What are you doing between now and December 19? If your answer is 'nothing,' you may want to consider a trip to the Caribbean; specifically, Anguilla, where the ultra-luxe Viceroy Anguilla recently unveiled a snazzy new package that offers partial reimbursement on the cost of your flight. Seriously. By booking five nights at a four- or five-bedroom villa, guests will be eligible to receive airfare compensation of up to $1,000 or $2,000, respectively.
Now, you're probably thinking, 'Isn't it expensive to book a four- or five-bedroom villa in the first place?' and, well, you're absolutely right. While a four-bedroom Blufftop Villa, the cheapest available, goes for $1,500 a night, a five-bedroom villa commands a hefty $1,900 per night. No small sum indeed.
Then again, consider all that you're getting for the price: a full gourmet kitchen, dining room, oceanfront living room, washer and dryer, four marble bathrooms, soaking tubs, private outdoor pool, chaise lounges, outdoor grill, cabana…the list goes on. But don't forget, you can split that cost between you and seven or nine of your closest friends – the grand total would be under $1,000 per person for a five-night luxe, all-inclusive vacation (for both four- and five- bedrooms). Not so bad anymore, right?
And when it comes to swimming in Barnes Bay, you can't get much closer than the hotel's Beachfront Villas, which access the beach via private pathways. A villa stay also includes the services of a private chef, priority status for spa and restaurant reservations, and even in-villa spa services (if you really don't feel like lifting a finger).
As for the Jet Away package, guests who book a five-night stay in a four-bedroom villa receive up to $1,000 – to be awarded in resort credit, not cash – while a five-night stay in a five-bedroom villa warrants a credit of up to $2,000.
If you need more convincing, head over to the resort's live webcam, a stunning vista of turquoise waters, gently lapping waves, and a gloriously empty beach. Who's in?
First, of course you'll need to get yourself there; browse these round-trip flights to Anguilla, from $833.