Since its inception in 1991, Saint Lucia Jazz has grown from a clever marketing idea into one of the Caribbean’s most important events. Here’s a potted history of the festival. It all started as an idea for attracting more tourists to St Lucia during the traditionally quiet month of May. This is toward the […]
The prestigious title of “Best Port of the Caribbean” has been awarded to Port Castries, Saint Lucia by Editor-In-Chief, Mr. Bill Panoff of Porthole Cruise Magazine. Port Castries is managed and operated by the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA), welcomes over 300 cruise ships and handles approximately 600,000 cruise passengers per […]
The lineup for the 2012 Saint Lucia Jazz festival has been announced, with this year’s headlining acts to include Lionel Richie, Ziggy Marley and Gypsy Kings. The full lineup with venue details and dates can be seen in the official launch flyer, below (click to enlarge). Like many St Lucia hotels, Marigot Beach […]
At a time when the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is condemning the UK government for crippling Caribbean tourism with its unfair air passenger duty banding, it’s refreshing to learn that air travel between St Lucia and other Caribbean islands is set to become easier and cheaper. REDjet, the Caribbean’s only low fares […]
The month of October is a special month for St Lucians, who celebrate Creole Heritage Month, Jounen Kweyol and Oktoberfest en Kweyol throughout the island.
In June this year an exciting new attraction opened in Castries, which is a quick drive up the coast from Marigot Bay. Our Planet Centre is an interactive visitor centre, and the only one of its kind anywhere in the world. At Our Planet Centre, you’ll be able to: See holograms of Prince Charles and the […]
A lovely traditional event that is held every year in St Lucia is the Rose Festival – “Fet la Woz” in Kwéyòl – which takes place on 30th August. In St Lucia’s cultural traditions there are two singing ‘societies’ – the Roses and the Marguerites – dedicated to singing the praises of their respective flowers. […]
Earlier this week we were at Lucian Carnival, the St Lucia carnival which runs during June and July every year (although there are actually still a couple of events to come, right into August). Here’s a few of the photos we took while we soaked up the party atmosphere.