JAMAICA – September 9, 2005 – Island Outpost, the collection of hip hideaways in Jamaica and The Bahamas, announces its new “Island Money” incentive, as part of the launch of the new agent section of its web site at Islandoutpost.com.
Agents that book a three-night stay or more for travel through December 15, 2005 will receive an extra cash commission as follows:
Jake’s – $50 cash bonus per booking
The Caves – $75 bonus per booking
Strawberry Hill – $75 bonus per booking
GoldenEye – $100 bonus per booking
Travel must be completed by December 15, 2005. Valid on three night stays or more. Agents must have valid IATA card to qualify for cash incentive. Agents must sign up for the Travel Agent email list to start earning their Island Money.
With the launch of the Travel Professional section at Islandoutpost.com, agents will find all information, brochures, specials, news and selling tools necessary for the Island Outpost properties. Online bookings are also accepted and are commissionable at 10 percent. All bonuses are in USD.
Set on a former coffee estate, Strawberry Hill offers sweeping views of Jamaica’s Blue Mountains and the Caribbean Sea, all bathed in the lush mountain mists. Twelve airy cottages, cluster beside the Caribbean’s only Aveda Concept Spa, located at the resort. Wood-shingled and gracious, the architecture reflects the original nineteenth-century buildings that once stood here with cooling louvers, ceiling fans, fretwork and gables. Hammocks and rockers stand on the verandahs. Hardwood floors and mahogany furniture – handcrafted on the premises – complete the genteel ambiance.
Guests and locals mingle cheerfully at Jake’s, a 29-room bohemian resort, set on six acres of land. Dramatic cottages commune with the garden, sea and sky, near a secluded fishing village. The bohemian atmosphere comes as no surprise: Jake’s is run by the Henzell family, also responsible for Jimmy Cliff’s The Harder They Come, the hippest Caribbean film of all time. Moroccan domes and arches bloom. Decks skim the waves. Shells, beads and colored glass glitter brightly from walls. As travel writing legend Tim Cahill pointed out in Islands magazine, just about everything is funky.
Be shaken – not stirred – by the splendor of James Bond’s birthplace. Today, Fleming’s retreat is a boutique resort laced with beaches, tropical forest, caves and secluded nooks. Dashing 007 originated at this 15-acre seaside hideaway, which blossomed around the home of Ian Fleming, who wrote 13 spy
novels here. The author delighted in the landscape’s richness and praised “the blazing sunshine, natural beauty and the most healthy life I could live.” Today, Fleming’s retreat is a boutique resort laced with beaches, tropical forest, caves and secluded nooks. Intimate and informal, this idyll – four villas on a sea bluff, one overlooking a cove – attracts celebrities and other lovers of luxury.
At the Caves, the volcanic cliff is honeycombed with grottoes: one strewn with flowers and candlelit for intimate dining, another harboring a bubbling hot tub, some are just portals into the crystal-clear sea below, populated by dolphins, parrot fish and sea turtles. Small wonder The Caves was named the best hotel in the Caribbean by Trip Advisor, a leading travel search
site. The exclusive magazine Robb Report also celebrated this resort among the “World’s 10 Great Escapes” in March 2004: “Outside, turquoise water laps languidly against rocky cliffs, recalling the Caribbean before high tech hotels vanquished the landscape and personal watercraft disturbed the calm.”
This beachfront estate of 25 cottages stands beside its namesake, the glamorous and legendary three-mile strip of pink sands. The cottages may have a hot designer – and even hotter celebrity guest list – but this resort is all about the privacy. Celebs are said to flock here, but the management is hush and this retreat maintains its relaxed air, far from the paparazzi
and maddening crowds. Smaller rooms boast Art-Deco flourishes, while larger ones turn to Indonesia for inspiration. This beachfront estate stands beside its namesake, the glamorous and legendary three-mile strip of pink sands.
Pink Sands isn’t the place to stargaze. Rather it’s a chance to enter the constellation and shine.
From mountains’ majesty to tropical tranquility, Island Outpost’s new villas delight guests seeking a private holiday haven. Superbly appointed, each echoes the local culture. The collection includes the Ian Fleming Villa in Oracabessa, Jamaica; Bolt House in Oracabessa, Jamaica and Cuckoo’s Nest in Provo, Utah.
Owned and managed by Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records and Palm Pictures, Island Outpost properties are known for their interesting character and stunning surroundings and offer clients a feeling reminiscent of staying at a friend’s home. The group includes GoldenEye, Strawberry Hill, Jake’s, and The Caves in Jamaica and Pink Sands in The Bahamas.
For more information or to make bookings, call 1-800-OUTPOST or visit www.islandoupost.com, 00 800-688 76781 in the UK.
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