Let Her Inspire You
Let Her Inspire You
Plan Your Sustainable Accommodation
Day 1 - Arrive in Saint Lucia
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and settle in. Take it slow for the rest of the day and relax by the pool and have dinner in the hotel.
Day 2 - Hit the waves
Head over to Jade Mountain Resort to explore the coral nurseries of Anse Chastanet Beach by diving or snorkelling. Scuba St Lucia, the dive centre run by Jade Mountain, has partnered up with REEF Rescue Network and Perry Institute for Marine Science to launch two coral nurseries situated right in front of the resort that can be easily accessible from shore, Divers can even help plant and maintain coral here!
Not a diver or snorkeller? Sail along Saint Lucia’s coastline instead aboard the Good Expectation, a Carriacou Sloop, with Just Sail. For over 150 years, hand-built wooden sailing vessels like the Good Expectation traded spices, rum and more across the West Indies. Once a regular sight between the islands, visitors can now relive the nostalgic adventure of this bygone era. During the off-season, Jus Sail also runs a youth training programme to help Saint Lucians gain maritime employment.
This evening, dine in the Beacon restaurant, for delicious food, al fresco dining, and incredible views of the Pitons.
Day 3 - Spot local wildlife
This morning, head out early for bird watching, at the Millet Bird Sanctuary, a haven of bird life in the heart of Saint Lucia. Over 30 species of birds can be found here including five endemic species: the Saint Lucia Parrot, Saint Lucia Black Finch, Saint Lucia Oriole, Saint Lucia Pewee, and Saint Lucia Warbler. This trail provides a breath-taking view of the Roseau Dam, the largest in the Eastern Caribbean. Just 15 minutes from Marigot Bay by car and 45 minutes from the Castries.
After a creole cuisine lunch at Martha’s Table (open between 11:30 am and 3 pm Monday – Friday), visit Pigeon Island, managed by the Saint Lucian National Trust – this wildlife sanctuary features old British Military barracks, beautiful beaches and superb views of Castries. Eat a delicious dinner here before heading back to your hotel.
Day 4 - Get active
Today hire a bike and try your hand (and feet) at off-road biking. Eight miles of bike trails have been created through the coconut groves, citrus fruit orchards and 18th-Century ruins of the Anse Mamin Plantation near Soufrière.
If you’d rather take it slow, there are plenty of trails for hiking or walking. You can even climb Gros Piton. It’s a four-hour climb and includes some scrambling, but views from the peak are well worth it.
Stop off at the Coal Pot for delightful Creole and French dishes before returning to your hotel.
Day 5 - Eat like a local
Today, visit a local farmers market in Castries. An organisation called Helen’s Daughters aims to get more women (or ‘FarmHers’) into agriculture. Once a month these FarmHers sell their wares at a market in Castries. Pick up souvenirs from handmade soaps to pepper sauces and jams here.
In the afternoon, visit Rabot Hotel owned by Hotel Chocolat and tour a cocoa farm, watch how chocolate is made, and even create your own chocolate with the Bean-to-Bar Experience.
Day 6 - Dip in volcanic mud
At Sulphur Springs near Soufrière, you’ll be in the middle of a dormant volcano – but don’t worry, the last eruption was in 1766. Today you can see the aftermath of the last eruption, learn about the intriguing geology in an interpretation centre and bathe in mineral-rich pools.
Day 7 - Return to the UK
Spend the day by the pool, hit the beach, take a stroll in Diamond Falls Botanical Garden, or ride on a zipline over the Morne Coubaril Estate. Today is your last day in Saint Lucia before returning home, so make it yours.