A tropical utopia of waterfalls, lush
mountainscapes and sprawling, sandy
beaches, Saint Lucia is the ideal destination
for all kinds of family-friendly fun in the sun.
Ultimate Family Vacations | FALL 2017
There are plenty of all-inclusive resorts in Saint Lucia
offering something for everyone. Coconut Bay Beach
Resort overlooks CocoLand Waterpark, while the
newly opened Royalton Saint Lucia Resort & Spa
enjoys a lush landscape in a quiet cove. Meanwhile,
The Landings Resort & Spa takes luxury up a notch
with its 7,000 square foot RockResorts Spa.
THE LAZY RIVER AT COCONUT BAY BEACH RESORT. © LIZ SCULL
Cruising in from open waters? Snuba in Pigeon Island
National Park is a popular shore excursion for cruise
passengers visiting Saint Lucia’s port of call in
Castries, as it’s only a 30-minute drive to Gros Islet.
From taking in the Pitons to “splishing” around
Splash Island Water Park, there’s plenty to see and
do in Saint Lucia. Hike the Tet Paul Nature Trail,
check out the Gros Islet Street Party or take a food
tour of the island. Whatever you do, Saint Lucia is
not a self-drive sort of island; be sure to arrange
SPECTACULAR VIEW OF SAINT LUCIA PITONS
These all seem like pretty important points but it’s unclear if my
sons have absorbed an ounce of information, as they fumble with
Our second guide, “Angelfish” (Hardasher Agdomer) gets us suited
up in harnesses, regulators, weight belts and fins; then leads us
into the warm water to practice breathing.
“Usually the most difficult part for people is regulating the
transition from breathing through their nose to their mouth,”
Though nervous, the boys are listening and eager. After a few
minutes, we learn to trust our regulators and head out into deeper
Once below the surface, it is peaceful and effortless. The three
of us are entranced. The boys transform together, taking to it like
fish to water — excitedly pointing every few seconds at marine life.
Angelfish spots an eel and though we cannot touch it, she brings it
up for close inspection.
Zevin isn’t yet a strong swimmer, so Angelfish encourages him to
stay close to the raft during a moment above the surface.
“Eyes on the guide,” she reminds him.
Over the 25-minute excursion, he ventures around the raft; even
taking short spurts downward with confidence, and flashing a
reciprocal thumbs-up sign whenever our eyes meet. We swim
along into even clearer waters to find a school of jack, some spiny
black sea urchins and a box crab.
A quick look behind me on our way in reveals Finn, taking on an
odd fish-like stroke — part octopus, part mer-man. The one who
was once so scared fish might touch him, now fully living up to
his (given) underwater name.
ZEVIN NELSON, 7 (LEFT) AND FINN NELSON, 9, (RIGHT) ENJOY THEIR FIRST TASTE OF
SNUBA IN SAINT LUCIA © JENN SMITH NELSON
VIEWING URCHINS AND EELS FAR BELOW THE SURFACE © JENN SMITH NELSON
7-day | Caribbean Princess® | Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale
June 30, 2018
Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses up to $162.51 CAD are included.
voyage of the glaciers
7-day | Island Princess® | Vancouver, B.C. to Whittier (Anchorage)
June 13, 2018
Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses up to $292.52 CAD are included.
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