Ultimate Guide: A Beauty called St. Lucia

If you enjoyed Grenada or Dominica, you can’t miss out St. Lucia! This Island could join perfectly the Green Family of the Caribbean! Feel free to tell me your thoughts and share with us exciting recommendations I may have forgotten.

After to have received several great recommendations from my dear St. Lucia’s friends and readers across facebook, instagram and my last posts, it’s time to settle everything together and provide you the best insights so you can explore the most wonderful places, try the tastiest flavors, and know what to bring back to home.

What To Do, Eat, Shop

What To Do: From its dramatic black-sand beaches along the southwest coast to gardens bursting with color, St. Lucia dazzles with a brilliant palette. Start with the Pitons (UNESCO World Heritage Site, month created from hardened lava, towers overs 2,000 feet in the air), move to the Soufriere (the island’s oldest town, and reputed to be the birthplace of Napoleon’s Empress Josephine), and then go to the Sulphur Springs Drive-In (Enjoy a short tour to the craters). Spend sometime to explore the Diamond Botanical Gardens and it’s magnificent waterfalls. Conclude your day in the Marigot Bay, a lush yachtsman’s haven considered “the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean” by author James Michener.

What To Eat: Although Caribbean dishes such as jerk chicken are popular here, the coal pot is a local favorite. A delicious and hearty stew, this one-pot meal can consist of fish, vegetables, and any kind of meat, including goat.

What To Shop: The island’s best-known products are the unique handmade, silk-screened and hand-printed fabrics called batik. Castries features one of the Caribbean’s best covered local markets within walking distance. The best duty-free shopping is at the Spanish-style shopping center Pointte Seraphine and La Place Carenage.

If you enjoyed Grenada or Dominica, you can’t miss out St. Lucia! This Island could join perfectly the Green Family of the Caribbean!

Feel free to tell me your thoughts and share with us exciting recommendations I may have forgotten.

Wish you all the best,

Xoxo, Melanie

Credits
Author: Melanie Martins
Photography: Diogo Novo

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