Tuesday 19 May 2015

Land and Sea Getaway Tour, Spice Travel, St. Lucia

Today Sister Sarah and I did the full day Land and Sea Getaway Tour with Spice Travel.

Savour the magnificent sights of St Lucia by both land and sea! Enjoy a scenic drive via the West Coast through the island’s capital Castries, the breathtaking Morne Fortune, lush banana plantations and small fishing villages. 

On arrival in Soufriere, you will be in awe at the pure natural beauty of the Diamond Mineral Waterfall, Botanical Gardens and the Caribbean’s only drive in volcano. A scrumptious creole lunch awaits you a picturesque restaurant. Following lunch, your boat crew will cruise to a secluded beach for a dip into the turquoise waters for swimming, snorkeling or simply to enjoy a tan on the boat’s deck. Your journey continues through Marigot Bay for a photo stop. This memorable excursion terminates at the Rodney Bay Marina.

Mathias picked us up in his van ... there were six of us on his tour.

Looking down at Castries

Mathias was excellent!  He was very friendly and a wealth of information and told us so much.  Here he is teaching us about bananas.

We could have bought sauces, spices and remedies near the banana plantation where we stopped.

Here are some views of the pitons.

We had a tour of Diamond Botanical Gardens where we saw lots of wild and beautiful things.

Our guide was very knowledgeable
It's sad that they have to give this warning
Me and Sister Sarah (we look extra bulky because
we had our bathing suits on under our clothes)
If you get married here, your marriage is guaranteed!

Then we went to Sulphur Springs Park, the Caribbean's only drive-in volcano.

Ruthy was our guide
The fumaroles were bubbling and over 300F
Sister Sarah

We had lunch at the Mango Tree Restaurant ... it was beautiful there!

I started with a salad.

My main was chicken ... the meal was delicious!

We had a creamy caramel for dessert.

Then Mathias drove us to a catamaran called Endless Summer which would take us back north to just above our resort (rather than driving back).

Here is our view of the pitons from the water.

One of the crew set up the fishing line.

They dropped us off at Anse Cochon for 45 minutes to swim and/or snorkel.

Leaving Anse Cochon ...

Here are me and Sister Sarah doing a selfie!

Captain Andy took good care of us!

There were dancing lessons ... there's Sister Sarah joining in.

You go, Girl!

The crew member caught a barracuda just before we docked in Rodney Bay.

It was a fun full day!  We left about 8:30am and got back to our resort about 5:30pm.

I'd definitely recommend this tour, especially if you do it with Mathias!


Anonymous said...

Glad you guys are having a great time!


Teresa said...

What a wonderful place.