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Mystique St Lucia By Royalton

Mystique St Lucia By Royalton

St Lucia, Castries, Saint Lucia
Air Canada Vacations
Air Canada Vacations
Vacation package departing from Toronto to St Lucia
Check-in date : March 08, 2022
Check-out date : March 15, 2022
Room type : Deluxe junior suite
Type of meal : All inclusive
Type of occupation : Double occupancy
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Flight itinerary

Toronto (YYZ) - St Lucia (UVF)

Flight :AC1050
Depart :March 08, 2022 - 08:20
Arrival :March 08, 2022 - 14:20
Class :Y

St Lucia (UVF) - Toronto (YYZ)

Flight :AC1051
Depart :March 15, 2022 - 14:40
Arrival :March 15, 2022 - 20:20
Class :Y

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Price : $2018.00
Taxes : $481.00
Total : $2499.00
Quantity : x 2
Total : $4998.00 CAD

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Mystique St Lucia By Royalton

Reduit Beach, Gros Islet, Saint Lucie
St Lucia, Castries, Saint Lucia

Nearby activities / points of interest

  1. 0.10km - Reduit Beach
  2. 1.24km - Rodney Bay Aquatic Centre
  3. 1.45km - Bonne Terre Tropical Gardens
  4. 2.19km - Pigeon Island National Park
  5. 2.49km - Beausejour Stadium
  6. 2.86km - Smugglers Cove
  7. 7.11km - Marquis Plantation
  8. 7.24km - Vigie Beach
  9. 7.48km - Castries George F. L. Charles Airport (SLU)
  10. 7.88km - Vigie Lighthouse
  11. 8.18km - St. Lucia Town Hall
  12. 8.28km - St. Lucia Cathedral
  13. 8.33km - Immaculate Conception Church
  14. 8.34km - St. Lucia National Library
  15. 8.39km - Derek Walcott Square
  16. 8.74km - La Toc Battery
  17. 9.04km - Downtown Castries
  18. 9.09km - St. Lucia Government House
  19. 9.84km - Mont Fortune Historic Area
  20. 10.58km - Fort Charlotte
  21. 10.69km - Grand Anse Bay
  22. 14.23km - Marigot Bay

Travel guide


Santa LuciaCastries

Introduction

Castries serves as a good base for island exploration. The capital is mostly used as a port of call for cruise ships and only a few museums and attractions can be found. But since the island is quite small, everything is close by and easily accessible. This is a destination for nature lovers. There are so many parks and natural reserves to see, as well as gardens, old sugar plantations and an incredible marine life to discover if you go diving or snorkelling.

This capital city is very modern, but still retains a certain colonial charm and it is surrounded by lush green hills. There is also a very vibrant and colourful market, lovely waterfront restaurants and great shops. The resorts are located nearby in Marigot Bay and Rodney Bay, along the gorgeous beaches filled with activities.

Beaches

Anse Chastanet offers amazing snorkelling and diving opportunities. Lush tropical hills frame this beach with dark sand. The colourful fishing boats really make it picture perfect.

Anse Cochon has unusual black sand and can only be reached by either boat or on a one mile road. With its close by reefs, this beach is wonderful for diving and snorkelling, not to mention swimming.

Anse des Pitons has imported white sand to cover its natural black sand. The background offers fabulous views.

Balenbouche Estate has trails leading to the Balenbouche River which has secluded beaches.

Laborie Beach is a short distance from Morne Le Blanc.

Marigot Beach is reached by ferry and offers a beautiful beach with the occasional palm tree. The surf is calm and great for families.

Pigeon Point is a lovely beach within the Pigeon Island National Historic Park.

Reduit Beach is considered by most as the best beach of the island with its long stretch of golden sand.

Sab-Wee-Sha Beach is another great secluded beach.

Vigie Beach is very nice and is located right along side the George F. L. Charles Airport runway.

Climate

December though May is considered the driest season, with day temperatures hovering around 27C. The rainy season is from June to November. Trade winds provide a refreshing breeze all year. The water temperature hovers around 26C.

Temperature in Celsius J F M A M J J A S O N D
Maximum 27 27 28 28 30 29 29 30 30 30 28 28
Minimum 24 24 25 25 26 27 26 26 26 26 26 25
Rainfall (mm) 175 218 213 132 97 58 53 58 33 36 46 127

Geography

The capital city is located on the north western side of the island, its shores bathed by the waters of the Caribbean Sea. It is know for having one of the finest natural harbours. It is the most populated city of the island, inhabited by around 60,000 people. Nearby Rodney Bay, a man-mad lagoon, houses many hotel resorts. The beautiful harbour of Marigot has also attracted several luxury resort complexes.

History

Named after the French marine in the colony in 1785, Castries was a pioneer in electing a town council. It remained relatively quiet and undeveloped until one hundred years ago, until the capital was used as a coal station and port in the area. When the military men left and port workers started to protest against the working conditions, the city became a place of rioting and crime. Quiet times followed again in the 1920s with a sharp decline of the coal industry. But soon after Castries became a pivotal center of the banana and tourism industries in the island. Tourism was particularly emphasized in the near by area of Marigot Bay and Rodney Bay.

Nature

For such a small island there are a remarkably large number of green spaces, many protected by the government. Here is a brief description of the more popular sites:

The National Rainforest offers over 46 m of hiking trails, inviting visitors to discover the gorgeous indigenous trees and plant species of the island. The local wildlife can often be observed as well, like the national bird, the Jacquot.

The Petit Piton and Gros Piton, two volcanic cones rising 763 metres and 812 metres above sea level, have become the symbols of St Lucia. In 2004 the pitons were bestowed the great honour of being added to the UNESCO list. Experienced hikers will enjoy a strenuous hike up the goliaths.

A unique site is the Sulphur Springs. Visitors can actually drive in the volcano where they can view bubbling mud, see and hear hissing steam and craters seething with sulphur. Some claim sulphur can have incredible healing powers.

The Diamond Waterfall come down six different levels through sulphur springs that change the water's colour. Nearby are Mineral Baths that are thought to have healing powers. Also close by are the Diamond Botanical Gardens.

Maria Islands and Fregate Islands are stunning nature reserves. The first is home to an array of plant, bird, lizard, butterfly, and snake species. The later is quite devoid of plant life, presenting a rocky landscape with the occasional tall grass. This island was named for the frigate birds that nest there.

Unique to Here

The St Lucia Heritage Tourism Programme offers tour packages concentrating on the islands authentic natural, cultural and historic sites and attractions. This programme is a community-based effort to promote cultural exchanges, economic growths and educate on environmental issues.
  • Airport : Hewanorra International Airport, Georges F. L. Charles Airport
  • Airport Tax : The departure tax of around EC $68, per person, is payable cash at the airport when leaving the country.
  • Distance from Airport : Approximately 90 minutes from Hewanorra International Airport.
  • Tourist Office : Castries: Sureline Bldg, Vide Bouteille, 758/452-4094. Pointe Seraphine: 758/452-7577. Soufrière: 758/459-7419
  • Tourist Season : December through May

Festivals & Events

April/May - St Lucia Jazz Fest

June - Fisherman's Feast

June and July - Carnival

August - Feast of St Rose De Lima

August - Market Feast

October - Feast of La Marguerite

December - Kalalu World Music Festival

January - St Lucia Regatta

Transportation

St Lucians drive on the LEFT side. To rent a car you must purchase a temporary driver's permit (US $20), if you do not have an international driver's license, which is valid for three months. Another great way to explore the island is by renting a scooter.

Taxis charge fixed rates set by the government. Minibuses can be hired as taxis for groups. Buses run frequently along the coastal and interior routes and are inexpensive. A small ferry travels daily from Port Castries to Soufriere.

Activities & Sports

A large array of water sports can be practised on the island, like kayaking, water-skiing and parasailing. Windsurfing at Cas en Bas and Vieux Fort is favoured by advanced and intermediate windsurfers but beginners can also try this sport further west where they will find calmer waters. This destination offers great sailing opportunities. The marinas of Marigot Bay and Rodney Bay can rent out sailboats and crewed charters. Other excursions can take you out on a deep-sea fishing expedition

Diving and snorkelling is excellent in St Lucia. This volcanic island is surrounded by spectacular coral reefs and sponges covering the occasional sunken ship. The marine life is incredible as well and if you are lucky you may see St Lucia’s The Thing, know as the Loch Ness Monster on Vacation.

Golfers will enjoy the St Lucia’s Golf and Country Club which has an 18-hole golf course with a par 71.The The Sandals St. Lucia has the La Toc Golf Course which offers a 9hole par 33 course.

Hiking and jungle biking are a wonderful way to explore the many nature parks and reserve found on St Lucia. Several kilometres of cleared paths let you discover old sugar plantations, secluded beaches and waterfalls hidden in the rainforest. Those looking for a challenging hike can even go up the Gros Piton. Other lush trails and secluded beaches can be done on horseback.

Archaeology

Fond d'Or Nature & Historic Park - includes and archaeological site where Amerindian settlements were found.

The Balenbouche Estate let’s guest explore the ruins of the 18th century sugar factory but it this area was also home to several Pre-Columbian peoples dating as far back as 1500 years ago. You can view several Amerindian artefacts and a walk down to the Balenbouche River will reveal petroglyphs carved into the rock basins.

Attractions & Sights

Take the informative one hour Castries Heritage Walk which will bring the history of Castries and the diverse architecture to life. See also the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and the Derek Walcott Square, one of two Nobel laureates from St Lucia. The Government House, halfway up Morne Fortune, is the official residence of the governor-general. It houses Le Pavillion Royal Museum, which exhibits historical photographs and documents, artifacts, crockery, silverware, medals, and awards (by appointment only).

The Vigie Lighthouse offers an excellent view of the coastline and has ruins of a small powder magazine built in 1784.

Just outside the capital is the Folk Research Centre which is housed in a 19th century colonial building. The centre’s goal is to preserve and promote St Lucia’s cultural heritage.

The Fond Latisab Creole Park is a community where you can experience traditional practices, like preparing cassava bread, cooking on macambou leaves, catching crayfish in the river and wood sawing to traditional St Lucian music.

Latille Waterfall and Gardens offers an agricultural learning experience amongst the tropical garden of fruits, herbs and plants. There is also a 20ft waterfall with a water basin where you can take a refreshing dip.

Pigeon Island National Park, Museum and Interpretive Centre is a spot that has played several roles throughout the island’s history. First settled by the Amerindians, it later became a pirate hideout and later a military base. The remaining stone ruins are believed to have been the kitchen, hospital and barracks of the army base.

The St Lucia Distillers Limited distillery offers the Rhythm of Rum Tour which will introduce you to the history of rum, complete with a detailed distillery tour and a chance to sample some of our rums and liqueurs.

Nightlife

On Friday nights, the village of Gros Islet hosts a weekly jump up party, popular with locals and visitors alike. Also every Friday you can attend the Anse La Raye Fish Fry BBQ or the Dennery Fish Fiesta on Saturdays.

Themed parties are hosted by most big resorts on various evenings. A show and live calypso bands are usually presented. St Lucia does not offer a very lively club scene but two recommendations would be Indies and The Late Lime in Rodney Bay.

The Brig Unicorn Pirate Sail, a real pirate ship movie prop, features tours around St Lucia to notorious pirate coves and includes a tour of the drive-in volcano.

Side Trips

Soufrière, located in the southwest side of the island, was the islands original capital. It was first colonized by the French in 1746 and their influence still reflects in the building's architecture and colourful murals near the market. Its name was inspired by the nearby Pitons and sulphur springs. It really is a beautiful town to take a stroll in.

Vieux-Fort is at the southern most tip of St Lucia. It offers a panoramic view, where the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet, and on a clear day you may even view St Vincent. The Maria Islands Nature Park Preserve is nearby as well.

Anse La Raye, Gros Islet and Choiseul are two very quaint fishing villages. Choiseul is also home to the Arts and Crafts Development Centre and offers great shopping opportunities.

Several Plantations Houses can be visited throughout the island. Testifying to the islands past economic and agricultural development, they make for an educational and enriching experience. The Fond d'Or Nature Historic Park, the Fond Doux Estate and the Mourne Coubaril and the Marquis Estates are some of the best to see.

Accommodations

With such a large choice of accommodations, you are sure to find the right place to suit your taste and budget. There are all inclusive resorts, luxury villas, conventional hotels, small hotels, hospitable inns and guesthouses. Camping is now possible on St Lucia at the Environmental Educational Centre, which offers 12 campsites along a beautiful stretch of beach on historic Anse Liberté.

Spas are abundant and extremely popular on this island. Most offer treatments and holistic therapies with a personal St Lucia flair. The island's banana leafs, volcanic minerals, papaya and rainforest plants are incorporated into the treatment. The mineral baths, sulphur springs and natural waterfalls are reputed to have healing powers as well.

Eating Out

It is nice to know that restaurants mostly use locally grown produce, spices and fresh fish caught off the shores. You will find many international restaurants but the local places specialize in wonderful Creole dishes. You will find simple and budget minded eateries as well as upscale fine restaurants. Here are a few suggestions:

Dasheene is built like a tree house and is famous for incredible sunsets, Chic, Tao offers a fusion of Asian with Caribbean, The Coal Pot is French & Caribbean, The Great House, an old French plantation, serves up Creole meals, and Dragonfly, at Windjammer Landing, fuses Euro-Caribbean and Asian tastes.

Shopping

Markets and shopping center finds include hand woven baskets and hats, wood sculptures, clay pottery, jewellery, rugs and beachwear. Unique St Lucian souvenirs include batik and silkscreen textiles made into pareos, shirts, table mats and many other items.

Duty-free shopping (with passport or airline ticket in hand), offering great deals on designer perfumes, crystal, china, jewellery, cigars and clothing, is available at a few shopping centers: Pointe Seraphine, La Place Carenage and J.Q. Mall.
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MYSTIQUE ST LUCIA BY ROYALTON


Based on 11 reviews.
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Great Resort!

The resort is beautiful as was our room. Not your standard hotel room, but two separate areas with a large bathroom. Other reviews were spot on about the staff. Friendly and always ready to help out . The food was excellent with different themes each night. The only problem we had was with the hot water in our room. All hot, no cold. Had to have it "fixed" five or six times. It was eventually fixed, but a real pain.
The strong points
Staff, food, location, the breakfast guy!
The weak points
Distance from airport. Water problems in the room.
Glen Mcdonough
St Catharines, HA
from 2020-01-21 to 2020-01-28 (7 days)

Fabulous Resort -

The MYSTIQUE ROYAL - is a Fabulous resort, Small, quiet and Friendly, suitable for Couples, Mature adults looking for quiet and relaxation. GREAT Food and Service. Staff are amazing and they are part of what makes this Resort so wonderful! Great Beach for walking and swimming. This resort is not suitable for children, nothing for them to do! As well its not a party resort. No disco, Games or 24 hr bars. We have been coming here for a few years and Love it. Weather is fabulous and it is safe. The resort is always kept clean and beautiful grounds. The Rooms are Great and Beds comfortable and always clean.
The strong points
The Food, Staff and the size. Fabulous Rooms and service is great.
The weak points
The trip from the airport to the Resort is approx 1.5 - 2 hrs - Beautiful island to see, be prepared for a long drive.
Vkeating
Peterborough, ON
from 2020-02-13 to 2020-03-06 (22 days)

Get away

We had a very relaxing vacation The facilities and food were great ! With only one exception they had no coffee one morning. The bar tenders went out of their way to make sure drinks flowed! Only one thing that got tiresome were all the hundreds of cruise boat tourists that invaded our space and beach
The strong points
Nice accommodations and grounds Friendly staff
The weak points
Cruise ship tourists took over the beach and washrooms
Paul sloggett
Newcastle, ON
from 2020-02-11 to 2020-02-21 (10 days)

Our wonderful St. Lucian vacation

We had an amazing holiday at the Royal St. Lucia Resort and Spa. The hotel is quite beautiful and the staff are very accommodating - all one had to do was make a request and it was answered. The resort is quiet, small and very relaxing. Our ground floor room was close to everything. We would definitely return to this hotel. We are well-traveled seniors looking for a great beach and ocean front and that is what we had.
The strong points
- safe, clean - great food - beautiful beach and pool - tasteful entertainment
The weak points
Activities are limited and there is not much for children. Some people might find the resort too quiet. Lots of excursions offered but they are pricey.
Donna Kelly
Oshawa, ON
from 2018-02-24 to 2018-03-03 (7 days)

VACANCES MYSTIQUE ROYAL ST-LUCIE

Malheureusement pas un 4.5 étoiles. Payer cher pour peu de services. Hôtel vieillot, mal entretenu et désuet. Certains membres du personnel pas affable, ni souriant pour toute la semaine. Pas de palapas suffisants sur la plage. On doit se lever à 5.45hrs du matin pour en réserver un sinon tout est pris et il faut payer 20$US par jour pour avoir une chaise avec parasol. Wi-Fi atroce, doit se reconnecter plusieurs fois par jour parce qu’inefficace, manque d’eau chaude pour prendre sa douche, plusieurs fois par semaine. On ne va pas en vacances pour se battre pour se chercher des services. Site nature très beau.
The strong points
La mer, la plage, les repas à la carte.
The weak points
Hôtel désuet. Non rénové. Propreté inégale. Certains membres du personnel peu avenant. Wi-fi atroce. Doit se lever à 5.45hrs le matin pour réserver un palapas sinon pas de place sur la plage ou payer 20$US par jour pour une chaise avec parasol.
Frank
Terrebonne, QC
from 2020-03-07 to 2020-03-14 (7 days)

Tellement wow

Un super voyage! Rien à voir avec Cuba, Mexique ou République! Oui, on paie un peu plus cher (2105 $) pour 7 jours mais rien de comparable. Nourriture excellente, buffet le matin et 2-3 fois semaine . Repas à la carte: assez diversifié: nous pourrions y être 2 semaines et manger différemment chaque jour à moins que vous soyez très difficile... dans le tout inclus 1 souper au resto haut de gamme Chic mais c'est comprenable c'est tres dispendieux et comme on mange très bien dans l'autre resto ça ne manque pas vraiment. Nous etions au rez de chaussée nous avons adorés: pas de marches à monte
The strong points
Service et personnel impeccable. Très bons repas, belle ambiance, plage très propre et très accessible.
The weak points
Marguerite Emond et Gaëtan Raymond
Saint-Cyrille-De-Wendover, QC
from 2020-02-08 to 2020-02-15 (7 days)

Mystique Royal Ste-Lucie

Très belle expérience. Excellente nourriture, service et propreté. Nous avons apprécié le fait que le resort est petit et que le service y est très chaleureux. La nourriture était WOW, Excellente. Malgré qu'il n'y a qu'un restaurant autre que la salle à manger, nous avons vraiment apprécié les repas qui étaient presque tous à la carte. Excellents musiciens et chanteurs au bar mais terminent trop tôt (22h15) Moins intéressant toutefois car nous étions à 2 heures de route de l'aéroport et que chaque côté de la plage du resort, il y a accès pour les gens qui arrivent des croisières. Les vendeurs sur la plage y sont parfois achalant. Peu d'activités sportives à faire sur place sauf le gym. Idéal pour un couple.
The strong points
Très belle expérience. Excellente nourriture, service et propreté. Nous avons apprécié le fait que le resort est petit et que le service y est très chaleureux. La nourriture était WOW, Excellente. Malgré qu'il n'y a qu'un restaurant autre que la salle
The weak points
Moins intéressant toutefois que nous étions à 2 heures de route de l'aéroport et que chaque côté de la plage du resort, il y a accès pour les gens qui arrivent des croisières. Les vendeurs sur la plage y sont parfois achalant.
Fan et Joss
Montréal, QC
from 2020-01-04 to 2020-01-11 (7 days)

Vacance réussis mais trop courte

Les brochures du Québec nous vendent cet hôtel seulement les chambres au rez-de-chaussé. Rendu sur place, on peu s'il y a de la place d'avoir une chambre au 2 ou 3e étage mais attention $50.00 par nuit en US. J'ai adoré ce voyage qui a été trop court (7 jours).
The strong points
Le personnel à votre écoute. La beauté du site et la nature. Très belle ile pour les aimants de la natures. Très belles excursions variées.
The weak points
Trop de soir à la carte plutôt que des buffets. (variétés) Utilise 2 fois semaines les mêmes menus à la carte. Plage descend très abruptement. 1H30 de l'aéroport.
Marjolaine Olivier
Sherbrooke, QC
from 2019-11-23 to 2019-11-30 (7 days)

Mystique Royal a St-Lucie

Voyage fait en janv.2019 Pour commencer les gens de St-Lucie sont sont très accueillants et attentionnés on a été traité comme un service VIP toute la semaine, le fait aussi que l'hôtel était presque vide on  eu droit à toute l'attention
The strong points
Service et personnel
The weak points
Très limité pour la bouffe on a droit à seulement un souper par semaine au seul restaurant du complexe (Le Chic)
Hugues Destenay
Ste-Therese, QC
from 2019-01-12 to 2019-01-19 (7 days)

Une semaine parfaite

Nous avons adoré cet hôtel ,la chambre est tres bien divisée , le service clients etait plus que parfait tous sont très attentionnés a nos besoins et font leurs possible pour nous faires passer des vacances innoubliable la plage est tres belle la piscine aussi et que dire de la nourriture... ne pensser pas aller la pour perdre du poids car la bouffe est a tomber tous comme les cocktails bref cette hotel est parfait pour relaxer bien manger et profiter du soleil
The strong points
Service ,emplacement, plage , bouffe
The weak points
Les rideaux sont un peu mince dans la chambre donc il fait clair tot
Chantale Paulin
St Hubert, QC
from 2019-01-04 to 2019-01-11 (7 days)
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