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
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.