St. Lucia has been known for being the number one destination island, not only in the Caribbean but in the world. This beautiful island of St. Lucia has lush green forests, amazing beaches and has the only drive-through volcano in the world. This should be enough to convince you that St. Lucia is the best island for your vacation this year, but if you are looking for more, please follow me and let me tell you why you should begin this year’s adventure of travel.
Where Should You stay in St. Lucia
The great thing about staying in St. Lucia is that there are a variety of different places that you can choose to stay. You can book anywhere from a villa to a 5-star resort on the island. The island divides into two regions; Gros Islet is where you will find more of the bigger resorts and Soufriere is where you will find most of the tourist attractions.
St. Lucia Villas
St. Lucia Resorts
Things To Do in St. Lucia
Although St. Lucia is one of the tiniest islands on the map, there is so much to do. St. Lucia has the only drive-through volcano — trust us when we say you HAVE to see this. If you love learning about a new place, there is so much history on this island. Did you know that St. Lucia was fought for by the English and the French? If you are a history buff the pigeon island tour would be something you should try your hand at. There are also private tours that you can book for you and someone special.
There are pros to St. Lucia being a small island — you can pretty much do anything on a cruise ship stop over. There’s the Sulphur Springs mud bath and when you’re done relaxing in the mud, make your way to one of the many waterfalls in St. Lucia. Whether you are just coming for a cruise ship stopover or a full-blown 7-day vacation in paradise, there is something for everyone.
- Visit two fishing villages
- Take in the breathtaking view of the majestic pitons
- Visit the world’s only drive-through volcano
- Visit the beautiful city of Castries
- Walk through Marigot Bay
- Stop in the local fishing villages
What Should You Pack When Traveling to St. Lucia?
With St. Lucia being a tropical island, it can get tricky as to what to travel with. When it comes to clothing, it’s best to figure out what you will be doing first. If you are planning on being outdoors throughout the day, make sure to bring some light summer dresses, linen pants, or khakis. St. Lucia is an island full of hiking trails, so if you are looking to get a little down and dirty, make sure to bring some breathable workout gear. If you decide to go somewhere formal, you can never go wrong with summer dresses, khakis, and light breathable shirts.
Other Things to Remember When Packing for Your St. Lucia Honeymoon
Be sure to pack your bug spray if you love the outdoors for the afternoon mosquitoes and late-night bugs. Also, make sure to include a hat, shades, and sunscreen in your luggage. There is nothing worse than getting burnt all over on your Caribbean vacation.
There is a burst of occasional liquid sunshine (raining when the sun is still out) on the island of St. Lucia to cool down the heat, so you may want to bring a waterproof jacket, just in case you get stuck in the 2-minute shower.
The hotels, and most villas, are usually stocked with shampoos and soaps, so there is no need to worry about that.
Don’t forget to pack all your medications and bring a copy of your prescription in case of any questions on your way over to paradise. Your passport and other travel documents should be kept in a separate case so it’s easy to find and store. You can put them together with your prescription, so everything is packed in one place.
If there is one thing you should not forget, it is your camera. I know everyone uses their phones for pictures nowadays, but there is just something about having your camera around your neck to get that perfect picture of that rare bird you may never see again.
Food in St. Lucia
Another reason to choose St. Lucia as your destination is for their savory French Creole and West Indian Dishes. There are many restaurants on the island that offer local dishes. The Dasheen restaurant at the Ladera resort offers a variety of different Caribbean dishes with a view to die for. There are many foods you should not miss out on while in St. Lucia. If you’re a stew type of person, try The Bouyon, made with beans, vegetables and ground provision made in a thick sauce. Another little tip in St. Lucia, the food from the street vendors are always the best. No artificial flavors, all-natural and fresh produce used to set your tastebuds on a wonderful ride.
Choosing St. Lucia as your destination might be one of the best decisions you make. So, whether you just want to laze around on the beach, get some hiking and biking in, or looking to get in some jazz music, St. Lucia is the right island for you.