SAINT LUCIA (March 26, 2014) – As Saint Lucia gears up for the 23rd Annual Jazz and Arts Festival, from April 30 - May 11, lodging offers are hitting a crescendo. From Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa in Vieux Fort to The Landings in Rodney Bay, these jazzy packages will inspire notes as high as the Pitons.

“For more than two decades, the Jazz and Arts Festival has featured legendary names in music. This year’s line-up is no exception with Grammy award-winningMaxwell, famed American funk/soul band The Commodores, Tony-Award and three-time Grammy winner Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Tessanne Chin, the Season 5 winner of the American reality TV singing competition ‘The Voice’,” says Louis Lewis, Director of Tourism. “Travel packages are available, making it easy for festivalgoers to enjoy the best of Saint Lucia’s art, culture, and music.”

Jazz and Arts Festival tickets can be purchased at http://www.stluciajazz.org; travelers receive 15 percent off tickets from now through March 31, and a ten percent discount will be applied to bulk orders of 20 or more tickets starting April 1. Festival attendees can access the festival lineup, artist bios, set reminders, link to social media, and much more, by downloading the newly developed Jazz and Arts Festival app at: http://bit.ly/1eJpjjh.

Packages from participating properties include:

Apartment Espoir – Labrelotte Bay

“Jazz Away 2014”

  • Rates start at $88 for double occupancy and $220 for four person occupancy per night
  • Receive ten percent off all room rates for stays seven days or longer during the month of May
  • Cannot be combined with any other offers; use special "Jazz Away 2014" code when booking
  • Offer expires May 15, 2014
  • Visit www.apartmentespoir.com for more information and package details

Coconut Bay Resort & Spa – Vieux Fort

“Spring Into Savings”

  • Receive up to 55 percent off standard rates at $133 per person, per night based on double occupancy
  • Book now through March 31, 2014 for travel from April 20 – June 30, 2014
  • Kids three to 12 years old stay for $23 per night; ages 13-17 for $34 per night; children under three years old stay for free
  • Seven night stays receive complimentary airport transfers, champagne, cold towel check-in and $250 resort credit for spa treatments, island adventures and gift shop purchases
  • Visit www.cbayresort.com for more information and package details

Bay Gardens Beach Resort – Rodney Bay

“Jazzy Savings”

  • Rates start at $1,379 for five nights in a Deluxe Poolview Room; $1,719 for five nights in a Bedroom Poolview Suite
  • Rates start at $2,159 for seven nights in a Deluxe Poolview Room; $2629 for seven nights in a one Bedroom Poolview Suite
  • Savings total 20 perfect off standard rates and include free round trip water taxi transfers to the main stage Jazz events
  • Book by April 30, for travel from May 1 – May 12, 2014
  • Visit www.baygardensresorts.com for more information and package details

Bay Gardens Hotel – Rodney Bay

“Jazzy Savings”

  • Rates start at $709 for five nights in a Superior Room
  • Rates start at $1,219 for seven nights in a Superior Room
  • Savings total 20 perfect off standard rates and include free round trip water taxi transfers to the main stage Jazz events
  • Book by April 30, for travel from May 1 – May 12, 2014
  • Visit www.baygardensresorts.com for more information and package details

Bay Gardens Inn – Rodney Bay

“Jazzy Savings”

  • Rates start at $649 for five nights in a Superior Room
  • Rates start at $1,139 for seven nights in a Superior Room
  • Savings total 20 percent off standard rates and include free round trip water taxi transfers to the main stage events
  • Visit www.baygardensresorts.com for more information and package details

Ginger Lily Hotel – Gros Islet

“Jazz Festival Sale”

  • Receive 25 percent off all rates
  • Rates start $157.50 per night
  • Includes continental breakfast
  • Valid from May 1 – May 15, 2014
  • All rates are subject to ten percent service charge and eight percent tax
  • Visit www.gingerlilyhotel.com for more information and package details

La Haut – Soufrière

“Jazz It Up”

  • Stay a minimum of three nights and receive 30 percent off standard rates in all room categories
  • Includes full breakfast daily and complimentary cocktail upon arrival
  • Rates start at $175 per night plus 20 percent tax and service per night, per couple
  • Book now through April 30, for travel from April 30 – May 20, 2014
  • Special is subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other special
  • Visit http://www.lahaut.com for more information and package details

Royal by rex resorts – Rodney Bay

St. Lucian by rex resorts – Rodney Bay

St. James’s Club Morgan Bay – Gros Islet

  • Receive up to 40 percent off room rates, plus a $500 air credit on stays of seven nights or longer in beachfront or higher accommodations
  • Includes dining and beverages (including beer, wine and spirits); tax and service charges; and access to water sports and activities
  • Rates start at $294 per person, per night, all-inclusive, based on double occupancy
  • Book by March 31, for travel through December 20, 2014
  • Rates are based on double occupancy and blackout dates apply
  • Visit www.stjamesclubstlucia.com for more information and package details

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort – Soufrière

“Linger Longer 5”

  • Receive every fifth night free
  • Includes complimentary daily breakfast for two adults
  • Bookings must be in a Luxury Villa or higher room category
  • Valid for stays from May 1, 2014 to November 24, 2014
  • Low season average nightly rates start at US$628 per night excluding 10 percent service charge and 9.5 percent tax
  • Visit www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/sugarbeach for more information and package details

The Landings – Rodney Bay

“Jazz Fever”

  • Rates start at $430 per night for up to four people in a two bedroom suite, including taxes and breakfast
  • All suites are equipped with full kitchen, living room, separate bedrooms with private bathrooms and two balconies or patios
  • Book by April 30, for travel from April 23 – May 16, 2014
  • Visit www.thelandingsstlucia.com for more information and package details

Villa Beach Cottages – Choc Bay

“Jazz at the Beach”

  • Book three or more nights and receive 25 percent off standard rates in all room categories
  • Includes airport transfers, complimentary drinks on arrival, free use of ocean kayaks, discounted rates for car or jeep rental
  • Book by April 28 for travel from April 30 –May 15, 2014
  • Visit www.villabeachcottages.com for more information and package details

Windjammer Landing Resort - Labrelotte Bay

  • Save an additional five percent on already discounted rates of 40 percent off standard rates
  • Enjoy an extra 25 percent savings on meal plan supplements
  • Prices for a one bedroom villa with pool start at $826.50 per person for a four-night stay and include a festival snack-pack and private dining experience
  • Package available April 30 – May 11, 2014
  • Visit www.windjammer-landing.com for more information and package details

For a full list of hotel and resort packages, visit http://stlucianow.com/jazz-festival/.

The festival is presented by the Saint Lucia Tourist Board and is supported by Platinum sponsor Digicel along with other Gold, Bronze and Collateral sponsors. Over its two decade history the festival has attracted some of the most recognizable and sought after names in the music business. For more information on the full lineup for the 2014 Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival along with show dates, venues and ticket sales, log onto http://www.stluciajazz.org.

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