Our picks for things to do
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!