The beauty of having family and friend links with another country is that you get to see places that are off the beaten track - places where tourists don’t often go. Not one to stay on a resort anyway, I’m the sort of traveller that loves to see how the locals live. .
My mums neighbour and friend of over 45 years used to live in London but moved back to her home country of St Lucia around 20 years ago. Her house now sits yards away from the beach. Maybe not great when a hurricane strikes but the calm seas and slightly grey skies welcomed us that day. I’d describe the village of Laborie (situated in the south of the island) as quite quaint. But not in the English countryside type of way. More in an authentic Caribbean kinda way: fishing boats, old-fashioned plywood houses standing next to their modern cousins, friendly locals and a pier stretching out from the sandy beach. More photos of the beautiful town to follow. .
An Eastern Car island with a pair of dramatically tapered mountains, the Pitons, on its west coast. Its coast is home to volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, luxury resorts & fishing villages.
Trails in the interior rainforest lead to waterfalls like the 15m high Toraille, which pours over a cliff into a garden.
Capital Castries, a popular cruise port, is home to bustling markets & shops selling a mix of local tropical produce & locally made crafts.
Jade Mountain Resort: 5-star hotel with iconic views of both the Piti & Gros Piton mountains
Rabot Estate: producer of world's finest cocoa
Popular Reduit Beach offers calm waters for swimming & beach bars
Anse Chastanet beach has a reef for snorkeling & diving
Bathing in warm mud pools is a popular pastime at the Sulphur Springs Park in Soufriere
Helicopter tours offer an overhead look at the dramatic Piton peaks & the island's coastline
Cuisine includes spicy Creole, resorts' gourmet offerings, local callalloo soup & national dish green fig & saltfish
Calypso & costumes are the ingredients for Carnival which climaxes mid-July
Rodney Bay Marina: entertainment & recreation center, hotels, island's 2 largest shopping malls, Treasure Bay Casino, cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, spas & therapists who offer activities such as yoga, reflexology, Ayurvedic massages & restorative therapy
Union Nature Trail & Zoo displays the national bird & a trail through the rainforest
Gros Islet Street Party: occurs every Friday night with live DJs & local food
Pigeon Island: home & major venue of the Jazz Festival
Pigeon Island National Park: sun, swim, visit the museum or climb to a vantage point of historic Fort Rodney for distant views of neighboring Martinique
Across the Caribbean.
Let’s take a trip to the romantic island of St. Lucia. Isn’t the sunrise beautiful?
Did you know St. Lucia’s Carnival takes place from July 6th to July 26th ?
Get 2 for one. See the beautiful sunrise and enjoy the festivities.
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