Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel Magazine.
Amoung the thousands of cocoa trees and St Lucia’s lush vegetation, wild vanilla, soursop, papaya, all kind of mint and basil, pineapples, wild cherry, starfruit and many varieties of mango are to be found. It’s foodie heaven with heavenly views in the Caribbean… Yes, after 25 years I'm returning to St Lucia and this time I'm doing it in style!
Looking just a little like 'Tracey Island', Jade Mountain Resort's viewpoint restaurant with the iconic Pitons in the background.
Anse Chastanet, one of St Lucia's beautiful volcanic black sand beaches.
The famous, Friday Night Fish Fry, Anse La Raye, St Lucia.
Cocoa growers holding cocoa pods at the Boucan Estate (Hotel Chocolate), St Lucia.
Local Lobster, creole style at the very stylish, Cap Maison.
Giant cinnamon sticks in Castries Market, St Lucia.
All kinds of Mangoes are available in Castries Market, St Lucia.
Chocolate making at Jade Mountain Resort.
Chocolate making is now big business and this is some of the best at at Jade Mountain Resort, St Lucia.
Chocolate maker holding locally grown and roasted coaco nuts, Jade Mountain Resort, St Lucia.
Still plenty of fish in the sea, Gros Islet Fishermen, St Lucia.
Shelton Peter, a Rasta Fisherman we find at Marisul Beach, Rodney Bay, lands a small but colourful catch of Butterfish, Red Fish and Mother-in-law fish.
Grilling sprats at an impromptu BBQ with Chef Julio & friends at Rodney Bay beach. In St Lucia, it seems any time is party time.
Local Belle view creole restaurant above a sportswear shop in Soufriere, St Lucia.
Local resident and man about town, Soufriere, St Lucia.
Walking the horses as you do... at Gros Islet Beach, St Lucia.