The family-friendly Langley Fort Royal, which has been featured in the PBS dramedy “Death in Paradise,” is now offering a great deal for families where up to two kids,12 and under, can stay and eat (breakfast and dinner) for free.
The property, located in Deshaies on the island of Basse-Terre, one of the five islands making up the Guadeloupe Archipelago, offers guests many amenities that will keep kids entertained such as complimentary WiFi, windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, hobbie cat, beach volleyball and tennis. Guests can choose from one of 140 ocean view rooms and suites as well as 82 bungalows, 14 of which are beachfront. The property includes a restaurant, two bars, four tennis courts, and a pool.
Travel agents 15 percent commission on bookings and 10 percent on meal plans, such as dinner and all-inclusive plans. The offer is valid for booking through April 12, and for travel through Aug. 23. Rates start at $278 per night, per room with a 3-night minimum stay.
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Recommend’s Caribbean Editor, Ed Wetschler, has recommendations when visiting Basse-Terre. The island has a varied terrain with La Soufriere, a 4,800 ft. mildly active volcano; lush rain forests; waterfalls; hiking and canyoneering guides; and on lower elevations you can find banana and rum plantations; and museums. Recommend clients visit Museum of Cacao. The beaches range from champagne to orange to black. Wetschler suggests snorkeling, diving and kayaking are fabulous at Pigeon Island, a reserve that Jacques Cousteau called one of the top ten dive sites in the world. Basse-Terre also offers ferries to other islands.
Wetschler recommends the Langley Fort Resort, especially for first-time visitors, because most of its staff speaks English, has a private beach, exceptional watersports facilities and a nice kids club. The accommodations are separated in two wings of the property with the reception, restaurant and watersports in the center. One wing is fit for families and couples; the other has more romantic cottages for couples. Though only one full-service restaurant is on-site, plus a beach bar, you’re eating buffets for breakfast and dinner. However, the buffet choices are fresh, high quality and delicious. Lunch is a la carte. Guests also have an option of EP, MAP, or all-inclusive.