02/13/2020 11:00 PM
02/13/2020 8:00 AM

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Flavors of St. Lucia
Enhance your visit to St. Lucia as you explore the island’s creole cuisine through a specially designed “Culinary Experience” and learn how over the years, St. Lucian folk lore combined and blended a fascinating number of herbs, vegetables and fruits into an array of cooked foods that must be tasted to be believed.
Participate in the preparation of the various dishes ……get involved in the process ….. Try your hand (if you wish) under the guidance of our expert island chef. See the transformation take place right before your very eyes. Enjoy the tasty dishes.
Take home not only fond memories of this authentic “Island Culinary Experience” but also those of a relaxing  walk through  the beautiful  garden , replete with an array of tropical fruits, flowering plants, a local medicinal garden. Visit to the onsite museum, and much more. A Hands On, Informative, Relaxing and Educational experience for all.
· An authentic culinary experience
· Discover the secrets of authentic St. Lucian cooking
. Learn from a renowned island Chef
. Become a certified St. Lucian cook
. Enjoy a delicious meal
· Admire our onsite museum
· Visit a traditional herb garden and a walk amidst beautiful tropical flora and fruit trees

Duration – 3 hours
Essence of St. Lucia
Enjoy an authentic St. Lucian experience blending  the past and  present as you See, Taste and Smell the flavors of the island while discovering, exploring  and learning about life here in days gone by.
Depart your hotel/or Cruise Ship for Greenwood Terrace where you stroll through the gardens amidst tropical fruit trees and flowering plants growing in profusion.
See a Traditional Medicinal herb Garden and learn how our forefathers and local folklore used those herbs.
Travel back in time as you view the ancient “Platene” used in the making of Sugar and Farine (a by -product of Cassava – an Amerindian dish). See an “Old Styled Fowl Coop” (Chicken House), the outdoor cooking fireplace, and Clay Oven used for baking bread. Discover the secrets of local Coconut Oil and of Bay Rum, a by- product of the Bay Leaf  
Learn intriguing facts about our Traditional Creole Headwear and Dress. View a brilliant and interesting display of Historic artifacts depicting the Amerindian, European and African influences on our history.
Taste a variety of tropical fruits, island delicacies, local rums and much more.
An interactive experience which showcases the island and offers you a deep insight into the “Essence of St. Lucia.”

. Guided tour through herbal tropical garden
. Tour of the onsite museum
. Tasting of local fruits juices and delicacies

Tour Duration: 2.5 hours

Further Information
Resort and Cruise passengers will be met and escorted by a Barefoot Holidays Representative.

Castries - 2020 Private Car & Driver At Your Leisure (8 Hour) - Provided by Barefoot Holidays

Castries At Your Leisure Option:

You decide where to go and what to see.


  • Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking guide and driver for 8 hours
  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • Gratuities to guide and driver **


  • Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water
  • Entrance fees
  • Items of personal nature

*Mileage restrictions may apply.


**Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.

Castries - 2020 Private Car & Driver Guided Sightseeing (8 Hour) - Provided by Barefoot Holidays

Castries Guided Sightseeing Option:

First, visit Eudovic’s Art Studio, known for its exquisite local woodwork and intricate carvings. Eudovic’s Art Studio will show you St Lucian wood work at its best, smooth abstract forms are created from ancient roots of trees found deep within the rainforest. You will also find mahogany, teak, and red or white cedar wood products and have the opportunity to purchase a souvenir of your choice.

Travel though banana plantations and arrive at the award-winning distillery “St. Lucia Distillers.” Meet the renowned “Rum Ambassador,” tour the distillery and gain insight into the distilling process.

Explore the panoramic west coast of the island as you visit some of the most scenic areas and relive life as it used to be in bygone days. Drive through charming villages along the island’s west coast and see the island’s rich vegetation in the magical town of Soufriere.

Experience a heritage styled plantation with a working sugar mill. See the processing of cocoa beans, coffee beans and coconuts all within a traditional village setting.

Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at the Dasheene Restaurant, located at the world renowned Ladera Resort. It nestled between the Majestic Pitons on a forest ridge, overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The sheer majesty and beauty of the Pitons will amaze you.

Your tour will conclude at the pier.


  • Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking guide and driver for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees for listed sights
  • Gratuities to guide and driver*
  • Bottled water in the vehicle


  • Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water
  • Items of personal nature

*Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.

Destination Guide