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An Action-Packed Day in Rodney Bay

If you're looking for some excitement on your luxury vacation to the island of St. Lucia, your best bet is to head to Rodney Bay, an 80-acre man-made lagoon just 15 minutes from Castries. With the island's only casino, extravagant yachting centers, beautiful beaches, a range of gourmet restaurants & fascinating historical sites & museums, you'll have plenty to do, no matter your interests. The only challenge will be squeezing it all in.

Here's a peek at what your memorable excursion here could look like:

Hole in one What's luxury travel without a round of golf overlooking the breathtaking Piton mountains? Practice your back-swing at the 18-hole St. Lucia Golf & Country Club, which hosts a number of annual international tournaments. If you're still a novice, rest assured that there are several golf pros available on site to offer helpful tips.

Chill with a cocktail While strolling through Rodney Bay Village, do as the locals do & "go on the lime." According to USA Today, this basically means catching up with your friends over a cocktail. One of the best places for liming is Rehab, a bar that honors the late Amy Winehouse. Pick your poison from a bevy of potent specialty drinks while Motown music provides a nostalgic soundtrack.

History lessons No trip to Rodney Bay would be complete without a visit to the St. Lucia Folk Research Centre. With an impressive collection of historical records, images & video clips pertaining to St. Lucian cultural events, you'll get a richer understanding of what life on the island was like through the decades, & how it has changed. Don't forget to check out the free Creole recipes so you can emulate the flavorful culinary style at home. Also, be sure to stop by the boutique on your way out for a unique souvenir to commemorate your trip.

Try your luck Whether you're a seasoned poker player or prefer to play the slot machines, head to the Treasure Bay Casino for a chance to win big – or just have some fun trying. With a variety of table games including Blackjack, Craps & Roulette as well as 250 slots, there's something for visitors of all levels to get involved in. The fun doesn't stop until the sun rises either, as the casino is open until 4 a.m. Just remember to dress up in your most stylish threads for an evening at Treasure Bay – after all, you have to look like a winner to be one.

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