About 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 airport (UVF) just 20 minutes away from Balenbouche Estate. Vieux Fort boasts one of the islands prettiest and longest white sand beaches, yet surprisingly few tourists or large hotels. There […]

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St Lucia Restaurants Most St Lucia restaurants are in the north of the island, where most locals live and where the most resorts are located. The second best place for restaurants is in and around Soufriere, also a tourism hub. In Vieux Fort and Laborie, you will find a few nice local St Lucia places

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st lucia facts pitons

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 and part of the Windward Islands. St. Lucia’s physical features are strikingly beautiful. Dominated by high peaks and rain forests in the interior, the 616 square-kilometer volcanic island is known for

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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 only 238 square miles, it takes about 2 1/2 hours to drive from north to south, or 3 1/2 hours to circumnavigate the main coastal road. There is no road

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Best Area to Stay in St Lucia People often ask what is the best area to stay in St Lucia. Most st lucia hotels and resorts are in the north of the island. Here you will find the greatest diversity of accommodations and tourism facilities. Gros Islet / Rodney bay is the major tourist center

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best time to visit st lucia

Best time to visit St Lucia St Lucia Weather The best time to visit st lucia is between December and April, the official tourist season. However, it is still very pleasant in May, June and November. This is a great time to go to St. Lucia because rates are lower and there are fewer tourists.

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st lucia food ackee

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 find are BBQ chicken and fish, fried or roasted “bakes” (similar to Johnny cakes, a flat bread made from wheat flour). A great gluten free alternative is cassava bread made

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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. If you enjoy resorts, there are quite a few that offer family deals, kids’ clubs, and activities for children, such as Coconut Bay in the South and Windjammer, Bay Gardens,

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balenbouche 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 local experience. Balenbouche Estate is known for its sensitivity to the environment, community and history of St. Lucia. We have been doing this quietly and consistently for over 30 years,

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st lucia camping at balenbouche

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 island, get to know it’s people and culture, and avoid the resorts and tourist centers. First, you will need to pick the best part of the island for st lucia

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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 the higher end, between US$ 200 and $450 a night, but there are more affordable options. Other factors to consider are airfare, getting around the island, the cost of food,

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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 (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. These

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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 on island and online. By far the best physical St. Lucia map published overseas is by a small company in Hungary called Gizi maps. It can be ordered online for

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