All posts tagged: activities in st lucia

Staying at The BodyHoliday, St Lucia 

It’s now time to talk about the second half of our holiday in St Lucia at The BodyHoliday hotel. As I mentioned in my previous post, I was looking for something a bit more chilled out for this part of the trip and The BodyHoliday looked ideal! We were picked up via private transfer (all thanks to Turquoise Holidays who we booked the trip with) and driven all the way along the West coast road from Soufriere to Castries. It was such an enjoyable journey – we travelled through lots of places I’d been researching for the holiday, so it was helpful to get a feel for where they were all located for future reference. Our driver was very knowledgeable with lots of St Lucia anecdotes. At one point he told us to look out for the man with an anaconda at the upcoming bus stop. We thought we’d misheard him but indeed there he was, with a snake wrapped round his neck, and is apparently a bit of a tourist attraction! The weather in …

Climbing the Gros Piton, St Lucia

When we were looking at things to do in St Lucia, we discovered that you could climb the iconic ‘pitons’ – the Petit Piton was apparently difficult and only for the experienced climber (involving ropes etc) but the 2619ft high Gros Piton (from the reviews I’d read) seemed doable. Now I’d like to point out that up until recently, I rarely went to the gym. I did manage to lose over a stone in the couple of months leading up to our wedding a year ago, but after a house move (and the loss of the free gym in our old complex), a job in food PR and this blog, things had gone rather to pot. Still, ‘how hard could it be?!’ I said to myself… We were picked up early at 6.45am to try and beat the heat, with a private transfer to the piton. Our hotel (Boucan by Hotel Chocolat, which I’ve written about here) provided us with water, sandwiches and fresh fruit. On arrival at the piton we were met by our …