Thank you to everyone who took the time to post their experiences,reviews and opinions on the Island. It was really helpful for my partner and I in planning our week long vacation in August.
The experience on arrival at UVF was a breeze with hardly any wait with friendly and helpful people that were willing to answer questions we had. We opted for the helicopter transfer to SLU due to time constraints for a planned activity on the evening of arrival. The transfer was thrilling and lasted about 10-15 minutes and the pilot was informative on what we saw along the way.
We were picked up by the gentleman we rented a vehicle from at SLU and driven to the home we were renting in Castries through Airbnb. A beautiful home with exceptional views and a great experience overall.
We drove ourselves to Rodney Bay for our sunset sail and had a relaxing and wonderful sail then proceeded to dinner afterwards. Driving in St. Lucia takes patience and courage in my opinion.We did get into a minor automobile accident, fortunately no one was injured. It was all our fault, took full responsibility and handled all repairs needed on both cars. I must say the Police department in St. Lucia is very understanding and so were the people involved. Needless to say, we had to hire a driver on the second day for the rest of our duration of stay which was quite economical. I must say it was the best decision we made as it allowed us to fully immerse ourselves in vacation mode without a worry or care about safety. Our driver was excellent with the roads, delivered more than expected and felt like family.
We ate all our meals at several restaurants and loved each one for what it offered. I will review each restaurant and activity separately, if interested you can look up the reviews on my profile.
We spent two days in Soufriere, thanks to our driver and what a lovely place with lots to experience. I would advise one to split accommodations because the drive back and forth was tiring and nerve racking especially when done two days in a row.
We also did a day trip to the Grenadines which I will review as well independently.
We spent another day on the North side by Cap Maison and what a different vibe that was. It was much more quiet, laid back with a less crowded beautiful beach.
The last day was spent on the South side where we wished we had actually spent more time at Sandy beach because it was so pristine with hardly anyone on it. Beautiful turquoise water with calm waves.
The gentleman we rented the vehicle from drove us back to UVF for our flight back. We checked in our luggage then headed out to have our last meal close by the airport. Delicious Rotis! The airport was very busy with very loud announcements just about every 5 minutes that I could barely make out what they were saying.
We did not hike the Pitons nor the trail because we had beautiful views of the Pitons just about all over the Island and we did not want to be sore during our vacation. We hiked El Yunque, PR and since then decided not to hike while on vacation.I wished there was a gondola of some sort that would take us up and down the pitons.
Great Island with even greater people, delicious and diverse cuisine and the worst roads I have ever driven on.
I am willing to answer any questions and hopefully be as helpful as this forum was to us.Edited: 13 September 2017, 16:42