The people have been lovely, Fabian and Janus have been very welcoming and the spectacular views have been incomparable.
This book has been a great help in terms of recommendations. We must have looked at it at least once a day!
After leaving driving licenses at home as one less thing to think about - not considering our plans to have a car. We were slightly concerned as to what we would be missing out on. However, enjoying this beautiful island without a car Is totally doable!
We stared with a week in the north at Rodney Bay. Much more typically “Touristy” than here but well worth a visit if you get a chance.
We stayed next to Reduit Beach - a lovely stretch of sand, plenty of watersports and space to relax. We’d recommend spinnakers restaurant on the beach for great food and Razmattaz Indian on the main “strip” - both very reasonable prices and good service.
From Rodney Bay you can walk or take the 1A bus (heading to Gros Islet) to the marina. Lovely relaxing spot with plenty of cafes. We took a taxi to the Jump up Party, in Gros Islet on the Friday nigh – an unbelievable street party with great (very cheap) street food and a hearty rum punch! We also visited Pigeon Island - incredible views and a fantastic spot to each (the bar to the right of the entrance within a cavern). We took the 1A but to Gros Islet and walked to rest of the way, and returned to Rodney Bay entirely on foot – about one hour leisurely walk along he coast. Would well recommend this scenic route.
We arranged our taxi from Rodney Bay to Soufriere with Janus – fantastic service, best price!! And great to chat with our driver Fabian on the way.
We’ve had a wonderful time here. We’d recommend walking to the botanical gardens (1/2 hours walk). The Sulphur Springs are also worth a visit for a go in the mud baths (just beware of the stench!). we took the bus from the town center (near the church) for 1.50EC each. Where the driver dropped us off ½ a mile from Volcano. We walked back, taking in the incredible views over the pitons and beautiful beaches. We’d also recommend visiting Anse Chastanet and Anse Mamin Beaches – again, one hour walk with incredible views along the way.
In terms of food, Fedo’s is a must – unbelievably good food at a ridiculously cheap price. Ruby’s was also great and the Zaka Art Café is a must for any coffee lover.
In all we had a great stay. The people have been lovely, Fabian and Janus have been very welcoming and the spectacular views have been incomparable.
We hope you have as equally great time!
Beth and Nico
WEATHER IN SAINT LUCIA
While most places in the world have four well-defined seasons, its proximity to the equator means that this is not really the case for the island of St. Lucia.