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Sandals Grande St Lucia - Honeymoon Activities

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Sandals Grande St Lucia - Honeymoon Activities

Hi,

My fiancé and I just booked our honeymoon at the Sandals Grande St Lucia for September. We are really excited for this trip!! We were wondering about must do activities while we were there. We were thinking of taking the helicopter transfer from the airport, is this really worth it? Also, what are the best excursions? We want to add these activities to our wish list on our gift registry so we would really like some recommendations. We want this to be a trip of a lifetime so tips and suggestions are welcome.

Thanks!

Berkshire
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1. Re: Sandals Grande St Lucia - Honeymoon Activities

Hi,

Personally I would forget the helicopter trip and enjoy the land transfer instead(good intro to the island albeit 90 mins) Unless you really want a helicopter ride. AND then use the money saved towards a day trip to the Grenadines. Short flight from the much nearer local airport to Union Island then a day sailing around various small islands, snorkelling, turtles & dolphins sometimes.

Have a look at www.serenitytvl.com for a great listing and info on all the trips. I would recommend a land/sea island tour inc the Pitons, Volcano etc. Also Zip Lining/Ariel Tram at Babbaneau, and if you are into snorkelling a day at Anse Chastenet. And don't forget Pigeon Island, right next to your hotel. Good hiking, beach, beach bar (with local non Sandals food!). Very cheap day/half day out.

Book with a local tour operator(not necessarily Serenity but they are good) rather than through Sandals and save lots

STEVE

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2. Re: Sandals Grande St Lucia - Honeymoon Activities

Thanks for all the information Steve, that was great. We were thinking about a day trip to the Grenadines or Martinique. It sounds like the Grenadines might be the better option.

Serenity looks like a great website for the excursions. Are there other local tour operators that are recommended? Also, is the pricing of Serenity competitive to other local tour operators?

Thanks in advance!

St. Lucia
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for St. Lucia
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3. Re: Sandals Grande St Lucia - Honeymoon Activities

Barefoot Holidays is another good tour company, as is Solar Tours. There are smaller companies who don't offer the wide range of options as Serenity or Barefoot or Solar, however do excellent on the few tour options they do offer. All the pricing is similar and competitive. Pricing will be better than booking through Sandals!

For smaller companies, check out Real St. Lucia Tours, Franks Tours, James Touring, Spencer Ambrose and others - all offer a good range of tours although not as many options as the ones above.

Land/Sea tour is a must. Anything that takes you down to the iconic Pitons is a definite! Arial tram and ziplining in the north or ziplining and waterfall hike along the east coast are both great, Segway tour is fun, Pigeon Island is a must, right next door to the Grande, definite go over for a half day and so on. St. Lucia offers an amazing wealth of things to do, just depends on how busy you want to be!

Enjoy!

UK
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4. Re: Sandals Grande St Lucia - Honeymoon Activities

I loved the helicopter, definitely a great way to start the holiday. Nothing wrong with the land transfer, it does give you a good overview of the island... but the helicopter is just awesome. Book direct, it's a lot cheaper than booking through Sandals.

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5. Re: Sandals Grande St Lucia - Honeymoon Activities

Find the Exodus guys on the beach and take their speedboat trip down to the Pitons, sulphur baths and waterfall. Second best day of our holiday after the wedding. I wouldn't bother with the helicopter transfer. Get chatting to the bar staff and see if any of them are going to the Friday night jump up. Walk up Pigeon Island on a clear morning, stunning views then visit the celler bar for a cool beer.

Edited: 5:24 am, May 26, 2013
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