GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND "“ March 2006 "“ Travelers to Grand Bahama Island don't have to go back in time to get a taste of the island's legendary pirate past. Throughout the 1700's, pirates roamed the waters of The Bahamas, so it seems only natural that film makers are using Grand Bahama as their backdrop for Capt. Jack Sparrow's adventures in "Pirates of the Caribbean 2 & 3." In celebration of the sequels being filmed on island, guests can partake in one of the following Pirates Package Deals:
Pelican Bay at Lucaya
The property's three-night Swashbuckling Family Escape features special activities for the whole family, including a half-day Skull & Crossbones fishing charter and a pirate's beach kayak excursion. Kids will delight in a complimentary Buccaneer meal at Pelican Bay's Yellow Tails restaurant, chocolate gold coins, and a buried treasure map, while grown ups enjoy a complimentary poolside pirate's punch and a one-liter bottle of Captain Morgan's rum, named for famed pirate Henry Morgan, whose treasure is still believed to be hidden in the islands. The package features deluxe suite accommodations and a complimentary continental breakfast served poolside. Rates start at $1,499 for two adults and two kids.
X marks the spot for romance at Pelican Bay with the property's Treasure Chest of Romance package. Couples who uncover this three-night treasure will receive the following: swim with the dolphins program for two, sunset cruise, dinner for two at the acclaimed Ferry House Restaurant, deluxe one-bedroom suite accommodations with a private balcony, including a specially-decorated bedroom. Couples will also find chilled Champagne, chocolates, fresh baked pastries delivered each morning and complimentary breakfast served poolside in the treasure chest. Rates start at $1,549, not including taxes.
Both the Treasure Chest of Romance and the Swashbuckling Family Escape are available Feb. 27 "“ Dec. 25, 2006, based on availability and subject to black out dates. For more information or reservations at Pelican Bay call 866-296-7963, contact a travel professional or visit www.pelicanbayhotel.com.
Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach
Throughout 2006, pirate-friendly guests of the all-inclusive Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach will be treated to a special rate of $115 per person, per night and a complimentary rum welcome cocktail. Kids will
receive a special "pirate kit" complete with a pirate hat, telescope, eye patch and pirate figurine, a "pirate" map of Grand Bahama Island and the opportunity to participate in pirate-themed activities, such as a Kid's Club treasure hunt.
The Viva Pirates Package rate is based on double occupancy per person, per night and include all meals and snacks; unlimited drinks, cocktails and wine; taxes and gratuities; unlimited non-motorized water sports; free sports collective lessons; daily activities program; nightly entertainment and participation in the Viva Wyndham Kid's and Junior's Clubs. Children three to 17 years of age eat, stay and play for a nominal fee of $30 per child, per day. For reservations or more information, call 800-WYNDHAM or visit www.vivawyndhamresorts.com.
The Westin and Sheraton at Our Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort
Disney's popular movie bandits are sailing onto the big screen again and The Westin and Sheraton at Our Lucaya is celebrating their return with a Caribbean Pirates Getaway, to feature accommodations, including resort fee and service charge, daily breakfast at Willy Broadleaf’s, a "Pirates of the Caribbean" DVD, a daily grog cocktail and a surprise welcome amenity with pirates theme.
Nightly rates (based on double occupancy) start at $290 at the Sheraton and $360 at the Westin. The package is available now through Dec. 31, 2006. For more information, call 877-Our-Lucaya and ask for code LEVENTA or visit www.westin.com/ourlucaya or www.sheraton.com/ourlucaya.
Located 55 miles from the coast of Florida, Grand Bahama Island offers a congenial, culturally-rich atmosphere for travelers seeking a family-friendly getaway or romantic escape. As the fourth largest island of The Bahamas, Grand Bahama is a 96-mile stretch of white sand beaches, world-class resorts and three national parks, and is home to the world's largest underwater cave system. For more information contact the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board at (800) 448-3386 or visit the official Web site at www.grandbahama.bahamas.com.
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