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Saint Lucia Launches Islandwide ‘Summerlicious’ Dining Promotion

July 7, 2011

Saint Lucia announces a new “Summerlicious” promotion featuring reduced prix fixe lunch and dinner summer menus in restaurants island-wide, through Sept. 30.

Summerlicious includes two course lunch and three course dinner menus ranging in prices from $20 to $55. All meals include a high-quality signature cocktail made with Saint Lucia’s award winning Chairman’s Reserve Rum.

Summerlicious is headed by the Saint Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association (SLHTA) and will feature 21 participating restaurant and hotel partners.

“Summerlicious is a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase Saint Lucia’s wide variety of delectable cuisine from our diverse heritage. Saint Lucian dishes are infused with Creole, French, English and African flavors, making Saint Lucia a truly desirable culinary destination” said Louis Lewis, Director of Tourism for the Saint Lucia Tourist Board.

Participating restaurants include: Big Chef Steakhouse, Buzz, Charthouse Restaurant, Coal Pot Restaurant, Delirius, Spice of India, The Edge Restaurant & Sushi Bar, The Fire Grill Lounge & Bar, Ti Banane.

Restaurants located at the following hotels: Auberge Seraphine, Bay Gardens Beach Resort Trios restaurant and Hi Tide restaurant, Bay Gardens Hotel, Calabash Cove Resort & Spa, Cap Maison, Cotton Bay Village, Hummingbird Beach Resort, Royal by rex resorts and St. Lucian by rex resorts, The Landings, Village Inn & Spa, Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort & Spa.

For more information about the island of Saint Lucia call 1-800-456-3984, or visit www.saintlucianow.com.

About Saint Lucia

One of the Windward Islands of the West Indies’ Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia (pronounced Saint LOO-sha) is nestled halfway down the eastern Caribbean archipelago. The “Helen of the West Indies,” Saint Lucia is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including the signature Piton Mountains – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – a tropical rainforest and one of the world’s few drive-in volcanoes. Culturally rich offerings include the bustling marketplace in the capital of Castries, quaint fishing villages along the coastline, and the annual Saint Lucia Jazz festival. Saint Lucia’s wide range of accommodations includes world-class five-star resorts, all-inclusive resorts, intimate inns and value-oriented properties.

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St Lucia’s New State-of-the-Art Attraction, Our Planet Centre, Promotes Environmental Conservation

June 24, 2011

Our Planet Centre entrance with hologram globe

Saint Lucia recently unveiled a new state-of-the-art visitor attraction, Our Planet Centre, designed to engage visitors on environmental conservation in a fun, interactive way through the use of new wave technology.  Opened June 2011, the multi-million dollar Our Planet Centre will donate all proceeds to local environmental projects on island.

“Our Planet Centre seeks to promote awareness of conserving the earth’s environment and we believe that Saint Lucia, with its unspoiled beauty and unique variety of species, is the ideal place to start leading our conservation efforts,” said Sarah Adams, Executive Director of Our Planet Centre.

Utilizing cutting edge technology, Our Planet features the largest mirror-sphere in the world, producing a giant kaleidoscopic display for video screening; a hologram recorded specifically for Saint Lucia by Prince Charles; multiple touch screen displays; a simulation hurricane room; as well as a “NASA Room” designed specifically by the NASA team to stream weather information.  Visitors will have the experience of learning more about the island of Saint Lucia with an interactive floor about endangered species of Saint Lucia and even the wonder of viewing the never-before-seen Castries harbor through a snowstorm with the use of snow machines.

“As the first center of its kind in the Caribbean, Saint Lucia wholeheartedly welcomes the opportunity to educate our community and visitors on the necessity of environmental conservation to preserve our island’s natural beauty, from the coral reefs to the rainforest and the UNESCO World Heritage Pitons,” said Louis Lewis, the Director of Tourism for the Saint Lucia Tourist Board.  “We look forward to being a model for other centers of this kind to open worldwide.”

The attraction is funded primarily by the German Government with support from other corporations including Marks & Spencer, Hilton Group of Hotels, and the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA).

Our Planet Centre is conveniently located at La Place Carenage in the Castries harbor.

For more information about the island of Saint Lucia call 1-800-456-3984, or visit www.saintlucianow.com.

About Saint Lucia

One of the Windward Islands of the West Indies’ Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia (pronounced Saint LOO-sha) is nestled halfway down the eastern Caribbean archipelago. The “Helen of the West Indies,” Saint Lucia is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including the signature Piton Mountains – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – a tropical rainforest and one of the world’s few drive-in volcanoes. Culturally rich offerings include the bustling marketplace in the capital of Castries, quaint fishing villages along the coastline, and the annual Saint Lucia Jazz festival. Saint Lucia’s wide range of accommodations includes world-class five-star resorts, all-inclusive resorts, intimate inns and value-oriented properties.

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St. Lucia Invites Families to “Go Bananas’ this Summer with Value-Added Benefits

June 9, 2011

Saint Lucia is inviting families to “Go Bananas” this summer with their popular family program featuring many of the island’s resorts and excursions.  Kids can tap their inner pirate to hunt for treasure with a special “Go Bananas Treasure Hunt,” play in the mud at the Sulphur Springs, go ziplining through the rain forest and mix up delicious banana inspired “mocktails.”  And parents will appreciate a special “Go Bananas Express” immigration line, room upgrades, discounts at restaurants and free babysitting.

Through September 30, the “Go Bananas” program includes the following value-added benefits:

§  Kids under 17 stay, play and eat for free

§  “Go Bananas Express” special immigration line

§  “Go Bananas” kiddy mixology sessions at participating hotels where kids can learn how to make non-alcoholic beverages with bananas. Adult version classes too!

§  Saint Lucia discount card and discount booklet for use in many of the island’s restaurants, shops and tours with savings up to 15%

§  A choice of complimentary excursions such as ziplining, a skyride, horseback riding, whale watching and heritage tours

§  Complimentary room upgrade based on availability

§  Complimentary Go Bananas souvenir for kids

§  Complimentary babysitting for parents for one evening at select participating hotels

§  Chance to win six days/five nights return trip to Saint Lucia for family of four

The “Go Bananas” Treasure Hunt will encourage families to partake in as many activities across the island under four categories “Local Flavor,” “Botanical,” “Aqua Fun” and “Adventure.”  Upon completion and collecting “Go Bananas” stickers along the way, they will be entered to win a free return Saint Lucia vacation for a family of four. (Full details and terms and conditions are outlined at www.saintlucianow.com.)

“Whether it’s horseback riding, visiting the world’s only drive-in volcano, or bathing in the Sulphur Springs and enjoying the mud, there is no shortage of family-friendly activities on Saint Lucia,” says Nerdin St. Rose VP Marketing & Sales for the Saint Lucia Tourist Board. “The “Go Bananas” name incorporates our rich history with bananas and its influence on our daily lives and encourages families to really relax and just have fun.”

Participating hotels include: Almond Morgan Bay, Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa, Bay Gardens Hotel, Bay Gardens Inn, Coco Resorts, Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa, Cotton Bay Village, Discovery at Marigot Bay Resort & Spa, Fond Doux Holiday Plantation, Four Springs Villa, Habitat Terrace, Hilltop Views Guesthouse, La Haut Plantation, Royal by rex resorts, St. Lucian by rex resorts, Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa, The Landings, Village Inn and Spa, and Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort & Spa.

Participating attractions include: whale watching with Captain Mike’s, Rainforest Sky Rides, International Pony Club Horseback Riding, Rainforest Canopy Adventures, Eastern Caribbean Diving, Fond Latisab Creole Park, Fond Doux Plantation, Grande Anse Turtle Watch, Latille Waterfall, Lushan Country Life, Mamiku Gardens, Morne Coubaril Estate/Soufriere Hotwire Rides, Pigeon Island National Landmark, Heritage tours of Saint Lucia including the Sulphur Springs, and Trims Riding Academy.

For more information about the “Go Bananas Summer Family Program” and the island of Saint Lucia call 1-800-456-3984, or visit www.saintlucianow.com.

About Saint Lucia

One of the Windward Islands of the West Indies’ Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia (pronounced Saint LOO-sha) is nestled halfway down the eastern Caribbean archipelago. The “Helen of the West Indies,” Saint Lucia is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including the signature Piton Mountains – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – a tropical rainforest and one of the world’s few drive-in volcanoes. Culturally rich offerings include the bustling marketplace in the capital of Castries, quaint fishing villages along the coastline, and the annual Saint Lucia Jazz festival. Saint Lucia’s wide range of accommodations includes world-class five-star resorts, all-inclusive resorts, intimate inns and value-oriented properties.

For more family travel and destination travel features, visit:

www.travelwritersmagazine.com/TravelFeaturesSyndicate

www.examiner.com/eclectic-travel-in-national/karen-rubin

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