Caribbean Beat Magazine

Contemplating St Lucian Cocoa

To drink St Lucia’s thick, fragrant and famous cocoa tea for the first time is to discover something a little strange and absolutely wonderful. It was slightly nutty, toasted with a delightful blend of spices. The star of the show? The infamous cacao bean, a sacred substance that runs deep within Lucian veins. Processing cacao …

Barbados by road | Explore

Barbados is world-famous for its spectacular beaches — but when you’re ready to experience the rest of the island’s natural beauty and cultural riches, there’s no better way than a road trip. A full gas tank, your favourite playlist, and good vibes are all you need to enjoy these three itineraries

National Heroes Square at the heart of Bridgetown. Photo by Agf Sri/Alamy Stock Photo

The Caribbean we love | Round trip

The world’s best beaches, stunning mountains, forests, and waterfalls, vibrant culture, delectable cuisine — there are many reasons the Caribbean is one of the world’s most desired tourism destinations. The global COVID-19 pandemic brought many travel plans to a halt, temporarily — but as lives gradually return to normal, it’s once again possible to plan for your dream vacation. When you’re ready to head out and experience the world, the islands of the Caribbean will be ready to greet you

The stunning view from Shirley Heights. Photograph by Eric Baker/Shutterstock.com

Back to St Lucia | Escape

A childhood visit to St Lucia was a life-changing experience for Joshua Surtees — and an introduction to the Caribbean, where he’d later make his home. Returning to St Lucia after thirty years, what would he learn about the island and himself?

The sheltered bay between the Pitons, St Lucia’s iconic twin peaks. Photo by BlueOrange Studio/Shutterstock.com