As winter settles in for a good portion of the northern hemisphere, some folks may be dreaming of a tropical getaways – or any getaway for that matter. But where is the best place to go? Travel + Leisure’s Clara Sedlack stopped by “Power Lunch” to give her picks (and reasons for going) for 2007.
St. Lucia is set to be the next Caribbean hot spot, says Sedlack. Once the domain of the all-inclusive travel package, there are a number of boutique hotels opening on the island. March alone will see 1,500 new rooms. There’s a new Ritz Carlton and Discovery at Marigot Bay, both offering private beaches, European spas and fine dining. Also, St. Lucia is only a four-hour direct flight from New York on Air Jamaica--which also has direct flights from Miami and Atlanta.