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“Jim Says.....Awesome”
Review of Simon Says Tours

Simon Says Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 1 May 2014

In preparing for our trip we reviewed a number of different tour groups even looking at Simon Says. We decided not to book anything before we left and get a feel for St Lucia. Upon arriving at Hewanorra Airport we were funneled into the Southern Taxicab Association group. They wanted to overcharge us for our ride to the hotel in Soufriere and were pressuring us to go with them. We backed away and decided to go exchange some money at the bank....and that's where we ran into the one of the best decisions we made while in St Lucia....talking to and hiring Simon!

He was warm and friendly and although we were a bit skeptical at first he gave us a great deal for the transfer to the hotel. Along the way he started telling us about St Lucia, what he does, things to see and do etc. Because of our prior research we knew prices and tour itineraries and he beat all the big name tour people.

We hired him for the next day and he was prompt and friendly as he was the day before. His employee Johnny was also with him and was also a great kid who was warm and friendly as well. Simon took us to Sulphur Springs, a few of the local waterfalls a botanical garden and some lesser known mineral baths. Along the way he was informative but not in your face. He epitomizes the local laid back friendly vibe and we couldn't have been happier! He dropped us back off at our hotel and later picked us up for the Friday Night Fish Fry in Anse La Raye. Another couple that he had picked up earlier in the day joined us and we had a fantastic time! Be aware this is a very local experience. If you want white tablecloths and waiter service then this is not the experience for you. If you want local flavor, fun times, and a laid back island feel check this out!

Simon also arranged a boat trip to Marigot Bay and a sunset cruise.

Simon helped to make this the best vacation that either one of us have ever had. He was knowledgable, patient, friendly and full of island joy. A few times his kids were in the car and we also met his wife. We definitely feel like an extended part of his family now! We would have had a great time in St. Lucia I am sure.....but it is now unforgettable!!!!!

Jim Says....If you are going to St. Lucia and want a fair, fun and true local guide hire Simon!!!

Thank Jim D
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"great tour"
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"st lucia"
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

We went snorkeling, to an active volcano and mud bath. We were then treated to a wonderful lunch made by Simon's wife at Simon's home. We were also able to tour the towns and do some gift purchasing. Along the way we were treated to beverages of all kinds. Definitely worth the money!!!! If you meet a representative on the beach it's much cheaper than going through the hotel tours!

Thank DottyO38
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We met Simon on the beach while staying at the Coconut Bay Beach Resort in Vieux Fort, St. Lucia. We signed up for his excursion which took us and a group of about 20 others to Sugar Beach which is located between the peaks of the Pitons for snorkeling. This was followed by a stop at the Toraille waterfall and then another at the sulphur hot springs and mud bath at the drive in volcano in Soufriere. The day was topped off by a delicious lunch which was prepared by SImon's wife at their beautiful home. As Simon says, you will have a great time! Make sure you look for him on the beach.

Thank Ronald C
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Hands down the best island tour, via land and water. Had a spectacular time. Simon runs a fantastic company. All his employees are knowledgable and very helpful. Our lunch was at his home, which was delicious and made by his wife!

Thank AnjAni27
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

Great day, great guy, had lots of fun and the island is beautiful! Simon is really a great guy that does what he says, and lunch at his house was a cool, authentic way to end the day!

Thank Andrea M
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