St. Lucia DMC: Destination Management Company and Event Management for Incentive, Conference,
event planners worldwide
BAREFOOT HOLIDAYS DMC ST.LUCIA(SITE / Travel Leaders / FCCA / CHA / Virtuoso / ENSEMBLE /
The Signature Network)
(Map by kind permission of the CIA Official Website)
|Specialise In||Incentives, Conferences, Meetings, FITs, Corporate Functions, Special Interest Groups, Product Launches, Cruises, Corporate Travel, Events, Special Functions, Shore Excursions, Hotel Bookings, Tour Operating|
|GMT||- 4 hours|
|Online Weekly Weather||http://www.worldweatheronline.com/v2/weather.aspx?q=UVF|
|Yearly Weather Climate||http://www.worldweatheronline.com/v2/weather-averages.aspx?q=UVF|
|Airport||65 km to City Centre|
|Average Flying Time from London||8 hours|
Valid passports must be carried by all persons entering the island except persons from the UK, Canada and the OECS, who possess valid return and ID for a visit not exceeding six months. Visas are not required by citizens of the US or Commonwealth Countries. For nationals of countries which require visas, we will be happy to assist in obtaining the necessary visas and liaising with the government departments. US citizens require passports for re-entry into the US.
|Health and Medical information||www.worldtravelguide.net/data/lca/lca080.asp|
|Currency||East Caribbean Dollar (XCD) is the official currency on the island. However, American, Canadian dollars and British Pound, Credit cards and Travellers Cheques are widely accepted.|
|Language||English is the official language on the island, but Creole dialect is widely spoken.|
|Electricity||Electricity 240 volts, 50 cycles with a three-pin plug, (English) However most hotels offer dual voltage connections and adapters.|
|Population||172,884 (July 2008 est.)|
|Total Land Area||606 sq km|
|Driving||Drive on the left. Seatbelts must be worn; this is compulsory, as it is a traffic offence if caught driving without a seat belt. Visitors must have a temporary Local Driving Permit. The permit is obtainable from the Immigration Office at George F.L Charles, the Hewanorra International Airport or Car Rental Companies.|
|Transportation||Taxies are available island-wide and these are identifiable by the letters "TX" on the license plates, which are either red or light blue. Taxi fares are standard to all destinations. There are also minibuses which make up the local transport system and are identifiable by the letter "M" on the green license plates; some also display a route number, which would indicate the route along which they travel. Taxi drivers take special training courses so you will find they make friendly, knowledgeable guides to the island for a days sightseeing, but make sure you negotiate a price in advance. Car hire and local bus services are also available.|
The name Barefoot Holidays sums up the relaxed, informal style of St. Lucia - one of the most beautiful of all Caribbean Islands. Yet relaxed informal does not mean lacking in professionalism.
Barefoot Holidays, who are also members of SITE, are a fully fledged destination management, incentive, event and meeting company, whose staff offer that rare combination of experience, skill and personalised service, which ensures your needs are fully catered for, promptly and efficiently.
A list of groups that we've worked with over the years:
Swift / Blackhorse
T Mobile / Nokia
Jaime at Home
Let us be the planner for your next meeting or event.
ST. LUCIA - JEWEL OF THE CARIBBEAN
A Caribbean island offering a complete blend of natural, geographical, historical and climatic features designed to make your visit an enjoyable and memorable one.
The island's white sandy beaches, mountainous terrain, spectacular scenery, majestic Pitons and bubbling Sulphur Springs/Drive-in Volcano, the friendly faces and warm hospitality of the people, coupled with the blend of French, English and European history, all combine to give the island its vibrancy and vitality.
Historically, St.Lucia is probably the Caribbean island with the most turbulent, colourful and datable history. It endured a bloody "Tug of War" between the French and British, in which St. Lucia changed hands fourteen times before finally ceded to Britain by the Treaty of Paris in 1814. The island is nicknamed 'The Helen of the West' - an analogy to Helen of Troy, thereby encapsulating the beauty and charm of the island.
Service may seem slower than the hustle & bustle you left behind at home, but why would anyone want a warm island experienced to be rushed?
The warm smiles of the Barefoot Holidays team will welcome participants and escort them to the waiting coaches. A refreshing cold towel and chilled bottle of water will be presented to them before departing the airport.
Welcome Cocktail Reception and Beach Barbeque.
What a wonderful way to begin your adventure on the beautiful island of St. Lucia. This is a laid back, relaxed evening where participants meet, mingle, enjoy the lively Steel Band music, a beach barbeque and tropical rum punches.
Group Activity - Exclusive Snorkel Sail.
Savour the pleasure of sailing along the island's picturesque west coast. The beauty of the coastline will amaze you and you will be stunned by the Majestic rise of the World Heritage Pitons above the turquoise Caribbean Sea into the azure blue sky.
Disembark at a secluded and picturesque beach while enjoying a delicious BBQ Lunch and refreshing drink.
Swim, snorkel, relax at the beach, enjoy the party and fun times.
Group Dinner at one of the Islandâ€™s Best.
One of the island's best known illustrious chefs and his team offer a sophisticated fine dining experience at this rustic waterfront restaurant. Fine Wines, New World cuisine with fresh Caribbean ingredients and exquisite French cooking methods are their hallmark.
After dinner, join us on a â€śRhythm of the Nightâ€ť experience visiting a selection of the best and trendiest bars St. Lucia has to offer. Taste a variety of St. Lucian Rums and Liqueurs while enjoying the night life.
Group Activity -Jeep Scavenger Hunt.
An exciting journey of discovery begins when entrants travel in open back jeeps and follow clues that lead along a scenic island route. Clues take participants through areas of lush green vegetation, banana and coconut plantations and some of the most spectacular scenery St. Lucia has to offer.
It is a terrific way to see the island first hand and participants have the opportunity to mix and mingle with the local people and enjoy the island at a leisurely pace. When the final clue is cracked, the lunch venue is revealed.
â€śA Sure Winner Every timeâ€ť
Group Dinner at Big Chef Steakhouse.
Big Chef Steakhouse in Rodney Bay Village caters to those who enjoy an excellent dining experience in a relaxed but chic setting. Throw-in perfectly cooked Angus Beef, succulent seafood, and fine wines.
Day at leisure to enjoy the hotelâ€™s facilities.
Themed Dinner and Awards at a Private Villa
An elegant and splendor filled evening. Â Classic elegance, brilliant designs, decor, pulsating music, a excellent food and a blend of various exotic drinks all fused together lend an air of superb elegance to a memorable evening.
Our Barefoot Holidays Group Services Director will ensure the smooth departure of participants from the island.
Chocolate Bean to Bar Experience
Savoring Gourmet chocolates made by your very own hands is a captivating and uplifting experience which cannot be duplicated.
Join this exciting excursion which will thrill and delight you as you explore the estate shelling, grinding and tasting of the flavorful cacao beans while learning the technique of mixing and pouring them into your very own chocolate bar to take home to your friends and family.
A delectable cacao cuisine lunch at the famed â€śBoucanâ€ť restaurant awaits you. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience.
Plantation Waterfall AdventureÂ
A Captivating Experience!!
Discover the beauty of the islandâ€™s landscape as you visit a beautiful working plantation and waterfall.
Marvel at the enchanting flora and fauna and take a dip in the spectacular 30ft cascading waterfall or join a moderately rated hike as you stroll through the plantation replete with birdlife and over 40 varieties of fruit trees. Taste tropical fruits, gaze at the amazing flora and fauna or listen to the songs of the birds.Â Return to a surprise BBQ lunch set outdoors and prepared by your personal chef.
Adrenaline (A Zip Line Adventure & More)
Enjoy the ultimate & challenging adventure as you zip through 18 platforms, along 9 lines. Scramble up the Floating Stairs past Eagleâ€™s Claw, zip above theÂ rain forestÂ canopy from tree to tree, leap onto Tarantulaâ€™s nest, then rappel downwardsâ€¦â€¦..
ATV Plantation AdventureÂ
Discover the beauty of the islandâ€™s landscape in a thrilling and unique wayâ€¦riding an ATV through a 1200 acre plantation. Enjoy Mother Nature at her finest, see and taste a variety of Tropical fruits in season. The bird life, flora and fauna will amaze you and if lucky you will see or hear the colourful but rare St. Lucian Parrot. Marvel and take a dip at the spectacular cascading waterfall. Wade into or relax at the river as it winds its way through this amazing area.Â Truly an exceptional experience!!
Golf at the St. Lucia Golf & Country Club
St. Lucia Golf Resort & Country Club is where the traditions of a timeless game meet a distinct tropical setting. Lush fairways roll above stunning Caribbean waters. Contoured greens are surrounded by orchids and bromeliads. A dramatic course sits on an island bursting with beauty. And when the round is over, gracious hospitality awaits in an open-air bar and restaurant with panoramic views of paradise.
Young ladies acting as hitchhikers board coaches from the airport and distribute welcome gifts and sing with clients.
Young ladies wearing national costumes meet and greet clients at any location.
Young ladies dressed in national costume bearing Shepard lanterns welcome clients as they sing folkloric songs.
Refreshments on coaches
Bottled mineral water, sodas and local beer can be place on the transfer coaches upon request.
Steel band on Arrival
A steel band will welcome the group with melodious island sounds upon arrival.
Helicopter or Limo Transfers
Treat your VIP's or Top Executives to this relaxed mode of transportation, as they travel from the airport to their hotel by helicopter or limousine.
Cold Towel Service
Enjoy a refreshing cold towel to freshen up as you exit the arrivals hall and before boarding the coaches for the drive to the hotel.
Black with a Kiss of Sunset
A night of vivid color, dance, dĂ©cor and vibrant colors: Fuchia, bright oranges, and sunset colored materials are the predominant theme. The warm and convivial atmosphere encourages participants to relax and unwind and ease into an evening of total fun and relaxation.
Varied hues of orange, yellow and black dominate the area. Brilliantly hued tropical coloured flowers are the focal table centre pieces while black chair covers with orange chair bows complete the dĂ©cor.
Step into the Sahara Oasisâ€¦White and Beige coloured linen panels, dramatic colourful florals, bamboo installations and the king's treasure chest greets you as you are welcomed into this oasis.
Bamboo installations tower overhead, overhung with vines. The amber eyes of the Sahara creatures glisten through the foliage. Orchids and tropical coloured heliconia, moving lights and uplights all contribute to the theme. The tables are covered with black table cloths with leopard print overlays and matching chair covers. The table centerpieces are beautifully designed with brush strokes to create the glistening eyes of an animal.
What is life in the Caribbean without a carnival?
A kaleidoscope of iridescent coloured uplights sets the warm but vibrant glow of the room. The table centerpiece's rise above the table, resplendent in vivacious colour. Light entertainment sets the evening off while" Carnival" begins after the main course has been served. Costumed figures emerge at intervals to display their costumes which seem to come alive as the musical tempo increases. Costumed figures encourage the participants to join the fun and party.
This is an elegant and splendour filled evening where the grounds of the hotel are beautifully tented and decked giving the area a warm glow to create a dazzling evening. Intricately designed displays, chair covers and table linens dot the area, while tropical flower centerpieces all come together in brilliant fusion.
We would be delighted to assist with the hospitality desk by providing you with members of our team to work alongside your hospitality staff.
- A St. Lucian Spice Basket
- Local Spice Condiments in a Local Straw Basket
- Silk Screened Place Mat set of 6
- Straw Place Mat set of 6
- Tropical Coloured Cushion Covers
- A Bottle of St.Lucian Rum / Liqueur
- St.Lucia Coffee Table Book
- A Native Pin Cushion Doll
- St.Lucia Coffee Table Book
- A Native Pin Cushion Doll
- Handmade Ceramic Pottery with Group's Inscription
- St.Lucian Post Card with Stamps
- A St. Lucia Mug
- A Batik Silk Scarf
- St. Lucia T-Shirts
- St. Lucia Beach Bags
- Coconut Palm Frond Hat
- A Boxed Sprig of Orchids
- A St .Lucia Coaster Set
- Antique St. Lucia Map
- Batik Shirt for men and matching Beach Sarong for ladies
- Welcome Fruit Basket
- Church Groups
- Historical Groups
- Sport Groups
- Heritage Groups
- Ecological Groups
- Soft Adventure Groups
- Jazz Lovers (During the first two weeks of May, every year)
- Bird Watching
- Golf Groups
Barefoot Holidays DMC St. Lucia also offers an array of "Cruise Ship Group excursions" and these can be customised to suit the needs of the group. Time constraints are given the utmost consideration.
For more visual representation of St. Lucia and what our DMC can offer visit our DMC St. Lucia Image and Photo Gallery!