Saint Lucia the Helen of the West Indies

Saint Lucia the Helen of the West Indies is known for its natural beauty, golden beaches, honeymoon havens and diverse attractions – and as always there are numerous reasons to visit in 2020, starting with the much-anticipated launch of Saint Lucia’s first ever thoroughbred racetrack.

The Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club will be unveiled with its inaugural event, the CECF Saint Lucia.

Horse racing

The racetrack, the first stage of the highly anticipated Pearl of the Caribbean development, is expected to welcome hundreds of regional and international jockeys, fans and patrons, and offering the richest race in the Caribbean for 2019 with a purse of US$150K.

A new festival, designed to bring together wellness and music has recently been launched on Saint Lucia. Dubbed the Wellness Music Festival (WMF), the festival will run from 21-27 September next year with Pigeon Island National Landmark transforming into a “Wellness Village”, providing a range of spa treatments, main music stage and a variety of premium food and drink offerings.


Leading wellness resort, BodyHoliday has announced the launch of its two new Oasis Villas; Villa Aurora and Villa Calypso. Both villas comprise of a Penthouse and a Junior Suite that can be rented either separately or as a full unit for a more private experience (from April 2020).

As well as enjoying all-inclusive spa treatments, a personal concierge service and access to private in-villa chefs the villa verandahs provide guests with panoramic views of lush flora whilst basking in the Saint Lucian sun.

Also on Saint Lucia, the ‘Helen of the West Indies’ and nestled in the heart of Marigot Bay the resorts Spa Village has introduced a new range of signature treatments and rituals utilising award-winning Irish spa brand, Voya.

Seaweed treatment

Founded by husband and wife team, Mark and Kira Walton in County Sligo in 2006, the wholly organic skincare line, Voya, utilises wild, sustainable seaweed in a range of face and body treatments and remedies that harness the restorative powers of the sea.

Research confirms that seaweed, in particular the Laminaria Digitata and Fucus Serratus varieties uses in Voya products, has a profound effect on skin’s collagen production, increasing elasticity and suppleness.

The Anti-ageing Restorative Facial is designed using Voya’s finest organic ingredients combined with anti-oxidant algae complexes with a restorative blend of aromatherapy oils. The mix of seaweed and botanical ingredients helps to stimulate collagen production and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This facial results in instantly firmed and tightened skin with a natural and more radiant glow.

Body treatments

Body treatments include a lavender and seaweed sugar glow scrub; organic seaweed leaf wrap; and a unique organic muslin bag massage—a real sensory treat where warm steamed bags of orange, clove, ginger and Fucus Serratus seaweed are gently massaged into the body releasing precious seaweed oils.

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