Taking a Sunset Boat tour was not originally in our plans for St. Lucia, however after hiking the Grand Piton & seeing the view of the ocean, I wanted to switch over to the ocean to see the view of the Grand Piton. Our sunset cruise departed from the harbor in Soufriere, looped out around the pitons, then brought us back to the glittering harbor as the golden light faded away. It was so much fun and such a good reminder that sometimes the best experiences can be spur of the moment!
Our cruise took us right past Anse Chastnet and Jade Mountain! If you look at this photo in the center, on the far left hand side, you will see a little ledge jutting out into the greenery. That was our table when we ate dinner at the Treehouse Restaurant! Up above you can see the blue ledges of the private plunge pools in the open air rooms at Jade Mountain. So stunning!
Can you believe we willingly chose to hike that!?! So proud of us!
The boat flew the flag of St. Lucia proudly. It was on this boat trip that I learned that the flag is designed to represent the two pitons (you can see the Petit Piton inside the Gros Piton), the most recognizable landmark for the country and a great source of pride. The blue is for the ocean that surrounds them. Simple, but beautiful!
After viewing all sides of the Pitons, we cruised up to the harbor at Soufriere where some mega yachts were moored.
It made me wonder who this yacht belonged to and if they would like to be friends with me!!
The lights of Soufriere glittered on the water, welcoming us back!
I just love how the homes are nestled into the jungle of St. Lucia!