St Lucia

St Lucia Blog

If you're wondering what to do in St Lucia, our blog is a great place to start. We have lived on the island for over 35 years and hosted thousands of visitors.

We love giving advice on St Lucia. Whether you're planning to stay at Balenbouche Estate or elsewhere, please feel free to contact us!

St Lucia receives around 1.2 million visitors per year. The largest group is cruise passengers with over 750,000, followed by stayover visitors 400,000. The remaining over 50,000 is made up tourists arriving on sailboats and yachts. The best places in St Lucia are in the south and south west of the island. However, most people stay in the north and take one or two sight seeing trips, or never leave their ship or resort.  Many places aren’t crowded, especially if you know when to go. If you’re looking for St. Lucia off the beaten track, you will find it on our website!

About St Lucia

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Vieux Fort St Lucia

Attractions and Guest houses inVieux Fort Guest houses in vieux fort st Lucia are just minutes away from the soon to be expanded Hewanorra International...

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St Lucia Restaurants

St Lucia Restaurants Most St Lucia restaurants are in the north of the island, where most locals and visitors are. The second largest number of...

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St Lucia Facts

St Lucia Facts Some essential st lucia facts and st lucia travel tips! Geography St Lucia is located at 13 53 N, 60 58 W...

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Getting Around St Lucia

Getting around St Lucia Getting around st lucia is best through a combination of taxis, rental cars, buses and organized tours. Although the island is...

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St Lucia Food

St Lucia Food St Lucia local food is not fancy, but it is tasty and filling. The most popular st lucia street food you will...

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St Lucia Karibik

St Lucia Karibik Plantage Die St Lucia Karibik Insel liegt in den kleinen Antillen zwischen Martinique und St. Vincent. Das noch nicht ueberlaufene Urlaubsziel ist...

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St Lucia with Kids

St Lucia with Kids If you’re coming to st lucia with kids, choosing the best place to stay in one of the most important decisions....

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Eco Lodge Caribbean

Eco lodge Caribbean Properties A guide to eco lodge caribbean small properties similar to Balenbouche, based on green practices and a more natural aesthetic and...

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St Lucia Camping

St Lucia Camping A guide to st lucia camping and st lucia backpacking for those who want to explore the stunning natural environment of the...

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Is St Lucia expensive?

Is St Lucia Expensive? Is St Lucia expensive to visit? is a question we often get asked. St Lucia resorts and villas are typically on...

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St Lucia Animals

St Lucia Animals St lucia animals are mostly friendly and not poisonous… Endemic Species St Lucia animals include several unique species; the St Lucia parrot...

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St Lucia Map

St Lucia Map Other than the Google St Lucia Map (which for driving directions isn’t always very accurate) there are several free tourist maps available...

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St Lucia Botanical Gardens

St Lucia Botanical Gardens The two most famous st lucia botanical gardens are Diamond Falls in Soufriere, and Mamiku Gardens on the East Coast. You...

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Soufriere St Lucia

Best things to do in Soufriere St Lucia Soufriere St Lucia is only a 30 minute drive from Balenbouche Estate. It was once the capital...

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Must Do in St Lucia

Must do in St Lucia Our blog article on St Lucia Attractions offers an unbiased overview of many of the things to see and do...

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St Lucia Sulphur Springs

St Lucia Sulphur Springs The St Lucia Sulphur Springs volcano is one of the most well known and most visited St lucia attractions. The main...

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St Lucia Attractions

St Lucia Attractions Overview The island is known for its diverse landscape and myriad of st lucia attractions and things to do to suit every...

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St Lucia Estates

St Lucia Estates, Gardens & Plantations Note: On certain days, large tour groups visit many of the following st lucia estates and attractions. To avoid...

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St Lucia Hiking

St Lucia Hiking Trails St Lucia hiking is one of the best things to do on the island. The Tet Paul Nature Trail, just 30...

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Castries things to do

In and around Castries Around 60,000 people or over a third of the population lives in the vicinity of the bustling capital of St Lucia....

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Beaches and Beach Activities

St Lucia Beaches and Beach Activities Secluded beaches st lucia are still possible to find, as well as beaches with activities. All beaches are all...

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St Lucia Black Sand Beach

St Lucia Black Sand beach Discover our st lucia black sand beach adjoining the 60 acre Balenbouche Estate. Our two beautiful natural beaches are just...

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St Lucia Pitons

St Lucia Pitons Hike The St Lucia Pitons hike starts just a half hour drive away from Balenbouche Estate. The Pitons are the islands’ famous...

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Balenbouche St Lucia Retreats

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Banyan Tree Yoga Retreat

Sacred St Lucia A yoga retreat for your mind, body and soul February 4-11, 2017 Nestled into our enchanting Oasis on the Southwest Coast of...

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Horseback riding St Lucia

Healing with Horses A heart expanding women’s horseback riding St lucia retreat: Feb 3 – 10, 2019 Amazing location, fabulous food, incredible horses! Horseback riding...

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Charlie the Yogi Retreat

Yoga with Charlie Ever dream of an island getaway with perfect balance of fun sun and Yoga? Dream no more! This is the nature lover’s...

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Yoga and Restorative Retreat

Yoga and Restorative Join Louisa and Siobhan for a 10 day yoga retreat including morning and afternoon yoga classes, workshops and excursions. Enjoy daily walks...

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Compassionate Healing Retreat

Compassionate Healing Finding Peace Within Do you find your mind cluttered by the busyness of Life? Find Peace Within, Mindful Healing Retreat helps you learn...

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St Lucia Recipes

St Lucia Pumpkin Stew

Pumpkin Stew This St Lucia recipe is all about adding the ingredients in the right sequence and at the right time, and this will depend on a few factors, including...

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Breadfruit Papaya Casserole

Breadfruit casserole This St Lucia recipe is a unique Balenbouche creation, using breadfruits and papayas grown on the estate. Ingredients 1 Breadfruit 2-3 green papayas 1/2 lbs local spinach 2-3...

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Green Papaya Salad

Green Papaya Salad This salad is made from cooked green (unripe) papayas instead of the raw salad made with green or slightly ripe papaya. The papayas should be green inside...

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Pumpkin Carrot Curry

Pumpkin Carrot Curry This is best done in a large wok (large serving for 8+ people) or alternative large frying pan (smaller serving). The ingredients for this are very simple...

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“Balenbouche is indeed a world within itself exuding a tranquil presence of warmth, hospitality and harmony.”
(Tropical Traveler)

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