5 Caribbean islands where you can go beyond the beach; Elisabeth Goodridge; Chicago Tribune

The beach is delightful. But there are so many more reasons to vacation in the Caribbean. And some travelers, as Elisabeth Goodridge’s family likes to say, get itchy: to explore, to learn, to eat or to exercise.Here are five island destinations with off-the-beach adventures. She won’t judge if you head back for a swim and a piña colada at the end of the day.

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Pleasure island: After years of searching, I’ve found paradise on St Lucia; Martin Breen; Belfast Telegraph

When Martin Breen arrived in Jade Mountain high above the hills of St Lucia, he was warmly welcomed with the words “Welcome to paradise”.

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Dine like a local in Saint Lucia’s market food stalls; Tom Adkinson; Knoxville Daily Sun

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6 Things to do in St. Lucia Beyond the Beach!; Keiwa Simpson; Mapping Megan


From 2,619 ft volcanic peaks to warm waterfalls, here are 6 amazing things you can experience in St.Lucia, in addition to enjoying the sand, sun, and sea.

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Saint Lucia Holidays; Amateur Traveler

Learn about what to do on your St Lucia Holiday: climbing the Pitons, which beaches are the best, where there is a good Friday night street party.

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11 of the best Caribbean islands for nature lovers and thrill-seekers; Wanderlust

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10 of the world’s most beautiful islands; Jen Rose Smith; CNN

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From stunning Milos in Greece to penguin hangout Bartolomé in the Galapagos, these are the world’s 10 most beautiful islands.

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A Picturesque Estate on a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Saint Lucia; Casey Farmer; Barron’s

The four-villa compound overlooks the Caribbean Sea…

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Soufriere and Mexico Hosts World Heritage Sites Exhibition Today; The St. Lucia STAR

On the occasion of the 15-year anniversary of UNESCO’s inclusion of the iconic Saint Lucian Pitons to the list of World Heritage Sites, Mexico joins the Piton Management Area to celebrate the importance that both countries attach to their cultural and natural heritage. These outstanding volcanic twin peaks, Gros Piton and Petit Piton, make up…

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SI Swimsuit 2019 Destinations: St. Lucia; Sports Illustrated

The perfect Caribbean is getaway is just a few hours away on the beautiful beaches of St. Lucia.

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St. Lucia Offers Natural Beauty, Friendly People; Doug Hansen; Creators

For my wife’s birthday, I arranged a five-day visit to St. Lucia that exceeded our expectations.

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Top 10 Things To Do In St Lucia – Caribbean & Co.; Ursula Petula Barzey; Caribbean And Co

Check out this list of the top 10 things do do in St Lucia the only country to be named after a historic woman.

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Top trips: the best excursions in the Caribbean; The Times

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The 9 Best Hotels to Book in St. Lucia in 2018; Stefanie Waldek; Trip Savvy

Read reviews and book the best St. Lucia hotels near local attractions including Pitons, Gros Islet, Rodney Bay Village and more.

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St. Lucia: A Caribbean gem; Doug Hansen; San Diego Union Tribune

St. Lucia lives up to reputation as a honeymoon-worthy destination…

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GLOBAL TRAVEL MAGAZINE GIVES TOP MARKS TO JADE MOUNTAIN & ANSE CHASTANET; TravPR

Jade Mountain named top resort in St. Lucia, Anse Chastanet places third…

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30 Beaches That Will Make You Forget About Winter; David Jefferys, Caitlin Morton & Bridget Hallinan; Conde Nast Traveler

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Winter is here, which means as much as we try to embrace the cold and up our hygge game, we still find ourselves dreaming of trading snow for sand. With this in mind, we came up with an ultimate list of our favorite beaches that will make you forget about winter entirely. The best part? They’re all in the Caribbean, which means you could fly in the morning and be on the beach, drink in hand, by lunchtime. So what are you waiting for?

Editors’ note: Some of the beaches we would have chosen were hit hard by hurricanes of 2017, and are still recovering. We hope to see them on this list again soon.

Shoal Bay, Anguilla

Anguilla’s most famous beach–for a reason. Soft sand, clear waters, non-touristy bars and restaurants, and private resorts that help you get beach without the crowds. 

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20 Most Beautiful Islands in the World; Evan Harris; Islands

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From Bora Bora to Bali, these are the most beautiful islands in the world to visit.

If you’ve seen it on a postcard, it’s on this list. Beaches, bays, boulders and blowholes. Caves, coves, cliffs and culture. Ruins, reefs, rainforests and rum. Whatever your version of paradise, these 20 islands across the world deliver eye candy galore. Get ready to be blown away by the most beautiful islands in the world.

Capri, Italy

Who hasn’t been spellbound by images of Capri’s electric Blue Grotto? This glowing sea cave impresses even veteran globetrotters — and it’s only the beginning of the island’s marvels. Ash-white limestone cliffs, hidden slivers of beach, a towering natural arch: It’s no wonder Capri has been a tourist hub since ancient Roman times. Tip: Climb up to the ruins of Emperor Tiberius’ Villa Jovis, circa A.D. 27, for a heart-stopping vista.

Whitsundays, Australia

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PMA implements new project; Toni Nicholas; St Lucia News Online

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(GIS) – The Piton Management Area (PMA) recently hosted the closing ceremony for the UNESCO Participation Project.

On Nov. 1, the Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, along with the Piton Management Area office in Soufriere, held the closing ceremony for the project, which sought to utilize technology for the demarcation of the PMA, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Deborah Charlery, the Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Department of Sustainable Development gave an overview of the project.

“This project was submitted through the Office of the Secretary General of the National Commission for UNESCO and was titled “Building Local Capacity in the Use of Science Technology and Innovation (STI), Demarcation and Sustainable Management of Protected Areas, Protected Areas Assets, Improvement and Development of Protected Area Monitoring and Public Education and Awareness Tools.”

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Luxury swimming pools: Where to take an expensive dip; Chris Dwyer; CNN Travel

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Ever dreamed of swimming in real luxury? These are 17 of the world’s most memorable places with luxurious pools.

Diving in at the deep end has never been more enjoyable than in these jaw-dropping pools.

From private villas to Japanese onsen, luxury resorts to boutique lodges, these are some of the world’s most memorable, luxurious and expensive places to take a dip:

1. Ski Portillo, Chile

Up in the Chilean Andes sits Ski Portillo, one of South America’s most historic ski resorts, which is also home to a rather special pool.

You’ll be glad to know it’s heated, thanks to the mountains’ geothermal energy, making it perfect to gently relax weary limbs after a day on the slopes. Watching the sunset over the Laguna del Inca lake below caps off a distinctive swim.

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