Featured holiday Grenada and St Lucia two-centre holiday Caribbean

10 nights/11 days
This is a 10-night two centre holiday where you stay on two of the Caribbean’s most characterful islands: Grenada and St Lucia. Both islands are renowned for their tropical vegetation, stunning scenery and lush plantations producing tropical fruit and spices. We include five nights at the Calabash on Grenada, followed by five nights at East Winds Inn on St Lucia.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast for 5 nights and all-inclusive for 5 nights
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Grenada, St Lucia to London, economy
  • Local scheduled flight with Liat from Grenada to St Lucia
  • Transfers by car between airports and hotels
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Luxury two-centre holiday to Grenada and St Lucia

This ten-night two-centre holiday combining two lush, tropical Caribbean islands: Grenada and St Lucia. Both islands are renowned for their scenery and natural beauty, with white sandy beaches, coves, waterfalls, marine life, hot springs and spice and tropical fruit plantations. Both islands are very colourful with an abundance of richly-coloured tropical flowers and trees, dense palm trees and amazing bird-life. The two islands complement each other extremely well. You can experience the very best of both islands by staying at our two suggested hotels: the Calabash on Grenada and East Winds Inn on St Lucia. You fly first to Grenada and spend five nights here. Then you take a local, inter-island flight from Grenada to St Lucia’s domestic airport and then it’s a short transfer to your second hotel. You spend five nights here before flying back from Hewanorra airport in the south of the island. You have plenty of time for a combination of relaxation and sightseeing.

Highlights

Visit Grand Anse Beach • Visit Grenada’s spice plantations • Take a boat trip to Tobago Cays marine park • Visit the Pitons on St Lucia • Visit Soufriere • Visit Mourne Coubaril plantation


Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 10 nights.

From about

£4,340

Holiday Code FHCE03

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury two-centre holiday to Grenada and St Lucia

Arrive at Grenada airport in the late afternoon or early evening after your flight from London. A private car transfer takes you to the Calabash where you check-in for your five-night stay.

You have four full days on Grenada at the Calabash. The charming suites are arranged in an inviting horseshoe facing out to sea, across eight acres of tropical gardens. The Junior Suites, in which you will be staying, have their own private balconies, on which breakfast is served every morning. It is also possible to have breakfast on the beach. Rooms are decorated in a contemporary style, with small bursts of colour and Caribbean details. One of the best-loved delights of this hotel is its exquisite restaurant, Rhodes Restaurant, of which celebrity chef Gary Rhodes is Head Chef. Tapas are available throughout the afternoon at the Beach Club, with the gently lapping waves and calming sea breeze creating the atmosphere around you. The Spa is also situated on the beachfront and offers holistic treatments and yoga to help guests achieve spiritual and mental balance. A six-minute taxi ride north or a 40-minute walk will bring you to Grand Anse Beach, understandably reputed to be one of the best beaches in the world. The vast stretch of radiant white sand and azure sea will be enough to entice even the most active of visitors into a few hours of relaxation. At the most inland point of the island are the Seven Sisters Falls. A hike up to the waterfalls through rocky rainforests and past turquoise streams, perhaps followed by a jump down one of the falls, is one of the most memorable experiences you can have in Grenada. Alternatively, dive down into the water near St George’s to discover the world’s first underwater sculpture park, the rocks of which have been carved into incredibly lifelike faces. St George’s is also home to a lively Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning, which is a good place to experience some of the local culture and enthusiasm. Perhaps take a boat trip to the Tobago Cays Marine Park for a scuba-diving trip like no other. The preservation of this area and the unpopulated islands mean the array of tropical fish and other species that can be seen here is virtually unbeatable. Conservation Kayaks offer a kayaking excursion to Hog Island just off the south coast only a few minutes’ drive from Calabash. Once on the island, partake in a Lobster Lunch, or have a picnic on your own private beach. Other water-sports, such as snorkelling, windsurfing, and sailing are widely available. Those with a sweet tooth might wish to finish their stay in Grenada with a trip to the Grenada Chocolate Factory, which produces some of the world’s best organically grown chocolate.

There are several Liat combinations throughout the day, with early departures and an afternoon departure, via Barbados. Upon arrival in St Lucia at Castries you are collected and transferred to East Winds in time for dinner.

You have four full days on St Lucia. East Winds on St Lucia is comprised of cottage-style suites nestled amongst tropical gardens. The hotel is home to what is believed to be St Lucia’s best beach, reserved for travellers looking for indulgent relaxation, and almost exclusively used by hotel guests. The Superior Cottages are located closest to the beach, pools, restaurant, and bars, and have the largest living spaces, giving you the opportunity to either relax in the shade of your cottage patio or make use of the excellent facilities. The all-inclusive aspect of your stay means you can take full advantage of the breakfast and breakfast grill, the varied lunch buffet, and the delicious four course Table D’hôte menu, which changes daily. The restaurants blend international and Caribbean flavours to create something unique and memorable. For a change of scenery after a few days of relaxation on the beach, perhaps book a few treatments are the spa in the open-air pavilion. Yoga and Pilates classes are also available daily. The active visitor might wish to take part in some of the water-sports available at the hotel, including Hobie Cat Sailing, snorkelling, paddle-boarding, and kayaking. Beginners can sign up to classes in many of these, and personalised day trips scuba-diving, deep-sea fishing, and whale-watching at an extra charge. East Winds also offers a wide range of authentic experience programs to tantalise the avid explorer; such trips include a Monday boat trip (must be booked by the previous Saturday) dolphin and whale watching to Soufrière and the Petit and Gros Pitons. A stop on the journey back gives guests the opportunity to swim at the Anse Cochon. Many other trips to other islands are available. Inland on St Lucia, you may wish to visit the bubbling mud pools, wide volcanic crater, and soothing sulphur springs of the Sulphur Springs Park near Soufrière. Or, seek out the Diamond waterfall in the Diamond Botanical Gardens, before taking lunch in the Old Mill Restaurant or relaxing in the Mineral Baths. Essential to any visit to the Caribbean, however, is a trip to a plantation. We would recommend the Mourne Coubaril Estate, which is still producing cocoa and coconuts.

You have the morning free to check-out before your transfer to St Lucia’s Hewanorra airport in the south of the island for the return flight to London, arriving the next morning.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 10 nights.

From about

£4,340

Holiday Code FHCE03

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include ● Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Grenada, St Lucia to London, economy
● Local scheduled flight with Liat from Grenada to St Lucia
● Transfers by car between airports and hotels
● Five nights’ bed and breakfast in a Junior suite at the Calabash, Grenada
● Five nights’ all-inclusive in a Superior room at East Winds Inn, St Lucia
● Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Additional information The room types included in this holiday can be upgraded on request at a supplement. Please ask us for price details.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 10 nights.

From about

£4,340

Holiday Code FHCE03

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Grenada, St Lucia to London, economy
• Local scheduled flight with Liat from Grenada to St Lucia
• Transfers by car between airports and hotels
• Five nights’ bed and breakfast in a Junior suite at the Calabash, Grenada
• Five nights’ all-inclusive in a Superior room at East Winds Inn, St Lucia
• Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

The journey and how you get there There are flights with British Airways London Gatwick to Grenada (not daily) and back from St Lucia Hewanorra. Liat flies between Grenada and St Lucia (the fastest journey time is about 2 hrs 45 mins with a change in Barbados, but sometimes the stopover time can be longer). On each island we arrange for you to be collected at the airport and taken to the hotel by a private car transfer.

Additional information The room types included in this holiday can be upgraded on request at a supplement. Please ask us for price details.

Luxury two-centre holiday to Grenada and St Lucia

Expressions Holidays includes these hotels in this holiday.
Hotels included in this tour
Grenada
Calabash

Calabash Luxury Resort and Spa is a luxury 5-star hotel in a beautiful natural location. Excellent spa facilities, delicious cuisine and extremely comfortable rooms afford guests a truly tranquil and restorative retreat.

Junior suite

St Lucia
East Winds Inn

East Winds is an exclusive hotel in a beautiful secluded beach front location. Delicious cuisine, spa facilities and lush tropical gardens afford guests a truly indulgent taste of St Lucia.

Superior room

From about Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 10 nights.

Holiday Code FHCE03

Luxury two-centre holiday to Grenada and St Lucia

About Grenada

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Grenada is a chance to indulge in a restorative, welcoming and luxury haven. Grenada exudes a shy charm that makes the visitor feel at ease. Known as the Spice Island because of its production of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and vanilla, Grenada offers you an array of sights and places of interest to discover as well as a fantastic range of luxury hotels and resorts. These include Calabash, an outstanding hotel in all respects with charming service, excellent cuisine and extremely comfortable rooms in a beautiful location; and Spice Island Resort, a luxurious hotel which is full of Caribbean flavour and occupies an enviable position on Grand Anse Beach. Grenada is a southerly Windward island, composed of rainforest-covered mountains, fertile valleys of nutmeg, cocoa, mahogany and orange immortelle trees, sheltered bays and inlets with stretches of fine yellow-white sandy beaches. As well as the typical palm-fringed beaches and secluded bays, the island also offers old plantations, waterfalls and rainforest walks, creole architecture in Gouvaye, botanical gardens and markets in St George's. Grenada is a beautiful and fascinating luxury holiday destination.

Highlights of Grenada

The carnival is in August. Food is excellent: specialities include lambi (conch), callaloo soup made of dasheen leaves, goat and seafood, nutmeg features on top of rum punches and in breakfast jelly. Rum and Carib beer are the local drinks. Perfumes and pot pourris made from the island`s spices as well as the spices themselves, straw, palm and wood craft ware all make excellent souvenirs. Recommended excursions include St George`s, Gouvaye, Concord Falls, Dougaldston Estate, Grand Etang forest centre, Grenville, Morne Fendue plantation house and La Sagesse Protected Seascape of beaches, mangrove, salt pond and coral reef.

Travel around Grenada

The hotels we feature are a short distance by taxi from the airport. However, a hire-car is very useful for visiting the island, getting into St George’s, exploring the coast for harbours and beaches. Cars can be booked through the hotels and delivered to your hotel.

Facts in brief

Capital St George's
Airport Maurice Bishop International Airport
Size 134 sq. miles
Population 107,000

Luxury two-centre holiday to Grenada and St Lucia

About St Lucia

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to St Lucia is an opportunity to explore a lush, fertile island of volcanic peaks, rainforest and banana plantations which stands at the heart of the Windward Islands. Bitterly contested in bygone centuries by the British and French, St Lucia’s history is reflected today in the creole architecture and cuisine and the impossibly difficult to understand patois. The great range of luxury hotels and resorts on the island ensures that there is the perfect destination for every type of holiday. For example, Anse Chastanet is a charming hotel which offers a true flavour of the Caribbean whilst existing in harmony with its natural surroundings, whilst Sugar Beach offers luxurious accommodation with modern facilities in a stunning location. The character and aspect of the island of St Lucia between the north around Castries and the south around Soufrière is vastly different. In the north you have the bays, coves and sheltered harbours, white sandy beaches and tourist resorts whereas the south is famous for the volcanic, forest-covered Pitons, sulphur springs and rain forest. The north of St Lucia will appeal if you want a luxury Caribbean beach holiday with comfortable, contemporary accommodation and the possibility of venturing out for days, and the south is to be recommended for those who want the experience of life in a lush, tropical environment with the close proximity of the rainforest.

Highlights of St Lucia

Banana plantations. Creole architecture and gaily coloured houses in the villages. Jazz festival in May. Creole dishes of plantain, breadfruit, yam and christophene. Exuberant flowers, parrots and humming birds. Lush rainforest walks. Waterfalls, sulphur springs and botanical gardens. The poetry of Nobel prize winner Derek Walcott. Fishing towns of Anse la Raye, Canaries and Soufriere. Boat trips along the coast are also possible and afford breath-taking views of the mountains.

Travel around St Lucia

The west coast road from Castries to Soufrière has a good surface and width and just winds up and down the length of the coast. The scenery is dramatic and well worth experiencing by hire car. Signposting in Castries is almost non-existent so be armed with a detailed map but be prepared to get lost a little. South of Castries, Soufrière and Hewanorra airport are well signposted.

Facts in brief

Capital Castries
Airport Hewanorra International Airport
Size 238 sq. miles
Population 180,000
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