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“Great Tour with Sherma and Roger”

Serenity Vacations and Tours
Ranked #1 of 43 Tours in Gros Islet
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Experience the adventures of a perfect vacation. Serenity Island adventures will dare you to defy the ordinary. We specialize in creating magical private and exclusive experiences while taking great care with groups of any size, with our much talked about and award winning Ambassador Service model. Your satisfaction is ours. Give your friendly vacation ambassadors a call today and start to experience the magic.MAGIC PEOPLE, sharing MAGIC MOMENTS, and creating MAGIC MEMORIES.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
St Leonard, MD
2 reviews
“Great Tour with Sherma and Roger”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

My sister and I recently took this tour and Sherma and Roger were one of the best and hospitable guides that we have experienced. They answered our many questions of the island and customs. It was a pleasure and one of the most memorable tours that we have taken. We highly recommend this tour company.
Sherma met us at the cruise pier at the assigned time and we were back at the pier in plenty of time. The lunch overlooking the Pitons was very tasty,
Thank you again for this providing us with a wonderful tour and tour guides.

Visited October 2012
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serenitymagic, General Manager at Serenity Vacations and Tours, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Your kindness in sharing this review is doubly rewarding to us as we share your joy and satisfaction. Sherma is the consummate host who enjoy sharing the island with the greatest passion. Please accept her best regards and gratitude. She would like you to consider her verbal offer of double the fun on a return island vacation in the future, Roger loves his job and is encouraged by your review. From the entire team we wish you their very best till next time.

Best regards

John
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Terryville, Connecticut
1 review
“One of the gems of our St. Lucian honeymoon!”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

We can not say enough great things about our experience with Sherma and Serenity Vacations. She and Richards provided us with ALL answers to the several questions I had for them about the history of St. Lucia as well as the population. The cold Piton beers, rum punch, and cold cloths awaiting us in the van were very welcome after a long day of flying. We had such a fun and informative experince our first day in St. Lucia we booked a day trip to the rum distilleries for later in the week! After sharing with some of our new friends the kind of friendly and informative experience they could expect with Serenity, they joined us for a three-hour trip along the island and to the distilleries. Sherma provided information, laughter, her photography skills, as well as a warm smile throughout our experience. We would love any opportunity to tour with Serenity, Sherma, Richard, and Adoni in the future and would recommend Serenity to any travelers to St. Lucia. Thank you again!

Visited October 2012
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serenitymagic, Manager at Serenity Vacations and Tours, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
As I take the time to read yours and other reviews, it is almost a jealous experience, even as we are the co providers. While each and everyone here is well trained to host you at the very best, it is quite clear that the personality of each family member rubs gingerly on those with whom they cross path daily. And that I think give a "pleasant fragrance" to life. Your review is titled "One of the gems of our St Lucian honeymoon", cementing our belief in you, the island, each other and the team as a whole. It also emphasize the importance doing our very best always. Your honeymoon is one of the most important experiences in your life and being a part of it is a gift and honor to us. A BIG THANK YOU to you for gracing us with your trust, review and satisfaction. I personally look forward to hosting you on any future visit which I herein beg you to consider. The very best to you from the entire Serenity family.

Best Regards

John
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“SIMPLY THE BEST!”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

REVEIW 2010
We arrived on the beautiful island of St Lucia on 6th June 2010 after a long 8-½ hr flight from the UK. We had booked our VIP transfer ($95) with Serenity Tours & Vacation after seeing many recommendations on Trip Advisor.
From the moment of booking on their website and various emails, we knew we were dealing with an excellent company.
John was waiting for us at Hewanorra airport and greeted us very warmly and led us to a very comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. We were given cold towels to cool us down and had a mini fridge with local Piton beers, water and home-made rum punch (wow gorgeous!!) to see us through our 1 hr 20 min journey to resort. This was much appreciated after our long flight.
Through out the ride to the Windjammer John told us all about the history of the island and informed us of all the trips to enjoy whilst we were there. We happen to enjoy eating out so John recommended lots of different restaurants which we said we would definitely try.
From the moment we met John we were completely at ease and were absolutely delighted with his hosting skills and would highly recommend everyone who reads this to use Serenity for all their travel/trip requirements.
On arrival at resort, John told us to call him anytime and he would book any restaurant reservations or trips or provide taxi rides into town, nothing was too much trouble.
We chose to eat out every night and ventured into Rodney Bay where they have some of the best restaurants we have ever been to. John from Serenity tours would pick us up every evening (his punctuality was impeccable) and take us to the restaurant of our choosing, all of his recommendations were spot on, serving a variety of foods that were delicious and reasonably priced.
The Edge… fantastic sushi
The Coal Pot… Fish
The Big Chef Steak
Razzmatazz Indian
The Fire Grill Fish
A “Must Do” is to attend the Friday night street parties, John had organised Dave to be our guide for the evening, what a great guy, he was fun, interesting and well known to all the locals. First we went to Anse La Ray where there were lots
of stalls selling freshly cooked seafood and plenty of drink all at dirt-cheap prices.
The locals were very welcoming. This was a more sedate party with great Carribean music to get you in the mood.
Our next stop was Gros Islet Bay Street party, this had a great atmosphere/ loud pulsating music from the speakers, lots of dancing , ideal for people watching. For those who love to party hard this is one not to miss!!
Serenity Tours were also absolutely fantastic, we cannot praise them enough for their warmth, hospitality and friendliness.
John, Caroline, Dave Russell, Smithy many thanks for making our stay in St Lucia a most enjoyable one and look forward to returning in the future
REVEIW 2012
After such a wonderful holiday in 2010 we decided to return to St Lucia this year with our grown up children so without hesitation we booked our usual VIP transfers with Serenity Vacations and Tours. We arrived at the airport on June 22nd 2012 to be greeted by Richard and Ingrid who were our hosts for the journey to our resort Windjammer Landings.
As usual their service of cold towels and delicious refreshments of ice cold Piton beers, fruit juices and Carols amazing home-made rum punch went down a treat especially after our long flight!! We had not met Richard or Ingrid on our last vacation so it was lovely to meet some new members to the Serenity team. They were both extremely friendly and funny - we clicked straight away so our journey of 1 hour 20 minute flew by very quickly. John rang us en route to our hotel welcoming us back to the Island which was lovely to hear from our dear friend and of course as ever told us to call on him any time during our stay for anything from restaurant reservations, trips or taxi rides.
Richard was our designated driver for taxi rides into Rodney Bay - a great guy and a true gentle giant, so much fun to be with too!
During out stay it was my husband’s birthday so we all went on the Friday night Street party trip in Gros- Islet to celebrate. Richard picked us up and took us into town, we were very fortunate that on this particular Friday it happened to be Fishermans Feast night. What a great night it was too! Great music to dance to and fantastic local fish dishes to try. We ate some lobster stew and tasted the most amazing bbq conch ever! There was a great selection of local beers and drinks to buy and all at very cheap prices too. The local people were amazingly friendly and made us feel very welcome. John and Carol joined us to celebrate the night, It was so great to be amongst such lovely friends and we can honestly say that John, Carol and Richard are truly wonderful genuine people.
On our last night we were invited to John and Carol’s home to meet their children....Hans and Hancha! What delightful children they are too! We tried some of Carols 39yr old Spiced Rum......WOW almost blew our heads off!!
We finished the evening off having a lovely Indian meal in the Spice of India with John, Carol and Richard. (A must for those who love authentic Indian food.).
We can honestly say that John and his family and all the Serenity team have given us some of our fondest and most treasured memories of our holiday to St Lucia. We have unofficially adopted them all as members of the Warner family!! Our children Jack and Lucy had the most fantastic time and adored you all. Without a doubt the Serenity team offer THE BEST customer service ever and go above and beyond their call of duty to make this happen!!
Serenity – Mark and I are back next June for more Street party trips and this time some local tours please....can't wait!!

Visited June 2012
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serenitymagic, Manager at Serenity Vacations and Tours, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Whatever I write here will not do justice to the kind of relations we experience with very special gems like you and your family, with whom paths are crossed ever so often. When that happens life stops in its fast past track, together we smell the real roses of life, share endless energy and add meaning to our existence. Sitting at my desk reading your review and writing this response is a heart warming vacation experience, with the return of very pleasurable memories. Truly Magic People, sharing Magic Moments, and here we are sharing those Magic Memories. We are blessed and I say A BIG THANK YOU. There is much that just cannot be said here, but we are looking forward to the great moments ahead of us that the word MAGIC is to soft to describe. I thank you for your most honest friendship and particularly that of your most wonderful family. Mark there is none like you, I am latterly seeing you dance as I write this. Jack the most fun loving melancholy I have ever met, Lucy a model teenager (with great patience and tolerance). Jane you are the pillar and I am very happy to be saying this here.

Until our upcoming next great adventure, your St Lucian family say chow.

Best regards

John
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Englewood, Florida, United States
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“St. Lucia Land and Sea Tour”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Our favorite excursion of our 7 day cruise! Sherma and Elon were the most fun and informative tour guides! We were treated royally, first taken on an awesome tour of the island. Scenic views, snacks along the way, and I'm talking about authentic food from the island, coconut milk and coconut cut fresh just for us, bananas picked off the tree, hot warm bread from a local village bakery, sugar cane, fried fish, and not to forget to mention the authentic lunch buffet of local dishes at a mountain top local restaurant with the Pitons for scenery. Plenty of Rum Punch, or Beer and water the whole day through. I felt like we saw it all and to top it off we ended our day on a Catamaran, where we got to snorkel on the way back to port. The scenery by water was breathtaking and we even had a rainbow! Didn't fight the crowds.....really worth the money! Looking forward to bringing the kids back to experience!

Visited September 2012
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serenitymagic, Manager at Serenity Vacations and Tours, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Sherma and Elon are elated and send A BIG THANK YOU to you for your thoughtful acknowledgement here. Sherma (miss bubbly) and her infectious laughs seem to warm the hearts of everyone. She is full of life and love to share it. Thanks for explaining the joy, laughter and content of your day with us and for trusting your vacation experience in our care. Hosting you again will be an honor and we beg for the opportunity to do so. From the entire family we wish you and your husband the very best until next time.

Best regards

John
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Kentucky
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5 reviews
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“VIP airport transfer and Private Island Tour”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

First I’ll apologize for taking so long to write a review. There’s not good excuse, but I have been busy. However, I wanted to make sure I shared my opinion as I relied on those of other travelers before my trip. But mostly I want to let travelers know just how wonderful Serenity Tours is!
My husband and I visited the first week of August 2012 and were picked up at the airport by Ingrid and Richard and enjoyed the VIP airport transfer to our hotel. They were so friendly and funny together that the long trip was very short. They stopped along the way to let us take photos, which they happily took for us as we posed together. The drinks were very good and the cool towels were refreshing after the flight.

After meeting them, we were so happy that we had booked not only the airport transfer with Serenity, but the Private Island tour also. So the next day, Ingrid and Richard picked us up again and we were off to see the beautiful island. Again, the comradery that they have together is infectious! By the end of the day, we felt as though they were our long lost family members! They made us feel welcome and went above and beyond to give us a wonderful day. They told us stories about the island and their own lives which made the tour more personal.

Our tour included stops at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Morn Fortune ruins, a wonderful bread shop, a banana plantation, Maranatha Botanical Garden, Drive in Volcano and mud bath, and a delicious lunch with a spectacular view of the Pitons, just to name a few. Though it rained on and off during the day, Ingrid and Richard reminded us that it was just liquid sunshine and told us how to determine the days rain “by the number of blue t-shirts you could stitch into the sky”.

My husband quickly became an “island juice” critic and was thoroughly impressed with the owner, John’s wife’s juices! We both were impressed with her cooking, as she made us island treats to enjoy on our tour. Later in the afternoon, we met John while he was conducting another tour and found him very personable and friendly also. It is obviously that the entire staff takes pride in their island and job.

I would definitely highly recommend Serenity Tours and plan on using them for our next trip to the island!!

By the way, "Lance" I know you read these daily, but NEVER post your own!! =)

Visited August 2012
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serenitymagic, Manager at Serenity Vacations and Tours, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Your review is never to late. In fact, it is right on time with it's potent motivation. We as a family say a BIG THANK YOU for sharing both your vacation and the experience. We always think that happiness is a perfume the cannot be given without spilling a few drops on oneself. Your review spill over in abundance. Ingrid and Richard are gratified and have naturally asked that you return for double the magic. Carol as always, puts her love in all the eats and drinks, she to send her best regards. It was indeed a pleasure meeting you briefly and let me invite you personally on a return visit at your desire. From all of us here in St Lucia, we wish you the very best until then.

Best regards

John
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