Caribbean, Saint Lucia, Barbados
8 nights/9 days
With miles of lush rainforest, stunning Sugar Beach and La Soufriere's unique drive-through volcano on Saint Lucia, plus the magnificent underground Harrison's Cave, alluring Andromeda Gardens and array of beaches and parks on Barbados, the natural tropical splendors of the Caribbean islands set the stage for a truly immersive experience.
Below is just a sample of the immersive itineraries our Destination Specialists can create. Click on the experiences links in the itinerary to see other curated excursion choices offered by Journese. Our Destination Specialists are happy to book our hotels and excursions highlighted in the itinerary below, or let them know if you would like something customized. And, feel free to offer our non-hyperlinked suggestions to your clients to further explore the destination.
Day 1: USA/Saint Lucia
Upon arrival in Saint Lucia, board your private transfer to the adults-only Ladera Resort, once part of Soufriere's oldest cocoa plantations and situated on a UNESCO World Heritage site. Spend four nights in an open-walled Hillside Dream Suite, complete with a polished four-poster bed, open sitting area and a private plunge pool with a swing overlooking the Pitons and Caribbean Sea. Built in harmony with nature on a volcano ridgeline 1,000 feet above the sea, revel in premium amenities, open-air dining, a clifftop infinity pool, spa with outdoor mineral pools and complimentary beach shuttle. Discover wine cellar experiences, daily afternoon tea service, cooking demonstrations, bartending classes, botanical garden tours, optional activities and nightly entertainment.
Day 2: Saint Lucia
For a leisurely day of island exploration, visit the magnificent drive-through volcano, then take a relaxing soak in the Sulphur Springs and Diamond Mineral Baths. Discover the verdant wonders of Anse Mamin Valley on a jungle bike ride or hike along its many nature trails. Explore the sparkling Caribbean Sea, experience kayaking, windsurfing or a guided snorkeling excursion. The choices to explore nature are virtually endless.
Day 3: Saint Lucia
Don your hiking shoes, hat and sunscreen for a day of high adventure and astounding natural vistas on the Hike the Pitons Excursion . Meander up the verdant green slopes of the volcanic Gros Piton on this inspiring climb, rising nearly 3,000 feet above the Caribbean Sea, with your guide leading the way to the breathtaking views at the top. Following your climb, relax at a rest stop for lunch, and conclude with a refreshing swim.
Day 4: Saint Lucia
Experience the inspiring tropical splendor of Saint Lucia today on the exciting Rainforest Hike & Waterfall Adventure . Your open-air safari jeep excursion begins with a journey through the historic Castries up Morne Fortune Hill on your way to discover the stunning panoramic city and harbor views. Continue through the rural countryside and Anse La Raye as you head to the rainforest for a nature hike, with sights of exotic flora and fauna, calm rivers and cascading waterfalls. Sample local fruits and snacks, and enjoy a relaxing swim in a river pool before your return.
Celebrate a magical dining experience tonight with a tantalizing meal showcasing fresh native ingredients from island farmers and neighboring plantations that grow their produce primarily for the resort. The Dasheene Restaurant chefs prepare stylish interpretations of traditional Saint Lucian dishes from Cajun creole vegetable bakes and roast conch to plantain gratin with coconut rum sauce and a selection of seasonal tropical fruits.
Day 5: Saint Lucia/Barbados
Board your private transfer from Saint Lucia for your flight to Barbados. Upon arrival, transfer to Sandals Royal Barbados, and stay for four glorious nights in a Royal Seaside Crystal Lagoon Swim-up Suite. Located in the vibrant St. Lawrence Gap area, experience the lavish royal treatment with personal butler service, fully-stocked bar, a separate living room, private patio with a soaking tub for two and zero-entry access to the lagoon river pool. Your Luxury Included vacation also features a dedicated concierge, unlimited fine dining and top-shelf spirits, 24-hour room service, swim-up bars, rooftop pool, water and land sports, bowling alley, PADI dive center, entertainment and exchange privileges with adjacent Sandals Barbados. In addition, privileged guests can unwind with optional services at Red Lane Spa, onsite boutique shopping and local adventure tours including horseback riding, catamaran cruises, jeep safari, golf and more.
Days 6 - 7: Barbados
Spend your days experiencing the natural beauty and native island wildlife of Barbados. Enjoy the resort's PADI dive center, kayaks, boogie boards, hobie cats and glass bottom boats for days of water fun and excitement. Choose to explore the island from a jeep 4x4, navigating diverse terrains and visiting island hot spots including Edge Cliff, Bathsheba, Joe's River Forest and Little Bay, with its breathtaking scenery and magnificent blowholes. For those who wish to sail the seas, board a luxury catamaran for a day of swimming and snorkeling, discovering shipwrecks amid island turtles and tropical marine life.
Day 8: Barbados
Immerse in island exploration on the Caves and Critters Excursion, beginning with the discovery of an extraordinary subterranean environment complete with natural forming stalactites and stalagmites at Harrison's Cave, then head to Farley Hill National Park and a visit to a wildlife reserve for an up-close experience.
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