Saint Lucia, made up of 238 square miles and located in the West Indies, is an island that consists of 167,000 of the friendliest people I’ve ever met. St. Lucia’s closest neighbor is Martinique, 21 miles north of the island and St. Vincent 24 miles to the south. The French and British fought endlessly for possession of St. Lucia, as it changed hand 14 times between the two. English is the number one spoken language and french based creole. This is the first island I’ve ever been to where I did not feel obligated to pay people to leave me alone, there was no haggling and no real feeling of being taken advantage of or hustled.
I stayed at La Haut Resort in Soufriere for $420 for four nights, five days (for two people!) and cannot express how much I loved it here. It was unlike any place I’ve ever been. You need to go experience it for yourself. Here are 6 things you should absolutely do while in St. Lucia.