A Nature-Inspired Holiday in Saint Lucia is Introduced at Cap Maison
Cap Maison, a luxury boutique resort that rests on the northernmost tip of Saint Lucia, has introduced a series of nature-inspired experiences for guests that showcase the island’s natural tropical beauty, mountainous scenery, exotic flowers and wildlife.
Described by Lonely Planet as a place with ‘geographic and cultural riches enough to embarrass far bigger nations’, Saint Lucia is an island of sheer natural splendour with it’s luxuriant topography, hidden beaches, historic plantations and vibrant villages. Here, it’s possible to gaze in the shadow of the majestic Pitons, cleanse the skin in the natural mud baths in Soufrière, discover the vast marine life under the cerulean Caribbean Sea and much more.
Below are a number of experiences in nature that guests of Cap Maison can enjoy:
Birdwatching with Adams Toussaint
For wildlife lovers, there’s no better way to become acquainted with the birds of the island than on a tour guided by the passionate Chief Forest Officer of The Ministry of Agriculture, Adams Toussaint.
There are several tours that are located across the island, for example the Dennery & Praslin and Des Cartiers Birdwatching Trail, a half day experience that offers some of the best birding on the island – with a good chance of catching sight of the endangered White Breasted Thrasher as well as the Saint Lucia Parrot.
Price for Birdwatching tours with Adams Toussaint:
Prices can vary depending on the trail, but a guided tour can cost approximately £70pp
The Rainforest Aerial Tram Experience
Approximately 40 minutes’ drive from the resort, guests can enjoy an aerial tram ride over the tropical rainforest canopy. Visitors see giant trees, twisting vines and dense thickets of vegetation, whilst a tour guide shares tales on the history of the various trees, plants, birds and other natural wonders found in the area.
Price for the Rainforest Aerial Tram Experience:
Adults – approx. £57pp | Children – approx. £50pp
The Tet Paul Nature Trail
This 45-minute nature hike provides stunning views of the majestic Pitons, the faraway islands of St. Vincent and Martinique, Vieux Fort and much more. Guided by friendly and knowledgeable locals, the Tet Paul Nature Trail is an experience that offers full immersion into the island’s nature, as well as its culture.
The hike is of an easy to moderate difficulty, making it accessible for all ages.
Visitors will be able to spot guava, avocado and soursop trees. A traditional Saint Lucian house can also be found along the route, preserved to offer insight into how locals live.
Price for the Tet Paul Nature Trail Experience:
The Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens Experience
The Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens is a natural sanctuary offering a little escapism from the hustle and bustle of vivid Soufrière.
The 17-metre high Diamond Waterfall is famed as ‘the most colourful waterfall in the Caribbean’ as the water is laced with minerals from the rainwater, mixed with volcanism that is fed by the Sulphur Springs.
For a cool down, guests can take a refreshing dip in the historic mineral baths, making for an effective natural remedy for tired, aching muscles. Also to enjoy are an array of vivid flowering shrubs and horticulture, such as the ‘Balisier’ with its striking blossom, hibiscus and anthurium.
Price for the Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens Experience
Adults – approx. £5pp | Children go half price: approx. £2.50pp
Price for the Diamond Falls Baths Experience
Private Baths: approx. £5pp | Public Baths: £5pp
A natural home-from-home with Cap Maison
After a busy day of exploring, guests can return to the heavenly retreat of Cap Maison. The resort’s private cliffside setting is a tropical hideaway whereby guests can take pleasure in the surroundings – a verdant amphitheatre with dazzling coastal views.
Dining at the two different yet equally alluring restaurants available on site can be enjoyed. The culinary experience on offer at both The Cliff at Cap and The Naked Fisherman combine local island produce with innovative techniques under the lead of Executive Chef Craig Jones.
For a natural treatment that restores and revitalises after a long day, Spa Maison’s ‘Maison Tranquillity’ is a deluxe therapy that includes a couple’s massage followed by an exotic body scrub exfoliation using a range of local ingredients such as vanilla and cocoa.
For a quiet solitary moment, guests can simply lie back in the resort’s hammock with a book (or cocktail) in hand, with historic landmark Pigeon Island silhouetted on the horizon.
All activities listed above can be booked through the Cap Maison’s concierge desk.
Notes to Editor:
Cap Maison is a boutique villa resort located on the northernmost tip of St. Lucia in Cap Estate, one of the most exclusive areas on the island. Guests are treated to dramatic cliff scenery with the tranquil waters of the Caribbean Sea on one side and the brisk Atlantic Ocean to the other. Designed in an elegant Spanish Caribbean style, Cap Maison’s 49 beautifully-appointed suites are spread over three acres of tropical landscaped grounds. Guests have access to a pretty, secluded sandy beach and enjoy a truly bespoke service throughout their stay. (www.capmaison.com)
Seven nights in a Garden View Room on a B&B basis in the summer season (3 April – 19 December) start from £334 per room, per night.
Transfers from UVF to Cap Maison (and return) start from £233.
For reservations, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information on the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, please visit: http://www.saintluciauk.org/