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  • Kevin G
    1 contribution
    Zakiya was our host, and words can't describe how wonderful she was. This woman deserves a raise times 10. The food was absolutely amazing and worth the trip alone. But when I come back I want to make sure Zakiya will be there!! 5 out 5 easily
    Written 20 September 2022
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  • KimM750
    Exeter, UK279 contributions
    The snorkelling at Pigeon Island was one of the highlights of the holiday for me.

    I preferred the smaller beach where the water taxi from Rodney Bay (US $15 return) drops you off. The larger beach is noisier due to the nearby Sandals resort and is sometimes out of bounds as booked by cruise ships for their passengers sole use.

    Snorkelling around the rocks from one bay to the next brought an amazing array and numbers of fish - from 3ft pipe fish, parrotfish, reef squid, goatfish, peacock flounder, to large eels to name a few. One day literally thousands of one fish type swam by me!

    Barring the lady who takes your entrance money, who really needs some urgent customer service training (no smile, welcome, please or thank you), all other staff were friendly and very welcoming, especially the lovely Joanna who sorted the
    sun lounger for me.

    A friend and I went to Signal Point (steep, wooden stairs at the end not for the faint-hearted!) then declined the steep, slippery track to Fort Rodney as it was just too hot to contemplate.

    Lovely area that I’d highly recommend.
    Written 20 November 2022
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  • intelligentgirls
    Bedfordshire, UK225 contributions
    Good guide for the 'volcano'. If you have been to others, like Rotura or Yellowstone then you will not be overwhelmed, but you're here & might as well see it, if you're doing the mud.

    Come early or later, avoid the rush. I think this actually did make a difference to my skin. It was a bit of fun, so why not?
    Written 1 December 2022
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  • ontheroadagain65
    Garden City, MI1,050 contributions
    The gardens are beautiful. The tour of these gardens are done with a guide (who work for tips). Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the plants. Although, he seemed almost robotic and rushed in the way he described everything. Probably because he's done the tour many, many times before. While walking around, we saw other people enjoying the gardens without a guide. Going at their leisure. Which made me wonder how that came about, since I felt we were somewhat rushed through. Perhaps they stayed after their guide left? Perhaps they had been there before and requested not to have a guide? I don't know. Had this not been the last stop on our taxi tour for the day and we were tired and still had a 1.5 hour drive back to our hotel, I may have asked if we could spend more time. We ready to get back to the hotel and hit the pool.
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • ManxTraveller1301
    Isle of Man, UK62 contributions
    Being in nearby Rodney Bay we felt we had to go and see what the street party was about.

    To be honest I felt a little apprehensive about the area and the fact that we were going somewhere with so many people about, however I need not worry. We went fairly early around 7.30 and asked our taxi to come back for us at 10 as we are not late birds.

    The party was only just getting started when we arrived and only seemed to start get going around 8.30ish. This gave us a perfect opportunity to get our food ahead of the crowds. My husband couldn’t resist the half lobster at EC100 seemed very reasonable. I being the fussy eater opted for chicken and noodles. Whilst my husband was in heaven with his lobster I not being a lover of garlic didn’t really enjoy mine as everything was laced heavily with garlic.

    There are loads of people selling drinks from little stalls however we opted to go into a bar to get ours which were really reasonable EC20 for a local rum and coke and JD and coke.

    Music I was expecting to hear lots of Reggae music however it was more UK dance music which really got the crowd going.

    Tips wear cool clothes, don’t overdress and flat shoes as the streets are very uneven.
    Written 6 November 2022
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  • Judith J
    14 contributions
    We visited here on the way back from our Catamaran tour, would definitely made a separate visit had we stopped off earlier in our holiday - very pretty.
    Written 27 July 2022
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  • jad13
    Peterhead, UK75 contributions
    Hired driver for the day - this was one of the stop points , lovely place .Good bars / restaurants scattered along the way
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Alyssa C
    Philadelphia, PA8 contributions
    The volcano is more like a giant crater. Not what we expected, but still pretty cool. Be prepared, it smells like rotten eggs, but you will get used to it.
    Written 20 July 2022
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  • ManxTraveller1301
    Isle of Man, UK62 contributions
    I saw the cable car ride on the TV back home and knew it was something I wanted to do when visiting St Lucia. Pick up was great and on time from our hotel and transfer wasn’t actually too long, about half an hour. On arrival we were met by our guide JC a charming and funny young man who was very knowledgeable. The cable car ride is so peaceful and scenery from the top point is amazing so I’m glad I did this trip. You are later provided with a free drink before being put on the bus to return to your hotel. Nice way to spend a few hours and on a plus side the higher up you travel in the cable car the cooler it gets. A bonus as the weather was so humid during our stay.

    Only things I didn’t enjoy, prior to getting on the cable car you are put into a group of 8 and need to line up so they can work out who should sit where in the car. This is to evenly distribute the weight. I understand this needs to be done but felt like being back at school being picked for the sports team. We were sat in the middle of the car (obviously to balance the car). The cable cars have a roof cover to keep you dry ish however the middle seats are directly under where the cable meets the car and there is a hole in the roof cover for this. By the time I got back down I had oil dripped on my white top from the hole.
    Written 7 November 2022
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  • Griffen J
    Fort Worth, TX6 contributions
    From the outside it is not impressive. Inside is a completely different story. Beautiful and well maintained. Definitely worth seeing.
    Written 2 August 2022
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  • Veee3
    Toronto, Canada42 contributions
    From start to finish, this was a great way to get to know more about nature and communities in the southern part of St. Lucia. From the taxi driver, Paul, to Sylvanus and Kennedy at the estate, everyone was friendly and generous with their knowledge. Their love and appreciation of nature and being in harmony with it was clear and their.hospitality was calm and welcoming. We started with a guided tour of all kinds of plants and birds before starting the hike up the mountain for breathtaking views. At the start we were given walking sticks that were absolutely necessary for safely going up and down the paths that were quite muddy. Wear proper hiking shoes! We weren't lucky enough to see parrots, but it wasn't for lack of trying! After coming down from the mountain, we got an easy-going tour of the farm with its wide range of fruits and vegetables as well as bee hives. On the hike and at the farm, we were offered tastes of fresh fruits off the tree. Our samplings included guava, coconut, grapefruit, nectarine, sweet pepper, and sugar cane. All delicious. This was a relaxing yet energizing half-day excursion that was well worth the early start. Thank you, Grand Eden Estate!
    Written 13 November 2022
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  • Ryan F
    1 contribution
    This beach has a little of everything for everyone. Entrance is in the middle of the beach near "Spinnaker's" restaurant. Spinnaker's is a great beach restaurant/bar right on the beach serving local cuisine as well as a good burger and plenty of beer/drinks. For a quieter & more relaxing beach experience when entering the beach by Spinnakers take a left and head south. It's a very peaceful section of the beach with calm water. Walk to the White lifeguard stand and ask for Mervin, he can set you up with a beach chair and umbrella . He can get you buckets of local Piton beer as well. Very nice guy and the umbrella & chair combo are well worth it. There are several vendors at the main entrance by Spinnakers and several walk up/down the beach but a simple "No thank you" is all that's needed. I do recommend getting a coconut from "Bernard" he walks up & down the beach selling coconuts (he cuts them open with a machete and gives you a straw to drink with it. He also mixes an amazing rum drink with the coconut water which is delicious. Bernard may be one of the nicest people we've met on the island. Another recommendation is getting a roti from "Liz". She also walks up & down the beach and makes homemade roti's (chicken or fish) and they are fantastic. She also makes a homemade hot sauce that is out of this world. The last person I'd recommend is Jackie. She is hard to find, tucked back in the beach between Spinnakers and the life guard stand to the left. She braided my daughters hair and is a very sweet lady. Super kind and gentle. Most of the locals are very gentle people with kind dispositions. I agree with what others say in that you can expect to be encountered to buy something right when you enter and that can be annoying and isn't my cup of tea...however the 4 people I mentioned above are the cream of the crop and by planting yourself to the south part of the beach it's much calmer and peaceful.
    For activity our kids rented Jet-Ski's on the beach and also enjoyed the water park on the very north side of the beach. You really could spend an entire day on this beach and do water sports/activites, rest/relax, have food & drinks, etc. It's a pretty beach with views of Pigeon Island. The northern part is more crowded with activity and the Southern half is calmer/quieter and you can enjoy both.
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • Travelwife
    11 contributions
    We did not stay at the Sugar Beach Resort, but wanted to snorkel here. The guard at the gate was very friendly & had us park at a visitor parking lot for free & we had to walk down hill to the beach. We arrived just before dusk & the snorkeling was great. You are snorkeling between the pitons along the base of the Petite Piton on the right side of the beach. We immediately saw an Octopus & 4 eels after getting in the water. There were also several orange corals & yellow barrel sponges. The hike back up to the car was very steep, but it was worth the snorkel!
    Written 11 July 2022
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  • Max v
    2 contributions
    Insane experience. I did it during the rainy season, which wasn't cool and adds to the danger. That being said, you should have good upper body strength for this and be relatively fit and not scared of heights. Other than that, it was the most fun hike I've ever done. Never going to forget this experience.
    Written 22 November 2022
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  • Jullie C
    Apex, NC351 contributions
    A stop for many of course, tour groups after tour groups. Lots of local vendors available to sell items as well. Not a long stop but a beautiful one for a photo op.
    Written 19 June 2022
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