Bitesize news about glamping, music festivals and the fallout from tropical storm Erika
Joss Stone will headline the first Pure Grenada Music Festival, which takes place from April 5-10, 2016. There will be multiple venues across the island, and local bands will also feature in the programme. ITC Classics is offering seven nights at Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club from £1,825pp. Price includes Virgin Atlantic flights, private transfers, two tickets for the main stage, where Stone will perform on April 9, and a gourmet picnic.
Dominica rallies after the storm
To help the island recover from a dip in business following tropical storm Erika, Dominica is promoting a series of special offers valid until December 31. “Discover Dominica Authority is increasing promotion to indicate that we are open for business,” said Colin Piper, director of tourism. “Given the temporary reduction in airlift and pricing challenges for air access, the focus of the “Stay 3 [nights], Pay 2” promotion will be to attract visitors from Guadeloupe and Martinique via ferry.”
Paradise in Nevis
A seven-villa hideaway on Nevis’ west coast has been contracted by a number of operators including Elegant Resorts, Cox & Kings and Caribtours. The Balinese-inspired thatched beachfront villas have two, three and four bedrooms and a plunge pool. There’s a beach bar for the social crowd, and the services of a private chef when only dinner for two will do.
Glamping is now an option at Anegada Beach Club in the British Virgin Islands. The hotel complex has added seven luxury tents, each kitted out with a king canopy bed, a hammock for two on the deck and an ocean-view shower.
Diana Ross will perform at Atlantis, Paradise Island this New Year’s Eve. Kicking off at 10.30pm, guests can purchase tickets for the one-off performance in the Atlantis Imperial Ballroom from £178pp.
Fun in Tobago
Funway Holidays recently added Tobago for the first time, taking advantage of a new Manchester to Tobago route with Thomas Cook Airlines, which begins this month. Prices start from £1,069pp for seven nights’ all-inclusive at the three-star Turtle Beach by Rex Resorts including British Airways flights from Gatwick, based on a May 2016 departure.
All aboard for St Lucia
The 2016-17 winter season for P&O Cruises’ Britannia is now on sale, with St Lucia featured as a homeport for the first time. A 22-night transatlantic Caribbean cruise departs Southampton on October 21 and tours the Caribbean before ending in St Lucia. The first cruise out of St Lucia will depart on November 12, and itineraries will alternate between St Lucia and Barbados until March. It’s the first time the line has offered seven-night Caribbean cruises.