Saint Lucia is a spectacular holiday destination with scenery ranging from beautiful bays and palm-fringed beaches to virgin rainforest and the spectacular Piton mountains.
As well as stunning natural landscapes, the island also has plenty of activities for visitors to enjoy, a vibrant culture and superb cuisine. Below are some of our best holidays for different holiday requirements, including some unique Saint Lucian experiences. Continue reading “The best holidays to Saint Lucia”
The Nevis Culturama festival was originally started by Calvin “ Cabo” Howell, the Vice President of the Nevis Dramatic and Cultural Society to ensure that the customs and arts of Nevis were preserved. The Nevis Culturama is celebrated yearly starting around the end of July and finishing around the 5th of August.
The Summer holidays are fast approaching and typically the British weather is as unpredictable as ever! I’m sure that many of you are thinking of some time away with your family… So to help you out, we have summarised some of our top summer deals that make the possibility of getting away with the family for some sun, a little bit more like reality!
The five star all-suite resort, The Landings St. Lucia, has launched a unique Caribbean family all inclusive experience for summer which will see children embark on their own “Pirates of the Caribbean” treasure-hunting adventure while their parents sit back and enjoy true Caribbean luxury for 40% less- a saving of up to £2350 per family of four staying one week all-inclusive.
Fun For Little Swimmers And Adult Water Babies
-On A PADI Skin Diver Course At Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort-
For active families with little adventurers in tow, Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort in the Maldives has just launched a new PADI Skin Diver Course, available for adults and children as young as eight. While snorkelling is limited to peering down from the surface, this short course enables avid water babies to venture deeper, making frequent surface dives to interact up close and personal with aquatic life.
Located in South Malé Atoll, Olhuveli is a beautiful island retreat with stunning beaches, abundant sandbanks and its own house reef. While on the skin diving course, guests will be provided with information on the equipment, dive science, the environment and safety – and then the fun starts. The best part is learning to use the mask, fins and snorkel so not a moment of action below the surface is missed.
The resort’s house reef, easily accessed from the jetty, provides a safe, current-free environment from which to discover the underwater world. Residing just metres beneath the warm, clear sea, it is inviting and nonthreatening – even for little mermaids and mermasters. Basking in sunlight, bright corals line the sandy seabed, offering the perfect habitat for restless damsel fish, bat fish, baby sharks and even turtles. Children will delight in chasing shoals of tiny silver fish from the shallows to the deep, while sea creatures of all types and varieties can be discovered, such as sea cucumbers and endangered giant clams.
The PADI Skin Diver course takes just over two hours, and is available from US$30 to US$60 per person, (including equipment and excluding taxes and service charges). On completion of the course, guests receive a PADI Skin Diver certification card, so they are ready for their next adventure.
Back on dry land, at night guests can watch manta rays, which seasonally come to the jetty to feed on plankton that is attracted by the floodlights. This is a wonderful spectacle for families to encounter after a day of watery adventures.
In addition to a five-star PADI dive centre, Olhuveli offers a fantastic watersports centre with fun tubes, banana boat rides, stand-up paddle-boarding, wake-boarding and the first licensed kite-surfing school in the Maldives. Additional facilities include a selection of restaurants and bars, two large pools, a Sun Spa and a free, daily kids’ programme.
New for 2013 and for the ultimate family celebration or romantic dining experience, the resort has just launched a ‘sand horizon’ destination dining experience, whereby seats are dug into the sand to dine on the beach, creating a beautiful ambiance.
Tropic Breeze (01752 880880 / www.tropicbreeze.co.uk) offers seven nights for the price of six at Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort in the Maldives from just £1,585 per person (a saving of £80 per person). Available for selected departures in May 2013, the price includes return flights from Gatwick with British Airways, accommodation on a half-board basis, speedboat transfers, taxes and surcharges.