You can read about part 1 here.
The final excursion Tony and I went on was a full day (8am – 6pm) water tour of the island, visit to a mud bath and sulfur springs, tour of a coco plantation and visit to another waterfall. It was a full day of awesome.
We were picked up from our hotel and dropped off a few miles north in Rodney Bay at a marina.
I didn’t snap a picture of the boat (who am I?), but it was a huge catamaran that could seat up to 100 people, although I would guess we had about 40-50.
Once everyone was on the boat we were ready to go.
We sailed along the coast until we hit Marigot Bay where we picked put 2 more couples. Marigot Bay is where the original Dr. Doolittle movie was filmed in the 50’s. It was such a pretty little bay. I don’t know what it was about it, but if we ever go back to this island I think that is where Tony and I would stay!
Then it was back to sailing. We went down the west side of the island from Rodney Bay all the way to Soufriere Bay. When we were close to Soufriere we caught our first glimpse of The Grand Pitons, St. Lucia’s national landmark.
Pictures don’t do them justice. They are breathtaking!
Once in Soufriere we loaded into a van and headed to a waterfall.
It was pretty small waterfall but felt very touristy compared to the waterfall we were at the previous day.
Next up we headed to a sulfur hot springs for a mud bath. I apologize, but this next picture is going to haunt your dreams.
Tony the mud monster, ahhh! Once the mud dried it was time to head into the 110* sulfur bath.
We came out smelling like roses!
After the mud bath we headed back into the van and went to a coco planation for lunch and a tour.
There we learned more about the island and got attacked by a very angry duck!
Seriously! He bit 3 people for some coconut. Luckily ducks don’t have any teeth!
How awesome is this bus?
It was one of the first forms of public transportation in St. Lucia. I am absolutely going to blow up this picture and frame it. I just think its so neat.
After our tour we ate some lunch and headed back to the boat.
We obviously had to enjoy or Piton beer while taking in the beauty of the Grand Pitons.
Shortly after our take-off we anchored by some rocks so we could do some snorkeling in crystal clear water.
We saw some really pretty fish and even a couple not-so-fun jelly fish. 3 people on our boat got stung, ouch!
On our way back it started to rain a little, but we didn’t mind because we were wet anyway! It also made for a pretty rainbow over the bay!
Towards the end of our trip we were all called into do a dance (I wish I could remember the name!).
It was a little silly, but fun non-the-less.
We ended our trip around 5:30 and headed back to the resort for a drink in the swim-up bar before getting showered and ready for dinner. Perfect day!