Day 1 St Lucia
Make your own way to St Lucia where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers 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. Get to know your your travelling companions over a welcome drink and dinner this evening.Meals included: D
Day 2 St Lucia Tour
Join your Tour Manager for an included tour of St Lucia today, 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.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 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.Meals included: B
Day 4 Rodney Bay - at Leisure
Today has been left free, so why not spend it relaxing on the beach or enjoying the facilities at your hotel, which include two outdoor swimming pools and a spa.
Alternatively, you could join our optional dolphin and whale-watching excursion. During this exciting cruise you can also look out for many other types of incredible marine creatures which can be seen in the waters surrounding St Lucia.
Later, you could choose to join our optional sunset catamaran cruise. On this two-hour trip you’ll be served canapés, sparkling wine and a rum punch or two while listening to the sounds of a steel band and taking in the lovely views.Meals included: B
Day 5 Land & 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, then head 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. After lunch, 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 recognize 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.Meals included: B
Day 7 Rodney Bay - at Leisure
Nearby Reduit Beach is simply stunning with gently shelving waters and soft sand. Your hotel offers a free shuttle bus to its sister hotel, which is located here, so why not take the 10-minute journey and spend the day there.
This evening gather with your travelling companions for an included farewell dinner.Meals included: B,D
Day 8 Departure
Your tour comes to an end today. Scheduled group transfers are available to the airport, please see www.justyou.com/transfersMeals included: B