No plane, no problem. The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority is bringing Caribbean paradise straight to our phone screens through a new Instagram live series
As the world adjusts to the new reality of life at home and away from other people and places, the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) is inviting people to escape to the dreamy realm of Saint Lucia with a fun Instagram live series.
While we can’t travel for the time being, we can explore through our screens instead. Discover yoga and meditation at the Pitons, make a tropical cocktail with locally-produced Chairman’s Reserve Rum or master the art of authentic Saint Lucian dishes. There’s even a breath-taking hike to join during the twice weekly series.
To participate, simply follow @TravelSaintLucia on Instagram as the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority broadcasts LIVE from sunny Saint Lucia during designated times and dates (scroll down for the full list).
UK & Europe SLTA Director Patricia Charlery-Leon commented: “It’s heartening to see how people have pulled together as we all face such difficult challenges. We wanted to offer a little escape with some of the things that inspire people about our island, until the time is right to welcome people again.”
The weekly series is as follows:
1 Saint Lucian Flavour Cooking Class
Tuesday March 31, 3:00pm. GMT
Join international Saint Lucian chef Shorne Benjamin @chefshorne for a virtual cooking class. Get your appetite ready as he guides you step-by-step through a famous and delicious local dish.
2 Live DJ Party
Thursday April 2, 9:00pm. *Special Time* GMT
Bring the Caribbean vibes straight to your front room with a LIVE virtual dance session to get you up and moving with one of the hottest Disc Jockeys in Saint Lucia, Hollywood HP @hollywoodhpslu. Expect the hottest Reggae, Dancehall and Soca hits – now all you’ll need is a makeshift indoor beach for the perfect island party.
3 Beach Meditation
Tuesday April 7, 3:00pm GMT
Free your mind with LIVE guided meditation with Janelle from @YogawithJa, from the sandy beaches of Saint Lucia. Let the calm breeze of the Caribbean Sea open up all of your senses for a virtual escape. Connect, ease stress and spread positive energy.
4 Scenic Hike to Tet Paul
Tuesday April 14, 3pm GMT
Embark upon a LIVE virtual hike up Tet Paul Nature Trail. Reconnect with nature and witness the beauty of the island along the way. End your tour with an unbeatable view standing right between the world famous Pitons – two words, yes please.
5 Rum Cocktail Masterclass
Thursday April 23, 3pm GMT
It’s always happy hour somewhere in the world! A famed Saint Lucian tipple, follow along as Saint Lucia Distillers creates a delicious rum cocktail from their very own local Chairman’s Reserve Rum.
Other Seven Minutes in Saint Lucia Lives to try include:
• 09 April 2020: Soca Fit
• 16 April 2020: Cocoa Tea
• 21 April 2020: Concert
• 28 April 2020: Wood Sculpting
• 30 April 2020: Garden guide of Herbal Plants & Remedies
For more details, please visit www.stlucia.org.