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Island Outpost Chic Shacks

PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:40 am
by KarenS
In a recent press release: "Jamaica (April 27, 2006) Island Outpost, whose chic intimate properties provide relaxation and rejuvenation for guests in secluded, lush surroundings, is now enhancing the experience even more with new Chic Shack packages at three of its popular retreats in Jamaica. Starting at $1,695, discerning travelers can book a Chic Shack package at Goldeneye, Jake's or Strawberry Hill, which were recently honored by Elle (UK) Magazine's First Annual Chic Shack Awards this April. Jake's was honored as the overall #1 'chic shack.' These new Chic Shack packages, which run through December 15, 2006, embrace the new face of an island getaway simplistic, small and stylish, ensuring relaxation and romance in beautiful remote locations.

Designed to provide guests with options for utter relaxation or fun-filled adventures their choice Island Outpost's Chic Shack packages take the hassle out of planning getaways, ensuring a laid-back experience from the start. Packages include five nights of accommodations and extras outlined below:

Jake's Treasure Beach Hotel, Treasure Beach, Jamaica :

Jake's Treasure Beach, a 29-room bohemian resort set on six acres of land in Treasure Beach, is a hotspot for hip guests and locals alike. Dramatic cottages commune with the garden, sea and sky, near a secluded fishing village. Moroccan domes and arches bloom. Decks skim the waves. Shells, beads and colored glass glitter brightly from walls.

Jake's Chic Shack package provides an opportunity for guests to stay in one of the resort's original 24 "chic shacks," as voted by Vogue magazine, includes a trip to the legendary Pelican Bar (dubbed the coolest bar in the Caribbean for those in the know), round-trip airport transfers and a sunset dinner at the famed Lovers Leap. Jake's Chic Shack package also includes two therapeutic steam 'sessions' and massages with local Rastafari legend Shirley. Rates for this five-night package start at $1,695 based on double occupancy.

Goldeneye, Oracabessa, Jamaica :

The birthplace of James Bond, this 15-acre seaside hideaway was home to author Ian Fleming as he wrote his 13 most famous spy novels. Fleming's retreat is now a boutique resort laced with beaches, tropical forests and secluded nooks, a lush setting which found its way into many 007 adventures. Four intimate villas on the sea, one overlooking a cove, attract celebrities and other lovers of natural beauty.

Goldeneye's Chic Shack package lets guests choose between skimming the coastline on a complimentary Jet Ski Safari or enjoying a tour of Firefly, the former home of British playwright Sir Noel Coward. Rates for this five-night package start at $3,750 based on double occupancy.

Strawberry Hill Living, Irish Town, Jamaica:

Set on a former coffee estate, steps from the neighborhoods that inspired Bob Marley's soulful lyrics, Strawberry Hill boasts sweeping views of Jamaica's Blue Mountains and the Caribbean Sea, all bathed in lush mountain mists. Twelve airy cottages cluster beside the Caribbean's only Aveda Concept Spa, located at the property. Wood-shingled and gracious, the architecture reflects the original nineteenth-century buildings that once stood here with cooling louvers, ceiling fans, fretwork and gables.

Strawberry Hill's Chic Shack package serves as an introduction to the resort's Elemental approach, beginning with a signature Aveda Elemental Nature Questionnaire. This allows therapists to create personalized treatments and self-care rituals based on each guest's elemental sign, bringing them back into balance with a stress relieving treatment. The Elemental approach carries through guests' stay here, as the property suggests dining options and activities in order to maintain this key balance throughout guests' stay. Starting at $3,775 for five nights based on double occupancy, Strawberry Hill Living's Chick Shack package includes three guided hikes and the choice of a tour of St. Mark's chapel, Craighton Coffee Plantation, the Gordon Town Trail or a beach day with a picnic at the famous Lime Key beach.

About Island Outpost:

Owned by entertainment industry icon Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records and Palm Pictures, Island Outpost properties are known for their interesting character and stunning surroundings. Each offers travelers a feeling reminiscent of staying at a friend's home. The group includes Goldeneye, Strawberry Hill Living, Jake's Treasure Beach Hotel, and The Caves in Jamaica, Pink Sands in The Bahamas and an exclusive selection of villas."

Anyone been to any of these places?