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Monday, 8th Septempber

Thinking about spending your next vacation in St. Lucia

With its majestic mountain tops and picturesque views, St. Lucia can boast of being one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean.  This culturally diverse paradise offers to visitors its Piton Mountains, the rainforest, the Sulphur Springs and the mysteries of the Caribbean coral reef. St. Lucia’s 238 square miles of oasis is the perfect island destination. 

For the adventurous traveler, hiking to the top of Gros and Petite Piton is an exhilarating way to enjoy nature and breathtaking views for those who make it to the summit. There is also snorkeling in the refreshing and cool Caribbean Sea, and a wide range of water sports. For the food enthusiast, one can indulge in mouthwatering cuisine with a combination of Creole, French and West Indian influences, either by stopping at roadside stands or dining at a five star restaurants. For those who just want to relax, kickback and meditate the beautiful paradise of St. Lucia will charm you with its pristine white sandy beaches or healing mud baths. There is something for everyone to enjoy in St. Lucia! 

One can immerse themselves in the culture of St. Lucia by visiting the famous Rodney Bay.  A popular tourist destination, Rodney bay is home to the beautiful Reduit Beach.  Party goers don’t feel left out, for you there is Gros Islet, where one can enjoy St. Lucia’s famous Friday night jump up. Whatever your preference, your St. Lucia island vacation will be smooth sailing!

Things not to miss in St. Lucia

St. Lucia is an island of adventure. Their beautiful turquoise beaches are very captivating and tempting but don’t let your vacation days fly by without trying the drive in volcano, Sulphur  Spring, rain forest and an a climb up the pitons.

Shopping in St. Lucia

St. Lucia offers shopping experiences for everyone. Duty free shopping including designer perfumes, crystal, china, jewelry, cigars and clothing as well as wood carvings and other local arts and crafts are sold throughout the Capital. Choiseul Arts and Crafts is a wonderful source of hand-woven baskets, unique placements, cane chairs and wood carvings.  Amongst the favorite souvenirs include straw work, unglazed clay pottery, shell art, coffee, cocoa, spices and bottled hot sauces. There are many shops where you will find jewelry including Diamonds Collection Jewelry, Try Delsol for souvenirs and Duty Free Caribbean for perfume and cosmetics.

 

Tip: When making duty-free purchases be sure to have your passport or airline ticket with you.

 

Planning to get married in the Island of Romance

Saint Lucia Wedding Symposium - September 24th to 28th 2014
Saint Lucia will host the second annual “LOVE Elevated” Wedding Symposium. This four day event targets North American and British, Caribbean travel agents and wedding planners. This event will include a roster of international destination wedding specialists, a full exhibition of on-island services and expertise, a wedding ceremony, wedding site visits and much more.

The island’s natural beauty coupled with a number of world-class resorts has made Saint Lucia one of the most sought after wedding destinations in the Caribbean and the symposium is a forum to showcase this to our key travel partners.

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