Top Reasons to Visit blu St Lucia
- All-inclusive stays at the resort include all meals, snacks, and premium drinks by the glass. Guests staying from April 10 to September 30, 2013 also get 20-minute massages at Alaia Spa.
- You can relax in a cushioned lounge chair by the pool or walk 100 yards to Reduit Beach, a nice spot to swim or lay out.
- Guest rooms have private verandas, mini bars with complimentary bottles of water, and 32-inch flat-screen TVs.
- The resort is located in Rodney Bay, a vibrant village on the north part of the island with lots of restaurants, bars, and small boutiques.
- There are plenty of other activities available; work out at the onsite fitness center or tennis court, or let the kids play at the Little Harlequins Kids Club.
Saint Lucia: French-Inspired Cuisine and Spectacular Volcanoes
Located in between Martinique and Saint Vincent in the eastern Caribbean, Saint Lucia was coveted by the British and French, who quarreled over the island for more than a century. Although English is now Saint Lucia's official language, the French seem to have left a more noticeable influence on its arts and cuisine. Along the coast, a string of marinas exhibits a cultural blend through restaurants ranging from fried-fish shacks to upscale French eateries. Grab a table to sample meaty pepperpot stew, spinach-like callaloo soup, or the country’s national dish of green fig—a Caribbean term for small, unripe bananas—and salt fish.
With several beaches, Saint Lucia attracts those looking for snorkeling excursions, dolphin-watching tours, or deep-sea fishing trips in search of blue marlin, barracuda, and mako shark. Crowds descend on the popular Reduit Beach at Rodney Bay, not too far from the 18th-century British forts at Pigeon Island National Park. For a less hectic scene, head south down the coast to Anse Chastanet, a more secluded beach with giant palm trees and undulating green hills.
A vacation in Saint Lucia is not complete without a visit to one of its volcanoes. Considered the country’s unofficial symbol, the Pitons are two vegetation-covered volcanic plugs rising more than 2,000 feet above the western coast. Nearby Saint Lucia Volcano is considered "the world's only drive-in volcano," as you can drive your car close to the volcanic crater to see its steaming sulfur springs.
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