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El Fredos Meal 620x400.jpgSt. Kitts isn’t just about pretty white-sand beaches. This small Caribbean island nation also offers a surprising number and variety of quality eateries, from beach shacks to high-end restaurants.

Here are three food hotspots to check out, plus our recommendations for post-dinner drinks:

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A small, emerging destination in the Caribbean, St. Kitts still truly runs on island time. The moment you land on this breezy West Indies gem, you’ll want to adjust your pace and embrace the slow, peaceful way of life. To help you acclimate, here are five expected and unexpected places to truly unwind on St. Kitts:

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CaribbeanGetting to the major Caribbean islands is pretty easy these days, with the major airlines providing direct service from many U.S. cities, Canada, and even Europe. But what if you’ve set your sights on a smaller island? Or if you plan to island-hop between destinations in paradise? Inter-island ferry service is possible, but the logistics of arranging it can be tricky. Flying is often a better choice, especially when time is a factor. Luckily, there are at least a dozen regional Caribbean airlines servicing the most remote islands. Some even have flights departing from the U.S. and Canada, sometimes at a cheaper price and with fewer connections than on the big commercial carriers. Use our mini guide to make navigating the islands fun, cheap, and, best of all, easy.

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Caribbean BeachWe’ve got something to lift your spirits today: As we move into spring break season, resorts throughout the Caribbean and eastern Mexico are likely to be either booked solid, or selling at a premium. Come April and early May, however, we’ll start to see those prices go down. For an early spring getaway, plan on kicking back on a remote island in South Carolina, St. Croix, or enjoying a stay at one of New Orleans’ most historic hotels. Read more

boat being built by hand with petite martinique in backgroundThink you’ve seen everything the Caribbean has to offer? Thankfully, 2014 is shaping up to be an exciting (and change-filled) year for this blockbuster destination. We already told you about what’s new in Nassau. Here’s more of what’s on the horizon… Read more

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The approach of Thanksgiving usually means readying yourself for the shopping frenzy that comes immediately after. Luckily, with these Cyber Monday hotel deals, you don’t have to brave the cold and the lines and can snap up a bargain, and mentally transport yourself to a sunny beachfront hotel (or the snowy ski slopes, if you prefer), from the comfort of your own home.

For all offers, conditions and blackout dates may apply; read the fine print. Read more

WillemstadLast weekend, Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow on Groundhog Day, signaling an early spring. Though this weekend’s northeast blizzard may have hinted towards six more weeks of winter instead, we choose to believe Phil. This week’s warm weather destinations will help you get an early start on spring, so you can enjoy the sunshine, whether Phil was right or wrong. Read more

You’ve heard Black Friday horror stories: the fist-fights, the pepper-spraying, the lines outside of Best Buy at two in the morning. If a sleepless night or black eye isn’t the way you like to get your shopping done, consider Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving devoted to thousands of online shopping deals. Over the past few years, hotels have caught on to the Cyber Monday trend and started promoting their own flash sales. The steep discounts below are only offered when booked on Monday, November 26, so pick your favorite destination, bookmark this post, and mark your calendars.

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Exterior of The Grand Del MarRomance is revving up all over the place during the month of February, from sun-kissed beaches to sophisticated big cities. Here are 25 deals and packages – from Fort Lauderdale to Fiji, Maine to Madrid, and St. Kitts to Sedona – that you can still book to make this Valentine’s Day the most memorable ever:

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The Grand Del Mar: Unplug and relax with the “Disconnect Package” at the luxurious The Grand Del Mar near San Diego (shown above at left) and you’ll get one night’s accommodations (with the room TV unplugged and upgrade upon booking if available), berry-infused champagne cocktail upon arrival, choice of a 60-minute couples massage, or a 2-hour horseback ride for two, breakfast in bed for two, and late checkout, from $795/night. Read more

CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa AnguillaIf you’re thinking of heading to the Caribbean for a romantic, week-long winter getaway, here’s an idea: Instead of spending all seven nights on one island, why not split your time between two? Island hopping is easier in some destinations than others, so here’s a roundup of five two-island options that are not only easy to combine logistically, but also feature varied landscapes and ambience. Note: Caribbean resorts do command premium rates until mid-April or so, but if you check deal-finder sites, including ShermansTravel.com’s nifty price-comparison tool, you may be able to score some last-minute price breaks. Or, if you want to see multiple islands, you can always take a cruise. Check back next week for details on my favorite ships and itineraries. Read more

Relax on the sun-soaked beaches of St. Kitts this winter with the Sand Dollar package from the St. Kitts Marriott which offers guests booking four nights a starting nightly rate of $164, with the fourth night free! Additionally, guests will receive daily breakfast for two. The upscale resort is set on four miles of pristine beach, and showcases three free form pools and a full-service spa, making it a perfect place to getaway and relax. Those looking for a little more adventure can try their luck at the 35,000-square-foot Royal Beach Casino, or play a round on the Royal St. Kitts Golf Course. This deal is valid through December.

THE VALUE: Receive your fourth night free, plus breakfast for two, a $21 daily value!

THE CATCH: A four-night stay is required.

THE DETAILS: To book the Sand Dollar package, visit www.stkittsmarrriott.com and use promo code S29.

WE’VE GOT MORE: Use our Travel Search price comparison tool to find low rates on flights to St. Kitts.

Check out our St. Kitts Travel Guide to help plan your trip.

Not feeling the love this Valentine’s Day? Think again: this year everyone is getting some affection from the St. Kitts Marriott. Book a vacation on Valentine’s Day and receive a 40 percent discount off rack rates that brings starting prices to $98 per night and includes a free room upgrade! The AAA four-diamond resort sits on the southeastern Atlantic side of the island, over an outstretched pink sand beach. The 320-room resort includes an on-site casino, the 18-hole Royal St. Kitts Golf Course, and the full-service Emerald Mist Spa, ensuring that everyone’s top vacation amenities are only steps away!

THE VALUE: With regular rates starting at $163, this discount saves $65 per night!

THE CATCH: Blackout dates apply.

THE DETAILS: Travel is valid through December 21, 2011 but must be booked online at www.stkittsmarriott.com, using promo-code BAR.

WE’VE GOT MORE: Use our Travel Search price comparison tool to find low rates on flights to St. Kitts.

Check out our list of Top 10 Caribbean Islands where St. Kitts ranks number seven!

THE LUXURY Azamara Club Cruises (formerly Azamara) provides destination-focused itineraries with lengthier port visits. On November 29, the Azamara Journey will sail the Caribbean on a 12-night cruise from Miami that includes visits to French-fl avored St. Martin and St. Barts, verdant St. Kitts, beach-centric Antigua, and prime ports in the British and U.S. Virgin Islands. During four days at sea, programs will provide insight into the region, while culinary demonstrations will showcase local cuisine.

THE VALUE Prices have been reduced 50 percent to $1,999 a person for inside cabins, including gratuities and a $1,000 ship credit. Mention the magazine when booking an oceanview cabin or a berth of higher value and receive an additional $150 for onboard spending. This exclusive offer expires October 31.

THE CATCH An oceanview cabin is priced $600 higher than an interior cabin.

THE DETAILS 877/999-9553 (price codePRSH01); azamaraclubcruises.com

From the fall issue of Smart Luxury Travel magazine, by ShermansTravel.com.

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