Sailing the Grenadine islands – part 4

View over La Soufrière in St. Lucia

As I was saying in my previous post, we felt asleep before joining St. Lucia.

So in the morning we opened our eyes to this unknown, beautiful bay.

La Soufrière, St. Lucia

View over La Soufrière in St. Lucia

Fishermen at work in La Soufrière, St. Lucia

And the very well known Pitons, the two St. Lucia mountains.

View over one of the Pitons

After breakfast in this beautiful scenery,

Breakfast time on the catamaran

we started the day in our usual way: with a long snorkeling session!

Snorkeling spot in La Soufrière, St. Lucia

snorkeling in St. Lucia

Corals while snorkeling in St. Lucia

It’s so beautiful. Every day should start this way!

snorkeling in St. Lucia

Look at the colorful fishes,

Colorful fish while snorkeling in St. Lucia

Colorful fish while snorkeling in St. Lucia

& the squid!

A squid while snorkeling in St. Lucia

More in the video below.

Back on the boat, we kept exploring around with the drone, to discover our location from above 🙂

Drone view of La Soufrière, St. Lucia

Drone view of La Soufrière, St. Lucia

Drone view of La Soufrière, St. Lucia

And playing in the water… as all grown-ups would do! 😉

 

In the afternoon, we abandoned the ship to discover the inland.

La Soufrière in St. Lucia

St. Lucia is a volcanic island and we started our visit with the volcano & the sulphur springs.

La Soufrière in St. Lucia

La Soufrière in St. Lucia

La Soufrière in St. Lucia

La Soufrière in St. Lucia

It was really impressive to feel the heat and see the boiling water springing from the ground!

We continued with the mud bath.

It’s supposed to be very good for the skin, so why not! 😉

You begin with a bath in a very hot water and then cover yourself in mud.

Mud bath in La Soufrière, St. Lucia

There’s lighter & darker mud so you can paint nice drawings on your body…

Mud bath in La Soufrière, St. Lucia

…or less nice, if you’re married to such a funny hubby as mine! ;))

Mud bath in La Soufrière, St. Lucia

Mud bath in La Soufrière, St. Lucia

Mud bath in La Soufrière, St. Lucia

On the route to our next stop, we stopped at this wonderful viewpoint to enjoy the panorama over la Soufrière town and the blue ocean.

Viewpoint over La Soufrière in St. Lucia

Viewpoint over La Soufrière in St. Lucia

Viewpoint over La Soufrière in St. Lucia

View over the ocean in St. Lucia

Isn’t this water incredible??

We walked through a luxuriant forest,

Luxuriant jungle in St. Lucia

Luxuriant jungle in St. Lucia

Hot springs in the jungle in St. Lucia

Banana tree in St. Lucia

Luxuriant jungle in St. Lucia

Luxuriant jungle in St. Lucia

Hot springs in the jungle in St. Lucia

Palm trees in St. Lucia

to some natural, hot springs in the middle of the jungle.

We really enjoyed it. There were three pools, from the hottest one to the cooler one.

Hot springs in the jungle in St. Lucia

All looking at the beautiful nature that surrounded us!

Hot springs in the jungle in St. Lucia

Hot springs in the jungle in St. Lucia

Hot springs in the jungle in St. Lucia

Another beautiful viewpoint on the road,

View over the Pitons in St. Lucia

& the classic tourist pictures 😉

The Pitons in St. Lucia

before our last stop, the botanical garden. There was an incredible variety of flowers, but, in my opinion, it was the less interesting visit of the day. That’s probably because I always prefer to observe wild nature instead of “organized” one! 😉

Flowers at the botanical garden in St. Lucia

Flowers at the botanical garden in St. Lucia

Flowers at the botanical garden in St. Lucia

Flowers at the botanical garden in St. Lucia

Flowers at the botanical garden in St. Lucia

Instead of going back to la Soufrière, our driver took us to Marigot Bay, another corner of the island,

Caribbean sunset in St.Lucia

Caribbean sunset in St.Lucia

where our catamaran was waiting for us, all dolled up 😉

Aperitivo time in Marigot Bay, St. Lucia

Aperitivo time in Marigot Bay, St. Lucia

Aperitivo time in Marigot Bay, St. Lucia

For once, we stayed in a port at night, so we enjoyed going out to have some drinks & to toast to another beautiful day in the Grenadines! 🙂

Cocktails time in Marigot Bay, St. Lucia

Drone pictures courtesy of photographer Gregory Prouvost.

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18 Comments

  1. I would absolutely love to start each day with snorkeling and seeing all the beautiful colorful fish! That would be a dream come true. St. Lucia is so stunning. I need to visit someday!

  2. Such beautiful impressions! I haven’t been to Grenadines but it looks like a little paradise place to me. I try to imagine a day there – snorkeling in the morning, having a funny mud session in the afternoon and a perfect dinner with amazing fresh local food – life can be that sweet 🙂

  3. Theboat trip in the Grenadines looks lots of fun, especially in your party! I didn’t know this was a volcanic island, I’d love to photograph here. The forest walk looks so picturesque too, and those hot springs, wow!

    1. St. Lucia was very interesting indeed as in addition to the ocean & the colorful fishes, there were also all these inland places to explore!! 🙂

  4. Seems like you had a lot of fun! Starting your day snorkeling in St. Lucia sounds amazing. And the mud bath – haha sounds fun! I absolutely love the blue water! It literally seems like paradise 🙂

  5. Okay, I neeeeeed to visit St.Lucia! The entire island looks ridiculously beautiful! It must be so much fun playing around with the drone – I keep contemplating buying one, but haven’t taken the plunge yet!

    The mud bath looks like a blast!

    1. The drone is really fun as it allows you to discover new things from above! But you can’t use it everywhere… I’m contemplating buying one too 😉 the one we had, was of a friend of mine 😉

  6. Your pictures are amazing! I just got back from the Bahamas and thought that was wonderful – now I want to go to St. Lucia. My fav was the mud pics. You and your friends look like a lot of fun.

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