New Promo for PoinsettiaVillas Oasis On the Edge of the City

It’s Hard to believe You are Next To a City

You would find it hard to believe that this tranquil oasis is on the edge of Castries the capital of St. Lucia. It is just above the Vigie  Bay Marina on the hill over looking the harbour and the inlet that is a natural sanctuary for many birds and marine life. PoinsettiaVillas Ganters Marina Santuary

Our new promo “PoinsettiaVillas Oasis On the Edge of the City” is on several Instagram accounts and social media.

It Features the bay just below Poinsettia – There is a small-craft, shallow-draft marina and several restaurants on the bay.  Egrets nest in the trees just below the villas.

Take a Walk to The City

You can take a shortcut to the harbour dock at point Seraphine. It’s just 5 minutes away from your villa. On the way you pass the fish market and duty free shop. Further on is Castries, a bustling tropical port city with government and business offices, churches,  parks, monuments, markets and shops of all sorts.  There are restaurants, haberdashery, beauty salons, hairdresser, hardware stores, department stores and shopping for all your needs.

The fruit and vegetable stalls in the market are a popular attraction for its fresh local products brought into town daily by the local farmers.

castries market scene

Back at the Oasis

Choose you very own private  villa in our natures hideaway

Its only moments away for city shopping, the markets, restaurants and close to all activities. But, it feels like it is miles away in a tropic forest. Poinsettia villas are spacious and private.

Organic fruit and vegetables are grown in the family estate adjoining the 7 villas, pool and roof top terrace. Coconuts, breadfruit, mangoes, bananas, vegetables and provisions from the garden are shared with guests when in season.

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Caribbean Wind & Sun to Power St. Lucia Sustainable Tourism & Economy

source: Latin America Herald Tribune
October 21, 2015

Saint Lucia Going Green with Wind & Solar Power – an Example for Caribbean Sustainable Tourism

St. Lucia renewable energy from wind and sun
St. Lucia renewable energy from wind and sun

The St. Lucia Government announced recently that it already has two government agencies now equipped with solar power and that by 2020 35% of its electricity will be from renewable sources which will include use of abundant natural resources like the wind and sun.

“The transition to renewable power sources is a fundamental component of the energy security and price stability thrust of the government of St. Lucia,” Prime Minister Kenny Anthony’s administration said.

The Government is also planning on reducing public-sector energy consumption by 20 % in the nest 5 years.

This is on the heals of having received funding for its Geothermal Resource Development Project which got $2.8 million in grants from the World Bank and the New Zealand government last year.

Natural Approach to Sustainable Energy

These steps and plans show an enlightened approach to sustainable tourism and economic development in the Regions.  The region is ideally disposed to wind and solar powered energy with more sunshine per year that most part of the world. Wind is also in good supply with the Caribbean Windward islands like Saint Lucia having the advantage of strong and consistent trade-winds throughout the year.

The same wind that powered the Santa Maria that brought Christopher Columbus, and after him the Spanish, French, Dutch, English and Africans to the islands of the Caribbean, is taking the leading role in proving renewable and clean energy for tourism and the economy of all Caribbean windward Islands. It is entirely fitting and most natural that the windward islands, discovered in the days of sail, should pioneer in using natures resources of wind and sun to power its energy needs into the future.

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