Hiking Mount Liamuiga in St. Kitts

If you’re coming to stay with us at Belle Mont Farm after the lockdown has ended for a St. Kitts holiday, we are happy to show you around our beautiful island and suggest activities that you will love. For our more active, energetic guests who are looking for adventure, we recommend a hike at Mount Liamuiga.

Mount Liamuiga is a 3,792-foot high dormant volcano clad in verdant rainforest jungle. Its last eruption was 1,600 years ago, and visitors can still see signs of the awesome event in the mountain’s unique shape, stunning black lava rocks clustered in the jewel-blue sea below, and the crater at the summit.

The trail is approximately 4.5 miles round trip and is steep in places, making for a rigorous hike that pays off in breathtaking views of the island and deep immersion in its unique nature. Experienced hikers can ascend on their own, and guides are available. The trail is steepest at the end as you ascend to the edge of the crater; be prepared to scramble over rocks and large tree roots at points throughout the climb.

Enjoy the vital rainforest as you ascend the peak. You will see dozens of species of native plants and glimpse monkeys playing in the canopy. The crater encloses a lake surrounded by thick forest, and the highest point along the crater — a rock formation named Devil’s Tooth — gives visitors a supreme aerial view of the crater, the island, and the surrounding tropical waters. Once called Mount Misery during the island’s conflicted history, today’s Liamuiga is a place where you can touch paradise.

Belle Mont Farm Kittitian Hill is a pioneering community in St. Kitts, with a passion for sustainable living. Enjoy luxury cottages, villas and the world’s most edible golf course, set in 400 acres of organic tropical farmland.

The Power of AbSoLucian

Marigot Bay Resort, Spa and Marina has been on lockdown for almost a month, and we continue to miss our staff, guests and travel partners, while wishing everyone health and happiness as the global population continues to ride out the quiet storm of Covid-19.

Meanwhile, until we meet again, the Marigot Insider has some tips from their five-star luxury playbook for daily workouts during your ‘stay-at-home-cation’.

A basic fitness routine should include some walking to work off those sofa-based days and evenings lounging around with family. It seems like a long time since the gym or sports club was a daily ritual, unless you have a home gym, which isn’t as difficult as you think.

At Marigot Bay Resort, Spa and Marina, our AbSoLucian Fitness programme is designed to entice guests to work out by placing exercise classes in the lush grounds and gardens of the resort, and incorporating meditation and yoga, cardio exercise, stretching and toning, targeted workouts, nutritional guidance and fun stuff like Aqua Zumba in the pool.

We believe in making the most of your surroundings to stay fit and power-walking is a fascinating way to see the neighbourhood, which is how the Marigot Ridge Climb was born. Now there’s a long list of valiant adventurers who have taken the challenge of the Marigot Ridge Climb as the highlight of the AbSoLucian week – and it’s not for the faint-hearted.
But fear not, if you don’t a have a local mountain to walk up, the local park may be the perfect place for power-walking as long as you stick to two basic principles.

Power-walking should be at a speed between seven to nine kilometers per hour (4.5 to 5.5 mph) which is the upper end of the natural range for walking. This brisk pace should burn 100 to 300 calories in 30 minutes (depending on your weight) or 200 to 600 calories in an hour.

Walking 10,000 steps equates to about five miles a day, which is quite an increase for those who sit at a desk all day. It comes out to about 90 active minutes a day, which is three times the amount recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

No special equipment is required and a gradient isn’t necessary. If your park is small, circuits work very well to increase the number of steps towards that lofty goal, so give power-walking a try next time you go to the park, and think of us here at Marigot Bay Resort and Marina.

Until we meet again.

Turtle Time

UNNA Resorts, Barbados

Explore the colourful reefs of Barbados, be impressed by the teeming aquatic life and explore the shipwrecks that sank in these waters. This can all be arranged with convenient dive packages at both Saint Peter’s Bay Luxury Resort and Port Ferdinand Yacht and Beach Club.

A 3-dive package can be booked for 1 or 2 days to include a trip to Carlisle Bay Marine Park. The afternoon tour is a great opportunity to combine family or friends who would like to snorkel or are participating in the PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience.

A Mooring to Remember

Long recognised as one of the Caribbean’s most secure anchoring spots, Marigot Bay provides protection to ships from all over the world. Known as a ‘hurricane hole’, Marigot Bay Marina is surrounded by mountains which protect it from tidal changes and destructive weather.

Deep enough to accommodate some of the world’s largest superyachts, Marigot Bay Marina is chosen as a start and drop off point by many yacht charter guests who benefit from direct flights to the island from the US, UK and Canada. All our marina guests have complimentary access to Marigot Bay Resort and its amenities including the pool area, spa, restaurants and fitness suite – just one of the perks of tying up at Marigot Bay Marina which you can read about in this newsletter.

Saint Lucia’s long-standing International Billfish Tournament is coming at the end of October, while the yachting season starts in earnest by November, with the Saint Lucia Yacht Club hosting its annual Mango Bowl Regatta, welcoming dozens of boats from the islands in the southern Caribbean such as Martinique, Barbados and Grenada. Around the same time, the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers – known globally as ARC – departs from Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, and this is the thirtieth year that Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia has been the finish line.

October is also the month of International Creole Day, celebrated on the last Sunday of the month across Saint Lucia and the rest of the Creole world. This year, Marigot Bay Resort looks forward to welcoming tout moun to celebrate the flavours and traditions of our French and English heritage on October 26th at our special event, Kweyol En Mygo.

And last but by no means least, the owners, management and staff of Marigot Bay Resort, Spa and Marina are delighted to welcome Daniel Echasseriau as Director of Food & Beverage and Culinary Operation. A native of Brittany, France, Mr. Echasseriau has extensive experience in the Caribbean and beyond, so we’re excited to have him bring something new to the table as we head from Fall to Winter.

 

Warm Regards,
Perle Flavien

 

MARIGOT BAY RESORT AND MARINA HAS TEN AMAZING THINGS TO DO

MARIGOT BAY RESORT AND MARINA HAS TEN AMAZING THINGS TO DO

And they are all complimentary for our guests

MARIGOT BAY, SAINT LUCIA – August 21st, 2018 – Marigot Bay Resort and Marina, nestled on the west coast of the beautiful Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, continues to attract stunning mega yachts to the tranquil waters, adding to the luxury resort where the ambiance and impeccable service has long been the trademark.

Here are ten fun and interesting and amazing things to do where guests will be immersed in the exploration of Saint Lucia’s lush, natural playground as well as culinary and wellness experiences every day of the week, and they are all free of charge to our guests:

COCOA TEA MAKING: Cocoa tea is the traditional breakfast treat in Saint Lucia, made from the abundance of locally grown cocoa. Join the kitchen team and make your own tea adding locally grown spices. Mondays at 4 PM.

INSIDER VIEW OF THE MARINA: Find out why travelers all over the world make Marigot Bay Marina their yachting destination. For one hour, you can learn about Marigot Bay and yachting in Saint Lucia from our Marigot Bay Dock Master. Tuesdays at 3 PM.

GARDEN WALK: Join our resident gardener on a tour for one hour of the Marigot Bay gardens. Uncover a variety of tropical herbs and flowers hidden throughout the property. Wednesdays at 11 AM.

MARIGOT BAY RIDGE CLIMB: Located across the bay, this trail offers spectacular views of the Marigot Bay Resort and Marina, the island’s tallest peak, and awe-inspiring views of the Caribbean. The duration of this climb is 2 hours on Thursdays at 9 AM.

COCONUT EXPERIENCE: This is truly the tree of life! Learn how all parts of the coconut tree can be used for health purposes, used as a drink, fiber, food, fuel, utensils and even musical instruments. An interesting session for both adults and children with free samples of our Coconut Grog available for our guests to try. Fridays at 12 noon.

SPA AT THE POOL: Enjoy a back-massage sampler at the main pool and learn more of what our Marigot Bay Spa has to offer. Sunday afternoons.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY PROGRAM: Available every day for children to enjoy arts and crafts, nature walks, cupcake decorating, dance and storytelling.

Also, don’t miss our schedule of free one-hour daily morning classes at our Fitness Centre which in season, includes Pilates and Yoga. Plus, what’s great, our ‘Happy Hour’ with drinks at half price is available daily at each of our Bars at different times. Lastly, If you want to head to our beach, the water taxi is complimentary and will take you across the bay where you will find our Beach Attendant, ready to assist with beach towels, beach chairs, and umbrellas.

Contact: GuestServices@MarigotBayResort.com

Savour the Best Restaurants in Rodney Bay Village with Bay Gardens Resorts

Get a Taste of Saint Lucia with the Taste of Rodney Bay Dine Around Meal Plan

Sample the best restaurants in Rodney Bay Village when you choose the Dine Around meal plan at Bay Gardens Resorts. As one of our guests’ favourite all-inclusive dining options, the Dine Around plan allows you to easily and conveniently get an authentic taste of St. Lucia.

The Dine Around plan is available to guests of Bay Gardens Resorts who stay seven nights or more and choose the All-Inclusive or MAP meal plans. Dine at any of these eight selected restaurants in Rodney Bay Village up to three times and enjoy roundtrip transportation on us so you can enjoy a night on the town without any worries—except which restaurant to choose!

Zaika The Taste

Go around the world in 80 dishes at Zaika The Taste, an international dining destination in Rodney Bay Village. While Zaika specializes in authentic Indian cuisine, their selection of Chinese and European dishes are not to be overlooked. Enjoy pesto alla Genovese if you’re in the mood for Italian or if Indian is what you’re after, you can’t go wrong with the delicious lamb biryani. The excellent staff will make you feel right at home at their beautiful waterfront location.

Cuisine: Indian | Hours: Monday – Sunday, 7:00 am – 11:00 pm

Tapas on the Bay

Have a hard time deciding what to order? At Tapas on the Bay you can sample a bit of cuisine from around the world. To make the most of Tapas, visit on a calypso music night so you can enjoy coconut ceviche with Congo drums!

Cuisine: Caribbean | Hours: Monday – Friday, 11:00 am – 11:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Rituals Sushi

As the only sushi restaurant in Rodney Bay Village, and St. Lucia, Rituals Sushi also stands out for being one of the freshest and tastiest eateries in the region. Renowned for their friendly service and impeccable menus, Rituals Sushi also offers signature island-inspired items like the Banana Rum Spring Rolls.

Cuisine: Japanese | Hours:

Jacques Waterfront Dining

Watch the sunset over the ships at the marina while you dine on the veranda of the best fusion restaurant in Rodney Bay Village. Chef Jacques expertly blends elements of his native French cuisine with flavours of the Caribbean into each beautifully crafted dish. Reserve a table and see why Jacques is one of St Lucia’s most popular restaurants!

Cuisine: French | Hours: Monday – Sunday, 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Spice of India

The smell of cardamom and cumin waft out of the kitchen, welcoming you to one of the best new restaurants in Rodney Bay Village. From the classic chicken tikka masala to scallops fried in a coconut tamarind sauce, Spice of India will delight every palate.

Cuisine: Indian | Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12:00 – 4:00 pm, 6:00 – 11:00 pm

Blue Olive

Caribbean Creole and Mediterranean cuisine harmonize spectacularly at the Blue Olive. Dive into a generous serving of jambalaya and make a selection from their extensive wine list, then settle in and enjoy the beauty of their waterfront location.

Cuisine: Caribbean, Creole, Mediterranean | Hours: Monday – Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday, 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Memories of Hong Kong

This distinguished landmark restaurant, located on Rodney Bay Avenue, was established nearly twenty years ago. The menu is extensive and it is well known for serving amazing Cantonese dishes to a huge number of repeat customers. Its oriental decor and delectable dishes cooked to perfection provide a rich, cultural experience to diners. .

Cuisine: Chinese | Hours: Monday – Saturday 5:00 – 10:00 pm

Elegance Cafe

They offer a variety of dinner options that merges authentic Indian cuisine with an International healthy dining menu. Their Indian menu features some of the most popular and unique home style dishes from all over India. Each dish is prepared and presented in a special way to give a distinct mouth-watering taste and flavours. The international Menu includes steam baskets, simple salads with local organic produce, home style desserts including all natural ice creams.

Cuisine: Indian/International | Hours: Monday – Saturday 5:00 – 9:00 pm