Travelling to the island of paradise: St Lucia

Mountain back drop with ShereenaParadise awaited me on the other side of the Atlantic, so I made the journey; full of anticipation, excitement and determination... this was the first time I’d be doing this all alone with people I didn’t know.

Travelling alone requires self-belief and strong character yet I found myself nervous – which was very surprising as I love to travel, however as soon I stepped off the plane my nerves vanished. Suddenly, I was hit with the excitement of where I was, one of the most talked about islands in the world with its white beaches, lush forests, waterfalls, blue-clear seas and culture. St Lucia, I had arrived!

Front patio of the accommodation of Bay GardensHeat is a constant theme in the Caribbean and a pull for those of us from cooler countries, the feeling when it smacks you in the face is a pleasure we all secretly enjoy. While I did manage to feel the heat from my first step off the plane, due to the heavy rain before we arrived some of the activities had to be changed – so not as perfect as I would have hoped. One of the casualties was the climb to the famous Pitons that I had hoped to walk as it presented a challenge, I was so disappointed to find out it had been cancelled. Saying that, instead we had a boat trip to the south – I was based north of the island staying at Bay Gardens – it turned into one of the highlights and I would recommend the experience to anyone.

There we had a chance to see dolphins and whales, we were super lucky, along with the cold breeze blowing in your face offering a wonderful relief to the post rain humid heat.

So even though I had to say goodbye to my climb of the Pitons, it did give us the opportunity to take a lovely walk by the Tet Paul Trail. An amazing day out!

A path route through the local area  Local performance from dancers  Zip lining in Dennery, St Lucia 

Fishcakes at Greenwood TerraceQuite simply one of my favourite parts of the trip was the Greenwood Terrace: OH MY GOSH!!! I absolutely loved it here! This trip was rather educational and offered a bit of everything, history, traditional clothing, and a cooking class with a wonderful chef. The best part was eating it! The bake and salt fish accras (fishcakes)... so tasty. Make sure you plan this trip and sample this food.

I promise you’ll love it.

So would I recommend St Lucia? Absolutely! Would I go back? Most
definitely! There is so much more to St Lucia than what I’ve written in
this blog, Castries - the bustling capital, Gros Islet – the local street
Sunset background with Shereenaparty, Sulphur Springs and other hidden gems. Plus, if flying through
the treetops at speed gets your adrenaline kicking then this is a fantastic opportunity to get close to nature but do be wary of snakes if you’re not a fan – who is!

Truly breathtaking: The Caribbean sunset. What a View! Where next...

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