Free First-Time Passports for Ladera Guests

Do the two of you have passports? Americans traveling to the Caribbean will need passports to return home starting January 1 and St. Lucia’s Ladera Resort is making it much easier to get that first passport. Their “Passport to Paradise” promotion, effective January 1 until the end of 2007, offers all guests who travel to St. Lucia, and check-in at Ladera using their first U.S. passport a reimbursement of the $97 passport processing fees. (In other words, your passport will be free!)

As an added incentive, the package will also include:
• a handsome leather passport case
• a complimentary 30-minute Jet-Lag massage at the Ti Kaye Posé Spa
• a tall drink created especially for these newfound explorers by the resort’s Tcholit Bar head drinkmaster, Peter Joseph. The debuting “Juanderlust Cocktail” was developed in honor of the Spanish explorer Juan de la Cosa who is widely credited for discovering St. Lucia in the early 1500’s. It is a mix of gin and Spanish vanilla liquor served on the rocks with a splash of fresh Caribbean-grown limes.

The fine print: Ladera will reimburse guests for the full cost of a U.S. passport for first-time overseas travelers, (Valued at $97, based on the routine processing. Not valid for rush delivery fees, or shipping costs.) Guests need to present the original receipt and passport at check-in for reimbursement.

Why It’s Dreamy: Ladera is an eco-lodge style property with six villas and 21 suites, each modeled on luxurious tree house living and located at an altitude of 1,100 feet above sea level feet and surrounded by the lush St. Lucian rainforest. Since November 2006, Ladera was named the “Best of the Best” Hotel in the world by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler and the #2 hotel in the Caribbean by Travel + Leisure. The guest rooms were intentionally designed with just three walls, affording spectacular, unobstructed views, while remaining sheltered, safe, and completely private.

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