St Lucia’s tourism getting international attention with The Bachelor

St Lucia is hosting the final two episodes of The Bachelor, the ABC TV romance reality series. The highly anticipated final rose ceremony with Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis, a former professional soccer player from Venezuela will to be captured on Red Rose Trails. The first of the two episodes was aired on Tuesday, February 25 and the other is scheduled for Monday, March 10, 2014.

The Bachelor Juan Pablo
The Bachelor Juan Pablo
The Bachelor, currently in its 18th season and starring Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis, has visited Saint Lucia before, most recently with Bachelor Jake Pavelka during season 14 of the series. “The Bachelor has become a staple in reality television. The fans of this show religiously tune in season after season. We feel privileged to once again share in this journey toward love with them,” says Tracey Warner Arnold, deputy director of tourism for the Saint Lucia Tourist Board.

Last year’s season of the Bachelor was filmed on the islands of Antigua and Barbuda.

When Galavis, stepped out of the limo last season to meet Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock, he also stepped into the hearts of female fans across the country. Women were taken with his sincerity, easy-going charm and good looks. The dashing single dad, very devoted to his young daughter, Camila, was ready to find love. Despite failing to win Desiree’s heart, Galavis became one of the most talked-about men of the season; now, he is back with his own chance to find the love of his life and a wife — as well as a stepmother to his daughter — from among 27 beautiful bachelorettes.

Visitors to Saint Lucia can experience the magic and passion of ABC’s The Bachelor on Red Rose Trails, romance-themed island tours offered by Island Routes and Cox and Company Limited, featuring many of the same locations Juan Pablo and his bachelorettes visited. Couples can hop aboard a catamaran cruise as the sun begins to set, go horseback riding at Honeymoon Beach, and enjoy a panoramic helicopter ride to experience the splendor of the Saint Lucian landscape, followed by a private picnic at Commerette Beach.