Visit the beautiful island of St. Lucia. This truly unique Caribbean island takes you back in time to a place when being on a tropical Caribbean island meant exactly that. A romantic island in nature it also boasts the Caribbean's most unique landscape and activities that you don't find in most destinations. We help you choose the villa that best suits your needs and wants. Visit some of the Caribbean’s most romantic beaches as well as the most memorable natural wonder..the Pitons. St. Lucia has it all from tropical rainforests to Volcanoes to beautiful sandy beaches and let’s not forget the food.
Pick up your pre-rented vehicle up at the airport and make your way to Villa Trouya.
Take a ride in your rental vehicle and explore the area. From Rodney Bay and its great beaches and shopping to Castries for some local fare and great markets.
Housekeeper works 6 days a week except Sundays and Public Holidays. Housekeepers are not trained nannies and should be not be expected to look after and/or baby sit infants and children. If baby-sitting arrangements are made with them, it is at your own risk
Sleep in this morning and relax at your private villa.
This afternoon take a hike. In 1960, a section of the Union Agricultural and Research Station was set aside to be used as a nursery by the then Forestry Division. Later the Department constructed a hillside trail, a garden trail and a medicinal garden as parts of its ecotourism products. The present Union Nature Trail runs through that land, starting from the Visitor Center just beyond the forest nursery, and traverses in a wide loop. To enrich the natural forest of the area other non native tree species such as Teak, Mahogany, and Blue Mahoe, were introduced. The Visitor Center which is located next to Mini-Zoo provides visitors with information on the forest and wildlife in general. Mini-Zoo of the Forestry Department includes a number of indigenous as well as exotic species such as Saint Lucia Parrot, St .Lucia Iguana and so on. Travel Time: 15 minutes from the city of Castries.
Head down to the beach in Rodney Bay or even just a short walk away at Trouya Beach for a lot less traffic.
Take a picnic lunch or eat at one of the local beach restaurants in Rodney Bay.
While at the beach indulge in any number of activities such as jet skiing, snorkeling, wind surfing and much more (at additional cost).
Make your way toward Soufriere and view the majestic Pitons as you travel to the Diamond Waterfall located in a beautiful botanical garden surrounded by the finest plants and flowers. From the Diamond Waterfall, drive through the quaint town of Soufriere to the world's only drive-in volcano with its bubbling holes of sulphuric waters.
Relax this morning and relax at your private villa and anjoy a quiet morning poolside.
Have a specialist come to the villa for some massage therapy beside the pool over looking the Caribbean Sea (at additional cost).
Take care of the souvenir and last minute shopping beofre heading home. Try Castries and Soufriere for the best possible shopping options.
In the afternoon, enjoy some time on your own to relax.
Return rental vehicle to airport.
Villa Trouya is a well appointed and popular three bedroom villa situated at Bois D' Orange with spectacular sea views of Reduit Beach, Pigeon Island and the neighbouring island of Martinique to the north. There is a spacious sitting/dining room with a TV, which opens out onto a generous patio which enjoys wonderful sea views. There are tables on the patio for alfresco dinning beneath one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful sunsets.
Bob More ,
April 21, 2014
"Every detail was taken care of, and all connections were on time. We were extremely pleased, couldn't stop telling everyone about our great trip. Each room / hotel was better than the last. Wow great holiday!"
Steve Walling ,
January 20, 2014
"We are home safe and sound from the best vacation I can remember. It seemed seamless to us but I know that you worked very hard to make our experience so good.
The guides and drivers were always punctual and reliable. They were very knowledgeable, personable, and funny. They provided us with very helpful information and helped us work on expanding our Spanish. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful and the rooms were very nice.
I especially appreciate our ability to update our plans while we were in Costa Rica. The zip lines were the highlight of our trip. I hate to think we almost missed out by not including it in our original plan.
You have made a friend and supporter for life. I will certainly recommend you to anyone I know going to Costa Rica.
Merrel Bowles ,
November 07, 2013
"I would highly recommend this company for overseas travel. We had personal drivers that spoke perfect English and were also very knowledgeable in conversation pertaining to their country. Drivers were always early and eager to please. Your wish was their command!!!Every tour included educated guides who knew how to make our experience fun and exciting! I loved having personal drivers and guides, as well as many inclusive meals. We will definitely use this company for future travels."
April 09, 2013
"Our Costa Rica trip was amazing. The whole family thinks its the best we've ever taken! Kensington did an excellent job of organizing everything. The two hotels they picked were amazing.
Arenal -- The Springs Resort & Spa was almost too good since as soon as the family saw it they wanted to cancel activities so they could take full advantage of all it offered. We ultimately did cancel the safari to give us a free day to spend a day at the spa, pools and Club Rio (riding the river in innertubes!). The activities Kensington setup were excellent and very adventurous. Our favorite was canyoneering (repelling), We were all terrified at the first drop-off! It's more thrilling the zip lining (also lots of fun) and river rafting (a blast as well).
Manuel Antonio -- The Preserve at Los Altos was very nice. It was like staying in a 3 bedroom apartment at a boutique hotel (same feel as Athenum in London but nicer). The drive to get there was a bit long but worth it when our driver made a surprise stop at the the "crodillio bridge". The tour through Manuel Antonio National Park is a must do for nature lovers (3 types of monkeys, sloths, etc). Our guide was excellent. If you go MA NP, try Kapi Kapi for dinner.
I'd highly recommend using Kensington (Brandi was our rep) for a Costa Rica trip. Thanks for hooking us up with them.
L Huber ,
April 03, 2013
We returned yesterday from our wonderful Costa Rican vacation and I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed it. We loved staying at the El Silencio (the kids would have liked to stay even longer so we could have taken some of the nature hikes). Being surrounded by the cloud forest was an amazing sensation that really helped us to feel that we were in a completely different world and was a perfect way to begin the trip. Maria Lucia was a very kind tour guide and showed us the all sites in a huge day (the waterfalls, Poas volcano, the coffee plantation & Sarchi). The staff at El Silencio was wonderful and Jeff and I very much enjoyed the food and the very elaborate wine tasting there.
In La Fortuna the activities ruled. We loved everything, the exhilarating waterfall rappelling, the zip lining (& tiger swing - the kids LOVED IT) the volcano hike and we had a FANTASTIC time on the river safari with Gerald and his friend Tom. Gerald was a great guide and was able to share many stories while letting us see the wildlife. We saw a spectacular Toucan flock and of course the monkeys were a huge hit. Ending up at the farm was a fun end note to the trip. Of course we enjoyed the hot springs at the Tabacon - they are pretty amazing. Jeff and I had a chance to have a massage at the Tabacon spa and it was spectacular. The service at the hotel was lovely and our room did have a beautiful view of the volcano. I think the hot springs & spa are far superior at the Tabacon.
Alex drove us from both El Silencio to La Fortuna and then from La Fortuna to Punta Islita (that is a lot of driving and he did a great job - he was so friendly and made the travelling very enjoyable). On the way to La Fortuna he made a point of showing us the Iguana restaurant and it was a great wayside stop for everyone.
Punta Islita was stunning. Our villa Ilan Ilan was ideal, the view and the setting were spectacular. The kids loved the pool (when they weren't swimming & playing in the ocean), Jeff loved being able to finally drive around a bit like a native (the villa came with a small 4 wheel car), and I enjoyed waking up every morning to see the sunrise over the cliffs at the ocean's edge, and hear the incredible variety of birds (and on the last day even the howler monkeys). We enjoyed so many of the activities the hotel had to offer. Andrey & Hector and the whole staff were so warm and hospitable. They really worked hard and made every effort to make our stay so much fun. Hector helped us plan some more zip lining, surf lessons, a dolphin sighting/fishing boat trip and a sunset horseback ride which was the perfect way to wrap up the trip.
Ronald picked us up and got us to the airport in plenty of time. Ronald was very interested in showing us the wildlife as we drove through the different areas and we really enjoyed that.
Everywhere we went the people were absolutely wonderful, kind, and proud to show us their country and it made our trip spectacular.
Erika, thank you for all you did to help make the trip such a huge success.
Brian Blades ,
April 24, 2013
"Very prompt at getting information back to us and very helpful with any changes we wanted.
This trip was as good as the last trip we did with Kensington, could'nt have been any better. Our guides were excellent, especially Gerald.
Stephen Strom ,
April 22, 2013
"The transfers went flawlessly; the guides were all superb (knowledgable; thoughtful; sensitive; responsive to our needs). The recommended hotels were, with one exception (see below), also first rate and well matched to our needs and temperaments.
Our thanks for providing 3 wonderful guides: Gary Ortiz (Antigua); Carlos Antonio Lopez (Tikal and Yaxha); and Israel Canto (Belize). All of them understood that we have ‘peculiar’ tastes (for example: photographing lichen covered tree trunks while the magnificent structures at Tikal were but meters away!). It is really critical that guides not try to make sure that we see every ‘important’ thing, but recognize instead that ‘importance’ is very much a personal thing.
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