Highlights of Saint Lucia

Fond Doux Plantation – Sugar Beach – Diamond Waterfall – Pitons – Sulphur Springs – Pigeon Island – Marigot Bay

9 Days – From £1,580 per person

A warm and heartily welcome to Saint Lucia! If you would like to spend your holiday on a beautiful tropical island that is not overly touristic, choose the lush island of Saint Lucia. Go swimming, dive and snorkel – spend a week enjoying the beautiful waters and the tropical rainforest. The untamed spirit of pirates and the local tropical climate are so romantic. You can spend the time doing absolutely nothing, but in case you would like to explore, we have prepared a few interesting activities for you.

  • Price is per person, based on two people sharing in a double room
  • Accommodation with breakfast (half board and full board are also available)
  • All the excursions mentioned in the itinerary on a private basis, the catamaran trip is on shared basis
  • Entrance & guiding fees 
  • All mandatory local taxes
  • International Flights
  • Personal Expenses
  • Insurance
  • Tips 

International flights are not included in the package price. We give you the freedom to use miles and choose your preferred airline, and if you are stuck we can help you find the right connections. Return flights to Saint Lucia start from £550 per person from London and $445 from Miami, depending on the connections and time of the year. 

This is a sample itinerary and prices are correct at the time of writing. We can tailor the itinerary to suit your plans by changing the length of the trip or the order of activities. More days can be added and different hotels can be chosen according to your preferences and needs. 

Give us a call or email us at caribbean@boutiquetravelexperts.com to discuss your requirements, check availability and get a confirmed price. 

Day 1 – Welcome to Saint Lucia

Today you will arrive at either Vieux Fort (UVF) airport in the south of the island or at Castries (SLU) airport in the north of Saint Lucia. You will be picked up at the airport and driven to your hotel. We chose Fond Doux as it is an eco-friendly colonial resort nestled into a 250-year-old working plantation. The views over the rainforest are splendid. It is a 45-min ride from the southern airport and about 1,5h ride from the northern airport. Your journey towards your best relaxation holiday starts with a flight-relieving massage. Welcome to Saint Lucia! Overnight at Fond  Doux Plantation Resort. 

Fond Doux Plantation Resort

Day 2 – History, chocolate and snorkeling

Recover from the jetlag or the stress of travelling  by enjoying a tropical breakfast by the pool of your hotel, and listening to the sounds of nature. Take a heritage tour at Fond Doux Plantation, learn about the French colonial traces, the making of chocolate and taste some local fruits. After lunch, head to Sugar Beach and spend the afternoon either snorkeling  or relaxing on a sun lounger.  Located between the iconic Pitons, this is one of the most scenic beaches of the island. Snorkeling in Saint Lucia is top-notch, there is a rich marine life, you will simply not want to leave the water. Overnight at Fond Doux Plantation Resort.

Fond Doux Rainforest

Day 3 Diamond Waterfall

Start your day with a refreshing swim in Anse Chastanet and snorkel among the various species of fish and corals of this marine reserve. Grab a local lunch in the picturesque town of Soufrière, which is also a UNESCO Heritage Site. After lunch, head to the lush Diamond Botanical Gardens and discover the rich flora of the island. A beautiful waterfall is hidden amongst the tall lush trees covered by tropical plants at the end of a relaxing path. On your return to Soufrière spend a relaxing time watching the sundowners and sipping some of the delicious local rum cocktails. Overnight at Fond Doux Plantation Resort.

Diamond Waterfall

Day 4 – The Pitons

Today spend your day with the iconic cones of Saint Lucia, offering magnificent views over the sea. On a clear day you can also see other neighbouring Caribbean islands from the top. Rise with the birds and hike the Gros Piton, from where you will have breathtaking views on Petit Piton and the other side of the island. The hotel will prepare some picnic boxes to take with you on the trail. Tet Paul trail is an option for those who don’t feel like hiking for 4 hours but still want to enjoy the views. Back to your hotel, relax your exhausted legs with a well-deserved deep-tissue massage. Overnight at Fond Doux Plantation Resort.

Piton

Day 5 Sulphur Springs

Today soothe your sore muscles in the hot waters of the Sulphur Springs. Saint Lucia being of a volcanic origin, is rich in medicinal springs. The mud baths will do wonders to your body and mind. Once you are relaxed and refreshed, go down to Morne Coubaril to taste their Creole buffet, then spend the afternoon either ziplining, horseback riding or simply visiting this ancient plantation. Your guide will let you try local fruits and tell you everything about the processing of the cocoa beans  and the different uses of medicinal plants. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Fond Doux Plantation Resort.

Sulphur Springs - Saint Lucia

Day 6 – Pigeon Island National Park

Today take a trip towards the North of the island and discover Saint Lucia’s pirate spirit and the historic past in the forts and stories of the Pigeon Island National Park. Take a short but rather steep hike up to the tower. The top will reward you with amazing views on the bay. Also from here you can see neighbouring Caribbean islands on a clear day. Spend the rest of the day relaxing on one of the beaches in the area, swimming, snorkeling or enjoying a tropical drink. In the evening, take a walk in Rodney Bay and choose between local, French, Asian or Indian cuisine. Overnight at Fond Doux Plantation Resort.

Pigeon Island

Day 7 – Marigot Bay

After seeing Saint Lucia’s coast from the top of the hills, change your perspective and see it from the bottom up, on a catamaran trip. During the trip, you will stop in Marigot Bay and Anse Cochon, where you can snorkel or take a swim. Marigot Bay is called the most beautiful place of the Caribbean Sea! The bay is a shelter of boats during the hurricane season, there are many bars and restaurants and a small marina. Enjoy the reggae vibe, listen to the local stories about pirates and spend the day socializing. Upon your arrival back to the south, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Fond Doux Plantation Resort.

Marigot Bay

Day 8 – Aerial tram, zip-lining and more chocolate

It’s almost time to leave, but you can still enjoy the island’s natural beauty. Head to the North of the island to take the aerial tram in the middle of the rainforest, walk along the trails or zipline between the trees. Have a local lunch at the market in Castries. Take a stroll at the market and discover the hand-made souvenirs, treat yourself with a chocolate-making workshop at the Howelton Estate. You will grind cocoa nibs into your own chocolate bar and enjoy the view on Castries harbour from the top of Morne Fortune. You will forever remember the flavours of Saint Lucia. Overnight at Fond Doux Plantation Resort.

Castries Market

Day 9 – Departure

Today is the day of your departure. Depending on which airport you are flying from, a transfer will be arranged accordingly. If you have enough time before your flight, enjoy an express massage to prepare your body for the long journey home. Our driver will then bring you back to the airport. We hope you will enjoyed this green lush island in the Caribbean. Although we love all the other islands, this one is our favourite! We hope you will also love it there!

Saint Lucia Departure