Are We There Yet? – Early Bird Winter Specials

It's that time of the year when summer is well past and winter is ready to be embraced.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

I have one very important goal for my life when I become a baby boomer: I want to be a snowbird. What could be better than enjoying the beautiful seasons of spring and fall, relishing in perfect Canadian summers, and then leaving the nastiness of winter behind to travel down south for a few months and avoid winter altogether? For now, I can only hope for enough time off (and enough funds in my bank account) for a quick jaunt to a sun-drenched destination for a few days.

But the good news is that places are already starting to offer winter deals on some great travel packages, and some of the most popular hotspots are in Saint Lucia. Hotels and resorts in Saint Lucia are offering a wide variety of specials and savings this winter season, including food and beverage credits, spa treatments, and as much as 35% off package rates. From luxurious resorts to cozy villas, these winter specials will entice travelers with value-added opportunities to visit Saint Lucia, such as:

Calabash Cove is offering complimentary couples massages as part of a five-night all-inclusive rate starting at $655USD per night, based on double occupancy.

Discover Marigot Bay’s “B.F.F. Spa Package” featuring three spa treatments, accommodations for two, and breakfast daily. Rates start at $505USD per night.

Fond Doux’s “Warm Winter Retreat” package includes three dinners, daily breakfast, airport transfers, champagne, and two spa treatments, with rates starting at $2,700 USD for 7 nights.

One of the Windward Islands of the West Indies' Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia (pronounced Saint LOO-sha) is nestled halfway down the eastern Caribbean archipelago. The "Helen of the West Indies," Saint Lucia is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including the signature Piton Mountains (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), a tropical rainforest and one of the world's few drive-in volcanoes. Culturally rich offerings include the bustling marketplace in the capital of Castries, quaint fishing villages along the coastline, and the annual Saint Lucia Jazz festival. Saint Lucia's wide range of accommodations includes world-class five-star resorts, all-inclusive resorts, intimate inns, and value-oriented properties.

For more information on these special offers and participating properties, please visit www.saintlucianow.comand click on “Winter Specials.” I already have it bookmarked!


Bon Voyage,



Jenn Cox is a Montreal-based freelance journalist. Visit her website or email her at