Saint Travel Ltd spoke to James Meager from the United Kingdom who recently visited the Island. We wanted to establish, from a visitors perspective, what are the best activities to experience while on Island. James explained that during his visit he engaged in various activities that ranged from Post Box Walks, meeting the Islands Governor (HE Lisa Phillips), visiting various tourist attractions to listening to the RMS St Helena sound her horn while leaving James Bay.
James, who is very keen to visit again in the near future, has recommended the following 5 things to do when on Island:
1.Visit Lemon Valley
“This is a beautiful place to pass some hours in peace and tranquillity. Take your swimming costume, a good book and some food (if you can’t fish that is). Relax, have a read, have a swim and enjoy the surroundings.”
2. Take a tour to Plantation House
“When visiting Plantation House you will gain a view of how the previous Island Governors lived, and witness how the present Governor uses the House today. Take tea and cake in to the library, and browse through some rare and interesting books. Also, there is the chance to meet the oldest living land animal in the world – Jonathan the tortoise.”
3. Enjoy a Hog roast at Anne’s Place
“Jane (the owner of Anne’s Place) cooks the best Island hog, and as Island pork is the best in the world, the meat was sweet and the crackling crunchy. The atmosphere was great too!”
4. Meet the locals and explore the Island
“Mingling with the Islanders (Saints) as soon as I reached St Helena was the best thing I did, and I’m so grateful to have met some very interesting and colourful Saints. I was shown some fantastic places off the beaten track, I was able to trek to the top of Bencoolen (a small mountain overlooking St Helena Airport) to see the first commercial flight land, and I was among a very select few who was able to see some very rare plant and animal species!”
5. Visit the Napoleonic sites
“Visiting the Briars, touring Longwood House, enjoying afternoon Tea at Bertrands Cottage and then visiting the Valley of the Tomb helps a Britain understand the significant impact Napoleon had on British and European history.”
So if you would like to try any of these 5 things listed above, then contact us today! We’ll make it all possible for you.
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