06 December 2018
Our very own Natalie Aspinall from our Commercial Team recently jetted off to gorgeous Saint Lucia on the adventure trip of a lifetime! Take a look at her top experiences from her travels here.
The Pitons are perhaps the most iconic image of Saint Lucia, and the summit of Gros Piton showcases the island in all its glory, with spectacular views of its lush rainforest landscape and blue Caribbean sea for miles. Visitors can embark on a half-day hike of Gros Piton, but at an impressive 2600ft high, be warned that this hike is not for the faint-hearted! Be prepared to clamber over rocks and work up a sweat to earn your spot at the top. For those who want to take it a little easier, there are seating areas at the quarter and halfway marks, so if you would prefer to rest up and take in the views here, there’s still plenty of photo opportunities. Bring plenty of water, sun cream and good walking boots too!
Saint Lucia has its fair share of resident mammals, with pilot whales, sperm whales and spotted dolphins all calling the local waters home. See these magnificent creatures in their natural environment on a fun-filled boat trip with Captain Mike and his team, with a fridge stocked full with soft drinks and rum punch! Gliding through the waters, the captain will point out where is best to see them, and also talk a little bit about their behaviour. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to see some of the islands otherwise hidden spots, including Marigot Bay and view the Pitons from the sea.
You’ve tried hiking, sailing, and now it’s time to take on a Segway! Taking you through the nature trail of Mount Primard, this unique experience allows you to try something new whilst still learning about the island’s history, long fought over between the English and French. The Segways are safe and easy to navigate and don’t worry, you’ll have a 20-minute orientation/practice session to get the hang of it before heading out on the trail.
Enjoy an organic farm-to-table experience at BodyHoliday, leaders in wellness and sustainability in the Caribbean, with a goal to be 50% self-sufficient by the end of 2019. The I-Tal experience is a blend of Rastafarian culture and modern, sustainable farming, as Damian and his wife take you through their organic garden. Pick your lunch and learn about the agriculture and West Indian plants, before heading up to the wonderful dining area with panoramic views of Cariblue Bay. Help the Chefs chop and slice the ingredients you have just picked, before settling down to a healthy, nutritious and delicious vegan meal lovingly prepared in front of you. But this is far more than just salad and vegetables, think vegan lasagne, callaloo soup, homemade guacamole and plantain, and mango ice cream made with coconut milk. As Damian discuss’ his lifestyle and gives you further insight into the Rastafarian movement and his vegan practices, you may find that you come away feeling inspired to change your lifestyle and diet for the better!
Would you like to experience Saint Lucia too? Get in touch with your Travel Counsellor to plan your holiday.