My Top 3 Beaches In St Lucia
This white sand beach has such a dramatic feel as it is located just in between the two piton (gros et petit). One thing you should know is that the white sand has been imported and it definitely not local. Since st lucia is a volcanic island, the sand is mostly brown and black.
Anse chastanet beach
This black sand beach has excellent snorkelling and diving right from the shore.
Pigeon island beach
This beach has shallow and white sand but you have to pay a fee to enter.
Where to eat like a local in st lucia
Tasty homemade cooking, try the salt fish fried accra or the creole shrimps. The decor is simple but comfortable and the menu is limited but everything is fresh and homemade, defenitely worth the wait!
Pink flamingo plantation house
Even if you are not having lunch, you need to stop by the pink flamingo plantation house because as its name suggest, it is a plantation and a beautifully restored one.
There is also a great view from the deck overlooking the bay.
If you are in the shopping mood, you can find ceramics and pots from a local artist Michelle.
Anse chastenet – beach beyond the rocks
This is what they call the millionaires barbecue where a burger will cost you a whlole $25. On the bright side, it is absolutely delicious and I had to stop myself for seconds.
The Castries Market
I love markets as they are without fail the best places to find local and inexpensive foods. The castries market did not disappoint. We found mouth watering cassava breads stuffed with coconut and cherries. I really wish I had to recipe to make those at home!
The market is also the best place to find locally grown spices which as star anis, perppercorn, nutmeg or mace, cinnamon and saffron to name a few. You can also buy the already pre-mixed spices for spiced rum so you can make it at home.
Oh and don’t forget to get a bottle of 2 of the famous banana ketchup. It is made with local bananas and spices.
Jardin Cocoa restaurant (now called Bamboo) in Fond Doux
If you are in need of a romantic dinner, this is the place for you! Its a open space restaurant that offers Caribbeans with french influenced dishes and uses organic fruits and vegetables from the garden and local areas.