Saint Lucia Travel Guide

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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.

Gros Islet #1 most popular location
Gros Islet (pronounced in one swift word: GROZ-i-lay) is a little fishing village located in the northeastern tip of the island. It is a popular tourist destination as there are many things …
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Castries #2 most popular location
Castries is the main city centre on St. Lucia, or the Capital, if you can call it that. Filled with shops and bars, it has an interesting night life, however, you should always take preca…
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Soufriere #3 most popular location
As soon as you step into Soufriere, you are inside a volcano! Located on the southwest corner of St. Lucia, Soufriere is a small town that lies in a caldera (a dormant collaped portion of th…
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Vieux Fort #4 most popular location
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Pigeon Island #5 most popular location
Pigeon Island, located in the North West the Castries Quarter of St. Lucia, is the National Heritage site. It’s made up of various old forts, with a cannon fort on the top as a look out …
Anse Chastanet #6 most popular location
Laborie #7 most popular location
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St. Lucia #8 most popular location
St. Lucia is a popular cruise ship port with its nice beaches with palm trees. There are hot springs, old sugar growing plantations, and plenty of shopping. The west coast has great sandy…
Between Continents #9 most popular location