Why we love it?….. The famous Pitons, its beautiful volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, luxury resorts, cozy B&B, amazing food and fishing villages.
The island of Saint Lucia is a beautiful, mountainous island located in the eastern Caribbean sea, it is named named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse by the French, the island’s first European settlers, and the only country in the world named after a woman (wow!). National currency Eastern Caribbean currency (EC$) but they accept other major currencies and their main capital is Castries.
Saint Lucia is known for its famous PITONS, the Gros Piton which is 771 metres high, and the Petit Piton which is 743 metres high. These volcanic plugs are located in the city of Soufrière and are known as a major attraction for hikers, although the Gros Piton peak is more popular since it is an easier climb. Tours are offered via the Soufrière Foundation a non profit preservation group.
Also don’t forget to visit their world renowned Black Water Pools (Mud Baths) they say one dip and you instantly look ten (10) years younger 😉
Next up is the beautiful PIGEON ISLAND
A 44-Acre Islet located in Gros Islet and which was once an 18th-century British fort. It was artificially joined to the western coast of mainland in 1972 by a man-made causeway. It is a living museum, historical site and national park in St. Lucia. The park is open year round and there are visiting fees of EC$7 for residents and US$7 for visitors. There is also a fee of EC$3 for children 5 years to 12 years old.
I’ve visited Pigeon Island and let me just tell you it is a breathtaking view to the top and it absolutely gorgeous, check out my picture gallery below if you don’t believe me 😉
When you visit put this on your to do list! It was definitely worth it.
Arguably the best known beach in St. Lucia, Reduit beach is located in the north coast of the island and is home to a large number of hotels dotted along its vast coastline. There is a Yacht club and marina close by so you can hire a boat for the day.
It should be noted this beach has no restroom facilities except for those of the Yacht club which I believe is for members only so that should be taken into consideration if you are planning to spend the day here.
Reduit Beach also has the Splash Waterpark for the kids and adults alike so there are lots to keep the kids (and the adults) busy for the day.
While St. Lucia has more beaches to visit, I didn’t get an opportunity to visit them all but you should on your next trip here, namely the following:
Anse Cochon – A beautiful dark sand beach, great for peace, quiet and snorkeling.
Anse Chastanet – Another beautiful dark sand beach, great for snorkeling, scuba diving or go biking on trails nearby.
Anse des Pitons – A gorgeous beach with the backdrop of the famous pitons, its white sand was imported from Guyana, great for sunbathing, snorkeling and relaxing.
Sandals Grande St. Lucian
I also got the fantastic opportunity to visit the Sandals Grande St. Lucian for free with complimentary use of all the facilities and restaurants! This Sandals is without doubt HUGE! I don’t have to explain the concept of All Inclusive so lets just say when one gets the opportunity to do so for FREE one takes it! 😀
We had breakfast at the The Mariner Seaside Bar & Grill, we had fantastic jerk chicken, pork and roasted sweet potatoes, the jerk sauce was to die for and of course the open bar nearby was beckoning so I did the obligatory Piton beers with breakfast.. breakfast of champions if I do say so myself 🙂
Its a fantastic resort, of course suited more for couples but i did see some groups there and if you can afford it its a fantastic place to indulge, relax and have a great time.
Below are some pictures of the resort, I didn’t take that many as we were too busy trying to take in everything in the time allotted:
I had such a great time here that I honestly did not want to leave! Saint Lucia is a great place to visit and see my upcoming posts on places to stay and restaurants,
Leave me a message below and lets chat 🙂 and up next check out best resorts for families in St. Lucia HERE!