"The Bachelor" Returns to Saint Lucia for Final Episodes

the bachelorABC reality series "The Bachelor" has returned to Saint Lucia for the final two episodes of the season, including the Final Rose Ceremony. One episode aired February 25, and the final episode is set for March 10. 

"The Bachelor," which is in its 18th season, has visited St. Lucia before, most recently during season 14 of the series. 

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“The Bachelor has become a staple in reality television. The fans of this show religiously tune in season after season. We feel privileged to once again share in this journey toward love with them,” said Tracey Warner Arnold, deputy director of tourism for the Saint Lucia Tourist Board.

We've noted before that reality television can be a spark for consumer interest in a travel destination. To take advantage of the spotlight, St. Lucia tour operators and hotels are offering romance-themed packages for travelers inspired by the series. 

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Barefoot Holidays Red Rose Trail

Signature Red Rose Romance

  • Eight hour tour with choice of private excursions such as quaint island bars, historical sights, Saint Lucian fishing villages, etc. ($300 per couple)

Red Rose Escapade

  • Visitors can explore Saint Lucia on a three hour ATV Adventure ride
  • $125 per single bike or $185 per double bike

VIP Airport Arrival & Departure

  • Helicopter transfer from the airport to northern Saint Lucia
  • $590 per couple

Visit www.barefootholidaystlucia.com

Cox and Company Limited Red Rose Trail

Package One - $495 per couple

  • Day one - SNUBA adventure at Pigeon Island ($150 per couple)
  • Day two - Scenic drive to Soufrière to visit the Torialle Waterfall, the mud baths and a guided tour of a17th century plantation house with lunch ($235 per couple)
  • Day three - Sunset cruise along Saint Lucia’s northern coastline ($110 per couple)

Package Two - $488 per couple

  • Day one -  Horseback riding to Casenbas beach ($120 per couple)
  • Day two - Sea Trek helmet diving at Pigeon Island ($170 per couple)
  • Day three - Piton zip lining ($198 per couple)

Package Three - $618 per couple

  • Day one -  Little Lucian Cooking: Cook, Taste & Eat ($198 per couple)
  • Day two -  Dolphin & Whale Watching (US$150 per couple)
  • Day three -  Anansi ATV riding ($270 per couple)

Visit www.coxcoltd.com

Island Routes Red Rose Trail

Buy any three tours and get 10 percent off the combined retail price:

  • Piton Sunset Cruise - $95
  • Lovers Rock Sunset Cruise - $85
  • Horseback Riding - $75
  • Buggies Soufriere Safari - $199
  • Hiking the Pitons - $140
  • Chocolate Decadence - $170

Book from now through December 31, 2014 via 1-877-768-8370. Use promotional code ROSE14 for bookings.

Visit wwww.islandroutes.com/caribbean-tours/st-lucia/7/st-lucia

Solar Tours & Travel

Bachelor’s “Pomme d’amour” Adventure

  • Sailing trip along the west coast to Soufrière
  • Tour of the botanical gardens
  • Lunch at a historic plantation house
  • Visit Saint Lucia’s Sulphur Springs and drive-through volcano.
  • Includes transportation, hors d’oeuvres, full champagne bar, entrance fees
  • $125 per person

Romance in Chocolate Bliss

  • Scenic drive to Soufrière for the Tree to Bar tour at Boucan by Hotel Chocolat
  • Includes transportation, hors d’oeuvres, and lunch
  • $480 per couple 

Love Beyond the Sunset

  • Catamaran cruise to Jalousie Beach for an hour and a half of snorkeling
  • Includes transportation and refreshments
  • $80 per person

Visit www.solartoursandtravel.com

Red Rose Romance Hotel Offers

Akasha – Cap Estate

  • “Honeymoon at Saint Lucia's Most Exclusive Villa”
  • Includes helicopter transfers, spa treatments, personal chef, and more
  • Book now through mid-April and mid-December through March 2015 for $2,700 per night
  • Book end of April through early November 2014 for $2,100 per night
  • Savings total 25 percent off standard rates
  • Offer expires March 31, 2015
  • Must book minimum of seven nights; excludes December 15, 2014 – January 15, 2015

Visit www.stlucia.cc

Akasha – Cap Estate

  • “Intimate Weddings at Akasha, Saint Lucia's Most Exclusive Villa”
  • Includes an intimate wedding for a party of eight (including groom and bride), helicopter transfers, spa treatments, personal chef, and more
  • Book now through mid-April and mid-December through March 2015 for $3,300 per night
  • Book end of April through early November 2014 for $2,500 per night
  • Savings total 25 percent off standard rates
  • Offer expires March 31, 2015
  • Must book minimum of seven nights; excludes December 15, 2014 – January 15, 2015

Visit www.stlucia.cc for more information and package details
 
Anse Chastanet – Soufrière

  • “Red Rose Proposal Package”
  • Receive a fourth night free when booking the Red Rose Proposal package in all room categories
  • Book by March 31, 2014 for travel from March 1 –  November 15, 2014
  • Cannot be combined with other promotions
  • A four night stay for two begins at $2,770

Visit www.ansechastanet.com for more information and package details
 
Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa - Rodney Bay

  • “Minimoon Package”
  • Book three nights in a Deluxe Poolview Room for $1,239
  • Includes one way airport transfer, welcome cocktail upon arrival, a romantic dinner for two, a couples massage and breakfast daily
  • Standard rates begin at $204.40 per night based on double occupancy
  • Book now for travel through December 19, 2014 (exclusive of taxes/service charge)
  • Additional nights can be booked (30 percent discount will apply)

Visit www.baygardensresorts.com for more information and package details
 
Bay Gardens Hotel - Rodney Bay

  • “Minimoon Package”
  • Book three nights in a one bedroom Croton Suite for $999
  • Includes one way airport transfer, welcome cocktail upon arrival, a romantic dinner for two, one couples’ massage and breakfast daily
  • Standard rates begin at $145 per night based on double occupancy
  • Book now for travel through December 19, 2014 (exclusive of taxes/service charge)
  • Additional nights can be booked (30 percent discount will apply)

Visit www.baygardensresorts.com for more information and package details
 
Bay Gardens Inn - Rodney Bay

  • “Minimoon Package”
  • Book three nights in a Deluxe Room for $799
  • Includes one way airport transfer, welcome cocktail upon arrival, a romantic dinner for two, one couples’ massage and breakfast daily
  • Standard rates begin at $97.50 per night based on double occupancy
  • Book now for travel through December 19, 2014 (exclusive of taxes/service charge)
  • Additional nights can be booked (30 percent discount will apply)

Visit www.baygardensresorts.com for more information and package details
 
The BodyHoliday – Gros Islet

  • “Bachelor Red Rose Romance Offer”
  • Receive 25 percent off room rates for travel from February 14 – May 31, 2014
  • Receive 30 percent off room rates for travel from June 1 – October 11, 2014
  • Receive 35 percent off room rates for travel from October 12 – December 6, 2014
  • Offer expires March 31, 2014
  • Use BHBAT14 for US bookings

Visit www.thebodyholiday.com for more information and package details
 
Boucan by Hotel Chocolat – Soufrière

  • “The Ultimate Romance Package”
  • Book a five-night stay in a Cocoa Pod Luxe Lodge at $7,600 per couple
  • Includes a private boat trip to an exclusive beach for a romantic lunch prepared by a Boucan Chef on board the Boucanieer boat
  • Chocolate making class with a pastry chef from the Boucan restaurant
  • Two full body Cacao Massages at the Cocoa Juvenate Spa
  • Plant a tree from the nursery on the Rabot Estate with their name on it – ready to be revisited and harvested in 18 months
  • Package also includes full breakfast, two course lunch and three course a la carte menu on each day of your stay; private candle lit dinner by the infinity pool on one night with dessert served in Luxe Lodge; breakfast in bed on one morning of stay; a $50 per day beverage credit per couple; round trip VIP airport transfers to Hewannora airport; bottle of chilled champagne in room on arrival; access to Club Boucan private pool clubhouse; complimentary beach transfer daily
  • Book by December 31, 2014 for travel from now through December 31, 2015

Visit www.hotelchocolat.com for more information and package details
 
Calabash Cove – Bonaire Estate

  • “Pop the Question”
  • Book six nights or more in the all-inclusive Water’s Edge Cottages and receive nightly turndown service, daily breakfast in bed, private beachfront dinner for two, and a romantic welcome amenity in-room upon arrival
  • Savings total 20 percent off standard rates
  • Standard rates start at $465 per night
  • Book by March 31, 2014 for travel from February 10 – June 30, 2014

Visit www.calabashcove.com for more information and package details
 
Capella Marigot Bay – Marigot Bay

  • “Honeymoon and Romance Package”
  • Book five nights in Bayview Accommodations for $2,344
  • Rates include tax and service charge; couples can upgrade accommodations for an additional fee of $100 per night
  • Package includes a half day private cruise; beach sunset horseback riding; one-hour couples massage; a romantic dinner for two in the resort’s exclusive tree-house offering views of the stunning Saint Lucia skyline; complimentary beach and snorkeling excursion; non-motorized water sports activities; ferry around the bay area to bars, restaurants and neighboring beaches; complimentary breakfast for two daily at the resort’s Boudreau Restaurant and welcome cocktails
  • Book now for travel through October 31, 2014

Visit www.capellahotelgroup.com/capellahotels/stlucia-en.html for more information and package details
 
Capella Marigot Bay – Marigot Bay

  • “Bachelor No More”
  • Book four nights in a luxurious suite for $699
  • Savings total 30 percent off standard rates
  • Package includes candlelit dinner at the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Boudreau’s (with wine pairing); welcome bottle of champagne; in-suite spa treatments for two; private sedan airport transfers
  • Book now for travel through October 19, 2014 (not available May 2014- June 2014)

Visit www.capellahotelgroup.com/capellahotels/stlucia-en.html for more information and package details
 
Cap Maison – Cap Estate

  • “Cap Maison Suite Romance”
  • From now through March 31, 2014 book a minimum four-night stay and receive 20 percent off suite category rooms; standard rates start at $465 per night per room, based on double occupancy
  • From April 1 – December 19, 2014 book a minimum four-night stay and receive 25 percent off suite category rooms; standard rates start at $410 per night per room, based on double occupancy
  • Package includes all meals at the Cliff at Cap restaurant and the new Naked Fisherman Beach Bar and Grill; sunset cruise aboard the Cap Maison 1; champagne zipline; $100 resort credit for use during the stay

Visit http://capmaison.com for more information and package details
 
Castles in Paradise & Top of the World Apartments

  • “Special Specials for The Bachelor Romance Packages”
  • Castles in Paradise – Rates starting at $200 for a two bedroom apartment and $312 for a three bedroom apartment with private swimming pool; savings total 20 percent off standard rates
  • Top of the World Apartments – Rates starting at $96 per night for a one bedroom apartment and $120 per night for a two bedroom apartment; savings total 20 percent off standard rates; inclusive of swimming pool, all utilities, air conditioning, maid service and Wi-Fi

Visit www.castlesinparadise.com for more information and package details
 
Coco Palm – Gros Islet

  • “Red Rose Romance Package”
  • Book a five night stay in a Garden View room with a free upgrade to a Pool View room for $995 per couple
  • Rates are subject to 10 percent service charge and 8 percent VAT
  • Savings total 25 percent off standard rates
  • Package includes all-inclusive meal plan, a couples deep tissue massage and a Piton Sunset Cruise
  • Book from February 25 – March 31, 2014 for travel from May 15 – December 1, 2014

Visit www.coco-resorts.com for more information and package details
 
Coconut Bay – Vieux Fort
“Red Rose Romance for Spring”
Book seven nights all-inclusive in the newly renovated Harmony Premium Oceanview accommodations, a $250 resort credit plus a choice of three package options priced per couple:

  • Red Rose Rendezvous - $2,399 includes champagne check-in, champagne turndown service, couples only dinner and an Intro to Kitesurfing lesson
  • Red Rose Enchantment - $2669 includes Rendezvous elements plus a private beach picnic, private chauffeured half-day island tour and a one-hour beachside horseback ride
  • Red Rose Fantasy - $3269 includes all Enchantment elements plus a private, half-day sightseeing and snorkeling catamaran cruise
  • Savings total 55 percent on Harmony Premium Oceanview all-inclusive accommodations
  • Book by March 31, 2014 for travel from April 26 – June 30, 2014
  • Use Booking Code RR14

Visit www.cbayresort.com for more information and package details
 
Cotton Bay Village – Castries

  • “Cotton Bay Village Romance Offer”
  • Receive 30 percent off standard room rates when booking now through March 15, 2014 for travel from February 1 – October 31, 2014
  • Standard rates start at $275 per night
  • Blackout dates include April 13 – April 26, 2014

Visit www.cottonbaystlucia.com for more information and package details
 
Crystals – Soufrière

  • “Romance Package at Crystals”
  • Book a seven night package in a one bedroom cottage for $1,440
  • Book a seven night package in a two bedroom cottage for $1,710
  • Book a seven night package in a three bedroom cottage for $3,150
  • Savings total 20 percent off standard rates
  • Packages include service charge, breakfast, complimentary champagne, fresh tropical fruit basket, flowers in the cottage
  • Offer valid from mid-May 2014 – December 2014

Visit www.stluciacrystals.com for more information and package details
 
Fond Doux – Soufrière

  • “Soufrière Tout Bagay Romance Package”
  • Book a five-night stay in a cottage for $1,999, inclusive of service charge and taxes
  • Package includes full breakfast and dinner daily, plantation tour, daily beach shuttle, gift basket upon arrival, roundtrip airport transfers, couples massage and turn down service
  • Includes excursions to Sulphur Springs, Piton Waterfall Experience and hike up the Tet Paul Nature Trail
  • Package is applicable to the one bedroom cottages and based on double occupancy
  • Upgrade to a Honeymoon Suite for $70 per night
  • Book by September 30, 2014 for travel February 21 – December 15, 2014

Visit http://fonddouxestate.com/ for more information and package details
 
Jade Mountain - Soufrière

  • “Total Romance”
  • Receive a fifth night free when booking the Total Romance package in Sky, Star and Moon room categories
  • Rates begin at $8,902 per couple and include all tax and service fees
  • Savings total 20 percent
  • Book by December 12, 2014 for travel from March 1 – December 19, 2014

Visit www.jademountain.com for more information and package details
 
Mango Beach Inn – Marigot Bay

  • Book five nights at Mango Beach Inn for $700 including tax and service
  • Total savings of $244
  • Includes free two course dinner at Rain Forest Hideaway
  • Book now through March 31, 2014

Visit www.mangobeachmarigot.com for more information and package details
 
Rendezvous – Malabar Beach

  • “Bachelor Red Rose Romance Offer”
  • Receive 25 percent off room rates for travel from February 16 – March 1, 2014
  • Receive 35 percent off room rates for travel from March 2 – October 25, 2014
  • Receive 30 percent off room rates for travel from October 26 – November 29, 2014
  • Offer expires March 31, 2014 and only available in Premium Gardenview Rooms, Verandah Suites, Seaside Suites and Luxury Beachfront rooms
  • Use promotional code SL-BACHRR14 for U.S. bookings

Visit www.theromanticholiday.com for more information and package details
 
Royal by rex resorts

  • Free sparkling wine in room on arrival
  • 30 minute spa treatment
  • Combinable with current offer of up to 65 percent off standard room rates (discount is subject to change) and three-night minimum stay for two people
  • Book by May 31, 2014 for travel from April 1, 2014 – December 23, 2014
  • Blackout dates include April 18 – 21, 2014 and April 30 – May 11, 2014

Visit www.rexresorts.com/st-lucia/resort-st-lucia-royal-by-rex-resorts.html for more information and package details
 
Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa – Castries

  • “Sandals Resorts Red Rose Package”
  • Book now through February 27, 2014, and receive a free couples massage, one free night, and up to $335 in air credits, when booking a minimum six-night stay at Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa for travel through December 26, 2015
  • Blackout dates and restrictions may apply
  • Package blackout dates include February 11 – February 18, 2014 and February 10 – February 17, 2015
  • Blackout dates for air credit include December 24, 2014 – January 1, 2015 and December 26, 2015 – January 1, 2016
  • Standard rates start $238 per person/per night

Visit www.sandals.com for more information and package details
 
St. Lucian by rex resorts

  • Free sparkling wine in room on arrival
  • Combinable with current offer of up to 55 percent off standard room rates (discount is subject to change) and three-night minimum stay for two people
  • Book by May 31, 2014 for travel from April 1, 2014 – December 23, 2014
  • Blackout dates include April 18 – 21, 2014 and April 30 – May 11, 2014

Visit www.rexresorts.com/st-lucia/hotels-st-lucia-st-lucian-by-rex-resorts.html for more information and package details
 
Smugglers Cove Beach Resort & Spa – Gros Islet

  • “Red Rose Romance Package”
  • $300 added to current standard room rates, per booking, per stay
  • Package includes 45 Minute Couples Bamboo Massage at the Namaste Spa; bed decorated upon arrival; Saint Lucia spice basket placed in room upon arrival; “Enchanted Room” on the second night; decorated table with tropical flowers for a romantic dinner; 20 percent off Colorbox Romance Photographic packages
  • Must be booked in advance at the time of the reservation
  • Offer is valid now through December 20, 2014

Visit www.smugglersresort.co.uk for more information and package details
 
Stonefield Estate Resort – Soufrière

  • “Red Carnation”
  • Book five nights in an Ocean View Villa with private pool for $3,500, based on double occupancy plus 18 percent tax and service charge
  • Package includes bubbly welcome; turndown service that includes flower petals on the first evening; complimentary one-hour couples massage; $100 beverage credit for use at the resort’s restaurant or bar; daily a la carte breakfast served in the open-air Mango Tree Restaurant; romantic breakfast in bed on the first morning; one romantic three course dinner for two with a bottle of house wine at private villa; fresh single stemmed rose; return ground transfer to airport and upon departure
  • Book now through March 31, 2014 for travel from February 1 – April 15, 2014
  • Restitutions include 50 percent non-refundable deposit required (travel dates can be changed within travel window fee free); offer cannot be combined with other offers; limited availability, please mention at time of booking; applies to this booking only

Visit www.stonefieldresort.com for more information and package details
 
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort – Soufrière

  • “Sweet Romance”
  • Four nights’ accommodation in a Luxury Villa with plunge pool and butler service
  • Package includes transfers to and from Hewanorra International airport; complimentary bottle of champagne; introductory dive lesson; sunset cruise; gros Piton hike; sulphur seduction spa treatment for two; candlelit three-course private dinner for two including house wine; breakfast in bed on the morning of your choice; complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability)
  • Low season rates start at $3,538; additional nights are available from $550; rates do not include 10 percent service charge and 9.5 percent VAT; Easter and festive season black-out dates apply

Visit www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/sugarbeach for more information and package details
 
The Landings – Rodney Bay
“Love Elevated”
Book a one bedroom Harbor View Suite for $3,579 March 1 – March 31, 2014; $2,785 April 1 – December 19, 2014
Book a one bedroom Ocean View Suite for $4,131 March 1 – March 31, 2014; $3,082 April 1 – December 19, 2014
Book a one bedroom Beach Front Suite for $4,781 March 1 – March 31, 2014; $3,682 April 1 – December 19, 2014
Package includes round trip luxury car transfer; rose bouquet at airport on arrival; comp room upgrade to room with plunge pool based on availability; welcome package; champagne and rose petal turndown service once during stay; three course dinner at The Palms Restaurant or private dining on the beach; sunset cruise one evening during stay; half hour sunset photo shoot; couple’s massage; an anniversary certificate of $500 to be used on a return visit
Visit www.thelandingsstlucia.com for more information and package details
 
Ti Kaye Resort & Spa - Anse Cochon

  • “Romance Package”
  • Book seven nights in an Ocean View Room for two for $3,525 (including taxes)
  • Book seven nights in a Le Cottage for two for $4,080 (including taxes)
  • Book seven nights in a Le Cottage with private plunge Pool for two for $4,695 (including taxes)
  • Package includes round trip airport transfers for two; one bottle of house wine and a fruit basket in room on arrival; full breakfast and dinner for seven days per couple; two 50-minute traditional massages in the Kai Koko Spa; one private romantic candlelit dinner on the outdoor private dining deck or in the award winning ‘Ti Kave’ underground wine cellar, includes one bottle of house sparkling wine; two hour wine tasting in the ‘Ti Kave’
  • Savings total 30 percent off standard rates
  • Book now through July 31, 2014 for travel from July 16 – October 31, 2014
  • Not combinable with other offers, 50 percent non-refundable deposit required on booking

Visit www.tikaye.com for more information and package details
 
Tropical Villas – Castries

  • “Red Rose Romance Package”
  • Book seven nights and receive one night free
  • Book now through May 31, 2014 for travel from March 11 –  December 14, 2014
  • Prices start at $300

Visit http://tropicalvillas.net for more information and package details
 
Villa Beach Cottages & La Dauphine Estate – Castries

  • “Red Rose Romance Package”
  • Book five nights for $2,695 per couple or book seven nights for $3,395 per couple in a deluxe one-bedroom villa suite or the Honeymoon Villa at the Villa Beach Cottages
  • Additional nights are available at $295 per couple per night; all taxes and service charges included
  • Package also includes champagne and a red rose surrounded with tropical flowers upon arrival; a romantic in-villa suite couples massage; a candlelit dinner for two served in villa suite; plus free meet and greet and airport transfers and free use of tandem ocean kayaks; and choice of island excursions like zip-lining, horseback riding, snorkeling tour or a sunset cruise also included
  • Book now through November 30, 2014 for travel from March 10 – December 15, 2014

Visit www.villabeachcottages.com for more information and package details
 
Villa Capri – Cap Estate

  • “5 Nights All-Inclusive Ultimate Bachelor Party”
  • Book five nights at Villa Capri for 10 guests in five rooms for $500 per person
  • Saving total 21 percent off
  • Includes transfers from and to the airport for the entire group in a private bus with drinks; five breakfasts; three dinners and a half day jeep safari tour
  • Book now and travel from March 6 – 27, 2014

Visit www.capristlucia.com for more information and package details

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