Saint Lucia (September 11, 2012) – Saint Lucia invites travelers to “Elevate Yourself” at the 2nd Annual Health & Wellness Retreat, October 4-7, 2012.  A number of leading hotels will welcome attendees with value-added packages for the four-day retreat, with savings from 20 to 70 percent. 

“Elevate Yourself,” priced at $750 per person, includes daily spa treatments, a number of classes and seminars led by renowned experts and a variety of active experiences such as guided hikes in the Rain Forest, beachside Tai Chi and sunrise meditation, yoga at East Winds Inn as well as healthy cooking demonstrations.  Daily breakfast is offered with hotel packages and lunch included on select retreat excursions.

Held on historic Pigeon Island National Park, located north of the capital of Castries, guests will learn the latest tips and trends from leading health and wellness gurus like Joy Bauer, nutrition and health expert for The Today Show, actress Lindsay Wagner, best-selling co-author of The High Road to Health, and John Schumacher, founder and director of Unity Woods Yoga Center and one of only 13 certified advanced lyengar yoga teachers in the United States.  Extending to the southern part of Saint Lucia, excursions are offered to hike the UNESCO World Heritage Pitons and time to relax in the healing minerals of the Sulphur Springs and Anse Mamin Beach hosted by Anse Chastanet Resort.

Starting as low as US $75 per night, packages include breakfast and are available at the following participating properties, all conveniently located near Pigeon Island:

Bay Gardens Beach Resort www.baygardensbeachresort.com

  • Beach-front property hosting 75-rooms boasts designs inspired by the French Caribbean mixed with Plantation style accommodations and includes activities fun for the whole family
  • Rates are US $150 per night for a deluxe pool view room
  • Savings: up to 70%

The BodyHoliday-LeSport www.thebodyholiday.com

  • An adult-only, luxury resort featuring a on-property Wellness Centre with 32 treatment rooms and over 50 highly trained massage and beauty therapists
  • All-inclusive, per person rates start at US $275 per night
  • Savings: up to 50%

Cap Maison www.capmaison.com

  • Luxury hotel resort with a breathtaking location on the sea, offers guests a private getaway with spacious accommodations
  • Rates are US $230 per night for a one-bedroom studio
  • Savings: up to 55%

Coco Palm www.coco-resorts.com

  • Boutique hotel located in Rodney Bay Village and within walking distance to the areas restaurants, nightlife and the popular Reduit Beach
  • Rates are US $75 per night at the Coco Palm Kreole Village
  • Savings: up to 50%

East Winds Inn http://www.eastwinds.com/

    • One of the oldest resorts in Saint Lucia, an all-inclusive beach-front property consisting of 30 elegant and private rooms located on La Brelotte Bay
    • Rates are US $210 per person per night
    • Savings: up to 40%

Sandals Grande Beach Resort & Spa www.sandals.com

  • All-inclusive accommodations  with a variety of dining and excursion options. The location offer guests panoramic views of historic Fort Rodney and the Pitons
  • Rates are US $350 per night
  • Savings: up to 65%

Smuggler’s Cove Resort & Spa   http://www.smugglersresort.com/

    • All-inclusive accommodations, resort holds 357 rooms for both families and romance-seeking couples alike
    • Rates are US $122 per night
    • Savings: up to 35%

The Landings St. Lucia www.thelandingsstlucia.com

  • A beachfront, resort located on Saint Lucia’s Rodney Bay providing guests multiple amenities including Health Club, open-air restaurant and private collection of water sports
  • Rates start at US $269 per night for a one-bedroom Harbor Suite
  • Savings: up to 60%

Windjammer Landing http://www.windjammer-landing.com/

  • Located in Labrelotte Bay, an all-inclusive resort sought after by those seeking romance or a unique family getaway
  • Rates are US $149 in Ocean View Room
  • Includes a complimentary Foot Ritual per adult
  • Free night with minimum stay of five nights
  • Savings: up to 20%

Additional accommodations are provided by small, private on-island hotels, please visit www.stlucianow.com/resorts/small-hotels for details.

A complete schedule of events and more information can be found at www.stlucianow.com/hw. For more information on the island of Saint Lucia visit www.saintlucianow.com or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SaintLuciaTouristBoard.