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Bel Jou
Stay and Relax
Stay and Relax

Bel Jou QQQQ

Castries, St Lucia

from £999.00 8 2

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  • All Inclusive All Inclusive
  • VIP Travel Service VIP door to door
Stay at Saga's award-winning all-inclusive hotel in St Lucia

The beautiful island of St Lucia and Saga's Bel Jou hotel - the perfect combination for a memorable holiday on the island known as the 'Helen of the West Indies'.

† Please note: this holiday includes one night aboard aircraft (applicable to both 8 and 15 night stays).

Including...

  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if not required
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Full board
  • Free bar 12 hours a day
  • Welcome drink and dinner 
  • Resident Saga staff 
  • Porterage at your hotel
  • Weekly gala dinner with cocktails 
  • Water in room on arrival 
  • Daily afternoon tea 
  • Complimentary shuttle bus 
Plus all this…
Excursions 
  • Castries and Pigeon Island (half day)
  • Creole traditions and beautiful views (half day)
and on holidays of 15† nights or longer
  • Spirits and rhythms of St Lucia.
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October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013
3 weeks for the
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3rd week for £100
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Address

La Pansee Castries St Lucia 

Introduction

Literally translated from Creole Patois as ‘beautiful day’. Bel Jou’s relaxed atmosphere is equally appealing whether you are looking for a leisurely holiday or a real Caribbean experience.

Bel Jou has recently undergone an exciting refurbishment, including the addition of twelve garden rooms.


Accommodation

There are 64 air-conditioned bedrooms, 52 of which are in the main building and have doors opening onto a balcony overlooking the sea and hotel gardens. Rooms for twin occupancy have twin beds.

The remaining 12 rooms are for single guests and are situated in spacious terraced bunglows with French doors opening onto a terrace.The terraces also have a sun lounger, dining table and chairs from which you can fully appreciate the views in comfort and style.

All bathrooms have a shower and wc.

Please note that there are no lifts and there are a number of steps to negotiate in and around the hotel. If you are in any doubt as to its suitability please speak to one of our Travel Consultants.

Upgrade to a Deluxe Room with terrace for £25 per person, per night, subject to availability (based on two people sharing). Two Deluxe Rooms are available and each is fitted with one super king-size bed and enhanced room facilities. The private sun terraces have recently been extended and fitted with trellis privacy screens. You can relax on the curtain-shaded day-bed or stretch out on the sun-loungers, cooling down now and again under your outdoor shower.

10% discount off items purchased at the hotel that are charged to your room and settled with your Saga Platinum card (excludes franchise outlets).

DVD player
Telephone
Tea coffee making facilities
Hairdryer
Safe
Fridge
Television

Food and Drink

You will be staying on a full board, all-inclusive basis, with a free bar serving local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from 11am until 11pm each day. There will be a welcome drink, cocktail party and celebration dinner during your stay.

Bel Jou offers you a choice of dining options. The Verandah restaurant, which has received Saga's one-rosette Good Food award extends out on to the terrace, so that you can choose to dine al fresco or indoors. All evening meals will be served in the Verandah Restaurant.

The Cabana grill is also available for light lunches daily, except Sundays.

Meals are a mixture of buffet and waiter service and the cuisine is local and international with influences from the best of modern British and classic French styles.

Entertainment

There is a variety of activities and entertainment available for you to take part in during your stay at Bel Jou. Some activities are at an additional charge and activities may change from time to time.

  • Talk on the history, folklore and traditions of St Lucia (weekly)
  • Tour of the gardens (weekly)
  • Creole cookery lessons
  • Rum tasting and cocktail-making demonstration.
  • Golf (subject to an additional charge)
  • Garden Games

Evening Entertainment

  • Weekly live entertainment
  • St Lucian evening with traditional music and dancers (fortnightly) 
  • Barbecue evening with reggae, steel bands, and other themed evenings
  • Local schools supported by SCT and SVT perform concerts (fortnightly) 
Bel Jou exterior
Bel Jou gardens
Tastefully furnished bedrooms
Deluxe room terrace
Verandah Restaurant
Friendly srevice
Lively entertainment

Literally translated from Creole Patois as ‘beautiful day’. Bel Jou’s relaxed atmosphere is equally appealing whether you are looking for a leisurely holiday or a real Caribbean experience.

Bel Jou has recently undergone an exciting refurbishment, including the addition of twelve garden rooms.


    Lounge
    Restaurant
    Outdoor swimming pool
    Free bar

Saga guests can take advantage of the complimentary shuttle bus to explore the surrounding area. The free shuttle bus runs five times a day to Castries, approximately 15 minutes away, and beyond to Rodney Bay and Pigeon Island.

A packed lunch is available at no extra charge for anyone wishing to stay out at the beach for the day.

to the hotel's location on a steep hill, we do not recommend walking to Castries from the hotel. Bel Jou is 1 hour and 30 minutes drive from Hewanorra Airport.

St Lucia

White-sand beaches, swaying palm trees and crystal clear waters... St Lucia is the epitome of a Caribbean paradise. Visitors to this lush, tropical island can admire the twin peaks of the Pitons, explore the island's rainforest, or simply relax on the golden beaches of the Caribbean coast.

Mamiku Gardens

Travel along the rugged eastern coast of St Lucia stopping briefly at Dennery view point, to beautiful Mamiku Botanical Gardens set in twelve acres of superb woodland gardens around the ruins of an 18th-century estate. Discover the whereabouts of the Secret Garden and visit the ruins of Grandpa's Old house and be sure to enjoy some refreshments at Brigand's Bar.

Half day
Marigot Bay
Mamiku Gardens St Lucia Caribbean
  • Included on 8 nights itinerary
  • Included on 22 nights itinerary
  • Included on 15 nights itinerary

Lushan Country Life & Forestry

After a short drive to the Union Agricultural Station enter the captivating Orchid Greenhouse for a guided tour where depending on the season, you may experience the allure of thousands of beautiful blooming Phalaenopsis, more commonly known as moth orchids, Cattleyas and Dendrobiums. This is followed by a visit to the Sapling Shed.

Continue on through the countryside to Lushan Country Life. Enjoy a 200-metre trail walk and smell the spice leaves, see the tropical birds and listen to the noises of the forest, before walking along the Garden trail. Here you will uncover some of the 134 plant species and natural delights that surround you including ginger, cocoa, cinnamon, mango, cashew nuts and coconuts, to name just a few!



Half day
West coast of St Luia
  • Included on 8 nights itinerary
  • Included on 22 nights itinerary
  • Included on 15 nights itinerary

Castries and Pigeon Island

Combine shopping and history as you tour the city of Castries. Visit sites such as the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the Derek Walcott Square and bustling Castries Market. Then head north to Pigeon Island and if you feel adventurous, you may like to trek up to Fort Rodney, or alternatively enjoy some cool refreshments from the Jambe de Bois on the beach.

Half day
Castries
  • Included on 22 nights itinerary
  • Included on 15 nights itinerary
  • Not available on 8 nights itinerary

Beautiful South and Les Pitons

Enjoy a scenic bus ride along the West Coast to Soufrière to visit the world’s only volcano where you can drive almost into the crater itself. Next you will visit the Diamond Botanical Gardens Waterfall and Mineral Baths, followed by an enjoyable Creole buffet lunch.

This afternoon board a catamaran for a cruise along the coastline and view the majestic twin peaks, Les Pitons along the way. Take a swim or snorkel in Anse Cochon and enjoy the beauty of Marigot Bay before returning listening to Caribbean music along the way. 



Full day
Les Pitons
  • Optional on 8 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 15 nights itinerary

Deep Sea Fishing

On this expedition you will be taken by boat to a position about 6km off the west coast of the island. The fish in these waters include marlin, sailfish, kingfish, mackerel, jack fish, yellow fin tuna, dorado, wahoo and barracuda. With over 40 different species of whales and dolphins in the St. Lucian waters there is always the chance you may see one or two of these species too.

Refreshments are available on board.

Half day
  • Optional on 8 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 15 nights itinerary

Grenadines

Take a short drive to the airport for a 45-minute flight to Union Island, followed by a boat trip to Mayreau and Palm Island. The captain will drop anchor once you reach the bay and there will be time for swimming or snorkelling (snorkelling equipment provided free of charge).  

Sail on to the fairytale Tobago Cays, four tiny uninhabited islands. Relax and enjoy a delicious lunch on board before sailing to Palm Island where you will spend the rest of the afternoon before flying back to St Lucia.


Full day
  • Optional on 8 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 15 nights itinerary

Rainforest Aerial Tramway

This excursion gives you the chance to experience the magic of the rainforest from the best possible vantage point, gliding in an open-air gondola high amidst the canopy of the trees. You will also have a guided walk through part of the forest so that you can experience this magical world from both ends of the spectrum.

Half day
  • Optional on 8 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 15 nights itinerary

Jacquot Trail

The Jacquot Trail immerses hikers in the wonder of the island’s best asset, nature. Begin a gradual ascent into the mature Caribbean Oceanic forest and get up close and personal with the mighty chatannier, an impressive hardwood or the incredible strangler ficus which grows around the host tree in an interlocking lattice before replacing it entirely.

Experienced Nature Interpreters guide you across ravines and creeks deeper into the mature forest. Spot giant ferns and remarkable epiphytes, and keep your eyes peeled for the Jacquot Parrot and a host of other birdlife. 

Half day
  • Optional on 8 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 15 nights itinerary

Sunset Cruise

Sail into the sunset as you cruise in the waters around the island. Complimentary rum punch and soft drinks are provided along with tasty finger foods, whilst you sit back and enjoy the pulsating sounds of the live steel band.

Evening
  • Optional on 8 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 15 nights itinerary

Whale and Dolphin Watching

Sail from Castries aboard a 20-metre Defender sightseeing boat and set off for a location approximately 5km off shore. Satellite navigation will be used to follow the settings along the seabed shelf and a hydrophone will also be used to listen for the marine mammals and locate their direction. The waters in St Lucia have over 40 different species of whale and dolphins but as you will appreciate, sightings can never be guaranteed.

During your cruise you will be offered an unlimited supply of soft drinks, beer, fruit or rum punch.

Half day
  • Optional on 8 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 15 nights itinerary

Snorkelling

Enjoy a 30-minute boat trip from Castries to Anse Cochon. Here you will be able to snorkel over two reefs located in a marine reserve bay which is also home to the celebrated Les Leen ‘M’ wreck. This site is ideal for all levels of snorkellers. Includes the use of snorkel gear, lunch at the beachside bar and grill and full use of the Ti Kaye Resort beach facilities.

  • Optional on 8 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 15 nights itinerary

Discover Scuba Diving

Enjoy this introductory session to the world of scuba diving. After a classroom session including a 20 minute instructional video, you will be able to experience a confine dive in pool-like conditions, followed by an open water dive of 30-40 minutes. Includes the use of all necessary dive/snorkel gear, lunch at the beachside bar and grill and full use of the Ti Kaye Resort beach facilities.

Full day
  • Optional on 8 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 15 nights itinerary

Scuba Diving

Following a 30-minute boat trip from Castries to Anse Cochon, you will be invited to experience two dives in a marine reserve area on the west coast of St Lucia. Includes the use of all necessary dive/snorkel gear, guidance by certified PADI Divemaster and or PADI Scuba Instructor, lunch at the beachside bar and grill and full use of the Ti Kaye Resort beach facilities.

Full day
  • Optional on 8 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 15 nights itinerary

St Lucia by Segway

For a fun day out with a twist, discover the historical and natural wonders of Mount Picard in Rodney Bay by segway, an eco-friendly scooter which you ride standing up! Hone your balance skills during a 20-minute introduction on a practise track. Then glide along a 1.7 mile trail on a guided tour, pausing at various points of interests including a lookout for the American army during World War II, a natural pond where you can feed the fish and viewpoints to admire panoramas of Pigeon Island, Reduit Beach and Rodney Bay.

Half day
  • Optional on 8 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 15 nights itinerary

Helicopter Transfer

Gain a unique perspective of St Lucia with a 10-15 minute helicopter transfer from Hewanorra Airport. See the lush tropical rainforests and enjoy stunning views of the island. Please call to book this stylish start to your holiday. From £105 per person each way, subject to availability.


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