What will we do?
Not sure how to spend your vacation? Here’s an itinerary that represents how many of our guests spend their vacation.
Arrival day (Airport)
✦ Junior (or his driver, Billy) greets you at the airport and gets you settled in his comfortable vehicle. If you are famished, stop at the Reef Restaurant for a snack and a drink and enjoy your toes in the sand.
✦ Then on to Uptown’s Liquors to pick up some “adult beverages”. Next, the grocery in La Tourney for snacks and sodas, and “real” groceries if you plan on doing a lot of your own cooking.
✦ Settle back and enjoy the ride and the views. You’ll be especially glad you aren’t driving when you get to the last 10 minutes and the infamous Anse Chastanet Road!
✦ While our driver carries your luggage to your rooms, savor Doxie’s rum punch. As the sun sets over the Caribbean and dusk creeps across the sky, enjoy Doxie’s roti for dinner while you relax and already start to wish you never have to leave!
First day (Anse Chastanet)
✦ Sleep in a little, and hire Doxie to make brunch. Get a little exercise by walking up the road to the top for a panoramic view of Soufriere and the Pitons.
✦ Pack up the beach gear and a cooler of Piton beers, and head to Anse Chastanet beach. Soak up the sun, do some snorkeling, then cool off with a cold beer.
✦ Junior picks you up from the beach around 5 PM and takes you back to the villa. Enjoy Doxie’s fish fingers and chicken creole for dinner and nibble her chocolate-chip cookies as you listen to the tree frogs sing and marvel at the Milky Way or how bright the full moon can be.
Second day (Zone 1)
✦ Junior picks you up in the morning and takes you to the Soufriere dock where you get on a catamaran for a whale and dolphin-watching tour with Mystic Man or a half-day sail with Mario at Sugar Boat charters.
✦ On the way back to the villa, stop at the grocery to replenish your supply of drinks and snacks. Head back to the villa, eat Doxie’s roti for lunch, and relax by the pool for the afternoon.
✦ Get dressed and go to Dasheene at about 5 PM to have a beverage and some appetizers while watching the sun set between the Pitons.
✦ After dinner, arrive back at the villa for a nightcap and to watch for shooting stars.
Third day (Zone 3)
✦ Leave about 8:30 AM and head to the north. Visit the craft market in Castries or do a little duty-free shopping in Pointe Seraphine then have lunch at the Pink Plantation overlooking Castries.
✦ After lunch, hop on a Segway for a tour of the hills overlooking Rodney Bay, or stroll among the ruins on Pigeon Island. Scramble to the top of Signal Hill to get a glimpse of Martinique and take a selfie.
✦ Have dinner at Spice of India in Rodney Bay (or Amici for Italian food), and get back late.
✦ If you prefer, you can go to/from the north by boat. (Zone 3 pricing is not valid for boat transportation.)
"Stairway to Heaven" at Tet Paul Nature Trail
Fourth day (Anse Chastanet)
✦ Sleep in a little, then have a light breakfast. Pack up a cooler with cold Piton beers and some food, grab the snorkel gear, the beach umbrella and chairs, and have Junior take you to Anse Chastanet.
✦ Stop at the Scuba St Lucia hut and arrange a tour through the Anse Mamin ruins. Walk to Anse Mamin beach (about 5 minutes) for your hiking or biking tour. Or just snorkel, swim, and soak up the sun. If you didn’t pack lunch, have a burger at the Jungle Grill on Anse Mamin.
✦ After getting back to the villa late afternoon, relax and have some rum punch. Enjoy the multi-course dinner Doxie made for you.
Fifth day (Zone 1)
✦ Make today a “chocolate” day 😊. Head to the north and spend your morning learning about (and tasting!) chocolate with a truffle-making class or a cocoa workshop at Cacoa St Lucie. Have lunch there, or at the Beacon for a panoramic view of the Soufriere valley and Pitons. In the afternoon, visit the drive-in volcano and the mud baths (wear old clothes!) and a waterfall
✦ Back to the villa late afternoon, clean up, and then off to Rabot restaurant for dinner and a sumptuous chocolate lava cake for dessert, made with local cocoa, and sip on-site-produced chocolate cream liqueur, if you are lucky
Sixth day (Zone 1)
✦ Go to Grand Eden Estate for birdwatching and a farm tour. Have lunch at Martha’s Tables or at The Mango Tree restaurant, then have an easy hike with great views at the Tet Paul Nature Trail. On the way back to the villa, shop for souvenirs in Soufriere or have a drink at Big Yard and “rub elbows” with the locals.
✦ Get on the Mystic Man sunset cruise (catamaran from Soufriere dock, sail between the Pitons with music, beverages, and hors d’oeuvres while enjoying the sunset), then head back to the villa and enjoy your last night dining on one last delicious dinner made by Doxie (or leftovers!).
Last day (Airport)
✦ Get up early. Savor some freshly-brewed local coffee, and watch the sailboats head to St Vincent over the deep blue Caribbean. Soak up the peacefulness one last time.
✦ Take a few sunrise pictures and maybe even catch a double rainbow during a brief early morning shower. Pack, sadly say goodbye to Doxie and all the rest of our wonderful staff, and head off to the airport. Start planning your trip back while you are having one last Piton beer at the airport.