Lenka From USA
Well, it's only been a few days, but we have walked around the Rodney Bay area, and hiked up Mount Pimard to see the amazing view over the bay and Pigeon Island. It was so clear we could see Martinique in the distance. We've been to Reduit Beach to sunbathe and do some watersports, and met a local who is going to take us fishing. Yes, Spinnakers on Reduit Beach was good, and there is a nice local spot at the end of the beach called Marie's Fish Shack where we had great food and cold beers. My friend loves to cook and she's going to have a lesson from Marie tomorrow! We love to experience the local life, drink coconuts on the side of the road and eat what the locals eat.
Ah, the rum punch! We've tried a few different recipes and they're all good. The Boardwalk Bar has the best so far, but we'll keep sampling.
David and Cathy
Visitors to St. Lucia find pleasure in the simple things, like relaxing at the beach, near the pool or taking in a little shopping. TT caught up with some new islanders who were out and about exploring
Where have you been since arriving in Saint Lucia? Have you eaten at any of the restaurants?
What's your favourite thing so far? Where are you staying and how do you like it?
We've been here a week staying at St James' Club and we have really enjoyed it so far. The resort is lovely, the staff are really friendly and helpful and we've had great food at all the restaurants.
So what brought you to Rodney Bay today?
Well, we like to get out and about to see the island, and our concierge told us about the shops and restaurants so we decided to come and investigate.
What other activities have you done?
We have been on a couple of boat rides to Soufriere, which is absolutely amazing from the sea, and took a taxi to St Lucia Distillers in Roseau for the Rhythm of Rhum tour. It's an interesting exhibition and shows the whole rum-making process, then we got to sample some of the local rums and other liqueurs.
Do you plan to do any other activities before you return home?
Perhaps a walking trip in the rainforest as we've met new friends who like to hike, and we have been invited to watch a sailing regatta which happens out in the bay every year. We'll also come back to some of the restaurants in Rodney Bay to sample what's available.
TT: What do you think of St Lucia?
Sandrine From Canada
Sandrine: It’s a nice island, people are very friendly. It looks like paradise.
TT: What has been the most fun?
Sandrine: I went to the Pitons in Soufriere, they’re as remarkable up close as they are in photos, even more so. It was a spectacular sight. I also went to the beach in Rodney Bay. I love beaches. I’m going to the Castries market now to get a feel of local life. My vacation is not done yet so I expect to discover much more.
TT: Is this your first time to the Caribbean?
Sandrine: This is my first time to St Lucia but not to the Caribbean. I’ve been to Jamaica and a few other islands before. I love them all. I would definitely list St Lucia among my favourites and would recommend to friends because I feel so at home here.