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.
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