Although our coaches are kept very busy throughout their time in the Caribbean, we don’t intend to let you miss out on all the beauty and adventure the region has to offer, it is YOUR gap year after all! Buses are simple, frequent and extremely cheap and will be explained during the first day’s introductions and acclimatisation. Coaches are free to discover their project island with as much independence as desired, though our staff will always be available as guides on request.
Excursions in St Lucia
There are a vast number of tourist orientated activities in St Lucia and we are happy to arrange for you to go on them. Below is an example of some of the excursions available to you. (please note these are an additional cost and not included in your trip price).
1. Rain Forest Adventures Aerial Tram
Eight-seater gondolas glide up and down a mountainside over the rainforest canopy, past giant ficus trees, dazzling heliconias and hummingbirds. Far below, a river gushes through a ravine, there are distant sea views, and you're accompanied by an informative guide. If the ride sounds too sedate, you can also go zip-lining down the mountainside.
Described by the Telegraph as “a thoroughly pleasant and serene experience.”
2. Mamiku Gardens
Set back from the east coast, this 12-acre botanical garden is a scenic and tranquil spot. Paths meander through the grounds to a ruined cottage and a stream tumbling down a wooded hillside. You're provided with a booklet to identify the 300 numbered trees and plants.
3. Sulphur Springs
Located near the beautiful old town of Soufrière the sulphur springs are formed by a stream running through an active volcano. The heat from the volcano heats up the water while the sulphur turns the water black. If local legend is to be believed if someone baths in the water they will live forever!
4. Morne Coubaril Estate zip-lining
This is the newest of several zip-lining options on St Lucia. Harnessed to cables you whiz between platforms high up in trees on an old plantation estate. If you're able to keep your eyes open, the views of Soufrière and the mountains are impressive.
St. Lucia offers an amazing nightlife unlike any experience you will find in the UK. The Gros Islet Jump Up is a ‘must’ every Friday night; the fishing village of Gros Islet hosts huge street party. This is the perfect chance for tourists to mix with the locals. Local drink are sold and consumed in there plentifully, stalls sell barbecued fish and chicken. Giant loudspeakers belt out Caribbean beats, and crowds gather to watch local exhibitionists strut their stuff long into the night.
The majority of clubs and bars are located on the ‘Rodney bay strip’ where beers start at £1 and there’s always something going on.
**The St. Lucian national team often arrange their own social events and ‘fêtes’ which are always fun.