St Lucia: Island in the Sun

St Lucia: Island in the Sun

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St Lucia: Island in the Sun

9 Days Starting in St Lucia and ending in UK

Visiting: Rodney Bay, Soufriere, Marigot Bay, Saint Lucia, United Kingdom

Tour operator:

Just You

Tour code:

SSLU

Specialist Group:

Singles Solo

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

15 - 20

Physical rating:

Low, Relax & Discover

Age range:

18-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Please make us aware of any specific dietary requests

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

One Centre Based

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Tour Overview

If you're looking for the ultimate Caribbean retreat, put St Lucia – a paradise isle where natural beauty abounds – right to the top of your list! Admire the island's famous towering twin volcanoes, the Pitons, learn how to rustle up traditional Creole cuisine and taste exotic fruit and local rum. You can try out your bartering skills with a visit to the markets in its capital, Castries, or maybe head off on a whale-watching cruise. Enjoy a thrilling safari by land and sea, with rainforests, waterfalls and the chance to snorkel in crystal-clear waters just some of the highlights, and then get away from it all as you soak up the sun on stunning white-sand beaches.

Highlights

  • Taste of St Lucia

  • Dedicated Just You holiday director with you on the trip

  • Your own room guaranteed & no single supplement

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Uk - St Lucia
Location: Rodney Bay
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Bay Gardens Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Today, you fly to St Lucia. 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. On arrival, transfer to your hotel in Rodney Bay Village, which is your base for the next seven nights. Get to know your your travelling companions over a welcome drink and dinner this evening.

Day 2 : St Lucia Tour
Location: Rodney Bay
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Bay Gardens Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Join your Holiday Director for an included tour of St Lucia today, which begins with a drive through rural countryside before enjoying a short walk through the Lushan Country heritage site, discovering the various trees, plants and some species of birds. In the Creole house see how local dishes are made with an opportunity for a tasting. The drive on to the distillery passes through the countryside during which your guide provides an insight to the history and culture of the different communities. The distillery tour at St. Lucia Distillers is more than a lesson in how rum is made, you gain an insight into the role it played in the community as well as an opportunity to visit the carnival room for your own mini carnival experience. The culmination of the distillery visit is the tasting bar, where you can put your tasting skills to the test on these internationally award-winning rums. Last but not least is a stop at Marigot Bay with time to just sit and enjoy a drink, while soaking up the atmosphere.

Day 3 : Rodney Bay - At Leisure
Location: Rodney Bay
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Bay Gardens Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Discover more of the Rodney Bay area at your own pace today or spend your time relaxing in the Caribbean sun.
Alternatively, join our half-day optional excursion to St Lucia's capital Castries, which will introduce you to its hidden gems. We'll visit the local market, where you can try out your bartering skills as you shop for souvenirs, and we'll also see the process of silk-screening and watch a sculptor at work. There's the chance to enjoy some duty-free shopping before we head back to the hotel.

Day 4 : Rodney Bay - At Leisure
Location: Rodney Bay
Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel
Accommodation Name: Bay Gardens Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Breakfast

Today you could join our optional dolphin and whalewatching excursion. During this exciting boat trip, you can also look out for many other types of incredible marine life that can be seen in the waters surrounding St Lucia. Alternatively, spend today relaxing on the beach or enjoying the facilities at your hotel, which include two outdoor pools and a spa. Later, you could choose to join our optional sunset catamaran cruise. On this two-hour trip, enjoy canapés and a rum punch or two, while taking in the lovely views.

Day 5 : Land And Sea Safari
Location: Rodney Bay, Soufriere, Marigot Bay, Rodney Bay
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Bay Gardens Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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 and Diamond Botanical Gardens and Waterfalls, before heading 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. 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 recognise as the setting for many films, including Dr Dolittle.

Day 6 : Rodney Bay - At Leisure
Location: Rodney Bay
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Bay Gardens Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Why not spend today relaxing on the beach or enjoying the facilities at your hotel, which include two outdoor pools and a spa.​​

Day 7 : Rodney Bay - At Leisure
Location: Rodney Bay
Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel
Accommodation Name: Bay Gardens Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner

Reduit Beach, just along from Rodney Bay, where the Bay Gardens Resort sister hotel is located, is simply stunning with gently shelving, clear waters and soft sand. Why not head here for a day at leisure. The hotel's free shuttle bus operates hourly from 930 and only takes ten minutes. This evening gather with your travelling companions for an included farewell dinner.

Day 8 - 9 : St Lucia - Uk
Location: Saint Lucia, United Kingdom
Accommodation: Flight back to the UK
Meals Included: Breakfast

On day 8 we'll transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK, arriving on day 9.

What's Included

  • Return flights from London

  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK

  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own

  • Accommodation

    7 nights in a 3-star hotel plus 1 night in flight

  • Meals

    10 included meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners including welcome drink & dinner & farewell dinner

  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage

  • Just You Holiday Director as your host & Specialist Local Guide

What's Not Included

  • Insurance

Accommodation

    • Bay Gardens Hotel
    • The Rodney Bay Gardens hotel is a boutique tropical retreat situated in the heart of Rodney Bay Village on the Reduit beachfront, ideal for island explorers but also sets the scene for complete tranquility. During the days you can relax by the pool, where you’ll have a choice of 2 outdoor pools, or you can explore the surrounding areas where you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to white sandy beaches, fantastic scenery and restaurants and bars.



      Hotel facilities include:


      • Hotel restaurant

      • Hotel Bar

      • Swimming pools

      • Sun terrace with sun loungers and parasols

      • Reception with currency exchange




      Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi and a private balcony or terrace with views of the lush gardens, tea and coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, cable television, mini fridge.

Excursions Included


  • Taste of St Lucia

  • Soufriere safari by land & sea

Optional Excursions


  • Dolphin & whale-watching

  • Shopping in Castries

  • Helicopter island tour

  • Sunset catamaran cruise

Check out our Q&As

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    No and your own room is guaranteed!

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Yes, Return flights from London

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes, overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    All the people in your group will be solo travellers and will share your sense of adventure and passion for travel. There’s usually a good mix of ages too, so you’ll meet a variety of solo travellers who have more, or in some cases less, life experience. We find the overall mix of people really adds to the whole experience and there are certainly plenty of l

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    A few years ago we set up Just You Cares, a programme that gives back to some of the places we love. We have always believed in taking care of the communities we visit, and have taken the time to really get to know the local people and understand the challenges they face. Some of our holidays give our Customers the chance to see how the money from their trips has been spent.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    At Just You, we are committed to operating our business operations responsibly, with integrity and always act ethically in all our business dealings and relationships. We are committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking does not take place in our own business or in any of our supply chains

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If we can accommodate a change in date - we will always do our best to help you. Just pick up the phone and ask one of our friendly advisors - just make sure you have your booking number to hand.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes, and all of our accommodation providers will be working to the very highest standards of hygiene – you already always enjoy a private room of your own on all of our trips, all of our partners will be guided by local government operational standards of hygiene and the new protocols we have issued to them.

  • Will I eat alone?

    We find there’s always a social element to dining, so you’ll never eat alone, unless you want to! Every holiday includes a welcome get-together, all breakfasts and many other meals. When a meal is not included we find travellers meet and dine together.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No, given the nature of our holidays, it is not possible to join the tour once it has departed.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Just You has been operating solo holidays for more than 15 years.

  • Am I guaranteed a room of my own?

    Of course, you’ll always have a twin or double room all to yourself. It’s great to have that space to relax and reflect at the end of the day. In some hotels you can also pay a little extra to upgrade for more space or a lovely sea view.

  • What is the typical age range on a Just You holiday?

    Typically, our customers are solo travellers in their 40s, 50s and 60s, but it’s quite possible you could meet 20-year-olds or 70-year-olds (or anyone in between)... After all, age is just a number!

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    We have received the World Travel and Tourism Councils (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp, which recognises businesses and destinations worldwide that have adopted a new set of global protocols to support the return of 'Safe Travel' around the world. The 'Safe Travels' stamp provides you, with assurance and peace of mind that we have implemented enhanced health and hygiene prprotocols on all holidays.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Once you book, you will receive a confirmation invoice within 7 days, prior to departure, we will send you further information to help prepare for your trip.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Just You is exclusively for solo travellers, every tour includes a twin or double room of your own, with no single supplement.

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Michelle Charlton  

St Lucia: Island in the Sun

A fun filled trip with history and lots of mother

A fun filled trip with history and lots of mother nature added in. Enjoyable holiday with a small group of new friends.

Nova Jarvis  

St Lucia: Island in the Sun

Well organised trips, excellent tour guides, trips

Well organised trips, excellent tour guides, trips to suit many people. Just really enjoyed St Lucia, the island and the people..trip had ample variety to suit all.

Pamela Porter  

St Lucia: Island in the Sun

A very enjoyable break in StLucia. The day trip to

A very enjoyable break in StLucia. The day trip to the pitons and catermarran cruise back was fantastic as was the sunset cruise fabulous.

Cecily Douglas  

St Lucia: Island in the Sun

The organisation of the tour and the very high qua

The organisation of the tour and the very high quality of the tour guide Sam made it a once in a life time experience.

Jane Dunn  

St Lucia: Island in the Sun

Caroline, our Tour Manager made our trip relaxing,

Caroline, our Tour Manager made our trip relaxing, informative and probably behind the scenes and unbeknown to us, run smoothly and efficiently.

Shelia Sharman  

St Lucia: Island in the Sun

Perfect destination for a winter break. Interestin

Perfect destination for a winter break. Interesting island to explore.

Dennis Middleton  

St Lucia: Island in the Sun

As a solo traveller it is important to have plenty

As a solo traveller it is important to have plenty of support. Sam certainly gave us that. Overall an excellent holiday. Holiday a good mix between relaxing and sightseeing.

Stephen Watts  

St Lucia: Island in the Sun

Unmissable, memories that I'll hold precious for t

Unmissable, memories that I'll hold precious for the rest of my life! The chosen locations, hotels, excursions, etc. (along with the overall organisation) are so carefully selected as to take the uncertainty out of visiting a strange place

Valerie Dickson  

St Lucia: Island in the Sun

Very good overall, visiting areas with flowers and

Very good overall, visiting areas with flowers and vegetation on both trips seems excessive.Lovely place with nice people and great weather.

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    Up to 75 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

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