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The Mature Traveler

A Virgin Islands Getaway

March 26, 1995|HANK KOVELL

Point Pleasant Resort in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, is offering a "Great Escape for Kids Over 50."

From April 1 to Dec. 15, guests can stay five nights for $566 per person, double occupancy. The package includes round-trip airport transfers, lodging in a view suite, a car for four hours each day to explore the historic sites and beaches around the island, and a tour of Coral World with live coral, exotic fish and an underwater observatory. Water sports, such as windsurfing and introductory scuba lessons, and tennis are included. Off-season rack rates begin at $200 per night with no extras included. Contact a travel agent or call (800) 524-2300.

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The Turnbury Isle Resort & Club, a half-hour's drive from Miami International Airport on Florida's Atlantic coast is offering a two-night package for golfers from May 26 to Oct. 5. Included in the package:

* Twin or double guest room overlooking the golf course, pool gardens or waterway.

* One round of 18 holes of golf (cart extra).

* One-day admission to the health spa (treatments extra).

* Fruit basket and welcome drink.

* Lounges and towels poolside.

The price, including taxes and service charges, is $198 for two. (Rates for this package during the high season are $479 per couple.) Extra nights are available at the package rate. For information, call (800) 327-7028.

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Travelers to Yosemite National Park who are over 65 can receive 10% off the usual rates with the Redwoods, a property management company that rents furnished cabins--from one bedroom to five-bedroom homes that can accommodate up to 12. The cabins are located in Wawona, about 25 miles from the Yosemite Valley floor. Homes are fully furnished with cookware, linens, dishes and a barbecue.

Cabins are available year-round and rates vary with the seasons. For example, a one-bedroom cabin for two, May through September, is priced at $88-$129 per night. A deluxe two-bedroom, two-bath cabin for four runs $149 in season and $138 off season. There is a surcharge for major holiday weekends. Write to the Redwoods, Department MT, P.O. Box 2985, Wawona Station, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389; telephone (209) 375-6666.

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