The thought of a solo trip to St. Lucia raises eyebrows given that it is a popular destination for honeymooners. That didn’t stop my quest for a solo adventure to this magical island. The $250 flight deal didn’t hurt either. My dream of eating green banana and sailing to the Pitons mountains while sipping rum punch was finally becoming a reality. Here are some of my favorite experiences from this trip.
Sailing to Soufriere
Sailing the West coast of Caribbean sea from Castries to Soufriere was definitely the highlight of my trip. Basking in the sun while sipping complimentary rum punch gave me so much life. The deep blue waters and scenic mountainous landscape was amazing. There were tons of dolphins and whales as we approached the southern tip of the island. Seeing whales in their natural state is always a treat. We stopped and admired these lovely sea creatures and snapped several photos. I was most excited to approach the Gros Pitons via sea. These majestic volcanoes were surreal. That in itself, made the journey worth it.
Strolling through the Diamond Botanical Garden
The Diamondback Botanical Garden is a special treat for anyone looking to appreciate St. Lucia’s natural beauty and to relax. The garden is well laid out and very aesthetically pleasing on the eyes. My stroll through the garden was peaceful. I saw to a lot beautiful flowers, plants, and hummingbirds.
Hiking Pigeon Island
I heard amazing things about Rodney Bay so I went to see it for myself. I spent a day at Pigeon Island which is the northern tip of the island. It is historical site known for its military ruins and beaches. This is perfect location to enjoy water sports or simply relax on the beach. I sunbathed on the beach for a few hours and then hiked up to Fort Rodney. The view was breathtaking. I sat up there for about a few hours just taking it all in. If St. Lucia isn’t on your travel list, consider adding it!