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St Lucia - Island Paradise        
 

Join us on one of the most beautiful islands in the West Indies; lush forests, waterfalls, idyllic natural harbours and white sand beaches with an Anglo-French influence for good measure.               

2017 Dates:   Jan 09, Feb 06,  Nov 06,

                                                                                                            
Price:  2,899 GBP 
Price is per person
 for 12 nights based on double occupancy without airfare.                Supplement for a single room  640 GBP     

Guided Walks are on marked paths with distances up to 9 miles on frequently undulating terrain; greatest ascent is 1,900 ft at Gros Islet.

Included: 
12 nights' accommodation in  en-suite rooms .
All meals from dinner on arrival to breakfast on departure except 3 lunches. Services of an experienced knowledgeable local guide, tour hostess and an HF Holidays' leader.  
Walks, sightseeing, entrance fees and travel by air conditioned coach.

Hotel:  BAY GARDENS INN is a small, intimate hotel set in a tranquil garden-style atmosphere in the heart of Rodney Bay in the northwest of the island within easy reach of Reduit Beach.  All rooms feature a terrace or balcony and refrigerator; hotel facilities include a secluded pool, patio, cocktail bar and beauty salon.  
Itinerary:
 
Day 1:
Arrival and transfer to our hotel, the Bay Gardens Inn (12 nights) set in Rodney Bay.  

 

 

Day 2:
this morning we have a leisurely exploration of Pigeon Island on the north eastern tip of the island, where a winding trail through the island's 17th and 18th century ruins leads us to the village of Gros Islet. 

Day 3:
We take the Millet trail in the heart of the island past pineapple groves to the historic La Sikwi sugar mill.  The area is beautiful, cool and refreshing and we can listen to the call of the many birds along the trail.  

Day 4:  
We walk along the Grande Bois rainforest trail to a sparkling waterfall.  We can try fresh tropical fruit and see the colourful birdlife including possibly the elusive St Lucian parrot.  This evening we dine at Stony Hill Villa, set in tropical gardens.

Days 5:
Discover the northeast of the island, with lovely sea views and a walk on the Grande Anse Trail, gradually leading down to the ocean and stopping at a cattle egret colony.

Day 6:
At leisure to relax and choose from a variety of island activities.  This evening we venture into Castries for the St Lucia "Jump Up" and dine at Laurel's restaurant.

Day 7:  
Visit Castries and the lively Saturday market, including a stroll around the capital and the Cathedral.  In the afternoon we head for the historic fortress of Morne Fortune with panoramic views.

Day 8:
Head for the east coast and take a coastal track to Mamiku gardens past sculptured rock cut platforms, stacks and arches with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.  We stop at the interesting Fond D'Or historic park and Dennery village. 

Day 9:
Today we enjoy a relaxed coastal walk to the beaches of the picturesque northwest Atlantic coast.

Day 10:
At leisure to relax at the hotel and beach, snorkel in the Caribbean waters or explore further.

Day 11:
A boat trip along the east coast brings us to Soufriere from where we take our most strenuous walk to the iconic peak of Gros Piton, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The climb offers fantastic vies and there is an option for a less strenuous climb.

Day 12:
A gentle walk through the Toussaint Estate with a visit to the creole heritage village of Fond Latisab.  Farewell dinner at the seafront Coalpot Restaurant.

Day 13:
Morning at leisure before our flight home.


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