Arrival and transfer to our hotel, the Bay Gardens
Inn (12 nights) set in Rodney Bay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today we enjoy a relaxed coastal walk to the beaches of the
picturesque northwest Atlantic coast.
At leisure to relax
at the hotel and beach, snorkel in the Caribbean waters or explore
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.
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.
Morning at leisure before our flight home.