St. Lucia island in the Caribbean holds a wealth of natural beauty—lush mountains, a steaming sulfur volcano, 19,000 acres of rainforest, charming black-and-white-sand beaches, stunning rare colorful foliage and exotic wildlife. When you add the pleasant St. Lucia weather and the nice beaches, you understand why it is a popular Caribbean destination.
There's much to do on this little island, although given it's rise as a high-end resort, you will need your wallet handy if you wish to take advantage of much of it. The rainforest is an ideal place for hiking, mountain biking, bird-watching or just enjoy standing near a waterfall to soak up the mist from its spray.
And there's also whale-and dolphin-watching, snorkeling, kite-sailing, fishing and diving.
Vacationers going to St. Lucia travel there generally for two distinct reasons: either to enjoy its charm and undeveloped feel, still found in some places, or to luxuriate in five-star waterfront luxury. Whether staying in a deluxe, all-inclusive resort or a local inn or hotel, St. Lucia and its residents extend a warm welcome.
An avocado-shaped island 14 mi/23 km wide by 27 mi/43 km long, St. Lucia is one of the greenest and lushest areas in the Caribbean. The island is mountainous, except for the northern area around Gros Islet and Rodney Bay. Most of the resorts and towns are located right along the shore.
The twin volcanic peaks, Petit Piton and Gros Piton—probably the most-photographed mountains in the Caribbean as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site—are on the southwestern side of the island.
And for you Casino go-ers, casino gambling is not a major draw on St. Lucia, but for those who love it, there is a decent one. The minimum age is 18, and complimentary membership is required.
Treasure Bay Casino St. Lucia's first casino has 260 slot machines and 22 table games (including three poker tables). There also is a full bar and snack areas, and the casino itself is in a 60-store enclosed shopping mall. Patrons must be at least 18 years old and must obtain a complimentary membership to enter. Open Sunday-Thursday 10 am-3 am, Friday and Saturday until 4 am. U.S. currency is used. Baywalk Mall, Rodney Bay (Gros Islet), St. Lucia. Phone 459-2901. http://www.treasurebaystlucia.com.
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How to Manage Coronavirus and Travel
The longer the pandemic lingers, the more we wonder and begin to think about or reminisce of some of our favorite destinations. Perhaps you are considering taking a trip...perhaps this website will help. You can look up your destination and see the stats on that area.
Many countries advise against travel during the outbreak, for good reason. However, some people are still required to travel, for business, volunteering, many reasons. If you are one who still needs or chooses to travel, use this tool to understand your risk and keep track of global travel restrictions.
You can zoom in to the specific area or use the dropdown menu to select your destination and pull up a map. It will show on the map how the country is doing with Covid and rules to follow.
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Daniel McCarthy from the Travel Market Report shared this update this week. No food buffets and cruisers temperature checks are just a couple of the new changes as they start traveling again.
Norwegian Cruise Line will begin sailing again with a brand new set of health and safety measures onboard its ships.
In a letter to its travel advisor partners on Monday, NCL said that it was launching Sail Safe, a set of “stringent health protocols and supporting innovation to meet and exceed industry and health standards,” in order to ensure the safety of both its future guests and crew members.
The program includes six new safety measures that Norwegian has added onboard its ships and to its embarking, and disembarking, procedures. It includes new air filtration systems called H13 HEPA that NCL says will remove 99.95% of airborne pathogens onboard; increased sanitation including fogging in staterooms and public areas and increased frequencies of cleaning onboard; COVID-19 tests available onboard and enhanced training for NCL’s medical crew; and online check-in and staggered embarkation to promote social distancing.
One of the bigger changes will be the new health screening procedures both before embarkation and onboard that includes touchless temperature checks for guests prior to embarkation, prior to all meals and activities in public venues, and prior to returning to the ship from a port of call. NCL is also planning to have crew members go through temperature checks multiple times a day.
NCL also said, as part of Sail Safe, that it will no longer offer buffet service and instead will offer full service meals served by crew members.
In the letter, Norwegian said that “this is just the start of a wave of new technologies and enhancements we are rolling out, so you can explore the world with the ultimate Peace of Mind.”
Dawn | Club Balcony Suite photo: NCL
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