SAINT LUCIA (March 7, 2013) – The newly renamed Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival welcomes legends and modern megastars to celebrate the fusion of music and artistic culture beginning April 30 to May 12, 2013. Performances from headliners R. Kelly, The Jacksons, OJays and Tito Puente Jr., will take place during the 13-day festival staged at venues like Pointe Seraphine and the iconic Pigeon Island National Landmark. Several hotels and resorts on island are offering value-added packages and savings, with discounts of up to 30 percent off room rates, for travelers attending the festival.  

“The festival has consistently brought in some of the biggest names in music for over two decades. This year is no exception with several additional artistic elements being added to enrich the overall cultural experience as well as attractive rates from a variety of Saint Lucia’s hotels and resorts,” says Louis Lewis, Director of Tourism.

From all-inclusive resorts to intimate, luxury hotels, Saint Lucia offers an array of accommodations for travelers of all ages, many of which offer breakfast, spa services and more. This year, Jazz and Arts Festival packages from participating properties in both the north and south of Saint Lucia include:

Properties located in the North:

Alize Inn (Mongiraud, Gros-Islet)

“2013 Jazz”

  • Room rates priced at $57 – $95 per room, per night with a minimum three night stay
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Free one-way transfer to Pigeon Island
  • For more information, visit www.alize-inn.info

Apartment Espoir (Castries)

 “Jazz Away”

  • 10 percent off any available room rates for a stay of seven days or more throughout the month of May
  • Rates begin at $88 per night, per couple
  • For more information, visit http://www.apartmentespoir.com/

Blue Eden (Rodney Bay, Gros- Islet)

“2013 Jazz”

  • Room rates are $199 per night, per room.  Rates are inclusive of taxes
  • For more information, visit www.stayinstlucia.co.uk

Cleopatra Villas (Rodney Bay, Gros- Islet)

“2013 Jazz”

  • Room rates are $225 per room, per night.  Rates are inclusive of taxes
  • For more information, visit www.villasinstlucia.com

Discovery at Marigot Bay Hotel (Marigot Bay)

“Enjoy Jazz on The Bay and still Jazz it up at Pigeon Island”

  • Accommodations for two in a luxurious bay view suite
  • Daily full breakfast buffet
  • 20 percent off all spa treatments
  • 10 percent off dinner fine-dining Boudreau
  • Available to book through May 1 for travel from April 25 through May 20, 2013
  • Rates begin at $199 per night
  • Promotion Code: JAZZ
  • For more information, visit www.discoverystlucia.com

Habitat Terrace Hotel (Bonne Terre)

“2013 Jazz”

  • Room rates are $130 per room, per night. Rates are inclusive of taxes
  • Daily breakfast
  • Shuttle to Jazz Venues, Rodney Bay village and near-by beaches
  • For more information, visit www.habitatterrace.com

Harmony Suites (Rodney Bay)

“2013 Jazz”

  • Room rates are priced at $100 for Classic Suite, $150 for Premium Suite and $175 for Luxury Suite per room, per night. Rates are inclusive of taxes
  • For more information, visit www.harmonysuites.com

Oceanview Hotel & Spa (Massade, Gros Islet)

“2013 International Jazz Rates”

  • 10 percent off room rates when booking minimum three night stay
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Rates begin at $140 per night, per couple for Garden View room
  • Rates depend on time and type of accommodations booked. Service charge and government taxes are subject to change
  • For more information, visit http://oceanviewstlucia.com

Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa (Cap Estate)

  • Book accommodations based on rates starting from $250 per room per night, based on double occupancy for savings of 60 percent off rack rate
  • Rate includes all meals at a choice four restaurants, drinks by the glass at five bars
  • Activities including motorized and non-motorized watersports, fitness classes, daily activities and archery
  • Access to seven pools including two adult only pools one with a swim up bar and family pool with waterslide
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Access to Kids Club for ages newborn to teens
  • Book from now until March 15 for travel between April 30 to May 12, 2013
  • For more information, visit http://www.smugglersresort.com/

The BodyHoliday (Cap Estate)

 “Saint Lucia Jazz Festival”

  • 10 percent off per person, per night on all room categories with a minimum stay of five nights
  • Book from now until April 1 for travel from April 28 through May 14, 2013. Some exceptions apply
  • Room rates begin at $566 per night, per couple
  • Booking code: Jazz13
  • For more information, visit http://www.thebodyholiday.com/

The Villa Beach Cottages (Castries)

“Jazz at the Beach”

  • Receive 25 percent discount on rack rates for all accommodation categories with a minimum three nights stay
  • Free airport transfers
  • Complimentary drinks upon arrival
  • Free use of ocean kayaks
  • Discounted rates for car or jeep rental
  • Book now through April 28 for travel between April 30 through May 15, 2013
  • Package applies only to new bookings & subject to availability
  • Room rates begin at $305, per couple
  • For more information, visit www.villabeachcottages.com

Villa Cést La Vie (Trouya Pointe)

  • Book five night accommodations and pay for only four stay
  • Room rates begin at $400, per couple in Cherry Apartments
  • Rates depend on time and type of accommodations booked
  • For more information, visit http://www.villacestlavie.com

Windjammer Landing (Castries)

“Jazz Escape Savings”

  • 30 percent off rack room rates and meal plan supplements
  • Book now until April 15 for travel from April 30 through May 20, 2013
  • Rates begin at $175 per night, per couple
  • For more information, visit http://www.windjammer-landing.com/

Properties located in the South:

Foud Doux (Soufrière)

 “Saint Lucia Heritage Jazz”

  • Book five nights stay with full breakfast daily
  • Access to complimentary beach shuttle
  • Plantation Tour
  • Passes and transportation to three Jazz events
  • Visit to Sulphur Springs and Tet Paul Nature Trail
  • One hour full body Swedish massage
  • Package priced at $1,499 per couple
  • For more information, visit http://fonddouxestate.com/

Hummingbird Beach Resort (Soufrière)

 “Jazz It Up”

  • Stay five nights in any Superior Room and receive a 15 percent discount off accommodations
  • Full breakfast daily
  • Complimentary cocktail upon arrival
  • Discount coupons offered for resort taxi transportation
  • Promotion available to book from March 15 to April 15, 2013
  • Package priced at $752.25 (discount rate) per couple, inclusive of tax & service
  • For more information, visit http://www.istlucia.co.uk/

ZAMACÁ (Micoud)

 “Superlative Sounds at Jazz 2013”

  • Stay with six nights and receive seventh night free
  • Full daily breakfast
  • Guests staying one or more weeks receive voucher transferable to friends, redeemable at Zamacà for future visit
  • Travel between April 26 through May 17, 2013
  • Room rates are $112.10 per night, per couple including tax and service charge
  • For more information, visit www.zamaca.com

For more information on the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival 2013 along with show dates, venues and ticket sales, which can now be purchased online, visit www.stluciajazz.org. From now until March 31, travelers buying six or more tickets for the festival will receive a 15 percent discount.

For more information on the island of Saint Lucia visit www.saintlucianow.com or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SaintLuciaTouristBoard.