St. Lucia Journals

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A travel journal to St. Lucia by Meggysmum

Almond Morgan Bay Photo, St. Lucia, Caribbean More Photos
Quote: Family holiday to this beautiful caribbean island, Easter 2009

Almond Morgan Bay

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Hotel | "Ideal Family Hotel"

Almond Morgan Bay Photo, St. Lucia, Caribbean
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We travelled to St. Lucia at Easter. As a family with two children (11 and 14) we needed a hotel that would cater for everyones needs. After deliberating for hours I opted for Almond Morgan Bay.The hotel is situated 25miles from Hewanorra International Airport. The journey from the airport took about an hour and a quarter and provided a scenic introduction to the island. The hotel is 3 miles from the capital Castries and is on the West which faces the Caribbean Sea. On arrival we were shown into an open spacious reception area and were greeted by the sounds of a Caribbean steel band and a glass of Rum Punch before being given our room key. Our bags were taken from u...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 25, 2009

Almond Morgan Bay

Choc Bay, Gros Islet, St. Lucia
(758) 450-2511

Catamaran Capers

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Pitons From the sea, st Lucia Photo, Castries, St. Lucia
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St Lucia is not a very large island so to make the most of seeing it we decided to take a day trip on a catamaran and we chose Carnival sailings as that was the one that was easiest to book through our tour operator.We were collected from our hotel and taken to Castries where we boarded the catamaran. We were all given T-shirts as a souvenir when we arrived. The boat was a lot bigger than I expected and probably had a capacity of about 45 people; there were about 30 of us on our trip. We started at about 9o’clock and we were expected to be back at Castries at about 4.We sailed south along the coastline heading towards Soufriere. The Caribbean Sea was beautiful and the saili...Read More

Sulphur Springs

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Attraction | "Smell That Sulphur!"

Sulphur Springs Photo, St. Lucia, Caribbean
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As you arrive at Soufriere the impressive volcanic plugs of Gros and Petit Piton dominate the skyline. This is the home to the worlds only "drive-in" volcano. This is possible because the last major eruption blew out the side of the volcano so the area visited is actually within what would have been the crater as the wall is no more.The first thing that hit us as we arrived at Sulphur Springs in Soufriere was over-powering smell. All the experiments at school with Sulphur smelling like rotten eggs came flooding back. The smell is supposed to be worse at night but it is certainly pretty powerful in the day as well.I originally visited these springs in 1992 when you were allo...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 26, 2009

Sulphur Springs
Soufriere
St. Lucia, West Indies

Diamond Botanical Gardens

Attraction | "Wonders and Waterfalls"

Diamond Botanical Gardens Photo, St. Lucia, Caribbean
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Any tour of the island of St Lucia would be incomplete with a visit to the Botanical Gardens and the Diamond Falls. The gardens began to be planted in 1983 when the potential for tourism was spotted. There are now six acres of beautiful, lush tropical garden planted up with winding paths allowing exploration. The gardens are wonderful and there are some very knowledgeable guides with some great lines in patter. The natural flora and fauna of the island is represented and the plants are stunning and look almost artificial. The Diamond Falls is actually a small water fall in the gardens, it is named because of the variety of colors of minerals that have been deposited on the ro...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 27, 2009

Diamond Botanical Gardens
Soufriere Estate
St. Lucia, West Indies
(758) 459-7565

Pigeon Island National Park

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Attraction | "You Can See Two Seas!"

Pigeon Island National Park Photo, St. Lucia, Caribbean
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We travelled to Pigeon Island as a free excursion from our Tour Operator. It is situated almost at the northern tip of St Lucia, just past Gros islet.I was most surprised when we arrived because Pigeon Island is not actually an island at all! It seems that it used to be but in about 1970 Rodney Bay was dredged to provide a Marina suitable for larger yachts and the dredged mud was used to make a causeway between the island and the mainland. When you arrive you are given a map which lists the main features of the site. This also tells you some of the history of the site. The site has some interesting history. In the 1500s it was the haunt of French pirates who used the cave...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 9, 2010

Pigeon Island National Park

St. Lucia, Caribbean