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6 days exploring St Lucia and its neighbouring islands on a luxury yacht
Arrive in St Lucia
After arriving in St Lucia take a helicopter tour of the island along the picturesque west coast. You’ll arrive at Rodney Bay where the yacht will greet you for the beginning of a one-of-a-kind excursion through the Caribbean’s last unspoiled cruising areas.
Stay in Rodney Bay for the evening and go ashore to experience the local nightlife complete with lively clubs and live music. This may be your only opportunity to party ashore since the remainder of your luxury yacht charter in St Lucia will be off the beaten path.
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days exploring St Lucia and its neighbouring islands on a luxury yacht
Take a leisurely cruise down the mountainous west coast of St Lucia, arriving at Soufrière to anchor below the towering Pitons for breakfast. Then, having mustered up a store of energy, set off for a hike to the summit of either of the Pitons. The going is tough but the views are stupendous.
If you prefer depths to heights, don your diving gear for a wall dive that drop thousands of feet or a drift dive over vast coral gardens. One of the best dives in the world it is one to tick off your diving bucket list. Then spend the afternoon on the water playing with the jet skis and other toys.
For a sundowner make tracks to Dasheene, where you can sit on the lofty balcony with a cocktail while looking out past the Pitons to the perfect scenic sunset.
Pamper yourself on shore
After another tranquil breakfast on board take the tender ashore for some relaxation and pampering. Make for the base of the Pitons where the luxurious five-star Viceroy Resort Sugar Beach is nestled, and guests can avail themselves of its facilities. Spend some time on the private beach or book a treatment at the world-renowned Rainforest Spa.
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Cruise to St Vincent
The following morning head south to enter the Grenadines chain of islands. After whetting your appetite with a cruise along the volcanic west coast of St Vincent, go ashore to explore the untouched rainforests and see the magnificent tropical waterfalls. The energetic can hike to the summit of the 1,234 metre La Soufrière volcano and peer into its collapsed crater.
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Venture to Tobago Cays
The following morning cruise south to the picture-postcard Tobago Cays and national park. The park consists of a 1,400-acre sand-bottom lagoon, which encompasses four uninhabited cays and a horseshoe reef — one of the best scuba diving spots in the Caribbean. Union and Mayreau islands are charming and are exceptional for exploring by kayak.
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Return to St Lucia
Travel overnight back to St Lucia and Capella Marigot Bay Marina. This natural deepwater bay is home to the Capella Marigot Bay Resort, which has a selection of restaurants and a spa. Spend the afternoon sunbathing by the hotel's infinity pool or book yourself in for one of the Auriga spa's "moon treatments" which are based on the lunar cycle. A memorable meal created by the yacht’s chef will cap your great adventure.
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