Saint Lucia Overview
A British Commonwealth country located off the coast of Central America in the Caribbean, Saint Lucia sits just north of Trinidad and Tobago. It is arguably one of the most expensive destinations in the Caribbean, and is also one of the most picturesque, with the twin Piton peaks rising out of the middle of the Caribbean and the Pidgeon Island Nature Reserve along with Soufriere Harbor. An island of endless mountains and valleys and some of the most hair-raising switchback roads on the planet, this is a Caribbean destination that cannot be missed.
Getting to Saint Lucia isn’t exactly difficult, although there are only two main airports, either at Castries or Vieux Fort. The former is usually the best place to fly into if it’s your first time on the island, as it’s closer to most of the all-inclusive resorts, allowing you the ease of travel necessary for getting to know a destination for the first time. However, if you don’t mind a harrowing journey along the break-neck roads through the center of the island, allowing you an up-close-and-personal view at the majestic scenery making up the interior of Saint Lucia, then choosing the Vieux Fort location gives you the chance.
Saint Lucia has some of the most fertile soil in the Caribbean, and its fruits and vegetables are flown all over the world. As a result, the local diet consists of mostly fruits and vegetables, with a combination of rice and stewed dishes that are spiced with curry and jerk seasoning, giving you a Caribbean flavor that cannot be found anywhere else. In addition, all of the resorts and major towns will include a variety of international cuisine at their restaurants. And, since it’s a Caribbean destination, the rum is a must-try.
Accommodations will range from all-inclusive resorts to self-catering beach-front villas. From here you can set out into the interior and hike the rain forests, the nature reserves, or the mountains, or you can enjoy your time on the various beaches which dot the coastline. Either way, you are in for a treat.