Public & Visitor Relations Manager P.O.

Box 221 Vide Boutielle Castries, Saint Lucia Phone: 758 452 4094 Fax: 758 453 1121

Welcome to your guide to the most beautiful island in the Caribbean..St. Lucia. We have done extensive research to bring you the most current information about St. Lucia and compiled it all into one location. From the best ways to get to the island to the more secretive and romantic spots on the island, you will find all the information you will need to make your next trip to St. Lucia the most memorable yet! Sincerely,

Kristen Owen Editor

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2019 Osprey Lane Land O’ Lakes, FL 33549 p: 813.909.7770 • f: 813.909.9316

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Pointe du Cap
Pigeon Island Nationl Park Cap Estate Cas-en-Bas Gros Islet

Rodney Bay
GROS ISLET SLU

Choc Bay

GROS ISLET

Monchy

Cap Marquis

Castries

DAUPHIN

Caribbean Sea
Marigot Bay

SLU

Castries
Morne Fortune

DAUPHIN

CASTRIES

CASTRIES
Marigot

Rouche Island
Anse La Raye Grand Riviere

ANSE LA RAYE

DENNERY
Canaries

ANSE LA RAYE

DENNERY
Dennery

SOUFRIERE

SOUFRIERE

PRASLIN
Petit Piton Petit Piton

Edmund Quilesse Forest Forest Soufriere Reserve Reserve Diamond Botanical Gardens Fond St Jacques Sulphur Springs

Praslin Mon Repos

Frigate Islands Nature Reserve

PRASLIN

Etangs Gros Piton

Micoud

MICOUD CHOISEUL LABORIE VIEUX FORT UVF

Gros Piton

MICOUD CHOISEUL
Choiseul

LABORIE
Laborie

VIEUX FORT UVF
Vieux Fort

Atlantic Ocean
Savannes Bay
Maria Islands Nature Reserve

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INDEX
St. Lucia
Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .i Activity Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Welcome to St. Lucia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 The Amazing History of St. Lucia. . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Family Fun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Family Friendly Resorts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Land, Sea & Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 To & From St. Lucia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Climate & What to Wear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Getting Around . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 St. Lucian Cuisine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Local Recipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Where to Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Tying the Knot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Vieux Fort
Must See . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Where to Stay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coconut Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100

Micoud
Must See . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105

Praslin
Must See . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109

Dennery
Must See . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112

Dauphin
Must See . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117 Where to Stay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cotton Bay Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118

Castries
Must See . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Where to Stay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Discovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Rendezvous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Sandals - Halcyon Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Sandals - Regency La Toc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Gros Islet
Must See . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123 Where to Stay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Almond - Morgan Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 Almond - Smugglers Cove. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126 Bay Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128 The BodyHoliday by La Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 Coco Kreole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 Coco Palm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134 The Landings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136 Royal St. Lucian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138 Sandals - Grande St. Lucian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140 St. Lucian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142 Villa Beach Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144 Windjammer Landing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146

Anse la Raye
Must See . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Soufriere
Must See . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Where to Stay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anse Chastanet Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Jade Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Jalousie Plantation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Ladera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Choiseul
Must See . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Laborie
Must See . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

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Welcome to St. Lucia
Language
English is St. Lucia’s national language; however Kweyol, a French based patois, is widely spoken by the 150,000+ locals.

Religion
About 67% of St. Lucians are Roman Catholic. Other denominations include Anglican, Methodist, Baptist, Seventh Day Adventist, Church of the Nazarene, Church of Christ, Christian Science, and the Salvation Army.

Currency
The East Caribbean Dollar (EC$) is referred to as “ecee”. American dollars (US$) are accepted alongside the EC in many places; however with the exchange rate the EC can be a better price. Current exchange rates on US Traveler Cheques is EC$2.68 and on US cash EC$2.67. However, check the current exchange rate. Banks are open Monday to Thursday 8am to 3pm, Friday 8am to 5pm. All ATM machines distribute EC Dollars.

Credit Cards
Credit cards are widely accepted at all major shopping centers, restaurants, hotels, etc.

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Electricity
220 volts AC, 50 cycles. Resorts often have converters, but it’s a good idea to check beforehand. Please be energy conscious.

Emergency Numbers
Fire and Ambulance: 911 Police: 999

Tipping
Most places include a 10% standard tip. Use this as a guide if there is no service charge. Government tax is 8%. Tipping tour guides is acceptable and appreciated.

Tourism Information
St. Lucia Tourist Board, head office telephone: 758-452-4094 St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association telephone: 758-453-1811

Media
Internet
Available. Public access is available at the Internet kiosk at Pointe Seraphine. Internet cafes are also run by Cable & Wireless.

Newspapers
St. Lucia’s newspapers and broadcasters are mainly privately-owned. There are no daily newspapers.

Main newspapers include:
• The STAR and The Voice: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. • The Crusader, One Caribbean: Saturdays • The Mirror: Fridays

Radio Government
Constitutional monarchy. Gained independence from the UK in 1979. Head of State: Queen Elizabeth II, represented locally by Governor General Calliopa Pearlette Louisy since 1997. Head of Government: Sir John Compton since 2006. Prime Minister: Right Honorable Stephenson King for Finance, External Affairs and National Security. Various stations are available. News and talk, Caribbean music, popular music, and country music are just some of the options. The government operates a radio network.

Television
Cable is available. HTS Channel 34, CHOICE Channel 39 and DBS Channel 35 are local stations. Government Channel 2 and Visitors Channel 50 are also available.

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The Amazing History of St. Lucia

The Creation of the

“Helen of the West Indies”

The first interactions between Englishmen and the Caribs appear to have been diplomatic, if not friendly. Caribs were shrewd businessmen and knew how to gain a bargain. The Caribs sold cloth and supplies from a Spanish shipwreck to the English settlers. They even sold a few huts. The congeniality of the bargaining went sour, quickly. Word came by way of Caribs from neighboring islands of British hostility toward their tribes. By exploiting the Englishmen’s lust for gold the Caribs enticed a group of the survivors to accompany them on a gold expedition into the mountains. They never returned. By the fifth week’s end nineteen of the 67 Englishmen remained alive. Those 19 scrambled desperately into the sea and away from the island in a dugout canoe.

St. Lucia’s history is one of death and defeat, struggle and sabotage. From the earliest days this splendid island has been more desired than gold, coveted as a tropical oasis and a strategic military asset. Changing hands between the French and the English no less than 14 times in 150 years no Caribbean island can boast such a turbulent history. Provoking more bloodshed than even Helen of Troy St. Lucia has become “The Helen of the West Indies”.

Before the War
The first settlers of St. Lucia were the peace-loving Arawak Indians around 200 A.D. They travelled up the archipelago chain from South America via the Orinoco Basin, most probably moving to escape the warlike Caribs. By A.D. 800 the Caribs had expelled the Arawaks from St. Lucia. While question remains whether Christopher Columbus or Juan de la Cosa discovered St. Lucia, the first European to settle on the island was a pirate. Francois de Clerc attacked Spanish ships passing his base at Pigeon Island.

The Battle Begins
About 34 years later Britain’s Earle of Carlisle attempted to colonize St. Lucia. The king of England had bestowed all Caribbean islands to the Earle, whom then appointed Andrew Judd as Governor of St. Lucia. The Earle sent Judd, supplied with arms and men, bade him “good luck” and sent him on his way. Judd settled his colony and planted tobacco. That’s when 30 Carib boats appeared on the horizon. Traveling from St. Vincent and Dominica each carried 100 men.

Fighting off the Europeans
On August 23rd 1605 a group of Englishmen en route to South America washed ashore after a devastating storm. Already dangerously off course, with provisions low and men desperate, 67 men from the Olive Branch decided to settle on St. Lucia.

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Judd successfully warded off this assault. But only barely. He’d previously received supplemental arms and men from Barbados. However, later that same year, the Carib population became infuriated over a trick played by an Englishman on one of their men. Caribs came armed from Dominica, Martinique and St. Vincent to raid Judd’s settlement. Helpless against the onslaught the village was burned and massacred, almost everyone, including Judd, was killed. The British temporarily abandoned any plans to settle the island. Meanwhile, the French king ceded all the islands of the Antilles, in 1642, to the French West India Company. This provoked Governor Du Parquet of Martinique to attempt a settlement. He purchased St. Lucia, Martinique, and Grenada from the French West India Company for 4500 livres, or about $3000. In 1651 the governor dispatched a convoy to St. Lucia. Led by Frenchman De Rousselau who had married a St. Lucian woman, the settlement flourished. De Rousselau established a fort near what is now Castries. Installing a moat he mounted the fort with cannons and advised the settlers not to stray from the fort’s protected walls. A large plantation was established and tobacco, cotton and ginger thrived. Sadly, less than four years passed when De Rousselau died and the amicable relationship between settlers and Caribs came crashing down. Three successive French governors were brutally murdered. Still, the settlement remained for another 13 years, until in April 1663. The island was up for sale again. In 1660, the Caribs and the English had signed the Treaty of St. Christopher. Accordingly the Caribs shed their claim to the Lesser Antilles, with the assurance that they’d be left alone with St. Vincent and Dominica. However, the Caribs sold St. Lucia to some Barbadians in 1663, although through the treaty they had forfeited their rights to the island. The Barbadian’s purchased St. Lucia in return for “goods, wares and merchandises” according to the contract. When French authorities learned of the exchange they informed the Barbadians that St. Lucia was property of France. Barbados replied that, no, St. Lucia was now property of the King of England. They also promised that soon Barbadians would proceed to physically claim the land as such. June 1664 was the final effort for De Rousselau’s settlement. Martinique sent order to resist the Barbadian invasion with all necessary force. The settler’s constructed a second fort at Choc Bay, but it was futile. With 5 British men-of-war and 17 Carib pirogues from Barbados carrying 1500 Barbadians and 600 Caribs, the French surrendered without a struggle. The Barbadians had St. Lucia. Presumably since they’d purchased it from and fought for it with the Caribs the island would be secured for the British crown. They proceeded with development of their settlement and plantations. However, the Barbadians underestimated the Caribs, who were opportunists. The British settlement was hit with a barrage of Carib incursions and by the end of 1665 the population of 1500 had decreased to 89. January 6, 1666 the Barbadians set fire to their own forts and abandoned the island.

Into the 19th century conflict continued. Eventually France ceded St. Lucia to England in the 20th century. Along the way the warrior Caribs were lost. Their vicious fighting and ferocious spirits were no match for the advancement of modernity, disease and gunpowder.

Slavery
Sugar plantations thrived on the island throughout the conflict from the mid-1700s to mid-1800s. African slaves provided free labor. Some slaves escaped into the mountains; being a volcanic island St. Lucia had few animals or insects to harm them. They lived rather well on the land, eating fruits and vegetables growing in the lush rainforests. Slave owners were angered by the loss of labor and sent for remedies to keep the slaves or kill them. They brought the fer-de-lance, a poisonous snake, from abroad to kill the runaway slaves. What the owners did not know was that the slaves were very adept at curing snake bites. Soon, the owners themselves were suffering from the importation of the snake and sent for help. They then imported the mongoose to keep the snakes at bay. Again, the importation lacked judgment. While the mongoose killed and ate the snakes they also ransacked chicken coops, killing chicken and roosters and devouring eggs.

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The slave owners tried one more time, introducing wild boar to kill the mongoose. Wild boar may have cut down on the mongoose population but they quickly became food for the escaped slaves. Slavery was abolished in 1834 and a labor shortage ensued. The prosperous sugar industry met a quick decline. Sugar cane is no longer export from St. Lucia. The only remnants of the once burgeoning sugar cane industry are the stories and the rare abandoned sugar cane mill. Today the three imported animals remain on the island. The fer-de-lance is rarely seen while the mongoose crosses roads in broad daylight and pigs can be seen grazing through fields.

Independence
St. Lucia became independent in 1979. However, you will find traces of its turbulent history and cultural struggles. Not only in the culture and tradition, but also in the faces of its people. Before the Caribs were extinguished they left behind traces of their lust for life. They passed on a certain energy, an excitement for living. Not to mention the genetics shaping the faces and bodies of West Indians.

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Family Fun
Planning a family getaway? St. Lucia is the ideal family vacation destination where ever everyone can h have a time of their life. St. L i provides rest, relaxation and rejuvenation f th adults; and lots ti f th i lif St Lucia id t l ti d j ti for the d lt of outdoor fun and excitement for the kids. Several hotels on island welcome families and offer special facilities including kids’ clubs, special kids meals, and comfortable sleeping arrangements – beds and cots in room or adjoining rooms. Family vacations can include a variety of land and water sports. Visit a rainforest, bike a trail, or go ATV riding for tours the whole family will enjoy.

Family Friendly Resorts
Almond - Morgan Bay – Gros Islet
Best for: Families with children of all ages.
Full service nursery is available for children 0 to 2, with indoor and outdoor recreation areas. An onsite Kids’ Club, for kids 3-12, includes regular beach and pool activities, dance lessons, cultural and music activities, as well as computer and video games.

Marigot Bay
A lovely, sequestered, natural harbor that once provided a hideout for pirate ships, Marigot Bay also served as the setting for the film Dr. Doolittle.

Movies, water sports, a disco night and more await teens.

Almond - Smugglers Cove – Gros Islet
Best for: Families with children of all ages.
Replicating other Almond Kids’ Clubs, Smugglers Cove has been designed to provide kid-friendly educational activities for newborns to teenagers. Playgrounds, kiddie and children’s pools, and fully equipped activity centers are only a part of Almond’s Kids’ Clubs. Fully qualified and trained staff is on hand so parents can relax and enjoy themselves while their children are safe and satisfied.

Maria Islands Nature Reserve
These tiny islands in southern Saint Lucia to the east of Vieux Fort are home to rare wildlife and birds. Several species exist nowhere else in the world.

Pigeon Island Museum and Interpretive Centre
This museum is housed in the former British officers’ mess building, which has been restored to its 1808 plans. A modern “hands-on” display brings Pigeon Island’s fascinating history to life.

Whale & Turtle Watching
St. Lucia is recognized as one of the leading whale watching sites in the area. Over 20 species are regularly spotted throughout the year, including humpbacks, pilot whales, sperm whales and spinning and spotted dolphins. Turtles are another fascinating thrill for nature-lovers. The abundance of these majestic reptiles on St. Lucia is due to the protection provided by local environmental activists, who have ensured there is a permanent suspension on turtle hunting.

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Jalousie – Soufriere alousie
Best for: Families with children 5+ est

Coconut Coconut Bay Resort & Spa – Vieux Fort
Best for: Families with children of all ages. Kids’ club ages 2+.
The kid’s club, Cocoland, includes a water area, immense play yard, arts and crafts, games, a club house, and an air conditioned napping area. Potty trained children are welcome. Outside Cocoland are two kid-friendly pools, one zero entry and another shallow drop pool. Water slides and a lazy river complete with complimentary inner tubes round out the fun. A game center with table tennis and pool, an arcade, and kiddie beach drinks (Power Puff Girl, Sponge Bob) at the swim up bar will keep kids busy. Adults can lounge by the pools, take an exercise class or enjoy refreshments at the swim up and snack bars.

Learning Centre activities are onsite f children b i C i ii i for hild between the ages of 5 and 12 A i i i are h f d 12. Activities designed to be fun and educational. By combining the natural rainforest environment and Marine Biology with storytelling, dance classes and craft making kids can get hands on and have fun all at once. Services are complementary to Jalousie guests. Additionally there is an onsite playground. Children under 12 years receive free breakfast and 50% off meal plans.

Baby sitting is available for a fee.

St. Lucian by Rex Resorts – Gros Islet
Best for: Families with children 4+. Amenities are available for younger children.
Rexplorers! Kids Club (2008) is on site for children aged 4-12. Kids can enjoy their very own secret hideaway and a range of activities. A small outside play area is also available.

Baby sitting not available.

Cotton Bay Village – Gros Islet
Best for: Families with children 3+
The Hummingbird Kids Club, established by the local Montessori Center, is available for kids aged 3-7. Younger children are welcome, if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Arts and crafts, nature walks, story time, board games, cricket, beach games, movies, and more are regularly available.

Windjammer – Gros Islet
Best for: Families with children 4+
The kids’ clubhouse, Jacquot Fun Club, represents color, artistic flair and a safe, secure haven for young guests. With supervised activities and fun island games, the knowledgeable and qualified staff will keep your little ones busy all day long. Baby sitting and nanny services are available. A Teen Program provides opportunities for young adults to share in fun, exciting and meaningful daily activities. Villas for family fun include: • 2 Kids’ Pool • Kids’ Playground • Kids’ Menus • Jacquot Fun Club

Baby sitting not available.

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Land, Sea and Air
Plan ahead or be spontaneous. Whatever your style, St. Lucia offers plenty of fun and excitement through the land, sea and air.

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Land, Sea and Air

ATV Tours
Several tours are available. Explore 1000s of acres of land, over plantations, through rain forests and across beaches. Stop at points of interest for photo ops and enjoy fresh local juices along the way. Most tours do not require experienced drivers. Reservations are a must, talk to the tour desk at your hotel or call the tour of your choice.

Climbing
Pitons – Experienced climbers can attempt the peaks of Gros Piton and Petit Piton, 2,620 feet and 2,460 feet respectively, for a stunning view. According to avid climbers the peaks are challenging, not technical, but with frequent landslides and rugged terrain. However, jungle-covered and boulder-strewn the mighty views are worth the trouble. Gros Piton, despite its size, is the easier climb and can be done in a half day. Petit Piton, steeper sided, is more challenging. Local guides are available and highly suggested. Mt. Gimie – Lesser known than the marvelous Pitons, at 3,117 feet Mt. Gimie is St. Lucia’s highest point. Offering substantial views this peak climbs above the rain forest canopy. Guided tours are conducted up the mountain.

Botanical Gardens
Mamiku Gardens (Micoud) – 15 acres of tropical flora and fauna including a banana plantation, forest trails, a medicinal herb garden, and an archeological dig. Guide books, maps and walking sticks are available to borrow. Diamond Botanical Gardens Waterfall and Mineral Bath (Soufriere) – Bathhouses were built for King Louis XVI of France prior to the French Revolution, now visitors can bathe in the medicinal waters. Stroll along a path laden with tropical flora, leading to a magnificent waterfall. Mineral deposits create a colorful backdrop on surrounding stones. A common stop on many land tours.

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Land, Sea and Air
Golf
Sandals Regency St. Lucia Golf Resort and Spa –This 9-hole, 33 par golf course provides notable holes including 3, 7 and 8 which deliver spectacular views. The elevated forth tee provides a panorama of the Caribbean Sea.

Estates
Marquis Estate – Prearranged tours, by bus or horseback, guide you through this working plantation, beginning at the 19th century estate house – for a treat if you’re lucky. Next you’ll see an 18th century sugar wheel, not in working order, and the newer banana fields. Production for copra (dried coconut processed for oil) also takes place on the estate. Morne Coubaril Estate (Soufriere) – Costumed guides conduct a 90-minute tour around this 250-acre working cocoa plantation. Perhaps the most theatrical guides you’ll find on any estate. The Morne Coubaril was the first major estate on the island, it includes 18th century sugar mill ruins and a recreated Carib workers’ village. Balenbouche Estate (between Choiseul and Laborie) – Owner Uta Lawaetz walks you through her unique property, imparting the history and hardships endured in keeping the land. Throughout time land has been seized from non-natives living in St. Lucia. What was once a 2000+ acre sugar plantation and mill is now a modest 70 acre ecolodge/organic farm and an honored St. Lucia heritage site. The unique property is a favorite yoga retreat and lodging for guests desiring seclusion in a wildly natural setting. 4 guest villas are available.

Sandals Resort guests enjoy complimentary greens fees while others are welcome to play at $30US for 9 and $45US for 18 holes. Caddies are required for all golfers.

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Land, Sea and Air
St. Lucia Golf Resort and Country Club – This 18-hole, 71 par, 6,836 yard course overlooking the Caribbean and Atlantic is known as one of the most demanding in the Caribbean. The par-5 opening hole commands attention with its tree-lined right and bunker-lined left sides. Visitors become inspired by the natural beauty and incredible wildlife residing on the course. Opened in 2001, the course of scenic hills also offers a 350-yard driving range and a practice putting green, a pro shop, cart and club rentals, an on-site fine dining restaurant, and instruction at the Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf.

Horseback Riding
Riding treks are available from several stables. Tours can take riders to the volcano, around estates, along the Caribbean or Atlantic beaches, and through rain forests. Horseback riding is a great adventure for romantics and families alike.

Lighthouses
Cap Moule a Chique – Located south of Vieux Fort. Established in 1912, the original building still operates. Cap Moule a Chique is notably one of the highest lights above sea level in the world. While the lighthouse itself is closed the road leading to and above the lighthouse is open and offers awe-inspiring views of the Caribbean and Atlantic from high above sea level on the southern tip of St. Lucia. A must see. Vigie – Located on the Vigie peninsula on the north side of Castries harbor. Established in 1883, present tower built in 1915. Historical French ruins are nearby. Tapion Rock – Located on an isolated rock atop a 1-story concrete building. Although the site and tower are closed and the grounds are inaccessible good views of the black and white checkered tower with red post can be enjoyed seaside as ships enter and leave the harbor.

Jeep Tours
Guided Jeep tours offer an exhilarating off-road adventure. You can tour across tropical landscapes, through rainforests and over banana plantations from the jaunty height of a Jeep. Ride in an open-air vehicle on whole or half day adventures. Customized tours are often available.

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Land, Sea and Air

National Parks
Pigeon Island National Landmark – heralded as one of the most important monuments of St. Lucia’s history. A vivid representation of the cultural and historical monuments of international, civil, military and marine cross currents, characteristic of West Indian historical change. Guests can visit military ruins, an interpretation center, two beautiful beaches, then seek refreshment at either a restaurant boasting local cuisine or a pub with restaurant. Finally, they can enjoy a lookout point delivering panoramic views of the northwest coastline. Marigot Protected Landscape (proposed) – Some 33 acres of land donated to the National Trust by two private land owners, featuring moderate to steep slopes rising from the sea, a swampy woodland, a mangrove and scrub vegetation. Already located in the proposed area is a Marine Reserve, however resorts are sprouting around the borders of this proposed protected landscape. A marine reserve and ruins of an old fort are found at Marigot Point. The bay itself offers great diving and a beautiful haven for yachters. National East Coast Islets – Numerous rocky islets off the east coast of St. Lucia have been initiated into the Trust for management and protection. Among those under protection are Fous Island and the Fregate Islands, important nesting places for frigate and other sea birds.

Nature Trails
Nature lovers will get their fill in St. Lucia. Several trails meander across the island. Some better kept than others, a guide may be recommended or required depending on the trek. From beginner to expert hiker there are trails to fit every ability and desire. The St. Lucia National Trust and the Forestry and Lands Departments are the two main keepers of trails in St. Lucia.

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Land, Sea and Air
Fregate Island – A 3 mile Atlantic trail from Fregate Islands Nature Preserve to Mandele. Descartiers Rainforest Trail – A 4 mile circular trail starting six miles inland from Mahaut on the Atlantic coast highway. Gros Piton Nature Trail – Estimated to be a 4 hour round trip, the first half is moderate the second strenuous. The trail runs from Fond Gens Libre Community to the Gros Piton Summit. Edmund Forest Reserve – A circular trail. Barre de l’Isle Trail – Estimated to take nearly a half day, this trail runs the ridge separating the Eastern and Western sides of St. Lucia. Anse La Liberte – Six mile trail south of Castries and created by the National Trust. Union Nature Trail – A circular trail traveling through a dry forest near Casteries, past a mini zoo, a medicinal garden and an interpretation center. Anse la Raye – A small fishing village by day, by Friday night it comes alive. Live Caribbean music, native fare such as fresh caught lobsters, fish and conch and flowing beer and rum are staples. Gros Islet – Another local village transforming into a hot time weekly with reggae and rum. Locals and visitors enjoy traditional cuisine as it is prepared by the boatload then dance the night away.

Plantations
Fond Doux Holiday Plantation – A 19th century colonial plantation set amid lush, tropical flora minutes from Soufriere and near the majestic Pitons. Trails wind through cocoa, banana and coconut trees. Ruins, light climbing and an introduction to cocoa fermentation are all available to experience firsthand. The plantation also offers cottages, wedding packages and spa treatments.

Rainforest Bike Hike
Gear up for adventure through rain forests for the most scenic views. Peddle through tropical forests to enchanting waterfalls, and stop for a taste of wild grown tropical fruits. Trails are laden with a wild array of flora and fauna.

Night Out
Music is a staple to any Caribbean night. Whereever you are melodious sounds transpire the air. While discos are available they are concentrated mainly in Castries and Rodney Bay. However, the street parties, or jumps ups, are where you want to be Friday night.

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Land, Sea and Air
Safari
Soufriere Safari – The west coast driving tour features Soufriere, Marigot Bay, then onto the indigenous fishing village of Anse la Raye and finally Canaries. The east coast trip includes stops at Diamond Falls and Sulphur Springs, lunch at a local Soufriere restaurant then continues to Vieux Fort for an incredible view from Moule-a-Chique. Complete the tour with a northward bound jaunt to Micoud and Dennery.

Volcano
La Soufriere Volcano and Sulphur Springs Park (Soufriere) – 25 acre park housing broiling pools of sulphurous gases. Guided tours are included with admission costs. Known as the “world’s only drive-in volcano”.

Waterfalls
Waterfalls are naturally hidden on St. Lucia, cascading through the lush growth of forest. Several falls flow with warm water creating pools of warm mineral water, perfect for bathing. Latille Waterfall – Set within a plantation of fruits, vegetables and flowering plants, this waterfall cascades into an irresistible pool. Piton Waterfall – Soak in a warm bath at the foot of the waterfall in a natural, outdoor setting.

Pointe Seraphine – A quick jaunt by water taxi from Castries. Spyke Waterfall – Traverse the nature trail then take a dip in the cool cascading waters. Toraille Waterfall – Plunging into a pool surrounded by lush greenery this 50 foot waterfall creates a breathtaking scene. Take a dip in the waters for a full experience.

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Glass Bottom Boating
Aquabelle – A 1.5 hour tour aboard a sailing aquarium. The transparent hull provides views into the clear green Caribbean Sea. The air conditioned viewing compartment is below sea level for optimal presentation. A great way for families, especially those with small children, to experience magnificent Caribbean Sea life.

Champagne Sunset Cruise
Free Spirit Charter Sunset Cruise (Rodney Bay) – Embark at 5:30 p.m., sailing alongside the setting sun toward Marigot Bay. Shortly after sunset you’ll dock at Marigot Bay to dine at the esteemed Rainforest Hideaway Restaurant. After dinner, cruise languidly back to Rodney Bay beneath the serene night sky. At 10pm the boat slips sleepily into its berth for the conclusion of the journey. Brig Unicorn Champagne Tour (Rodney Bay) – Board the Brig Unicorn, a massive white sailed ship seen in Pirates of the Caribbean, and sail into the sunset. Snacks and champagne are complementary while live music and dancing keep the romance flowing through the evening. Endless Summer Catamaran (Rodney Bay) – Romance radiates from this lovers’ cruise. A cruise offering a quiet evening sailing into the sunset with a bottle of champagne per couple, light hors d’oeurves, snuggled close to your love.

Kayaking
Kayaking affords miraculous views of coral reefs, secluded beaches, and volcanic cliffs. The majestic Pitons are a must see, located near Soufriere. A Bat Cave/Piton Adventure package offers extreme sightseeing for serious adventurers. Between training and kayaking you can expect to spend the day in or near the water. Multi-day adventures are also available.

Sailing
Sail St. Lucia (Marigot Bay) – Take an elite sailing yacht down St. Lucia’s west coast where you can explore Pigeon Island and its ruins, snorkel in Soufriere Marine Park, kayak in Marigot Bay or swim with turtles at Anse Cochon. Anse Cochon consists of a secluded, black sand beach with crashing waves, and great diving and snorkeling. You may even see an octopus or other sea life.

Deep Sea Fishing
Novices and experienced anglers, this is fisherman’s paradise. Various boats offer full and half day trips across the island. Most ships come equipped with fighting chairs, bait and tackle, and drinks such as beer, rum punch and soda. Regular catches include: Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, Barracuda, Dorada, Blue Marlin, Long Bill Spearfish, King Fish, Spanish Mackeral, Cavali, and Snapper.

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Anse Cochon – A fabulous dive and snorkel site. Explore the Lesleen M, a 165 foot ship wrecked freighter, deliberately sunk at 60 feet. Divers investigating the ship can relish the huge gorgonians, black coral trees, gigantic barrel sponges, lace corals as well as schooling fish, tropical fish and sea horses, eels, rays, sharks and sea turtles. Anse-La-Raye – One of the finest wall and drift dive sites of St. Lucia. The Anse-la-Raye Reef slopes gently from the beach making it a popular dive for novices and photographers. The Wall, nearer the village, creates an incredible drift dive. Fairyland – A drift dive outside the Anse Chastanet cove, occasional strong currents carry divers over plateau slopes of 40 to 60 feet.

Scuba Diving & Snorkling
Several shops are available for diving and snorkeling excursions. One tank trips, 6-dive and 10-dive packages, resort courses, and dive shops ensure everyone has what they need. Snorkelers can accompany divers on trips at a reduced fee. Anse Chastanet – Offers the best beach entry site and is located near the Pitons. An incredible underwater reef steals the show as it begins at 20 feet and plunges to nearly 140 feet creating a stunning coral wall.

Petit Piton – A spectacular drop at the base of the mountain produces unbelievable sites. Huge barrel sponges and black corral trees sprout from the cliff base. Strong currents ensure good visibility. “Superman’s Flight” is a drift dive along a sheer 1000 feet wall below the Petit Piton, thus named because of the feeling of flight. Pinnacles – Near Soufriere Bay and the Pitons four curiously spectacular coral-encrusted, natural monuments rise from 300 feet below to within 10 feet of the water’s surface.

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Whale and Dolphin Watching
A popular tour for spectacular wildlife and coastal views. Search for wild dolphin and whales at sea and then enjoy splendid views of villages, bays, and the Pitons. Common species to this area include: Sperm Whales, Dwarf Sperm Whales, Pilot Whales, Hump Back Whales, Spinner Dolphins, Spotted Dolphins, Bottle Nose and Fraser Dolphins. Several tours are available, check departure days and times of individual tours for the most up to date information.

Swimming
Soft sandy beaches, crystal bluegreen waters, tropical reefs, rolling waves and sunny skies create a swimmer’s paradise. For those more inclined to remain beachside there’s plenty of chlorinated water on the island as well. The Atlantic Ocean, although decent for swimming, remains choppy with stronger currents than the Caribbean Sea. Beaches outline St. Lucia, so locating a fine beach isn’t difficult.

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Helicopters
Sightseeing tours leave from various points including Pointe Seraphine, Soufriere, Hewanorra International Airport. Unspoiled views include the renowned Pitons, Marigot Bay, Sulphur Park, Rodney Bay, Pigeon Point, and coastlines and rainforests.

Zip lines
Zip lines are the best way to experience the St. Lucian rain forests. Transport to the rain forest welcome center is often provided. Instructions and equipment are dispensed and shortly thereafter you’re 50 feet in the air. Several platforms combine to form the complete course. Cables range 80 feet to nearly 500 feet in length. Cables are part of an integrated system and the rigging has been carefully designed. Check age/height limitations for children and DON’T FORGET YOUR CAMERA!

Sky Rides
Immerse yourself in the St. Lucian rainforests with a gondola ride. Encounter unique tropical colors and sounds; breathe the moist greenness around you. Gondolas safely provide a bird’s eye view while gliding you through the treetops. Knotted with twisting woody vines, dense with clusters of native vegetation and united with cascading flowers the forest becomes its own world. Sky Rides and Gondolas are considered family friendly.

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Nex reboard the bus in Soufriere. Next sites include all the southern highlights - The Botanical Gardens, Diamond Water Fall, the Drive-In Volcano and Toraille Falls. Wrap up your incredible day with a stop at Balenbouche Estate. Famous for its tumultuous history it has been transformed into an ecolodge, organic farm and a popular yoga retreat. Finally, you will be returned to your resort, just in time to freshen up for a fabulous dinner.

Land and Sea Tours
Brig Unicorn (Castries) – A working replica of a 19th century sailing ship, 140 feet long with billowing white sails. The impressive vessel appeared in the television series “Roots” and the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean”. The land based portion of the tour includes Soufriere’s drive-in volcano and Rodney Bay’s waterfall. Afterwards, board the Brig and sail away to Anse Cochon for a snorkel or a swim. Then onto Marigot Bay, a real life pirate retreat prior to European settlement. Sunset cruises are available. Land and Sea Special (Soufriere) – Embark on a full day tour for a unique opportunity to experience St. Lucia by air-conditioned bus and catamaran. First, the bus picks up at your resort then travels up the rugged Atlantic Coast Dennery and Micoud. Cross the island to capital city Castries. Once the van arrives at Rodney Bay you’ll board the catamaran for the sea cruise. Sail into the Caribbean Sea and relax. Enjoy plenty of sun while sipping fruit juice, sodas and rum punch. Don’t forget the sunscreen! Cruise past Pigeon Island, into Marigot Bay. Upon arriving at Anse Cochon you’ll stop for a quick dip in the warm Caribbean Sea. Afterward, continue on to Soufriere for a light lunch aboard and a breathtakingly intimate view of the Pitons. Maria Island (Vieux Fort area) – This tiny island reserve, exclusive home to two species and a breeding ground for leatherback turtles, is incredibly diverse in flora and fauna. Spectacular beaches for swimming and snorkeling curve the island and a hillside trail leads to the summit of Maria Major. An experienced mariner with a small fishing boat will happily transport you to Maria Major.

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Climate & What to Wear
Weather
St. Lucia is a Caribbean Island in the West Indies. Hugged by tropical waters and cooled by trade winds St. Lucia’s climate is always pleasant. Temperatures range from 70-90 F (21-32 C) year round. December and January are the coolest months. June, July and August are the hottest. Rainfall increases in the summer and toward the end of the year (June-November). December through May are the driest.

Attire
During the day, lightweight summer clothing, good walking shoes for touring, sunglasses, and a high SPF sunscreen are staples. Swim suits and beach shoes for the water.

To & From St. Lucia
Flying Time from Major Cities
Miami - 3.5 hours New York - 4 hours Toronto - 5 hours London - 8 hours

Beachwear should not be worn around towns.
During the evening and night, a light sweater or jacket may be preferred. If you plan on dining at any of the elegant, upscale restaurants on the island or at your resort proper attire is required. No shorts or tee shirts. Dress for the occasion.

Airport Departure Tax
EC$68 ($25.32 US) should be paid in EC currency for all passengers 12 and older. For your assistance, banking facilities are available at Hewanorra International Airport and George F.L. Charles Airport.

Arriving by Sea
L’Express Des Iles operates a high speed catamaran service between Martinique, Guadeloupe, Dominica, and St. Lucia. You can book the catamaran through Cox & Company Ltd. Cruise ships entering the port at Castries usually anchor at Pointe Seraphine or La Place Carenage with easy access to great shopping (except on Sundays when everything closes).

It is offensive for anyone, including children, to wear camouflage clothing.

Entering St. Lucia
Canadian and British citizens must carry a valid photo ID and a return ticket. All other visitors must carry a valid passport and a return ticket. Visas are required for some countries. Immunization is only required when coming from an infected area within six days of arrival. No immunizations are required or necessarily suggested otherwise.

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Getting Around
St St. Lucia is a relatively small island with large, ro rocky mountains in the center and fairly straight fo forward highways. Nu Numerous options for transport are available.

Bi Bikes and Mopeds
Bik Bikes, mopeds, and scooters are wonderful thro throughout the Caribbean; however St. Lucia’s hilly terrain makes leisure travel difficult. We stro strongly suggest another mode of transport for prim primary uses. Bikes Bikes, mopeds and ATVs can be rented for tours or other adventure programs. Enjoy the island’s ot sceni scenic and beautiful mountains from secluded trails and off road paths. Main roads are unforgiving, often narrow and could be dangerous for leisure travelers. da

Driving g
Several rental car associations are located on the island for your convenience A driver’s license ntal convenience. is required.

Buse Buses
Mingle with the locals, take in the scenery. Most residen residents use bus transport to get around; travelling to school, work or market. Buses run frequently on scho designa designated routes and are extremely affordable. Ask hotel staff for additional stops and routes. sta Plan acc accordingly. Buses on main routes around Gros Islet run as late as 10pm, however getting from Soufriere or Vieux Fort back to Castries or Gros Islet may be im impossible by bus after mid-afternoon. Mini buses (or mini vans) are regularly used as public transport in St. Lucia. Hail one as you would a taxi. Look for green license plates with the letter “M” on them, these indicate public transport.

Driver’s Licenses
To rent a car you need a driver’s license. Visitors must obtain a Temporary Driving Permit at the Immigration Office at Hewanorra Airport, the Gros Islet Police Station or at a major rental car firm. A 3-month permit costs EC$54. HINT: Steering is on the right, driving is on the left. The terrain is mountainous with numerous hairpin turns overlooking steep cliffs. Storm water run offs resemble concrete ditches. Drive with caution.

Ferry
Ferries offer a variety of travel options for touring around St. Lucia and travelling to neighboring islands. Ferries travel along scenic routes between Castries and Pointe Seraphine, even to Martinique. Ferries are a great way to see some of the hidden coves and unspoiled beaches of St. Lucia.

Helicopters
Helicopters display a beautiful impression of the island. Experience a breathtaking adventure from the sky as you soar over rainforests, mountain tops and countryside. For those flying into the southern airport but lodging on the north side of the island, helicopters are available to make a quick 10 minute trip to the northern airport. Enjoy an amazing sightseeing adventure during the trip. For an additional $10, you’re trip can include a side trip to the Pitons, a must see by any visitor.

Bus Fares
Castries to Gros Islet: EC$2.25 Castries to Rodney Bay: EC$2.00 Castries to Choc/Vigie: EC$1.25 Castries to Vieux Fort: EC$7 Castries to Soufriere: EC$10 (Bus fares provided by the National Association, May 2008)

Car Rental
Renting a car requires the renter to be 25 or over, have a valid driver’s license or an international drivers permit or St. Lucian temporary drivers permit, and a major credit card. Remember, driving is British style. Main roads are well paved, side roads vary. Be dexterous and prepared to halt for chickens and other creatures, such as mongoose or dogs, meandering across the narrow roads.

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Taxis
For travelers without a restricting budget taxis can double as a perfect island tour. St. Lucian drivers are fully trained and licensed guides. Drivers take special courses and provide friendly local knowledge en route. Many people brag about their drivers long after vacation’s end, a good driver can make your vacation. Hotels can arrange a taxi or taxis can be hailed at taxi stands or phoned. Cabs are distinguished by the red license beginning with “TX”. Minibuses can be reserved for larger groups.

Taxi Fares
Fares are flat rate rather than per mile/minute. Castries to Gros Islet: EC$62/US$25 Castries to Soufriere: EC$175/US$70 Castries to Vieux Fort: EC$150/US$60 Castries to Anse la Raye: EC$75/US$30 Rodney Bay to Gros Islet town: EC$25/US$10 Rodney Bay to Pigeon Island: EC$25/US$10 (Taxi fares provided by the National Association, May 2008)

St. Lucian Cuisine
St. Lucia’s cuisine mingles French, West Indian and Creole flavors, a tasty influence of a turbulent history. Local fare includes lots of spices, vegetables, fruits and seafood; often grown and harvested locally. Pepper pot stew, callaloo, and fried jackfish are popular items. St. Lucia’s National Dish is Green Figs and Saltfish. Shellfish and fish are daily fare, as well as s vegetables like cassava, dasheen (taro), and d sweet potatoes. Local fruits include coconuts, s, bananas, mangoes, papayas, pineapples, guavas, s, passion fruit, and soursop. For the freshest st ingredients visit one of the main towns on market et day (Saturday). Piton Beer and Bounty Rum are brewed locally. lly. Piton is medium ale baring the Piton Mountains on its label. Bounty Rum proudly poses as “The Spirit pirit of St. Lucia”. Rum punch, a flavorable combination ion of fruit juices and rum, can be found most anywhere ere tourists abound. Countless restaurants, quality ingredients and trained chefs guarantee everyone will have their fill. r From local Creole to American flavors, from French ench to Italian, with plenty of Caribbean and seafood in od between the only lacking option is going hungry. ry.

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St. Lucian Recipes
Gre sh Pie (Nati en Fig & Saltfi onal Dish)

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St. Lucian Recipes
Breadfruit Baked Stuffed
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St. Lucian Recipes
d Green Fig Sala
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Where to Shop
Souvenirs, clothing, spirits and handmade items are sold everywhere. Market days, Saturdays, are the busiest shopping days on the island. Road side vendors, shops, resorts and tourist sites all provide plenty of purchasing opportunities. Castries, home to the largest market, is hugely popular. Duty free shops dot the island. Castries La Place Carenage - a modern facility blending Caribbean architecture with air conditioned comfort, situated on the southern side of Castries Harbor. Castries Market and Vendor’s Arcade – facilities surging with St Lucian culture. Heaps of fresh produce, crafted souvenirs, herbal remedies and bright island fabrics are among the most popular items. Pointe Seraphine A collage of shopping from local crafts to fine jewelry, welcome docking cruise ships and island visitors alike. Rodney Bay JQ’s Shopping Mall – an area providing all commodities to the north of the island including a supermarket, banks and a post office. Rodney Bay Village - located along the main strip, houses restaurants and other facilities interspersed with unique shops and handmade crafts. Rodney Bay Marina - a beautiful oceanside location to shop, dine and browse local art galleries. Necessities such as a grocer and currency exchange are also available. Marigot Bay The Marina Village - a charming waterfront village nestled in the picturesque Marigot Bay. A bank, supermarket, business center, art gallery and assorted boutiques and craft shops are comingled against the lush greenness of the cliffs and the crystal blue of the bay. Enjoy the pristine view of sailboats and catamarans sliding in and out of the bay. Soufriere Livity Art Studio - offers personalized local crafts. Ask locals about craft shops or explore downtown shops for handcrafted wears. Vieux Fort Vieux Fort Plaza - the main shopping center for the south of the island. Located in the area are a bank, supermarket, bookstore, toy store, beauty salon and several clothing shops. Saturday is market day with fresh produce and other items available throughout the town. A large liquor store slash supermarket offers some of the best prices on liquor available in the region. Shopping Hours Plan accordingly. Monday – Friday: 0830-1230 and 1330-1630. Saturday: 0830-1230 Sunday: Closed Shopping Malls: 0900-2100 What to Buy Unique, handcrafted batik and silk screen designs, seen on shifts, shirts, placemats, cocktail napkins, and shopping bags. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings and other locally made jewelry with beads and shells of various types and colors. Handmade bowls, beads, straw hats, flour sack shirts, sisal rugs, bags, sandals and woodwork. Duty-free items. Duty Free Duty-free shops are retail outlets that do not apply local or national taxes and duties. They are often found in the international zone of international airports, sea ports or onboard passenger ships. Some duty free shops operate in central business districts away from airports or other ports. Duty free shops are located at Pointe Seraphine, Hewanorra International Airport, Sandals Regency St Lucia Golf Resort, Sandals Grande St Lucian Spa & Beach Resort, Almond Morgan Bay Resort. Duty free items include liquor, confectionaries, cigarettes, tobacco and accessories. Duty free shopping is available to all visitors provided they present their passport and/or airline ticket when making purchases.

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Tying the Knot Congratulations! You’re engaged.
Now it’s time for the party! St Lucia is a stunning place to start your new life. Preparation may seem an enormous task; however St Lucia offers innumerable options for wedding planning. That’s why St Lucia has been voted #1 World Wedding and Honeymoon Destination by the World Travel Awards four times (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006). Hassle Free Wedding in Paradise Enjoy the sprawling beaches, Caribbean sunshine, blue green waters and fabulous resorts. Relax; St Lucia has created a formula for creating a magical experience without the intense planning that usually goes into such an incredible event. Starting with the laws, St Lucia has made it quite easy to facilitate marriage ceremonies. In fact, most resorts can handle all the details once they’ve received the proper documents. You won’t need to worry about contacting a local attorney or filing papers. Next, your resort can accommodate most special requirements for your big day. From flower arrangements, button holes and bouquets to steel bands, wedding cakes and catering your desires can be fulfilled. Apparently, one resort even flew in a rabbi for a Jewish wedding as no local rabbis were available! Very accommodating, how else could St Lucia top the chart 4 out of 5 years? Whether you entrust your special day to the resort or an independent wedding planner, your options are endless. Beach weddings, Botanical Garden weddings, horse and carriage rides, sunsets, whatever you want can be arranged relatively easily, on your part. Even photography and videography can be procured to document your perfect Caribbean wedding. What You Need • Passports (valid for a minimum of six months) • Birth certificates • Deed poll certificate (if your name has been changed) • Parental consent by way of an affidavit if below age 18. • Death certificate and previous marriage certificate (if you’ve been widowed) • Decree absolute (if you’re divorced) • Originals or certified documents only • All legal documents should be faxed to the resort where you will make your accommodations to begin the legal process. Documents in a foreign language require authorized English translation. St. Lucia has a NO RESIDENCY POLICY and visitors arriving to the island for a day can be married within hours. The license fees are as follows: • $335 if staying on island for 3 days or more. • $540 for a SPECIAL LICENSE if staying on island less than 24 hours. Application to be married in St. Lucia must be made by a local solicitor to the Attorney General or notary who prepares and signs the license. Fees • Notorial Fees and Marriage License: $335EC • Special Marriage License: $540EC • Registrar Fee: $100EC • Marriage Certificate: $8EC A Few Tips • Independent photographers may require more work to find, but they generally are more knowledgeable than resort staffers. An independent wedding photographer may utilize superior equipment and be more familiar with lighting, composition, facial analysis and other aspects in the execution of art. • Sunset weddings can be tricky. Since St Lucia is so near the equator twilight is very short. This could ruin some perfect shots. Instead consider an earlier ceremony with photography scheduled during the sunset. • Seashore ceremonies are romantic. They can also be hot, sweaty affairs depending on the time of day and the season. Consider photography on the beach and a ceremony at a nearby gazebo or other location.

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GROS ISLET

DAUPHIN CASTRIES

ANSE LA RAYE

DENNERY

PRASLIN SOUFRIERE

MICOUD CHOISEUL LABORIE VIEUX FORT

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Castries - Must See

Carnival Parade of the Bands
The climax of the St. Lucian Carnival celebration is not to be missed. During parade days revelers take to the streets in a flood of color and music, enveloping bystanders in a cloak of authentic joy and celebration as each band competes for the coveted “Band of the Year” title.

The capital city of St. Lucia plays host to an array of interesting points. Castries, the heart of commercial activity, provides the Vendor’s Arcade, Castries Market and La Place Carenage. All are major shopping hubs. In addition to shops, the La Place Carenage is home to the Animation Center, a 3D simulation entitled, “Castries, the Crossroads of the Caribbean”. The simulation explains the history of Castries from 2000BC through the 20th Century fires that almost extinguished the city. Architecture buffs will enjoy the architecture of the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, known as The Cathedral to locals. Building this structure, the largest cathedral in the Caribbean, took an absurd 72 years to complete! Visit Derek Walcott Square, christened after one of St. Lucia’s noble laureates in literature. Bask under the 400+ year old Saaman tree. Locals call this tree the Massave Tree, meaning “I don’t know”.

Creole Heritage Month
The Folk Research Centre, responsible for preserving and promoting St. Lucia’s cultural heritage, organizes events throughout October celebrating Creole culture. Events are held in communities across the island. Creole Heritage month culminates with International Creole Day, Jounen Kweyol, a worldwide celebration by all countries that speak the Creole language.

Folk Research Center
Housed in a 19th century colonial building, situated among striking gardens on the historic Mount Pleasant, with stunning views of Castries the Folk Research Center (FRC) inspires preservation and promotion of St. Lucia’s cultural heritage. The center specializes in storing and organizing vast data and materials encompassing the whole of St. Lucia Folk history. Specific areas include dance, music, instruments, folk tales and the kweyol language.

Helicopter Rides
Experience St. Lucia from the frigate birds’ perspective. Tours depart from Castries and Soufriere, as well as a few other ports. North and south island aerial tours are available. Observe cliffs, mountains, and sun-kissed coastlines while relishing (and learning from) the lively commentary of the knowledgeable and friendly local pilots.

Carnival
Carnival, a major St. Lucian festival, celebrates island tradition. Carnival festivities include competitions and performances by masquerade (Mas) bands, calypso and soca singers, steel bands, and beauty contestants. The extravaganza in July unites locals and tourists from around the world. Topping off the bazaar is a grand parade of dazzling colors and intricate costumes. The Jour Ouvert street jump up is a wild affair of pulsating soca and calypso music and dancing in the streets of Castries. Revelers wear whatever they wish, and are judged for the best, weirdest outfits (referred to as Ole Mas). During that same afternoon (Monday), Mas bands parade through Castries to be judged at the Mindoo Philip Park. Tuesday, all Mas bands parade through the streets for judging ending in numerous ‘Last Lap’ circuits round the city; a massive “conga line”.

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Howelton House
High upon Morne Fortune this stylistic Victorian abode 102 years old is home of Caribelle Batik. Visitors are invited to witness the batik process, from tracing patterns onto large cloth pieces to using hot wax to shield the areas not to be dyed. Each piece is carefully handcrafted, creating uniquely individual pieces.

Pointe Seraphine
Boasting the best Duty-Free shopping on the island sland Pointe Seraphine is a quick jaunt by water taxi from Castries. Newer Caribbean cruise routes have acquired a stop at the beautiful Pointe Seraphine. ne.

Jeep Tour
Guided Jeep tours offer an exhilarating off-road adventure. Safari across a tropical landscape, through rainforests and over banana plantations. Ride in an open-air vehicle on whole or half day adventures. Customized tours are often available.

Rhythm of Rum
Rhythm of Rum is a driving tour through the history ory of rum. A staple of island cuisine, the rum tour our incorporates sightseeing through Castries, Roseau eau Valley, and one of the island’s largest banana na plantations. The journey includes a detailed ed distillery tour and a chance to sample some award rd winning rums and liqueurs.

La Toc Battery
An admirable example of St. Lucia’s turbulent military history, the La Toc Battery is built on a hillside overlooking Castries. The fort enjoys British engineering at its finest from thick, reinforced walls to the mysterious underground labyrinth of rooms and tunnels reminiscent of English castles.

Vigie Lighthouse Marigot Bay
A budding yachter’s paradise, the tranquil, picturesque b was once h b ddi h ’ di h il i bay home to pirates. Hollywood i also appreciates the unspoiled beauty of the bay. Pictures such as the original Dr. Doolittle with Rex Harrison, Water with Michael Caine and Fire Power with Sophia Loren were all shot on location. Restaurants, shops, a supermarket with wine shop, a bank, and a bar and coffee shop populate the modest village while black sandy beaches emphasize the perfect Caribbean green waters. The Vigie Lighthouse presents a bit of history and a breathtaking view, notably golden sands stretching into the green sea off Vigie Beach. Nearby lays a small powder magazine built by the French in 1784. Both the lighthouse and the beach are less than 10 minutes from the bustling town’s center of Castries.

Morne Fortune
Experience the view shared by the imposing Government House, home to Governor General Her Excellency Dame Pearletter Louisy. A small, roadside overlook delivers the most magnificent panoramic view of Castries.

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Discovery Marigot Bay
Location: On famous Marigot Bay, a sheltered harbour for yachts Accommodations: 124 rooms, 3 floors Restaurants on site: Yes Region: Marigot Bay Country: St. Lucia Reservations: 877.858.2426 Website: www.discoverystlucia.com Of all the memorable places on the stunningly beautiful island of St. Lucia, the one that seems to be best loved by visitors and St. Lucian’s alike is Marigot Bay. Described by novelist James A Michener as “the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean,” it has been photographed so many times that first-time visitors often experience a jolt of recognition. This contemporary resort provides an intimate environment for guests with every possible modern facility, including the Lapli Spa, fitness centre, shopping, bars and restaurants for the ultimate holiday experience. Marigot Bay has provided a safe haven for yachts over the centuries and marina docks at Discovery provide for visiting luxury sailing and motor yachts. In recent years, the bay has become a very well-known holiday destination with lively local restaurants and bars, a marina and now a luxury, eco-friendly hotel with a spa, fine dining and harbour side harbour-side bars.

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• Kids’ Activities • Kids’ Club • Lounge/Bar • Restaurant(s) • Tennis • Deep Sea Fishing • Sailing • Scuba Diving • Waterskiing • Watersports (Motorized) • Salon • Spa (Full Service) • Biking • Fitness Center • Beachfront • Hiking • Swimming Pool(s) • Baby sitting • Business Center • Concierge • Air Conditioning • Clock/Radio • Hair Dryer • Internet Access • Ocean view • Television - Cable/Satellite

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Rendezvous
All Inclusive Resort
Location: Lush tropical gardens set on the beautiful Malabar Beach Accommodations: 100 rooms, 3 floors Restaurants on site: Yes Region: Castries Country: St. Lucia Reservations: 800.544.2883 Website: www.theromanticholiday.com Rendezvous is the first holiday in St. Lucia dedicated to the idea that great couples deserve a special place in the sun they can call their own. On this storybook island, Rendezvous is the storybook escape exclusively for the man and woman who happily choose to share their lives. We provide everything you need to create an idyllic time in an idyllic place. Without the distraction of children or singles or the noisy hubbub of your every-day life putting pressure on the relationship, you find every opportunity to nourish your unique bond. We even liberate you from concern for money because just about everything is included. Rendezvous is, above all, an Eden -- a tropical garden by the sea where you can rediscover what made you a great couple in the first place.

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• Tennis • Volleyball • Kayaking • Knee Boarding • Scuba Diving • Tubing • Water Volleyball • Waterskiing • Windsurfing • Watersports (Motorized) • Watersports (Non-Motorized) • Salon • Spa - Pavilion • Water Aerobics • Biking • Fitness Center • Archery Range • Beach Close By • Giant Beach Chess Board • Scuba Lessons • Swimming Pool(s) • Air Conditioning • Coffee Maker • Hair Dryer • In-Room Safe • Iron/Ironing Board • Wedding Coordinator

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Halcyon
All Inclusive Resort
Location: An exotic destination with rainforest & volcano o Accommodations: 169 rooms, 2 floors Restaurants on site: Yes Region: Castries Country: St. Lucia Reservations: 888.SANDALS Website: www.sandals.com The Halcyon by Sandals is an intimate 169-room beachfront resort is an island paradise for two. Overlooking a serene bay with pristine white sand beach and emerald waters, and nestled in amongst stunning tropical gardens, this resort showcases such exquisite natural beauty and warm laid-back energy that you’ll have no choice but to have the time of your life. The resort features 3 gourmet restaurants including the famous Pier restaurant set out over the sea, 2 pools, a scuba certification pool, a fitness center and nightclub. Sandals exclusive exchange program allows guests to enjoy all the amenities and services at Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa and Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort including an additional 11 gourmet restaurants, golf, the option of a full-service Red Lane® spa and transfers.

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• Lounge/Bar • Restaurant(s) • Basketball • Golf • Tennis • Volleyball • Kayaking • Paddle Boats • Sailing • Scuba Diving • Snorkeling • Waterskiing • Watersports (Non-Motorized) • Salon • Sauna • Fitness Center • Beachfront • Billiards • Cards • Chess • Darts • Horse Shoes • Jacuzzi • Shopping • Swimming Pool(s) • Table Tennis • Business Center • Car Rental • Concierge • Currency Exchange • Laundry/Dry Cleaning • Air Conditioning • Ceiling Fans • Clock/Radio • Hair Dryer • Iron/Ironing Board • King Bed • Ocean view • Television - Cable/Satellite • Turn Down Service • Wedding Services (On-Site)

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Regency La Toc
Resort Type: All Inclusive Resort
Location: Set on 210 acre estate along a half-mile beach Accommodations: 120 suites, 211 rooms, 7 floors Restaurants on site: Yes Region: Castries Country: St. Lucia Reservations: 888.SANDALS Website: www.sandals.com The Regency La Toc by Sandals Resorts is set along a half-mile crescent-shaped beach, this 210-acre enclave spares no detail to bring you an infinitely romantic gateway. Chose from a range of accommodations from ocean-view rooms to luxurious Villa Suites on Sunset Ocean Bluff featuring private pools, butler service and 24-hour room service. Amenities such as rolling fairways, 7 gourmet restaurants, a full-service Red Lane® Spa and 9 bars serving premium brand beverages including Beringer wines bring this resort to the pinnacle of perfection. Our exclusive exchange program allows guests to enjoy all the amenities and services of all 3 Sandals Resorts on the island, even roundtrip transfers are included.

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• Lounge/Bar • Restaurant(s) • Swim Up Bar • Basketball • Golf • Golf - Free Greens Fees • Tennis • Volleyball • Hobie Cat Sailboats • Kayaking • Paddle Boats • Sailing • Scuba Diving • Snorkeling g • Windsurfing • Salon • Sauna • Spa - Red Lane • Spa (Full Service) • Steam Room • Fitness Center • Beachfront • Billiards • Croquet • Nightly Entertainment • Shopping • Swimming Pool(s) • Table Tennis • Business Center • Car Rental • Concierge • Currency Exchange • Laundry/Dry Cleaning • Air Conditioning • Butler Service (available) • Coffee Maker • Hair Dryer • Iron/Ironing Board • King Bed • Room Service • Television - Cable/Satellite • Turn Down Service • Wedding Gazebo • Wedding Services (On-Site)

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Anse La Raye - Must See
River Rock Waterfall

A quaint fishing village packed with 100+ year old homes, located on the scenic west coast. Native St. Lucia was never easier to find, with uninhibited locals and traditional foods, drinks, sights, and sounds, a visit to Anse la Raye will uncover the laid back Caribbean lifestyle the tourist areas often obscure.

At the base of River Rock Falls lies a large pool with ample swimming room. A wonderful spot with an organized picnic area, changing facilities and a bar selling ice cold Piton beers. To find River Rock Falls look for a signpost on the left hand side of the road when approaching the village.

Lesleen M Shipwreck
The Lesleen M, a 165-foot freighter, was sunk by the Department of Fisheries in 1986. The wreck provides an artificial reef and lies upright in 60 feet of water near Anse Cochon on the west coast near Marigot Bay. Divers can tour the ship in its entirety.

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Soufriere - Must See
Soufriere, in the south, is a good home base when touring the most interesting geological features on the island. The Piton Mountains, the “drive-in volcano”, waterfalls and mineral baths are all within a short drive. Several grand estates are also located in the surrounding area. When docking at Soufriere St. Lucian boys dive for coins thrown overboard by tourists.

Jeep Tour
Guided Jeep tours offer an exhilarating off-road adventure. Safari across a tropical landscape, through rainforests and over banana plantations. Ride in an open-air vehicle on whole or half day adventures. Customized tours are often available.

Diamond Waterfalls & Botanical Gardens
Breathtaking natural flora meets medicinal mineral baths leading to a spectacular waterfall. Tropical flowers, nature trails, and a small shop offering ice cream and other refreshments are all incorporated in one tour. The grounds have been well groomed by the Devaux family for generations.

The Pitons
Gros Piton and Petit Piton, known collectively as The Pitons, are depicted as twin peaks in most mass produced photos. Actually the peaks are about two miles apart, rising up from the sea. These volcanic plugs are now a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and have a home on the label of the national beer, appropriately named Piton. Both are considered difficult climbs, but guides are available. Divers can explore them as underwater cliffs. Most visitors simply enjoy them for their scenic beauty.

Diving
Several spectacular diving sites populate the waters off St. Lucia. From easy to challenging, from day trips to half days, everyone can take a dip and enjoy the Caribbean. Any number of drift dives, ship wrecks, and coral reefs are on hand to explore.

Sulphur Springs Park and the “Drive-in” Volcano
The caldera, created by a major volcanic explosion, offers close up views of bubbling sulfur pits and heat pools. Once, tours included a climb into the pits for the full experience, including dropping raw eggs into the pools and watching them boil. A guide fell through the soft substrate of the crust causing 2nd and 3rd degree burns, he survived and the pools can be enjoyed from a safer distance.

Helicopter Rides
Experience St. Lucia from the frigate birds’ view. Tours depart from Castries and Soufriere, as well as a few other ports. North and south island aerial tours are available. Observe cliffs, mountains, and sun-kissed coastlines while relishing (and learning from) the lively commentary of the knowledgeable and friendly local pilots.

Toraille Waterfall & Gardens
Near Soufriere, just off the scenic main road, a breathtaking 50 feet waterfall gushes over a cliff and cascades into a pool centered in a charming garden. Quaint bridges along a nature trail with lush greens and dazzling tropical colors lead you through the tropical paradise. Bathe near the invigorating waterfall, or enjoy a pounding back and shoulder massage on days when the water flow is not too strong.

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Anse Chastanet Resort
Location: 600 acre estate in a panoramic park Accommodations: 49 rooms Restaurants on site: Yes Region: Soufriere Country: St. Lucia Reservations: 800.223.1108 Website: www.ansechastanet.com What were Caribbean hotels like before trade winds were replaced by blasts of air conditioning, when morning exercise was a walk on the beach and not hot water aerobics, and when you sat watching the sunset instead of cable TV? You can still find out at Anse Chastanet Resort on St. Lucia’s unspoiled southwestern Caribbean coast. Ever since architect Nick Troubetzkoy first purchased the first 14 hillside units, and throughout the expansion and renovation that followed, design in harmony with nature, complementing the island’s natural beauty, has remained his focal point. The 600-acre site is a lush garden of tropical foliage bordering one of the island’s best beaches, where soft silver sands dip into the clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean. A second beach, Anse Mamin, belonging to the estate is just around the corner and can be reached by the Resort’s water taxi. St. Lucia’s trademark green peaks - the Gros and Petit Pitons - make for a dramatic backdrop. No two rooms at Anse Chastanet are exactly alike. Twelve beach level units are tucked away behind the coconut palms, just steps from the water’s edge and the resort’s renowned SSI Platinum Pro/PADI dive facility. Perched on the hill are Anse Chastanet’s original rooms; cheery white-washed cottages with wrap-around wooden balconies. These octagonal-shaped “gazebos” offer splendid views of the Pitons and the sea, framed by an abundance of flourishing blossoms. Chairs and beds are covered in madras prints - a traditional island fabric of bright plaid woven with the same colours as the ginger lilies, anthuriums and bouganvillaea found in every room.

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• Lounge/Bar • Meal Plan • Restaurant(s) • Tennis • Kayaking • Scuba Diving • Snorkeling • Biking • Beach Close By • Nature Walk • Sunset Sailing • Laundry/Dry Cleaning • Air Conditioning • Coffee Maker • King Bed • Ocean view • Television - Cable/Satellite

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Jade Mountain
Location: High on Morne Chastanet Accommodations: 29 rooms Restaurants on site: Yes Region: Soufriere Country: St. Lucia Reservations: 800.223.1108 Website: www.jademountainstlucia.com j High on Morne Chastanet, overlooking St. Lucia’s Piton World Heritage site and the C Caribbean Sea, JADE MOUNTAIN is ANSE C CHASTANET’s new and exclusive resort w within a resort. ANSE CHASTANET’s architect o owner, Nick Troubetzkoy, has expanded u upon his philosophy of building in harmony w with Caribbean nature and environment by in introducing a new level of sophistication in the design of JADE MOUNTAIN. th The bold architectural design with individual Th bridges leading to the extraordinary infinity brid pool suites and columns reaching towards poo the sky makes JADE MOUNTAIN one of the Caribbean’s most mesmerizing resort experiences. expe Expe Expect grand sweeping spaces beyond your imag imagination, with your bedroom, living area and extrav extravagantly sized private infinity edge pool glidin gliding into one another to form an amazing platfo platform floating in space, with the 4th wall missin missing entirely - the result is a stage-like setting from which to embrace the full glory - and w infinite views - of St. Lucia’s twin Pitons and the shimmering Caribbean Sea - a view you are not shimm likely to ever forget.

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• Lounge/Bar • Restaurant(s) • Tennis • Deep Sea Fishing • Kayaking • Reefs/Dives • Sailing • Scuba Diving • Snorkeling • Watersports • Spa (Full Service) • Biking • Fitness Center • Beachfront • Hiking • Jacuzzi • Volcano Tours • Laundry/Dry Cleaning • Air Conditioning • Ceiling Fans • Coffee Maker • Hair Dryer • Infinity Edge Pool (Private) • Iron/Ironing Board • King Bed • No televisions in the rooms • Refrigerator - Full or Mini • Wedding Coordinator • Wedding Services (On-Site)

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Jalousie
Location: View of Jalousie Bay Accommodations: 85 suites, 112 rooms Restaurants on site: Yes Region: Soufriere Country: St. Lucia Reservations: 800.544.2883 Website: www.thejalousieplantation.com The Jalousie Plantation is a stunning jewel of a resort, nestled in 192 acres of magnificent rainforest and sweeping majestically down to sea, this hotel is without question located in one of the most awe-inspiring locations in the world, the majestic valley of The Pitons. Each first-class villa is placed uniquely and privately amongst the lush green foliage and soaring trees to give you the feeling of being at one with nature and with that, the feeling of complete serenity. The views will simply take your breath away. This hotel experience caters for all. As well as all land and watersports including unsurpassed SCUBA diving, you can pamper yourself in The Jalousie Spa and experience the local foods and delicacies in the fine restaurants and bars. All children are welcome and we have a wide range of activities that will keep them occupied and ensure that they, and you, have the holiday experience of a lifetime.

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• Kids’ Activities • Kids’ Club • Lounge/Bar • Restaurant(s) • Basketball • Golf • Tennis • Hobie Cat Sailboats • Kayaking • Sailing • Scuba Diving • Snorkeling • Windsurfing • Watersports (Non-Motorized) • Salon • Water Aerobics • Fitness Center • Beachfront • Swimming Pool(s) • Baby sitting • Business Center • Car Rental • Concierge • Crib • Parking (FREE) • Air Conditioning • Bath Robes • Clock/Radio • Hair Dryer • Internet Access • Iron/Ironing Board • King Bed • Refrigerator - Full or Mini • Room Service • Telephone (in room) • Television - Cable/Satellite

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Ladera
Location: Located on the Southwest Coast of St. Lucia Accommodations: 17 suites, 15 rooms Restaurants on site: Yes Region: Soufriere Country: St. Lucia Reservations: 866-290-0978 Website: www.ladera.com Ladera is a resort that travelers dream about - a small, lush, tropical gem that is world acclaimed yet still relatively unknown. Located in south western Saint Lucia, Ladera is a paradise like no other to ignite your passions. Two miles from the port town of Soufriere, on a lush hillside of mango trees, lay the lure of Ladera. With only 6 villas and 26 suites and a dedicated, attentive staff, Ladera offers an intimate experience and the ability to cater to your preferences. Taking full advantage of its spectacular natural surroundings, Ladera offers a unique design in guest accommodations. Each of our 6 villa suites and 26 suites has an ‘open wall’ inviting one of the world’s most breathtaking views into your suite yet each suite offers complete privacy and safety. Every accommodation features its own private plunge pool or villa pool.

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• Kids’ Activities • Lounge/Bar • Meal Plan • Golf • Tennis • Sailing • Scuba Diving • Snorkeling • Salon • Spa (Full Service) • Beach Close By • Hiking • Shopping • Swimming Pool(s) • Baby sitting • Car Rental • Concierge • Currency Exchange • Laundry/Dry Cleaning • Air Conditioning • Balcony/Terrace • Refrigerator - Full or Mini • Room Service • Television - Cable/Satellite

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Choiseul - Must See
Choiseul was originally known as Anse Citron because of the large number of lime trees grown here, particularly near the Choiseul Village.

Balenbouche Estate
Owner Uta Lawaetz walks you through her unique property, imparting the history and hardships endured in keeping the land. Throughout time land has been seized from non-natives living in St. Lucia. What was once a 2000+ acre sugar plantation and mill is now a modest 70 acre eco-lodge/organic farm and an honored St. Lucia heritage site. The unique property is a favorite yoga retreat and lodging for guests desiring seclusion in a wildly natural setting. 4 guest villas are available.

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Laborie - Must See
The village of Laborie has received recognition for being a strong cultural foothold on the island. The praise was bestowed by the Minister for Social Transformation, Honorable Menissa Rambally.

Jazz Fest
St. Lucia Jazz Fest has become one of the major events on St. Lucia. During May the whole island grooves to the beat of jazz. Music fills the air, musicians scatter across every plane and tourism takes on a whole new allure. Starting as a simple marketing event to enhance tourism, the St. Lucia Jazz Fest has become a beloved annual event.

Jounen Kweyol
Celebrating the island’s rich Kweyol or Creole identity, Jounen Kweyol is a time to rejoice with a program of celebrations, cultural demonstrations and musical performances. The event is a mix of French, African and native influences and offers visitors a great opportunity to learn more about the culture and customs of this vibrant island. There is also the opportunity to try tasty Kweyol dishes such as fishcakes, bwapain woti (roasted breadfruit) and the national dish – greenfig and saltfish nfi

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Maria Islands
Dramatically set off the southeast coast of St. Lucia these islets remain uninhabited and protected by the National Trust. Home to the world’s smallest snake, the Kouwes, and a ground lizard, the Zandoli, whose male exhibits an impressive tail of brilliant blue. These two creatures are found nowhere else on Earth. Boat tours are available to Maria Major. Swim and snorkel off the pristine beaches and hike a trail to the summit. Island tours are closed during leatherback turtle nesting season.

Mankote Mangrove
Located just outside Vieux Fort, Mankote Mangrove is the principle source of nutrients for the island’s natural fish nursery in the nearby Savannes Bay. A viewing tower provides an excellent vantage point for birdwatching while a diorama and brochures provide information on the unique features of the Mangrove. Guided tours can be arranged through the St. Lucia National Trust or the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute.

Vieux Fort - Must See
Vieux Fort is the second largest town and home to Hewanorra International Airport. Beautiful beaches border the town, adventurers can kite surf near the end of the Hewanorra runway, close to the Maria Islands. On a clear day you can see St. Vincent across the Caribbean sea. Restaurants and shops dot the town. Visit Moule-a-Chique when visiting the town. Drive up a steep, snaking road sometimes reaching 45+ degree angles, overlooking some dangerously close cliffs, to visit one of the most incredible views on the island. From the overlook you can enjoy both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Maria Islands and St. Vincent populate the scene fantastically.

Moule a Chique Lighthouse
The road that leads up to Moule a Chique is narrow and steep, potholed and signless. The road leads to a viewing point beyond the lighthouse. The lighthouse itself has been closed to visitors. Stunning views of Vieux Fort, the Caribbean Sea, The Atlantic Ocean and even St. Vincent can be enjoyed from the breathtaking outlook. om

Jeep Tour
Guided Jeep tours offer an exhilarating off-road adventure. Safari across a tropical landscape, through rainforests and over banana plantations. Ride in an open-air vehicle on whole or half day adventures. Customized tours are often available.

La Rose and La Marguerita Flower Festivals
Some countries become divided by classes and castes, conversely Saint Lucian’s cultural traditions have created two ‘Societies’, the Roses and the Marguerites - singing societies whose members are dedicated to the praising of those respective flowers. Each society conducts an annual festival, an elaborate and colorful event full of pomp and pageantry. The ‘King’ and ‘Queen’ preside accompanied by their impressive royal entourage of dukes, duchesses, princes, princesses, soldiers, policemen, magistrates, doctors, nurses, the clerical hierarchy and supporters. Each society has a patron saint, the grand fete is respectfully celebrated on that saint’s feast day. The Roses’ feast for St. Rose of Lima observed on the 30th August; the Marguerites feast for St. Margaret Mary Alacocque, is 17th October.

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Coconut Bay
Location: Paradise waits on St. Lucia’s exotic south coast Accommodations: 254 rooms, 4 floors Restaurants on site: Yes Region: Vieux Fort Country: St. Lucia Reservations: 866.978.6226 Website: www.coconutbayresortandspa.com Two seemingly different worlds in one idyllic setting. An adult oasis is tucked onto one side of the palm-fringed resort while the other side boasts one of the liveliest family playgrounds in the Caribbean. 254-rooms, four dining options, five bars, three swimming pools, a full-service spa, CocoLand Kidz Klub and the island’s largest water park. The resort caters to families, couples and honeymooners alike with the perfect location and endless activities. Paradise waits on St. Lucia’s exotic south coast, just a short drive from the Hewanorra International Airport and close to all of the island’s most enticing attractions.

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• All-Inclusive • Kids’ Activities • Kids’ Club • Water slides • Restaurant(s) • Swim Up Bar • Basketball • Tennis • Water Volleyball • Water Aerobics • Fitness Center • Beach Close By • Jacuzzi • Lazy River ver • Swimming Pool(s) ing • Swimming Pool(s) - Adults Only ing ditioning • Air Conditioning • Balcony/Terrace • Ceiling Fans • Clock/Radio • Hair Dryer • In-Room Safe • Internet Access • Iron/Ironing Board • Television - Cable/Satellite • Wedding Gazebo

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Micoud - Must See
Micoud, a small village, lies on the southeastern side of the island.

ATV Paradise Tours
The adventure begins on an active fruit plantation where samples of the locally grown fruit are available. Continue into the rain forest to a beautiful river and breath taking little waterfall with a 10 feet deep pool, and take a dip. The ride concludes at scenic Honeymoon Beach.

La Tille Waterfalls and Gardens
A secluded waterfall amidst lush vegetation with a scenic waterway and downstream bathing pools. Sheltered within a local fruit and flower garden amongst ponds and trails this natural setting creates pure Caribbean romance.

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Praslin - Must See
Frégate Islands Nature Reserve serve
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A natural promontory provides a lookout from okout which to view the two small islets Frégate Major régate and Frégate Minor and -- with luck -- the frigate birds that nest here from May to July. The only way to visit is on a guided tour, which includes a ride in udes a gommier to Frégate Minor for a picnic lunch and a nic swim. All trips are by reservation only and require a y minimum of two people. Arrange visits through your ts hotel, a tour operator, or the St. Lucia National Trust; many tours include round-trip transportation from your hotel as well as the tour cost.

Mamiku Gardens
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15 acres of tropical flora and fauna including a banana plantation, forest trails, a medicinal herb garden, and an archeological dig. Guide books, maps and walking sticks are available to borrow.

Praslin Protected Landscape
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The area’s natural beauty is comprised of mangroves, coral reefs, seagrass beds, a delta, native vegetation and 17 archaeological sites. Over 116 plant species, 38 bird species, eight reptile species and two amphibian species thrive in this small area of protected land.

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Fond D’or Nature & Historical Park
Located in Mabouya Valley, the park offers a distinct combination of nature, history and folk culture. A great place for family picnics, annual jazz festivities, folk festivals, horseback riding, and hiking along two miles of nature trails.

Jeep Tour
Guided Jeep tours offer an exhilarating off-road adventure. Safari across a tropical landscape, through rainforests and over banana plantations. Ride in an open-air vehicle on whole or half day adventures. Customized tours are often available.

The Rainforest Canopy Tour
Just west of Dennery this rainforest tour combines an open air Jeep tour with an invigorating zip line. A true adventure. The zip line offers 500 feet of suspended cable running from one tree platform to the next, 30 to 50 feet above the forest floor, with several platforms to travel. Soak up the rainforest from land and canopy with this adrenaline rush.

Dennery - Must See
Dennery is a town and a quarter located on the east, or windward, coast of the island. Primarily a small fishing town, locals also cultivate lima beans, bananas, and other tropical fruit. Dennery is home of a local wine maker who ferments everything from bananas to coconuts for his wine making. A few miles offshore and south of Dennery lays the Frégate Islands Nature Reserve, a protected area where Frigate birds nest during the summer.

Dennery Fish Festival
Celebrate the livelihood by enjoying a daylong fish festival in Dennery. Held annually during the last weekend in June, the event honors local fishermen with an organized fish market and includes activities such as tug-o-war competitions, sailing, swimming and rowing events.

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Desbarras Turtle Watch
The community of Desbarras has formed a group to protect and promote the nesting of the leatherback turtle at Grande Anse beach. From March through July, nightly guided tours are organized to witness the arrival of the leatherback turtles as they come ashore to lay eggs. Left undisturbed for about 60 days, they will hatch and baby turtles will emerge to flock back into the sea. On most occasions, these tours are a whole night affair, so be prepared to stay up to watch this incredible experience. Tents and sleeping cabins are provided.

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Marquis Plantation
A working banana estate featuring majestically aged mahogany, teak, coffee and cocoa trees. A boat trip from the plantation down the Marquis River to the Atlantic Ocean deposits you at the beach for a swim.

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Cotton Bay Village
Location: Located on Cotton Bay, off the Atlantic Ocean Accommodations: 74 rooms, 3 floors Restaurants on site: Yes Region: Dauphin Country: St. Lucia Reservations: 800.544.2883 Website: www.cottonbayvillage.com Cotton Bay is St. Lucia’s latest and most exclusive holiday location and is the only Villa resort situated right on a beach. Located on Cotton Bay, enjoys the cool breeze of the Atlantic Ocean and possibly the safest swimming on the island. Designed as a hideaway for families, groups of friends or couples to find a place in the sun to relax, away from life’s pressures and worries, in a collection of exquisite villas, stylish apartments and luxurious suites and featuring exquisite dining in 3 restaurants, a beautiful pool, a variety of land and water activities, and world-class spa. Cited as one of the most romantic of all island escapes in the Caribbean if not the world, St. Lucia is a paradise waiting to be found by the most discerning of travellers. It is a beautiful, peaceful, secluded place in which to chill out and do nothing or experience the adventure of exploring it’s tropical rain forests or climbing its spectacular peaks. It is an island the way a tropical island was meant to be. It is “Simply Beautiful”.

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• Kids’ Activities • Kids’ Club • Restaurant(s) • Golf • Tennis • Volleyball • Kayaking • Scuba Diving • Windsurfing • Watersports • Watersports (Non-Motorized) • Salon • Spa (Full Service) • Biking • Fitness Center • Yoga • Beachfront • Horseback Riding • Jacuzzi • Shopping • Swimming Pool(s) • Baby sitting • Business Center • Currency Exchange • Laundry/Dry Cleaning • Air Conditioning • Balcony/Terrace • Coffee Maker • In-Room Safe • Internet Access • Iron/Ironing Board • Kitchen - Full • Ocean view • Refrigerator - Full or Mini • Telephone (in room) • Television - Cable/Satellite • Wedding Coordinator • Wedding Services (On-Site)

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GROS ISLET

DAUPHIN CASTRIES

ANSE LA RAYE

DENNERY

PRASLIN SOUFRIERE

MICOUD CHOISEUL LABORIE VIEUX FORT

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Jeep Tour
Guided Jeep tours offer an exhilarating off-road adventure. Safari across a tropical landscape, through rainforests and over banana plantations. Ride in an open-air vehicle on whole or half day adventures. Customized tours are often available.

Pigeon Island
A national park featuring secluded beaches, old British military barracks, a rustic lighthouse and superb views of Castries. Stroll across the island, visit the fort, take in the awesome Caribbean seascape, and then stop for refreshments at a local restaurant. Originally an island, Pigeon Island is now joined to the mainland via a causeway constructed in 1972.

Rhythm & Spice
Rhythm & Spice debuted in 2007. The St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) organized the festival at Pigeon Pointe National Park. It was an instant hit. Creative dishes, utilizing local fruits, vegetables and other delectables, were encouraged to bring out the true flavors of the island. Bartenders proved their skills with tantalizing cocktails, many incorporating local spirits and flavors. Contests and giveaways are abundant.

Gros Islet - Must See
Gros Islet, a small fishing village, comes to life every Friday night. What’s called a “jump up” in all the tourist glossies, is the town’s major transformation. Expect an abundance of dancing, delectable seafood, and Caribbean rhythms in this carnival-like spirit.

Rodney Bay
Rodney Bay Village, a tourist haven of fine restaurants and shops, located near Reduit Beach. After shopping and dining stroll along the fine golden sand. Then visit one of the other nearby ping destinations. ns.

Bonne Terre Tropical Gardens
A short drive from Rodney Bay lays this sheep ranch-cum-garden estate. The old stone house, set in four acres of gardens, emanates quaint warmth and charm. A variety of tropical plants, both endemic and rare, populate the estate beautifully. Stroll the grounds, nestle into the cozy gazebo, and gaze upon the rows of palms and the exceptional water feature of this quiet escape.

Food and Rum Festival
The ‘Food & Rum Festival’ attracts the best chefs, wine connoisseurs, rum fanatics and food critics from across the Caribbean and the world. This festival promotes Caribbean rums, restaurants, chefs, and regionally manufactured food and drink products. The festival proves a fun-packed weekend of food, rum and wine tasting, and gastronomic dinners at five star restaurants.

Heineken Kalalu Music Festival
The Caribbean’s most diverse musical event featuring artists from around the globe. Sponsored by Heineken Music, Kalalu promises the kind of cultural and culinary diversity that whets your appetite for entertainment. An international food and craft bazaar was added to this already impressive array of musicians and side attractions during the 2007 season.

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Almond Morgan Bay
All Inclusive Resort
Location: Located on the West Coast of St. Lucia Accommodations: 70 suites, 340 rooms, 4 floors Restaurants on site: Yes Region: Gros Islet Country: St. Lucia Reservations: 800.4.ALMOND Website: www.almondresorts.com Set among 22 acre of lush tropical greenery and acres landscaped gardens, Almond Morgan Bay borders a garde spectacular coral sand cove overlooking the glittering Caribbean Sea. The resort is gracefully elegant, yet T informal, offering singles, couples, and families a erin superb, quality vacation. Newly rebuilt in 2005, Almond spent over $25 million US in redeveloping this piece of paradise. p

Amenities
• Kids’ Activities • Kids’ Club • Lounge/Bar • Restaurant(s) • Snack Bar • Swim Up Bar • Golf • Tennis • Volleyball • Reefs/Dives • Scuba Diving • Waterskiing • Windsurfing • Watersports (Motorized) • Watersports (Non-Motorized) • Salon • Spa (Full Service) • Fitness Center • Banana Boat Rides • Beach Close By • Children’s Pool Area • Gift Shop • Scuba Lessons • Shopping • Sunset Sailing • Swimming Pool(s) • Business Center • Car Rental • Concierge • Currency Exchange • Laundry/Dry Cleaning • Safe Deposit Box • Air Conditioning • Balcony/Terrace • Ceiling Fans • Clock/Radio • Hair Dryer • Internet Access • Refrigerator - Full or Mini • Room Service • Television - Cable/Satellite

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Almond Smugglers Cove
All Inclusive Resort
Location: Located on the Northwest Coast of St. Lucia Accommodations: 100 suites, 360 rooms, 1 floor Restaurants on site: Yes Region: Gros Islet Country: St. Lucia Reservations: 800.4.ALMOND Website: www.almondresorts.com Discover the newly refurbished Almond Smugglers Cove Resort. A spacious village style resort located on a 60 acre estate with lush tropical gardens on a secluded bay with its own stretch of sandy beach. The newly refurbished resort offers extensive facilities in an informal tropical setting, to offer singles, couples & families a high quality all-inclusive holiday in St. Lucia.

Amenities
• Kids’ Activities • Kids’ Club • Lounge/Bar • Restaurant(s) • Golf - Free Greens Fees • Tennis • Kayaking • Sailing • Snorkeling • Waterskiing • Windsurfing • Watersports (Non-Motorized) • Salon • Spa (Full Service) • Fitness Center • Banana Boat Rides • Beachfront • Gift Shop • Shopping • Squash Court(s) • Swimming Pool(s) • Business Center • Car Rental • Crib • Currency Exchange • Laundry/Dry Cleaning • Safe Deposit Box • Air Conditioning • Ceiling Fans • Clock/Radio • Hair Dryer • In-Room Safe • Internet Access • Iron/Ironing Board • Refrigerator - Full or Mini • Room Service • Wedding Coordinator • Wedding Services (On-Site)

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Bay Gardens Beach Resort
Location: On the Famous Reduit Beach near Gros Islet Accommodations: 72 rooms Restaurants on site: Yes Region: Gros Islet Country: St. Lucia Reservations: 877.620.3200 Website: www.baygardensbeachresort.com Welcome to our newest luxury 4-star hotel featuring one bedroom suites complete with full kitchen, living and dining areas, deluxe rooms which are interconnecting to create our two bedroom suite option. All accommodations feature modern bathroom fixtures and amenities fitting for a luxury property. Neoclassical Caribbean architecture greets ultra modern conveniences and facilities at the Bay Gardens Beach Resort. The design is inspired by the French Caribbean and Georgian Plantation style, juxtaposing the timeless charm of timbered balconies and verandahs with state of the state-of-the-art amenities like DVD’s and CD players, Hi-speed internet access and WIFI throughout all public areas including the beach.

Amenities
• Kids’ Activities • Kids’ Club • Lounge/Bar • Restaurant(s) • Watersports • Spa (Full Service) • Beachfront • Jacuzzi • Nightly Entertainment • Shopping • Swimming Pool(s) • Business Center • Concierge • Parking (FREE) • Air Conditioning • Internet Access • Room Service • Wedding Coordinator • Wedding Gazebo • Wedding Services (On-Site)

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The Bodyholiday
All Inclusive Resort
Location: In 18 acres of lush tropical garden Accommodations: 154 rooms, 3 floors Restaurants on site: Yes Region: Gros Islet Country: St. Lucia Reservations: 800.544.2883 Website: www.thebodyholiday.com The BodyHoliday at LeSPORT is the first lasting y holiday - the first holiday in the world to combine the inten pleasure of personalized rejuvenation intense with the opportunity to acquire skills and insights that wil enhance the rest of your life. Above all, The will BodyHoliday offers a fun, and rejuvenating holiday BodyHo that wil not only leave you feeling pampered but will will give you insights and skills to improve the giv overall quality of your life. The resort features 154 spectacularly decorated re rooms, several stylish restaurants and the worldrooms renowned Oasis Spa which offers a beautiful blend renow of globally-inspired treatments, plus a variety glo of land and water activities. Best of all, one spa lan treatment is included per person per day. treat

Amenities
• Lounge/Bar • Restaurant(s) • Snack Bar • Basketball • Fencing • Golf • Tennis • Kayaking • Reefs/Dives • Sailing • Scuba Diving • Snorkeling • Tubing • Waterskiing • Windsurfing • Watersports (Non-Motorized) ssage • Ayurvedic Massage Centre • Dietician • Hydro Pool • Meditation Garden • Meditation Pond • Meditation Temple • Oasis Spa- Specialist Skin Clinic • Relaxation Court • Spa (Full Service) • Swing of Tranquillity • Aerobic Studio • Fitness Center • Yoga • Archery Range • Beach Chairs & Umbrellas • Beach Close By • Gift Shop • Jacuzzi • Labyrinth • Labyrinth Zen Walking • Nightly Entertainment • Nude Sun Deck • Scuba Shop • Shimmering Reflective Pools • Swimming Pool(s) • Air Conditioning • Ceiling Fans • Clock/Radio • Hair Dryer • In-Room Safe • No televisions in the rooms • Refrigerator - Full or Mini • Room Service • Swiss Needle Shower • Swiss Showers

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Coco Kreole
Location: Located on the northern tip near Rodney Bay Accommodations: 20 rooms Restaurants on site: Yes Region: Gros Islet Country: St. Lucia Reservations: 866.588.5980 Website: www.coco-resorts.com Coco Kreole is one of St. Lucia’s newest and coolest four star boutique hotels… where Guests experience true French Caribbean style that is expressed throughout the properties. The hotels features all the modern day amenities one has come to expect while maintaining true Caribbean flavor. Balsamic blues, greens, and yellows sooth while modern amenities and included extras such as gourmet coffee, raindrop shower heads and 24 hour service by your own personal Concierge Host ensure carefree relaxation. Complimentary WiFi, cable TV, plush bedding and spacious quarters beckon you to relax and recharge while a stay at Coco Kreole is reminiscent of a beautiful guest house where everyone knows your name and is there to help personalize your stay. The properties are situated adjacent to one another and share a spectacular free-form pool running throughout the property, amid lush tropical landscaped gardens.

Amenities
• Lounge/Bar • Restaurant(s) • Spa (Full Service) • Swimming Pool(s) • Baby sitting • Internet Access • Air Conditioning • CD Player • Ceiling Fans • Clock/Radio • Coffee Maker • Hair Dryer • In-Room Safe • Iron/Ironing Board • Refrigerator - Full or Mini • Room Service • Telephone (in room) • Television - Cable/Satellite

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Coco Palm
Location: Located on the Northwest Coast of St. Lucia Accommodations: 12 suites, 83 rooms Restaurants on site: Yes Region: Gros Islet Country: St. Lucia Reservations: 8766.588.5980 Website: www.coco-resorts.com Coco Palm is one of St. Lucia’s newest and coolest four star boutique hotels… where Guests experience true French Caribbean style that is expressed throughout the properties. The hotels features all the modern day amenities one has come to expect while maintaining true Caribbean flavor. Walking into a Coco Palm room is like peering through a portal into the past. Balsamic blues, greens, and yellows sooth while modern amenities and included extras such as gourmet coffee, raindrop shower heads and 24 hour service by your own personal Concierge Host ensure carefree relaxation. The properties are situated adjacent to one another and share a spectacular free-form pool running throughout the property, amid lush tropical landscaped gardens.

Amenities
• Kids’ Activities • Kids’ Club • Lounge/Bar • Restaurant(s) • Watersports • Spa (Full Service) • Beachfront • Jacuzzi • Nightly Entertainment • Shopping • Swimming Pool(s) • Business Center • Concierge • Parking (FREE) • Air Conditioning • Internet Access • Room Service • Wedding Coordinator • Wedding Gazebo • Wedding Services (On-Site)

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The Landings
Location: On 19 oceanfront acres on Rodney Bay Accommodations: 231 rooms Restaurants on site: Yes Region: Gros Islet Country: St. Lucia Reservations: 888.367.7625 Website: www.thelandingsstlucia.com The Landings has been designed to make expert use of Rodney Bay’s natural harbor. Each accommodation features breathtaking views of the idyllic beach, harbor, or channel. The westward-facing beach provides a wonderful spot for floating on the calm waters of the bay. The beach side restaurant and bar offers the perfect setting from which to view the dazzling Caribbean sunsets. And the beautifully landscaped paths and harbor side promenades allow guests to enjoy lovely views throughout the resort.

Amenities
• Kids’ Activities • Kids’ Club • Lounge/Bar • Restaurant(s) • Watersports • Spa (Full Service) • Beachfront • Jacuzzi • Nightly Entertainment • Shopping • Swimming Pool(s) • Business Center • Concierge • Parking (FREE) • Air Conditioning • Internet Access • Room Service • Wedding Coordinator • Wedding Gazebo • Wedding Services (On-Site)

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Royal
Location: On the Famous Reduit Beach near Gros Islet Accommodations: 95 rooms Restaurants on site: Yes Region: Gros Islet Country: St. Lucia Reservations: 800.255.5859 Website: www.rexresorts.com The luxurious Royal with its all-suite accommodation and pampering Spa is an elegant blend of privacy and sophistication on the beautiful island of St. Lucia. With its grand entrance and sweeping staircase, the Royal is an ultimate experience from the moment you step through the door. Fine dining in award-winning restaurants, comfort and privacy in spacious, well-appointed suites, and a wide range of treatments, therapies and massage are the key elements of a stay at the Royal. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy the wide variety of activities including windsurfing, water skiing, sunfish sailing, tennis, scuba diving, parasailing, golf and riding. Royal also has an impressive fitness facility. Royal’s range of restaurants and bars include Chic!, a French-inspired fine dining room, and the brasserie-style L’Epicure with its menu of creole specialities and global classics. After dinner, a carefully selected programme of evening performance creates the perfect ambience for your stay. Royal is located in its own well-tended grounds, on a mile-long stretch of St. Lucia’s Reduit Beach, and is the perfect choice for a luxury break to mark any occasion, or simply for total relaxation.

Amenities
• Activities • Kids’ Club • Lounge/Bar • Restaurant(s) • Swim Up Bar • Golf • Tennis • Deep Sea Fishing • Scuba Diving • Snorkeling • Sunfish Sailing • Waterskiing • Windsurfing • Salon • Spa (Full Service) • Fitness Center • Beach Close By • Horseback Riding • Shopping • Baby sitting • Business Center • Car Rental • Concierge • Crib • Currency Exchange • Laundry/Dry Cleaning • Air Conditioning • Bath Robes • Ceiling Fans • Clock/Radio • Hair Dryer • In-Room Safe • Iron/Ironing Board • Refrigerator - Full or Mini • Telephone (in room) • Television - Cable/Satellite • Turn Down Service

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Grande St. Lucian
All Inclusive Resort
Location: Set on its very own peninsula Accommodations: 301 rooms, 4 floors Restaurants on site: Yes Region: Gros Islet Country: St. Lucia Reservations: 888.SANDALS Website: www.sandals.com Set on the island’s most awe-inspiring location, this Green Globe resort is situated on the spectacular peninsula surrounded by the sea on both sides. It boasts spectacular ocean and mountain views and the island’s most dramatically perfect beach. A variety of lavish suites are available from exotic swim-up lagoon rooms, where guests can step from the patio into the cool waters of the pool, to new Rondoval Suites, unique round suites complete with private pools, Butler Service and 24-hour room service. Enjoy gourmet dining at six restaurants; unlimited land & water sports including scuba diving and water-skiing; 5 bars serving premium-brand beverages including Beringer wines; a full-service Red Lane® spa and more! Sandals exchange program allows guests to enjoy all the amenities and services at two neighboring Sandals Resorts (transfers included).

Amenities
• Lounge/Bar • Restaurant(s) • Golf • Golf - Free Greens Fees • Tennis • Sailing • Watersports • Watersports (Non-Motorized) • Salon • Sauna • Spa (Full Service) • Fitness Center • Beachfront • Bird Watching • Camping • Helicopter Tours • Hiking • Horseback Riding • Jacuzzi • Nightly Entertainment • Shopping • Swimming Pool(s) • Business Center • Car Rental • Currency Exchange • Laundry/Dry Cleaning • Air Conditioning • Ceiling Fans • Clock/Radio • Coffee Maker • Hair Dryer • In-Room Safe • Iron/Ironing Board • King Bed • Ocean view • Television - Cable/Satellite • Turn Down Service • Wedding Services (On-Site)

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St. Lucian
Location: On the Famous Reduit Beach Accommodations: 260 rooms Restaurants on site: Yes Region: Gros Islet Country: St. Lucia Reservations: 800.255.5859 Website: www.rexresorts.com St. Lucian, now incorporating sister hotel Papillon, is a well-established hotel located within its own landscaped gardens on St. Lucia’s Reduit Beach. The hotel is perfect for lazy days on the beach and for enjoying a wide range of water sports in the calm blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. For more active guests, the hotels two outdoor pools, tennis courts and a fully equipped gymnasium is sure to keep you busy and entertained. Unifying Papillon and St. Lucian, the sister hotels have been returned to one offering a greater variety of facilities and dining experiences, whilst retaining the warm and friendly service known to all. If you’re looking to enjoy some pampering and retail therapy the St. Lucian has its own shopping arcade and a covered walkway which takes you to the Royal Spa. Here you can enjoy a wide range of treatments and therapies within the elegant and luxurious surroundings of the adjacent Royal hotel. Evenings at St. Lucian provide a choice of three dining options: buffet-style Caribbean at the Monarch restaurant, international cuisine in the informal beach side Mariners restaurant, or an á la carte selection of Far Eastern flavours in the Oriental. After dinner the Admirals Lounge plays host to a selection of authentically St. Lucian entertainment including steel bands and limbo dancing.

Amenities
• Kids’ Activities • Kids Club • Meal Plan • Restaurant(s) • Golf • Tennis • Deep Sea Fishing • Scuba Diving • Snorkeling • Sunfish Sailing • Windsurfing • Salon • Spa (Full Service) • Fitness Center • Beach Close By • Horseback Riding • Shopping • Baby sitting • Business Center • Car Rental • Crib • Currency Exchange • Laundry/Dry Cleaning • Safe Deposit Box • Air Conditioning • Balcony/Terrace • Ceiling Fans • Clock/Radio • Hair Dryer • Refrigerator - Full or Mini • Room Service • Wedding Coordinator • Wedding Gazebo • Wedding Services (On-Site)

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Villa Beach Cottages
Location: Located on the West Coast of St. Lucia Accommodations: 20 villa suites Restaurants on site: Yes Region: Gros Islet Country: St. Lucia Reservations: 758-450-2884 Website: www.villabeachcottages.com A quiet, unique and seductive beach front haven consisting of gingerbread laced villa suites situated on Choc Beach just a few feet from the water’s edge. This boutique property was inspired by St. Lucia’s rich colonial architectural heritage, incorporating high cathedral ceilings, fretwork, jalousie shutters, finials medallions and juxtaposing this timeless charm with state-of-the-art in room amenities including LCD flat screen TVs, DVD and CD players and Hi-speed internet access. Luxurious fully self-contained, one or two bedrooms units with intricately carved four poster beds, living/ dining rooms, fully equipped kitchens with marble counter tops, and large balconies overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The deluxe villa suites also feature bathrooms with his & hers pedestal sinks and in-room jacuzzis with a sea view. On site are two rock-swimming pools with waterfalls, heated outdoor jacuzzi and wedding gazebos set in tropical gardens with soothing sound of the waves slapping against golden sand, and the palm trees wrestling beneath the soft ocean breeze. A few minutes walk away are restaurants, multiplex cinema and a small shopping mall.

Amenities
• Restaurant(s) • Watersports • Shopping • Car Rental • Concierge • Currency Exchange • Laundry/Dry Cleaning • Air Conditioning • Ceiling Fans g • Clock/Radio • Coffee Maker • Hair Dryer • In-Room Safe • Internet Access • Iron/Ironing Board • Television - Cable/Satellite • Wedding Services (On-Site)

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Windjammer Landing
Location: On Labrelotte Bay Beach Accommodations: 187 rooms Restaurants on site: Yes Region: Gros Islet Country: St. Lucia Reservations: 877.675.5054 Website: www.windjammer-landing.com Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort & Spa in St. Lucia, offers an unforgettable Caribbean vacation for families, honeymooners and couples. This exotic 60-acre full service resort is a panorama of picturesque, spacious and secluded hillside villas. With breathtaking views of the cobalt waters of the Caribbean Sea, this Mediterranean village resort is alive with the sights and sounds of beautiful St. Lucia. Absorb the stunning beauty of nature at the Windjammer Landing. From dining on tropical fruits at sunrise to enjoying a refreshing cruise at sunset and only your choice of what to do in between. Richly appointed with the warmth of wood and an exotic blend of tropical furnishings, your spacious villa sets the mood for complete relaxation and truly your greatest escape. Neatly landscaped swimming pools, a watersports program, floodlit tennis courts, the Serenity Spa and supervised children’s and teens’ activities are just some of the available recreational options. For your dining pleasure, five enticing restaurants offer international cuisine sure to please every palate. Guest may select from stylish guest rooms, luxurious villas or oversized Estate Villas, most with their own private plunge pools, and all boasting breathtaking ocean views. Thanks to its exclusive setting Windjammer landing is an appealing option for couples and families alike.

Amenities
• Kids’ Activities • Kids’ Club • Golf • Tennis • Watersports (Non-Motorized) • Spa - Serenity Health • Fitness Center • Beachfront • Jacuzzi • Swimming Pool(s) • Village Market • Air Conditioning • Balcony/Terrace • Ceiling Fans • Coffee Maker • Hair Dryer • In-Room Safe • Kitchen - Full • Television - Cable/Satellite

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