Groups considering a Caribbean escape for their next incentive should head to St Lucia, one of the top ten MICE destinations for 2019 according to a recent hot list. We asked Barefoot Holidays DMC St Lucia, part of Destinations Unlimited, to give us the lowdown on what the island has to offer incentive groups…
One of the most beautiful Caribbean islands, St Lucia is only 27 miles long and 14 miles wide, but it packs a great deal into its small footprint. From golden beaches in the north to its majestic Piton mountains in the south, St Lucia’s dramatic landscape surely sets it apart from surrounding Caribbean islands.
Seafront villages lace the coast of St Lucia, with some so full of life, adorned with colour, flair, history and culture. Revel in the myriad of choices of activities to do. Enjoy sailing along the picturesque coastline, snorkelling, dipping in the mineral mud baths in the Caribbean’s only drive in volcano and swimming in fresh cascading waterfalls.
For the more adventurous, zipline through the rainforest or hike or bike. Don’t forget the chocolate making class, rum tasting tour and the street party at nights.
There is a range of accommodation options. Choose from boutique hotels, spacious villas or luxurious resorts with great facilities, personalised service and warm hospitality. St Lucia offers daily direct flights from USA and UK on major airlines including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, Delta and JetBlue.
The island is a haven for incentives, and Barefoot suggests mixing adventure and relaxation for a memorable five-day trip. All incentive programmes are tailor-made for clients, but here’s a sample itinerary to showcase just some of the experiences on offer…
A welcome cocktail reception and beachside dinner is a wonderful way to begin your adventure on the beautiful island of St. Lucia. This is a laid back, relaxed evening where participants meet, mingle, enjoy the lively Steel Band music, a beachside dinner and tropical rum punches.
Savour the pleasure of sailing along the island’s picturesque west coast. The beauty of the coastline will amaze you and you will be stunned by the Majestic rise of the World Heritage Pitons above the turquoise Caribbean Sea into the azure blue sky. Disembark at a secluded and picturesque beach to enjoy a delicious BBQ Lunch and refreshing drink, then swim, snorkel and relax!
Set off on a journey of discovery in open back jeeps and follow clues that lead through areas of lush green vegetation, banana and coconut plantations and some of the most spectacular scenery St. Lucia has to offer. It is a terrific way to explore the island and mix and mingle with the local. When the final clue on this memorable scavenger hunt is cracked, the lunch venue is revealed. For dinner, head to Big Chef Steakhouse in Rodney Bay Village for perfectly cooked Angus Beef, succulent seafood, and fine wines in a relaxed but chic setting.
Day at leisure to enjoy the hotel’s facilities and optional tour activities, followed by a themed dinner a private villa.
Check out and depart the island after a fun and memorable five days.
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