Robertson - Answered a Question by Graham (01 Jan 09 15:45)

I would suggest to do your own thing on other islands. There is so much to see and do on St Lucia. For a fabulous excursion, the Catamaran day-trip down to the Pitons is great. You will stop off en-route at a lovely sandy bay beach for about 45 mins for a swim ( they say Pirates of the Caribbean 2 was filmed there! ), then continue down around the pitons - much better seen from the sea than the land. The trip back on the bus includes lunch and other visits, sulphur springs etc.

- Was this comment useful or 1 of 1 found this useful
Comment | Report
WILLIAMS - replied to Robertson (06 Jan 09 14:25)

Do you happen to know the name of this tour operator?? It sounds fab, can we book before we go and where do you meet them? Thak you.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Buckley - Answered a Question by Graham (31 Dec 08 08:57)

You should have no problem just walk into the cruise /duty free shopping area and as many taxis as you want,best to go as a four or six share the fare and you can have a tour or just go to the beach,pay on return and agree a price before getting in never heard of anyone getting left on the island. You can do the same at all the islands.have a nice cruise?

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Richard Okill - Answered a Question by Graham (31 Dec 08 09:43)

One of the best spots for beauty and a nice beach- as recommended by Buckley of Rhyl, take a taxi and head for Marigot Bay.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Taylor - Answered a Question by Graham (31 Dec 08 15:26)

The Wharf Beach is fine and easily accessable by Taxi.Nice little Bar on site run by an English Lady. One Tip no two agree price with taxi driver first and try to tender the exact money St Lucia Taxis tend to be short on Change. Also have a look at Cosol tours on line Excellent Service and Value for Money.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
waterworth - Answered a Question by Graham (31 Dec 08 20:23)

You will probably find an abundance of taxi drivers outside the port waiting for customers who have just got off the docked boat. They usually ask for $20 per person and you end up on a mini bus that seats 20 or so people. The taxi driver will give you a tour of the island stopping off at various places he thinks are of interest to you.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Ann Elliott - Answered a Question by Graham (01 Jan 09 09:37)

We have often used the registered taxis and mini buses in the caribbean, always much cheaper than the ships tours! you are always told if you do this on your own and are late back to the ship ,it will not wait for you!! but if on a ships tour and something goes wrong you are ok. but on a small island the beaches are so close that should not happen and we have done it many times. I would sugest you do the beach for the morning and arrange for the taxi to collect you at lunch time, and spend the afternoon in St lucia sightseeing, that way you are back in port in view of the ship ! for the afternoon. There is the old town of Castries and a huge market with all the usual spices,clothes, and local craft and etc. Always check with the cab driver the length of the journey to the beach etc. Its cheaper if you share a mini bus with several people, the drivers know what time your ship leaves, we have had some wonderful drivers that have taken us ,and are very knowledgable with their island history. good luck you will love it Do it in Barbados too all thier taxis are registered and and the drivers. We just said "take us to a beach like this!!! "showing him a post card, and collect us at !oc he took us to the most amazing beach , and he was back on the dot! Enjoy!

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report

Daily Top 10 Deals

  • No Fly Barcelona, Florence & Corsica

    P&O Cruises – Oriana - 30 Oct 17 - 14nts

    Southampton : Alicante : Barcelona : Marseille : Florence/Pisa : Ajaccio (Corsica) : Gibraltar : Seville (Cadiz) : Southampton

    Now from £813pp Was £1065pp

    • Oceanview Cabin from £997pp 
    • Exclusive Free Port Parking on the highest grade of balcony & above worth £120pc

    Click here to view all 2017 P&O Cruises >>

  • No Fly Barcelona, Rome & Corsica

    Princess Cruises - Crown Princess - 29 Jul 17 - 14nts

    Southampton : Barcelona : Corsica (Ajaccio) : Rome (Civitavecchia) : Florence/Pisa (Livorno) : Genoa : Marseille (Provence) : Gibraltar : Southampton

    Now from £999pp Was £2019pp

    • Exclusive Port Parking on the highest grade of balcony & above
    • Exclusive Low Price!
    • Includes All Meals & Entertainment On Board

    View More 2017 Princess Cruises >

  • No Fly Half Term Spain & France

    Royal Caribbean - Navigator of the Seas - 19 Oct 2018 - 7nts

    Southampton : Bilbao : La Coruna (Spain) : Cherbourg (France) : Paris/Normandy (Le Havre) : Southampton

    Now from £585pp

    • FREE Port Parking OR Pre Cruise Stay on Select Balcony Cabins & Above
    • All Meals Included
    • Kids from Just £395!

    View all 2018 Royal Caribbean Southampton Sailings >>

Show More Deals

Newest Topics

Does this surprise you or?????

Neil Down, Southampton -

Suit Case on Wrong Ship

Little Red Rouster, Lancaster -

NCL Premium All Inclusive

ROSEBASKETS, Yorkshire -

The Real Cost?

Malcolm, Essex -

Am i checking the wrong sites

PhilnJay, Telford -


Hot Topics

Any WASPIE women on here?

ilovesunshine, east yorks -

Has Labour pulled one out of the fire?

toshtosh, Guiseley -

Am i checking the wrong sites

PhilnJay, Telford -

Bibles in Cabins - do you read them?

Victoria, Aberystwyth -

NCL Premium All Inclusive

ROSEBASKETS, Yorkshire -

View More From The Forum
Josephine Wright's blog

Booking on board ! Double bubb...

By Josephine Wright

Hi Cruisers, I was at a bit of a loss for what to say this week until I started to do my Bon Voyages. I realised how many cruisers (some had been on a few) did not realise the benefits of booking on board let alone that you could.It does depend on the cruise company, So I thought why not share the extras you might receive if you book on board.First of all I would recommend that you do this when you have booked with us for the cruise to start with as this may trigger the double bubble I was br...

Read More

Apr 25 2017 05:38:01:000PM

Whats the best cruise?...

By Hannah Wilson

Hannah Wilson's blog

………… a friend asked me the other night, a friend who has never cruised before. Well, where to start, what to say! I asked her what she would be looking for in a cruise, “just the best cruise” was her response – helpful!So where do you start finding ‘the best cruise’, because let’s be honest, what suits one person won’t suit another. What do you want from your cruise? Now that is a good starting point. Is it for two adults or a ...

Read More

Apr 25 2017 03:18:01:000PM

Summer holidays are nearly here!

By Rosie Taylor

Rosie Taylor's blog

Summer holidays are nearly here!Summer is just round the corner! Dont panic if you are still to book your cruise holiday, there are still places available but you will need to be quick.Yesterday there was a drizzle of snow on my conservatory roof when I woke! Brrrr I hope it warms up soon.We all enjoy sunshine and families prefer heading to the sunnier destinations.Mediterranean cruises are the most popular. Sailing out of the UK is also popular and the number of ships sailing from Southampto...

Read More

Apr 27 2017 07:45:41:000PM

Why Talk To A Consultant

  • Essential Advice On Cabin Selections

  • Advice On Shore Excursions And Extras

  • Your Own Personal Consultant From Start To Finish

  • Benefit From Their First Hand Experiences

  • A More Personal Service Than Booking Online

  • Alternative Cruise Suggestions

  • They Can Tailor The Cruise To Your Needs

  • They Have Access To All The Latest Deals

You can contact one of our consultants by calling:

0800 408 6228