Jamaica (July 27, 2006) Island Outpost’s simplistic yet stylish Caribbean getaways are the very definition of summer: no crowds, no alarm clocks, no ‘big resort’ style…just chic and sexy vibes to fulfill everyone’s summer dreams. Now, with the announcement of Island Outpost’s new summer rates, crowd-weary travelers can take a much-needed island escape featuring accommodations (and prices!) to relax mind, body and soul. All packages based on double occupancy and availability. Offer valid through December 14, 2006.
Unplug and unwind beachside! Island Outpost makes the perfect summer getaway, immersing visitors into the true Caribbean Island lifestyle. Stretches of unspoiled beaches, communes with nature, guidance from native islanders and sumptuous meals bursting with local flavors compliment secluded villas and cottages featuring breathtaking ocean views. Fantastic summer rates allow guests to more easily slip away from their worries into the care-free, laid-back island vibe.
Goldeneye, Oracabessa, Jamaica:
The birthplace of James Bond, this 15-acre seaside hideaway was home to author Ian Fleming as he wrote his 13 most famous spy novels. Fleming’s retreat is now a boutique property laced with beaches, tropical forests and secluded nooks, a lush setting which found its way into many 007 adventures. Four intimate villas on the sea, one overlooking a cove, attract celebrities and other lovers of natural beauty.
Goldeneye’s “Big Fish Little Fish” Family Fun Programme features plenty of opportunities for children of all ages and adults to play, explore, and discover while forming an intimate relationship with earth, sea and sky in this natural wonderland. Here they can behold the wonders of the Caribbean during “Adventure & Lessons by Sea”, when Goldeneye’s trained lifeguards, skilled sailors, instructors and water sports enthusiasts Nico, Clifton and Simeon offer swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, and windsurfing lessons (use of water sports equipment is complimentary).
Other choices include a glass bottom boat excursion, an ideal way to warm up to underwater adventure. Over 700 species of fish can be found in Jamaica’s turquoise sea, swimming amongst scores of exotic corals. Or enjoy your own stingray “meet and greet” with a visit to Stingray City at James Bond Beach. Fishing with Ramsey who has been at Goldeneye since Ian Fleming’s days is another wonderful family adventure, with special fun for kids: they can catch their own bait, scale their own fish, and then see it cooked before they eat it for dinner!
Would they rather stay on land? Let your kids’ creativity flow at Arts, Crafts & Culture with “Yard We Deh”, which includes Workshops in Jewelry, Paper, Frame or Doll Making; Fabric Printing, Painting and Tie Dye; and Mosaics & Collage available with advance booking. Or perhaps they’d rather rejuvenate their body and soul with Yoga and meditation or gather nightly for whimsical bonfires. Summer rates start at $750 for two people. Rates include breakfast, lunch, dinner, fruit juice, house wines and spirits, local tax and service charge.
Jake’s, Treasure Beach, Jamaica:
Jake’s, a 29-room bohemian resort located in the small, authentic fishing village of Treasure Beach, is a hotspot for hip guests and locals alike. Dramatic cottages commune with the garden, sea and sky, near a secluded fishing village. Moroccan domes and arches bloom. Decks skim the waves. Shells, beads and colored glass glitter brightly from walls.
Celebrate the beachcomber lifestyle in a true bohemian atmosphere with a summer visit to Jake’s. Guests have an opportunity to stay in one of the resort’s original 24 “chic shacks,” as voted by Vogue magazine, just a few barefoot steps away from the turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea. Snorkel, fish, canoe or simply swim and sunbathe on a private beach or in the saltwater pool. Summer rates start at $115 per person based on double occupancy and include a complimentary trip to the legendary Pelican Bar (dubbed the coolest bar in the Caribbean for those in the know).*
Strawberry Hill, Blue Mountains, Jamaica:
Strawberry Hill, Jamaica’s 50-acre mountain top mystical retreat that boasts sweeping views of the majestic Blue Mountains and the Caribbean Sea, sooths all senses with dramatic sunsets, flocks of parrots and endemic birds, panoramic views, and occasional Reggae rhythms.
This summer, visitors reconnect with their inner self through Strawberry Hill Living. This unique lifestyle embraces all facets of mind, body and spirit, bringing an optimum balance of de-stressed self-awareness. To begin, the Caribbean’s only full-service Aveda Spa conducts a complimentary Stress Relieving Treatment and Elemental Nature consultation to customize spa treatments, self-care rituals, juices, meals and yoga based on each guest’s unique Elemental Nature. Guests further enhance the experience with nature walks, tours of coffee plantations, bird watching and discovering tropical flora and fauna.
Summer rates for Strawberry Hill start at $295 per person per night based on double occupancy. Rates include all meals, beverages, taxes, service charge, Stress Relieving Treatment and Elemental Nature consultation. Whether unwinding at the one-of-a-kind negative edge pool overlooking dramatic views from 3,100 feet above of the city or savoring the “New Jamaican Cuisine” from its famed restaurant, a visit to Strawberry Hill is an indulgence for all of the senses.
The Caves, Negril, Jamaica:
At the Caves, the volcanic cliff is honeycombed with grottoes: one strewn with flowers and candlelit for intimate dining, another harboring a bubbling hot tub, some are just portals into the crystal-clear sea below. Ten handcrafted cottages nestle into this verdant landscape, crowned by a petite Aveda spa. Each cottage is unique, harmoniously blending local wood, stone and thatch.
Exercise gives way to a summer of relaxation and rejuvenation at the Caves. Guests can visit the Aveda spa for a soak in the cave-set Jacuzzi or a sensational outdoor couple’s massage in a cave, complimented by breathtaking ocean views. Unlimited outdoor water adventures are just minutes away! Soar with a parasailing trip or test speed limits with Wave Runner and Jet Ski rentals. Visit the nearby Negril Scuba Center for scuba dives, snorkeling water skiing or deep-sea fishing. Summer rates start at $515 for two people. Rates include breakfast, lunch, dinner, local & premium spirits and house wines. Eight percent government tax and 10% service charge are included in the rate.
Pink Sands, Harbour Island, The Bahamas
Expect understated chic at the Pink Sands on Harbour Island in the Bahamas, where the beach is a swathe of rosy powder. The 25 pastel cottages may have a hot designer – and an even hotter celebrity guest list – but this resort is all about the privacy. Celebs are said to flock here, but the management remains mum and this retreat maintains its relaxed air, far from the paparazzi and maddening crowds.
Pink Sands’ spacious oceanfront cottages with private patios are the perfect setting for summer afternoon cocktails and sunbathing. Feeling adventurous? Enjoy a wide array of water sports, including bone-fishing, reef fishing, deep sea fishing, snorkeling and much more! Snooze on a secluded pink sanded beaches or explore the unspoiled beauty of nearby Eleuthera Island. Summer rates start at $600 for two people. Rates include full breakfast and dinner daily. 18% service charge is additional.
About Island Outpost:
Owned by entertainment industry icon Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records and Palm Pictures, Island Outpost properties are known for their interesting character and stunning surroundings. Each offers travelers a feeling reminiscent of staying at a friend’s home. The group includes Goldeneye, Strawberry Hill, Jake’s and The Caves in Jamaica, Pink Sands in The Bahamas and an exclusive selection of villas.
For more information or to make bookings, call 1-800-OUTPOST or visit www.islandoutpost.com, 0800-OUTPOST1 in the UK.
* All packages based on double occupancy and availability. Offer valid through December 14, 2006. Blackout dates may apply.