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Highlights of Saint Lucia

The Highlights of Saint Lucia Tour is a 9-day private guided itinerary specially designed for those looking for a fun holiday in the Caribbean region. If you would like to spend your holiday on a beautiful tropical island that is not overly touristic, choose Saint Lucia. The untamed spirit of pirates and the local laid-back vibe are simple and romantic. You can spend the time doing absolutely nothing, but in case you would like to explore, we have a program packed with exciting experiences. Go swimming, dive, snorkel, hike in the rainforest, take a bath in therapeutic muds – spend an active holiday surrounded by lush rainforest and crystal clear Caribbean waters. Saint Lucia has some of the nicest boutique hotels in the region and we will pick the right one for you. This is a great choice for honeymooners and families travelling with children or toddlers. Accommodation at a charming lodge is included. Lunch and dinner plans can be arranged.

9 Days – From £1,580 per person 

*equivalent in USD, EUR accepted

Itinerary: Fond Doux Plantation, Sugar Beach, Diamond Waterfall, Pitons, Sulphur Springs, Pigeon Island, Marigot Bay

  • Price is per person, based on two people sharing in a double/twin room
  • Accommodation with breakfast (HB and FB are available on request)
  • Catamaran trip with a small group
  • All other mentioned excursions on private basis
  • All transfers on a private basis
  • Entrance & guiding fees 
  • All mandatory local taxes
  • Visa, where applicable
  • International Flights (See Flights to Saint Lucia)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Insurance
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Meals not mentioned in the description

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. 

Send us a message on WhatsApp or Email us to check availability, discuss your preferences and get a quote.

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

To avoid unpleasant weather surprises, we recommend to check our Saint Lucia Weather Guide to plan your trip in the right season. September and October are best to avoid.

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. 

the interior of the boutique hotel Fond Doux Plantation Resort on the island of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean

Day 2 - History & Chocolate

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 lush tropical rainforest on the island of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean Sea

Day 3 - Diamond Waterfalls

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 in the middle of the botanical gardens, a beautiful sight in Saint Lucia island, located in the West Indies

Day 4 - 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.

view of the Petit Piton on the island of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean

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.

A couple covered in the therapeutic mud at the Sulphur Springs on the island of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean

Day 6 - Pigeon Island

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.

A couple at the Pigeon Island in Saint Lucia during sunset

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 - one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean located on the island of Saint Lucia

Day 8 - Zipplining & Snorkeling

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.

A lady preparing fresh food at the local market on the island of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean

Day 9 - Farewell!

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!

the aerial view of the volcanic cones on the island of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean

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