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Sites on the North End

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Sites on the North End

Hello All. My husband and I will be staying at Stonefield. As I look at the tours that are available, they seem to focus on taking visitors from the North end of the island to see the volcano, pitons, etc. on the south end. Since we're already staying south, we plan on renting a car and seeing those sites on our own.

My questions are... What sites/locations would you recommend for us to visit in the northern part of the island? What is the best way for us to get to those sites (car rental, water taxi, etc.)? Also, we want to take the rainforest aerial tram tour, that's in the northern part of the island, right?

Thanks for your help.

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1. Re: Sites on the North End

Yes, most tours are geared from the north, as most hotels, etc are located in the north.

In the north, Rodney Bay is a good spot to see - all the shopping and hotels, and restaurants, casino, etc. Pigeon Island is wonderful, lovely morning or even full day - great small beach, hiking, small maritime museum, great restaurants, worth a visit. The Castries Craft & Food market is a great visit - recently rated #3 in the world by NatGeo.

The arial tram ride and ziplining is up north, you could easily go by your rentla car, there is pretty good signage. It is a lot of fun. you could easily do that in the morning and then Rodney Bay in the afternoon and head back down for dinner.

Enjoy your visit.

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2. Re: Sites on the North End

In the North I would go to Pigeon Island, hike up Signal Point for great views and eat lunch at Jambe de Bois that is located within the park. If you want to visit Rodney Bay it has shops, mall, restaurants and bars and a few hotels. The beach is nice but, in my opinion, they're better in the South. The other things to see are in the South and on the East coast.

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Thanks for the advice. I think we'll make a day of it. Drive up north. Take the rainforest tour early. Visit Pigeon Island and the Rodney Bay Area. Then head back.

Where is the rainforest aerial tram located?

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4. Re: Sites on the North End

Rainforest Adventures is in Babbeneau. You can check their website and call for directions. Enjoy - it's fun and quite intersting.

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Reedprincess can you say more about this...."Castries Craft & Food market is a great visit - recently rated #3 in the world by NatGeo" or guide me to an internet site? Thanks

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It is the Craft and Food market located in the heart of Castries, right on the waterfront. It is great for an hours viewing, the quantity and variety of fresh fruits and veggies, local meat and fish market, the spice market and the craft market are all together along the large building with the reddish/orange roof - you will drive right by it on your way further north to Rodney Bay and such. It is a great stop for some local souvenirs, to try some local fruits or veggies, etc. You can also get a great local lunch made with ingredients from right there. Definitely worth a stop for an hour or so, if you have time in the morning. You can park in the car park across the street - go around the round-a-bout like you are making a right turn and the car park is on your left - can't miss it.

Enjoy your visit.

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7. Re: Sites on the North End

By chance, has anyone seen a tour offered that takes visitors from the South to see the sites up North? I guess we could arrange a private tour, right? I'm thinking that would be pricey though.

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8. Re: Sites on the North End

Nerv's Tours and Taxi offers tours from the south end up north to a few sites - however most tours are geared towards Soufriere and environs. The tours that do go up north are mostly either to boat trips or to the rainforest skyrides, things along those lines. What specifically are you interested in for a tour - and where in the south are you located - that would help with recommendations.

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9. Re: Sites on the North End

Thanks for your advice reedprincess. We're staying at Stonefield. We would like to take the aerial rainforest tram, visit Pigeon Island, and check out Rodney Bay, Castries, and the Craft Market that you recommended. We're renting a car, so we could drive to those sites. I was just think that it would be nice to have a guide who actually knows where they're going and has some knowledge about the area.

I'm gonna check out Nerv's Tours and maybe contact Stonefield for a recommendation. I'm sure we're not the first couple to want to go North. I kind of wish we had split our vacation between both parts of the island, but I've already booked a nonrefundable room.

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