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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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Slightly Amazing This - Florida Great White Shark Key Largo

Slightly Amazing This - Florida Great White Shark Key Largo

What an amazing bit of luck, I didn't think you would likely spot a Great White shark off the coast of Florida Key Largo of all places. I have seen a big shark on a pathetic little booze cruise and estimated it was a Nurse shark from memory - but that is nothing compared to this mother of a fish. Posted in 2013 it goes to show that even amazing encounters can escape you. The video could use some time elapsed since start play links being placed as the video is quite long.

Good footage and hope that people share more like this with us. 

 

Here is the video to enjoy..

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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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Pigeon Island National Park

Pigeon Island National Park

The Pigeon Island National Park is located on the most northwesterly part of the island of St Lucia. In the 44 acres of beautiful tropical surroundings, expect relaxation, enjoyment and a healthy dose of history.

Pigeon Island, despite its name, is actually no longer an island! It is joined to mainland St Lucia by a man-made causeway that now houses Sandals Grande Hotel. Though it may be a place of tranquillity now, it wasn’t always this way.

Before Europe first made contact with the Caribbean islands, they were inhabited by two groups of Amerindians, the Caribs and the Arawaks. The Caribs were known to be more war-like and the Arawaks more peaceful. The Caribs inhabited Pigeon Island until the arrival of Norman Captain ‘Jambe de Bois’ (Wooden Leg) and his band of pirates.

The French took over in the 18th Century. When the French declared war on the British in 1778, the British decided to attack St Lucia, France's stronghold, and managed to seize control. Since then, St Lucia was fought over tooth and nail by these two nations, changing ownership no less than 14 times! The British were the final victors and remained in control of the country until Independence in 1979. This continual fight is reflected in that St Lucia’s official language is English, but that most of the country also speaks a French Kweyol and many of the place names in St Lucia are French.

The French and English both used Pigeon Island as a military base and many of the original ruins still remain here. The large hills offered excellent views of any incoming threats from both the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Walk to the top of Pigeon Point to see the view these military strategists once saw. Thankfully now we can enjoy them in peace. Ensure that you wear suitable walking shoes and begin your walk before the heat of the midday sun, as there is no shade at the top of the hills or on the walk up. There are plenty of places on the path to stop, sit down and take in the view that only becomes more breathtaking as you make your ascent. Information placards along the way teach you the history of this many-faceted place. When you reach the top, stay for a while to fully appreciate the mesmerising views. On a clear day, Martinique can be seen in the distance.

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