Travel + Leisure has announced that BodyHoliday, St. Lucia, has once again been recognised by their ‘World’s Best Awards’ and has been named #3 ‘Top International Destination Spa’.

Published this week and voted for by the top US magazine’s readers, the rules have allowed readers to reflect on their travel experiences over a three-year period. In the hope that this year's honourees will inspire others to travel, as the industry begins to take flight once more after the pandemic.

BodyHoliday, a long-standing honouree on the coveted list, is recognised by the Travel +
Leisure readers as they recorded their vote. "It is my go-to holiday. I have gone as a single woman at least four times," wrote one loyal patron. "I've travelled with my daughter, a friend, and also my husband," said another. "All had a perfect experience." But first-time visitors felt the magic instantly, too. As one voter recalled, "During my holiday at BodyHoliday, I unwound within the first five minutes. I tried things I never would try before, such as yoga and water volleyball. Every staff member I met seemed to genuinely like their job and helping us rest and relax."

Andrew Barnard, Executive Director, BodyHoliday commented, “We are honoured to be acknowledged by the readers of Travel + Leisure as one of the ‘Best International Destination Spas in the World’. We look forward to continuing our legacy of quality bespoke service and remarkable experiences and wellbeing. BodyHoliday was the first overseas destination spa over 30 years ago and has continued to lead in this field. Experiences at BodyHoliday are designed by guests with personalisation taken to another level. It can be a haven of serenity or a hive of activity, all with the same goal in mind – to change lives.”

Amongst BodyHoliday’s continuing investment and drive to enhance their wellness offering is the appointment of world class yoga instructor Chamu. With over 15 years’ experience teaching Naturopathy, Yoga and Pilates in India and Qatar, including graduating in Pharmacy and receiving a Master’s in Yoga and Naturopathy. Chamu is perfectly equipped to deliver a 360 approach to her yoga classes, with extensive knowledge that enables her to understand a guest’s health issues and treatment options. Chamu currently teaches Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Prenatal, Satyananda, Shivananda, Lyengar, Gentle, Yin, Kids and Power Yoga.

All programmes at BodyHoliday are highly personalised. Rates start from $320 per person per night on an all-inclusive basis, including various fitness activities, a daily spa treatment, all meals (some dishes and the I-TAL conscious eating experience at a supplement), drinks including premium brand bar drinks and champagne by the glass, personal instruction, and tuition available for all sports, motorised and non-motorised watersports, nightly entertainment.

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards showcase a range of categories such as hotels and hotel brands as well as airlines, cities, cruise ships, destination spas, and tour operators. Winners are determined through a survey developed by the editors of Travel + Leisure in association with research firm M&RR.
Project Chocolat
"The Tree to Bar Experience from Hotel Chocolat"

Building on a decade of success, here at Rabot Estate we have transformed our famous Tree to Bar across a six-acre site. We are excited to officially introduce Project Chocolat: The Tree to Bar Experience from Hotel Chocolat.
Project Chocolat connects ethical cacao-growing with chocolate-lovers in a uniquely immersive agri-tourism experience. Here, guests will find out how cacao grows. They will plunge into the rainforest for a tour of the cacao groves, learn how to graft a tree before hand-crafting their very own chocolate bar. They’ll discover cacao cuisine, served street-food style, cocktails and more – all enjoyed looking out over a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They can finish by treating themselves to cacao alcohols, cacao beauty products and - of course - more chocolate! We guarantee they will never think about chocolate in the same way again.
To find out more about the experience, explore whether this could be an excursion option for your guests, order some physical brochures (on us), visit yourself or simply say hello - respond to this email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
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Blue Sky Luxury, formerly Tropical Villas (St. Lucia) Ltd., is the leading Luxury Holiday Home and Property Management company in St. Lucia. We are currently expanding our Reservations Department and are looking for dynamic individuals to join our Reservations Team.

Reservations Sales Agent

The Reservations Sales Agent will be the company’s primary liaison with guests and agents and will work with all team members to ensure that all guests and stakeholders receive excellent customer service.

 Have in-depth knowledge of our portfolio of Luxury Holiday Homes and sites and attractions in St. Lucia
 Manage all guest enquiries
 Manage all aspects of guest bookings including the collection of payments
 Manage any cancellations in keeping with the company’s cancellation policy
 Liaise with all stakeholders: Homeowners, Tour Operators, Agents, Property Managers/ Concierges and Guests
 Motivated to meet and exceed personal objectives, including sales revenue and productivity targets
 Develop and encourage repeat business through outstanding guest service
 Prepare all required reports for Management
 Provide the Marketing Team with the relevant information about the villas to ensure they can market the villas effectively
 Ensure that Marketing Material is shared with all stakeholders as required
 5 day work week, which will include some weekends and public holidays

 Associate Degree from an accredited College/University in the following areas: Business, Marketing, Hospitality, Tourism or equivalent combination of education and
 2 to 3 years professional experience in a related field would be beneficial.
 Working knowledge of the Hospitality Industry.
 Previous experience working with a Reservations Soft-ware &/or Sales Experience would be an asset.
 Valid Driver’s License would be required.

 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
 Excellent customer service skills
 Strong negotiating and problem-solving skills
 Excellent time management skills
 Keen attention to detail
 Friendly & outgoing personality
 Works well independently and as part of a team
 Must be proactive and adapt to change
 Proficient in MS Office Suite

Required documents for submission:
Application Letter, Certified Copies of Certificates, Certificate of Character, Two Reference Letters and CV.

Deadline: 27th September 2021

Applications for the post of Reservations Sales Agent may be hand delivered to the Blue Sky Luxury office at Cap Estate, Saint Lucia or sent via Email to: [email protected]

Only suitable qualified candidates will be contacted.

Department: Kitchen
Job Title: Commis Chef
Reports To: Sous Chef

Position Summary: To provide a pleasurable dining experience for guests by preparing high quality food.

Duties And Responsibilities Include:
  • Set up and stock stations with all necessary supplies.
  • Prepare food for service (e.g. chopping vegetables, butchering meat or preparing sauces)
  • Clean up station and take care of leftover food.
  • Stock inventory appropriately.
  • Ensure that all menu items are prepared to a high quality and in a timely fashion.
  • Comply with nutrition, sanitation regulations and safety standards.
  • Strict adherence to HACCP regulations and COVID-19 protocols.
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and guests.

Skills: Strong Organizational Skills, Attention to Detail, Ability to Work Under Pressure,
Self-Motivated, Strong Verbal and Written Communication Skills, Exceptional Customer Service Skills

Qualifications Education:
High school graduate or equivalent. Associate Degree in Food & Beverage Management or equivalent culinary diploma/degree would be an asset.

Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in the kitchen of a high-volume, full-service restaurant is required.

Applications may be sent to [email protected] no later than Wednesday 22nd September 2021. Only suitably qualified applicants may be contacted for interview.