Posted January 23rd, 2018, 02:03 PM
Last edited by pghsteelerfan; January 23rd, 2018 at 02:13 PM
I am traveling to St. Lucia in April and was wondering if anyone could recommend the best beach and snorkeling spot. We are looking for someplace to sit on the beach, do some decent snorkeling and enjoy the island.
If you could please let me know that would be very helpful.
Since two of Spencer Ambrose's tours were mentioned (Jalousie/Sugar Beach Break; Land, Sea, Beach Adventure), I can say that we have done both and really enjoyed both. With the Jalousie/Sugar Beach Break, after you meet and they get their separate tours organized/everyone accounted for, you will be taken by boat to Jalousie Beach. I think we were on our way between 8:30 and 9am. There were either 2 or three stops at points of interest, one being for photo opportunities to get pictures of St. Lucia's pitons from the water. Jalousie Beach is the beach between the Pitons and the beach is gorgeous. We had between 4 and 5 hours and that allowed plenty of time to snorkel, walk the beach for pictures, the buffet Creole lunch served on the beach, and also time for relaxing and swimming. The lunch (VERY good) and unlimited beverages (bottled water, coke, diet coke, Piton beer, and rum punch) are included in the price. What we really enjoyed about this tour was the time at the beach which allowed for a nice and relaxing beach day without ever feeling "rushed" to keep on a schedule. We also think the snorkeling we've seen in the snorkeling section at Jalousie Beach was some of the best we've seen. We've mainly snorkeled in the Caribbean (southern and eastern islands), so I can't say it is THE best, but it's the best we've seen. There was a variety of fish and a lot of very colorful coral. On the return trip to our ship Spencer gave us the "sea tour", with more stops at points of interests and plenty of great photo opportunities. We did this on Carnival Valor in May 2013.
On our next visit to St. Lucia, we opted for Spencer's "Land, Sea, and Beach Adventure" since we wanted to see more of the interior of St. Lucia. What we really liked is that you will be taken, by boat, directly to Soufriere and then transfer into air conditioned vans to see the land hi-lights, which are all mostly around Soufriere. After that part of the tour, you board the speedboat and then will be taken directly to Jalousie/Sugar Beach for about 2 - 2.5 hours. Lunch is also served, but where lunch is may depend on the size of the tours he has on each particular day. We've had the buffet lunch at the beach both times, but sometimes on the Land, Sea, and Beach Adventure, lunch is served while on the land portion of the tour. Transportation back to the ship will also include the "sea tour", with the stops at points of interest and plenty of photo opportunities. We really enjoyed BOTH tours with Spencer. He also has some family members who work for him, but they have ALL been very nice and a lot of fun. Never an issue getting back to the ship on time and we've had plenty of time before we had to be back on board to spend time in the cruise center shopping area. We did the Land, Sea, and Beach Adventure on our Carnival Liberty cruise in September 2015. I did reviews for both, which are in my siggy. I don't know if the pictures will still appear or not since I did not renew my Photobucket membership (for 3rd party photo hosting you have to pay for their highest plan, which is almost $400 a year).
Hope this helps and if you have any specific questions, I will be happy to answer those for you.