Harlequin Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce that the luxury, all-inclusive Buccament Bay Resort in St Vincent & The Grenadines has been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for 2013!
The award honours select accommodations, attractions, and restaurants that consistently demonstrate a commitment to hospitality excellence, and it arrives as the award-winning Caribbean hotel approaches a staggering 250 5 star reviews on the website!
TripAdvisor is regarded as the go-to source for hotel, restaurant and attraction reviews, and the prestigious accolade is only awarded to the top ten percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor worldwide who consistently receive excellent reviews.
This award comes in the same month that Buccament Bay Resort in St Vincent & The Grenadines was nominated for three World Travel Awards.
The lush mountains and vibrant rainforest that cradle Buccament Bay Resort are an inviting sample of the many beautiful things to discover in St Vincent & The Grenadines. One of these beautiful things is the stunning Dark View Falls, which is one of the many excursions available to guests who stay at our award-winning luxury resort.
Dark View Falls is situated in the northwest of St Vincent, at the southern foot of La Soufrière volcano. Set amidst a stunning bamboo forest, two majestic waterfalls cascade over lava rock in step formation with elevations of up to 300ft. The lower falls are reached by a bamboo bridge that spans the river followed by a short trail through a shady grove to where visitors can cool off in the refreshing shower of the falls. The steeper trail climbs to the higher falls where there is a large pool for swimming. Guests at Buccament Bay Resort can book an excursion to Dark View Falls at reception.
Read what TravelSpinner have to say about Buccament Bay Resort in their latest blog: Just Back from… St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Harlequin Hotels & Resorts is extremely proud to announce that the luxury, all-inclusive Buccament Bay Resort has been nominated for THREE World Travel Awards this year, including “Caribbean’s Leading Resort”!
The winner is determined by votes from the public and the travel industry, and voting closes 12th July 2013, so please support the resort by voting via the links below.
Buccament Bay Resort has been nominated in the following categories:
- Caribbean’s Leading Hotel – CLICK HERE TO VOTE
- St Vincent & The Grenadines’ Leading Resort – CLICK HERE TO VOTE
- St Vincent & The Grenadines’ Leading Spa Resort – CLICK HERE TO VOTE
In 2012, Buccament Bay Resort won two awards, including “Caribbean’s Leading New Resort”, and was later nominated for the prestigious “World’s Leading Resort” as a result.
The WTA awards programme was launched in 1993 and is hailed as ‘the Oscars of the travel industry’ by the global media. The awards acknowledge and recognises excellence in the world travel and tourism industry and is regarded as the very highest achievement that a travel product could hope to receive.
Find out more about the World Travel Awards by clicking here.
In addition to winning “Caribbean’s Leading New Hotel” for 2012, where Buccament Bay Resort beat the likes of Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro (Dominican Republic) and The Hotel Chocolat (St Lucia), the resort also won “St Vincent & The Grenadines’ Leading Spa Resort” over competitors like Palm Island Resort, Petit St Vincent Resort and Young Island Resort.
Here are the full details of each award:
Winner: Buccament Bay Resort
Winner: Buccament Bay Resort
|Cofresi Palm Resort, Dominican Republic||Canouan Resort|
|Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro, Dominican Republic||Palm Island Resort|
|The Hotel Chocolat, St Lucia||Petit St. Vincent Resort|
|The Magdalena Grand Beach Resort, Tobago||The Cotton House|
|Young Island Resort|
Boots are offering the chance for one lucky person to win a 7 night stay at the award-winning Buccament Bay Resort!
The prize includes return flights from London Gatwick and 7 nights’ stay at our luxurious Caribbean, all-inclusive resort in St Vincent & The Grenadines. Entries must be received by midnight on 19th June 2013.
For the chance to win this amazing holiday, please click here: Win a 7 night trip to paradise at Buccament Bay Resort
About Buccament Bay Resort:
Buccament Bay Resort is a luxury, all-inclusive hotel on the beautiful island of St Vincent: the pearl crowning 32 islands and cays called the “Jewels of the Caribbean”.
Cradled by lush mountains and vibrant rainforest – an inviting sample of the many riches on offer from this unspoilt treasure – the resort boasts stunning features, like a white sandy beach meeting the clear, warm turquoise sea, and stylish accommodations that typify the Harlequin Hotels & Resorts standards.
A unique range of top class activities and facilities – many associated with famous brands – leave guests spoilt for choice, whilst warm, considerate staff deliver a truly Caribbean 5 star experience in a charming, village-style setting.
Whether you seek relaxation or stimulation, discover Buccament Bay Resort.
Lifestyle retreat specialists Life is for Living are taking up residency at Buccament Bay Resort to offer an alternative all-inclusive package, “Healthy Lifestyle”, which will run alongside the resort’s usual package for several weeks in 2013.
The “Healthy Lifestyle” package offers a complete, bespoke, indulgent wellness programme that is ideal if you want to:
- Create your own health & wellness holiday for your needs
- Enhance your healthy lifestyle with an indulgent escape
- Kick-start a new, healthier lifestyle
Escape the repetitive gym routine to a luxury fitness boot camp located in Caribbean paradise. Set amongst a lush tropical backdrop with true Caribbean 5 star luxury, you can create your own indulgent wellness package at the award winning Buccament Bay Resort. The Life is for Living package gives you the freedom to personalise your fitness escape and allows you to do as much or as little as you wish. Combined with our Liverpool FC International Soccer Academy, Pat Cash Tennis Club, Cricket Academy and our partners Indigo Dive & Watersports, you can experience a complete health and fitness retreat. However, if you prefer to take things a little slower and relaxation is more your thing, there is always The Spa with Products & Treatments by ESPA. Whether you seek a dedicated regime, a relaxing wellness retreat or something in between, Buccament Bay Resort’s “Healthy Lifestyle” package by Life is for Living is for you.
Jo, one of the owners of Life is for Living, took a break from her busy schedule to answer a few questions about her company and what the “Healthy Lifestyle” package will provide.
1. How long have you been fitness experts and what is your background?
My husband, Luke, played soccer for Wolves and sprinted to a high standard before studying Sports Science at Loughborough University. Immediately after graduating he set up his own personal training company. After building up a strong following, he opened his own studio where his 200 clients were looked after by 12 trainers.
He then joined forces with me after I studied Sports Psychology and nutrition at City University, and together we set up a lifestyle company.
For the last 12 years, Life is for Living has created bespoke retreats (offering fitness, health, nutrition and well-being) and prepared actors and celebrities for film and television roles. It has taken us all around the world, from Sardinia, Marbella, South of France to St Lucia, Mauritius and many more beautiful destinations. Next stop: the beautiful Buccament Bay Resort in St Vincent & The Grenadines!
2. What makes Life Is For Living different from other retreats?
We offer more than just a one dimensional approach. We are retreat specialists and we address every aspect of a client’s lifestyle, giving successful results time after time.
Our retreats offer a whole body approach to health, fitness, well being and spa treatments. We have achieved successful results with our clients by creating a cutting edge, bespoke service, which not only addresses client’s fitness and healthy eating issues, but helps other important problems, like sleep deprivation, stress, energy, addiction, rehabilitation, etc., which allows us to fast track their results.
Because we have a strong team, we are able to transport our retreat to wherever our clients want to be based and still deliver the quality of service and results that is expected.
3. Tell us more about the Bio Signature and what it can help you achieve.
We believe that having your own personal supplement protocol is the fastest way of reducing body fat.
Recently, we designed a retreat for a client at our Surrey HQ. His history showed that he was fit and trained regularly 3 times a week, and his food intake wasn’t too bad, but he couldn’t understand why he had a resistant band of excess weight around his waist.
Our Lifestyle and Well Being Assessment highlighted high levels of stress. Stress causes the body to produce a hormone called Cortisol – this stimulates the production of insulin, which in turn results in the storage of fat around the waist.
By implementing a bespoke supplement protocol, we were able to reduce his waist by 2″ in less than 2 weeks.
As mentioned in the previous answer, by addressing sleep, stress, addiction and many other issues, we are able to achieve much faster results.
4. How do you tailor the retreat to each individual?
It is all in the analysis!
Every client goes through a thorough fitness, well being and lifestyle assessment in order to provide us with the necessary information that allows us to be able to design their programme.
5. What long-term goals do you hope people will achieve after taking part in the “Healthy Lifestyle” retreat at Buccament Bay Resort?
That’s a really good question!
Our retreats have been designed to actually show clients how they can achieve maximum results, but there is no point in designing a healthy eating plan without being able to prepare the dishes themselves. That is why every retreat has food presentation workshops within them!
The retreats are very informative so that clients understand why they are following a certain fitness regime or supplement protocol.
Our protocols and goals are always natural and achievable. It’s a healthy approach to life and not a quick fix!
But most importantly we offer a follow-up service. This allows us to continue to monitor progress, reassess, reassure, measure and motivate. Clients will have a support system if they require it.
6. What do you hope guests will take away from their experience?
A variety of things…
1. They will identify Life is for Living at Buccament Bay Resort as one of the top fitness resorts.
2. Some clients will kick start their training regime.
3. Others will have their lives changed forever.
4. Or clients can continue with their healthy lifestyle whilst on a luxury holiday!
5. If clients change one aspect of their lifestyle, we have succeeded.
6. They will leave the resort feeling fantastic.
7.They will want to come back!