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St Lucia: Island in the Sun with 5 Nights Extension

From $5,874
Duration 13 Days
Departures from: Nov 2024 - Nov 2025
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From $5,874
Duration 13 Days
Departures from: Nov 2024 - Nov 2025

Tour Overview

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! Admire the island's famous towering twin volcanoes, the Pitons, learn how to rustle up traditional Creole cuisine and taste exotic fruit and local rum. You can try out your bartering skills with a visit to the markets in its capital, Castries, or maybe head off on a whale-watching cruise. Enjoy a thrilling safari by land and sea, with rainforests, waterfalls and the chance to snorkel in crystal-clear waters just some of the highlights, and then get away from it all as you soak up the sun on stunning white-sand beaches.

  • all highlights included All Highlights Included
  • meals included tour All Breakfasts
  • relaxing tour Relax & Discover

Your Holiday Includes

  • 12 nights in a 3-star hotel
  • 15 meals: 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners including welcome drink & dinner & farewell dinner
  • Transportation excluding overseas transfers to and from the airport & porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Taste of St Lucia
  • Soufriere safari by land & sea
  • Enjoy Creole flavours with lunch at a working coco plantation

Itinerary

Day 1 St Lucia

Make your own way to St Lucia where your Holiday Director will meet you at your hotel for your welcome meeting that evening.

Day 2 St Lucia Tour

Join your Holiday Director for an included tour of St Lucia today, which begins with a drive through rural countryside before enjoying a short walk through the Lushan Country heritage site, discovering the various trees, plants and some species of birds. In the Creole house see how local dishes are made with an opportunity for a tasting. The drive on to the distillery passes through the countryside during which your guide provides an insight to the history and culture of the different communities. The distillery tour at St. Lucia Distillers is more than a lesson in how rum is made, you gain an insight into the role it played in the community as well as an opportunity to visit the carnival room for your own mini carnival experience. The culmination of the distillery visit is the tasting bar, where you can put your tasting skills to the test on these internationally award-winning rums. Last but not least is a stop at Marigot Bay with time to just sit and enjoy a drink, while soaking up the atmosphere. Meals included: B

Day 3 Rodney Bay - at Leisure

Discover more of the Rodney Bay area at your own pace today or spend your time relaxing in the Caribbean sun.
Alternatively, 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. Meals included: B

Day 4 Rodney Bay - at Leisure

Today you could join our optional dolphin and whale watching 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 enjoy canapés and a rum punch or two, while taking in the lovely views. Meals included: B

Day 5 Land and Sea Safari

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 and Diamond Botanical Gardens and Waterfalls, before heading to a working coco plantation for lunch. Experience a selection of local dishes including a variety of rice dishes, salads and steamed vegetables, and try their traditional chicken dish and spicy creole fish. You will also learn about plantation life on the island and how the coco beans are traditionally dried and polished. Our return journey is made by boat, so top up your tan or relax in the shade 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. Meals included: B,L

Day 6 Rodney Bay - at Leisure

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

Day 7 Rodney Bay - at Leisure

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 0930 and only takes ten minutes. This evening gather with your travelling companions for an included farewell dinner. Meals included: B,D

Days 8 - 12 Rodney Bay - at Leisure

Your time from here is free for you to relax or explore what the beautiful island of St Lucia has to offer. If you'd like to see more of the north of the island, we offer an optional excursion on the morning of day 9. We'll start our explorations at the Vigie Lighthouse for marvellous views over Castries Harbour, then we'll pass the old British Military Barracks, and take the winding road leading up to the Morne Fortune hill. We'll journey through a lush landscape and various small villages to the sleepy fishing town of Gros Islet and then explore Cap Estate, with its secluded beaches. The tour ends at Pigeon Point National Park, formerly a pirates' hideout and the site of one of the strongest fortifications on the island. Explore the remains of Fort Rodney and head up to Signal Peak for spectacular panoramic island views. Meals included: B

Day 13 Departure

Today it's time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers as your trip comes to an end.

Additional Information

Please note: Please note: If extending your holiday, the Holiday Director for the main tour will not accompany you on the days of the tour extension. A tourist tax of €3.00 per person, per night is applicable and required to be paid locally at the hotel.

Accommodation

Bay Gardens Hotel

The Rodney Bay Gardens hotel is a boutique tropical retreat situated in the heart of Rodney Bay Village. 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.

The Rodney Bay Gardens hotel is a boutique tropical retreat situated in the heart of Rodney Bay Village. 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.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your trip before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour

St Lucia - Exploring the Northern part of St Lucia and Pigeon Island

St Lucia - Exploring the Northern part of St Lucia and Pigeon Island

If you want to see more of the north of the island, then this optional excursion is absolutely ideal. We'll start our explorations at the Vigie Lighthouse for marvellous views over Castries Harbour, then we'll pass the old British Military Barracks, and take the winding road leading up to the Morne Fortune hill. We'll journey through a lush landscape and various small villages to the sleepy fishing town of Gros Islet and then explore Cap Estate, with its secluded beaches. The tour ends at Pigeon Point National Park, formerly a pirates' hideout and the site of one of the strongest fortifications on the island. Explore the remains of Fort Rodney and head up to Signal Peak for spectacular panoramic island views.
Half day – Moderate Walking - Explorer
If you want to see more of the north of the island, then this optional excursion is absolutely ideal. We'll start our explorations at the Vigie Lighthouse for marvellous views over...

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Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Sunset Catamaran Cruise

On this two-hour sunset catamaran cruise you'll be served canapés, sparkling wine and a rum punch or two, while taking in the lovely views.
On this two-hour sunset catamaran cruise you'll be served canapés, sparkling wine and a rum punch or two, while taking in the lovely views. ...

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Dolphin and Whale Watching

Dolphin and Whale Watching

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.
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.<...

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St Lucia - Shopping in Castries

St Lucia - Shopping in Castries

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.
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...

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