  Daily Turn Down service  Setting of Jacuzzi Bubble Bath (once per stay)  All resort fitness and recreation facilities  All resort activities and entertainment  Personalized Check in  Hand purifying ritual at check in  L’Occitane Bath Amenities  Wellness Menu at the Restaurants  Access to the Gym with private instructor  Unlimited use of the Tennis Court  Exclusive skin analysis at the Tatewari Spa  Unlimited use of the Tatewari Hydrotherapy Circuit (Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi, etc)  One (1) complimentary round of golf per person per stay at Vista Vallarta or Marina Vallarta Golf Course (does not include transfers nor carts)  One Complimentary Spa Treatment per stay (to choose from)): o Passion Fruit Cell Remover (30 minutes) o Mango & Pineapple Shelbet Exfoliant (30 minutes) o Tire Legs Rejuvenating Massage (30 minutes)  Unlimited Local & National Telephone calls  Deli Consumptions on premises (no take outs)  15% Discount in Groceries and Souvenir Purchases at Palmita Market  15% Discount at Tatewari Spa Services  25% Discount in Tours & Excursions (from the menu of excursions at Viajes- Ulises Concierge).

NOT INCLUDED:  Kobe Beef  Honor Bar  Take out Deli consumptions, Groceries, and Souvenir purchases at Palmita Market.  Take-out food or beverages from resort restaurants or bars.  Handicrafts, Bingo, Windsurf, Snorkel, etc.  Laundry and dry cleaning service  Tours & Excursions


Riu Vallarta Hotel

The Riu Vallarta is located just nine miles from downtown Puerto Vallarta and directly next to the Riu Jalisco, and features charming art deco-style architecture, stylish decor and a modern vibe perfectly suited to the needs of the discriminating travelers. Guests of Riu Vallarta enjoy exchange privileges with the Riu Jalisco (dinner restaurants excluded). True to Riu tradition, the resort offers endless activities, gourmet restaurants and unmatched leisure facilities. Riu’s legendary All-Inclusive concept and renowned personalized service make the Riu Vallarta a fantastic and unforgettable destination for a well deserved vacation.


Marival Resort & Suites

FREE GOLF: ONE FREE ROUND FO GOLF PER ADULT, PER STAY (RESERVATIONS AND GOLF CART MANDATORY; VALID 12/14/10-11/09/11; 11/25-12/04/11). EXTRA VALUE: FREE SELECT TOURS. Nuevo Vallarta – The perfect escape for families, Marival Resort is a massive All-Inclusive resort stretched along an extensive sweep of prime Vallarta waterfront. Enjoy a great beach perfect for watersports, play a game of tennis on one of four outdoor courts, or take part in one of many organized games and activities offered throughout the day. There’s plenty to do whether lounging in the sun, swimming in the pool or visiting the sights of Puerto Vallarta; and children will enjoy their own playground, pool, and supervised activities program. Tantalize your taste buds at the lavish outdoor buffets, and experience the excitement of Cesar’s Club Disco, where there’s no cover charge for hotel guests. 495 air-conditioned rooms.


Villa del Palmar Flamingos Beach Resort & Spa

HONEYMOONERS: ACCESS TO HYDROTHERAPY AREAS OF THE SPA, BOTTLE OF WINE AND FRUIT BASKET. Situated north of Puerto Vallarta, on the shores of famous Baneras Bay. It’s one of the newest properties on the stretch of unspoiled beach. This upscale beachfront resort offers 275 ocean view suites overlooking the bay and the Pacific. Indulge yourself and invigorate your senses in the Tatewari Spa, an European style facility, the newest and largest in the region.


St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

Nestled in a captivating setting on one of the world’s most alluring beaches, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort promises an experience that transcends ordinary travel, immersing guests in unsurpassed luxury. As the first St. Regis property in all of Latin America, the resort features discerning service, exquisite accommodations, thoughtful amenities, and spectacular grounds. It energizes, rejuvenates and refreshes the mind, body and spirit with two renowned Jack Nicklaus golf courses, tennis courts, three infinity pools, a Remède Spa, and superior international cuisine among its seemingly endless offerings.


Grand Palladium Vallarta

HONEYMOONERS: GIFT IN ROOM AND ROOM UPGRADE WITH LATE CHECK-OUT (BASED ON AVAILABILITY). Nuevo Vallarta – This All-Inclusive resort is situated on 15 beautiful acres in the Costa Banderas complex on a white, sandy beach. The Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa is located 12 miles from the airport and 20 miles from downtown Puerto Vallarta. Bask in the warm sun, cool off with a swim in the pool, play a game of tennis or relax in the jacuzzi. In the evening, enjoy live entertainment or dance at the disco well into the night. 355 air-conditioned rooms.


Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta

HONEYMOONERS: SPECIAL CHECK-IN, CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST IN ROOM, 10% DISCOUNT ON A MASSAGE & FLOWERS IN ROOM (MIN. 3 NIGHT STAY). FAMILY: KIDS 12 & UNDER STAY & EAT FREE (VALID 04/24-12/23/11). Nuevo Vallarta – The upscale Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta is located on the Bahia de Banderas, one of the best and most beautiful stretches of beach in Nuevo Vallarta. The lovely setting of this charming property perfectly compliments the Allegro commitment to service, which includes a variety of land and water sports, tempting buffets and á la carte restaurants, and a nightly entertainment program sure to add to the splendor of your vacation. The hotel is located 15 minutes from the airport and 25 minutes from downtown. 294 individually controlled air-conditioned rooms.


Paradise Village Beach Resort & Spa

FAMILY: TWO KIDS 12 & UNDER STAY & EAT FREE ON INCLUSIVE PLAN. Nuevo Vallarta – Set amidst natural lagoons and lush vegetation, this magnificent all-suite resort is stretched along a spectacular beach in exclusive, unspoiled Nuevo Vallarta. The Junior, One and Two-Bedroom suites have fully equipped kitchens, remote control satellite TV and private terraces alongside either the captivating Pacific Ocean or private marina. Visit Mayel, the beachside spa station with an ocean-view. Optional All-Inclusive Plan- featuring meals, snacks and domestic drinks. 490 air-conditioned suites.

Inclusive Plan:

Welcome check-in with fresh towels and welcome drink. Unlimited food and beverages (buffet and a la carte), Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks at one of the resort’s restaurants. Theme night dinners (Mexican Fiesta, Western, Shrimp, Italian, Tropical, Neptune’s & BBQ Night). Unlimited premium domestic and imported-brand alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Non-motorized sports. Wild reserve including begal tigers (reservations at check-in). Daily access to fully equipped gym & Spa Palenque within the resort including wet areas (jacuzzi, steam & sauna areas- no treatments). Wait service at swimming pool and beach areas.. All current hotel taxes and gratuities .

Restrictions:

Minimum 3 night stay required. All adults in the same room must be on the same meal plan. Room service is not included. Certain items such as lobster and select bottles of wine subject to surcharge.


Riu Jalisco

Rising from an oasis of palms on a long stretch of beach, triangular turrets glimmer silver in the Vallarta sun. A white Mediterranean Palace, Moorish style with arches and columns, has walkways and gardens that surround 2 lagoon pools. An impressive brass Crown (reminiscent of the legendary Vallarta cathedral), in the courtyard faces the green blue Pacific Ocean. Pelicans skim waves which gently break over miles of gold sand – a beach lover’s dream.

Lobby and restaurants are enriched with polished wood, frescos, hand painted floral ceilings and mosaic tiles – the artistic flair, the signature of extraordinary Riu Resorts. The theme, the state of Jalisco, Mexico is intermingled with the décor. Scrumptious buffets are offered at Don Emiliano, and Dona Adelita, Italian/Brazilian specialties at Nayarit, Asian specialties at Gran Dragon and lighter fare by the sea at La Botana. A Grand Opening Special welcomes you to this spectacular hotel.

Included: All meals, buffet and a la carte, snacks, National and international brands, juices & beverages, Non-motorized watersports, Shows and entertainment, daily activites, Spa and gym, tennis.


Samba Vallarta

FAMILY: KIDS 12 & UNDER STAY & EAT FREE (VALID 04/24-12/22/11). HONEYMOONERS: BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE, FREE ROOM UPGRADE (BASED ON AVAILABILITY) AND ONE FREE NIGHT ON 1ST ANNIVERSARY RETURN TRIP (MIN. 5 NIGHT STAY). Nuevo Vallarta – This secluded All-Inclusive beachfront resort is situated 25 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta on its own stretch of secluded white sand beach that spans nearly 5 miles to each side. Relax by one of the three interconnecting pools, which make one of the largest swimming pools in the region. 180 air-conditioned rooms and suites.


Royal Decameron Complex

Nuevo Vallarta – The Royal Decameron Complex is a secluded resort located on Banderas Bay, in the resort community of Nuevo Vallarta. Spend lazy days strolling along the resort`s 275-yard pristine beach, or enjoy the many land and watersport activities included. 509 air-conditioned rooms.

Curaçao — Free nights, reduced rates, free breakfasts, complimentary upgrades, and more

Treat yourself to an island escape with a flight and hotel vacation to Curaçao and you can take advantage of great hotel-provided offers:*

  • 1 free night is included when you stay 3 nights or longer
  • Reduced rates
  • Free breakfasts
  • Complimentary room upgrade
Preferred Pick: Sliver You’ll earn bonus award miles with your flight and hotel vacation. Earn even more—up to 2,000 per person—by choosing a Silver Preferred Pick hotel.

*Minimum night stays, select travel and booking dates, and other restrictions may apply.

Vacations Include:

  • Roundtrip air transportation
  • Choice of accommodations
  • Hotel taxes
  • Roundtrip transfers between airport and hotel
  • Luggage handling at hotel
  • Assistance of a local Destination Expert
  • 24/7 access to our Destination Help Center

Destination Highlights

Curaçao

Located in the southern Caribbean, just 2.5 hours from Florida, Curaçao was selected as one of the Top 10 Destinations for 2012 by Frommer’s, the only Caribbean island to make the list. This island with the desert landscape and the warm heart boasts an eclectic mix of history and unique culture that welcomes visitors. Explore the picturesque Dutch Colonial city of Willemstad—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—along with world-class diving, secluded beaches, championship golf, spectacular shopping along colorful streets, and rich local cuisine. Curaçao offers a little something for everyone.

Car Rentals

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Alamo® Rent A Car & Avis
In Curaçao, we feature rental cars from Alamo and Avis, offering you the flexibility and convenience to travel when and where you want. Plus, the primary driver will earn bonus miles with qualifying paid rentals at participating locations.

Offer terms and conditions

  • Purchase any United Vacations flight and hotel package from any United Vacations origin to Curaçao between Feb 15 – Apr 15, 2012, for travel Feb 21 – Dec 31, 2012.
  • Offer is valid on reservations that include a minimum of one flight on United Airlines, Continental Airlines, Island Air, Hawaiian Airlines, Bahamasair, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Air Canada, and their codeshare partners; reservations that include only flights on other airlines do not qualify.
  • The hotel discount is based on the standard room charges of each of the participating hotels in Curaçao.
  • Minimum 2-night hotel stay required.
  • Additional baggage charges for checked luggage may apply, as well as any applicable hotel/resort fees or departure taxes collected by hotel/resort/airport at destination.
  • Offer is not applicable to airfare; Ski, Dive, Asia escorted tours, or Globus family of brands including Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms packages; for groups of 10 or more; and is not retroactive.
  • Must be purchased through United Vacations.
  • Offer applies to qualified passengers only. Children staying free in room do not qualify for discount.
  • Offer will recalculate if modifications are made to the booking.
  • No refunds will be issued toward offer. Offer has no cash value. Offer void if qualifying booking is cancelled.
  • Programs and availability may vary. United Vacations flight reservations may be made up to 331 days in advance of flight departure.
  • United Vacations must issue all airline tickets.
  • Standard Terms and Conditions apply and are outlined during the booking process; other restrictions may apply. A $20 charge applies to new bookings made over the phone.
  • United Vacations is the final authority on the interpretation of these rules and reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions without prior notice.
  • United Vacations is managed, operated, and marketed by MLT Vacations.
  • Please allow 6-8 weeks after travel has been completed for miles to be posted to your MileagePlus account.
  • Miles accrued, awards issued, and bonus offers are subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program. United and its subsidiaries, affiliates, and agents are not responsible for any products and services of other participating companies and partners. The MileagePlus program, including accruals, awards, and bonus miles offers, is subject to change without notice. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the passenger. United and MileagePlus are registered service marks. For complete details about MileagePlus, visit united.com.