Elite Island Resorts welcomes the recent addition of Antigua’s historic Nelson’s Dockyard to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Elite, a leading Caribbean resort group, recognizes that discovering fascinating places, culture and history can be a major factor in planning a vacation, and is excited to announce that three of its destinations now feature World Heritage Sites.
“We want our guests to have an authentic Caribbean experience, and believe the UNESCO World Heritage sites are the perfect complement to our All-Inclusive resort vacations,” said Steven Heydt, President of Elite Island Resorts. “World Heritage sites offer guests the chance to immerse themselves in local history and culture, and then return to the welcoming warmth and hospitality of their resort, where they can relax and share stories of their enriching daytime activities.”
Following is a snapshot of the Elite Island beachfront resorts and the UNESCO World Heritage sites that guests may visit:
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
Guests staying at the St. James’s Club & Villas, The Verandah Resort & Spa, Pineapple Beach Club Antigua, and Galley Bay Resort & Spa will find history and adventure at Nelson’s Dockyard, located in picturesque English Harbour. The restored Nelson’s Dockyard, with its Georgian-style naval buildings, restaurants, and shops, is steeped in centuries of history, having originally served as an important British naval base in the 18th century. Today, the marina hosts popular sailing and yachting events and is a major tourist attraction. Visitors can explore its history at the Dockyard Museum, then enjoy a scenic drive up the hill to Shirley Heights for amazing views over the harbor.
Among St. Lucia’s stunning natural attractions waiting to be discovered by guests of the St. James’s Club Morgan Bay resort, are the magnificent Pitons—twin volcanic peaks located within a World Heritage site near the village of Soufrière. A UNESCO citation notes that the Pitons “predominate over the St. Lucian landscape, being visible from virtually every part of the island and providing a distinctive landmark for seafarers.” The lushly forested Pitons are a marvel to witness from the island’s many vantage points, and visitors can also arrange up-close experiences by land or boat.
The Club, Barbados Resort & Spa, an Adults-Only resort, is just a short drive away from historic Bridgetown and its Garrison, recognized as a World Heritage site. UNESCO describes the area as “an outstanding example of British colonial architecture consisting of a well-preserved old town built in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, which testifies to the spread of Great Britain’s Atlantic colonial empire.” A visit to Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, with its remarkable colonial buildings and Garrison, is an excellent way for visitors to immediately gain an appreciation of the island’s history and culture.
Elite Island Resorts’ attractive Instant Savings offers (www.eliteislandresorts.com/special-offers), available through August 31, 2016, make this the ideal time to book your vacation and discover the authentic Caribbean. Act quickly to take advantage of the following offers:
- St. James’s Club & Villas: Savings of up to 50%, with All-Inclusive rates starting at just $195 per person, per night
- The Verandah Resort & Spa: Savings of up to 50%, with All-Inclusive rates starting at just $183 per person, per night
- Pineapple Beach Club Antigua: Savings of over 65%, with All-Inclusive rates starting at just $165 per person, per night
- Galley Bay Resort & Spa: Savings of up to 40%, with All-Inclusive rates starting at just $282 per person, per night
- St. James’s Club Morgan Bay: Savings of up to 50%, with All-Inclusive rates starting at just $170 per person, per night
- The Club, Barbados Resort & Spa: Savings of up to 45%, with All-Inclusive rates starting at just $190 per person, per night