Yearly archives for 2012

CHOCOLAT FLAVOURED RECOMMENDATIONS

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As one of our research team was doing some pre-emptive christmas shopping the other day, they happened upon some info about a fantastic cocoa flavoured surprise in the form of the Boucan restaurant in St Lucia. This quirky little restaurant, nestled in between the spectacular pitons, is owned by none-other than the inspirational and frankly […]

ISLAND SAFARI + STINGRAY CITY

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Island Safari + Stingray City This action packed tour begins as you hop into one of the custom-fitted Land Rover jeeps. These jeeps are equipped to handle dirt paths the rugged terrain of Antigua. Your friendly driver will point out to you – historical sites and places of interest along the way. Including, Betty’s Hope. A well-preserved sugar plantation. Be sure to bring your […]

THE CAVES AT VIRGIN GORDA

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An unusual geologic formation known as “The Baths” located on the southern end of the island makes Virgin Gorda one of the BVI’s major tourist destinations. At The Baths, the beach shows evidence of the island’s volcanic origins, as huge granite boulders lie in piles on the beach, forming scenic grottos that open out to the sea.  While you’re […]

THE GRENADA CHOCOLATE FACTORY

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We all love chocolate. That is undisputed. The smooth, sweet, sometimes bitter, sometimes mellow small brown square of happiness that can instantly make you feel better. Which, may I add, has been scientifically proven as containing Tryptophan, a chemical that releases Serotonin which stimulates the brain into creating a happy, calm state of mind. A frame […]

NATIONAL PANORAMA 2012

NATIONAL PANORAMA 2012

The National Panorama in Grenada starts on the 11th of August in St George’s the country’s capital. Eight of the country’s most notable steel orchestras will meet once more as they match musical wits in this major annual steel band competition. Definitely worth a visit, as the beat of the drums positively makes you want […]

ONE YEAR ON

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The 23rd July 2012 bought with it the one year anniversary of the modern soul legend, and tortured young genius, Amy Winehouse. As we look back at her recent career, we want to celebrate the positive impact she had on the tourism of St Lucia and the various youth programmes that she was actively planning […]

LIME GROVE

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On our most recent trip to Barbados in July, we were delighted to discover the progress of Limegrove Lifestyle Centre based in Holetown on the West Coast. This exclusive centre is home to some of the most luxurious brands the world has to offer, and the stylish surroundings make the whole experience even more enjoyable. […]

WATCH YOUR STEP

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Tortoises walk freely around Canouan, there are even crossings for them to stroll across. The laid back lifestyle of the island allows for them to roam care-free amongst the grass so watch your step!  

THE FLOWER FOREST

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Where: Richmond, St Joseph Opening times: 9am – 5 pm (7 days a week) Tour time: 45 minutes The Flower Forest can be found in Richmond in the highlands of St Joseph, close to Harrison’s Cave and Welchman Hall Gully. The Flower Forest is a haven of lush tropical flora with sweeping views of the Atlantic […]

HUNTES GARDEN

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Where: Hills of St Joseph Opening Times: Daily Admission: $20 Barbados Dollars / $10 USD per person This week I am writing about Huntes Garden, a favourite of mine because the owner, Anthony Hunte has lovingly landscaped an arena sized natural amphitheater into what can only be described as a wonderful garden. Approximately half an hour […]