Small is­land with lots to of­fer!

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

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From Team TT Ev­ery Satur­day af­ter my morn­ing work­out I stop by for my fresh co­conut wa­ter and its fresh suc­cu­lent jelly. Love scoop­ing out that jelly with my makeshift co­conut spoon. Stand­ing road­side by the truck en­joy­ing my co­conut I re­alise the gifts and sim­ple plea­sures of my par­adise is­land. So do what us lo­cals do, stop by at the co­conut ven­dor and savour the benefits and sweet re­fresh­ing flavours of this amaz­ing drink.

Mae, Pub­lisher I’m a choco­holic of some re­pute, and get­ting to sam­ple some of Jade Moun­tain’s pre­mier vin­tage brand has been high on my wish­list for a while, so imag­ine the bliss of shar­ing just a few of the most de­lec­ta­ble or­ganic dark choco­lates with TT pub­lisher Mae & Jade Moun­tain's Karolin Trou­bet­zkoy when we vis­ited this won­der­ful re­sort re­cently. Ca­cao has a his­tory in St Lu­cia that dates back to the 1700's and the Trou­bet­zkoy fam­ily have over 1000 trees in their Anse Mamin Plan­ta­tion and Emer­ald Es­tate. Af­ter har­vest­ing and pro­duc­ing ca­cao beans for gen­er­a­tions, now you can taste the re­sults of their labours in Jade Moun­tain Es­tate Grown choco­late. In a word – bliss!

Dee, TT Edi­tor Capoeira is my cur­rent pas­sion, and the lat­est fit­ness move­ment to hit Saint Lu­cia. Pro­nounced Cap-oh-eh-ra, it’s a form of Brazil­ian mar­tial arts which dates all the way back to the 16th cen­tury – a com­bi­na­tion of quick com­plex moves, ac­ro­bat­ics and grace, and an art form which has its roots in slav­ery, as it orig­i­nated from the de­sire to gain free­dom with­out ap­pear­ing con­spic­u­ous. The lo­cal group was es­tab­lished in De­cem­ber 2012, and is ap­pro­pri­ately named Capoeira 758. Regular classes are held in var­i­ous lo­ca­tions, so if you want to give it a try, check the group on Face­book at ‘Capoeira758, Arte Mod­erna.’

Nasha, Jour­nal­ist It’s al­ways great when a new place opens and is an im­me­di­ate hit! My cur­rent lim­ing spot is Co­conutz, which opened in Jan­uary and is al­ready a hotspot in Rod­ney Bay. They serve up au­then­tic Mex­i­can cui­sine pre­pared by pro­fes­sional Chef Javier out of Mex­ico City. There is the rock solid bar, flat screen TV's where you can catch any ma­jor sport event and three full-size pool ta­bles. Co­conutz is great for large groups – check out their theme nights and TV sports sched­ule to find some­thing you like. Happy Hour on Wed­nes­day to Sun­day or just check out the restau­rant for de­li­cious que­sadil­las and bur­ri­tos right in the mid­dle of Rod­ney Bay and tell them TT sent you!

Dalan, Graphic Designer

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