Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq:IILG), announced the affiliation of The Grande Bay Resort & Residence Club in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Tucked into a hillside steps from the quaint town of Cruz Bay, the resort's luxury villas have panoramic views of neighboring St. Thomas to the west and the British Virgin Islands 15 miles to the east.
“The Grande Bay Resort & Residence Club offers our members the opportunity to vacation in St. John, one of the most desirable destinations in the Caribbean. They will be able to enjoy the unspoiled natural beauty and wealth of recreational activities of this exclusive locale, which is the least populated and most secluded of the U.S. Virgin Islands,” noted David Gilbert, Interval International’s executive vice president of resort sales and marketing.
The Mediterranean-style complex features one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas, ranging in size from 550 to 1,680 square feet. Spacious interiors feature airy vaulted ceilings and living areas surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies, elegant wood furnishings, fully equipped kitchens, and state-of-the-art electronics.
“Our enviable location gives us the ability to provide members and guests with an exceptional experience, impeccable personal service, and easy access to shopping and dining in the heart of Cruz Bay,” said Paul Helson, general manager of The Grande Bay Resort & Residence Club, and a 35-year veteran of the hospitality industry. “When our members want to vacation elsewhere, Interval provides worldwide exchange opportunities, and high-quality benefits that add significant value to our membership program.”
Among the on-site amenities are a heated pool, hot tub, fitness center, wireless Internet access, and underground parking. Members and guests also can take advantage of pre-arrival grocery shopping, complimentary pick-up from the ferry terminal, twice-weekly housekeeping, and a full-time concierge that can arrange a variety of excursions.
With more than sixty percent of the island designated as the Virgin Islands National Park, St. John remains a tropical paradise, with crystal clear blue waters, hidden coves, white-sand beaches shaded by coconut palms and green sea grape trees, and miles of hiking trails. Other attractions and activities include visiting the Annaberg Plantation, where life on an 18th century sugar plantation is recreated, snorkeling and diving in Trunk Bay, and bird watching in the forest.
About Interval International
Interval International operates membership programs for vacationers and provides value-added services to its developer clients worldwide. Based in Miami, Florida, the company has been a pioneer and innovator in serving the vacation ownership market since 1976. Today, Interval has an exchange network of more than 2,600 resorts in over 75 nations. Through offices in 15 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and approximately 2 million families who are enrolled in various membership programs. Interval is an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry.
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