Two of our favorite Caribbean getaways–Little Dix Bay and Caneel Bay (both first developed by Laurance Rockefeller as part of RockResorts) as well as Antigua’s Jumby Bay have announced their off-peak specials. The new “Escape to Luxury” Packages featuring great value throughout low season, making these resorts much more affordable:
• Caneel Bay: Set on 170 acres deep in the Virgin Islands National Park on the island of St. John, Caneel Bay delights with seven pristine beaches and 166 charming guest rooms that blend seamlessly into the lush landscape. Enjoy a romantic dinner at the historic sugar mill ruins; a 1,000-bottle selection at The Wine Room in an 18th-century estate house; spicy Carib-Asian fare at The Equator; wellness for the mind, body and psyche at The Self Centre at Caneel, and much more. Escape to Luxury at Caneel Bay starts at $295 per night/double, including breakfast daily. Available July 5-October 27, 2006. For reservations, visit www.caneelbay.com or call 888-ROSEWOOD.
· Little Dix Bay: This timeless boutique retreat on Virgin Gorda, Little Dix Bay is a stress-free respite from modern-day hassles, with lush and abundant foliage, a half-mile crescent-shaped beach and much more. What’s new there? Three new hilltop villas and eight new Rosewood junior suites with newly renovated bathrooms and outdoor rain showers are just the latest developments in a five-year makeover for the luxury beachfront retreat to be completed December 2006. Enjoy fresh Caribbean cuisine at three restaurants, or chill out at The Spa at Little Dix Bay, with soothing treatments using indigenous botanicals from the resort grounds. Escape to Luxury at Little Dix Bay starts at $375 per night/double in an oceanview room, including breakfast daily. Available May 1-December 19, 2006. For reservations, call 888-ROSEWOOD or visit www.littledixbay.com.
· Jumby Bay: Set on a 300-acre private island two miles off the coast of Antigua, this inclusive luxury retreat is a naturalistic paradise blooming with lush foliage and rare tropical plants. Diversions range from three white sand beaches to tennis to fine East-West fusion dishes at The Verandah Restaurant or modern European cuisine with Caribbean touches at The Estate House set in a 230-year-old English plantation manor. Every guest room, suite and villa comes with its own bicycles, and with no cars on the island, Jumby Bay is the perfect place to pedal in the soothing sea breeze. Escape to Luxury at Jumby Bay starts at $900 per night/double, including breakfast. Available June 1-November 11, 2006. For reservations, call 888-ROSEWOOD; or visit www.jumbybay.com.