Saint Lucia: An award-winning destination

Saint Lucia Scoops Up Awards

Award Winning Destination,2012

By now, you’ll have already heard that Saint Lucia’s the place to honeymoon. For the 10th year in a row, Saint Lucia was heralded as the “Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination” at the 2012 World Travel Awards Caribbean and the Americas Gala Ceremony held on September 14, 2012.  But, Saint Lucia has also garnered much acclaim for leading tour operators, hotels, resorts and spa resorts.

“Being acknowledged as a leading romance destination, not only within the Caribbean but worldwide, is something  we look forward to maintaining and are thrilled with this recognition from the World Travel Awards, especially since we are selected by consumers and the trade,” said Louis Lewis, Director of Tourism for Saint Lucia.

 “We plan to retain the leadership position, by continuing to create new and exciting ways to entice travelers. Saint Lucia is naturally made for romance and we have embraced it and want to share the love with visitors to the island. As we move into 2013, Saint Lucia is poised for additional growth, product improvement and increased airlift which will make getting to the island much easier.”

Also feted with recognition at the recent ceremony, was Barefoot Holidays DMC Saint Lucia, which was named the Caribbean’s Leading Tour Operator.

The Jalousie Plantation was awarded Saint Lucia’s Leading Hotel.

The Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort was awarded Saint Lucia’s Leading Resort and,

Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa was awarded Saint Lucia’s Leading Spa Resort.

 And ever since ABC’s The Bachelor brought cast and crew to shoot several episodes in 2010, including the Season 14 final rose ceremony which was held at Jade Mountain, the resort was voted #1 Honeymoon Resort by BRIDE’s Magazine in April 2012. Also in 2011, Saint Lucia was the final rose ceremony destination for the first series of the U.K., version of the widely popular U.S., series, reaching tens of millions of fans across both countries.

Additionally, Saint Lucia was recently named one of the world’s top 20 Honeymoon destinations by BRIDE’s magazine (2012) and listed as one of the top “Best Caribbean Honeymoon” locations by US News & World Report.

It’s no wonder that Saint Lucia’s lovely Pitons, fabulous hotels, resorts and spas are racking up the cause célèbre. But, it’s also the friendly, hospitable charm of the Saint Lucian people, that’s sealed the deal for many who have visited this gorgeous isle.

For more information about the island of Saint Lucia call 1-800-456-3984, or visit

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