The last few weeks have been filled with research for an event we are producing in St. Lucia. Pulling together any event from 2,000 miles away, let alone from another country, is filled with challenges that can destroy the most well thought-out plans if you don’t know what to look out for. From securing the right vehicles, to getting real estate brokers to return phone calls, these details are all in a days work when planning a destination event.
We’ve reached out to some of our contacts in the travel industry and have been able to secure one-of-a-kind locations with views that will impress the most seasoned travelers. Here are a just a few of the great finds we’ve made:
Jade Mountain (http://www.jademountain.com), rated the #1 resort in the Caribbean and the #3 resort in the World by Travel+Leisure, promises to be pure bliss. Waking up each morning and sliding from your bed to your private plunge pool is something that sounds fabulous.
The Pitons (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitons), are tops on many “must-see” lists. Villas in this area are especially private and remote, just right for the person looking to get away from it all. The occasional celebrity is rumored to hide out in these hills from time to time.
The diving in St Lucia is some of the best in the world, so hopefully we can experience it while visiting. Scuba St. Lucia (http://www.scubastlucia.com) is the only dive center on the island with the acclaimed National Geographic courses that teach sustainable ecotourism-focused classes.
Getting there is also now easier, with JetBlue (http://www.jetblue.com) offering flights three days a week — just be careful not to miss your flight home, or you could end up being stuck there for a few more days… although, perhaps not such a bad idea in our book.