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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

St. Lucia's Villa Beach Cottages Offers Adventure Tours


Does your family love to get out and explore a destination? Check out the menu of tours St. Lucia's Villa Beach Cottages, recently renovated, can arrange for families:

  • Jeep Explorer Rainforest Adventures or ATV Paradise Tours – explore untouched areas of St. Lucia on an ATV, including a banana plantation and old growth rainforest. Enjoy authentic St. Lucian cuisine and a swim on a private beach.
  • Zip Lining – Treetop Adventure Park offers adventure courses, including one specifically designed for younger children. Zip along cables high above the trees from platform to platform for the ultimate adrenaline rush.
  • Deep Sea Fishing – Try your hand on a chartered boat or tour at catching sailfish, blue marlin, tuna, dorado and many others, or join a dolphin or whale-watching tour.
  • Kite surfing – This extreme sport combines the skills of paragliding, wakeboarding, surfing and windsurfing and can be mastered by most in a series of 4 to 10 lessons.
  • Horseback riding – Take a sightseeing tour on horseback through banana plantations, across pasture lands, along a natural forest trail to Cas en Bas beach, one of the most picturesque, wild and deserted beaches of the St. Lucia's Atlantic coastline. You can enjoy swimming with the horses in the sea.
  • Mountain Biking – Explore 12 miles of bike trails amidst tropical vegetation and historical remains of an 18th century plantation, with courses designed for beginners, intermediate and experienced riders.
  • Scuba, snorkeling and “snuba” tours - Choose from scuba or snorkeling excursions, or try your hand at “snuba” diving – a less intense form of scuba easily accessible to couples, families, children over 8 and seniors.
  • Gros Piton Nature Trails – Enjoy a hike through the Pitons, iconic symbols of St. Lucia, and enjoy majestic views and breathtaking scenery. The first half of the trail is moderate and can be enjoyed by everyone, while the second half involves a steep accent to the summit suitable to the more adventurous hiker.

  • Why Families Like the Resort:
    You'll find 20 villa suites at the resort, all part of the recent expansion and renovation which added 10 new villas to the property, including 6 deluxe one-bedroom suites and 4 deluxe two-bedroom suites. These self-contained villas feature four-poster beds, living and dining rooms with indigenous designer furniture, fully-equipped kitchens with marble countertops, including full-sized appliances, and large balconies with teak furniture and steamers overlooking the Caribbean. The deluxe one-bedroom suites also include bathrooms with his and hers pedestal sinks and in-room Jacuzzi tubs with an ocean view. All of the new villa suites feature state-of the-art room amenities such as LCD flat-screen TVs, DVD and CD players, and high-speed Internet access.

    The resort's new restaurant, Coconuts, offers Creole and International cuisine, while the new mini-mart Koko’s offers on-site shopping. Other amenities include: two swimming pools, including one featuring a natural stone waterfall, heated Jacuzzi and attached sundeck made of white stone and tropical hardwoods; Internet café; coin-operated laundry; and free book and DVD library. Guest services available to visitors include a meet and greet service; airport transfers; daily maid service; water sports (kayaking): babysitting services; in-room or beachside massages; car rental services; and the Dining Around service for restaurant reservations and recommendations.

    Location: The resort is located on the northern edge of St. Lucia, four miles from the capital of Castries and three miles from the airport.

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