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Saint Lu­cia has so much to of­fer in the months of Novem­ber & De­cem­ber, so here are a few tips from the Trop­i­cal Trav­eller team, who rec­om­mend some of their favourite things to do on the is­land. I'm usu­ally a bit too hy­per for yoga but I de­cided to join my neigh­bor Rosie for some per­son­al­ized classes with Monetta. Well, now I'm on my jour­ney to find my in­ner yogi! I do ex­ag­ger­ate a tad, but I truly am en­joy­ing the classes. Our Sun­day classes are a re­lax­ing treat at home on our bal­cony over­look­ing the ocean, with the Caribbean breeze and the over­all nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment. "Flow" is a faster pace than the usual slower type yoga, yet still re­lax­ing, which is why after years of be­ing a stop-go yoga skep­tic I'm now a con­vert. If you want to try Flow while on va­ca­tion, con­tact Monetta at 720 5859

Mae, Pub­lisher Novem­ber means . . . sail­ing sea­son is back! With it come the “snow­birds” who spend win­ters in the is­lands and the ARC sailors who are some of the friendli­est com­peti­tors you’ll meet! I’m a big fan of all things nau­ti­cal, and there’s noth­ing bet­ter than hop­ping aboard a boat on a daz­zling Saint Lu­cian morn­ing and set­ting sail for a day out along our un­for­get­table coast­line. Whether it’s a kayak, a day char­ter yacht or a party cata­ma­ran – heck, even a wa­ter taxi trip can be spec­tac­u­lar around th­ese parts – I highly rec­om­mend you plan some “muck­ing about in boats” as part of your hol­i­day.

Dee, TT Ed­i­tor Saint Lu­cians love to eat fish and they love to dance in the streets, so when it comes to a Satur­day night, Den­nery Fish Fry is per­fect to catch up from a busy week and en­joy some of our lo­cal “fruits de mer.” The fes­tiv­i­ties start in the late af­ter­noon, with peo­ple ar­riv­ing un­til well after dark, and the seafood in Den­nery is said to be the best on the is­land – get there early be­cause the popular stalls run out of food quickly. Check out the whelks – gi­ant sea snails which are a lo­cal del­i­cacy – but if you aren’t very ad­ven­tur­ous there are seafood soups, grilled or fried fish and even the de­li­cious spiny lob­ster when in sea­son. The mu­sic is loud, the drinks are flow­ing and it’s a cool way to spend a few hours with friends.

Dalan, Graphic De­signer Shop­ping, shop­ping, shop­ping! It's that time of year when tis bet­ter to give than to re­ceive, and in Saint Lu­cia, Christ­mas shop­ping might be a lit­tle dif­fer­ent than what you’re used to at home! No snow for a start, but also no Tax – at least if you are va­ca­tion­ing on the is­land. There are Duty & Tax Free stores at Pointe Seraphine and La Place Carenage at the Castries Har­bour, where you can buy ev­ery­thing from crafts and lo­cal art to di­a­monds and per­fume; fur­ther north the Bay Walk Mall and JQ Rod­ney Bay Mall have plenty of great shop­ping – check out Sea Is­land Cot­ton Shop for re­ally cool fash­ions and gifts - as well as bars, restau­rants and street cafes where you can cool off and watch the world go by. The ma­jor ho­tels have beau­ti­ful stores, and for that au­then­tic sou­venir or hand­i­craft, don’t for­get the Castries Mar­kets. Saint Lu­cia def­i­nitely has some­thing for ev­ery­one on your list this fes­tive sea­son!

Nasha, Jour­nal­ist

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