my boyfriend and i are planning to be in st lucia the first week of april. we are looking to stay in more of a guesthouse/small hotel situation rather than a resort. we're looking for something less than $100 (us)/night. we've travelled to tobago before, which i think is much more remote than st lucia. it's not necessary to have a lot around, but it would be nice if there were a few restaurants nearby (nothing fancy). would also like to be close to a beach.
i'm trying to figure out if we should stay in one place the entire week (and rent a car) or stay in a few different areas on the island. we're much more interested in being with the locals than being with tourists.
the places on my list of where to stay, so far, are:
-talk to me cool spot
-bay gardens inn
-villa caribbean dream
does anyone have anything to say about these places? or are there any other suggestions of other places to stay? also, we'd love suggestions on restaurants that have the best of local cuisine. we have no interest in continental food at all. thanks!!