When we arrived in St. Lucia, we realized we’d been paying for rides to beaches several times lately, so our goal was to not pay for a ride anywhere. If we couldn’t walk it, we weren’t going. That would help save money. To start: 2 miles’ walk into town. In the blazing sun.
The area around the port and the town of Castries has a lot going on, with really cool local vibes. I liked it a lot. The contrast of tiny little boats passing the giant cruise ships to go out fishing was stark.
Without any real aim, we passed through side streets, through the market and back several times, and just wandered aimlessly seeing what we came across.
We stumbled onto a vegan restaurant and grabbed a juice & piece of carrot cake for a 2nd breakfast that really hit the spot, then we kept walking into more side streets, using “we haven’t been this way yet” logic.
After passing through the central market again, we stumbled on a vegetarian food cart around lunch time, so we grabbed a giant wrap to share. Huge servings, small price. Awesome.
I’m honestly not sure what the deal with the central market is. Some shops were in full swing starting early in the morning. The one right next to it could be boarded up, not opening until later. We passed by early, mid, and end of day, and some of these shops still weren’t open. It was really weird trying to guess what they were waiting for on the opening time.
Blazing sun in the afternoon makes for a perfect time to walk 2mi back to the cruise ship, but we hoofed it, took some pictures en route, and enjoyed our relaxed foot tour around Castries. It has a really great vibe and SUPER friendly people. I liked St. Lucia.This entry was posted in caribbean, north america, st lucia