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St. Lucia, West Indies
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Joined Aug 2008
Originally posted by beshears
Dexter, that is wonderful of you, wanting to offer FREE advise, since you are from St. Lucia.

I just wanted to say, if I lived much closer, I would be there "every" year visiting. I fell in love with St. Lucia many years ago. When people ask (I have done around 17 cruises or more), what is my favorite port/island, I always say.............St. Lucia. If it didn't cost so much to fly (if I lived close to a port where the ship cruised from, that would help) from Kansas City, Missouri to one of the ports, I would be fine. I have been there twice, and hopefully one day, I may get back again.
How wonderful that you enjoy our island so very much.. Wishing you many happy future travels back here!
As you'll note, Dex hasn't posted here or answered any questions since 2015... Doubt we'll see him any time soon....
St. Lucia, West Indies
3,442 Posts
Joined Aug 2008
Originally posted by dancersp119
what beach would you recommend for best snorkelling???
The best snorkeling around the island is along the southwest coast, down near the Pitons... Jalousie Beach or Anse Chastenet area, etc.
Spencer Ambrose, Serenity TVL, Barefoot Holidays, Joe Knows, Herod's, etc all offer tours with some time there.
Sedona, AZ and North Florida
3,587 Posts
Joined Dec 2007
We were in St. Lucia last December and our travel agent sent us on a full day tour with COSOL. So we feel this December when we return, we just want to be at a local beach with bars and restaurants. Would you recommend Vigie or Reduit for us? We don't want to be too far away.
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st lucia
62 Posts
Joined May 2016
Originally posted by Podie
We were in St. Lucia last December and our travel agent sent us on a full day tour with COSOL. So we feel this December when we return, we just want to be at a local beach with bars and restaurants. Would you recommend Vigie or Reduit for us? We don't want to be too far away.


vigie beach , check out the comments on others threads as opinion vary, don't to be bias as i am a beach chair vendor. there are no pushy vendors and 6 booths serving food drink n wifi 2 handicap washrooms 2 regular washrooms and 2 showers.
St. Lucia, West Indies
3,442 Posts
Joined Aug 2008
Originally posted by Podie
We were in St. Lucia last December and our travel agent sent us on a full day tour with COSOL. So we feel this December when we return, we just want to be at a local beach with bars and restaurants. Would you recommend Vigie or Reduit for us? We don't want to be too far away.
If you don't want to go far, Vigie is for you. Walking distance if you want s decent walk, or about a 6-7 minute cab ride.
Boardwalk with several local restaurants and bars doing snacks and meals - local foods. Drinks available including soda, water and some cocktails.. Chairs for rent and lots of natural beautiful shade.
Enjoy.
St. Lucia, West Indies
3,442 Posts
Joined Aug 2008
Originally posted by polygamoose
Any recommendations for seeing the Volcano? I would love to do a tour that allowed us some hiking, sight seeing and beach time but I don't know how feasible that is.
You could do a tour that has Tet Paul trail, volcano, mud baths and besch. That's doable. Actual hijing like Gros Piton or Barre d'Isle or such would take more time than you have to add in volcano and beach.. Unfortunately, the volcano is 1.15- 1.5 hours from the ship so time is limited.
Check with Serenity TVL, Francis Taxi and Tours, GemXursions, Barefoot Holidays, St Lucia Experience tours, etc to see about customizing a trip to include Tet Paul, volcano, and beach.. Enjoy.
Olathe, Kansas
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Joined Dec 2013
What is the name of the beach that has a guy in a decked out boat selling fruit on it?
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st lucia
62 Posts
Joined May 2016
Originally posted by blazzn00
What is the name of the beach that has a guy in a decked out boat selling fruit on it?

yea thats guy is in the north between the "ramp" rodney bay or pigeon island.
136 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
Originally posted by castro1n3
vigie beach , check out the comments on others threads as opinion vary, don't to be bias as i am a beach chair vendor. there are no pushy vendors and 6 booths serving food drink n wifi 2 handicap washrooms 2 regular washrooms and 2 showers.
Castro1n3, how much is your service? We will be on your island on November 5th with NCL Gem.
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st lucia
62 Posts
Joined May 2016
Originally posted by emilysmimi
Castro1n3, how much is your service? We will be on your island on November 5th with NCL Gem.
my chairs are 10 a pair, the beach massage varies. besure to look out for my cc member bard ile put your name up.
Vancouver, Canada
109 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
Originally posted by castro1n3
my chairs are 10 a pair, the beach massage varies. besure to look out for my cc member bard ile put your name up.
Hey Castro, what should the price of a taxi from Castries to the Boardwalk at Vigie be?
I've read $10 US for two people, i've read Taxi's trying to charge 30 bucks to get there which seems very steep.
st lucia
62 Posts
Joined May 2016
Originally posted by SquatsandChampagne
Hey Castro, what should the price of a taxi from Castries to the Boardwalk at Vigie be?
I've read $10 US for two people, i've read Taxi's trying to charge 30 bucks to get there which seems very steep.
its between $5-7us per person, most times than less they tell you $7us per person if its just a couple however a group of 6 persons 3 couples they charge $5us a head. i hope this info was helpfull... maybe when reed sees this she will give you a more precise figure. best regards.