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Old June 27th, 2009, 10:29 AM
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Hi all, we're doing the 7 day Southern Caribbean cruise from San Juan on August 30th, going to St. Thomas, Dominica, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, and St. Kitts. I've been researching as well as I can, and don't see any of the islands having places like Margaritaville's, or Senor Frogs. Does anyone know of any type of places with that type of atmosphere on any of those islands?


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Hi all, we're doing the 7 day Southern Caribbean cruise from San Juan on August 30th, going to St. Thomas, Dominica, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, and St. Kitts. I've been researching as well as I can, and don't see any of the islands having places like Margaritaville's, or Senor Frogs. Does anyone know of any type of places with that type of atmosphere on any of those islands?


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There is one in San Juan. It's on Calle Commercio -just a couple of minutes from the Pier, on a street behind the Sheraton Hotel.
Edit- I think it's the Sheraton, it's the big yellow hotel on the front.
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Thanks! Now I have something for us to do before the ship pulls off since we'll be there the day before. Now if only i can find something like that on the other islands.
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Using a site I enjoy checking in at, I have compiled a few tidbits about Barbados, St. Lucia, and Dominica.

Perhaps helpful to you or anyone else headed that way. Share this with anyone who might be going there.

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The Barbados locals are called “Bajans’ and the flying fish is the national dish of Barbados.

Mount Gay rum distillery. Rum was first developed in Barbados in the 1700s.

If you are into golf, play a round at Sandy Lane golf club. This is where Tiger Woods was married and it is a beautiful golfcourse.

If you are into surfing, Soup Bowl is popular, or half moon or duppies. Soup Bowl name comes from the early surfers spent alot of time wiping out. Their heads bobing in the water looked like a pot of cooking soup with vegetables.

Tour the sugar museum. The #1 industry in Barbados is tourism, but sugar is #2. The mechanical harvester was invented here to replace the manual sugar cutting which is extremely hard work.

Barbados has some beautiful architecture. It is the most developed island in the Caribbean. In the 1700’s the capital was the largest city in the western hemisphere and George Washington visited as a young man.

Chattel houses are all over Barbados. After emancipation, the freed slaves were allowed to build homes on the plantation land but with no land ownership. So they never knew when they might be kicked off. So these homes were portable. They folded easily, and could be transported. They are the “mobile home" of Barbados and are still used as temporary or permanent housing all over the island.

While in Barbados maybe visit the marina of Port St. Charles. It is a really nice facility with beautiful clear water, a swim up bar, great restaurant right at the dock, laundry service, air conditioning, pretty beaches etc.

Saint Nicholas Abbey This sugar plantation home was built by Englishman Benjamin Berringer in 1660 and is one of only three genuine Jacobean mansions in the Western Hemisphere. The plantation was originally named after the owner’s friend, partner, and neighbor John Yeaman. Well it turns out that Yeaman was having an affair with Berringer’s wife. Beringer ended up poisoned, wife married Yeaman, and the new couple moved to North Carolina to start that colony and eventually become governor! How’s that for scandal in the 1600’s! Today it is a beautiful plantation that bottles their own rum.

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St. Lucia

St. Lucia is 27 miles long and 14 miles wide with about 160,000 people. Fought over by the French and British St. Lucia changed hands 14 times. So it is sometimes called the "Helen of the West" after the much fought over Helen of Troy! The island is an Independent Nation of the British Commonwealth but there are stong French undertones with the locals sometimes speaking a French Patois.

Marigot Bay

St. Lucia Pitons Gros Piton and Petite Piton are on the southwest coast of St. Lucia. The hike up Gros Piton takes 2 ½ hours but the view is beautiful.

Piton is also the name of the locally made St. Lucian beer.

Tour a botanical gardens to get a lesson on all the plants.
Look for a tour guide called "Alexander the Great".

Plenty of cocoa trees around St. Lucia. When the cocoa pod is broken open it has about 30 small slimy cocoa seeds. The local kids call them jungle M&Ms. The seeds are dried, roasted and crushed to form chocolate.

La Sikwee, a sugar mill and plantation is now a museum and special restaurant.

A particular brand of rum called Bois Bande, the natural Caribbean ******.

Restaurant in St. Lucia, the Coalpot. In the 1970’s, a sailor arrived in St. Lucia, fell in love with the island and his future wife, so he started a restaurant.

St. Lucia is a major exporter of bananas. The male banana grows up and the female grows down.

Diamond Waterfalls The rocks behind these waterfalls have been stained orange, yellow, and green by the minerals in the waters. The water downstream is a black color from their mixing and absolutely nothing can grow there! The French built mineral rich baths here in the 1700s for their soldiers.

Look for the sailing vessel the Black Pearl, which was used in filming the Pirates of the Caribbean and Roots.

Surfing at Rocky Point Surf Break

Go to the Drive Thru Volcano at Silver Springs Park.

Fort Shirley Rodney Bay is the location where British Admiral Rodney kept an eye on the French fleet in Martinique. Hike up the peak to the fort for a beautiful view. The point also served as a signal station for the U.S. Navy during WWII.

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Dominica

Dominica was the location for the movie Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3.

Dominca is truly the land of waterfalls with one called Big Mama at Trafalgar falls and another called Big Papa!

After swimming in a cool waterfall, what can be better than a dip in a hot pool fed by volcanic heat.

Take a guided boat tour up the Indian River or swim at Chaudiere Pool.

Hike to the highest freshwater lake, Tito gourge and Trafalgar falls. Here stop for fresh wild strawberries.

The bwabandi tree supposedly is the natural ******. Many of these hardwood trees have the bark cut off to make tea!

Red Rock is a section of the island where the volcanic rock has so much copper that nothing can grow and the color is red.


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Thanks Phil and Liz, very helpful, and the pics are nice.
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The southern Caribbean ports are not as touristy as most. So, not a lot of big hotels, hence not a lot of business for party hardy crowds. St. Thomas definitely has some bars, look downtown. I don't drink much at all, so haven't looked in a long time. But, on the other islands, probably not.
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Thanks! Now I have something for us to do before the ship pulls off since we'll be there the day before. Now if only i can find something like that on the other islands.
Can't miss the frog in San Juan

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