October 19, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin
Already getting stressed out about Thanksgiving? Why not ditch the in-laws (or take them with you!) on a relaxing tropical getaway to the palm-lined shores of St. John. With a year-round temperature of 85 degrees and a wealth of recreational activities, the smallest of the US Virgin Islands makes for a tempting getaway. Plus, the Westin St. John Resort & Villas is making some Turkey Coolers for a Thanksgiving feast on St. John's Trunk Bay, one of the prettiest beaches in the world. The resort’s “Take Your Turkey to Trunk Bay” packages offer a 20 percent discount on room rates and a decadent menu to enjoy in paradise. Minimum two-night stay required, available through November 30, 2011, with room rates starting at $389, based on double occupancy. Here are the Thanksgiving feasting options, which must be ordered by November 10, 2011.
Dream Package: Starting at $75 for two, the "Dream Package" features a Turkey lunch equipped with a feast that even the pickiest taste buds can get excited about. (Think roast turkey and stuffing sandwiches and mini pumpkin pies!)
Extreme Package: Beginning at $125 for two, the “Extreme Package” offers the same extensive menu that is available in the “Dream Package,” but also includes two plush, brightly colored Westin St. John beach towels, two durable water bottles and an exploratory St. John guidebook.
Supreme Package: The “Supreme Package” starts at $525 for two and boasts the offerings of the “Extreme Package” with a side of luxury including personalized transportation to Trunk Bay, umbrella and chairs for dining on the sandy shores of Trunk Bay and a beach butler to set everything up prior to guests’ arrival.
May 25, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin
Planning a family reunion? Looking for a fun getaway? The Westin St. John Resort & Villas-- nestled on 47 lush acres facing Great Cruz Bay-- has the goods. Not only does the luxury resort offer plenty of beach activities, tennis, and a spa, but it also organizes "Island Hopping Scavenger Hunts" for families to explore the U.S. and British Virgin Islands (with the help of the onsite Boating Butler). The resort partnered with Magic Moments Luxury Excursions and Nauti Nymph Powerboat Rentals, the largest and best known powerboat rental company in the U.S. Virgin Islands, to create this special experience. Learn about the Virgin Islands' geography and marine wildlife while sailing through the crystal clear sea. And let's not forget the fun of competitive comradery. The “Island Hopping Scavenger Hunt” is available for stays booked now through Dec. 31, 2011, and is subject to availability. Rates are dependent on the number of participants and dates of travel.