St. Lucia Netball Tour
St Lucia Netball Tour
St Lucia lies in the Windward islands which also includes St Vincent, Grenada and Martinique. The famous Pitons at Soufrière are instantly recognisable and the idyllic Marigot Bay is a popular anchorage for luxury yachts. Netball is a well-established sport in St Lucia and there are a variety of different sports complexes where matches can take place against local opposition.
The itinerary featured here is intended to give you inspiration and an idea of what you could do on your tour. Your trip will be created individually by one of our travel advisors to match your requirements and budget.
Flight to St Lucia
Flight to St Lucia: Today you fly from the UK to Hewanorra International Airport in St. Lucia. On arrival you are met by your local guide and private transport and transfer to your hotel in Rodney Bay in the north of the Island, close to the town of Gros Islet. Rodney Bay is an attractive cove with a beautiful sandy beach.
Morning Practice. Afternoon at Splash Island
Net Practice: This morning after breakfast there will be time for a swim at the beach before transferring to nearby Beausejour Indoor Practice Facility which is home to the netball courts. It is equipped with a state-of-the-art scoreboard and electronic timers.
Splash Island: After the training sessions you return to your hotel for lunch and the rest of the afternoon is at leisure. At the beach on Rodney Bay there is the Splash Island Water Park, a series of inflatables just off the beach which are ideal for afternoon fun and games. Splash Island is an optional activity which you will need to book and pay for locally.
First Matches at Vigie Sports Complex. Pigeon Island National Park
First Matches: This morning you have your first matches at the purpose-built Vigie Sports Complex, the premier venue for competitions between the various Caribbean Island teams and where there are several outdoor courts.
Pigeon Island National Park: In the afternoon you return to Rodney Bay and visit Fort Rodney and Pigeon Island National Park, one of the most important monuments in Saint Lucia’s history. The historic fort dates from the eighteenth century and was used by the British to keep watch on French ships. Today the old fortifications and canons are all that remain.
Second Matches at Beausejour
Second Matches: Today you have your second match at the Beausejour Courts.
Return to Rodney Bay: In the afternoon you return to your hotel in Rodney Bay.
Third Matches at Dennery. 4 x 4 Jeep Safari
Third Matches: Today you have your third matches. You head over to the wilder Atlantic coast side of the island where you play at Dennery.
4×4 Jeep Safari: After lunch you travel into the rainforests and wild uplands for an exciting 4 x 4 jeep tour to explore the island. The open-roof Land Rovers are specially modified to carry passengers in the back and can explore the rugged off-road terrain of the central part of the island. There is the possibility to stop at a waterfall for a short swim and also the chance to try some if the unusual tropical fruit that are grown on the island. You see some of the remoter communities and small fishing villages and see a side of the island that many tourists miss.
Fourth Matches Beausejour
Fourth Match: Today you head back to Beausejour where you will play your fourth matches.
Catamaran Cruise: Today you depart from Rodney Bay for a full day catamaran cruise down the west coast of St. Lucia. You sail as far as the iconic Pitons at Soufriere. This is a wonderful excursion, and you can enjoy swimming in the warm Caribbean waters. During the voyage it is not uncommon to see Bottle Nosed Dolphins playing in the boat’s wake. You also visit the beautiful inlet of Hurricane Hole at Marigot Bay, the location many years ago for the filming of Dr Doolittle starring Rex Harrison. This is a picturesque cove usually filled with yachts from all over the world. The boat docks at Soufriere and a coach takes you the Morne Coubaril Estate, a former sugar plantation, where you have lunch.
Drive-in Volcano and Mud Bath: You then continue to the Diamond Botanical Gardens and Toraille Waterfall where you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the plunge pool. You also visit the so-called drive-in volcano and hot sulphur springs where you can have a mud bath!
Free morning. Afternoon flight home
Free Morning: This morning will be free to swim at the beach. After lunch you transfer by coach to the international airport and your homeward flight.
Arrive Home: Your flight arrives back in London this morning.
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