“The Bachelor” Falls for Saint Lucia All Over Again—This Time from Across the Pond

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A final destination for the U.S. television show “The Bachelor” last year, the new U.K. version of the hit reality program also chooses Saint Lucia for its season-end setting as international rugby star Gavin Henson searches for love. Make the Caribbean’s most romantic island your own reality with a stay at dreamy Calabash Cove Resort & Spa.

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It already captured the hearts of producers for the U.S. version of TV’s “The Bachelor” last year. Now, the “Helen of the West Indies” has charmed producers across the pond as a new U.K. version of the hit reality show features Saint Lucia in its current season. Make this dreamy destination your own reality with a stay at Calabash Cove Resort & Spa, a beguiling beachfront resort that captures the essence of stunning Saint Lucia.

“The Bachelor UK” features Welsh rugby star Gavin Henson, who hopes to find new love after his highly publicized split last year from singer Charlotte Church. After meeting 25 remarkable women who vie for his affections during the show’s filming in Europe, he and those he finds most intriguing escape to Saint Lucia, which became known as the Helen of the West Indies during colonial times when Britain and France fought for more than a century to possess the fair isle. On the island, they explore the possibility of lasting romance in this intoxicatingly beautiful setting.

“We are happy that U.K. viewers now get a glimpse of what the island has to offer, and to see why it is the Caribbean’s premier romantic destination for engagements, destination weddings and honeymoons in the Caribbean,” said Calabash Cove Resort & Spa managing director Konrad Wagner.

Nestled on a lush, tropical hillside sloping gently toward the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Calabash Cove Resort & Spa radiates romance with a secluded white sand beach and custom-designed boardwalk that’s perfect for candlelit dinners or romantic sunset strolls. The boutique resort’s charming and unique accommodations include handcrafted teak and mahogany Water’s Edge Cottages right on the beach, Swim-Up Suites and luxurious Sunset Ocean View Junior Suites. All accommodations feature private Jacuzzis and many offer private plunge pools, hammocks and outdoor rain showers.

Calabash Cove’s attentive yet unobtrusive staff aims to anticipate every need and desire guests might have so that they can truly focus on each other.
In addition to its spectacular accommodations and service, Calabash Cove offers world-class on-site amenities. The resort’s Ti Spa features revitalizing treatments, including couples’ massages that combine European technique with Saint Lucia’s rich tradition of plant- and fruit-based curatives. The spa’s Fitness Centre is outfitted with Cybex cardiovascular equipment and a full beauty salon. Calabash Cove’s Windsong Restaurant offers seasonally inspired dishes made from the freshest local ingredients and unobstructed ocean views. Complementing Windsong’s elegant milieu is the convivial C-bar, which serves international cocktails and fine wines from the Calabash Cove Cellars amid lively island music. Relax together in Whispers, the resort’s music and reading library, or stroll hand-in-hand the quiet walkways of Cove Gardens, an enchanting labyrinth of groves, ponds and terraces alive with fragrant local flora and fauna and the soothing sounds of birds and wind chimes.

Calabash Cove’s concierge service can help guests plan unforgettable excursions and day-trips. Discover each other as you explore the island together and hike to the summit of its landmark Pitons, side-by-side volcanic summits that are designated a World Heritage Site. Snorkel. Sail the Caribbean’s translucent blue, soak in natural hot springs and mineral baths, cool off under a tropical waterfall, ride a zip-line through a rainforest canopy, stroll through a quaint fishing village, view exotic wildlife like giant turtles, search for ancient petroglyphs, drive into a volcano, rock climb, golf . . . the list goes on with activities to suit every inclination.

To make reservations at Calabash Cove Resort & Spa, contact your preferred travel agent or e-mail reservations@calabashcove.com or Tammy@LMPInternational.com. Calabash Cove can also be booked through leading tour operators, including Travel Impressions, Vacation Express and the Mark Travel Company. For more information, visit http://www.CalabashCove.com.

For more information on "The Bachelor UK" visit http://www.channel5.com/shows/the-bachelor. For more information on Calabash Cove Resort & Spa, visit http://www.calabashcove.com.

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