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Martinique and St Lucia Sailing Overview
- 2013-07-01 - 2014-04-30
Sail the Caribbean, discover the beauty of Martinique and St Lucia on a Caribbean sailing tour
Embark on a Caribbean sailing adventure through Martinique and St Lucia. A cultural clash of chilled out Caribbean vibes and sleek French swagger, Martinique and St Lucia are two countries best discovered by boat. Sail from hot spots, to parties, to chic fashion shops, to blissful beaches – island hopping in the Caribbean has never looked so divine. So much more than just a Honeymooner's paradise, this diving, hiking and shopping wonderland is the ultimate escape. Meet local critters below the ocean's surface, stroll through quaint villages and indulge on fresh seafood and Creole cuisine. Succumb to the call of the ocean on this seven-day nautical spree around a Caribbean paradise.
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Beginning in Le Marin, set sail for Anse d'Arlet, a sleepy fishing village in southern Martinique. Framed by verdant hills, the town boasts a lovely coastal road and a shimmering, white-sand beach. Wander through the quiet streets, absorb the views from the top of Morne Champagne and enjoy the calm of an 18th-century church that rises from the tranquil beachfront.
Drop anchor near sunny Fort de France, the capital of Martinique. Soak up the city's chic charm with a stroll around town, and dine on some of the region's fine food. Then sail on to sleepy Saint-Pierre. Once a vivacious city known as the ‘Paris of the West Indies’, St-Pierre was virtually destroyed when nearby Mt Pelee erupted in1902. Hike up the still active Mt Pelee or just stroll through town and admire the crumbling remains of old buildings and overgrown ruins.
After breakfast, journey on to Rodney Bay. Amble along waterside streets teeming with sun-loving visitors, and enjoy the lively local shops, bars and restaurants. Visit Pigeon Island, a favourite spot for St Lucia festivals, and take in the sloping grasslands, tropical forests and beautiful beaches. In the evening, return to the heart of Rodney Bay and let the kinetic nightlife rejuvenate your senses.
The majestic beauty of Marigot Bay beckons. Nestled among sloping hills and lush mangroves, this stunning bay boasts aquamarine waters and flawless beaches, captured on the silver screen in films like Dr Doolittle and Fire Power. Take a refreshing dip, laze on the soft sand or hike to see the bay from a new perspective.
Drop anchor in Soufriere Bay and discover a wealth of natural beauty. Head for the World Heritage-listed Pitons and be awed by the majestic twin volcanic peaks. Hike to some of the higher ridges for a spectacular view and explore the surrounding waterfalls and hot springs. The bay is also a magnificent snorkelling spot; dive into a magical underwater world of thriving reefs and colourful sea creatures.
Depart the island of St Lucia for a long day’s sail to Martinique. Arrive at the shores of St-Anne, and enjoy the charms of the local boutiques, trinket shops, fishing boats and picturesque, painted wooden houses. Stroll along the beach, or strap on your snorkelling mask to explore the lush reef formations close to the shore.
Take one last swim in the cool waters of St-Anne before sailing back to Le Marin, where this memorable sojourn ends.
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