Caribbean Travel

 

Ready to Escape Dallas For Barbados or St. Lucia?

Life is too short not to enjoy free moments to travel and see exotic, sun-filled sites near and far. The time to plan Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and Winter travel is now. If you haven’t already picked a destination, might we suggest Barbados or St. Lucia?

Sandals Resorts in the Caribbean

For the last week of January, a stay at the White Sands Condos in the Christ Church parish of Barbados would set you back around $330+ a night. Round trip flights on American, booked in advance, would be about $600+. Check out Trip Advisor to get exact rates for your travel dates.

A resort in Barbados

Fodor’s has this to say about Barbados:

Without question, Barbados is the “most British” island in the Caribbean. Afternoon tea is a ritual, cricket is the national pastime (a passion, most admit), and dressing for dinner is a firmly entrenched tradition. And yet, Barbados is hardly stuffy—this is still the Caribbean, after all. Instead, Barbados is a sophisticated tropical island with a rich history, lodgings to suit every taste and pocketbook, and plenty to pique your interest both day and night.

Most visitors stay either on the fashionable west coast, north of Bridgetown, or on the action-packed south coast. On the west coast, the beachfront resorts in St. Peter and St. James parishes are mostly luxurious, self-contained enclaves. Highway 1, a two-lane road with considerable traffic, runs past these resorts; strolling to a nearby bar or restaurant can be a bit difficult. Along the south coast in Christ Church Parish, several hotels are clustered near the busy strip known as St. Lawrence Gap, convenient to dozens of small restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. On the much more remote east coast, a few small inns offer oceanfront views and get-away-from-it-all tranquility.

St. Lawrence Gap | Barbados

If you need help planning your trip to Barbados, click here and here.

Cap Maison | St. Lucia

Take a moment to soak up the sun in the picture above. Ah, yes. Fodor’s lists the Cap Maison resort in St. Lucia as one of it’s 15 jaw dropping hotels in the Caribbean! Here’s what they say, to be precise:

Top-tier service is what you get at Cap Maison, where you can have a doting staffer unpack your bags or ring your personal butler for anything you need. Perched on a seaside cliff, this resort (which offers all-inclusive packages) is made up of 22 villas featuring Spanish Caribbean architecture, large private balconies, and huge rooftop terraces, nine of which have a private plunge pool. For pampering, there’s a full service spa and a Zen garden plus the beach, but note the latter requires going down (and then back up) 92 stairs to get to.

Source: Fodor’s Travel Site

A resort in St. Lucia

To begin the process of planning your Caribbean travel to Barbados or St. Lucia, click here to go to Fodor’s site. If you need a U.S. passport, they have two different kinds: Passport Card and the more expensive Passport Book (You only need a Passport Card for travel to the Caribbean at $30 plus an execution fee):

Passport Book, $110

Valid for all international travel

Valid only for return to the U.S. by land or sea from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean
Apply for both documents at the same time
Be sure to check the U.S. State Dept for any advisories for Barbados and St. Lucia, and emergency procedures to follow in case things go wrong.
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