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Windward Isles and French Antilles WI

Tour Duration 13 Days
Reviews for Windward Isles and French Antilles 4 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.

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3.5 kelvin osborne, 08/04/15

Tour Leader Name

Tony Mulhoney


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Our Response

Thank you for your feedback.  It’s correct that Tony, as a UK-based leader, does not have the level of specialist knowledge that a local guide will have – and therefore the two strongly nature-based walks are led by local guides, and UK tour leaders will encourage them, our drivers, and hotel staff, to offer as much local knowledge and information as they can.  We were sorry to hear that several of the group were ill; Tony had notified us of this at the time, and confirmed that he had raised the matter with the manager at La Haut – he tells us all those affected had eaten different meals, but felt that the hotel management should check their kitchen hygiene standards very thoroughly.  Our local agent is also aware of this, and will be monitoring future groups while they are at La Haut.

4 Jennifer, 07/02/15

What was the highlight or most memorable moment of your tour?

On arrival at La Haut Hotel, entering our room and seeing the view from our balcony over the Pitons and the sea, then the same view of the Pitons from the infinity pool. WOW!


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Our Response

We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your tour leader, Tony. The feedback we receive about him is usually positive, so it’s a shame that you did not have the same experience. We have spoken to him about this and he has assured us that he has been doing more research, so that he can provide more and better information to our groups. In the meantime, we will continue to monitor any feedback.


5 Jakki, 11/03/13

What was the highlight or most memorable moment of your tour?

"Final hotel with its infinity pool.
Catamaran trip.
to many to mention!"

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3 Nick Ward, 31/12/12

What was the highlight or most memorable moment of your tour?

"Last three nights at 'La Haut Plantation' high above Soufriere. A really magical place to stay (although sadly rumour has it that Explore are going to ditch this hotel on cost grounds which would be a big minus)."

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0 JR, 27/04/12
This trip really surpassed my expectations. The islands were all interesting and St Lucia and Dominica were both very beautiful. The local hikes really showed off the unspoilt nature of Dominica in particular. Walking through the mountain rain forest to Boiling Lake was the highlight of our stay in that country. The accomodation included some lovely mountain settings, and the view of the Pitons from the hotel in Soufriere was breathtaking. We even had humming birds fluttering all over the Cashew tree just beyond the veranda on our last morning - what a sight! Our tour leader, Jackie, was very knowledgeable and organised, with a great sense of humour, and the cohesiveness of our small group added to the fun. I would definitely recommend this trip.
0 Kate Smith, 22/09/10
A good balance of adventure and relaxation. Stunning scenery on all 3 islands- each with their own identity and beauty. Dominica was unsurpassed for it's ' green' reputation- in every sense of the word. Our stay in the mountain retreat and the 'challenging' walk to the Boiling Lake remains an indelible memory for me. Sulphur springs- almost lunar landscape in places- and the enormous bubbling crater, together with wondrous rain forests teaming with wild life and exotic fruits and flowers, as well as white beaches with crystal seas in which to swim and snorkel. Oh and then there was the whale spotting trip (so many photos of the fins breeching out of the water!). The group was a good mixture of ages and people from all sorts of walks of life and interests. Had loads of laughs and shared many emails and photos after we came home. Our leader, Max, looked after us well and with great patience (despite our foibles and eccentricities!). An amazing holiday which I would highly recommend to anyone who wants a holiday in the sun which offers more than dozing on a beach. (WI- 24th Januray 2010)
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