Local Connections: A Dip in Creole Traditions in St. Lucia with Restaurant Owner

3.5 hours | St. Lucia | S L U - 1 3 5
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Points of Interest

  • Morne Fortune
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Experience the island's African, French, and English roots, known as creole. The fun begins with a sightseeing tour through the winding streets of Castries and on to the island's picturesque northern region. First stop is St. Marks, a grand 19th century home situated atop Morne Fortune, a steep hill overlooking Castries harbor. Outside, the sprawling veranda boasts panoramic views; inside is an interior that reflects European and African influences. After a sampling of traditional dry snacks and rum punch, you'll continue on to Howelton Estate/Caribelle Batik for a look at artisans' handprint fabrics by the 2,500-year-old Indonesian wax-and-dye process known as batik. Then, it's on to Fond Latisab Creole Park for a lesson in making cassava bread, an island staple, and a lively performance by a shak-shak/folk band. Once you've completed your journey of sight, scent and taste, you'll board the coach and return to your ship.

Special Notes:

Persons prone to motion sickness are required to take the necessary precautions prior to the tour as the roads are winding and bumpy. There are local souvenirs for purchase at St. Marks. Local seasonings can also be purchased at Fond Latisab Creole Park.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart the Port for a drive through the town of Castries up to the Morne viewpoint

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Transportation
  • Transport Capacity: 22
  • Travel time: 00:20
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Restroom available: No

Arrive the Morne viewpoint for view of the Castries Harbor and island's Northern Landscape.

  • Time at site: 00:10

Depart the Morne viewpoint for a short drive to St. Marks

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Transportation
  • Transport Capacity: 22
  • Travel time: 00:05
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Restroom available: No

Arrive St. Marks for an historic guided tour through the house

  • Time at site: 00:20

Depart St. Marks for drive to Howleton Estate/Caribelle Batik

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Transportation
  • Transport Capacity: 22
  • Travel time: 00:10
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Restroom available: No

Arrive Howelton Estate/Caribelle Batik for live Batik demonstration and shopping time

  • Time at site: 00:30

Depart Howelton Estate/Caribelle Batik for a scenic drive through the countryside to Fond Latisab Creole Park

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Transportation
  • Transport Capacity: 22
  • Travel time: 00:25
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Restroom available: No

Arrive Fond Latisab Creole Park and experience the island's Creole traditions

  • Time at site: 01:00

Depart Fond Latisab for drive back to the Castries Harbor and ship

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Transportation
  • Transport Capacity: 22
  • Travel time: 00:30
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Restroom available: No