St. Lucia Journals

St. Lucia - Shades of the Emerald Isle

A March 2007 trip to St. Lucia by Hal1026

Coco Palm Hotel Photo, Castries, St. Lucia More Photos
Quote: St. Lucia is known as the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean thanks to its lush rainforest interiors, along with pristine beaches and offshore waters.

Coco Palm Hotel

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Hotel

Coco Palm Hotel Photo, Castries, St. Lucia
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Coco Palm is the ideal location for the adventurous traveler who likes a taste of comfort and amenities without the major expense. Consider it champagne taste on a beer budget away from home. One of the best aspects of Coco Palm, in addition to its sense of style and location, is the ability to tailor your amenities and services to what fits your actual plans and budget.The hotel is located off a side street that diverges from the main north-south road along the western coast of the island. You arrive at the Porte Cochere and you are immediately inside the lobby, which is more like a huge drawing room rather than a reception. In fact, there is no reception desk; instead, you are assigned ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 6, 2007

Coco Palm Hotel
Rodney Bay Village
Castries, St. Lucia
800-664-6835

Hackshaw's Boat Charters

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Attraction

Hackshaw's Boat Charters Photo, St. Lucia, Caribbean
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You go out far and deep if you decide to take on a sport fishing excursion off St. Lucia. You also can do no better than experience it with Hackshaw's Boat Charter's, based near the capital of Castries. Hackshaw's is a third-generation, family-operated boat and deep-sea fishing operation that has been run for over four decades, during which time they have been taking angling enthusiasts into St. Lucia's prime coastal fishing areas. Everything is planned to the letter, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the fishing experience. My own half-day outing with Hackshaw's began at slightly before eight in the morning when my driver got me to the small dock and reception office of the compan...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 27, 2007

Hackshaw's Boat Charters
Vigie Marina
Castries, St. Lucia
(758)-45-81250

Rain Forest Hike

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Attraction | "Forestiere Tropical Forest Trail"

Rain Forest Hike Photo, St. Lucia, Caribbean
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Forestiere Tropical Forest Trail is one of the non-strenuous level hikes around St. Lucia's interior, but nonetheless provides you a decent amount of exercise along with a lot of walking among old growth forest and a multitude of vegetation along your path. Getting to the start of the trail takes some driving skill, as you go up and down some quite steep inland roads that become increasingly less paved. However, once you arrive you will notice the start of the trail by the large sign posted nearby, along with a nearby cottage where the heritage trust people will assign you a guide and work out a route based on your abilities and time. Once you cross over the fencing that bounds the rainforest, yo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 13, 2007

Rain Forest Hike
St. Lucian Rain Forest
Castries, St. Lucia