St. Lucia offers a comfortable year-round climate and secluded white-sand beaches. This avocado-shape Caribbean island is a scant 27 miles long and 14 miles wide. It could fit snuggly into Hawaii’s Waimea Canyon – and considering the lush tropical habitat and two imposing mountain peaks, St Lucia actually resembles a Hawaiian island.
The Rainforest Hideaway presents a mixture of French and Caribbean cuisine in an intimate atmosphere ideal for a romantic outing. Prepare for wind: St Lucia boasts some of the finest sailing in the world. Steady trade winds and warm water combine to make conditions ripe for great sailing. That means the breeze is up and it’s time to get out and hit the water: Charter your own sailboat for a half day and explore the coastal splendor and magnificence of St. Lucia. Fuel a lifetime of nostalgia by sightseeing unspoiled, exotic locations such as Marigot Bay, the Pitons Peaks, Pigeon Island National Park and Anse Cochon Marine Reserve. Details: www.sailsaintlucia.com (under “Day Charters” click “Half Day Charters”).
Relax as your practitioner soothingly massages you neck, shoulder, hands and feet paying extra attention to the stress-busting points on the face. This can be combined with other treatments – body wraps, salt glows, steam therapy, etc. – at the Anse Chastanet Spa ( www.ansechastanet.com).
The pros at Scuba Steve’s dive shop ( www.scubastevesdiving.com) can introduce you to all of the shallow reefs and wonderful wrecks just beneath the waves.