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Saint Lucia Tourist Board: Lower Ground Floor, 1 Collingham Gardens, London SW5 0HW T: 020 7341 7000 E: sltbinfo@stluciauk.org W: stlucia.org SaintLuciaUK


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SaintLuciaUK SAINT LUCIA


LOOK BEYOND THE PALM-FRINGED BEACHES TO DISCOVER AN UNSPOILT RAINFOREST, MAJESTIC MOUNTAINS, CHOCOLATE PLANTATIONS AND AN ARRAY OF ACTIVITIES TO ENJOY


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hether you’re after romance, rejuvenation or adventure,


you can experience a holiday that is as authentic as it is unrivalled in what it has to off er. The island packs a lot into its small


size; it’s just 27 miles long and 14 miles wide. This starts with where you stay as you can choose from a wide range of award-winning, diverse accommodation from boutique hotels and all-inclusive resorts through to spacious villas and luxury retreats. As well as golden beaches, Saint Lucia has rainforests which are


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Size: 238 sq miles Currency: EC dollar and US dollar Population: 171,000 Capital (Main City): Castries Local Beer: Piton Beer Dish of the Day: Green Fig & Salt Fish


home to a number of endemic birds, aromatic plants and spices. Food is a big part of the


experience, from the Friday night barbecues at Anse La Raye and Gros Islet to the French and Creole infl uenced cuisine in some of the region’s fi nest dining establishments. Visitors can relax or be active with an abundance of activities including zip-lining, bird-spotting, horse- riding, whale and dolphin watching, snorkelling and a Segway tour. They can also relax in one of the many spas on the island and be enveloped by the smell of essential oils. There is something for everyone whether you are travelling solo, as


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Follow in the footsteps of Ashley Roberts (singer and presenter) on her trip to Saint Lucia.


a family or a couple. Saint Lucia is easily accessible from the UK with 13 fl ights from London Gatwick operated by British Airways and Virgin Atlantic and weekly fl ights from Manchester with Thomas Cook.


KEY EVENT


The Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival: April 30-May 10, 2015 An event that attracts some of the biggest names in Jazz, R&B and Reggae music stluciajazz.org


Day 1: Relax and unwind with a luxurious spa treatment and then head to Rodney Bay, famous for its restaurants and nightlife. Day 2: A visit to the south on a catamaran taking in the beautiful west coastline to the south, home to the stunning Piton mountains and a chocolate hotel and plantation! You can also visit one of the world’s only drive-in volcanos and plunge into the healing mud baths. Day 3/4: On the beach Day 5: Enjoy the Nature Trail on Pigeon Island with stunning views of the North coastline. Day 6 – Ashley’s fi nal experience was back in the south, The Tet Paul Nature Trail.


St. Maarten Tourist Bureau: Jauncho Yrausquin Blv. 6, Philipsburg, St. Maarten. T: 00 721 549 0200 E: info@vacationstmaarten.com W: vacationstmaarten.com vacationStMaarten @StMaartenTravel


vacationstmaarten ST. MAARTEN


KNOWN AS THE CULINARY CAPITAL OF THE CARIBBEAN, OFFERING 365 RESTAURANTS – ONE FOR EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR


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t. Maarten is the smallest island in the world to be shared by two


nations, the Netherlands and France, creating a European-infl uenced vibe with a Caribbean fl air. The undisputed gastronomical capital of the Caribbean islands, St. Maarten off ers an eclectic array of cuisine fusion for food lovers with hundreds of diff erent restaurants to satisfy the tastes of every possible palate and purse. Located at the northern end of


the Lesser Antilles, the island’s 37 square miles boast 37 breathtaking beaches for holidaymakers to relax


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Size: 37 sq miles Currency: Euro/US$/guilder/fl orin Population: 70,000 Language: English, French, Dutch Main City: Philipsburg Dish of the Day: Conch & Dumplings


and play on. St. Maarten is home to many historical, unique and family- oriented attractions, and watersport enthusiasts can take full advantage of the island’s scuba diving and snorkeling facilities. St. Maarten’s capital of Philipsburg


off ers visitors a range of duty-free shopping with a bustling city atmosphere, while no fewer than14 casinos and numerous nightclubs provide endless entertainment for visitors to the island. Accommodation options are


varied and include elegant private villas, family-oriented resorts, quaint cottages, all-inclusive options and luxury spa resorts.


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Air service is available to Princess Juliana International Airport from numerous United States and Canadian cities as well as from Europe, South America and other Caribbean islands.


KEY EVENT


St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: March 5-8, 2015 Three days of competition, concerts and events provide ‘serious fun’ Heinekenregatta.com


Day 1: Visit Maho Beach, voted the #1 Truly Unique Beach in the World by TripAdvisor, to watch the planes fl ying overhead. Day 2: Explore Philipsburg, packed with great restaurants and tons of duty-free shopping. Day 3: Explore the underwater world of St. Maarten by snorkelling or diving. Day 4: Take part in the 12 Meter Regatta where participants are taught to jib, tack, grind or simply relax and take in the scenery. Day 5:Take an island tour on Da Party Bus for an adventure with an entertainer who knows the island better than anybody. Day 6: Test your luck at one of the island’s 14 casinos equipped with the latest video slot machines and table games. Day 7: Relax on the idyllic white sands of one of the island’s 37 breathtaking beaches.


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