St. Lucia: Outdoor Octaves

October 28, 2008

On St. Lucia , you can hike Gros Piton, snorkel gem-green waters — and listen to the Caribbean’s only open-air Steinway grand piano. At East Winds Inn in Gros Islet, Dien Thomas plays a bit of Chopin, a taste of Gershwin and a touch jazz — all accompanied by the soft percussion of ocean waves. His instrument sits under the palm-thatch roof of an open-air restaurant, steps from a sugary white beach. A temperamental diva, the piano gets a padded cloak and a dehumidifier to ensure its survival in the moist Caribbean air. As for guests, the all-inclusive East Winds ensures their survival with champagne, rum drinks and lobster just off the boat.

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  • Room rates from $350, includes food, beverages and entertainment.

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