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The St. Lucian Experience

Soak up the sun with Shade & Travel during a magical vacation to St Lucia! Join other guests for an intimate and luxurious experience fully immersed in nature. This group travel trip features lodging at a eco-luxe villa, mud-baths, waterfalls and more! This trip is best suited for travelers seeking relaxation and site-seeing. Please note, Shade & Travel guests will share the common areas in the villa, however, each room is private, equipped with a king bed and en-suite bathroom!

  • Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights (July 16 - 20, 2023)

  • Outbound Travel: Departing: New York (JFK) @ 10:30 AM EST | Arrival: St Lucia (UVF) @ 2:57PM AST

  • Return Travel: Departing: St Lucia (UVF) @ 5:30 PM AST | Arrival: New York (JFK) @ 10:21PM EST

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Day 1

Settling In + Welcome Party

Arrive around 3:00 PM at Hewanorra International Airport. We will shuttle over to the west coast of the island and head to our echo luxe villa.

 

Guests will be welcomed with refreshments upon arrival and guided through the property on a tour by the local house manager.

 

After settling in, Shade & Travel guests will head to the beautiful lush gardens on site and experience a magical welcome party to celebrate the start of our group trip.

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Day 2

Private Yacht Excursion

On this day, guests will board a luxury private charter for a half day excursion. This charter features a premium vessel, full bar with mixologist and authentic creole lunch to feast on. Guests will have the option to snorkel through crystal clear waters and visit secluded coves. On our return, guests can sit back and relax or join in on a Caribbean dance party.

 

After our excursion, we will return to our private villa leaving guests the freedom to enjoy the night however they see fit.

Day 3

Enjoy Soufriere  / Optional R&R Experience

General Itinerary (Core Experience)

 

Ready to sit back, relax and sip cocktails? Today is the day to simply lay by the pool, hit the beach and enjoy your time in lovely St. Lucia without any set plans.

 

In-Villa Massages (*Add-On Option)

 

If guests are in need of R&R –  They can escape to paradise with a personalized massage or facial following breakfast. 


(*please note, this is an add-on option outside of our core experience package)

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Day 4

Sapphire Falls & Jungle Expedition

General Itinerary (Included in Core Experience)

 

Ready to explore St. Lucia's hidden beauty without the tourist crowds? Today, guests will embark on an action packed sight-seeing adventure!

First, we will begin the tour with a short hike to Sapphire falls. On the hike, guests will be completely immersed in nature! Once we've arrived at our destination, guests will have the opportunity to swim in four completely private waterfalls and thermal baths.

 

Next, our native tour guide will explain the history and benefits of mud baths before allowing each guest the chance to take a mud bath themselves. After our mud baths, guests will be served seasonal fruits and authentic creole lunch before heading back to the villa.

Day 5

Heading Home

On the morning of this day, we'll eat breakfast and shuttle over to the airport and depart for our flight back to NYC (JFK).

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Booking Information / Payment Options

Guests can join this group trip either in pairs of (2) or (3) and share a private room in the villa. The below payment options reflect pricing based on one-half of the two or three person bundle. To secure your spot, each guest will have to pay a deposit ranging from $330 - $421 or pay for the trip in full. Please note, the deposit price reflects on whether guests are in pairs of (2) or (3) and/or if flight is included. All of our trips can be paid for in full or through a Shade & Travel pricing plan. (Please refer to our FAQ page for more information on each payment option and refund policy before booking.)

Fly with us from New York City

Option A: Standard Room
(This room can fit two travelers and is equipped with a king bed & ensuite bathroom)
*Roommate must book option A or C within 24 hours)

$2,859 per Person

  • Roundtrip flight included from NYC (JFK)

  • Room shared with a friend

  • Luxury yacht excursion

  • Sapphire falls jungle excursion

  • Other amenities not listed

Option B: Double Room
(This room can fit three travelers and is equipped with both a king, single bed & ensuite bathroom)
*Roommates must book option B or D within 24 hours)

$2,694 per Person

  • Roundtrip flight included from NYC (JFK)

  • Room shared with two friends

  • Luxury yacht excursion

  • Sapphire falls jungle excursion

  • Other amenities not listed

Fly Separately & Meet us There

Option C: Standard Room
(This room can fit two travelers and is equipped with a king bed & ensuite bathroom)
*Roommate must book option A or C within 24 hours)
 

$2,409 per Person

  • Room shared with a friend

  • Luxury yacht excursion

  • Sapphire falls jungle excursion

  • Other amenities not listed

Option D: Double Room
(This room can fit three travelers and is equipped with both a king, single bed & ensuite bathroom)
*Roommates must book option B or D within 24 hours)

$2,244 per Person

  • Room shared with 2 friends

  • Luxury yacht excursion

  • Sapphire falls jungle excursion

  • Other amenities not listed

 

FAQ

What's Included: 

  • Comprehensive trip planning

  • All booking and logistics

  • Trip manager on-site

  • Roundtrip airfare from NYC (if applicable-flight included price)

    • 2 checked luggage​

  • Private room in villa

  • Chef

  • Butler

  • Housekeeper

  • Open bar yacht excursion

  • Sapphire falls jungle excursion

  • Shade & Travel gift-bag

 

Meals:

  • All breakfasts

  • All dinners

  • 2 lunches

 

Open Bar Beverages:

  • Margarita

  • Pina Colada

  • Rum Punch

  • Daiquiri

  • Mojito

  • *Open bar for each guest is included in the core itinerary. For this experience, open bar equates to 6 cocktails a day, per guest. If a guest would like additional cocktails or other alcoholic beverages, they must purchase separately

Weather:

  • 86° / 76

Transportation: 

  • Roundtrip airfare

  • Roundtrip private shuttle from airport to villa

  • Roundtrip transportation for all activities in core itinerary

 

Accommodation: 

  • Our eco luxe villa is an extraordinary open air living experience. With at least one wall in every room opening to the elements. Be prepared to experience the serenity of the natural environment, exotic gardens and friendly wildlife (including birds that may pay you a visit at breakfast and tree frogs that will sing you to sleep).

  • Please note, like all tropical destinations, mosquitoes are present. In the rainy season (June-November) you can encounter midges and mosquitoes. To help counter bites during the day and night, the top tip is to cover up with long, loose clothing, use repellent with frequent re-application, and drop mosquito nets when resting or sleeping in bed. The magical experience of our eco luxe villa is only sustainable by being mindful of the environmental footprint on the island.

 

Documents needed for travel:

  • Passport

  • ATM Card & Cash

  • Travel insurance (submit proof 1 month before departure) 

 

What’s Not Included:

  • Meals outside of the included breakfasts, dinners and lunches mentioned above

  • Additional transportation services 

  • Add-on experiences outside of core itinerary

  • Travel insurance

 
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Adventure Awaits

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