First Nonstop Flights From New York to St. Vincent Set to Launch

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Beginning March 14, Caribbean Airlines will offer weekly service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to St. Vincent and The Grenadines’ new Argyle International Airport (SVD).

The weekly service will operate every Wednesday. Customers will now benefit from the nonstop service between St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Caribbean Airlines’ other international and regional destinations.

“Caribbean Airlines continues to be a significant stakeholder in connecting St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the region and to North and South America,” said Glen Beache, CEO of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority, in a written release. “The start of this non-stop service between St. Vincent and New York, on March 14, which is also National Heroes Day, is cause for much celebration as all visitors to St. Vincent and the Grenadines will benefit from the weekly operation. The flight will also boost commerce and the business community who are regular exporters to the United States.”


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Young Island's New Lover's Package

Young Island Resort is already look to take advantage of the new service by offering its "Lovers’ Package," includes two free nights on stays of seven nights or more, full daily breakfast, bottle of Champagne, two "Back-to-Nature" massages and round-trip airport transfer. Lovers’ Package rates begin at $2,112 plus tax and service charge based on double occupancy.

Young Island is the first of the Grenadines island chain. Couples arrive by private ferry five minutes from mainland St. Vincent. Guests then step onto the wildlife reserve dotted with 29 water view cottages, open-air dining and a beautiful spot of Caribbean beach complete with a swim-up bar. 

Located in a tropical landscape that doubles as a wildlife reserve, cottages are located close to the beach, shorelines or hillside. Louvered blinds let in gentle trade winds. Each cottage features rattan furniture, king-sized beds, open-air garden showers and private patios. Accommodations are free of TV, letting a couple focus on the tranquility of just being together.

The Lovers’ Package is offered year-round and bookable online or by calling toll-free 800-632-4809, contacting a travel professional or e-mailing [email protected].

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