CASTRIES, Saint Lucia (June 29, 2010) - One of the world's top sources for travel tips and advice has placed the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia among its 10 best destinations.

The TripAdvisor 2010 Travelers' Choice Best Destination Awards put Saint Lucia in the Top 10 Destinations in the Caribbean & Mexico region for two categories: Relaxation & Spa as well as Romance.

"We are delighted to be recognized by travelers as tops in the Caribbean," says Saint Lucia's Director of Tourism Louis Lewis, who believes this latest award adds to an accomplished list of accolades earned by Saint Lucia and its hotel partners this year.

Lewis disclosed that the Saint Lucia Tourist Board had placed strong emphasis on promoting the island as an ideal place for both relaxation and romance over the past few years. "We are comforted that more and more visitors are responding with feeling to our romance messaging and feeling the relaxing effect of the massaging they receive once they visit our shores."

In addition to the two popular travel categories, Saint Lucia was also named amongst the Top 25 destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico for 2010. Trip Advisor's 2010 Traveler's Choice Awards also gave top-ranking to a number of Saint Lucia's inns, villas and resorts.

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