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Bel Jou QQQQ

Castries, St Lucia

from £1,299 8 2

Including optional travel insurance or a discount of £80 if not required
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Enjoy an all-inclusive holiday at popular Bel Jou, 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 reduction 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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January 1, and December 31, 2015

Address

Bel Jou, La Pansee, Castries, St Lucia 

Introduction

Outstanding views over Castries and the sparkling Caribbean Sea beyond unfurl from Bel Jou's vantage point high on a hill. You're assured the warmest of welcomes at this popular hotel. Thanks to the inviting, club-like atmosphere and the dedication of the friendly staff, who treat everyone like a VIP, you’re sure to feel right at home in no time at all! Please note, there are a number of steps around the hotel and no lifts. If you are in any doubt as to its suitability please speak to one of our Travel Consultants.

Accommodation

Bel Jou is set amid lush tropical gardens that are a haven for exotic birdlife making it a perfect retreat for nature lovers and those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of busier resorts. 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.  The other 12 rooms are for single guests and are set in spacious bungalows with French doors leading onto a terrace.

Television
Telephone
Tea coffee making facilities
Iron with Ironboard
Hairdryer
Fridge
Safe

Food and Drink

Experience the laid-back pace of island life at Bel Jou on this all-inclusive holiday. Savour delicious buffet or waiter-served meals in the Verandah Restaurant and fabulous views from the Verandah Terrace. Plus, there's a free bar, open 11am to 11pm daily, which serves local alcoholic drinks, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks.

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.

  • Entertainment six times a week
  • St Lucian evening with music (fortnightly)
  • Cocktail party twice a week

Other Hotel Information

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

Bel Jou exterior
Bel Jou gardens
Tastefully furnished bedrooms
Deluxe room terrace
Verandah Restaurant
Friendly srevice
Lively entertainment

Outstanding views over Castries and the sparkling Caribbean Sea beyond unfurl from Bel Jou's vantage point high on a hill. You're assured the warmest of welcomes at this popular hotel. Thanks to the inviting, club-like atmosphere and the dedication of the friendly staff, who treat everyone like a VIP, you’re sure to feel right at home in no time at all!

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

    Restaurant
    Outdoor swimming pool
    Bar
    Wi-Fi

Explore the local beaches and the surrounding area, including Rodney Bay and Pigeon Island, courtesy of the complimentary shuttle bus. And if you want to stay at the beach all day, a packed lunch can be prepared for you at no extra charge. The bus also runs regularly throughout the day to Castries, approximately a 15-minute drive away. We recommend taking the bus rather than walking as the hotel is set on a steep hill with no pavement. Bel Jou is approximately a one-and-a-half hour 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.

Castries and Pigeon Island

Take the opportunity on this excursion to combine shopping and history as you tour the city of Castries. Visit the Cathedral and the Derek Walcott Square before heading to the bustling Castries Market. From here, head north to Pigeon Island, one of St Lucia’s national landmarks. If you feel adventurous, you may like to trek up to Fort Rodney, or just sit and enjoy some cool refreshments.

Half day
Castries
  • Included on 8 nights itinerary
  • Included on 15 nights itinerary
  • Included on 22 nights itinerary
  • Included on 29 nights itinerary

Creole traditions and beautiful views

Experience some of the island’s creole traditions on a visit to Fond Latisab. You'll see how cassava bread is made and be shown the traditional practice of cooking on macambou leaves. There will also be a log sawing demonstration – a two-handed operation done to the rhythm of a traditional chak chak band. Before you leave, taste cassava bread, washed down with a draught of local juice.

Half day
  • Included on 8 nights itinerary
  • Included on 15 nights itinerary
  • Included on 22 nights itinerary
  • Included on 29 nights itinerary

Spirit and rhythms of St Lucia

Enjoy a drive through Castries up Morne Fortune to the colonial home of St Mark's House, perched high on the hill. At the historic Morne complex visit Caribelle Batik, then continue up the Morne to Eudovic’s Art Studio. with its hand-carved wood sculptures. After seeing the craft in action and enjoying some local snacks and refreshments, travel the beautiful west coast to visit the island's only rum distillery, with a chance to sample a little of the delicious results!"

Half day
  • Included on 15 nights itinerary
  • Included on 22 nights itinerary
  • Included on 29 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 8 nights itinerary

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
  • Optional on 8 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 15 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 29 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
  • Optional on 8 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 15 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 29 nights itinerary

Colonial St Lucia

Visit the excellently preserved, British-built La Toc Battery, the historical Morne Complex and colourful Marina Village.

Half day
  • Optional on 8 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 15 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 29 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 15 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 29 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 15 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 29 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 15 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 29 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 15 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 29 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 15 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 29 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 15 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 29 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 15 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 29 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 15 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 29 nights itinerary

Martinque splendour

Discover the French flair of Martinique with a full day on this beautiful island. Visit the capital Fort de France, then cruise to the idyllic bay of Anse Noire. After lunch snorkel or swim in the crystal-clear water.

Full day
  • Optional on 8 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 15 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 29 nights itinerary

Gros Islet Friday night street party

Experience the spirit of island life at St Lucia's longest running street party, the Gros Islet Friday Night Jam.

Night
  • Optional on 8 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 15 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 29 nights itinerary

Pantime St Lucian experience

Visit private Stony Hill Great House, which you can enjoy a guided tour of. Afterwards, visit the small fishing village of Gros Islet where you'll be shown the different types of steel pans and can even pick up a few techniques for playing this instrument that is synonymous with the Caribbean.

Half day
  • Optional on 8 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 15 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 22 nights itinerary
  • Optional on 29 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.


Bel Jou QQQQ

Castries, St Lucia

from £1,299 8 2

Including optional travel insurance or a discount of £80 if not required