Exploring St. Lucia’s Enchanting Charms


Nestled in the heart of the Caribbean, the stunning island of St. Lucia beckons travelers with its breathtaking landscapes, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality. From its iconic twin volcanic peaks, the Pitons, to its pristine beaches and lush rainforests, St. Lucia offers an array of natural wonders and cultural treasures that captivate the soul. In this blog post, we will unveil the best places to visit in St. Lucia, ensuring that your journey to this Caribbean gem becomes an unforgettable adventure.


Located on the southwestern coast, Soufrière is a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Dominated by the iconic Pitons, Gros Piton and Petit Piton, this UNESCO World Heritage Site offers awe-inspiring hiking trails, including the challenging climb to the summit of Gros Piton. After your expedition, rejuvenate your senses with a relaxing mud bath in the therapeutic Sulphur Springs or take a dip in the enchanting Toraille Waterfall.

Pigeon Island National Landmark

Situated on the northern coast, Pigeon Island is a historic and picturesque attraction. This 44-acre island showcases remnants of military fortifications from the 18th century, providing a glimpse into St. Lucia’s colonial past. Explore the ruins, visit the museum, and climb to the top of Signal Peak for panoramic views of Rodney Bay and the surrounding turquoise waters. Pigeon Island also boasts beautiful beaches, making it an ideal spot for sunbathing and snorkeling.

Marigot Bay

Often referred to as the “most beautiful bay in the Caribbean,” Marigot Bay offers a serene and idyllic setting. Surrounded by lush hillsides, this natural harbor is a haven for yacht enthusiasts and provides a tranquil escape for travelers seeking relaxation. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the marina, savor delectable cuisine at waterfront restaurants, or take a boat ride to explore the hidden coves and secluded beaches that dot the coastline.

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Boat in Castries Harbor

Rodney Bay

For those seeking a vibrant and lively atmosphere, Rodney Bay is the place to be. Located on the northwest coast of the island, this bustling hub offers an array of entertainment options, including shopping malls, restaurants, and a vibrant nightlife scene. Spend your days lounging on Reduit Beach, indulge in water sports activities, or explore nearby attractions such as the Rodney Bay Marina and the beautiful Pigeon Island National Landmark.

Anse Chastanet

Nestled between the Pitons, Anse Chastanet is a paradise for beach lovers and snorkeling enthusiasts. Its crystal-clear waters teem with colorful coral reefs and vibrant marine life, providing an unforgettable underwater experience. Whether you choose to relax on the golden sands or embark on an underwater adventure, Anse Chastanet offers a truly captivating and picturesque slice of St. Lucian paradise.


St. Lucia’s allure lies in its remarkable blend of natural beauty, rich history, and warm Caribbean charm. From the majestic Pitons to the pristine beaches and vibrant cultural hubs, this enchanting island offers a myriad of experiences for every traveler. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a combination of both, St. Lucia promises an unforgettable journey filled with natural wonders and authentic Caribbean hospitality. So, pack your bags, immerse yourself in the magic of St. Lucia, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

COVID-19 and your trip to St. Lucia

Pitons in St. LuciaCOVID-19 has changed the travelling requirements to St. Lucia. As a result, travelers from North American and Europe must register online prior to traveling, however, approval is not required for boarding.

You will also need a  COVID test  before your arrival.  There are two sets of information for fully vaccinated and for those who are not vaccinated.  I strongly recommend reading all the information before you finalize your travel plans to St. Lucia.  You could also link to all travel information for St. Lucia.

Once you have followed all the government requirements, you may want to consider travelling to your hotel in St. Lucia via a COVID certified taxi.  I can provide my services. I have been providing my service to clients for more than twenty years. I am also fully vaccinated with two dose Pfizer vaccine.

  • My taxi is always well sanitized, and I have made it even easier to maintain social distance by making payment available online.
  • You are guaranteed social distance with me because I am driving a small bus, rather than a car, for taxi which means you will have ample space to be socially distanced.
  • I only carry members of the same party. You will not be in my taxi with other tourists who are not part of your group.

There is a lot to see in St. Lucia and now is a good time to visit because the COVID-19 numbers are significantly low. The range of the activities include,  the walk-in volcano, island tours, hikes and, of course, you can spend your days relaxing on the beach.  It is your opportunity to enjoy endless sunny days on the Simply Beautiful island, St. Lucia.

Once you have met all the requirements, email me vic@stluciataxi.com. I have more than two decades of experience in the tourist business.

A simple checklist before going to St. Lucia

Simple Check list St. Lucia_Stluciataix_ sunny day Many people who travel to St. Lucia forget to think of their safety. However, it is one of the most important things when planning a vacation. Here are some of things to consider for your trip to St. Lucia.

Travel Insurance

Make sure you have adequate insurance coverage for your trip. Travel insurance guarantees that you will recover some of your money in case of bad weather or unexpected emergency. Additionally, you should check that your medical and dental insurance covers any expenses you may incur overseas. Even though you have medical insurance, you might still have to pay out of pocket for services and then file a claim for reimbursement upon return to your home country

Locate Your Embassy

Locate the embassy or the consulate of your country that is serving Saint Lucia. If you are travelling from the US to St. Lucia, you might want to register your trip with Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. When you are a registered traveler, the US government is able to better assist you in case you lose your passport and/or if you find yourself in crisis. However, you should also know what the US Department of State can and cannot do if you find yourself in trouble while in St. Lucia. Have the Task Force Alert number: 1-202-501-4444 in your contact information.

For travelers from the European Union, you should familiarize yourself with the European Consular Protection . If you are coming to St. Lucia from the UK, you should get familiar with the British High Commission on St. Lucia. British High Commission in St. Lucia. Travelers from Canada should locate the Embassy or Consulate before arrival in St. Lucia.

Routine Vaccines

Travelers to St. Lucia should be up-to-date on routine vaccines before their trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot. You should always consult your health professional before your trip to Saint. Lucia because their know your situation and are  in the best position to advise you about all health related concerns before your trip. Once in St. Lucia, you should get the police emergency number and the hospital numbers from your hotel.

Your safety in St. Lucia must always include an experienced taxi driver.  You want someone who cares for your safety while you are in a relaxing mood.  I have been in tourist transportation business for more than twenty years. You can always email me vic@stluciataxi.com and for more information about my service visit stluciataxi

Five things to do in St. Lucia

St. Lucia Pitons  a site to visit

Hike Fort Rodney, Pigeon Point, Gros Islet

This is an easy hike. When you reach the top you will see Martinique on a clear day, and you will get a fantastic view of the town of Gros Islet. On your way down, relax in the park and enjoy the calming ocean breeze, and you might want to pack a picnic. 

Visit the Drive-in Volcano, Soufriere

One of most visited sites in St. Lucia, a must see.  When you go, pay the extra to take the sulfur infused bath from the volcano water. The town Soufriere has one of the richest history in the St. Lucia, and it was one of the most important town during French colonisation.  

An Island Tour: The best way to see St. Lucia

This is a longer trip that will take you through most of the villages.  You will past through banana plantation though not longer in the glory days of the 1990s.  While in this tour you might be want to pace yourself to make time to eat a fish meal in a restaurant in Soufriere.   On you way back to Castries make a stop at the Reef in Vieux Fort to enjoy a cold drink before your hour drive. 

Visit and Eat at the Castries Market, Castries

The Castries Market is locally known at the People’s University. Ask anyone why it is called the People’s University.  It is a great place to grab lunch. It is fine for you to try to a local fruit while at the market. The market is also the place get some great cinnamon, bay leaves and souvenirs for friends and family.  

Visit Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Castries

This is a great place to sit, relax and reflect. You will see the art work of one of St. Lucia’s finest artists, the late Dunstan St. Omer. 

St Lucia Taxi can always help  you visit these locations and for safety tips read next entry

You can always email me vic@stluciataxi.com, if you have questions about the places listed. 

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