St. Lucia is the perfect destination for a winter getaway. Make the most of your vacation and book a tour to see the island with the best in the business! Edmund, our tour guide, runs a small business providing amazing tours to visitors. We left the resort at 8:30am and returned at about 3pm. Only one other couple joined us for the excursion, so we had a relatively private tour. We drove through the winding roads of the country side stopping occasionally to chat about St. Lucia’s history and to take pictures of the beautiful scenery.
Edmund drove us to the town of Soufriere where we took a ride on his speedboat to Sugar Beach, a little slice of Caribbean heaven right between the Piton Mountains.
The water was crystal clear and turquoise blue for miles. We had an hour to snorkel, sunbathe, take pictures, and shop at the local beach-front boutiques. Just before we left for lunch, I purchased a beautiful hand crocheted coverup from an adorable little shop called Bernice Beach Boutique.
Edmund arranged a private Creole lunch for us in the shade and afterward, we headed to Toraille Waterfall for some incredible pictures. Edmund graciously played photographer for us and snapped some truly unforgettable photos. The waterfall was beautiful and although there were other tour groups visiting, it wasn’t crowded.
Our final stop was at Sulfur Springs Volcano for a mud-bath. The smell of Sulfur is strong at first, but eventually our senses adjusted and we were relaxing in mud-bath bliss in no time. After the mud-bath, we stopped by the local vendors outside Sulfur Springs selling handmade jewelry and souvenirs. We bought a couple of necklaces, a bracelet, and a bar of organic Cocoa.
By the end of the day, we were exhausted and Edmund drove us back to the Coconut Bay Beach Resort to enjoy the rest of our vacation. His tour was definitely one of the top highlights of our trip and I would absolutely recommend it! If you’re interested in learning more about the resort we stayed in, check out my review here.
Where to Book:
If you’re interested in booking an excursion with Edmund, you can check out his facebook page here. If you’re already at Coconut Bay, you can find Edmund and his assistant Curtis on the beach just past the Jerk Tree House restaurant right before the kayak and snorkeling rental hut.
If you book an excursion with Edmund, let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear all about it! Also, don’t forget to leave a review on his trip advisor page!