"Is this legit? Can I trust this? Especially if you're staying at a resort (we were staying at Sandals), the resort warns you not to go with outside companies"
I know when many people travel to another country, they wonder first and foremost. Is this legit? Can I trust this? Especially if you're staying at a resort (we were staying at Sandals), the resort warns you not to go with outside companies.
Real St. Lucia Tours was awesome! Their customer service people via email were very responsive (I didn't have phone access so email was how I got in touch). They scheduled a driver to come and pick us up, take us to the hike, and bring us back (with a short stop for food afterward). All included in their original cost!
Now, I will say if you are staying at the north side of the island, the only thing which kinda sucks is the drive (boy is it windy). This is not their fault though. The driver they sent us (Cyrus) was friendly, funny, and attentive! We got hooked up with a great guide at the base of the mountain. We were up and down in 3.5 hours.
highly recommend Real St. Lucia Tours if you are planning a hiking trip to any of the 3 mountains. They were awesome!