Flag of St Lucia
St Lucia is a teardrop in the Caribbean Sea -The island has towns of French names and you may hear the tones in the local unoften used dialect Kweyol but the island was given up to the British in 1814. The local beer is called Piton and best time to visit is December to May to avoid the humidity and rain but if you want few people around then try other.
Things to do in St Lucia: Take a jeep and tour the Gros Piton (the big green pointed mountain making St Lucia instantly recognisable), the town of La Soufriere. Or find a great St Lucia Resort and go Scuba Diving. Deep sea fishing tours and day sailing tours. There is an abundance of nature in the rainforest and there are many tours that allow you to engage in this most green Caribbean Island. Check out Marigot Bay a black sand beach that has excellent snorkelling. For the energetic and water loving try windsurfing on Choc Beach.
St Lucia is a great destination but take into consideration the wetter months of June through November and this is also Hurricane Season but you would be unlucky to get hit by one. The more popular events and festivals are during this period. Prices will be lower and the place less crowded too so its a mix really and this applies to the Caribbean in general.
Castries the capital is a major port of call for cruise ships, which dock at Pointe Seraphine but the town is well worth a visit for its Cathedral and Market.
We stayed at Rodney Bay and the Rex Resort there called the St Lucian during the month of November. It’s hard to fault the beach here and the resort also has a great variety of watersports on offer.