Saint Lucia is a country and an island in the Caribbean.

Impressions from my Vlog

Soufriere

In the southwest of the island is the city Soufriere with sharp mountain peaks that were created during a volcanic eruption. Nearby is “Sulfur Springs”, where you can swim in mud and hot springs.

Pigeon Island

In the northwest of the island is the Pigeon Island with a wonderful view. On it is the fortress Rodney and the island was artificially connected to the mainland.

Rodney Bay

In the northwest of the island is the Rodney Bay with a beautiful sandy beach and a tourist shopping district.

Travel Tips

Planning

  • I stayed 4 days on Saint Lucia:
    • Day 1: Arrival by ferry from Fort-de-France (Martinique, France) to Castries.
    • Day 2: Excursion to the northern part of the island with Pigeon Island, Gros Islet and Rodney Bay.
    • Day 3: Excursion to the southern part of the island with Soufriere and swimming in mud.
    • Day 4: Departure by plane from Castries to Kingston (St. Vincent and the Grenadines).
  • I used for my planning and can recommend the Lonely Planet for the Caribbean Islands.

Transport

  • Getting there:
    • Saint Lucia has an international airport.
    • Cruise ships
    • Ferry from Martinique, Dominica or Guadalupe.
  • Budget transport from the airport to the city:
    • At the airport at Castries are only taxis and no public transport.
    • The road between Castries and Gros Islet is just a few minutes walk away. There are minibuses every few minutes.
  • Budget transport on Saint Lucia:
    • Minibuses depart from the capital Castries in all directions.
    • The minibuses have a bus number and leave when they are full.
    • The buses stop only at the bus stops.
    • Castries and Gros Islet are permanently connected from early morning until late at night. I had a bus from Castries to Gros Islet at 10 pm after the ferry arrival.

Accommodation

  • I found the most budget accommodation on AirBNB.
  • I can recommend staying in the capital Castries. It is centrally located and with the minibuses, you can explore the rest of the island cost-effectively.
  • I stayed in an AirBNB between Castries and Gros Islet. It was the most budget stay I could find with a very good price. Bus stops for minibuses were only a minute walk away to get quickly to the capital.

Do you have questions to plan your trip or suggestions? I'm looking forward to your commentary.

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