Singer and West End Frozen star Samantha Barks reveals that her favourite hotels are in St Lucia and the bit of the UK she loves most is the Isle of Man
Samantha Barks checks in to our travel Q&A
She talks about why St Lucia is the perfect Caribbean island, and more…
Earliest travel memories?
We used to go on cruises when we were young. The first was a Mediterranean one with my parents when I was about ten.
First time on an aeroplane?
When I was four. I’m from the Isle of Man so I’d be on the plane all the time if we were going to England or to visit my mum’s family in Dublin.
At the Mirihi Island Resort in the Maldives. The food was out of this world. The vegetarian curry was the best I’ve ever had and they even taught me how to make it.
They are in St Lucia. Jade Mountain is luxurious and beautiful and down the road is its sister hotel Anse Chastanet, which has more of a treehouse vibe. I’ve also stayed at Windjammer Landing. You get a villa experience but are also part of a resort and a community.
Samantha says her favourite hotels are in St Lucia in the Caribbean. Pictured are the island’s iconic twin Pitons
Essential travel item?
My phone charger. Once you’ve got that, you’ve got access to all your travel stuff.
Favourite part of the UK?
The Isle of Man. Laxey is where I grew up. I love it.
Chianti and Florence in Italy. We stayed in a couple of Airbnbs, one was overlooking the Duomo. I love Italian food, people, the culture.
Samantha recalls her recent trip to Florence and having a view of the famous cathedral (pictured) from her Airbnb
You are Elsa in Frozen. Have you been to Scandinavia?
When I was younger we did a cruise around the fjords. It’s outstanding the way they get through those narrow passages.
Top travel tip?
Keep calm and write a list. Leave plenty of time to get to the airport.