St Lucia

The Caribbean was an ideal setting for a summer fashion shoot

WE STAYED AT…

Discovery at Marigot Bay (001 758 458 5300; discoverystlucia.com), a luxurious resort on St Lucia’s west coast, overlooking a beautiful bay dotted with yachts.

Clean-lined and contemporary in style, the rooms have hardwood floors, Egyptian cotton sheets, spacious balconies and air conditioning, while the suites have designer kitchens and outdoor Jacuzzis.

There’s also an excellent spa, two pools and a sandy beach nearby. Double rooms cost from £160 including breakfast.

For package details, contact Abercrombie & Kent (abercrombiekent.co.uk). Virgin Atlantic (08705-747 747; virgin.com/atlantic) flies direct from London and Manchester, with return fares starting from £554, including taxes.

OUR TOP FIVE THINGS TO DO

Get into nature. St Lucia’s terrain is well worth exploring by foot, horse or mountain bike, so ask your hotel about guides and tours.

Hit the water – arrange a snorkelling trip (stluciaboattours.com), see dolphins and whales (captmikes.com), or visit neighbouring Martinique (barefootholidays.com).

Climb the volcanic peak of Gros Piton – it’s a great way to stay trim.

If it’s Friday, don’t miss the Fish Fry in the village of Anse La Raye.

Book now for the St Lucia Food and Rum Festival (1-4 November). For more ideas, get a copy of St Lucia (£6.99, Rough Guides), or contact the St Lucia Tourist Board (0870 -900 7697; stlucia.org).

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