St.Vincent and The Grenadines has Moms in Mind and heart. Spring 2010

Bequia Beach Hotel Offers Mother’s Day Packages

with Discounted Accommodations and Pampering Spa Treatments

            NEW YORK, NY, March 18, 2010 – Give your Mom more than a token of your love and appreciation this year – with the gift of a pampered escapade to the untrammeled reaches of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Bequia Beach Hotel on the quaint island of Bequia presents a four-night “Mother & Daughter Luxury Spa Escape” for US$1,100, double occupancy, featuring 10 percent savings on regular daily rates.  Guests will also receive such complimentary additions as: room upgrade based on availability; a day sail to Tobago Cays aboard an authentic Caribbean schooner, Friendship Rose; a manicure and pedicure using tropical ingredients; one-hour deep tissue massage at a secluded spot on a pristine white sand beach; a bottle of wine upon arrival; and daily continental breakfast.

Travelers seeking a longer getaway to explore beyond Bequia can extend their long weekend with an additional three nights at Bequia Beach Hotel, including taxi transfers to and from the ferry dock and ferry vouchers between Bequia and St. Vincent (one-hour trip one-way).  This seven-night package for US$1,700, double occupancy, allows guests to enjoy 20 percent savings on the usual daily rates.

Both “Mother’s Day” offers must be booked by April 25th and travel dates must include May 8th and 9th.

On an island of intimately scaled properties, Bequia Beach Hotel on Friendship Bay is the newest boutique hotel development.  The luxurious yet cozy property boasts 29 accommodations, comprised of 11 classic rooms, each with a private, covered terrace; 13 suites; and six villas, three with a private plunge pool.  Guests can select between the elegant Blue Tropic Café or the newly built waterfront restaurant for fresh local flavors.  For more information or bookings, visit www.bequiabeach.com or call 1-784-458-1600.

Just a one-hour ferry ride from St. Vincent, Bequia is a charming enclave that retains its age-old boat-building and fishing traditions.  The quaint island is dotted with colorful homes draped in bougainvillea and shaded by almond trees.  Travelers arriving by ferry can explore the small town of Port Elizabeth, with its boutique lodging and waterfront restaurants serving West Indian fare. Nearby are the island’s iconic, family-run model boat shops – Sargeant Brothers Model Boat Shop and Mauvin’s Model Boat Shop.  South of the bay, locals stage model boat races every Sunday, culminating in Friendship Bay.  Travelers can also visit the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary and capture panoramic views of the town from the 18th century Fort Hamilton.St. Vincent is the gateway to St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ 32 islands and cays.  The picturesque capital city of Kingstown wins the hearts of Moms and others alike with such attractions as the oldest botanical gardens in the Western Hemisphere; St. George’s Anglican Cathedral built in the early 1800s; the vibrant Market Square, with its abundance of fresh produce, fruit and meats; and Fort Charlotte, some 600 ft. above Kingstown Bay.  Those with an outdoor or naturalist bent can challenge themselves with a climb to  the imposing La Soufrière volcano at 4,048 ft., or by hiking to the 40-ft.  Trinity Falls hidden in the lush rainforest – or by exploring along the Vermont Nature Trails for exciting birdwatching.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a string of 32 islands and cays in the southern Caribbean, located 1,500 miles southeast of Miami.  For more information on St. Vincent and the Grenadines, please visit www.discoversvg.com or call (212) 687-4981 from the U.S. and (416) 630-9292 from Canada.

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