We continue the adventure and explore the islands of St Lucia, Barbados, Grenada and Trinidad & Tobago.
The West Indies is a region of the North Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean that includes the island countries and surrounding waters of three major archipelagos: the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles and the Lucayan Archipelago. The region includes all the islands in or bordering the Caribbean Sea, plus The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, which are in the Atlantic Ocean.
Saint Lucia is an Eastern Caribbean island with a pair of dramatically tapered mountains, the Pitons, on its west coast. Its coast is home to volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, luxury resorts and fishing villages. Trails in the interior rainforest lead to waterfalls like the 15m-high Toraille, which pours over a cliff into a garden. The capital, Castries, is a popular cruise port.
EAT AT JACQUES WATERFRONT DINING
Jacques Waterfront Dining is one of St. Lucia’s most popular restaurants, with a long-standing reputation for consistency in both the quality of the food and the service with which it is delivered. They recently re-opened in a new and exciting waterfront location in the heart of Rodney Bay.
PLAY AT CITY WALKERS
City Walker Tours was born out of the desire to share the rich history, culture and heritage their island has to offer with visitors. Most visitors see the remnants of ancient and historic buildings or sites but never learn the story behind them. It is that story which gives them true meaning and magnifies their beauty.
PLAY AT ECO ADVENTURES SAINT LUCIA
Eco Adventures St Lucia Tours & Taxi specialize in the art of personalized guided tours of St. Lucia’s. Their tours are educational, informative and truly an experience with some of the most spectacular and panoramic views in the Caribbean. You come away learning not just about the beautiful island of St. Lucia but also enjoy the company of a well informed group of individuals that pay attention to your every need making your tour one that would be truly memorable.
PLAY AT FRAM TOURS & TAXI SERVICES
FRAM Tours & Taxi Services is a great travel option when getting around in St. Lucia. They offer transfers to and from the airports, great sightseeing tours, bicycle tours and taxi service to anywhere on the island. Whatever your travel needs are, they can handle it!
PLAY AT SEA SPRAY CRUISES
There are so many exciting things to do in St Lucia and Seaspray Cruises offers them all! Choose your style of adventure with a variety of tour options aboard on one of their large, stable catamarans with their huge spacious decks. Some of the recommended things to do in St Lucia are swimming/snorkelling (equipment provided), visits to the Toraille waterfalls, Marigot Bay, ziplining, and the drive-in volcano. Lunch, rum punch and sodas, and plenty of fun and games aboard are all included on their tours.
Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island and an independent British Commonwealth nation. Bridgetown, the capital, is a cruise-ship port with colonial buildings and Nidhe Israel, a synagogue founded in 1654. Around the island are beaches, botanical gardens, the Harrison’s Cave formation, and 17th-century plantation houses like St. Nicholas Abbey. Local traditions include afternoon tea and cricket, the national sport.
SLEEP AT YELLOW BIRD HOTEL
Yellow Bird is located at the start of St. Lawrence Bay on the south coast of Barbados. This 18 room boutique hotel underwent a US $1.25 million renovations during summer 2015. The extensive project included a total facelift to all guest rooms and public areas including the building’s exterior, lobby & reception, public restrooms, and restaurant.
PLAY AT ART VENTURES
An authentic local experience filled with a mix of Local Art, Drinks, Music and Yoga. Art Ventures is about new guest activities that are centered around creativity with local art, fun, drinks, music and yoga, all outdoors. A tranquil and low key activity based retreat with a maximum of 10 persons that provide an intimate experience for each guest. Experience a unique escape away from the city life.
PLAY AT CALABAZA SAILING CRUISES
This unforgettable Caribbean day cruise is an exclusive, private and personalised catamaran sailing cruise, specializing in treating small groups of 12 individuals to all of the special pampering you deserve on your holiday! Couples, families and small parties alike, are invited to enjoy a superb and authentic day cruise experience. Including a Bajan lunch, snack, and cakes served using the finest china and glassware, drinks are provided throughout your day cruise, including the legendary rum punch!
PLAY AT GLORY TOURS
Glory Tours mission is to provide fun filled, adventure packed, informative tours and excursions in Barbados. They love their Island and they want to share that love with you. They will show you the sights and attractions and share with you the many stories behind them. At Glory Tours they will share the beautiful Island of Barbados with you while regaling you with stories of pirates, battles, love affairs and fateful journeys. This little island is quite a gem and they are excited to show and share this with you.
Grenada comprises a main island, also called Grenada, and smaller surrounding islands. Dubbed the “Spice Isle,” the hilly main island is home to numerous nutmeg plantations. It’s also the site of the capital, St. George’s, whose colourful homes, Georgian buildings and early-18th-century Fort George overlook narrow Carenage Harbour. To the south is Grand Anse Beach, with resorts and bars.
SLEEP AT GREEN ROOF INN
A romantic intimate inn located by the sea on the island of Carriacou, 20 minutes off Grenada. The ocean front hotel has five charming guest rooms with sea views in the main building, an internationally renowned restaurant on the upstairs veranda encompassing marvellous sunsets and panoramic ocean views and two private cottages nestled in the lush garden leading all the way to the sea.
SLEEP AT LA HELICONIA
La Heliconia Holiday Apartments & Day Spa offers a flexible range of 14 well equipped, self-contained apartments with a choice of 6 different layouts. Ten apartments have private, ocean-view verandas and patios to capture the sun and cool tropical sea breezes. All apartments have free high-speed wifi internet access.
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Trinidad and Tobago is a dual-island Caribbean nation near Venezuela, with distinctive Creole traditions and cuisines. Trinidad’s capital, Port of Spain, hosts a boisterous carnival featuring calypso and soca music. Numerous bird species inhabit sanctuaries such as the Asa Wright Nature Centre. The smaller island of Tobago is known for its beaches and the Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve, which shelters hummingbirds.
SLEEP AT LAS CUEVAS BEACH LODGE
Las Cuevas Beach Lodge is situated on a cliff overlooking the scenic Las Cuevas beach on the North Coast of Trinidad and Tobago. Nesting on the hillside against mountains and surrounded by lush tropical rain forest it is the ideal place for a retreat away from the hustle and bustle of civilization. The panoramic front view highlights the beauty of the Caribbean Sea, and the rear view the majestic mountains and tropical rain forest of the North Coast.
SLEEP AT LEATHERBACK LODGE
Once an old estate house with a 5 acre coconut plantation, the structure was transformed into a cozy private residence and B&B. The lodge offers three rooms - the Rain-forest room, the Earth room and the Ocean room. All rooms come equipped with a queen sized bed, private balcony, private washroom (toilet & bath) and ceiling fans (No Air-conditioning). Being in the countryside and surrounded by rain forest the rooms are amazingly cool, very quiet and comfortable.
The Bungalow Restaurant and Lounge is a modern dining experience located in the vibrant area of St. Clair, serving an international fusion menu of main courses, tapas and mixed drinks. Dine in the contemporary styled restaurant and continue your night relaxing in the ambient lit outdoor lounge. They have both a full dinner menu and a selection of tapas to delight your tastebuds. Join in on their Bubbly Thurdays. There is always something new happening at the Bungalow!
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