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Escape to Calabash Cove Resort & Spa for Sun and Relaxation

By Leslie Roberts

cc_for_campaigner_2When you daydream about the perfect vacation, do you see yourself soaking up sun on a secluded, pristine beach, or pursuing more life-affirming activities like hiking to the peak of a soaring volcanic spire or hoisting the sails as you cruise into the perfect Caribbean sunset?

Plan your getaway to Calabash Cove Resort & Spa and you won’t have to choose between relaxing and doing.  This stunning beachfront boutique resort in St. Lucia offers luxurious accommodations located just steps from ~ or right on ~ the beach, as well as expert concierge service to arrange a variety of island activities, including:

• Piton Trek: Take the ultimate Saint Lucian challenge and climb to the peak of the world-famous Gros Piton, designated a World Heritage Site. Your guide will accompany you to the summit, where you’ll enjoy unbelievable views clear across to Martinique to the north and St. Vincent to the South.

• Sailing and More: Explore Saint Lucia beyond its shores with legendary charter captain and infamous local storyteller Maurice onboard his 37’ yacht One Time. Whether you are a seasoned pro or sailing for the first time, Maurice will hand you the wheel, let you hoist the sails and handle the grinders. Or, cruise aboard an authentic pirate’s galleon down the coast of the island to Soufriere, where you can explore the world’s only drive-in volcano, visit Diamond Falls, the most colorful waterfall in the Caribbean, or soak in mineral baths believed to hold therapeutic properties.

• Rainforest Zipline: Soar through St. Lucia’s lush rainforest, past vibrant bursts of flowers, cascading vines, giant Chatannier and Gommier trees and exotic birds and other wildlife. Ride either an aerial tram that glides silently and smoothly through the leafy canopy or hike to the treetop platforms, from which you literally fly through the forest suspended from a zip line.

Calabash Cove’s concierge can also arrange a variety of other activities ~ deep sea fishing, diving, snorkeling or SNUBA, windsurfing, mountain biking, horseback riding on the beach, whale watching, world-class golf ~ or direct you to some of the island’s best street fairs and festivals.

calabash-bedroom-shot-app-1Back at the resort, wade into a million gallons of sweet water in our designer pool with an amazing 40-foot infinity edge. Take a dip in the calm, clear waters of Bonaire Bay, or use our complimentary kayaks to explore the shoreline. Indulge the senses and rejuvenate body and mind at Ti Spa and Fitness Centre, where you can choose from a wide range of treatments combining European technique with Saint Lucia’s rich tradition of plant- and fruit-based curatives to cleanse the body of stress.

All of Calabash Cove’s accommodation categories feature private Jacuzzis and ocean view balconies to capture the ever-present, gentle trade winds. Their Water’s Edge Cottages also include secluded plunge pools along with outdoor rain showers and private hammocks, while their unique Swim-Up Suites offer access to the resort pool directly from your patio.

Give your tastebuds a thrill at the resort’s Windsong Restaurant, which offers unobstructed views across the Caribbean Sea and seasonally inspired dishes made from the freshest local ingredients. Complementing Windsong’s elegance is C-bar, which serves international cocktails and fine wines from the Calabash Cove Cellars amid lively island music. Choose from the European Plan (EP), featuring a daily island breakfast, or the Luxury Gourmet Plan (LGP), a convenient option that includes all meals and beverages throughout your stay.

Room rates at Calabash Cove Resort & Spa begin at $385 per night through December 22, 2012, based on double occupancy. To make reservations at Calabash Cove Resort & Spa, contact your preferred travel agent or e-mail reservations@calabashcove.com. For more information, please visit www.calabashcove.com.

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