We didn’t have a mapped out plan for what we wanted to do in Saint Lucia. As we were walking through the port terminal, deciding what to do, we were approached by a man raving about his boat tour called “Papa’s Boat Tours”. For the fair price of $60 a person, his staff would take Casey and I, and fifteen other people to three different hot spots on the island. These spots included the infamous Piton Mountains, Marigot Bay, and a private beach where we could snorkel and relax. Not to mention… it also included complimentary Rum Punch! That sounded like a deal to us!
Casey and I quickly snagged the seats in front of the boat and within a short time we were off to our first stop: the Piton Mountains. Along the way to our destination the boat sailed along the coastline giving us views of stunning resorts, jungle vegetation, and the colorful fishing towns of the local residents.
When we got to the Pitons it was a little overcast, but that didn’t take away from its mesmerizing presence. The Pitons are famous because they are made out of volcanic eruptions and are both over 2,400 feet high!
After a quick photo-op moment we made our way to a private beach that had a gorgeous snorkel cove, hammocks, and adorable hut umbrellas for lounging.
Since I live in Los Angeles, I have unfortunately become used to murky and polluted waters (yuck). So you can only imagine our amazement when the snorkel cove was so vividly clear! It was absolutely stunning! Countless amounts of fish and coral reefs inhabited the cove like lion and rock fish. It was beyond exciting having the experience to swim inches away from the schools of fish and exploring the urchin covered rocks and sand bottom depths. I must admit, I am a terrible snorkeler, but even though the entire time I may have looked like I was drowning, it was an experience I will never forget!
Our last stop was Marigot Bay which is a popular destination for celebrities, like Mick Jagger, who purchase vacation homes in this area. (Must be nice to be that rich) Yachts and sail boats come to this bay to lavish in the islands greenery, calm waters, and make a quick stop at one of the many restaurants on the bay.
By the time we got to Marigot Bay, Casey already had one too many cups of Rum Punch and feeling buzzed he decided it was a good idea to really embrace the Caribbean culture. By this I mean smoking some Caribbean weed! Something he would never do back home, but Hey! When in Rome do as the Romans do right? (One day I hope he’ll let me show the video of him!). It definitely was a hilarious way to end our St Lucia experience.