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Barefoot Holidays – ‘Essence of St. Lucia’
Barefoot Holiday’s new Essence of Saint Lucia tour gives you a wonderful, thoroughly enjoyable insight into St. Lucian life in the days gone by.
Sights, scents and tastes
Heritage House is located on the lush Greenwood Terrace, at the top of Choc Hill in the north of Saint Lucia – easily reached from all hotels in the north of St. Lucia.
Travel through time and witness relics from the island’s first settlers, the ‘Amerindians’, Colonial Era creole traditional wear and artifacts like the ‘Platene’ used in making farine and a creole bread oven.
You’ll wander through the medicinal herb garden, filled with fascinating plants and vibrant flowers and learn about the local medicinal uses. Enthusiastic tour guides create the perfect mixture of knowledge and fun as they tell the stories behind quirky plant names like the ‘Mother-in-Law’s Tongue’ and the ‘Monkey’s Tail’.
The tour ends with a refreshing tasting session of fresh fruits picked from the garden, traditional h’ordeuvres and local rums: A great way to round off!
After the Essence of Saint Lucia tour experience, I felt like I’d been on an exciting journey of discovery of the history and tradition that makes St. Lucia what it is today!
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $55 US – adult
$38US – Child
Group Size: Maximum 20 persons
Operating days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Bookings: Online / Telephone (at least 24 hours in advance)
Transfer: Hotel Transfer available
Main Contact: Nadia Felicien
Greenwood Terrace, Glasgow Hill, Marisule
How to Get there
Click on this What3Words address to be taken straight to the exact spot on the map:
If coming from the Castries area, continue up the Castries Gros – Islet Highway passing the Almond Morgan Bay resort. You will soon approach top of the world , look to your right where you will see a small retaining wall with the sign Glasgow Hill attached to it, leading into a side road. Enter into that road and take the third entrance to your left. You will approach a gate with the number 4 on it.