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Antigua… not just beaches

We all know really well that Antigua got so many beautiful white sand beaches! I never counted, but they say should be 365 – a beach per day and you got busy all year round… On one of the trips, after visiting one of beaches my attention was taken by blooming plants. I then got to my camera, and here are some of the flowers I found… Frangipani. Frangipani flowers are highly scented during nights and are used in bouquets used in wedding ceremonies. The flowers symbolize the love and devotion between two people. I also found that The Buddhism saw the Frangipani flower as a symbol of new life and renewal! Below is the one we know as Azalea, also called Desert Rose. …

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St. Lucia FLowers, Ixora or West Indian Jasmin

Flowers of Saint Lucia

…I traveled to St. Lucia many times, but never really got into studying the plants and flowers… On the last trip I stayed in Fox Grove Inn located in the beautiful mountain area with nice garden and many blooms in it. I went to explore and took a lot of pictures. I collected some images of flowers that can be encountered throughout the island of St. Lucia. Found in resorts, along roads and in botanical gardens, these are the flowers that make St. Lucia of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. The Ixora, also called West Indian Jasmine is a common flowering plant with small, bushy shrubs that feature large clusters of a variety of colours amongst evergreen leaves. …

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St. Lucia, Anse Chastanet Beach, snorkeling

St. Lucia: Anse Chastanet Beach

Anse Chastanet is an amazing beach – to get there you can either drive or take a boat-taxi from Soufriere. In Soufriere we got some local food from “Skippers” and drove to the beach to enjoy a calming picnic. I really liked the cassava root… and the leftovers we saved for the fish. The water was so clear that I could see the bottom! Even before we jumped into the water I could already see the crabs, the corals and the fish swimming around. It was so beautiful! My dad took his underwater camera to take pictures, I took the cassava and started to feed the fish – you would never imagine that so many fish actually lived in this …

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Kayak on the Bay, Saint Lucia new attraction

Kayak on the Bay

St. Lucia is one of the islands where you can find all kinds of activities to satisfy even very demanding souls… Here is one relatively new idea – kayaking to the Praslin Island offered by local kayaking pro organised under the name “Kayaking on the Bay”. As part of the trip you learn some of the local history and tradition… The tranquil Village of Praslin is nestled between the two districts of Dennery and Micoud on the East Coast of St Lucia. The gateway to some of Saint Lucia’s rarest indigenous places, Praslin is an idyllic rural quarter populated with several small fishing settlements along the spectacular Praslin Bay. Here, you find examples of the traditional and highly distinctive Saint …

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Sint Maarten Beach Towel Happy Barracuda

13 (Thirteen) Best Beaches in Sint Maarten / Saint Martin

13 (Thirteen) Best Beaches in Sint Maarten / Saint Martin For some people, the Best Beach means secluded, clean beach with leaning palm trees. Others consider the Best as the beach with transparent shallow waters and white sand. Some would say the Best Beach is where lots of people to look at, music and food to enjoy and various activities happening all day. We used all these criterias, and based on our judjing below is what we got. Please note – all these beaches are not in particular order of preference. We just started from North and ended in Southern part of the island. #1 Anse Marcel Beach located on the North West tip of the French side of the …

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SCUBA Diving in Saint Lucia Underwater Park

SCUBA Diving in Saint Lucia

SCUBA Diving  in Saint Lucia There are three large SCUBA Diving operators in Saint Lucia. SCUBA Saint Lucia Scuba Saint Lucia is located in  one of the most scenic and ecologically rich areas in the Caribbean. The dive centre is run in cooperation by Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet resorts and located right on the beautiful beach. A boat trip from Soufriere  takes about 10 minutes, or, if you are up to take a challenge diving on the rocky mountain serpentine, about 20 minutes by car. The view is spectacular… The dive centre offers off-shore diving and has three fully equipped dive boats. The staff is highly professional, so if you are an experienced diver or only the beginner here …

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