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Why Everyone Is Talking About… Saint Lucia

9 Aug

Source: Huffington Post

Saint Lucia is an island that exudes relaxation and luxury. Whether you’re looking for an eco retreat in a chocolate plantation (yes, you can do this!), or feel just about ready to slide into an infinity pool set in a tropical paradise, there’s the perfect resort for you.

It’s not hard to understand why the island is such a favourite with couples.

From chilled-out restaurants under twinkling stars, to prime snorkelling spots just off the beach, it doesn’t take long to be seduced by Saint Lucia’s easy-going charms.

Beady-eyed visitors might recognise the island from Channel 5’s reality TV series The Bachelor UK, when rugby international Gavin Henson looked for the girl of his dreams in this suitably romantic setting.

And if you’re planning take your relationship to the next level, there’s no shortage of places to propose on this lush island.

The two volcanic peaks known as the Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are among the most striking natural sights in the Caribbean.

Towering almost 3,000 feet out of the ocean, they can be seen from many points on Saint Lucia. Whether adventurous couples choose to hike the Pitons or merely gaze at their magnificence together, the iconic Pitons create the perfect backdrop for a memorable proposal.

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Inside Belle Mont Farm—St. Kitt’s Sustainable Resort Unlike Any Other

5 Aug

St Kitts Belle Mont Farm

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Belle Mont Farm, a groundbreaking resort on Kittitian Hill in St. Kitts, is making a name for itself in the sustainable resort sector—and keeping luxury in mind every step of the way.

Set between Mount Liamuiga and the Caribbean Sea in the West Indies, Belle Mont Farm is naturally blessed with scenic coastline views and 400 acres of fertile farmland. And from its inception, owner Val Kempadoo has been as committed to creating a high-end retreat as he is to preserving its natural assets and building an icon of sustainability in the Caribbean. “We have created a luxury hotel that makes a difference hopefully to our guests, our community and our environment,” says Kempadoo.

The Great House is Belle Mont Farm’s check-in area.

The Great House is Belle Mont Farm’s check-in area.

While “farm-to-table” has become a phrase de jour, Belle Mont Farm is the real deal. The organic farm is the epicenter, with 84 guesthouses and one four-bedroom farmhouse set right within it (villas are also available). While pampering details one might expect from an exclusive hotel, like rainwater showers and private infinity pools, are in place, what sets Belle Mont apart is its strict adherence to its sustainable mission. Caribbean techniques, materials and workers have built Continue reading

Top things to do while in Bequia!

5 Aug

Go to the Beach!

White sand, turquoise seas and secluded bays. Bequia’s beaches invite you to relax and spend time unwinding.

Sailing..

Bequia has been a favourite destination of sea-farers for hundreds of years. Our lovely Port Elizabeth is full of yachting supplies and services and our great beaches, bars and restaurants make Bequia the perfect shore leave.

Admiralty Bay on Bequia’s leeward coast offers a sheltered and popular anchorage for visiting sailboats and motor yachts. Port Elizabeth is a port of entry and provides customs clearance.

Turtle Watching

Get close up to sea turtles, swim with them, learn how to protect them. Discover your eco side.

The Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary is located on Park Bay, a little further to the north of Spring and Industry. As well as the enjoyment of seeing juvenile sea turtles, it is also an educational experience. To see green turtles in the wild, one of the best places to visit is the Tobago Cays. You can book a boat trip there from one of the operators along the waterfront in Port Elizabeth.

Diving and Snorkeling

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Crossing the Island of St Vincent

3 Aug

Trinity Falls, St Vincent

This island, in the country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (West Indies), is all jungle in its interior, crossed only by clear rivers. This is a record of a hike through the wilderness at the foot of the La Soufriere volcano – leading through beautiful sceneries including two canyons and an enchanted forest – ending at a spectacular waterfall – Trinity Falls!

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Buccament Bay Resort, St Vincent

2 Aug

The multi-award-winning Buccament Bay Resort is a luxury, all-inclusive hotel on the beautiful island of St Vincent: the pearl crowning 32 islands and cays called the “Jewels of the Caribbean”.

Cradled by lush mountains and vibrant rainforest – an inviting sample of the many riches on offer from this unspoilt treasure – the resort boasts stunning features, like a white sandy beach meeting the clear, warm turquoise sea, and stylish accommodations that typify the Harlequin Hotels & Resorts standards.

A unique range of top class activities and facilities – many associated with famous brands – leave guests spoilt for choice, whilst warm, considerate staff deliver a truly Caribbean 5 star experience in a charming, village-style setting.

Whether you seek relaxation or stimulation, discover Buccament Bay Resort.

http://www.buccamentbay.com

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1 Aug

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Blue Lagoon, Port Antonio – Jamaica

31 Jul

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