Small is­land with lots to of­fer!

Tropical Traveller Magazine - - DATEBOOK -

Saint Lu­cia has so much to of­fer in the months of May & June, so here are a few tips from the Trop­i­cal Trav­eller team, who rec­om­mend some of their favourite things to do on the is­land.

Now, I know ev­ery ho­tel has a spa, but I must tell you about my fa­vorite lo­cal spa in Saint Lu­cia. I've been a client for over 20 years. Rea­son? Ser­vice! I travel a lot and am a self-con­fessed spa junkie. So you can trust me when I say owner An­to­nia Flois­sac of Health & Beauty Day Spa has vel­vet hands. Her fa­cial is the best I've ever had any­where in the world. So if you want to ven­ture out and have the most re­lax­ing fa­cial or mas­sage, visit this spa on the hill at Bois D’Orange. Prices are re­ally rea­son­able too. Call 452 8031 to book. It may not have been the top of the world but it sure felt like it. I had just fin­ished a trek which started at Choc, just out­side the city, all the way to the very north of the is­land cul­mi­nat­ing at one our na­tional trea­sures, Pi­geon Is­land. But my ex­pe­di­tion wasn’t over. To truly anoint this day a suc­cess I had to con­quer two gru­el­ing climbs. First stop Fort Rod­ney, where the war was waged for Fair He­len. The path is some­what paved but steep, mak­ing for a brisk and en­er­getic hike. The more dif­fi­cult Sig­nal’s Peak was quite a chal­lenge. As a for­mer look out spot, it is more el­e­vated and the jour­ney is more akin to rock climb­ing. But what a view at the top! I almost didn’t want t come down. Ac­tu­ally, how do you get down? There’s one thing Lu­cians love to do on the week­end and that is go to the beach! Some­times it’s with the whole fam­ily, pack­ing up food, cool­ers, ice and drinks, chairs, ta­bles–ev­ery­thing but the kitchen sink, as they say. The kids get to run off steam on the sand and in the wa­ter, the ladies sit un­der the trees and catch up on the lat­est news and the men . . . well, dominoes is the name of the game most Sun­days, so if you hear the slap of tiles against the ta­ble and a lot of loud kid­ding around, chances are it’s a dominoes play­off. So don’t be shy, grab a beer and join in!

Mae, Pub­lisher

One of the nicest places to have break­fast any morn­ing of the week is at Bo­sun’s in Rod­ney Bay Ma­rina–who can re­sist the sight of gleam­ing white boats, the early ac­tiv­i­ties around the docks and the cool breeze off the la­goon? Up­stairs ad­ja­cent to the ma­rina of­fice, our friends at Bo­sun’s are now open for the early birds, of­fer­ing great cof­fee, hearty tra­di­tional break­fasts and a de­li­cious lo­cal op­tion com­plete with salt­fish and bakes. Friendly and wel­com­ing Pearl is the owner, and once you meet her you’ll know why the sail­ing themed pub is al­ready one of the favourite lunch and din­ner haunts of lo­cals and vis­i­tors to Rod­ney Bay – so why not pop into Bo­sun’s for a nau­ti­cal start to your day, and tell them TT said hi!

Dee, TT Ed­i­tor

Nasha, Jour­nal­ist

Dalan, Graphic De­signer

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