We love finding out what visitors adore about St. Lucia.
Here is what some had to say about our little piece of paradise.
TAMELA AND MICKEY
[ CALIFORNIA, USA ]
Tamela and Mickey were here to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
TT: Welcome to Saint Lucia!
Tamela: We are so happy to be in Saint Lucia for our fifth wedding anniversary. The occasion has extra special meaning as my Dad, Randy, lives here and we last saw him at our wedding.
TT: How did you celebrate?
Tamela: Our anniversary falls on the same date as the birthday of Regina, Dad’s wife. We all went to Pigeon Island and hiked up to the fort. My wonderful Dad brought a flask and poured us shots of Chairman’s Spiced Rum. Awesome!
Then we all jumped in the water to cool off.
TT: Where are you staying?
Mickey: We’re at Windjammer and the staff have been so welcoming and friendly. The entertainment here is good: Boo Hinkson played guitar the other night and the jazz was amazing!
TT: What do you think of our local produce?
Mickey: I like the rum! I’ve tried the local homemade spiced rum that’s sold roadside; it’s like Christmas in a bottle!
TT: Which restaurants would you recommend?
Mickey: We like J’s Wrap City, opposite Harbor Club, for a fantastic range of wraps and quesadillas, and the prices are reasonable.
TT: What have you found memorable?
Tamela: We like the island vibes and mixing with the local people; they are friendly and sure know how to cook some tasty stuff!
TT: Are you planning a return visit?
Tamela: We’ve left our four kids back home with family so we’re already saving to bring them over to see their grandpa and this beautiful island.
[ CHESTER, UK ]
The Popplewells were staying at Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort
TT: Hello. You all look happy.
Sara: We’re going with the Caribbean flow!
TT: What has inspired that?
Sara: We’re thoroughly enjoying the resort. The nightly entertainment has been good, especially the limbo dancing and fire-eating. The bay is sheltered and the boys, who are water babies, have been learning to water ski.
Jacob (age 12): It’s been the best thing so far!
Alex (age 9): But the ‘Wet & Wild’ was brilliant!
Ian: It was certainly a full and packed day. We sailed on the Queen of the Carnival from Castries to Soufriere and drove buggies between the Pitons and on a black sand beach. We had lunch at Fond Doux plantation then did the mud bath and sulphur springs and visited a waterfall. We went snorkeling and there was a party on the boat as the sun set.
Alex: The little fish in the sea nibbled my feet!
TT: Have you tried our local drinks?
Ian: I like the Piton beer, especially ice-cold.
Alex: There was rum punch on the boat and they said it’s the ‘baby maker’! I’m not sure why. (Mum and Dad blushing now!)
TT: Where would you recommend to eat?
Sara: We like Upper Deck here at the resort.
TT: What do you like about the island?
Sara: It’s pretty and everything has been good, even the ‘liquid sunshine’! The sea temperature is great so the boys have spent a lot of time in the water. I like the tropical plants and fruits – the guy at the plantation cut a tasty mango for us to try – and I wish I could grow them at home.
THE CRAIGIE BOYS
[ NEW MALDEN, UK ]
We met Will and Andrew with their parents at Bay Gardens Beach Resort.
TT: Please tell us what you’ve been doing.
Will: We really enjoyed a catamaran trip to Soufriere which included visits to the volcano, waterfall and a cocoa plantation where we had an amazing local lunch.
Andrew: Another great trip was to the rainforest where we zip-wired around the tree tops.
Will: We also visited Splash Island Water Park which was fun but exhausting. And we went on the inflatable rings around the bay at Reduit Beach, climbed Gros Piton, visited Castries, took the water taxi to Pigeon Island and went snorkelling.
TT: So what have you done to relax?
Andrew: Aside from chilling out in the sun, I went to the Daren Sammy stadium for a CPL match between the St Lucia Stars and Jamaica Tallawahs. I love cricket and I enjoyed meeting Daren Sammy and having my photo taken with him.
TT: Which local food have you enjoyed?
Will: Jerk chicken, lamb shank and mocktails.
Andrew: Goat curry and banana milk shakes, and smoothies from Felly Belly.
TT: Which restaurants would you recommend?
Will: The Pink Plantation for superb food and stunning views of the whole of Castries, and Flavours of the Grill in Gros Islet for its local vibe!
Andrew: Buzz served a wonderful homemade cottage pie, and Spinnakers is right on the beach!
TT: Any special memories to take home?
Will: I loved visiting the SLAPS animal clinic and meeting all the dogs looking for new homes. They were so pleased to see us! I would love to have adopted three of them in particular.