Vacation Like a Royal in Saint Lucia: Prince Harry’s 2016 Visit
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On a recent official visit to the Caribbean on behalf of the Royal Family, Prince Harry took in the sights and sounds of Saint Lucia’s street festivals, sports and important landmarks. Below, we highlight the exciting activities we at Cap Maison can coordinate for you to make your vacation as outstanding as His Royal Highness’ St. Lucian adventures.
Prince Harry stopped by the Government House in Castries for an official reception, but there’s plenty more to do in the capital of Saint Lucia. A guest favorite activity is tagging along with our own Chef Craig on Saturdays to visit Castries Market to shop for fresh meats and produce for the Naked Fisherman and Cliff at Cap Restaurants. It’s also a great place to purchase locally-made souvenirs for friends and family.
Catch a Cricket Match
Harry headed to the pitch to watch a match between two teams competing on behalf of His Royal Highness and the Prime Minister at Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, where the St. Lucia Zouks play. Take in the island’s favorite sport by purchasing tickets to the next match.
During a visit to Pigeon Island, the prince planted a Calabash tree, the national tree of St. Lucia, and unveiled a dedication plaque to honor Castries Water Works Reserve and surrounding rainforest as St Lucia’s contribution to The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy.
The Saint Lucia National Trust boasts Pigeon Island as one of the most important St. Lucian landmarks. The 44-acre reserve features:
- Ruins of military buildings used during the battles between the French and the British for the island of Saint Lucia.
- An Interpretation Centre describing the rich history of the island.
- Two beautiful beaches.
- A restaurant featuring local cuisine.
- A pub and restaurant with a historical theme.
- A lookout point at the top of the Fort which gives a panoramic view of the Northwest coastline.
Whether you hike the mountain or are more interested of an offshore tour via Cap Maison I, we are more than happy to coordinate your trip to this natural and historic Saint Lucian gem.
See a Street Festival
Situated between the Pitons, the prince took in a street festival in the town of Soufriere, enjoying traditional food and drink from local vendors as well as live local music.
No matter the day of the week or time of year, a variety St. Lucian communities are always buzzing with live jazz music and dancing. Check in with us at Concierge and we’ll guide you to the closest celebration for you to take in some local flavor.