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On which part of the island should we stay?

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On which part of the island should we stay?

1st time visiting St. Lucia. Planning a trip in Jan. Looking for a nice combo. of beach, mountains, day tripis/adventures & nice restaurants. Looking to stay in a villa, cottage or apartment on the west side of the island.

Any suggestions?

Thx!

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1. Re: On which part of the island should we stay?

Bon jou Steve H,

Soufriére - Heart of The Pitons World Heritage Site...

Hikes, waterfalls, Drive-In Volcano & Sulpher Springs (Black Mud Baths), beaches, secluded coves, Marine Reserve reef snorkeling/diving, rum shops, local eats & upscale bars & restaurants and sooo much more...

Stonefield's Estate Villas above Malgretoute Beach, Still Beach House or Hummingbird Resort on Soufriére Beach, Downtown Hotel or Leisure Inn in the village, La Haut Resort up on the hill to the north and Hotel Chocolat, Ladera Resort and Fond Doux Holiday Plantation up in the hills to the south and x-amount fully-staffed vacation villas all around...

Bless up! Paul

Edited: 21 September 2013, 20:12
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2. Re: On which part of the island should we stay?

Soufriere for sure.

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Soufriere, has everything you're looking for!

Enjoy your visit!

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Definitely Soufriere. Get your flights worked out. Assuming you are from Baltimore, Maryland, you may be surprised by the ridiculous layover times to get to St Lucia from any airport in the region, which can add a whole day on to your trip. It may be worth driving all the way to JFK to get a direct flight. We are a bit closer, but it was well worth it for us.

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We flew out of BWI this past March via US Airways. We had a 90 minute layover in Charlotte and then direct to St. Lucia. It wasn't a bad trip at all. We were in St. Lucia by 3pm and at our hotel by 4:30. We stayed in Rodney @ Coco Palm which was fantastic. It was a great home base to explore the country and very convenient to the beach and nightlife. We connected with Kurt from Island Man Tour & Taxi and he provided us with some great excursions during our stay. It's a wonderful country...enjoy your trip!

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Or flights from Miami ?

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I had no idea they added direct flights from Charlotte and that is nice that they allow for reasonable layovers. Miami and Atlanta transfers created the huge layovers. However, I just saw that there are direct flights from Philadelphia in January. I did not think they had them that time of year. That would be my pick, but you would be trading a 90 minute layover for a 90 minute drive. A direct flight is worth the drive in my opinion so that you would just have to worry about one flight and not worry about transfers and whatnot, especially coming back and having to go through customs. Also, 90 minutes for an international layover can cut it pretty close, coming back

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Yeah the option to take a ride north to Philly is definitely appealing. Too many times I have had to sprint from one gate to the next. Too stressful of a start for a nice vacation. We are definitely looking to go back to St. Lucia at some point, but now that BWI offers direct flights via Airtran to Punta Cana, it's hard to pass up.

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