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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

From UK

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.

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