Yes, you are in Saint Lucia for a vacation to relax from the hassle and bustle of the cities. Experience the island as much as you can with these fun-filled activities. What would you want to try when you’re there next time?
There are different types of tourists who travel from one place to another for a certain degree of satisfaction, which could be the sight and the stomach. Saint Lucia serves as the center for food enthusiasts in search for the origin of notable Caribbean dishes or try the recently-opened restaurants. When you’re visiting the island, these are the must-try culinary experiences.
Salt Fish and Green Figs
Just like other countries, Saint Lucia has its own fair share of national dish – salt fish and green figs. The island makes the most of its unripe green bananas. These are referred by locals as figs and are considered staple to their diet for centuries already. It has been a culture here ever since the salted fish became a less expensive food source. Green figs and salt fish combo are usually served in most restaurants across the island.
Fried fish cakes saltfish accras are a combination of salted cod and spices. They are known to be served during breakfast. They are usually served with scotch bonnet pepper seasoning. Why in the morning? This is because it’s great as a wakeup call.
Also called conch, lambi are huge shellfish with its succulent meat that’s served in spicy Caribbean sauces. The colourful conch shells are actually visible as decorations throughout the island. Lambi is notably prepared in fritters. They are tasty treat abundant in most restaurants at Rodney Bay.
The spinach-like soup comes from callaloo leaves, which is rich in the island. This Caribbean favorite outlines its root to West Africa mixing callaloo leaf with garlic, onions, coconut milk, seasoned meat, okra, and potatoes. Traditional recipe variations include conch, fresh lobster, and crab.
You can take snack food fried plantain as a side dish or as is with the other island delicacies. This is perfect if you are just chilling at the beach. Cooks native in the island fry them in coconut oil and seasoned with salt when served. Plantain is a Caribbean staple being served in various trip guises.
Never miss the tropical flavor of another staple island food breadfruit. It has similarity with potatoes except that it is starchier and sweeter. It’s served boiled, stuffed, and cooked in a pie. You may also try it fried alongside your primary meal. They are a delicious treat when dipped in a spicy sauce or mayonnaise. It is even healthy as it’s rich in fibre that helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
Since the Caribbean got its reputation as a quality-rum producer, Saint Lucia has also developed its own rum culture. In fact, the island offers a Sugar to Rum Revelation Tour with various island tours. You’ll get to experience a visit to its largest banana plantation in Roseau Valley, touring a distillery, sampling and testing local rum, and learning about sugar. Try the St. Lucian rum punch this summer and your drenching sweat will be off.
See, Saint Lucia is not only rich on its culture but so with its culinary history that will surely make your visit not only ones but twice, thrice and so on.
People in the island gain their unprecedented reputation mainly because of their warmed welcome. You will never be out of nowhere as locals are very friendly and accommodating. It’s like acting and visiting like a local – you will feel at home.
If an extraordinary adventure and great lifetime experience what you are up to, book your ticket now then head to Saint Lucia.
The island offers visitors excellent facilities for sailing, tennis, golf, and other leisurely pursuits. It is also dotted with small villages, open-air markets, and age-old fortresses.
Mountains around the island are one among the finest locales for bird watching and hiking in the Caribbean. Exotic activities are likely and notable in these areas. Just hire a guide and take those trails for an enjoyable leisure. You should never miss the Soufriere volcano as it is notable as the sole drive-in volcanic crater in the world.
Get your snorkeling gear and see the wonders underwater at Anse Piton reef. The sinister trumpet fish, little squid, slippery moray eels, and gormless-like parrotfish will wow you.
Every hotelier has envious eyes at the remarkable Sugar Beach. Rainforests serve as the genuine article of hotels here with cabanas which are linked through wooden walkways, hidden among the trees, and the birdsong soundtrack. Be well aware that the premium location and pampering are definitely not cheap here.
Beach sands are golden despite their volcanic origin. The beaches are for the public, which means you need not be a guest to enjoy. Beaches of the island’s west coast got their spectacular charm to the Caribbean Sea while the eastern shores owe positive reputation to the Atlantic Ocean. Those located along the west coast are definitely gorgeous like Anse Cochon and Anse Chastanet. Reduit Beach is the most popular and the biggest across the island. Natural harbour Marigot Bay is so picturesque attracting posh yachts
There’s the spectacular south-west corner of the region. The volcanic peaks of Pitons seem unreal. They are actually recognizable immediately. Look for accommodation nearby and you would not want to leave.
The British Commonwealth country of Saint Lucia is a Caribbean island situated just off Central America’s coast. It is a relatively unknown lush tropical gem. It’s home of tropical birds including the endangered species of Lucia parrot. Fields of mango, coconut, papaya, and banana trees abound.
Caribbean’s hillside view Saint Lucia is blessed by nature with its rich culture and geography. It may hit by the advances brought by modernization, it remains laid back offering no less than a spectacular view.
It is actually a combination of two islands known for its high-end and small resorts. The southern region highlights secluded beaches with the geologic wonder of instagrammable Pitons, and the old plantations.
Do you know that Saint Lucia is an island offering a little of everything? Experience “a little of everything” is what this island is known for.
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