St. Lucia

Soufriere

VIDEO: On the Beach in Soufriere, St Lucia

 The southern part of St Lucia is a raw, lush natural wonderland, from the peaks of the pitons to the heart of the rainforest. But there are beaches, too, tranquil stretches of sand like the one in the town of …

Rum Cave

Rum Journal: Finding a Rum Cave in St Lucia

 It’s tucked away in a small corner of Marigot Bay, at the foot of the hillside Capella Marigot Bay. And inside is a must-stop for rum pilgrims (and boaters) on the island of St Lucia. This is the Rum Cave, one …

St Lucia Carnival

How to Travel to St Lucia Carnival

 This July, St. Lucia hotels are offering travelers a variety of ways to celebrate Lucian Carnival, the premier cultural event of the year celebrating the island’s African and Catholic heritage, with promotional deals up to 50 percent off standard rates. …

LATEST NEWS

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Michael Quartarone of Oakville, Ontario, Canada, who sent in this lovely snapshot from a recent trip to St Lucia. Did you take a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to …

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 St Lucia’s Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa has launched a new class of rooms. The property has debuted “concierge” category rooms in its Splash family-friendly wing. The new Splash Premium Concierge Ocean View rooms include free Wi-Fi, a family …

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 Is St Lucia on the verge of a green revolution? The Eastern Caribbean island’s government says yes, with several major new investments currently being pursued. The biggest is a new 12-megawatt wind farm project, according to Prime Minister Dr Kenny …

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 The Landings St. Lucia has appointed René Yaron Cahane as its new executive head chef. With more than 25 years of experience in Caribbean and British kitchens, Cahane joins the resort from Antigua’s Blue Waters Resort and Spa, where he …

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 St Lucia’s room stock will get a boost this year with the debut of the new HarborClub [sic] on the Rodney Bay Marina, according to the Saint Lucia Tourist Board. The 115-room hotel will include two restaurants, lounges, a full-service …

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 A Caribbean institution By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The lineup for the 25th annual Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival has been announced, and will feature Grammy award-winning Latin singer Marc Anthony as its headliner. Running for 10 days from …

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 Is this the best one on the island? By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Much is made of the views from Gros Piton, one of St. Lucia’s famous volcanic peaks. And rightfully so. Hike 2,619 feet to its summit and you’ll …

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 Caribbean hotels reported a weak November 2015, according to the latest report from STR. The region’s hotel occupancy fell in November to 67.1 percent, a 1.6 percent drop compared to occupancy in November 2014. For the year, regional hotel occupancy …

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 After a very strong year in 2014, the pace of tourism growth in St Lucia has slowed so far in 2015. Last year, the island reported a 6 percent growth in stayover tourist arrivals compared to the previous year. So …

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 Sandals has opened three new restaurants at its Sandals Grand St Lucian Spa and Beach Resort, the company announced. The new eateries, which are part of the company’s Discovery Dining program, include Kimonos, a Japanese-style Teppanyaki restaurant; Soy, a sushi …

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 St Lucia’s Landings resort has a new food and beverage director with serious wine credentials. The resort has named Eric Toles as its new director of food and beverage, after three years of serving at the tony Cotton House Resort …

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 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor CASTRIES — The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) is this week holding a regional workshop on broadband Internet development, in partnership with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU). The workshop is being held at the Golden Palm …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In a move to expand its business and tourism presence in the Middle East, the government of Saint Lucia has established the Office of the Honorary Consul in Saudi Arabia. The Government has appointed Halla Walid …

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 A new project at the luxury all-inclusive By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s BodyHoliday resort recently began a $20 million renovation. The project will include a series of upgrades and additions “designed to maintain the property’s level of luxury …

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 A new St Lucia beer By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s Capella Marigot Bay Resort has teamed with chocolatier Cocao Carib and local beer company Antilia Brewing Company to launch its own beer: Capella’s Moon Bay Chocolate Stout. The …