Coco Palm vacation for new Windies skipper

Darren Sammy.

RODNEY BAY VILLAGE, Saint Lucia (October 27, 2010) – One of the Caribbean’s leading hoteliers, Feolla Chastanet of the popular Coco Palm hotel in Rodney Bay Village, describes the elevation of Saint Lucian Darren Sammy to captain of the West Indies Cricket Team as an “inspirational moment for all Saint Lucians.”

Chastanet, whose boutique property has hosted numerous world class cricketers over the years, said that Sammy’s disciplined approach to cricket is inspiring and she predicted that having him in command of the team will encourage his teammates as well as the young people of the Caribbean. “The more role models they can have, the brighter their future will be,” said Chastanet.

The 26 year-old Sammy, a frequent guest of Coco Palm, has played for the West Indies in eight Tests and 62 Limited Overs matches. He is also the first Saint Lucian to play for the West Indies and the first Windward Islander to be the team’s captain.

Sammy agrees that the job of West Indies captain will be his toughest assignment which will test his resolve and character, but says he will seek spiritual strength from the Lord and cricketing advice from legendary West Indies captains. “My Mum always told me, as a man from a Christian background, that the Almighty never puts His children in positions that He knows that they can’t handle. I have given this captaincy over to the hands of the Lord and with Him in charge everything is possible,” said Sammy, who said he will also seek counsel from former captains Clive Lloyd of Guyana and Sir Vivian Richards of Antigua and Barbuda.

As Saint Lucians across the island continue to celebrate his appointment, Chastanet said that Coco Palm is offering the cricketer a complimentary vacation in its premium Gold Palm Suite, complimentary West Indian meals at both Ti Bananne Caribbean Bar and Bistro and the new Lil’ Chef all-day café as well as a cruise aboard the Carnival Sailing catamaran.

The award-winning Coco Palm resort is located in the heart of Saint Lucia’s entertainment capital, Rodney Bay Village. It caters to the savvy traveler looking for a chic boutique hotel with affordable rates and unparalleled standards of style and service.

For further information visit or call Jean Rose at: 1 758 456-2800.

Darren Sammy with Coco Palm host Wendy Francois.

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