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JT2 SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2001 v A . - - , - - - i.- - - 1 Soft, warm breezes, cool, blue water and relaxation by the beach are just some each year to the Caribbean, making it the cruise capital of the world. Caribbean capital of Is it the clear, blue water? The sun-drenched beaches? Or perhaps it's the laid-back lifestyle? How about all of the above. Over the past few years, Cruises around the Caribbean have become increasingly popular. The two million or so passengers each year make the Caribbean the cruise capital of the world. " Many travelers find a cruise is a convenient, pleasurable and affordable way to sample islands they may want to return to later. Cruises are still one of the best travel bargains around, with a number of agencies selling off last-minute packages often at large discounts. Unpack your bags just once and let someone else do the e St Yincent sparkles in the St. Vincent shines like a jew- el in the sparkling, blue CarirA , bean waters. And while St. . : jf Vincent is one of the Carib- bean's lesser known destina-.tions,Ts also one of the areas " most beautiful. Z St Vincent Is divided into two Z distinct coastal islands: Winds' ward (east) and Leeward (west). Z The Leeward is endowed with a Z. series of spectacular slopes and Z valleys running down into tran- quil waters and beaches such Z as Ottley Hall, Mount Wynne 11 and Kearton's Bay. One of the valleys, Buccament, also boasts Z a casino and a nature trail. The 2 trail is Ideal for picnics and for a sight of the elusive St Vincent Z parrot The drive up the mean-Si dering Leeward highway takes Z you through the villages of - Layou and Barrouallie to Cha- teaubelalr and Richmond, where Z the road ends with the sea on Z your left and mountains with " the Soufriere Volcano In sight Kids rule and parents relax at Beaches Turks St Caicos - Whether it's walking the plank, digging for buried treasure or sailing the seven seas, Pirates Island at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort and Spa will give your kids the swashbuckling adventure of a lifetime. Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort and Spa's Pirates Island, a $4 mil-Bon state-of-the-art kid center and Water park, is modeled after the classic tale of Robinson Crusoe. . The center is complete with an enormous wooden ship and wood-beamed building at the heart of the complex. Pirates Island is surrounded by its very own moat a fabulous water slide and a fresh-, . Water swimming pool. E Pirates Island keeps kids captivated with unbelievable kids-only attractions. Imaginations soar as Kids go back in time to the rock and rolling '50s at Bobby D's diner, serving up kids' favorites ; Gke burgers and milk shakes. Or,-Kids can doggie paddle on over to ' the swim-up pool bar for a tantalizing, tropical, non-alcoholic drink. The Rainforest game room , brings the tropics indoors with gigantic trees and life-size mushrooms. Kids on the go can grab a bite at the snack bar and then bead out for a hard day on the ." later slide. Or, cool off at the Ultimate in video arcades. Kids can get tee'd off at the is cruise the world driving. Cruises generally sail from Miami, Tampa or other Florida or Texan ports, while others will go from Caribbean-based homeports such as Montego Bay, Santo Domingo or San Juan. Well known cruise lines including Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Holland America Line have Southern, Western and Eastern Caribbean itineraries. Favorite ports-of-call for larger ships are Aruba, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Tortola, Dominica, St. Lucia, San Juan, Santo Domingo, St. Kitts, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, St. Maarten, Barbados, Martinique, Guadeloupe and Trinidad, Many of these ports offer visitors great duty-free shopping. At the northwestern tip of the : island are the breathtaking Falls of Baleine, only accessible by boat but an experience not to be missed. Fresh mountain water plunges 60 feet into a natural pool, before running down towards the sea. Standing be- . neath the Falls is pure exhilaration. A long way to go for a shower, but well worth it The Windward coast is equally rewarding but very different from the Leeward side. Here you will be immediately aware of the contrast by the roaring sounds of the Atlantic waves, which rush unceasingly onto rugged cliffs and beaches formed by volcanic lava. Amidst all of this is the refreshing smell of the sea brought In by the trade winds, which constantly fan the shoreline. The Windward Highway heads northwards along the coast through some of St. Vincent's most fertile agricultural . lands, to Georgetown, once the miniature golf course or spend the day on the deck' aboard ship with a bird's eye view of the spectacular shore and any other pirate's ships lurking about Teenagers rock the boat nightly as Pirates Island converts to the hippest teen-only disco in the Caribbean with the hottest music and the coolest atmosphere around. When dancing up a sweat gives teens the midnight munch-ies, an adjacent snack bar serves up burgers and fries. "Parents want to take the entire family on vacation, and at Beaches Resorts, we're dedicated ' to providing the 'time-of-your-life' all-inclusive vacation to kids of all ages," noted Gordon "Butch-Stewart, chairman of Beaches and Sandals Resorts. "That means we pay attention to cur youngest guests, because when they're happy, Mom and Dad are too. Parents can take advantage of our special amenities like ultra nanny services, day care facilities and well-supervised Pirates Island kid center, so that they can relax and Advertising content produced by the f Specialty Publications I (fcparfrmnt For more information, ' call Jim Williams at J (602) 444-4874 or e-mail him at f jmwilliamspni.com. reasons why two million passengers travel Generally, the larger the ship, the more on-board activities are offered. Non-stop entertainment is provided for those who want it, including ballroom dance and cooking classes, discos, films, fitness activities, revues and, of course, endless buffets and snacks. Some cruise ships often feature famous name entertainers. Smaller ships offer a more yacht-like cruising atmosphere. Windstar Cruises offer glimpses of the Caribbean, sailing places where larger ships cannot pass; slipping in and out of small harbors like Bequia, St. John, St. Barts, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke without disturbing the balance of local life.. Windjammer Barefoot Cruises continue to be popular with those looking for a smaller boat and a good time. For more information on cruises and Caribbean destinations, contact your travel agent. Caribbean center for sugar production and still the source of llncentian rum. North of Georgetown, a four-wheel drive vehicle is advisable for crossing Rabacca Dry River onto the Orange Hill Estate. Once a major coconut plantation of more than 3,000 acres, it Is now being resettled by small farmers under a gov-. v emment rural project Once across the Dry River, you can continue north to Sandy Bay, Owia and Fancy, the northernmost settlement in St Vincent Stop off at the Owia Salt Ponds, a popular site with a good view of St Lucia 20 miles to the northwest. Heading inland from the Dry River is a trail climbing through the rain forest to the crater of La Soufriere, St Vincent's volcano. It is an arduous hike, best started early in the morning, but the view into the crater Is ample reward. For more information, contact your local travel professional. enjoy their vacation as well. Our nannies become so popular with the children they care for that many of them exchange letters year-round," Stewart added. The Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort and Spa brings the ele- -gance of Paris to the Caribbean with the Introduction of Its French Village, featuring deluxe rooms, Parisian-style decor, separate check-in services, Jacuzzi and a 4,000 square foot freshwater swimming pool. French Village also boasts three eateries an authentic French Bistro, an Italian restaurant and a cafe with al fresco dining and an open-air garden courtyard. Beaches Resorts is part of the Sandals chain of ultra all-inclusive resorts welcoming singles, couples, families and friends. Beaches offers locations in Negrll, Jamaica and the other In Provi-denciales, Turks & Caicos. For more Information about Beaches Resorts, call 1-800-BEACHES or visit the Web site at -www.beaches.com. 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