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Antigua’s Passion in Paradise Promotion

March 2006 — Antigua has announced that it will be “Valentine’s Day every day” during the month of June. Located in the heart of the Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda, most recently named Best Wedding Island at the Caribbean Travel Awards, are quickly becoming one of the world’s top wedding and honeymoon destinations with a 21 percent increase in the number of on-island weddings in 2005 alone.

Throughout Antigua and Barbuda, the “Passion in Paradise” will offer honeymooners, and anyone else looking for a little bit of passion or paradise a variety of romantic accommodation and entertainment packages. Select hotels will be offering special deals and romance packages that include such items as:

• Free champagne
• Spa treatments
• In room gifts such as massage oil and fresh flowers
• Romantic private picnics for two on the beach
• Candlelight dinners
• Complimentary/vouchers for activities on island such as a Wadadli Cats Cruise
• Souvenir key rings with their photo

During each of the four weeks of June’s “Passion in Paradise” program, the islands will feature a calendar of special events customized to give newlyweds a chance to enjoy “paradise” together.

The first week of June will be culinary week–giving vacationers a chance to watch some of Antigua and Barbuda’s top chef’s compete in cook-offs with opportunities to sample the exotic flavors of the West Indian delicacies and island specialties. Festivities will include price-fixed menus by participating restaurants, barbecues on the beaches, a lobster fest in Barbuda and a wedding cake design contest. Week two will celebrate the rich cultural heritage flowing through the islands by offering dancing and steel drum instruction amidst the soulful sounds of the Caribbean beats.

During the third week, one special couple will experience the magic of the islands as they say, “I do” against a backdrop of turquoise seas, white sand beaches and a breathtaking sunset, all of which will be streamed onto the Romance Registry Web site. And finally, for the thrill-seeking couple, adventure week will highlight a variety of soft adventure activities such as sailing, scuba diving, cruising to Montserrat and witnessing an active volcano, an island-wide treasure hunt and much more.

And for those looking to find that special someone, Antigua and Barbuda will be hosting graphologist and author of “Finding Mr. Write” who will provide free consultations during the “Passion in Paradise” promotion.

For More Information:
• visit the Antigua and Barbuda Tourist Board website

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