St. Lucia – This was our 2nd time to St. Lucia and we loved it the first time. Just as good in round 2. We booked with Cosol Tours. We did a full day tour where we got a little of everything. You board a bus and get a tour of the island, stopping at places for pictures, shopping and trying all kinds of food. We stopped at this one scenic area and had a buffet of St. Lucian foods to sample. This was just sooo much fun. They have one bus that is strictly dedicated to hauling all kinds of beverages, including alcohol. We were drinking the rum punch and enjoying. They stop at a banana plantation and you get to eat a banana right off of the tree. They take you to the active volcano and waterfalls where you can take pictures. Then they take you to a beach where you board a small boat to a beach area between the Pitons (these are the 2 mountains that the island is famous for). We didn’t rent chairs or an umbrella here because we only had one hour and the prices were steep. Instead, we found some shade, put down our towels and relaxed. I snorkeled in this roped off area and it was fantastic – lots to see! The Cosol guides are really informative and friendly. After taking the small boat back to the buses, they stop off for some fresh bread and cheese sandwiches. This sounds odd but they are delicious! We then took a loooooooong ride back to the cruise ship. This excursion was another high point of our vacation. Go Cosol!