Jane Zarem

Jane Zarem is a freelance travel writer based in Connecticut. A regular contributor to Fodor’s Travel Publications, she currently covers several islands for Fodor’s Caribbean and various sections of Fodor’s New England; she also authored Fodor’s InFocus: Barbados & St. Lucia, now in its 5th edition. Jane's travel articles, covering much of the globe, have appeared in various online and print publications over the years—most recently on Afar and in Rand McNally’s Getaway magazine and its Road Atlas. Jane is a member of New York Travel Writers’ Association.

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30 Ultimate Things to Do in New England

30 Ultimate Things to Do in New England

New England has four distinct seasons and endless possibilities for fun (and history lessons) throughout the region and throughout the year.
The 5 Best Luxury Hotels in St. Lucia

The 5 Best Luxury Hotels in St. Lucia

Luxury comes at a price. As J. P. Morgan once said, “If you have to ask [the price], you can’t afford it.” That’s the case for a couple of these luxurious island resorts, but even those have special promotions that make the cost somewhat reasonable—especially for a special event like a honeymoon.
Cap Maison

Cap Maison

$$ | Gros Islet | Cap Estate
This elegant villa resort is perfect for a honeymoon, a family getaway, or anything in between.
The 9 Best Beachfront Hotels in St. Lucia

The 9 Best Beachfront Hotels in St. Lucia

It’s the Caribbean, after all, and vacationers want to enjoy a great beach. As a volcanic island, geologically speaking, St. Lucia’s coast has mainly golden sand—not as dark as on some neighboring volcanic islands but not as powdery white as islands formed of coral or limestone. One exception is
The 6 Best Adults-Only Hotels in St. Lucia

The 6 Best Adults-Only Hotels in St. Lucia

While a family vacation can be fun, sometimes it’s nice to leave the kids at home with Grandma and Grandpa. Here are a half-dozen fabulous St. Lucia hotels for adults only.
The 10 Best Hotels With a View in St. Lucia

The 10 Best Hotels With a View in St. Lucia

It’s all about the Pitons when it comes to the best views in St. Lucia, yet there are other magnificent views that shouldn’t get lost in the shuffle. Here are 10 hotels with great views—of the Pitons, yes, but also other perspectives.
5 St. Lucia Hotels With a Very Long History

5 St. Lucia Hotels With a Very Long History

Much of St. Lucia’s history focuses on planters who were given land grants in and around Soufrière by the French king. Coconuts, sugar, cocoa, fruits, and flowers were all grown on large mountainside estates, and some of those historic estates have become the island’s main attractions—and resorts.
Cap Maison

Cap Maison

$$ | Gros Islet | Cap Estate
This elegant villa resort is perfect for a honeymoon, a family getaway, or anything in between.
Serenity at Coconut Bay

Serenity at Coconut Bay

$$ | Hotels | Vieux Fort
Intimate yet social, upscale yet casual, luxurious yet comfortable...Serenity epitomizes romance.
Sandals Royal Barbados

Sandals Royal Barbados

$$$ | Christ Church | Maxwell
This second Sandals resort on the island is truly lovely.
Sugar Bay Barbados

Sugar Bay Barbados

$$ | Christ Church | Hastings
It’s an all-inclusive resort for couples, friends traveling together, and families. Bring the kids...they’ll love it!
Waves Hotel and Spa

Waves Hotel and Spa

$$ | St. James | Prospect
A small, casual, all-inclusive hotel on the beach with easy access to its “elegant” big sisters.
Mango Beach Inn

Mango Beach Inn

$ | Castries | Marigot Bay
Lovely hosts operate this small inn—just three suites in an old stone house overlooking a most beautiful bay.
Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort

Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort

$ | Castries | Marigot Bay
Divers love this place, and everyone loves the location facing the little palm-studded beach at Marigot Bay.
Inn on the Bay

Inn on the Bay

$ | Castries | Marigot Bay
Warm hospitality best describes the character of this small inn overlooking gorgeous Marigot Bay.
Rendezvous

Rendezvous

$$$$ | Castries | Vigie
Romance is always in the air at this couples-only beachfront retreat.
The 5 Best Luxury Hotels in St. Lucia

The 5 Best Luxury Hotels in St. Lucia

Luxury comes at a price. As J. P. Morgan once said, “If you have to ask [the price], you can’t afford it.” That’s the case for a couple of these luxurious island resorts, but even those have special promotions that make the cost somewhat reasonable—especially for a special event like a honeymoon.
The 9 Best Beachfront Hotels in St. Lucia

The 9 Best Beachfront Hotels in St. Lucia

It’s the Caribbean, after all, and vacationers want to enjoy a great beach. As a volcanic island, geologically speaking, St. Lucia’s coast has mainly golden sand—not as dark as on some neighboring volcanic islands but not as powdery white as islands formed of coral or limestone. One exception is
The 6 Best Adults-Only Hotels in St. Lucia

The 6 Best Adults-Only Hotels in St. Lucia

While a family vacation can be fun, sometimes it’s nice to leave the kids at home with Grandma and Grandpa. Here are a half-dozen fabulous St. Lucia hotels for adults only.
The 10 Best Hotels With a View in St. Lucia

The 10 Best Hotels With a View in St. Lucia

It’s all about the Pitons when it comes to the best views in St. Lucia, yet there are other magnificent views that shouldn’t get lost in the shuffle. Here are 10 hotels with great views—of the Pitons, yes, but also other perspectives.
5 St. Lucia Hotels With a Very Long History

5 St. Lucia Hotels With a Very Long History

Much of St. Lucia’s history focuses on planters who were given land grants in and around Soufrière by the French king. Coconuts, sugar, cocoa, fruits, and flowers were all grown on large mountainside estates, and some of those historic estates have become the island’s main attractions—and resorts.
The 7 Best Hotel Restaurants in St. Lucia

The 7 Best Hotel Restaurants in St. Lucia

Some of the best restaurants in St. Lucia are in hotels. Here are seven hotels where dining—the food, the service, and often the view—is nothing short of perfect, whether you’re a hotel guest or not. Going from north to south:
The 6 Best Hotels for a Family Vacation in St. Lucia

The 6 Best Hotels for a Family Vacation in St. Lucia

St. Lucia is well-known as a destination for weddings, honeymoons, and romance—but it’s also a family-friendly island offering adventures and activities for people of all ages. Here are some resorts and hotels that are the best choices for a family vacation full of fun.
7 Best Hotel Spas in St. Lucia

7 Best Hotel Spas in St. Lucia

For centuries, people have come to St. Lucia for relaxation and rejuvenation—most notably to bathe in the sulphur springs in and around the town of Soufrière. While visitors still do that, resort guests also indulge themselves with spa treatments that pair classic European techniques with Caribbean
The 7 Best All-Inclusive Hotels in St. Lucia

The 7 Best All-Inclusive Hotels in St. Lucia

Many of the all-inclusive hotels on St Lucia are high-end, high-priced resorts that cater only (or mostly) to adults—but a couple of all-inclusive resorts are particularly perfect for families.
The 8 Most Romantic Hotels in St. Lucia

The 8 Most Romantic Hotels in St. Lucia

St. Lucia is consistently named the most romantic Caribbean island. Brides and grooms, honeymooners, couples celebrating an anniversary, or those just wanting a romantic getaway all head for this island. Here are eight of the most romantic hotels on the island.
30 Ultimate Things to Do in New England

30 Ultimate Things to Do in New England

New England has four distinct seasons and endless possibilities for fun (and history lessons) throughout the region and throughout the year.