The Spirits of St. Lucia Bar Hop
Castries, Saint Lucia
- Bar hop: Mingle with the locals at three of Gros Islet's best bars, each with its own energy. You're GoBe's guest, and we'll take care of the driving.
- Signature spirits: Sample a panoply of locally made rums and cocktails, including a complimentary taste of "Wendy's Special Brew" and Bounty Rum.
- Cas-en-Bas beach: Enjoy a rum punch at Marjorie's. Explore the beach to the sounds of a one-man band and take a photo by the ruins of an old U.S. rocket.
About this Castries tour
When you're home, you know the places you like on a night out. But you're not home. That's the whole point of vacations, of course, but still – how do you plan the party? You rely on someone who knows the territory. In this case, GoBe. We know where all the best spots in the party city of Gros Islet are. And we're going to show you our town on an old-fashioned bar crawl, handling all the logistics. All you have to decide is, should I have another?
You'll sample local spiced rum at Irie Bar, and watch locals skillfully craft wire art or challenge each other's wits in dominos. Meet Wendy or the staff at the Beach Inn, and enjoy a complimentary homemade rum punch aptly named "Wendy's Special Brew."
At the Corner Bar, you'll sample "the spirit of St. Lucia": Bounty Rum. A local favorite distilled in the area, this rum is medium-bodied and made with ripe sultana fruit, vanilla from the oak, and a hint of spice. If anything is going to get you in the spirit of the festivities, it's this.
A short journey to Cas-en-Bas beach lands you at Marjorie's Bar. Grab a rum punch, and walk the beach to find the remnants of an old U.S. rocket booster that washed ashore in 1994. It makes you think: Should I have another shot of rocket fuel?
"Bartender – another preservative punch, please!"
Besides its most obvious purpose, rum has had some interesting uses in history. Until 1970, the British Navy gave every sailor a daily ration of rum, originally to ward off scurvy. (It was the bit of lime juice that actually did the trick.) And when surgeon William Beatty preserved the body of Admiral Nelson in brandy after the Battle of Trafalgar, he was reprimanded by the press – rum was thought to be a better preservative.
Please proceed outside the Cruise Terminal Building to meet our GoBe Rep.
US dollars are accepted at most shops; however, change will be given in local currency. For this reason, it is recommended to have smaller denomination of bills available.
This is an adults-only tour that walks through the town. All surfaces are flat or sandy with roughly 0.5 mile of walking. Due to the nature of this tour, it is not recommended for travelers using walkers or wheelchairs.
Budget, Bus Tour, Scenic, Walking Tour
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Travelers must be a minimum of 21 years of age to participate in this tour.
Must be at least 4' tall to participate in this activity.
Suitable for travelers weighing up to 250 lbs.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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