Just got back from sandals Grande St. Lucian and my husband and I did many excursions while there. By far the Simon Says tour was our favorite. The reason being because you do so many things. You do have to travel a ways down the island but it is by speed boat...not a bus.The tour guides were wonderful and pointed out everything you would want to see while traveling to the southern point of St. Lucia. The snorkeling was awesome and the view of the Pitons was breathtaking! The mud bath was very cleansing, lunch was amazing, and the waterfall was "refreshingly cold".lol You can even purchase the sulfur mud bars from Simon for $10. The ride back is by boat as well and only takes about 20 minutes. Music is playing, drinks are being passed out, and everyone is able to relax and enjoy the views. Our tour was from 9:30 to about 3. Don't be hesitant about the length of the tour because, like I said, you get to do so much in that amount of time.
Tips: if staying at the Grande St. Lucian, there will be many guys down by the beach trying to sell similar tours...I would really recommend going through sandals and booking the Simon says. It is the same price, if not cheaper, and I noticed one of the competitor's boats did not have a covering....the Simon says boat does, which came in handy because it rained at the beginning of our tour.
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