St Lucia: Island in the Sun

Relax & Discover

8 Days from $3,699

Jan 2020 - Nov 2020 Departures

​​If you're looking for the ultimate Caribbean retreat, put St Lucia – a paradise isle where natural beauty abounds – right to the top of your list! Get away from it all as you relax on white-sand beaches and enjoy the excitement of a rainforest safari.

Overview

What's included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • 7 nights in a 3-star hotel
  • 9 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 Dinner

PLUS

    • Specialist Local Guide
    • Welcome drink & farewell dinner
    • Overseas transfers & other transportation
    • Porterage



Included excursions

    ​Taste of St LuciaSoufriere safari by land &

 sea

 
 
 
 
 

Optional excursions

Dolphin & whale-watching
Shopping in Castries 
Sunset catamaran cruise 
Gros Piton Hike

Please note: As the Castries shopping trip and the Gros Piton Hike take place at the same time, only one can be booked.

Itinerary

Make your own way to St Lucia, where we'll transfer you to your hotel. This tropical paradise of white-sand beaches backed by the sparkling Caribbean Sea is home to the famous towering twin volcanoes, the Pitons, which loom over the island's west coast. ​Your hotel in Rodney Bay Village is your base for the next seven nights.

Join your Tour Manager for an included tour of St Lucia, which begins with a drive through the countryside. We'll stop off for a stroll to discover some of St Lucia's more exotic plants and have the chance to sample freshly picked fruit. We'll also learn the art of Creole cooking before trying traditional dishes such as pepper pot stew, callaloo and plantain, and see how rum is distilled before enjoying a tasting.​​

Discover more of the Rodney Bay area at your own pace today or spend your time relaxing in the Caribbean sun. Alternatively, join an optional trip to St Lucia’s capital Castries, where at its local market you can try out your bartering skills. You’ll also see the process of silk-screening and watch a sculptor at work.

If you would like to do something more active, you can choose to join a different optional excursion altogether. You’ll embark on a hike of the Gros Piton, the highest of the island’s famous volcanic peaks, which is reached via a scenic journey. We’ll set off early and travel along the picturesque Morne Fortune hill, past banana plantations and through the villages of Anse La Raye and Canaries, where we’ll stop to taste local bread. We’ll then drive through Soufriere to the foot of the Gros Piton. The hike - with one Local Guide per four climbers - is moderate to begin with and becomes more strenuous as we go higher, so we recommend this to experienced hikers only.

Today you could join our optional dolphin and whalewatching excursion. During this exciting boat trip you can also look out for many other types of incredible marine life that can be seen in the waters surrounding St Lucia. Alternatively spend today relaxing on the beach or enjoying the facilities at your hotel, which include two outdoor pools and a spa. Later, you could choose to join our optional sunset catamaran cruise. On this two-hour trip you'll be served canapés, champagne and a rum punch or two while listening to the sounds of a steel band and taking in the lovely views.

Today we include a thrilling land and sea safari which takes us down the west coast to Soufriere. As we travel in an open-air Jeep we’ll enjoy fascinating detours through small villages along the outskirts of the rainforest. If you’re feeling thirsty along the way, don’t worry, the vehicle will be well stocked with soft drinks and beer. We’ll visit the Sulphur Springs, then head to Diamond Botanical Gardens and Waterfalls before lunch is served at its 18th century estate. Our return journey is made by boat, so top up your tan and admire the gorgeous views of the Caribbean coast. There’s a stop for snorkelling, and the boat will navigate Marigot Bay, which you may recognise as the setting for many films, including Dr Dolittle.

Why not spend today relaxing on the beach or enjoying the facilities at your hotel, which include two outdoor pools and a spa.​​

Reduit Beach, just along from Rodney Bay, where the Bay Gardens Resort sister hotel is located is simply stunning with gently shelving, clear waters and soft sand. Why not head here for a day at leisure. The hotel's free shuttle bus operates hourly from 9:30 and only takes ten minutes. This evening gather with your travelling companions for an included farewell dinner.​​

​At the end of your tour, you can join your fellow travellers on a transfer to the airport or make your own arrangements.

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your vacation before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your vacation information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

St Lucia - Gros Piton Hike

St Lucia - Gros Piton Hike

from $269

Click for more info

This optional gives you the chance to get out and be active in your truly beautiful surroundings. You’ll be embarking upon a hike of the Gros Piton which is the highest of the island's famous volcanic peaks. We'll set off early and travel along the picturesque Morne Fortune hill, past banana plantations and through the traditional villages of Anse La Raye and Canaries - where we'll stop to enjoy some tasty local bread. We'll then drive through Soufriere to the foot of the Gros Piton. The hike - with one Local Guide per four climbers - is moderate to begin with and becomes more strenuous as we go higher, so we recommend this excursion to experienced hikers only.
Full day - Strenuous Walking – Outstanding beauty
Please note: As the Castries trip and the Gros Piton Hike take place at the same time, only one can be booked

St Lucia - Sunset Catamaran Cruise

St Lucia - Sunset Catamaran Cruise

from $109

Click for more info

On this two-hour sunset catamaran cruise you'll be served canapés, "champagne" and a rum punch or two while listening to the sounds of a steel band and taking in the lovely views.

St Lucia - Castries

St Lucia - Castries

from $49

Click for more info

Join our half-day optional excursion to St Lucia's capital Castries, which will introduce you to its hidden gems. We'll visit the local market, where you can try out your bartering skills as you shop for souvenirs, and we'll also see the process of silk-screening and watch a sculptor at work. There's the chance to enjoy some duty-free shopping before we head back to the hotel.
Please note: As the Castries trip and the Gros Piton Hike take place at the same time, only one can be booked

St Lucia - Dolphin and Whale Watching

St Lucia - Dolphin and Whale Watching

from $139

Click for more info

During this exciting boat trip you can
look out for the many types of incredible marine life that can be seen in the waters surrounding St Lucia including whales and dolphins.

Accommodation

The Rodney Bay Gardens hotel is a boutique tropical retreat situated in the heart of Rodney Bay Village on the Reduit beachfront, ideal for island explorers but also sets the scene for complete tranquility. During the days you can relax by the pool, where you’ll have a choice of 2 outdoor pools, or you can explore the surrounding areas where you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to white sandy beaches, fantastic scenery and restaurants and bars. Hotel facilities include: Hotel restaurant, Hotel Bar, Swimming pools, Sun terrace with sun loungers and parasols, Reception with currency exchange. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi and a private balcony or terrace with views of the lush gardens, tea and coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, cable television, mini fridge.

Bay Gardens Hotel

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Dates and Prices

Departing from

Departure date

Duration

Price from

Status

 

Make Your Own Way

Tuesday 25 Feb 2020

8 Days

$3,899

Call to book (Only 1 place left)

CALL 1-800-280-1795

Make Your Own Way

Tuesday 10 Mar 2020

8 Days

$3,899

Available

CALL 1-800-280-1795

Make Your Own Way

Tuesday 03 Nov 2020

8 Days

$3,699

Available

CALL 1-800-280-1795

Make Your Own Way

Tuesday 14 Jan 2020

8 Days

$3,899

SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT