It's 7 minutes in (virtual) heaven.

By Stacey Leasca
March 28, 2020
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Wouldn’t it be nice to get away from it all, even for just a few minutes, to be on an island vacation instead? Though you may not be able to hop on a plane right now, the island of Saint Lucia can at least help you take a virtual escape.

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority is inviting everyone on a virtual escape for seven precious minutes with its mini-series airing twice a week on Instagram starting this week.

Courtesy of Saint Lucia Tourism Authority

“While travel may not be possible at this time, consumers can travel virtually to Saint Lucia from the comfort of their homes,” the tourism authority shared in a statement. “Discover yoga and meditation at the Pitons, make a tropical cocktail with locally-produced favorite Chairman’s Reserve Rum, or cook an authentic Saint Lucian dish with Chef Shorne Benjamin.”

The aim of the series, the tourism authority said, is “to virtually share Saint Lucian culture and natural beauty in an authentic way while people stay safe at home, to keep in touch with future visitors and our valued travel agents — hopefully providing a bright spot in their days.”

All you need to do to take part is follow the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority broadcasts live on social media, including on Instagram, @TravelSaintLucia, Facebook, TravelSaintLucia, and Twitter, @TravelStLucia.

Check out the programming lineup with information provided by the tourism authority below.

Saint Lucian Flavor Cooking Class

Tuesday - March 31, 11 a.m. EDT

International Saint Lucian chef Shorne Benjamin hosts a “virtual cooking class filled with local flavors.”

Live DJ Party 

Thursday - April 2, 5 - 6 p.m. EDT *Special Time*

Live virtual dance session to get you up and moving with one of the hottest Disc Jockeys in Saint Lucia, Hollywood HP. “Join the jam session spinning the hottest Reggae, Dancehall and Soca hits from the comfort of your home.”

Beachy, Breezy Meditation

Tuesday - April 7, 11 a.m. EDT

LIVE guided meditation with Janelle from @YogawithJa, from the sandy beaches of Saint Lucia. “Let the calm breeze of the Caribbean Sea open up all of your senses for a virtual escape as we connect, ease stress and spread positive energy.”