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Sun in St. Croix #travel

Paradise found…

St. Croix, the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands (no passports needed for USA Citizens), offers a tranquil tropical destination for vacationers, honeymooners, scuba divers, and more. Rich in cultural diversity, St. Croix has a past filled with a fascinating history. Experience the unique culture of St. Croix through its arts, crafts, music, and more during a variety of festivals and cultural events throughout the year. St. Croix provides gorgeous beaches, world-class recreational activities, fine dining, casino action, and golf. Although only 22.7 miles long and 8 miles at its widest point, the landscape of St. Croix is surprisingly diverse. Visiting just the two main towns of Saint Croix will give you a glimpse of the island’s incredible history, from regal 18th and 19th-century homes in Christiansted to a tropical rain forest in Frederiksted.

Some of our favorite resorts:

Divi Carina Bay Resort

Divi Carina Bay All-Inclusive Beach Resort & Casino is a lively retreat nestled on the secluded eastern shoreline of beautiful St. Croix. The resort, 25 miles from the airport, lies along a 1000-foot stretch of white sand on Grapetree Beach. The clear waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands beckon travelers to take a dip, while hammocks stretched under swaying palms provide opportunities to dry-off and relax. The Vegas-style casino accommodates adventurous gamers looking to try their luck.

Enjoy modern beachfront guestrooms, poolside dining, watersports, live entertainment, and the value that comes with an all-inclusive package.

The Buccaneer

Treat yourself to a spectacular getaway at The Buccaneer, a luxurious beach resort that encompasses all the best St. Croix has to offer. Situated on 300 tropical acres, The Buccaneer is less than a five-minute drive from the historic town of Christiansted, where guests can enjoy a fine variety of shopping, dining, and sightseeing. This amazing resort hotel was founded in the 17th century and family-run for generations.

Renaissance St. Croix

Lush green mountains, unspoiled white sands, and crystal-clear waters await the discerning traveler at Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa. Nestled among the tropical scenery of Davis Bay, seven miles north of the airport, the resort offers 151 beautiful air-conditioned rooms, the convenience of Carambola Golf Course, and unparalleled snorkeling and diving opportunities.

Golfers will find the lavish fairways of the adjacent Carambola Golf Course surpass their expectations. Designed by Robert Jones, Sr., the course works its way through 6,843-yards of verdant, tropical terrain and houses 94 bunkers, along with its renowned par-three holes. On site, guests have their pick of four complimentary outdoor tennis courts, fishing, scuba and snorkeling services, and a jogging trail perfect for taking in the scenery while maintaining exercise habits. There is also a full-service spa and fitness center.

Contact Traveline for more information at 1-888-700-8747.

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St. Kitts – An experience like no other…

Intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and white sandy beaches combine to make St. Kitts one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean. St. Kitts is uncrowded and unspoiled, famous around the world for excellent preservation of its ecosystems. Nature lovers will want to wander through the lava formations, tropical forests, and seaside lagoons. This tranquil island full of natural beauty boasts exotic black and white sand beaches and an emerald-green rain forest. Hike to Mt. Liamuiga, a dormant volcano on the northeast coast.

Resorts we love

St. Kitts Marriott Royal Beach Casino

St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino captivates you from the moment you first gaze upon it, immersing you in the culture and atmosphere of this relaxing and romantic Caribbean island. Located in the very heart of Frigate Bay, a special area set aside for resorts and luxury homes, this hotel is surrounded by the Royal St. Kitts Golf Course and is intertwined with the exuberant tropical foliage and exquisite Lake Zuliani. This spectacular resort rests in a natural beauty that promises an unparalleled island vacation experience.

Ocean Terrace Inn

Located atop a magnificently landscaped plot of land overlooking the natural beauty of Basseterre Bay and Nevis, the newly-renovated Ocean Terrace Inn offers vacationers with all the nuanced tropical charm one could hope to find in a Caribbean getaway. The tranquil gardens and private atmosphere of Ocean Terrace Inn provide the perfect environment for honeymooners, and the clear waters of nearby Turtle Beach meet the horizon in mesmerizing arrays of color at every romantic sunset.

Timothy Beach Resort

Timothy Beach Resort is the only hotel in the Frigate Bay area that sits directly on the calm, Caribbean beach. Set on a half mile stretch of golden sand, this resort lies three miles from the airport and less than a mile from the capital city of Basseterre. Lush tropical landscapes and breathtaking oceanfront views frame this cozy hideaway. A lovely tiled pool overlooks St. Kitts’ azure waters and newly constructed seaside decks provide easy access to snorkeling and the beach. Timothy Beach Resort is perfect for families. 60 air-conditioned rooms ensure supreme comfort.

Contact Traveline at 1-888-700-8747 for more information.

 

 

 

Last Minute Virtuoso Specials

Treat yourself to a last-minute escape choosing from historic hotels, sun-splashed island resorts or relaxing cruises to the world’s most charming cities. We’ve added spectacular value to each of these enticing getaways, be it a soothing spa treatment, romantic dinner for two or upgrade to an over-the-top luxury suite — we know you deserve it! Call today for the best rates and availability.

Orchestrate Dreams®. Virtuoso® is a network of the world’s finest travel agencies with knowledgeable advisors who draw upon first-hand experience to craft the perfect vacation for you. Virtuoso affiliated travel advisors have global connections with the best hotels, cruise lines, airlines and tour companies. For you, this means access to exclusive travel offers that you can’t get on your own, along with your best value for the money. That’s the Virtuoso difference.

 
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For Cruisers:
We offer complimentary benefits when you cruise with Virtuoso, including: escorted pre- and post-cruise trips, shore excursions, land packages and special social events on more than 450 departures per year with luxury cruise lines.

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Australia & South Pacific

Snorkel Trip for Two on Great Barrier Reef
Lizard Island Resort is the escape of your dreams – a remote tropical island with 24 white-sand beaches, five-star cuisine and sumptuous spa treatments. Classic Vacations has arranged for a half-day snorkel trip for two on the Great Barrier Reef, a $500 booking credit, all meals and beverages, watersports, roundtrip airport transfers from Cairns and more. Virtuoso rates FROM $3,729 per person (five-night min. stay). Available through December 20, 2012; book by May 31, 2012.
All-Inclusive South Pacific Cruising
Savor a five-star, all-inclusive Paul Gauguin Cruise to Tahiti, the Society Islands, Moorea and more. Virtuoso guests receive a $100 shipboard credit or on select sailings Virtuoso Voyager Club amenities; use of the watersports marina; a white-sand beach day in Bora Bora and a day on Motu Mahana. Virtuoso rates FROM $4,597 per person, including roundtrip air from Los Angeles to Tahiti. m/s Paul Gauguin departs June 23; July 21; August 4 & 11, 2012.

Asia

Highlights of Laos & Cambodia
Discover the myriad treasures of Southeast Asia with this nine-night adventure from Big Five Tours & Expeditions. Explore the Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia; travel to Koh Ker, a remote group of 10th-century Angkorian ruins; and venture out on a Pak Ou boat on the Mekong River to the Pak Ou Caves, filled with Buddhist imagery. Includes hotel and lodge stays and most meals. Virtuoso rates FROM $2,990 per person. Available May 1 – September 30, 2012.
Pampering Gourmet Delights in Singapore
Named one of the best new hotels in the world, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore exudes an intimate ambiance throughout its 100 spacious rooms and suites – each offering a private balcony and dazzling views. Guests will receive daily breakfast for two, choice of a room upgrade or afternoon tea for two, and more. Virtuoso rates FROM SGD 588 (approx. $467) per room, per night. Check-in from Friday to Sunday only through December 30, 2012 (blackout dates apply).
Home Suite Home in Hong Kong
Savor your suite stay at Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, complete with an hour-long massage, afternoon tea for two, a $100 dining credit and roundtrip airport transfer. Your suite offers home-away-from-home comforts and spectacular views of The Peak or Victoria Harbour; downstairs, you’re steps from prestigious shopping and cultural sites. Virtuoso rates FROM HKD 9,000 (approx. $1,159) per night (two-night min. stay). Available May 1 – September 30, 2012; book by June 30, 2012.

Worldwide

Private Tour & Shows in NYC and London
Accent your next trip to New York City or London with a private four-hour tour and best seats to a top-grossing musical or play. Think Singin’ in the Rain or Wicked in London, or Spider-Man or War Horse in the Big Apple. Leisure Connect tours include pick-up and drop-off at your hotel. Virtuoso rates FROM $645 per couple. Available throughout 2012.

Caribbean & Bermuda

$200 Spa Credit at All-Inclusive Caribbean Resort
Stay at one of the Caribbean’s most complete resort, Casa de Campo. As a Virtuoso guest receive an exclusive $200 spa credit. Plus, kids stay free! Your inclusive rate features three daily meals at any of six resort eateries, unlimited drinks, horseback riding, watersports, a daily kids’ program and more. Virtuoso rates FROM $219 per person, per night. Available April 25 – September 30, 2012.
$300 Onboard Credit from Cunard®
Looking ahead to the holiday season? Sail to the sun with the world’s most sophisticated cruise line, Cunard, from New York City to St. Thomas, Dominica, St. Lucia, Barbados and St. Kitts. To spice up your cruise, you’ll enjoy up to $300 onboard credit and a tray of chocolate-covered strawberries, compliments of your Virtuoso travel advisor. Virtuoso fares FROM $2,995 per person. Queen Mary 2® departs December 22, 2012.
Golden Amenities at Renowned Bermuda Resort
Experience a ‘touch of gold’ at The Fairmont Hamilton Princess with luxurious accommodations and $100 food and beverage credit. Start your day with complimentary deluxe continental breakfast before you explore the stunning seaside town of Hamilton. Venture back inside to the Fairmont Gold lounge for free afternoon tea and evening hors d’oeuvres. Virtuoso rates FROM $999 per room for three nights. Available through December 31, 2012; book by June 30, 2012.
Earn Up to $1,050 in Resort Credit in Jamaica
Gather your loved ones and jet off to Half Moon, A RockResort, Jamaica’s most iconic destination resort. Villa bookings will earn a resort credit of up to $1,050, plus your fourth night is complimentary. Use your bonus credit for everything from swimming with dolphins to horseback riding on the beach. Virtuoso rates FROM $269 per room, per night. Available April 16 – November 15, 2012; book by June 30, 2012.
Complimentary 4th Night in Puerto Rico
Winner of several ‘hot list’ nominations, W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island is a must-visit in Puerto Rico. Enjoy an extra night to relax at the AWAY® Spa by W Hotels, dip into the Bioluminescent Bay, sample world-class cuisine by Alain Ducasse and sip sunset cocktails at the Living Room. Your stay includes a $100 dining credit, continental breakfast daily, room upgrade upon arrival, if available and more. Virtuoso rates FROM $469 per night. Available through June 30, 2012.

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