Award-winning Elite Island Resorts rolls out the red carpet for families this summer in Antigua at two upscale family-friendly, all-inclusive, oceanfront Caribbean resorts.


At St. James’s Club & Villas and The Verandah Resort & Spa, kids under 12 stay, play and eat free while their parents enjoy the Instant Savings promotion of 15 percent on stays between May and June, 2008, and 20 percent savings July through August 15, 2008. Both Caribbean resorts cater to families with spacious guest accommodations and extensive, dedicated complimentary kids club programs and multi-generational activities so parents and kids can have fun together.

The Stay and Dine Free summer special allows one child to stay and dine free per adult when sharing the same accommodations, with a maximum of two adults and two children per room. Percent savings are applied toward the resorts’ summer 2008 all inclusive rack rates based on double occupancy which start at $495 for The Verandah and $520 for St. James’s Club, which includes all food, beverages, room accommodations, activities, non motorized water sports, taxes and gratuities.

“Families need to recharge and renew their bonds away from life’s pressures. We encourage parents to share quality experiences with their children during summer vacation. At our Antigua resorts the kid’s programs are the perfect place for children to have fun, make new friends and stimulate their imaginations, while parents reconnect with their family and find private time as well,” said Steven E. Heydt, Elite Island Resorts president.

The Verandah Resort & Spa is an eco-friendly luxury retreat with two beaches and a cove protected bay - ideal for swimming and water sports. Its 700-square foot suites comfortably sleep four; larger families can book a second adjacent suite at a 50 percent savings.

St. James’s Club & Villas is tucked away on a secluded 100-acre peninsula, and exudes a casual, club-like ambience. Families enjoy the resort’s two white-sand beaches and a full array of non-motorized water sports.

Starting June 12, 2008, Delta Airlines will add Thursday and Sunday non- stop service from New York’s JFK International Airport to Antigua, making the resorts easier than ever to reach.

For information and reservations, call 800-345-0356, or visit


Source: Elite Island Resorts