Welcome to another of our Best of St Lucia with our readers series. We wouldn’t have this amazing blog without including our readers. The goal is to show you how amazing St Lucia is and why it’s the place to be. You do not have to take our words for it. Here is another amazing review of the island by one of our readers. This is the best of St Lucia with Kayla.
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The best of St Lucia with Kristin
The best of St Lucia with Chris
The best of St Lucia with Cindy
The best of St Lucia with Augustina
The Best of St Lucia with Steph
Why did you choose St Lucia for your Vacation?
I chose St. Lucia because it’s a place that I’ve always wanted to visit. Then I met my husband and he mentioned that St. Lucia’s a place that he’s always wanted to travel. Both never having visited the island, we decided that St. Lucia was going to be the destination for our honeymoon.
Where did you stay and how did you enjoy it?
During both of my visits to St. Lucia, I stayed at Sugar Beach and absolutely loved the resort. When I imagine paradise, a vision of Sugar Beach in St. Lucia comes to mind. From the resort to the beach, the people to the food, everything about Sugar Beach is wonderful. I couldn’t imagine staying anywhere else.
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort offers its visitors various types of villas nestled in the rainforest jungle that gives way to sugary-white sandy beaches framed by the Petit and Gros Piton, met by crystal-clear turquoise waters. Sugar Beach is a place where ‘Tuk Tuks’ whisk you away to where ever you want to go on the resort, and winding roads leave you unsure of where you are. It’s a place where you can forget the stresses of your everyday life and are able to relax, both mind and body.
What was your favorite thing about the island?
I have many favorites’ things about St. Lucia, so it’s hard to just pick one. I love the beaches and the water at Sugar Beach. I also loved the people and the way of life in St. Lucia. It’s a place where the stars are brighter at night because of the island, as much as it is developed, is still a place safe from modernism.
What did you learn about the culture and the people?
I learned that the people of St. Lucia are extremely welcoming, nice and they’re some of the most selfless people that I have ever met. The island’s one of the last splendors and the locals are some of the friendliest people that I’ve ever met – wanting to share their island with you and its history.
I learned about some of the histories of the island, the ins-and-outs of daily life for some of the natives and just about the island in general.
What were the best places that you visited?
Some of the best places that I visited during my time in St. Lucia were the ocean. I love to snorkel, and being able to walk right in off the Sugar Beach sands was definitely a plus. There’s no need for a guided tour because once you emerge yourself in the waters and begin to swim, there are plenty of colorful tropical fish right at your fingertips.
The restaurant at Ladera Resort, Dasheen, was another one of my favorite places to visit because of the view it gives you of the Pitons. It’s also a really spectacular view of Sugar Beach.
Did you visit any historical sites?
We did visit the Vet Paul Nature Trail. We heard that the Gros Piton’s a difficult hike, and the Petit Piton is even more difficult and only manageable to rock climbers. The nature trail was rewarding for us with the spectacular views and indigenous flowers. The one thing that the tour guide pointed out to us along the way to the top were the fruits and vegetables peppering the trail, that are grown and tended to by the guides when they’re not giving tours.
What activities did you participate in on the island?
Some of the activities that we participated in during our time on the island were snorkeling, which I absolutely love, and then checking out the Tet Paul Nature Trail. We also hiked the Rainforest Trail on the Sugar Beach resort, which was such a rewarding experience. I would definitely like to explore the Sulphur Springs next time.
Did you do any tours with tour companies, and what were their rates like?
No, we did not do any tour outside of the Tet Paul Nature Trail.
How would you describe the food on the island?
I thought the food on the island was wonderful and definitely comes with a St. Lucian flare! St. Lucia’s a place that farming is literally done by hand, but the fruits of the labor are that much more pleasurable. Of course, the fish was very fresh, and I found an abundance of different fish options on menus.
One of my favorite food experiences was the BBQ party at Sugar Beach. Each Friday night, guests are invited to dine on local cuisine, harvested and prepared especially for the BBQ. Sushi rollers can be seen at their station, preparing rolls for guests. There’s a ceviche station that offers a customizable dish, a salad bar, fish and meat grilling stations tended to by chefs that are waiting to grill the meat right in front of you, as well as side dishes that range from grilled vegetables to deep-fried plantains. Plus, one of the most important stations is the dessert table, a rum sampling table and a station where bananas fosters are flambéed right in front of you. Music fills the air as popular songs with a Caribbean twist are played by the house band.
Would you visit St. Lucia again and would you recommend it to your friends and family?
There’s something about St. Lucia that’s indescribable and simply magical. I would most definitely return to St. Lucia and I have already recommended my friends and family to visit the island.
This blog was provided by Kayla Zadel, a Lifestyle Correspondent at Kayla Zadel Blog.
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Your photos are stunning! I would love to go here and relax one day. That water looks so appealing.March 13, 2018 at 12:46 am
The pictures really do make it look like paradise. The food sounds amazing. For me, this would definitely be a bucket list trip!March 13, 2018 at 2:44 am
the more I read about St. Lucia, the more I want to go. There are so many people who are giving reviews about this island. And the reviews are great. The hotel, food, and recreation is great.March 13, 2018 at 3:47 am
Wow! This place is so beautiful! Love the photos. I’m glad you enjoyed yourself!March 13, 2018 at 6:49 am
Oh wow, the resort looks incredible. I need a vacation like this. Looks like you had a great time.March 13, 2018 at 10:26 am
Those pictures are very interesting and attractive.This is already on my wishlist.March 13, 2018 at 10:46 am
Yes, see you there!March 13, 2018 at 4:34 pm
This place is absolutely gorgeous, a kind of place I’ll love to visit. Thanks for sharing.March 13, 2018 at 12:15 pm
You are welcome. Hopefully, you visit soon.March 13, 2018 at 4:33 pm
I have always wanted to go to St. Lucia. It looks so beautiful!March 13, 2018 at 4:38 pm
great shot u got here! and st lucia is surely a placei would love to spend my holiday!March 13, 2018 at 8:23 pm
It looks like a lovely place especially if you love going to the beach. I like the resort that you stayed in, the rooms are very beautiful and spacious! Definitely a great way to have a relaxed vacation.March 13, 2018 at 11:37 pm
St. Lucia looks like an amazing travel destination. It would be great to get away and be able to spend some time on such a beautiful tropical island.March 14, 2018 at 1:03 am
Your pictures look amazing! The place is so beautiful and it definitely triggers my wanderlust!March 14, 2018 at 3:43 am
What a great post and those pictures are stunning. Now I want to visit St. Lucia.March 14, 2018 at 12:03 pm
one of my really good friends is from St. Lucia and we have been thinking about planning a trip there and these pictures totally made me cave. On my bucket list for sure for next year 🙂March 14, 2018 at 12:41 pm
This place looks paradise for me. Stunning and breathtaking view. I would love to visit this place someday. and if I have an opportunity I will not miss it.March 14, 2018 at 1:10 pm
Omg St. Lucia looks so beautiful. Gland that you guys hand so much fun.March 14, 2018 at 6:24 pm
This looks like the place to be! I would just love to take a trip to St Lucia.March 14, 2018 at 9:33 pm
I truly enjoyed these question and answers. When I am planning a trip to St. Lucia I’ll be sure to check out your blogMarch 15, 2018 at 5:53 am
St. Lucia seems the best vacation spot, and honestly I rarely read about it. Glad you have a niche blog for this gorgeous island 🙂March 15, 2018 at 10:49 am
You have definitely inspired me to take a trip to St. Lucia! Thank you for sharing!March 16, 2018 at 1:16 am
I lovvveee your photos! Just so captivating…March 16, 2018 at 1:43 am
St. Lucia is one of my dream trips! Thank you sooo much for this review. So few people review one of the most important things to me: the food!!!!!!! I am looking forward to visiting soon, and I follow you on FB and IG!March 16, 2018 at 1:47 am
St Lucia seems to be a wonderful place to visit. The welcoming warmth of the people, the opportunity for hiking in the rain forest, the good food and beautiful beaches as captured in the pics make St Lucia very invitingMarch 16, 2018 at 2:11 am
Definitely on my bucket list!March 16, 2018 at 2:51 am
Love all your pictures, such a gorgeous place! The food sounds amazing too. For me, this would definitely be a bucket list trip!March 16, 2018 at 11:30 am
This looks gorgeous and seems like a romantic and fun place to vacation!March 16, 2018 at 1:22 pm
Sugar Beach sounds like an amazing resort! The island is just simply amazing.March 16, 2018 at 1:43 pm
St.Lucia looks like the perfect destination for a relaxed holiday. Adding this to my travel wishlist!March 16, 2018 at 7:14 pm
Wow! This looks like a vacation in Paradise! St. Lucia is definitely on my bucket list. Beautiful photos as wellMarch 17, 2018 at 12:34 am
St Lucia is somewhere I would love to go! I am all for going to visit some of the historical sites they have on offer as well.March 17, 2018 at 1:10 pm
So many beautiful views! I could go for a vacation like this. And I don’t blame Kayla for spending more of her time by the water.March 17, 2018 at 4:23 pm
Id love to go here! It looks so relaxing yet intrguing, I need a vacay–I ahve to write this down! Thanks for sharing.March 17, 2018 at 8:35 pm
OMG I am literally going to Saint Lucia next month. This timing is perfect. I loved all of your photos and recommendations. I will definitely check out Sugar Beach while I am there. I am so much more excited for my trip now 🙂March 18, 2018 at 1:28 am
I have always wanted to visit St. Lucia!! It looks gorgeous there!!!March 18, 2018 at 2:53 am
That is awesome . Make sure to tell us about your trip when you get back.March 19, 2018 at 7:02 pm
The views, beach and food look spectacular. St. Lucia seems like such a fun place to explore and relax.March 18, 2018 at 7:29 pm
Im on an island now and already thinking of my next island trip. I would love to visit St.Lucia Sugar Beach!March 18, 2018 at 11:36 pm
Wow! It looks so stunning and relaxing! Love the pictures too. St.Lucia seems to be a flawless holiday destination to me now. Thanks for sharing 🙂March 19, 2018 at 10:45 am
I have always wanted to see St.Lucia! Maybe once my kids are grown we can go there for a vacation!March 19, 2018 at 1:52 pm
Great pictures! Looks like a beautiful place to so for some relaxation. Would love to visit one day. St. Lucia has so much to offer.March 28, 2018 at 1:24 am
It looks a beautiful place and the water is a nice shade of blue green. I definitely want to visit St. LuciaMarch 28, 2018 at 8:34 pm
Fantastic place to visit one day. Wonderful paradise island. Beautiful picsApril 23, 2018 at 3:01 am