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Suggestions for 5 days

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Suggestions for 5 days

We have 5 nights in Saint Lucia and thought of splitting the stay with 2 or 3 nights in Souffriere to be near the dramatic Pitons and last 2 nights in Marigot or Rodney Bay ??? Which is better? it would be nice to be within walking distance from restaurants....

We are more into diving and will problably do the tet trail or 1 or 2 more activites.....

Where are the best dive spots in Saint Lucia ? What is the taxifare like from SLU airport to Souffriere? We were thinking of renting a car but not sure if that is a good idea given that it is RH drive and the road conditions with deep rainwater trenches. We are not into AI hotels and it is not a priority to be stay by the beach. Anyone has a good car+driver to recommend? What's the cost like? We are going in late April and have not reserve any hotels yet, will greatly apppreciate any good suggestions....thanks!

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1. Re: Suggestions for 5 days

Staying at a few different locations on the island is a really good idea and a great way to experience some of the diversity of St Lucia but ...

Since your trip is fairly short (5 days) and it sounds like you are interested in doing active things such as diving and hiking, I'd suggest you just look for a nice place in the Soufriere area (near the Pitons) and use that as your base. There's so much to do in this area so you certainly won't be bored. You could always take a day trip to Marigot Bay or other spots up north for a look. Staying in one place will save you a bit of time and money from having to move from one place to another also.

The best dive and snorkel spots are found in the Soufriere area, near the Pitons. Taxi cost from the airport to the Soufriere area will run you around $70 US for the one way trip.

Some nice (more local) places to look at for lodging in this area include Stonefield, Crystals, La Haut, Hummingbird Resort (on the beach). Staying at Hummingbird would allow you to easily walk into town to visit local restaurants.

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2. Re: Suggestions for 5 days

Located next to Hummingbird is one of the best dive shops - the dive master< Chester, is highly rated and as mentioned Hummingbird is within walking distance of town. La Haut is another great place to stay amazing views from all over the property and they shuttle guests to/from the beach or town twice daily. At other times they will shuttle you for about half the cost of a taxi, depending on availability. I think you should spend your 5 days in Soufriere and save the rest for another visit.

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3. Re: Suggestions for 5 days

Le Haut is great with lovely local food and not too expensive. Chester is good for diving and you would get a more personal experience than at Anse Chastanet with Scuba St Lucia. They are good, just more corporate!

Ps. Guadalope featured very much in a recent drama series on British television. C'est tres Jolie!

Edited: 15 April 2014, 12:47
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4. Re: Suggestions for 5 days

Thank you all so much for your feedback.Your suggestions will certainly help my planning..

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5. Re: Suggestions for 5 days

Bon jou Bambou971,

The best dive/snorkel spots are in Soufriere, heart of The Pitons World Heritage Site.

Still Beach House, Hummingbird Resort, Downtown Hotel, Leisure Inn are all located in Soufriere town.

In the Castries area we recommend Cecilia's Taxi Service celia_127@hotmail.com

In the Soufriere area we recommend Fimba's Taxi Service 758 719 1209

Land taxi from George FL Charles/Vigie Airport (SLU) in Castries to Soufriere is USD 90/one-way for up to 3 passengers.

Land taxi from Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) in Vieux Fort to Soufriere is USD 70/one-way for up to 3 passengers.

Bless up! Paul

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