"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)."
How was your Explore Tour Leader?
Friendly, competent, particularly good organisational skills. Made sure hotel kitchens didn't forget my gluten free diet!
What tips would you give to someone else booking this tour?
Be aware that travelling time aside, more than half your time on this trip will be 'free' time. Which means, of course, that you'll be paying for lots of extras. Being in Cruise Ship Territory, these are priced in US$ and at rates Americans are willing to pay (ie not cheap). Also note that you'll be paying for all your lunches and dinners on this trip and that can add up too.
Do you have anything else to add?
A fascinating intro to three very different islands. If you want a taste of the Caribbean but wouldn't pick a beach holiday, then this could be for you. Only real down side was the large group size (18) which felt unwieldy on occasions and forced the use of some below par hotel 'annexe' accommodation.