Just trying to get to Sugar Beach Resort/Jalousie--best ways?

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#1
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For our 25th anniversary cruise, we're stopping a day in St Lucia and since we spent our honeymoon at what was then Jalousie Plantation Resort, now Sugar Beach, we're going to contact the resort about doing a day there--even if it's just walking around but hopefully lunch too. It looks like by far the fastest way to get there is by boat and I have read a lot about Spencer Ambrose's Jalousie Beach Break. That may be the best bet, but it's $90/pp and I think we will be mainly using it as transportation. If the resort won't let us onto the property for a few hours, we will most likely do something else altogether that day.

Does anyone know of a better/cheaper way to get there or the is the Ambrose tour the only real option?

Thanks!
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We used solomon water taxi. If you email him what you want he may be able to do what you want without all the other stuff thrown in

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Originally posted by brookmill18
For our 25th anniversary cruise, we're stopping a day in St Lucia and since we spent our honeymoon at what was then Jalousie Plantation Resort, now Sugar Beach, we're going to contact the resort about doing a day there--even if it's just walking around but hopefully lunch too. It looks like by far the fastest way to get there is by boat and I have read a lot about Spencer Ambrose's Jalousie Beach Break. That may be the best bet, but it's $90/pp and I think we will be mainly using it as transportation. If the resort won't let us onto the property for a few hours, we will most likely do something else altogether that day.

Does anyone know of a better/cheaper way to get there or the is the Ambrose tour the only real option?

Thanks!
Land taxi will run around $200 round trip, and take 1.5 hours each way..
Water taxi will be more expensive, around $300 or more round trip, takes around 45-50...

Spencer's beach break tour is likely the cheapest and easiest way, especially as it includes drinks and Food. You can easily go enjoy a drink or snacks or lunch at Bayside restaurant (seriously overpriced), head up to the Greathouse and look around, book a treatment at the spa, etc if you like. Or arrange a tour with Sugar Beach if you want something more elaborate.

Getting there isn't cheap or easy - it's a good distance from the port.
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Thank you--will most likely do Spencer's. That way if we get there and just want to do a quick walk around property/get a drink, we have a good option of something to do and won't feel stuck there.

Thanks!
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Originally posted by brookmill18
Thank you--will most likely do Spencer's. That way if we get there and just want to do a quick walk around property/get a drink, we have a good option of something to do and won't feel stuck there.

Thanks!
Spencer's Beach Break tour is only Jalousie resort/beach - there's no other stops or such. It's straight to the beach, drop off with drinks cooler, etc and you have around 5 hours to enjoy the beach, snorkel, swim, lunch (included) , etc . It doesn't have any other stops or such.. He has a "land/sea" tour that has the waterfall, volcano and such plus some beach time at Jalousie beach... But yiu end up with only 2 or so hours at the beach.
If you only want an hour or such at the resort - maybe Cosol's tour may be better.. Less expensive, and a very well run a day sightseeing with around 1-1.5 hours at Jalousie... Maybe that would be a better fit?

Good luck.. And enjoy.