Many thanks to Janus- Fantastic apartment, amazing views. Fresh bread brought one morning and ice tray we managed to break replaces with deluxe version the same morning
Everything is doable but we do recommend hire a car to make getting about easier.
We found the easiest route to town was right out of apartment. Immediately left down the hill until you reach the cross road then right pas the playing field then left just past primary school, then left right at the Fire station. Depending on where you’re going 20 minute walk to town.
2 supermarkets in town. We thought Eroline had a much wider range than Allain.
Everyone very friendly. And anyone trying to sell you something will stop if you just say you’re not interested, never been pestered.
Zaka’s in town does amazing coffee, doesn’t do food, in theory but did us a couple of omelettes and toasts they were delicious
We ate at The Humminbird, very quiet but great views and excellent food. Foods of most of the resorts are very pricey.
Drive to Anse Chastanet is a challenge but possible. We managed in a little Chevrolet, first sedan is the safest. Road is very bumpy.
Snorkeling at Anse Chastanet- good. We found the reef to the left the best. Worth a walk to Anse Mamin. Walk along the beach to your right and Anse Mamin is signposted. 10 minute walk along dirt road. Ignore any sign saying resort guests only etc. All beaches in St. Lucia are Public Acess. Anse Mamin is Beautiful. Snorkel is good but not as many fish. We did see an octopus, and a snake eel.
Diamond Botanical Gardens- Beautiful. Get there say before 10am to miss the crowds which would spoil the peacefulness.
Sulphur Springs- tour up to Volcano interesting. Worth doing. Mud baths excellent, but does get busy.
Torille waterfall- small but good value. Can stand underneath falls, got there before 9:30am and we were alone which was great.
All in all – beautiful apartment. Thank you Janus.
Would suggest a car for ease of getting around.
Everyone very friendly.
Get to places early to avoid crowds
July 21- 26
Grey & Amy. USA
We had a great time here in Soufriere for the second half of our honeymoon in St. Lucia. (First half was in Marigot Bay)
Diamond Botanical Gardens & Waterfall – Beautiful- walking distance from here
Soufriere Beach by Humming Bird Resort- walking distance, lovely beach and water feels great and refreshing, we went 3x
Snorkeling at Sugar Beach – incredible, so many fish, feel like swimming in an aquarium. Took a water taxi there for us$40 so didn’t have to pay an entrance fee.
Gros Piton Hike- guide sets an easy steady pace, so not so hard if you are in shape, but coming down can be a bit tricky so we were a bit sore the next day, but worth it, great view and accomplishment hiking in a rainforest.
Sulphur Springs & mud baths- felt great after the Gros Piton hike relaxing, great for skin.
Fedos – affordable, good food, close
Gens Mwen- along water front, very good and affordable- saltfish and fids and chicken roti, cheap.
Pier 28 – great wings – cheap
Belle Vue-great calalou soup and fish fries but pricey for more entrees
Zaka’s – great coffee and smoothies
Mango tree-was our spurge – buffet ($50 per person) was incredibly delicious with an outstanding view of the Pitit Piton
Street foods – fun to try! Fried bakes, sandwiches
Bakery on the street down to the beach- great bread and scones
Bought candies and fruits, peanut bottle types. Treats from a lady at I think it was called carneys bar on the way down to the beach (buy fruit from the street)
Thank you Janus and your team for a great stay! You all were very helpful with rides and reservations! Very friendly and helpful team we had an awesome time. Thank you!
Greg & Amy Larson
Sapphire Apartment 4 Journal
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.
Tips, and Insights about the best things to do, places to go, people/things to avoid