Southern Resort Brings Ya-Ya Sisterhood to Life With Girlfriends’ Getaway Package

Belvidere Club & Resort Offers Divine Getaway of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Luxury Southern Resort Brings Best-Selling Novel to Life With Girlfriends’ Getaway Package

CHARLESTON, S.C., July 27 /PRNewswire/ — Once a novelty, girlfriends’ getaway weekends are now commonplace in the hospitality market. The Cottages on Charleston Harbor offer a package that stands out from the rest, based on the best-selling novel and movie starring Sandra Bullock, “The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.”

Whether a native Southerner or not, every woman has her own Ya-Ya Sisterhood — the girls who know all her sordid secrets and love her anyway. For a group of girlfriends who can’t remember the last time they laughed until it hurt, gossiped ’til their hearts’ content, or raised their voices in unison with their fellow Ya-Yas, this is the perfect escape. Deeply Southern, charming yet elegant, Belvidere Club & Resort offers the ideal backdrop for a get-together of gal pals who’ve stuck together through thick and thin — and everything in between.

” … for all eternity, loyal forever, we raise our voices in the words of Mumbo Gumbo … YA-YA!” (Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood).

The Divine Getaway of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood weekend package includes:

* Four days/three nights of luxury accommodations in a two-bedroom harbor view cottage

* Daily continental breakfast delivered in a vintage picnic basket
* Afternoon spa visit (includes full-body massage, manicure and pedicure)

* Limousine service to downtown Charleston from 7 p.m. – midnight for sightseeing, dinner or bar-hopping (one-night)

* A copy of Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood for each guest

Cost for this package starts at $224 per person, excluding taxes, gratuities and amenities fees. (Offer valid through December 31, 2006.) For more information or to make reservations call 843-884-3342 or visit .

It can’t be a Ya-Ya weekend without discretion, wit, Southern goodies and Bloody Marys before noon. The Cottages offer personal concierge service to accommodate guests’ every wish. Prior to arrival, the kitchen will be stocked with mixers, chicory coffee, boiled peanuts, bottled soda and Moon Pies — snacks straight out of the best-selling novel. When bright stars and a dazzling harbor moon appear, a personal concierge can arrange moonlight sailing on the harbor so the ladies can “make their own breeze.” In case of stormy weather, accommodations are stocked with board games, playing cards and candles for sacred Ya-Ya storytelling. And of course, a DVD and the soundtrack from the heartwarming movie, featuring Ann Savoy, Alison Krauss and Ray Charles, can be found in the cottage’s cozy living room.

About The Cottages

The centerpiece of Belvidere Club & Resort, The Cottages on Charleston Harbor, has earned a reputation among discerning travelers as one of the most charming and relaxing retreats along the Southeast coast. A private harbor beach is merely a few barefoot steps away from ten elegantly furnished cottages — – each with charming pitched tin roofs, softly-painted clapboards and deeply inviting verandas.

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