Still waiting for Ambra. Less than 200 nm to go to reach the rum punch! Great day spent in St Lucia with the “Welcome Committee” Sinja, Begonia and Mel. So much fun and adventure !
The nature of the Caribbean islands is breathtaking and if you are in the right mood, you will feel very energized and refreshed after a day soaking in all this spectacular natural beauty and the tranquility of it all.
Heading south along the west coast to Marigot Bay and a tropical cove with a charismatic cluster of beachfront shacks and fishing boats straight out of a Death In Paradise episode.
Lots of colorful houses and markets beautifully nestled inside of the lush nature.
St Lucia is a tiny island, just 27 miles long and 14 wide. As a rule of thumb, the north is dry and more developed, the south lush and laidback, with everything in between a dense tangle of tropical rainforest. Hire a car and you’ll find the roads tricky and mountainous, like driving on a badly coiled hosepipe into the rainforest’s heart.
Castries is very much a small city with alot of hustle and buste. There is an indoor market here which sells a lot of local fruit, vegetables and a lot of souvenirs. Wonderful experience to see the local people selling their wares. Some goods are handmade by locals and other items are the usual commercial grade tourist trinkets.
The Island is an inspiring place, can’t wait to see more of this particular style on the different Caribbean islands.
Driving in St Lucia is not everyone’s idea of a relaxing road trip. During our last 4 days on the island, we tackled many potholes, steep hills, hairpin bends and drivers who love to overtake on a corner. We got lost, were regularly terrified but ultimately exhilarated. Every completed journey felt like I had triumphed over an obstacle course. And we can honestly say we loved it!