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Tropical Traveller Magazine - - CONTENTS - Have Fun! From Team TT

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

Div­ing is my new chal­lenge, and af­ter so many years liv­ing on an is­land it’s prob­a­bly time! My son came home re­cently and spent a won­der­ful day ex­plor­ing the reefs and seal­ife with Mar­cel & Dawn from Dive Saint Lu­cia, and his en­thu­si­asm was in­fec­tious. The en­tire team are pas­sion­ate about show­ing the un­der­sea side of Saint Lu­cia to novices and dive mas­ters alike, and their pho­tog­ra­pher Hen­ley Spiers cap­tures the beauty and colour of un­usual sea crea­tures and iri­des­cent fish like no­body I know. So wish me luck as I take the plunge – I’ll re­port back to TT next is­sue! Mae, Pub­lisher This year I'm join­ing a Car­ni­val J'Ou­vert band for the very first time, so look out for me on the road at the crack of dawn on July 20 with a merry crew called the Mud­sters! The tra­di­tional day­break welcome of car­ni­val has be­come more pop­u­lar over the years, and nowa­days a num­ber of bands hit the streets about 4am to dance, drink and fling hand­fuls of fra­grant mud at each other be­fore the main event of the day takes place. Car­ni­val sea­son in Saint Lu­cia is packed with ac­tiv­i­ties, so it's a great time to en­joy lo­cal mu­sic and a colour­ful spec­ta­cle like no other.

Dee, TT Editor Buckle up and take a buggy ride! It's a great way to see the is­land and the lit­tle green jeeps are bril­liant fun to drive. Tak­ing the wind­ing roads from Castries south to Soufriere, you go through banana plan­ta­tions and farm­ing vil­lages where you stop off to taste the best fresh-picked trop­i­cal fruits, be­fore head­ing to the sul­phur springs for a glimpse at the world's only drive-in vol­cano, a dip in a re­fresh­ing wa­ter­fall and a de­li­cious lunch at a for­mer es­tate. Check your tour desk for more in­for­ma­tion on Is­land Bug­gies north­ern ex­cur­sion too.

Dalan, Graphic De­signer Sushi with a view is just about my favourite so I'm a big fan of Rit­u­als Sushi at Rod­ney Bay Ma­rina for lunch or din­ner with friends. The yachts are a re­lax­ing back­drop and the sushi is al­ways great - beau­ti­fully pre­sented and flavour­ful with ex­cel­lent qual­ity in­gre­di­ents. Some of our group must-haves are the tuna and king­fish sashimi which are melt­ingly fresh, and the kick of heat from Spicy Tuna and Las Ve­gas Rolls. Add a few gy­oza dumplings and a bowl of sea­weed salad and just about ev­ery­one's happy! Book ahead if pos­si­ble be­cause Rit­u­als Sushi is pop­u­lar, es­pe­cially at the week­end.

Nikki, Sales Exec

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