balenbouche st lucia blog

video.fwWatch our video!


St Lucia

Nieuws

St Lucia Animals St Lucia animals include several unique species; the St Lucia parrot (Amazonas Versicolor also known as “Jaquot”), the St Lucia Forest thrush, the rare St Lucia Whiptail lizard (Zandoli Terre), and a tiny snake, the racer snake or worm snake. The island originally had only few mammals; whales and bats are the…

lees meer

St Lucia Weather and Climate St Lucia weather is mild year-round, typically ranging from the low or high 80’s Fahrenheit or high 20’s Celsius. The lowest temperatures are recorded in January, February and March, where it can get into the lower 70’s at night. The average temperature in St Lucia ranges from 22 to 30…

lees meer

Vieux Fort

May 1, 2016 -

Vieux Fort, The capital of the South Vieux Fort is St Lucia’s second largest town, and where the Hewanorra International airport (UVF) is located. It boasts one of the islands prettiest and longest white sand beaches, and surprisingly few tourists or hotels. There is only one resort on the north end of the Anse de…

lees meer

Taxis Most visitors use taxis for getting around st lucia. They are readily available and regulated; the rates are fixed, but fairly high. Taxis are not metered and rates are quoted in US$, vehicles are designated by a blue “TX” license plate. Always make sure to negotiate prices beforehand. Drivers are generally reliable and friendly…

lees meer

CASTRIES St Lucia capital Around 60,000 people or over a third of the population lives in the vicinity of the bustling capital of Castries St Lucia. Although much of the original colonial architecture was destroyed by two devastating fires, there are several historic buildings and parks of interest. These include the Cathedral of the Immaculate…

lees meer

St Lucia Hiking Trails The St Lucia Forestry Department manages the following St Lucia hiking trails which form part of the 18,000 acre protected area in the interior of the island. It is mandatory to go with an official forestry guide. For more information, please contact the St Lucia Forestry Department Environmental Education Unit or arrange a tour through your hotel or guesthouse. Descartiers Rainforest (moderate)…

lees meer

St Lucia Beach activities St Lucia beaches are all open to the public and offer great beauty and diversity. Popular beach activities include Kite surfing, wind surfing, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, boating, fishing and whale watching. Some Atlantic coast beaches, apart from the very north (Cas en Bas) and the very south (Anse de Sables) are…

lees meer

St Lucia Things to Do Balenbouche is an ideal starting point for many St Lucia things to do. We are located only 20 minutes from the International airport, and 30 minutes from the town of Soufriere and just 5-20 minutes from two great beaches; Laborie beach and Sandy beach in Vieux Fort. In and around…

lees meer

Mamiku Gardens

September 19, 2015 -

Mamiku Gardens, Botanical Garden and Heritage Site Mamiku Gardens is located on the East Coast of St Lucia in the community of Praslin, near the Latille waterfall and the Descartiers Rainforest Trail. It is about a 45 Minute drive from Balenbouche Estate. The entrance is right along the main road, an easy and welcome stop…

lees meer

Soufriere St Lucia

September 19, 2015 -

Soufriere St Lucia Soufriere was once the capital of the island under French colonial rule. Today, it is a popular tourist attraction offering many st lucia things to do in and around the town. One of the things Soufriere St lucia is known for are its waterfalls and hot springs, including the famous sulphur springs…

lees meer