Small island with lots to offer!
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!
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
Dalan, Graphic Designer