JetBlue Airways, the largest airline to the Caribbean, has announced its continued expansion in the region with a new seasonal weekly service from Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) to Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI), launching November 7.

“Barbados has proven a favorite for our New York customers, and we’re very happy to now offer Boston travelers the chance to experience the beauty and culture of Barbados,” says Robin Hayes, President and CEO of JetBlue.

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.’s Director, USA, Petra Roach, welcomed the service as a positive step in expanding the island’s U.S. gateway cities.

“Massachusetts is the fourth largest producing state for Barbados out of the U.S. and now with our first direct scheduled service from Boston, we expect the New England region to enjoy even more growth in the coming winter season,” says Roach.

“Travelling from New England to Little England, as Barbados is affectionately known, has never been more convenient.”

The weekly Boston-Barbados flight will complement JetBlue’s existing daily service from New York’s JFK to BGI, which launched in 2009.

Seats from Boston are available with an introductory fare of only $149 one-way for travel from now until April 30, 2016.

JetBlue Getaways also offers customers heading to Barbados the opportunity to bundle flights and hotels, as well as car rentals and other amenities and activities.

JetBlue’s flights to Barbados will be operated on a 150-seat Airbus A320 featuring the airline’s award-winning service.

Elegant Hotels, a collection of five luxury hotels set on beautiful beaches on the west and south coast of Barbados, is offering special packages to coincide with the JetBlue flight schedules from Boston and New York.

Prices start from $2,209 per person for an all-inclusive seven-night stay (including return air travel) at Turtle Beach or $2,069 for a seven-night stay at Colony Club on a breakfast inclusive basis (December pre-Christmas departure dates only).

Room only rates for early December for two people start from $420 per night at Colony Club and $500 per night at Crystal Cove.

All Elegant Hotel properties include breakfast or an all-inclusive meals plan, complimentary watersports, wifi, Kids’ Club facilities, Beach Ambassador Service, Dine Around program, and a water taxi service between the west coast hotels.

The hotels offer an authentic Bajan experience, providing guests with a unique opportunity to learn about and explore the local culture and history of Barbados.

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Image Credits: Photo courtesy of Elegant Hotels.