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Explore St Lucia on the water

Explore St Lucia on the water

With the Caribbean Sea on its west side and the Atlantic Ocean on the east, St Lucia is the perfect destination if you enjoy spending time on, and in, the water! Most towns and attractions are located on the sea to take advantage of the beautiful natural beaches and outstanding views. This makes traveling around by boat rather than by road an exciting opportunity which leaves the island's possibilities wide open to you. With vast stretches of idyllic blue waters and a pictureque tropical coastline, St Lucia is ideal for exploring by water.

If the sea is important to you, the Bay Gardens Hotel would be a good choice for accommodation. It is situated at Reduit Beach in Rodney Bay, which is often called the best beach in St Lucia. Check out Saluna by the beachfront, a provider of water sports, activities and equipment. Catering for serious watersports aficianados, unsure beginners and those just looking for a bit of fun, they offer waterskiing, sailing, wake-boarding and jetskiing. You can choose whether to just hire equipment, or pay very reasonable rates for instruction and supervision until you find your feet.

For those who prefer a more relaxing experience, try hiring some snorkeling equipment to explore the tropical sealife and coral. Or if you want to stay above the water, Saluna offer pedaloes, paddle canoes and paddle boards at competitive rates.

When you've had your fill of your resort and the surrounding Rodney Bay area, catch a water taxi to take you to one of St Lucia's many attractions. They can pick you up from the shoreline and whisk you away to Pigeon Island's historical exhibits, the Gros Islet Friday street party or Soufriere's volcanic mud baths, to name just a few. They will wait while you enjoy new experiences, delicious meals or refreshing drinks and take you back when you're ready.

For a truly unforgettable experience, book a bespoke boat tour excursion. For half a day, a full day or to fit your schedule, the Saluna team will take you down the Caribbean Sea coast to destinations of your choice. With a wide range of refreshments and snorkeling equipment included, from just 100 USD it represents very good value for money. A full day on the water with a knowledgeable and friendly team, exploring all that St Lucia's coast has to offer will surely be the highlight of your trip and a memory that will last a lifetime.

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Authentic St Lucian luxury at Fond Doux

Authentic St Lucian luxury at Fond Doux

St Lucia is known for its lush vegetation, authentic Creole culture and its reputation for romance. If you are looking for a unique experience far away from the tourist hotspots, Fond Doux Plantation & Resort is a choice sure to satisfy your need for peace and tranquility. Visited by Prince Charles and Camilla in 2008 and rated number 2 Plantation Hotel worldwide by The Guardian newspaper, the Resort has attracted worldwide praise but still remains a private and serene hideaway.

Fond Doux is a 250-acre working plantation that primarily produces cocoa. Nestled within its flourishing greenery are fifteen private cottages that offer the best in St Lucian luxury. Crafted from wood by expert local artisans, they have been designed to enhance the beauty of the natural surroundings and create a romantic and intimate feel. With choices of 1 bedroom cottages, honeymoon suites with private plunge pools, and 2 bedroom cottages, there are plenty of options for every budget and preference. They have names like African Tulip, Cinnamon Cottage, and Hilltop Guava, which perfectly reflect the rich agricultural heritage and local produce of St Lucia.

Fond Doux Plantation has two restaurants. The Cocoa Pod is a more casual restaurant open for breakfast, buffet lunch and dinner. The Jardin Cacao offers a la carte lunch and dinner. Both restaurants serve chef-prepared Caribbean and International cuisine, using locally-grown foods from certified organic farms. Understanding the importance of atmospheric dining, Fond Doux have placed their restaurants to benefit from optimum light, shade and tropical breezes. Dining among the lush gardens surrounded by flowers and fruit trees, you will feel worlds away from the busy pace of everyday life.

For further relaxation, Fond Doux have created a boutique spa experience for you to unwind while immersed in nature. Designed to rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit, Mamma La Terre spa offers a wide range of treatments including a full range of massages, scrubs and wraps. The spa's name means 'Mother Earth' and Fond Doux show their eco credentials by using all-natural, organically grown ingredients for their treatments. The proximity to the volcanic sulphur springs in Soufriere allows the spa to make use of its healing mud in its treatments, said to improve both the quality of the skin and peace of mind.

There are a variety of beautifully-designed outdoor swimming pools set in tropical scenery and equipped with comfortable seating areas, with both shaded and direct-sun options. Some accommodations come with plunge pools and veranda areas, so you can unwind right in the heart of St Lucia's natural paradise.

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Top 10 things to do in St Lucia

Top 10 things to do in St Lucia

1. Drive in a volcano

La Soufriere, St Lucia's sulphur springs, offer the world's only Drive-In Volcano! Find a tour guide to drive you in to see the fumaroles, steam, bubbling lava and boiling mud, and explore this powerful force of nature.

2. Take a mudbath

After driving in the volcano, take a mudbath in the hot sulphur mud in the communal pool. Well-praised for its health benefits, it will improve the skin and overall health. Come earlier in the morning when the mud is cooler for longer bathing times, and brink a dark colored swimsuit!

3. Swing through the trees

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Relaxation, Health and Wellness in St Lucia

Relaxation, Health and Wellness in St Lucia

Everyone comes to the Caribbean for the weather, some come for adventure and excitement, but most come for relaxation and wellbeing. After a spa holiday in St Lucia, your feelings of health and wellness will last long after you leave the island. A truly refreshing and memorable experience awaits in this island with its breathtaking tropical scenery, beautiful beaches, luxury accommodation and qualified wellness experts.

The BodyHoliday in Cap Estate is the holistic health solution if you are looking for rejuvenation and relaxation from your holiday.

You can select a personal program, depending on your therapeutic needs while you are in St Lucia. Examples of programs on offer include healthy aging, stress buster, detox and rejuvenate, weight loss and smoking cessation, as well as an all-around health package. With therapists specializing in Ayurvedic techniques and reflexology, you can be assured of the variety and quality of alternative treatments. If massage is what you enjoy, you can enjoy the Marma, Thai, Balinese, Deep Tissue, Bamboo, Aromatherapy and Deep Barefoot techniques. If you attend with your partner, you can have a joint lesson to bond and destress together, learning Swedish massage techniques to use back at home. There are also yoga, Pilates and tai chi classes to participate in, and private tuition is available if you prefer to learn by yourself.

Other treatments on offer include hot stone experiences for the face and body, a range of exotic wraps, the coconut milk wrap being a popular choice, body sculpting and hopi ear candles.

With a huge team of well-qualified spa professionals, the BodyHoliday also offers a full range of beauty services including waxing, manicures, pedicures and a range of specialized facials. You can relax in the luxury hair salon and take advantage of their caviar hair treatments, or, if you prefer, enjoy a full makeover that will improve your makeup, style and confidence.

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Experience the authentic St Lucia

Experience the authentic St Lucia

Staying in self catering accommodation can be the best way to get an authentic St Lucian experience when you holiday here. Though all-inclusive resorts can be enjoyable and relaxing, many people prefer to stay among the locals and get a first hand feel of the island's personality. It is easy to drive around St Lucia, but each area offers different benefits and attractions. Knowing exactly what every locale has to offer makes booking your ideal holiday much more simple.

If you want luxury, golf and exclusivity, come to...

Cap Estate

Cap Estate is the most exclusive neighborhood in the whole of St Lucia, with its beautiful mansions and quiet streets. There are a variety of golf courses and luxury self-catering accommodations at very competitive prices. You can also get day passes to the four hotels in Cap Estate (Smugglers Cove, Akasha, LeSport Body Holiday, Cap Maison) to take advantage of their facilities, such as beaches, spas and pools.

If you want shopping malls, nightlife and a marina, come to...

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Gros Islet

Gros Islet

If you want a real taste of authentic Caribbean culture, within easy reach of tourist hotspots and all amenities, look no further than Gros Islet, St Lucia. Brightly coloured wooden houses line the streets of this charming fishing village. A tranquil beach stretches along the whole length of the town and beyond up to the very top of the island. As the waves of the Caribbean Sea caress the shore, lapping the creamy sands, it isn't hard to understand why some of the most exclusive hotels have put down roots further up the shoreline. But however busy the resorts might be, a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere reigns on Gros Islet's little share of paradise.

That is, until Friday night! Gros Islet is famous for its Friday night 'jump up' parties. Every Friday of the year except Good Friday, the streets are closed to traffic and are set up with an array of stalls and soundsystems. Get ready to party your night away with plenty of drinks, the latest Caribbean and American music hits as well as the classics, and delicious local food on sale. The fresh fish grill is one of the most popular options. For a new experience, try lobster just one street away from the sea!

Locals and visitors of all ages mingle and 'jump up' and dance on the sea-front til the early hours of the morning. Restaurants and bars stay open til late and a party vibe is always guaranteed. Travel with a recommended St Lucian guide to negotiate the best prices and show you around, and make sure to pay with XCD to get the best value for your money.

Trying the locally mixed rum punch and browsing the artistic creations of the Islanders is sure to give you a taste of local Caribbean life. Art is popular in St Lucia, and you will find skilful wood carvings and vibrant oil-on-canvas paintings sold by their original artists.

Gros Islet also hosts the Cultural Explosion as part of the St Lucia Jazz festival, so is well established as a host to colorful celebrations.

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