Sunday, 22 March 2020

What to Do and Eat in St. Lucia


Hey Guys,

Today we are continuing the St. Lucia series; follow along as I take you through all the activities my husband and I got up to on our visit to the island.

What to do:

Climb a Piton (or two) – St. Lucia is known for the Pitons, which are two beautiful mountainous volcanic plugs/spires located near the town of Soufriere and on the southwest side of the island. The large one is known as Gros Piton while the smaller one (you guessed it) is known as Petit Piton. Gros Piton is considered a less strenuous climb and is sanctioned by the government of St. Lucia. The climbing of Petit Piton, however, is not sanctioned and must be done at your own risk! Which Piton do you think my very adventurous husband was interested in?! Yes, you got it, Petit Piton! The manager our hotel arranged a tour guide (Mountain Goat- 758-384-7844) to take Jason up the mountain and back. NOTE: It is a very tedious climb that requires a good level of fitness and it should not be done by persons with health concerns. This is one of the reasons I did not accompany my husband. You can see highlights of his climb here



Go on a Sunset Cruise – This was the BEST sunset cruise I have ever been on. ‘Periodt!’ It took me a bit of research to find a sunset cruise that left out of Soufriere as opposed to the other end of the island. Since we were staying in Soufriere, I really didn’t see the point of driving somewhere else to start a sunset tour which, inevitably, would end up sailing to Soufriere anyway. After a few google searches, I found Mystic Man Tours and they definitely did not disappoint. From the music, to the ambiance, to the food and finally, to the service, everything was on point. They provided endless rum punches and beers; they also served fruit kebobs, cheese sandwiches, rolls, wings and to top it all off, Champagne and cake at sunset. The drinks were flowing, the music was intoxicating, and everyone was having a great time plus, we couldn’t have asked for a better backdrop than the Pitons against the rainbow-colored sky. I will forever recommend this sunset cruise to anyone that plans to visit St. Lucia.



Gros Islet Friday Night Street Party – Ok, I must admit I dropped the ball a little on this one. I never bothered to even look how long it would take us to get to the street party from Soufriere. I still, to this day, don’t know how that happened. It wasn’t until we were ready to head out that we actually decided to look up the directions and realized that it was going to take us almost two hours to get there. I started with all of that because I didn’t have the opportunity to really enjoy the night how I would have wanted. The party itself was a vibe and the rum punch really packs a punch. As for the street food, I am very picky when it comes to where I eat and I just didn’t see anything I was willing to try. We only stayed for an hour as it would take us another two hours to get back to our hotel. It personally wasn’t worth it for me, but only because of the length of the drive and the winding roads.



Visit Anse Mamin Beach – This is a secluded black sand beach that is operated by Anse Chastanet. The beach is about a ten-minute walk from the Anse Chastanet Resort and along a rocky path, below the cliffs. The beach is stunning and peaceful; perfect for a relaxing afternoon. We sat on some loungers that were right in front of the beach, but we were quickly told that these were for hotel guests only. If we wanted to, we could have rented plastic loungers for around $12. The plastic loungers, however, looked like they had never been cleaned and, quite frankly, I wouldn’t touch them with a ten-foot pole. We declined.








The Spa at the Viceroy – My Husband and I booked a couple’s massage at the Viceroy’s Tropical Treehouse Spa and the experience was magical, to say the least. The room that we got our massage in was actually a small treehouse. So cool! We were also allowed to do the steam room right after our treatment, which was also an amazing experience.



The Sulphur Springs – We stopped at the Sulphur Springs (a couple hours before our flight home) because there was no way we could go to St. Lucia and not have their mud bath experience. Apparently, it’s really good for your skin and it makes you look ten years younger. đŸ˜‰



The World’s Only Drive in Volcano – The volcano tour was very informative and this is where I learnt that there are different types of volcanoes. The type of volcano on St. Lucia is known as a Qualibou depression and, after an eruption many years ago, it formed what is known as a Qualibou caldera. (you can ready more about it here)


Where to Eat:

Boucan by Hotel Chocolat – This was the restaurant at our hotel. It was very unique; primarily because every dish pretty much had some type of a chocolate element to it. Trust me when I say this is a chocolate lovers dream! We also opted for breakfast here, every morning, and it was delicious and quite substantial.





Dasheene at Ladera – The thing I remember the most about this restaurant is the view!!! The view was amazing. The food was also great and the service, impeccable.



Anse Mamin Beach – While visiting the beach, we got to try the burgers Anse Mamin beach are famous for. They were just as good as everyone said they were. Definitely worth the hype!



Jade Mountain Club – We had lunch at Jade Mountain and, in my humble opinion, they ‘hands-down’ have the best beef tacos!!! I can’t put into words how much I enjoyed this meal. So here’s a picture.



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Until next time guys, thanks for reading
xoxo TianShanae



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12 comments

  1. Gorgeous! I've been there but only as a cruise stop, so I'd love to explore more and stay on the island. So pretty!!

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  2. Looks like y'all had a blast! St. Lucia is beautiful!

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  3. Looks like an amazing place to visit and definitely eat!! I would love to go here!!

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  4. It looks like you two had the ultimate experience here! The spa has me like "YES PLEASE" and the mud baths sound like such a fun thing to try! I can't get over the volcano, either! It all sounds amazing, that's for sure. Makes me wanna visit!

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  5. Wow, you guys look like you had the BEST time! I want to go to St. Lucia too!!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  6. I love the sunset cruise idea. We recently took a cruise and it was so amazing to see the sunset on water!

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  7. This place is so beautiful!! The food looks so amazing too!! Can't wait to be able to travel and visit it!

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  8. That sunset cruise!!! Every sunset cruise I've ever been on has been somewhat disappointing. This one looks legit! In love with that red floral dress too!

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  9. St. Lucia looks like a dream! I was actually thinking about going this year but with this pandemic who knows if that will happen. That sunset cruise looked spectacular! Amazing photos btw.

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  10. This trip looks so dreamy! I know a few of my friends have been to St. Lucia for their Honeymoon and I heard great things about it. All of your photos are gorgeous!

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  11. It looks like you had so much fun! I watched your drone video and it's a great birds eye 360 view. The food looks divine. If they have vegan burgers, that would be so perfect for me. Thank you for sharing!

    Sara
    www.mindovermango.com

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  12. WOW. I'm dyinggg for an island escape!! This looks like heaven. I most definitely need to put St. Lucia on my list!

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