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
Moderate activity

Description

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

WHAT YOU VISIT
St. Marks
Perched atop Morne Fortune, this authentic colonial mansion is typical of the homes St. Lucia's wealthy merchants built in the 19th century. Step inside for a tour of the rooms that reflect European and African influences. Step out onto the sprawling veranda for picture-perfect views of Castries and the harbor.

Fond Latisab Creole Park
Designed to fully capture the creole experience, the park brings St. Lucia's oldest traditions to life. Learn to make cassava bread, dance to the local folk music from the "shak- shak" band, watch how food is cooked on macambou leaves, and more.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
The food, the drinks, even the music pulses with a creole beat that will create unforgettable photos.

SHOPPING
Watch skilled craftsman demonstrate the art of batik and silk-screen printing at Howelton Estate/Caribelle Batik, where many of the island's batik creations are made. You can purchase clothing, wall hangings and other island treasures with a visit to the gift shop.

SNACKS
Dry snacks and a tasty rum punch or fruit juice will be served at the conclusion of the St. Marks tour.

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
From the capital city of Castries, your driver will journey along a scenic route of winding roads through the beautiful hills and valleys to the island's interior.

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.

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