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St Lucia: Island in the Sun

From £3,349
Duration 9 Days
Departures from: Nov 2024 - Nov 2025
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From £3,349
Duration 9 Days
Departures from: Nov 2024 - Nov 2025
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.
  • relaxing tour Relax & Discover
  • meals included tour All Breakfasts

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Holiday Director as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • Return flights from London
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • 7 nights in a 3-star hotel plus 1 night in flight
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • 10 included meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners including welcome drink & dinner & farewell dinner
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Taste of St Lucia
  • Soufriere safari by land & sea
  • Enjoy Creole flavours with lunch at a working coco plantation

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - St Lucia

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.

Meals included: D

Day 2 St Lucia Tour

​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. Meals included: B

Day 3 Rodney Bay - at Leisure

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.

Meals included: B

Day 4 Rodney Bay - at Leisure

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.

Meals included: B

Day 5 Land and Sea Safari

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.

Meals included: B,L

Day 6 Rodney Bay - at Leisure

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

Meals included: B

Day 7 Rodney Bay - at Leisure

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.

Meals included: B,D

Days 8 & 9 St Lucia - UK

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

Meals included: B

Additional Information

A tourist tax of approximately €3.00 USD per person, per night is applicable and required to be paid locally at the hotel.
  1. Memorable Moments

    Enjoy a traditional Creole dish - pepper pot stew and experience the authentic flavours of St Lucia

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Bay Gardens Hotel

The Rodney Bay Gardens hotel is a boutique tropical retreat situated in the heart of Rodney Bay Village. 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.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour.

Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Sunset Catamaran Cruise

On this two-hour sunset catamaran cruise you'll be served canapés, sparkling wine and a rum punch or two, while taking in the lovely views.
On this two-hour sunset catamaran cruise you'll be served canapés, sparkling wine and a rum punch or two, while taking in the lovely views. ...

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Dolphin and Whale Watching

Dolphin and Whale Watching

During this exciting boat trip you can
look out for the many types of incredible marine life that can be seen in the waters surrounding St Lucia including whales and dolphins.
During this exciting boat trip you can
look out for the many types of incredible marine life that can be seen in the waters surrounding St Lucia including whales and dolphins.<...

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St Lucia - Shopping in Castries

St Lucia - Shopping in Castries

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.
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...

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Personalise your trip

Choose to extend your stay with an organised add-on. 

St Lucia: Island in the Sun with 5 Nights Extension

St Lucia: Island in the Sun with 5 Nights Extension

Extend to 14 days from £649 Departures from: Nov 2024 - Nov 2025

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.

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 famo...

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What our customers say

  1. Memories that I'll hold precious

    "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" - Stephen Watts

  2. Once in a life time experience.

    "The organisation of the tour and the very high quality of the tour guide Sam made it a once in a life time experience" - Cecily Douglas

  3. Well organised

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

  4. Tour Manager made our trip relaxing & informative

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

  5. Plenty of support

    "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" - Dennis Middleton

  6. Catamaran cruise back was fantastic

    "A very enjoyable break in St Lucia. The day trip to the Pitons and catamaran cruise back was fantastic, as was the sunset cruise - fabulous" - Pamela Porter

  7. This will go down as one of my best ever holidays

    "This will go down as one of my best ever holidays for so many reasons - the main ones being the group, the destination and those who looked after us. Just You had organised a great holiday but still left room for personal choice" - Janet Eatoe

  8. Chauffeur service has put icing on the cake

    "Amazing holiday lovely staff good location great fun trips with Sam and Randy. I have had numerous holidays with you, I can’t praise you enough always excellent from leaving home to returning, Your chauffeur service has put icing on the cake" - Angela Edmondson

  9. A great friendly bunch

    "Excellent first holiday with Just You. It had the right balance of feeling looked after, but also felt free to go and do my own thing if I so wished. A great friendly bunch of fellow travellers - so many laughs!" - Jennifer Taylor