The new hotel brand Harlequin Hotels & Resorts has announced the launch of the Buccament Bay Resort, the first luxury resort on the island of St. Vincent. Located 90 miles west of Barbados, St. Vincent is an unspoiled tropical haven that provides visitors with an opportunity to explore an island less traveled, yet still gives its guests an authentic Caribbean experience. This all-inclusive, five-star resort delivers extraordinary service and offers a range of unique activities that cater to all interests.
The resort’s 95 villas are situated among the lush tropical gardens or directly on the pristine beach. They are configured as one-, two- and four-bedrooms, equipped with spacious living rooms and sophisticated décor. Plantation villas feature two master bedrooms furnished with king-size beds and two bedrooms with twin beds, a good option for vacationing with family or friends. All of the property’s villas have large wooden shutters that open directly onto a deck with a plunge pool.
“We are thrilled to announce the U.S. launch of Buccament Bay Resort, the first property under the Harlequin name,” said David Ames, founder and chairman of Harlequin Hotels & Resorts. “We have appointed a management team consisting of individuals with excellent reputations and proven track records for managing five star hotels worldwide and cannot wait to welcome U.S. visitors to the resort.”
The resort’s General Manager Mark Sawkins is well established in the hotel industry and has over 20 years of involvement in successful enterprises. Of the property, Sawkins said, “At Buccament Bay Resort, we fully understand Harlequin’s mission to deliver an unprecedented new level of supreme luxury at each resort. I truly believe that our property will redefine luxury in the Caribbean and deliver a world class destination experience that offers something for everyone.”
St. Vincent provides an idyllic beach settings for guests who prefer lounging and rejuvenation, as well as those who’d like exploration or developing an array of skills.
For water sports enthusiasts, Indigo Dive offers a wide range of PADI courses and dive excursions around St. Vincent. Guests can also enjoy three swimming pools with sun loungers, umbrellas and waiter service; snorkeling; kayaking; motorized water sports; glass bottom-boat tours; dolphin and whale watching; deep sea fishing; and catamaran and motor boat trips.
If guests prefer to hone a particular talent, the property features a one-of-a-kind resort Academy that offers experts soccer and tennis coaching, and includes the Pat Cash Academy and Liverpool Football Club Soccer School. Music lovers of all ages have the rare opportunity to be coached in voice, acting and movement by world-class professionals from Broadway and the West End. Private and group classes are available, where the syllabus is inspired by hit television shows and musicals, such as Glee and Mamma Mia!
For relaxation, The Spa at Buccament Bay Resort is an oasis of peace and tranquility and just steps from the beach. The Spa is the ideal escape from the stresses of everyday life to relax, and offers a selection of treatments with ESPA products. Cocoon-like treatment suites, as well as outdoor gazebo and beach treatment options provide guests with a haven of relaxation.
There is a collection of dining options from around the world. Safran offers fine Indian cuisine in a sophisticated and contemporary atmosphere. Ginger & Co. Sushi Bar is where guests can watch expert Sushi Chefs create authentic Japanese culinary delights for a light lunch or an afternoon snack by the pool. Surrounded by palm trees and bamboo, Bamboo is a chic restaurant that provides al fresco dining with popular Caribbean dishes and Italian stone baked pizzas. Overlooking the swimming pools and the tranquil Caribbean Sea, The Bay Beach Club offers casual all day dining. Favored by younger guests, HQ serves freshly-squeezes juices and smoothies as well as homemade croissants, pastries and gelato.
Nightly all-inclusive rates begin at approximately $1,365 (US) for two and include connecting airfare from nearby Barbados, airport transfers, meals, beverages and additional resort amenities and activities. For specific rates and inclusions, specials and packages and for the most updated information, visit www.buccamentbay.com.
About Buccament Bay Resort
As the first hotel to launch under the new hotel brand, Harlequin Hotels & Resorts, the 95-villa Buccament Bay Resort opened for the 2011-2012 season as the first luxury resort on the island of St. Vincent. Located in a lush, green valley on the southwest coast, just a 25-minute drive from both the existing and proposed airports, the resort is the ideal destination for couples seeking indulgence and relaxation, as well as families looking for their next action-packed vacation. Exclusive facilities at Buccament Bay include: the Pat Cash Tennis Academy; Liverpool Football Club Soccer School; The Harlequin Performing Arts Academy; The Spa with treatments by ESPA; Little Harlequins Kids Club; Indigo Dive for diving and water sports; plus a full range of bar and restaurant options. The calm waters of the bay and surrounding area at Buccament Bay are perfect for snorkeling, or a sunset cruise with almost-daily sightings of dolphin and fabulous marine life to be explored.
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