In November, Suzi and Chantal spent the week in St Lucia experiencing the island with the Saint Lucian Tourist Board. Some fabulous times were had whilst visiting hotels and partaking in various activities.
Our journey began when we flew out of Gatwick with British Airways, it was a great flight on which we enjoyed the choice of food and entertainment. The transfer took about an hour and a half to the lively area of Rodney Bay by coach but to half your journey you could upgrade to a helicopter transfer, what a way to start your holiday!
A typical Caribbean evening was spent eating and drinking as the sun went down and the music played at the Bay Gardens Beach Resort, we stayed up late this evening, not only to have one more rum punch but to combat the jet lag so that we were fresh to enjoy our next action packed day. Our first fabulous adventure was horse riding along the beach, this may not be an excursion for the less adventurous or first time rider.
Although we didn’t have time to fit a sedgeway trip in, the compliments couldn’t have been higher for this. It suits all ages and included amazing views with delicious refreshing fruit drinks and snacks.
Zip wiring through the rain forest was by far my favourite few hours spent swinging through the trees but the aerial tram was a slightly more relaxing way to see the sights from a different angle!
We visited and stayed in a diverse range of hotels from Ti Kaye where we arrived by boat to a trendy yet deluxe property set amongst the trees looking down to the sea with water sports a plenty. We dined on lobster and champagne in the elegant and beautiful property Calabash where the moment you arrive you see the most breath taking views through their restaurant down over the pool to the glistening Caribbean Sea. Cap Maison is ideal for the discerning client looking for more than just a hotel room in a luxury villa type style accommodation, the chef provided us with a lunch to rival all lunches. The Body Holiday is of course perfect for those who wish to have their spa treatments included in their all inclusive holiday price. We all fell in love with the romance of Rendezvous, another all inclusive property, for adults only who love the sophistication of chandeliers in trees! But if you are looking for the X factor you would find Jade Mountain hard to beat with each residence only having 3 walls with the 4th left open integrating the accommodation with the dramatic panorama. It’s sister property Anse Chastanet boasts the Caribbean beach you dream of.
St Lucia really does have something for everyone from a laying on the beach being pampered in the spa holiday to a non stop fun packed family holiday with nightlife and stunning scenery and culinary delights – let us find you a St Lucian holiday!