Small is­land with lots to of­fer!

Saint Lu­cia has 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 this sum­mer.

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I re­cently got to do a photo-shoot at Balen­bouche near La­borie, which feels like a real throw­back in time and an insight into life on a plantation. Spend a day med­i­tat­ing with na­ture. Re­lax, con­nect, swim, be­come one with his­tory. The sugar plantation is home of jew­ellery de­signer Ani­tanja Lawaetz; her line 'Ani­tanja' is fab­u­lous, but her Piton Col­lec­tion is es­pe­cially wow! You can buy 'Ani­tanja' at Harry Ed­wards Jew­el­ers so take a home a piece to re­mind you of the magic of Saint Lu­cia.

Mae, Pub­lisher This time of year is just won­der­ful, isn't it? When you orig­i­nate from the far north like I do, an is­land Christ­mas is very dif­fer­ent and the weather is only the start. This will be my twenty-sec­ond fes­tive sea­son in Saint Lu­cia and there are some tra­di­tions from my past life—turkey, ham, fruit cake—which are the same in the is­lands, but our Caribbean tra­di­tions re­ally do spice up the sea­son, with sor­rel and peanut punch to drink, pies and stews and cur­ries to eat, and plenty of parang mu­sic on the ra­dio. There's noth­ing we like bet­ter than to dance the night away what­ever the sea­son, so lis­ten out for the sounds of an is­land Christ­mas and make sure to hit the dance­floor when the parang starts to play.

Dee, TT Editor As the weather cools off af­ter the rainy sea­son, it's good to get out and stretch your legs. Saint Lu­cia has a lot of places to hike, and around Christ­mas time the tem­per­a­ture and hu­mid­ity drop a lit­tle so it's even more pleas­ant to go off the beaten track and see some of the is­land's beau­ti­ful coast­line, forests or moun­tains. Of course, the Pi­tons are the mother of all hik­ing trails, and I have some friends who make the climb reg­u­larly for the spec­tac­u­lar views—and boast­ing rights! The guides for Gros and Pe­tit Piton come from the vil­lage of Fond Gens Li­bre and they are re­ally knowl­edge­able about the area.

Dalan, Graphic De­signer I love Trinida­dian food—es­pe­cially dhal puri and dou­bles—so the lat­est place to cap­ture my at­ten­tion is Bot­tle'N'Spoon at The Pearl pi­rate ship docked at Rod­ney Bay Boat Y ard. The food is au­then­tic yummy, freshly cooked for lunch and din­ner, spiced up proper Trini-style. The view from the dock is won­der­ful and there's al­ways a cold drink and cool breeze what­ever the time. Check them out ev­ery day from 11am un­til mid­night, and try a taste of T&T right here in Saint Lu­cia.

Vanessa, Sales Exec

Have Fun!

From Team TT

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