Mango Heaven in Saint Lucia

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Did you know that there are more than 24 different kinds of mangoes growing in Saint Lucia? And even better, they all will be ripe to eat in June which is why Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain have declared June the MONTH OF MANGO. Are you looking for a fabulous food festival in the most romantic settings in the world? Trust me I have been there!

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Guests staying at Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain Resorts will delight in the many mango based culinary activities and services offered during the month of June. Guests may partake in weekly mango tasting classes showcasing the varieties of mangoes available on the island of Saint Lucia. Together with the Chef de Cuisine, participate in the interactive classes to make mango chutney and mango jam.  Work with the resort’s mixologists to learn how to make the perfect Mango Martini, Mango Mojito and Mango Daiquiri, to name just a few. Then take the results of your mango experience home with you. How fun does this sound?

Sign up for a spectacular 6 course mango gourmet dinner and of course many of the dishes served during the month of June will have mango ingredients. In the spa, you will be able to experience mango body scrubs, wraps and massages. In the boutiques, find an exotic array of candles, soaps and other mango delights and souvenirs celebrating the Month of Mango.

The highlight is a visit to the resort’s organic Emerald’s Farm to see the mango trees and the great variety of other organic produce grown there. Learn when the mangoes are ripe to pick and then create your own mad mango recipe.

The month of mango culminates in our Mango Madness Festival which takes place from June 19 – 23, where you can meet the entire culinary team including the Mango King, Chef Allen Susser, named the National Mango Board spokesman and the author of the Great Mango Book.  The festival takes place both at Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet and includes activities such as a mango chutney work shop, mango cocktail party, mango tasting and demonstration, Mango Madness cooking class, the highlight being the “Night of 1000 Mangos” dinner at the Jade Mountain Club. Participants in the Mango Madness will join in mango field trips to the resort owned organic and historical plantations of Anse Mamin and Emerald Estates. The farewell event will include a Mango Champagne Brunch served on the beach at Anse Mamin.

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For more information http://www.jademountain.com/cuisine/culinary_events.html

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Saint Lucia Hosts November Health and Wellness Month

Caribbean; St.Lucia uncrowded expanse of beach, Pigeon Island

Saint Lucia invites travelers to experience new levels of rejuvenation and adventure this November during the island’s annual Health & Wellness Month. Inspired by the vast array of wellness-related activities, Saint Lucia’s leading hotels will offer value-added packages and discounted rates. Those seeking quality time with the great outdoors can fly through the rainforest canopies and zip-line with Rain Forest Adventures, explore Saint Lucia’s pristine coral reefs by SNUBA, cruise the rugged trails at Anse Chastanet on a jungle bike, and hike forested paths leading to the peaks of the iconic Piton Mountains. Basking in the ocean spray, yoga on white, sandy beaches, luxurious spa treatments, and the naturally healing Sulphur Springs mud baths will leave you completely refreshed. Here are 4 resorts and offers I recommend checking out:

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1. Jade Mountain – Soufrière

“Tropical Tranquility”

·         Receive a fifth night free in the Sky, Star and Moon categories

·         Five night package rates start at US$6,876 per couple in a Sky Jacuzzi Suite; additional nights can be added at US$1,564 per couple per night in Sky accommodations

·         Includes breakfast and dinner, all tax and service, airport transfers both ways, welcome cocktail, drinks package in room fridge, tropical fruit display, an escorted walk of Anse Mamin Plantation, two one hour classic spa treatments per person, sunset celebration (bottle of champagne with appetizers delivered to guests room once during stay), two Anse Chastanet handmade bathrobes, usage of tennis court and equipment, watersports equipment and complimentary resort water taxi to Anse Mamin beach

·         Book by November 30, 2014 for travel from November 1 through December 19, 2014 and January 5 through December 19, 2015

·         Visit www.jademountain.com for resort information; call 1-800-223-1108 or emailjademountain@ansechastanet.com for Health & Wellness offers

2. Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort – Soufrière

“Linger Longer 5”

  • Stay four nights and receive the fifth night free for a total of 20 percent savings
  • Rates start at US$385 per night for a Luxury Sugar Mill Room
  • Includes complimentary breakfast for two daily
  • Available now through December 18, 2014
  • Five night stay minimum required; offer available in all room categories
  • Visit www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/sugarbeach for resort information; call for Health & Wellness offers

3. The Landings – Rodney Bay

“Body & Soul Wellness Package”

·         Rates from US $325, for savings of up to 45 percent

·         Includes US$100 spa treatment credit, healthy recipes booklet, daily beachfront yoga, guided hike to Pigeon Island National Park, windsurfing, sailing, kayak and tennis instruction

·         Book by September 30, 2014 for travel from September 1 through November 30, 2014

·         Website Booking Code:  BODYSOUL

4. Anse Chastanet – Soufrière

“Tropical Tranquility”

·         Receive a fifth night free

·         Five night package rates start at US$3,924 per couple in superior accommodations; additional nights can be added at US$826 per couple per night

·         Includes breakfast and dinner, all tax and service, airport transfers both ways, welcome cocktail, drinks package in room fridge, tropical fruit display, an escorted walk of the Anse Mamin Plantation, two one hour classic spa treatments per person, sunset celebration (bottle of champagne with appetizers delivered to your room once during stay), two Anse Chastanet handmade bathrobes, usage of tennis court and equipment, watersports equipment, and complimentary resort water taxi to Anse Mamin beach

·         Book by November 30, 2014 for travel from November 1through December 19, 2014 and January 5 through December 19, 2015

·         Visit www.ansechastanet.com for resort information; call 1-800-223-1108 or emailansechastanet@ansechastanet.com for Health & Wellness offers

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