Price includes return direct flights from London Heathrow, return private transfers, 7 nights in eco-certified 4-Star Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa with B&B, ATOL protection, and a FREE £167 donation to the charity of your choice!
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Centrally located in the heart of St. Lucia’s entertainment capital, Rodney Bay Village, the Bay Gardens Resorts family of hotels offers inviting, island-inspired accommodation and is committed to supporting environmental protection. Whether it is in the forefront or behind the scenes, the resort’s decisions and choices are driven by sustainable tourism and its three Green Globe-certified properties are testaments to its efforts. Having been Green Globe certified for five consecutive years, Bay Gardens Resorts became the first and only company on Saint Lucia to be awarded Green Globe’s Gold Member status.
Saint Lucia, a mango-shaped island, is only 27 miles long and 14 miles wide but offers something for everyone. It’s truly nature’s paradise, home to the famous Piton mountains and a lush rainforest fringed by golden sandy beaches. You can spend your days enjoying hiking trails, the volcanic mud baths and swimming in the warm Caribbean Sea. It’s a bird-spotting haven too with five endemic bird species, one of which is the island’s national bird, the Saint Lucia Parrot. Under ancient French law, all beaches on Saint Lucia form part of the King’s Chain, which means that they are public. Many visitors go snorkelling to discover the stunning marine life and coral and Saint Lucia is also home to 22 dive sites so there is plenty to explore beneath the water. Read more here.
Day 1- Arrive in Saint Lucia
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and settle in. Take it slow for the rest of the day and relax by the pool and have dinner in the hotel.
Day 2 – Hit the waves
Spend the morning diving or snorkelling in the coral nurseries of Anse Chastanet beach, or sail around the island’s coastline aboard a restored Carriacou Sloop.
After your day at sea, dine in the Beacon restaurant for al fresco dining with incredible views of the Pitons.
Day 3 – Spot local wildlife
This morning, head out early for bird watching at the Millet Bird Sanctuary, a haven of bird life in the heart of Saint Lucia. After a creole cuisine lunch at Martha’s Table (open between 11:30 am and 3 pm Monday – Friday), visit Pigeon Island, managed by the Saint Lucian National Trust – this wildlife sanctuary features old British military barracks, beautiful beaches and superb views of Castries. Eat a delicious dinner here before heading back to your hotel.
Day 4 – Get active
Today hire a bike and try your hand (and feet) at off-road biking. Eight miles of bike trails have been created through the coconut groves, citrus fruit orchards and 18th-Century ruins of the Anse Mamin Plantation near Soufrière.
If you’d rather take it slow, there are plenty of trails for hiking or walking. You can even climb Gros Piton. It’s a four-hour climb and includes some scrambling, but views from the peak are well worth it.
Stop off at the Coal Pot for delightful Creole and French dishes before returning to your hotel.
Day 5 – Eat local
Today, visit a local farmers market in Castries. An organisation called Helen’s Daughters aims to get more women (or ‘FarmHers’) into agriculture. Once a month these FarmHers sell their produce at a market in Castries. Pick up souvenirs from handmade soaps to pepper sauces and jams here.
In the afternoon, visit Rabot Hotel owned by Hotel Chocolat and tour a cocoa farm, watch how chocolate is made, and even create your own chocolate with the Bean-to-Bar Experience.
Day 6 – Dip into the volcanic mud
At Sulphur Springs near Soufrière, you’ll be in the middle of a dormant volcano – but don’t worry, the last eruption was in 1766. Today you can see the aftermath of the last eruption, learn about the intriguing geology in an interpretation centre and bathe in mineral-rich pools.
Day 7 – At leisure
Spend the day by the pool, hit the beach, take a stroll in Diamond Falls Botanical Garden, or ride on a zipline over the Morne Coubaril Estate. Today is your last day in Saint Lucia before returning home, so make it yours.
Price is correct as of 26/07/2023
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