364. St. Lucia
Why St. Lucia
St. Lucia is a quiet Caribbean island with a laid back lifestyle and two famous mountains called the Petite Pitons. It has a French creole background which flows into the local cuisine and the culture of the people. Still need more why?
St. Lucia is located in the eastern Caribbean with Martinique to the north and St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the south.
How To Get Here
Like most Caribbean islands, St. Lucia has a mini van bus service. This is how the locals travel.
There are two airports on the island Hewannora International Airport (UVF) in the south and the George F. L. Charles Airport (SLU) in the north.
The following airline has service to the Hewannora International Airport (UVF) :
Air Canada (AC), American Airlines (AA), British Airways (BA), Delta Air Lines (DL), JetBlue Airways (B6), Sunwing Airlines (WG), United Airlines (UA), Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS) and WestJet (WS).
The following airlines serve the George F. L. Charles Airport (SLU):
Air Antilles (3S), Air Caraibes (TX), Air Canada (AC), Air France (AF), American Airlines (AA), British Airways (BA), Caribbean Airlines (BW), Corsair International (SS), interCaribbean Airways (JY) and Liat (LI).
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. You can rent cars at either airports. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
The island is accessible by ferry from the island of Guadeloupe. You can find details at https://www.express-des-iles.fr/.
By Cruise Ship
St. Lucia has a cruise ship port and many of the major cruise lines has it as a port of call. If you dock in Castries you can walk into the town in no times. Details here.
Where To Stay
You can find a wide array of hotels here; from resorts to bed and breakfast to hotels. Choose what suits your budget.
==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
Where To Eat
The cuisine here is heavenly. You get the creole flavors that are just to die for. You can find restaurants as well as street food to delight your palette. You can find a list of restaurants and local food here.
==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.
What To Do
Are you into Festivals?
==>> You can find a list of things to do from TripAdvisor here.
=>> Check out some other tours from Viator.
==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information.
Language: British English and Creole
Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar (XCD). You can also use U.S. dollars as well as Euros.