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Friday, July 20, 2012

Escape to Calabash Cove Resort & Spa in Saint Lucia

Calabash Cove Resort & Spa in Saint LuciaPlan a Worry-Free Escape to Calabash Cove Resort & Spa Idyllic Saint Lucia Beachfront Boutique Resort Guarantees You Won’t Miss a Single Day in Paradise in the Unlikely Event a Hurricane Interrupts or Prevents Your Stay!

St. Lucia, West Indies --- “No wind, no rain … can stop me, babe, if you’re my goal,” sang legendary crooner Diana Ross during her unforgettable rendition of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” at this year’s Saint Lucia Jazz fest.

Well, if a getaway to the island’s romantic Calabash Cove Resort & Spa is your goal but you’re concerned about the slight chance a hurricane could cut short or prevent your stay, rest assured: Should your vacation be interrupted by a hurricane declared by Saint Lucia’s Meteorological Services Office, Calabash Cove will provide you with a free replacement vacation of the affected portion of your visit plus 1 night within a year. Equally, should your travel plans be disrupted by a hurricane, you can reschedule without penalty within a year.

“We’re pretty far south here on Saint Lucia -- outside of the normal path of hurricanes that tend to form over open waters on their way up to the more northern Caribbean islands, the Southeastern United States and Eastern Mexico,” said Calabash Cove managing director Konrad Wagner. “But we want our guests to know that a hurricane would not cause them to miss out on a single day in our island paradise.”

This summer and fall is a great time to visit Calabash Cove, which is offering the lowest rates of the year on its luxurious, boutique accommodations through December 22, 2012. In addition, JetBlue Airways offers increased, daily non-stop flights between New York’s JFK International Airport (JFK) and St. Lucia's Hewanorra Airport (UVF) through September 4. The JetBlue flight departs New York at 8:29 a.m. each day and arrives in St. Lucia at 1:07 p.m, while return flights depart St. Lucia at 2:10 p.m. to arrive back in New York at 7:12 p.m. Plus, for new bookings in a Sunset Oceanview Jr. Suite of 5 nights or longer made by August 1, 2012, enjoy a US$200.00 room credit (mention code SUMMER SUNSET).

Nestled on a lush, tropical hillside sloping gently toward the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Calabash Cove radiates romance with stunning ocean vistas, exquisite ambiance, a setting in complete harmony with its exotic natural surroundings, and an exceptional staff that anticipates every need and desire so guests can truly focus on each other. Calabash Cove’s secluded white sand beach and a custom-designed boardwalk are perfect for a candlelit dinner or romantic sunset stroll. Each of the resort’s charming accommodations are beautifully appointed, making use of natural materials wherever possible, and offer unparalleled views across the Caribbean Sea from the privacy of your porch or balcony. Our 1,000-square-foot Waters Edge Cottages, handcrafted teak and mahogany hideaways right on the beach, feature private plunge pools, outdoor rain showers, hammocks, while our unique Swim-Up Jr. Suites offer private access to the resort’s infinity-edge pool directly from your patio. Water’s Edge Cottages. Also available are luxurious Sunset Oceanview Jr. Suites with oversized Jacuzzis.

All accommodations include daily breakfast. All-inclusive luxury gourmet meal and beverage plans also are available. Enjoy gourmet cuisine with your conversation at Calabash Cove’s own Windsong Restaurant, which features an international menu of seasonally inspired dishes made from the freshest local ingredients. Complementing Windsong’s elegant milieu is the convivial C-bar, which serves international cocktails and fine wines from the Calabash Cove Cellars amid festive island music. Both have spectacular ocean views.

During your stay at Calabash Cove, soak up the island's beauty at the resort – lounging on our secluded, pristine white sand beach or Sweetwaters, our over-sized infinity-edge pool and swim-up bar – or choose from a plethora of land and sea excursions offered through Calabash Cove's concierge service. Discover each other as you explore the island together and hike to the summit of its landmark Pitons, side-by-side volcanic summits that are designated a World Heritage Site. Snorkel or sail the Caribbean’s translucent blue, soak in natural hot springs and mineral baths, cool off under a tropical waterfall, ride a zip-line or aerial tram through a rainforest canopy, stroll through a quaint fishing village, view exotic wildlife like giant turtles, search for ancient petroglyphs, drive into a Sulphur Spring volcano, rock climb, golf … the list goes on and on with activities to suit every desire. Calabash Cove’s concierge service can help transform your dreams into realities with expert assistance in planning excursions and day-trips.

To make reservations at Calabash Cove Resort & Spa, call 1-800-917-COVE (2683), contact your preferred travel agent or e-mail or Calabash Cove can also be booked through leading tour operators, including Travel Impressions, Vacation Express and the Mark Travel Company.