St Lucia: End to End and Cruise Ships in the Middle

St. Lucia is a major cruise ship stop, but biggest ships disgorge passengers to minivans at the capital Castries.

Castries St Lucia

Back on schedule, I arrived SLU Airport in the north, used by regional carriers such as LIAT.

Castries Airport St Lucia

The Avis representative was summoned from his town office by a helpful information desk and I was kitted out with a nice SUV for the winding drive down the coast to UVF Airport for my return to the US. Budget 90-120 minutes if doing it yourself on the twisting roads. Locals know the curves and handle it much faster.

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I had grand sightseeing designs that I scaled back due to intrusion of work commitments. I drove straight to Sourfriere Bay for views of UNESCO-listed Pitons Management Area’s peaks.

Pitons Management Area St Lucia 01

Pitons Management Area St Lucia 02

Anse Chastanet Resort allows swimmers with no fuss.

Anse Chastanet Resort St Lucia

And onward south to Vieux Fort and UVF Airport. Talk about a great area to wait out a layover or delay, nearby Sandy Beach has great views and simple restaurants.

Sandy Beach Vieux Fort St Lucia

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  • Love the photos! I hope to visit St. Lucia one of these days. We almost did, but it fell through. It looks like a Pacific island that accidentally got transported to Caribbean.