We only had a day in St. Lucia as the island was one of the stops on our caribbean cruise, but we spent the entire day with Atlantic Shores Riding Stables. The event was pre-booked with Melvin over the internet and through phone calls, but the arrangements were perfect!
A driver met us at the cruise port, and we spent the next hour driving across the island, through the tropical rain forests. It was a beautiful drive, with the driver providing us much information on the geography and people of st. lucia.
We arrived at the Atlantic Shores riding stables, and our horses were ready to go. Max, and his son marvin were our guides for a private two hour adventure across the island, and along costal beaches. It was my first time on a horse, and Max made sure I was OK, while my kids galloped ahead under Marvin's guidance, as they are are far more experienced.
The land we travelled over was Max's Farm homestead, consisting of about 400 acres, that has been passed down to him from his father and grandfather. Max is a proud farmer, and the stables are only one part of the farm operation, where the horses are well cared for and well treated. Quite simply, we could not have chosen a better stable to ride with on St. Lucia.
Our driver waited for us, while we rode, and then drove us over to a seaside restaurant for a bit of lunch. It was very reasonable, and the ocean scenery was wonderful.
After lunch our driver took us back to the cruise port in Castries, and she was very helpful in allowing us to stop at a few spots for pictures and also at the Saturday market in Castries, to pickup a few souvenirs, one of which was a carving of a horse!
We arrived back at the cruise port with plenty of time to spare before the ship sailed out at the end of the day.
Quite simply, it was a marvelous experience, and I believe it spoke highly of all the peoples of St. Lucia. In fact, St. Lucia was the best of 5 caribbean stops we made on this cruise. We will return to St. Lucia one day, for an entire vacation.
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