Discount deals at Caribbean resorts including Caneel Bay and the Westin caught the attention of Hillary Howard in Sunday’s New York Times. "Hotels are slashing room rates, offering food credits and giving away free nights," she wrote.
The Westin’s offering a $350/night rate until Nov. 4m including a $100 daily credit for food and drink. Caneel’s all-inclusive package includes room, drinks, food, ferry transfers and tips for $595 a night.
The island’s hundreds of villas and condos are now off-season priced, with many management companies saying business is OK. But Caneel reported saying summer bookings are off 10% from a year ago. The soft economy in the US cited as a reason.