Welcome to Windward Islands
The English-speaking Windward Islands offer every experience one could want in the Caribbean and more.In many ways, Dominica is the ‘non-Caribbean’ Caribbean island. Beaches are few, as are resorts. Instead this volcanic island is blanketed by untamed rainforest that begs exploration.Rising like an emerald tooth from the Caribbean Sea, St Lucia grabs your attention with its arresting Pitons. In hills above small... Read More
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Fast Track Arrival Service at Barbados Airport
Book Fast Track arrival service, VIP travel assistance that allows you to cruise past the hordes of people disembarking from planes and skip long lines at immigration and customs.When you arrive at Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados, an elegantly dressed representative holds personalized name signage and greets you in the arrivals hall. From there, the representative escorts you to a line at immigration dedicated for Fast Track passengers, takes you to baggage claim and helps you collect your luggage, and guides you to another dedicated line at customs. After exiting the terminal, your representative guides you to your next mode of transport. Time to start your vacation!
St Lucia Catamaran Day Sail
Disembark at the magical town of Soufriere and explore two of the island's most spectacular natural attractions. View the majestic Pitons on your way to the Caribbean's only drive-in volcano, the Sulphur Springs. Continue onto a plantation estate where you'll enjoy a leisurely walk along trails complete with tropical flora and fauna. A tasty Creole-styled buffet lunch awaits you at a local restaurant. Rejoin the boat for a sail up along the coastline with a stop for swimming and snorkeling. Sail into beautiful Marigot Bay where the original Dr. Doolittle movie was filmed, before returning to the dock and heading back to your North Island hotel.
St Lucia Roundtrip Transfer: Hewanorra International Airport
You'll be met at the airport and be taken directly to you hotel in St. Lucia. An English-speaking representative will greet you when you clear airport customs and your vacation can start! For a complete list of hotels and their zones, please click on the 'View Additional info' icon.
Best of Barbados Tour
After pickup from your hotel the first stop will be Bathsheba, famous for its breathtaking beauty and pounding surf. After enjoying the Atlantic breezes you will make your way to the Welchman Hall Gully where you can hope to catch the Green Monkeys at play. The next stop will be at Harrison's Cave. At the cave you will board electric trams and travel through the winding tunnels viewing majestic caverns and the stalactites and stalagmites which have been growing in the caves for many centuries. Another special feature of the cave is its streams, waterfalls and natural pools. Harrison's Cave is guaranteed to be an experience of a lifetime!For the second part of your day you will spend the afternoon at Pirates Cove on Carlisle Bay where you will enjoy the flavor of Barbados with local cuisine. After lunch you will take a boat trip to swim with the turtles. In addition to the boat trip you will also enjoy beach time and you will be provided with a beach lounger and a complementary drink along with use of their washrooms and freshwater showers. Please be sure to wear your swimsuits and bring a beach towel for this excursion!Tour Itinerary Highlights(All times are approximate and subject to change)Bathsheba (10-minute photo stop)Welchman Hell Gully (1 hour)Harrison's Cave (1.5 hours)Lunch at Pirates Cove Carlisle Bay Beach Time (1 hour)Boat trip to swim with the turtles (35-45 minutes)
Barbados Catamaran Snorkeling Cruise
After hotel pickup, head to the marina in Bridgetown to board your catamaran, El Tigre, a 60-foot-long (18-meter) and 24-foot-wide (7-meter) schooner that’s big enough to carry 50 passengers but is limited to 36 per cruise to provide more space. The boat offers both shady and uncovered areas so you can choose to sit wherever you’ll be more comfortable. Pull out of the marina and head along the west coast of Barbados, enjoying the sea breeze on your face and admiring the picturesque coastline. While you sail, just relax, sipping a cup of coffee or a glass of juice, rum punch or beer, and enjoy a slice of coconut bread.Make your way to your first snorkeling spot, where you should be able to see sea turtles. Spend 45 minutes snorkeling, and then hop back on board the boat to sail to your second snorkeling location, a shipwreck that has become a habitat for many tropical fish. You have another 45 minutes to snorkel here.If you’ve chosen the 3-hour option, you’ll then be dropped off at a west coast beach, where your cruise ends. Your transportation will be waiting for you at this beach to return to your hotel.If you’ve selected the 5-hour option, continue along the west coast to a third location, where you’ll stop to enjoy lunch on board the boat. Then hop in the water to cool off, swimming up to the nearby beach, if you wish, for a stroll along the sand. Back on board, enjoy a cocktail and listen to soca — a style of Caribbean calypso music — while the boat returns you to the marina in Bridgetown, where your cruise ends.Unlimited drinks (soda, beer and rum punch) are provided on both cruise options.
Atlantis Submarine Expedition Tour
Once arriving at the dive site, you are treated to the sight of the Submarine surfacing. Then you will make the easy transfer from the Ocean Quest to the Atlantis. On board the vessel you are seated in spacious, air-conditioned comfort as your incredible underwater experience begins.First the submarine will dive to 55 feet (17 meters) to view the beautiful coral reef and the abundance of marine life, including spectacular coral, sponge, and colorful fish through large, clear viewing windows. The 40-minute underwater journey is narrated by a knowledgeable co-pilot who will point out and explain the amazing sea life as well as give a history of Atlantis and the submarine itself. Before returning to the surface, the submarine descends to depths of 115 to 150 feet (35 - 45 meters) to view what has in the past been reserved for scuba divers only - a sunken shipwreck!After resurfacing, you are transferred back onboard the Ocean Quest for the return to Shallow Draught. All adult tickets include a complimentary drink!The Atlantis submarine is the first attraction in the Caribbean to receive the double award from Green Certification in alliance with the Green Globe International.