Savour the Sea in Saint Lucia
Nautical Tours with a Twist
This season has seen a tour trend which combines the nautical with the culinary, and several local charter companies have come up with innovative new ways to enjoy the beautiful coast of the island along with its bountiful flavours.
Dine onboard a Private Yacht
Food does taste better when enjoyed on deck aboard a luxury yacht in the open air on the Caribbean Sea. Soufrière’s Mystic Man Tours have put together unique onboard dining menus prepared from fresh, local seasonal produce by your very own private chef.
Imagine lunch or dinner, moored out under the Saint Lucian skies next to a secluded beach, or slowly sailing along the coast of the island. Choose your favourite meal or be adventurous and try the Chef’s recommendations, like the local lambi or conch fritters, spicy coconut chicken curry or the day’s freshest catch with a green tomato and mango salsa.
Before and after your on-deck dining, stretch out in the sun, splash about in the gentle green waves or swim to a secluded beach to take a walk under the palm tree fringes. Mystic Man Tours will guide you in choosing a special way to savour the sea on your own private yacht.
Rum-tasting on an old Caribbean Beauty
At Jus’ Sail there’s only one thing they love as much as laid-back Caribbean sailing and that’s supping premium rum while enjoying a stunning Saint Lucian sunset on the deck of the Good Expectation! One evening, as the lovingly-restored Carriacou sloop lay at anchor in a favourite secluded cove, owners James and Pepsi decided to give their guests the chance to do the same! So they got with the local award-winning rum producers, who jumped right onboard with their novel idea…
St. Lucia Distillers are dedicated to the fine ar t of blending some of the world’s most iconic, multi-award winning, premium & super premium rums. Says Jus’ Sail: “We think there’s no better way to sample them all than jumping aboard our beautiful wooden sloop for a couple of hours at the end of a tropical day.”
Jus’ Sail’s rum-tasting tour is an authentic way to immerse yourself in the world of top end rums, soaking up the ambience aboard a traditional old vessel, returning to shore with a warm glow in your tummy and a little wiser about the centuries old culture of rum running under sail between the islands.
Speedboat to a Hideaway
Forget walking to dinner or taking a taxi - try a James Bond-inspired ride to dinner at one of Saint Lucia’s most romantic restaurants. ECO Dive Charters Ltd provides a luxury speed boat service along the St. Lucian Caribbean coastline during the day, but in the evening the sleek vessels bear visitors from Soufrière to the hidden jewel of Marigot Bay, Rainforest Hideaway. As the sun sets off the west coast, skim over the waves into the sheltered harbour made famous by the original Doctor Doolittle, to the private jetty alongside the restaurant.
If romance is on your mind, the tropical waterside ambiance of Rainforest Hideaway will win you over without a doubt. Pre-dinner drinks can be taken on the deck by the illuminated lagoon, watching the fish swimming in the shallow water’s edge, then move to the open-air restaurant as the stars appear in the darkened sky above - magical! The food is a fine dining Caribbean European fusion, making the most of local ingredients, seasonal produce, and herbs, spices and vegetables grown in the restaurant’s own garden. The menu changes regularly, and the choices are as dazzling as the romantic location.
Afterwards, enjoy one last look at the stars, and board the luxury speedboat back to your Soufrière resort, no doubt to walk on the beach and relive the exquisite flavours of Saint Lucia.
Savour the Sea with:
Mystic Man Tours: 1 758 459 7783 / www.mysticmantours.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Jus’ Sail: 1 758 287 1071 / www.jussail.com / email@example.com Eco Dive Charters Ltd: 1 758 713 6047 / firstname.lastname@example.org Rainforest Hideaway: 1 758 451 4485 / www.rainforesthideawaystlucia.com / email@example.com