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Things to do with Mom on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is one of the most popular occasions on the calendar. That truth is not surprising considering the way most moms tend to go all out for their offspring, even before they are born. The sacrifices that our mothers, and in many instances, our first love, make to prioritize our wellbeing even once we’re grown, are definitely worth celebrating.

Here are a few things happening on Mother’s Day which will definitely leave mom smiling.

Chocolate Making Tour at Fond Doux Plantation

While you may need to wait until Monday, Wednesday, or Friday to do this tour with mom, this is one of the instances where it is the thought that counts. Perhaps you can call Fond Doux to get a gift voucher ahead of time. Fond Doux’s Chocolate Making Tour happens from 10am on selected week days at the property, with a special EC$100 price tag for locals, which includes walking away with your own creation at the end. Surely, the perfect treat for mom!

If you’re in Soufriere on the actual day, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of Fond Doux’s special Mother’s Day Buffet Lunch. Lunch will be served from 12 pm at the Coco Pod and Bamboo restaurants at the property at a cost of EC$75 per person. This event includes activities for kids, like bouncy castles, face painting and fun contests. Children pay half price to dine. There will be a prize for the Best Dressed Mom, so dress to impress!

This year Fond Doux is also hosting a Mother’s Day Recipe Competition as part of their Mother’s Day event. Though the deadline to submit recipes has passed, the winning announcement will be made this weekend. The first place winner will receive a One Night Stay at the resort for a family of four. Second place gets a Day Pass for two, and third, Dinner for Two!

Breakfast or Brunch at Tapas

You can’t go wrong when choosing to dine at Tapas on the Bay. Meals are always great at this location, and this year for Mother’s Day Tapas located in Rodney Bay will host special Breakfast and Brunch events. The brunch event includes live entertainment by Kenson Hippolyte on piano and vocal from 12 noon. On arrival, guests will be treated to fresh local juice, or an exclusive Spritz cocktail!

Mother’s Day at Doolittles

Located in stunning Marigot Bay, Doolittle’s restaurant and bar has a special Mother’s Day menu planned for this weekend. If you want to give your mother a treat, stop by the restaurant on Saturday or Sunday to try their exclusive Mother’s Day Menu.

Gospel Jazz Brunch at Shangri-La

Up for some entertainment? Sunday is a great time to take in some jazz – especially as it’s the last day of the annual festival. This year for the finale, organizers have planned a Gospel Jazz Brunch, which features 2x Grammy Nominated ‘The Baylor Project’, Shirleyann Cyril Mayers & God’s Anointed Music Ministry. This event happens at a new venue, the Shangri-La, and includes brunch. Start time is 12 pm!

There’s a lot to do around the island for Mother’s Day. Whether you want to treat mom to a spa day, take in some adventure or entertainment, or even plan something special at home, it’s worth taking some time out for the woman who makes time for everyone else!

Kayra Williams was born on the island of St Lucia on April 6, 1989. From the moment she learned to read, she spent every waking moment with her nose buried in whatever literature she could find, choosing often fiction novels and deciding early on that she wanted to be just like the authors in the pages that mimicked real life.

Her voracity for words led to numerous creative writing awards in primary and secondary school, and thereafter, she accepted a job offer with the Star Newspaper at the age of 17.Read full bio...

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