St Lucia Sports Tour – 14 Days, Castries

  • Saint Lucia

Ages15 - 80

Tour ID121302

Arrival LocationHewannora International Airport (airport code UVF)

People on trip8 to 20

St Lucia is widely regarded as one of the top sporting destinations for group sports tours, as it provides sports teams with an incredible mix of competitive sport, vibrant Caribbean culture, and amazing adventure activities. Take your school, club or university team to St Lucia for the ultimate sports experience!

Castries, St Lucia

Trip price displayed is per person for a minimum group size of 10.

10 day tour can also be arranged at GBP £795 per person.

St Lucia Sports Tour
Although St Lucia is not known worldwide for its sporting accomplishments as a nation, the passion that this micro-nation’s population hold for sport in all forms is amazing. The most popular sports in St Lucia are Football, Netball and Cricket, with Rugby and Tennis gaining a recent surge in popularity.

A tailor made sports tour to St Lucia is a sports tour with a difference, as we give our sports groups and teams the opportunity to not only play competitive matches against local teams and take part in some epic adventure activities, but also get to know the locals by assisting on a range of community sports coaching projects in local schools and community groups!

Well-matched Fixtures
We have staff located on the ground in St Lucia that work closely with a range of schools and sports clubs in the capital Castries and other areas across this small island. We are therefore able to assess the local teams in St Lucia to arrange well-matched, competitive fixtures against teams of varying age groups and abilities!

The challenge of facing local opposition in St Lucia is an experience you and your team will never forget. Travelling and competing against opposition from the other side of the world is the best way to develop lasting bonds within your team, build your team ethos, and meet amazing, local people that will make your experience one that will stay with you for many years to come.

Community Sports Coaching
One of the best ways to experience the real culture of a country is to meet the local people and work within the communities that your visit! As part of your sports tour experience in St Lucia, you and your sports team will get the unique opportunity to meet amazing kids and young adults by coaching your chosen sport(s) on our hugely rewarding community coaching projects. From coaching after school clubs in the disadvantaged communities of Castries, to helping to rehabilitate youth offenders by coaching sports on our outreach programmes, this is an eye-opening opportunity to see more of this incredible island.

Cultural Experiences & Excursions
Although sport is the main focus of your trip to St Lucia, there is so much more to the island than just it’s passion for sport. As part of your experience our team will help you to arrange a whole host of cultural, adventure and adrenaline-fuelled excursions to keep your team on their toes.

With a range of excursions available including zip-lining through the epic scenery, PADI scuba diving courses, hiking in the rainforests and resting weary muscles in the healing mud pools of Soufiere, there is so much to keep you entertained during your stay on this lively Caribbean island!

Excursion options: Mamiku Botanical Gardens sightseeing tour; Rainforest Adventures Aerial Tram and Soufiere Black Water Springs excursion; Hiking excursions; Morne Coubaril Estate Zip-lining excursion; PADI Open Water Scuba Diving course.

Available Sports
Cricket
Football
Netball
Rugby 7s

Tour dates are flexible, so please contact us to discuss possible dates for your tour.

Visa
British Nationals will not require a visa to enter St Lucia for up to 90 days. If you are travelling over 42 days (6 weeks) then you will have to provide travel details on arrival, to clear customs. All the details of the process will be explained once you have booked your trip with us.

Day 1

This itinerary is an example to show you some of the activities that are possible during your tour in St Lucia. Please contact a member of the Sporting Opportunities team to tailor a tour to your specifications.

Depart your local International airport for Vieux Fort (Hewannora International Airport), St Lucia. Arrive into Vieux Fort with a meet and greet with your liaison at arrivals and receive transfer to your accommodation in Castries for check-in.

Accommodation

Day 2

Following an induction and orientation to help your group settle into your surroundings, today will be a free day to explore the local area, meet the friendly locals and indulge in local cuisines.

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Day 3 & 4

Today will include an introduction to the sports coaching projects in the disadvantaged schools and communities in and around Castries. Coaching groups of children aged 8 – 16 yrs. Mornings on both days will be free for shopping and visiting the nearby beaches.

 

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Day 5 & 6

Your group will continue working with the school and community groups coaching your chosen sport(s) on day 5, followed by the first of two competitive matches against well matched opposition from the local area on day 6. On both days the mornings will again be free, with available morning excursions including exploring the tranquil Mamiku Botanical Gardens and the Rainforest Adventures Aerial Tram (additional expense) .

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Day 7

Day 7 will be a free day to take a trip to Soufriere Black Water Springs to soak in the mud pools and enjoy the serenity of hiking in this mountainous regions of the island (additional expense). In the evening your group will experience the buzzing Friday night street party in Gros Islet to experience the carnival and culture of the island.

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Day 8

The morning on your eighth day will include coaching sessions with the local sports club teams working on skill development. The clubs can include local adult clubs, training with St Lucia’s national sports team, or working with community outreach groups.

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Day 9 & 10

Day 9 and 10 will be taken up with a 2 day PADI Open Water Scuba Diving course, where participants will become qualified PADI scuba divers (additional expense), exploring under the waves of the stunning St Lucian coastline under expert guidance.

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Day 11 & 12

Working with the school and community groups, your group will help to set-up friendly matches and structured games for the kids to help develop their netball skills. Morning activities can include trips to local beaches and visiting local markets.

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Day 13

Day 13 will include your 2nd competitive match against well matched local opposition. This will also be an opportunity to have a meal with the players after the game to get to know the local team and share cultural values.

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Day 14

Day 14 will include an excursion to take on the Morne Coubaril Estate Zip-lining course (additional expense) before a farewell dinner and street party at Gros Islet.

Note: The organisation of additional competitive matches is possible as this itinerary can be tailored to suit your tour requirements.

Accommodation

Accommodation
Accommodation is based in a shared house with dorm-style rooms and all bed linen is provided. The accommodation is a large open plan guest house, only a few minutes walk from the beach, making it the perfect base for a Caribbean adventure! There’s a large kitchen, sitting room and WIFI is available. Each bedroom has a shower and toilet and there are also laundry facilities.

Food
Breakfast is included on a help yourself basis. Lunch and dinner can be prepared in groups or individually as there is a supermarket close by.

Airport Pick-Up
We will arrange transport from the airport on arrival in St Lucia so long as it falls on the start date. Any arrival times outside this will incur an additional charge.

Training
Full project induction and local orientation given on arrival.

Support
Pre-departure help and advice; Local in-country team; 24 hour emergency support.

Donation
Part of your fee maybe used to buy decent equipment for the project and community you work with. We also encourage you to bring any extra equipment that you are happy to give away but this will need to fall within your personal weight allowance with the airline you travel with.

Flights; Airport transfers in the UK; Visas; Lunches and dinners; Beverages; Tips; Entry ticket at excursions unless noted; Local/social related transport and activities; Spending money.

You will be met on arrival. Full details will be provided once you have booked your trip with us.
  • This is a 14 day tour only. Contact us for details of longer or shorter duration tours.
  • Typical hours will vary from day to day based on your tailored tour itinerary.
  • Group participants are required to be of reasonable health and fitness. Requirements for specific excursion activities may vary.
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What is the minimum age restriction?

You need to be 18 or over at the time you arrive in St Lucia.

Are meals included in this trip?

Breakfast is included in your project price. This typically consists of cereal, toast, eggs and local fruits. There is sufficient storage in the kitchen to store your own food. Some people like to cook independently, others in a group and this is usually worked out once you are in-country and have settled with the group.

What accommodation is provided?

All accommodation is based in a shared house with dorm-style rooms. The accommodation is a large open plan guest house, only a few minutes walk from the beach, making it the perfect base for a Caribbean adventure! The house has all the required facilities including a fully equipped kitchen, large balcony for dining and socialising and living room with TV and WiFi. There are shower and toilet facilities per every two bedrooms and an additional toilet in the communal area.

Are there laundry facilities available at the accommodation?

Yes, there is a washing machine and ironing board in the house and a weekly laundry service is included.

Can I book a private room?

This is completely dependent on availability at the time as there are only 7 rooms in the house. There is usually an additional charge of GBP £75 per week for this. Contact us to check availability for when you would like to come.

Where can I store valuables at the accommodation?

There is no safe in the house but each bedroom can be locked from the outside. We advise you lock any valuables in your suitcase. Coordinators live on the property which means that any problems that arise can be dealt with immediately. Staff are on site throughout the day and security is on the gate during the night so chances of theft is limited.

What amenities are nearby?

The accommodation is located on one of the main roads in Castries so there will always be buses to take you to the main city, local attractions or bars and clubs at the Rodney Bay strip. There are two of the island’s best beaches just a few minutes walk from the house, as well as a supermarket for all guest needs.

How many hours a day will I be on the project?

Weekdays - sessions will normally take place after school between 14:00 - 19:00 (subject to the school and programme). Saturdays - sessions will take place in the morning from 10:00 - 12:00. You are welcome to travel and explore the island during the days, or just spend it on one of the great golden sandy beaches. Excursions usually take place on Friday and Sunday; there is also a street party in Gros Islet every Friday.

Will I run the class or assist in the teaching/coaching activities?

This depends on your confidence, experience and the availability of local support. The in-country team will work around your comfort and ability and provide training where required.

What experience do I need?

We do not require you to have any particular coaching/teaching badges or qualifications, just an understanding of the game and a passion to help out on the project! You will receive a coaching manual on arriving in St Lucia and will be working alongside experienced coaches who will always be on hand to advise you and support your sessions. Those on internships with us will usually come with a bit more experience and focus on what it is they are wanting to achieve whilst away.

What support will I receive in country?

You will receive a wide range of support whilst in country, including a full time in country project coordinator, and local coaches at the project site.

What can I do in my free time?

There’s loads to keep you busy in your free time in St Lucia and our in-country coordinators will be on hand to point you in the right direction and book extra excursions for you. These activities include a Rain Forest Adventures Aerial Tram, botanical gardens, sulphur springs, paint-balling and zip lining. (please note these are an additional cost and not included in your trip price).

When can I arrive?

You need to arrive at Hewanorra airport on an allotted project start date where you will be met by one of our friendly in country team and taken to the accommodation to settle in. This is always on a Friday. If you arrive after the start date you can either make your own way to the accommodation or arrange collection with us but there will be an additional charge for this.

When should I book my departure?

Your return flight should be booked on the project end date, a Friday. Transport back to the airport is included in the project price.

Is transport included?

Transport to and from the project is included in the project price. Transport for extra excursions can also be arranged with the in country team for an additional cost.

Will I need a visa?

Citizens for a large list of countries, including the UK do not require a visa for a stay of up to 90 days. Please get in contact if you are unsure whether you require a visa or not. You will also be given contact details and address of where you will be staying when you book as you may need these for your immigration card on arrival.

Will I need vaccinations?

There are no specific vaccinations required to enter St Lucia. However, we strongly recommend you visit a travel nurse before a trip in case boosters are required.

What is the climate like in St Lucia?

Being a Caribbean Island you can expect a lot of hot and humid weather throughout the year. As a tropical island, weather can be unpredictable and brief showers are fairly common. Due to its situation on the equator, St Lucia does not have well defined seasons. There is, however a rainy season which generally falls between June and November but these don't tend to effect our work too much.

Can I bring donations to my project?

Yes, all donations are greatly appreciated. However, we will not assist in the transport of donations to St. Lucia so you will have to make sure to check luggage allowance before travelling. Some airlines will offer an extra bag for this but contact must be made with the airline against the booking prior to your flight to avoid problems when checking in bags at the airport.

Can I play sport whilst in St Lucia?

We have great contacts with a number of local clubs and teams, so you will have opportunities to play and train if you want.

St Lucia Sports Tour – 14 Days, Castries

  • Saint Lucia

Ages15 - 80

Tour ID121302

Arrival LocationHewannora International Airport (airport code UVF)

People on trip8 to 20

  • Travel dates are flexible

Suitable for ages 15 to 80

Those under 18 must be accompanied by a staff member. Please talk with us for more information.


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