We were visiting St. Lucia for several weeks and staying at a Villa in the area of Marisule Estate.
St Lucia is a friendly island and we have been visiting several nearby hotels in order to sample their restaurants , and have always felt welcomed at every location.
Unfortunately this was not the case at your Sandals Hotel located near Pigeon Island.
We four tourists were walking along the beach from The Landings when my husband turned toward the hotel from the beach area. He had not stepped on your pathway when a uniformed guard ran toward us shouting that we were trespassing .I told him politely that we were well within our right to walk on the beach anywhere in St. Lucia. There is a law that clearly states that no one can own 150 ft from the high tide area.
The guard continued to "bully" us and with an intimidating attitude ,suggested that I was "challenging " him. I responded that I was certainly challenging his incredibly rude manners.
Your guard created an embarrassing scene. . Your guests, (those who witnessed this )were ,no doubt, shocked that 2 white Canadian, middle aged couples, who were neatly dressed, polite and non threatening were being treated /harassed in this manner.
I intend to pass these comments along , and I am sure that others ,who would consider staying at one of your hotels, may reconsider after this outrageous