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Shark Attacks Cause Swimming Limitations and Bodes Trouble for Tourism in Egypt

November 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Shark attacks along the coastline of the Red Sea in the Sharm El-Sheikh resort in Egypt killed a European traveler and wounded several others over the past days. Three Russians and one Ukranian visitor were mauled by sharks, and a Russian woman lost her hand when it was bitten off. This unfortunate event has alerted the Egyptian government, and the latter has restricted its 30-mile Red Sea Coastline to the general public. 

Divers, particularly the inexperienced ones, were ushered into another major resort that was closest to Sharm. Dahab is just 50 miles north from the latter. The waters of Sharm, however, remained open for the more expert divers. A 2-mile portion was kept closed because this was where the previous attacks from sharks occurred. Visitors who wished to snorkel and swim at Sharm were allowed to, only in three areas namely a national park, some mangroves, and closed bays.

The Red Sea Coast is one of the world’s most popular diving areas, and Sharm el-Sheikh has a reputation for its first-class resort facilities. The weather is warm, and the place is filled with steep diving sites, as well as colorful coral reefs, and an observatory deck for viewing wild sharks. This is why the series of shark attacks alerted US researchers, who immediately made their way to investigate the event. Under normal circumstances, wild sharks rarely visit the area, so when the shark attacks occurred, authorities panicked as the accidents meant a huge impact on tourism in Egypt.

Caribbean Family Vacations: Hibiscus Beach Resort

November 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Dreaming of a relaxing getaway for the whole family? Skip the crowded theme parks and travel to the Caribbean. Caribbean vacations offer accommodations, activities and dining options both parents and kids will love.

One of our favorite family-friendly Caribbean hotels is Hibiscus Beach Resort, located on the beautiful Pelican Cove Beach in St. Croix Virgin Islands. This casual and relaxing atmosphere is a great oasis for adults and children. Parents will love spending their days relaxing on the white sand beach, taking hammock naps or swimming in the fresh water swimming pool. Adventurous adults can enjoy jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking or scuba diving. There are plenty of activities for the kids too. Children will love snorkeling and family-friendly island activities such as hiking, boating or fishing.

And don’t forget the delicious food. Caribbean family vacations are just as memorable for their food as they are for their paradise-like setting and fun activities. Hibiscus Beach Resort offers an on-site restaurant featuring contemporary cuisine that will satisfy adults and children alike.

If you think a Caribbean vacation is too expensive for a family of four, think again. Right now Hibiscus Beach Resort is offering a special deal, the fifth night free (five nights minimum stay required). Book your stay through Caribbean travel site DGL Caribbean Vacations today!

Luxurious Caribbean Resorts: Biras Creek Resort  

November 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Biras Creek Resort features first-class hospitality, outdoor activities and outstanding dining. Learn more about this hidden oasis and make it your next travel destination.

Caribbean hotels and resorts are among the best in the world. With plenty of flight options into the Caribbean, top-rate hospitality, adventurous outdoor activities and outstanding dining, it is no wonder why visitors from around the globe travel to the U.S. and British Virgin Islands to experience the ultimate in upscale retreats.

One of our favorite Caribbean resorts is Biras Creek Resort, only reachable by boat or helicopter. Located on the lush island of Virgin Gorda, Biras Creek Resort is a 31-suite paradise surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, the North Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. The Resort offers two different rates: an all-meals-included package which includes three daily meals and a room only rate.  Rates are based on double occupancy and include complementary bicycles and water sport equipment.

Visitors to this Caribbean oasis can enjoy the resort’s white sand beach and a variety of fun water activities such as swimming, sailing and snorkeling. Caribbean vacations to Biras Creek Resort can also include daily sails, scuba diving, sightseeing and shopping tours. In addition, the resort can arrange excursions to the famous Baths or other islands. Additional resort amenities include a state-of-the-art spa, laundry service, fitness area, and private dining rooms.

When it comes to dining, Biras Creek Resort offers a world-class restaurant and terrace bar located at the highest point on the resort, featuring an award-winning menu and a premium selection of wines. Overlooking the North Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, the Hilltop restaurant offers four-course Prix Fixe dinner menus with a selection of European and Caribbean dishes as well as vegetarian and gluten-free meals.  

Hailed as one of the “must-stay resorts” on OceanHomeMag.com and a finalist for Conde Nast Johansens 2010 “Most Excellent Resort in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific,” Biras Creek Resort is the place to stay in Virgin Gorda. To book your stay at Biras Creek Resort or one of the other Virgin Gorda resorts, please visit DGL Caribbean Vacations.

Caribbean Hotel Deals

November 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Escape winter and head for the Caribbean! If you’ve ever wondered what a Caribbean vacation is like in St. Croix or St. Thomas Virgin Islands, now is the time to find out. As the rest of the nation battles chilly temperatures, visitors to the Virgin Islands are met with warm sunny skies and white sand beaches.

Leading vacation travel site DGL Caribbean Vacations has teamed up with some of the most spectacular hotels and resorts in St. Croix and St. Thomas, offering travelers beachfront rooms at incredible prices. Here are just two of our favorite picks:

Best Western Carib Beach Resort: Located just a short walking distance from the beautiful Lindbergh Bay Beach in St. Thomas, this newly renovated resort features a large selection of garden and ocean view rooms with private balconies and luxurious amenities. Enjoy a casual meal at their waterfront restaurant Fajitas, or go across the bay to experience the amenities of the Emerald Beach Resort. Ideal for couples and families, this is a casual and affordable way to experience the best of the Caribbean. What’s more, children 12 and under stay for free when they stay in the same room as their parents or guardians and use existing bedding.

King Christian Hotel: Set in the historic town of Christiansted, St. Croix Virgin Islands, the King Christian Hotel is a quaint Caribbean-style hotel featuring 40 guestrooms and resort-like amenities including a pool, waterfront views, activity center, scuba diving and a car rental company on the property. Take a walk on the boardwalk for quick and easy access to a variety of shops, restaurants and activities.

There is never a better time to visit the Caribbean than now! To purchase a hotel package to St. Croix or St. Thomas Virgin Islands, please visit DGL Caribbean Vacations. You will also find great deals and packages for St. John Virgin Islands .