St. Lucia Travel Tips
St. Lucia Insider Tips
Find a Frescoe at Castries Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Want to see great art? Then look no further than the Castries Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
Sure, it's a cathedral, but there are more than just church services here. Inside, you'll see a number of beautiful frescoes that were painted by the St. Lucian artist, Dunstan St. Omer.
You can find this site at Derek Walcott Square in Castries, St. Lucia. You can't miss it because it's the largest cathedral in the entire Caribbean! Make sure to bring your camera along.
Sunbathe in Seclusion at this Secret Beach
If you really want some peace and quiet (and a beach to yourself), then we'll tell you how to get to one of the best-kept secrets on St. Lucia. First, head to the Pitons Heritage Site, located at the Southwest foot of the Gros Piton. Once there, you'll need to hike about 15 minutes from the road to the coast.
You'll know you've arrived when you reach a picturesque beach lined with palm trees and known as Anse l'Ivrogne. Adventurous locals like to come here to snorkel.
If you decide to join them, you'll see bright trumpet fish, triggerfish, octopus, trunkfish and other colorful marine life. You can also go diving in the "Black Hole," which earned its name from a steep drop of over 2,000 feet. This is definitely the place to go for real off-the-beaten-path adventure!
Take in the View at Moule a Chique
Hoping for a breathtaking panoramic view of the coastline? Then head to Moule a Chique peninsula where you'll find a lighthouse, and a great view at the southernmost tip of the island.
The road is a comfortable drive up for most of the way, but the paving decays the further up you drive. Follow the main road all the way to the top, then you'll have to park. From there, it’s only a short walk up to the actual lighthouse.
You'll get amazing 360 degree views of the waters surrounding the islands from there. Don't forget your camera!
Best High-End Beer: Piton Beer
For a great beer, unlike any other you've ever tasted before, make sure to grab a bottle of Piton Beer.
It's local to St. Lucia, and if you're savvy about beer, you'll be happy to know it's a 5.0 Pilsner Lager. For those who don't really know or care about what that means, just know that this beer offers a great crisp and refreshing taste.
The only way to get St. Lucian Piton Beer is on St. Lucia, so don't miss out on this while you're there. Practically all the restaurants and bars here will serve it, so it shouldn't be hard for you to find.
Cheers, and drink up!
Mix with the Locals at Castries Market
Castries Market is chocked full of vendors selling some neat local goods like baskets, mahogany statues, homemade bowls, and other souvenirs.
It's not very hard to find Castries. The market is right outside of the cruise ship port, so there are lots of tourists around and you'll feel safe. The locals are very welcoming, so take some time to talk with them and maybe buy a thing or two. If you don't want to buy anything, just be firm.
The market is open every day except Sunday. The best day to go is Saturday when all the farmers bring in their fresh produce.
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