There are many notable anniversaries and events taking place throughout 2019 that are giving globetrotters even more incentive to travel including the 50th anniversary of Jazz Fest in New Orleans, the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, the Grand Canyon’s centennial, and Havana, Cuba’s quincentennial.Yet another notable anniversary to put on your 2019 travel calendar is Saint Lucia’s 40th year of independence.In honor of its four decades of independence, the island has kicked off a full year of celebrations that will wrap up on December 19th. Highlights include open-air concerts in the city of Castries (taking place toward the end of this month), arts festivals, jazz festivals, a Prime Minister’s ball, independence parades and more. The full list of events can be seen here.As part of the celebrations, a long list of special packages and deals are being offered by hotels on the island.Marigot Bay Resort and Marina (Offers for stays from February 4 through March 15) PHOTO: Marigot Bay Resort & Marina, St. Lucia. (photo courtesy of Marigot Bay Resort & Marina) Marigot Bay Resort and Marina invite you to join the celebrations with 40 days full of offers and special amenities. Saint Lucia’s 40th Anniversary of Independence celebrations at Marigot Bay Resort and Marina include:—Complimentary bottle of red or chilled white wine delivered to your room on arrival—Complimentary 40-minute massage per person at the Spa Village—A parting gift of home-made Saint Lucian confectionery from the resort’s pastry teamTerms and Conditions: Valid for travel through March 15 with a two-night minimum stay. Available on new bookings only.Stonefield Villa Resort (Offers for stays May 1 through August 1)Forty, Free and Fabulous offer:—40 percent off rates for travel May 1, 2019, to August 1, 2019—Free airport transfers—40 percent off all "FABULOUS" branded spa treatments *Spa specials offered during travel period.Must be booked by March 1. This offer is valid for direct bookings only.Anse Chastanet (Offers for stays February 26 through June 15)In celebration of Saint Lucia’s 40th anniversary of independence, guests booking a new reservation at Anse Chastanet for any future date on February 22, 23 or 24 will receive a $40 resort credit, per room/per day.This is combinable with all promotions seen on ansechastanet.com/promotions.html. Choose from free night promotions or 25 or 30 percent off for selected spring travel dates. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply. New bookings only.Best Current Promotion at Anse Chastanet: Spring sale of up to 30 percent off. Book by March 15. Stay four or more nights from Feb 26 through April 15 to receive a 25 percent rate reduction on basis of our all-inclusive daily rates.Stay four or more nights from April 16 through June 15 to receive a 30 percent rate reduction on basis of our all-inclusive daily rates.This promotion is available in standard, superior and Beachside Deluxe rooms based on the daily all-inclusive rates. The daily rate includes accommodation and all meals and most beverages.The applicable rates, in US Dollars, per couple per day, are as follows in standard, superior and Beachside Deluxe respectively:Feb 26 - April 15: $742.50/$855.00/$978.75April 16 - May 31: $602.00/$675.50/$787.50June 1 - June 15: $539.00/$612.50/$714.00Reservations are based on availability at the resort and blackout dates may apply. New bookings only. All rates are subject to a 10 percent VAT (Value Added Tax) and 10 percent service charge.MORE Destination & Tourism Jade Mountain (Offers for stays February 22 through October 31)In celebration of St Lucia’s 40th anniversary of independence, guests booking a new reservation at Jade Mountain for any future date on February 22, 23 and 24 will receive a $40 resort credit, per room/per day. This is combinable with all promotions seen on http://www.jademountain.com/promotions.html.Choose from free night promotions or 25 percent to 30 percent off for selected spring travel dates. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply. New bookings only. All rates are subject to a 10 percent VAT (Value Added Tax) and 10 percent service charge.Best Current Promotion at Jade Mountain: Sky Sale of up to 30 percent off. Book by March 15.Stay three or more nights in our Sky Jacuzzi Suite from March 23 through April 15 and receive 25 percent off, from April 16 through November 30, 30 percent off. Based on daily all-inclusive rates.The applicable sky jacuzzi sale rates, in US dollars, per couple, per day, are as follows:March 23 - April 15: $1,458.75April 16 - May 31: $1,169.00June 1 - Oct 31: $1,088.50Nov 1 - Nov 30: $1,169.00Reservations are based on availability at the Resort and blackout dates may apply. New bookings only. All rates are subject to a 10 percent VAT (Value Added Tax) and 10 percent service charge.Fond Doux Plantation & Resort (Offers for says now through October 30)Fond Doux will be offering a 40 percent discount on all room categories as part of the 40th Anniversary of Independence promotions. Offers for East Winds include:Winter early bird saving. Book by October 31 and receive 20 percent reduction off of the net rates for travel January 1 through January 31 and March 1 through March 31, 2020.Summer Early Bird Saving. Book by February 28 and receive 25 percent reduction off of the net rates for travel May 1 through November 30, 2019.Book by February 28, 2020, and receive a 25 percent reduction off rates for travel May 1 through October 30, 2020.