I know a lot of people choose St. Lucia as their honeymoon destination, and it’s easy to see why. There are a ton of things to do in St. Lucia.
For me, while it’s certainly a pretty place, it just doesn’t scream “island retreat.” Overall, I’m glad we got to visit here without having to spend our entire time, as there are a lot of other islands I prefer to this one.
There’s a ton of stuff on the island – from volcanoes and waterfalls, to of course beaches and the famous pitons (humungous volcanic plugs that have formed).
I highly suggest driving around the island. There are so many spots that offer great panoramic views of either the water or the pitons.
Our first stop was to pick fresh bananas at a local plantation. Then, it was off to check out a fishing village.
I really loved seeing the pitons from different angles all around the island. Really, pictures don’t do them justice. They really are breathtaking. We got to see them from a far, and then again up close on our way to Jalousie Beach.
Jalousie Beach is one of the places we wanted to make sure we hit. It looks so pretty in pictures, and is just as nice in person. One thing I never realized is the water is full of rocks. You won’t find amazing, soft sand most Caribbean islands are famous for here. I guess I should’ve expected this, as St. Lucia is a volcanic island. On the plus side, the beach is literally adjacent to the pitons, and provides yet some more wonderful views.
After the beach, it was off to a volcano, which stunk (literally) of sulfur.
As it was nearing late afternoon, we headed to Marigo Bay, whose calm waters are so tranquil it made for my favorite place on the island.