The people and language of Saint Lucia

Submitted by Neil Armitage on Thu, 07/19/2018 - 16:52

The people:

The people of St. Lucia are a mixture of different nationalities, heritages and customs but share similar characteristics to peoples of the nearby islands. About 85% of them are of pure African origin while the other 15% is made up of British, mixed African, French and East Indian. Among this smaller percentage group are descendants of the Caribs; the original descendants from European and East Indian ancestry. The entire population of St. Lucia is about 170,000 with at least a third of its population living in the city of Castries-Gros Islet and its environs.

Although English is the original Language of St. Lucians, a larger percentage of the people speak French Patois. French Patois is as a result of the shared French Creole heritage and a combination of British and French domination during colonial years.  French Patois or Creole is widely used by St.Lucians as a way of communicating by using figurative expressions or phrases.

The people are proud of their heritage and the unique mix of cultures and it makes the island truly distinctive.

Saint Lucia

Submitted by Neil Armitage on Thu, 07/19/2018 - 16:48

About Saint Lucia:

Travel is about experiencing life to the full, and Saint Lucia is packed with many of the best attractions, activities and adventures in the Caribbean

Rates are cheaper in the summer and autumn months. The Peak season on St Lucia which runs from mid-December to April, in these months, accommodation rates are  generally significantly higher than at other times of the year, but the weather is usually at its  best especially if you like it hot and sunny.  

Taking into account prices and weather, May is a good month to visit – you could time your visit to coincide with the island's major annual jazz festival.

The big decision when planning a holiday to St Lucia is where to base yourself. It's not that it's difficult to travel, it is more the case of what you want to wake up to in the mornings.

The north, which includes the capital Castries and Rodney Bay Village, the only resort, is busier and more developed, but has better beaches and a far greater choice of restaurants and bars. 

The weather and climate of Saint Lucia

Submitted by Neil Armitage on Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:42


The weather in Saint Lucia is very agreeable most of the time, being warm with sea breezes and around 8 to 11 hours full sun every day.

Being near the equator means the day lengths vary very little over the course of the year.

St Lucia gets more rain than other less mountainous Caribbean islands such as Barbados or Antigua. Also bear in mind that the hurricane season runs from June to November, with September and October statistically the likeliest months for major storms. There is little to worry about from the weather, the hotels all have plans and there are many storm shelters.

Things to do in Saint Lucia

Submitted by Neil Armitage on Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:32

 

So just how much is there to do in Saint Lucia?

Saint lucia might be relatively small in terms of land area but it punches above its weight in terms of things to do. From lounging on some of the best beaches anywhere to getting adrenaline thrills on the open water. 

There is as much to do in and under the sea as there is to do on land. From exploring the cloud forest to diving the reefs with plenty of entertainment in between. The whole chain of islands is a photographers paradise.

These are places we have actually visited, or activities we have partaken in, and are listed in no particular order and we receive no reward for their inclusion. I got married at the Stonefield estate in 2006.There is also a rich culinary heritage and some of the best rums in the world.

There is also plenty to do that cost little or nothing including quite a few that are cheaper than you think if you organize them yourself.

Places to see in St Lucia

Submitted by Neil Armitage on Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:18


Travel is about experiencing life to the full, and Saint Lucia is packed with many of the best attractions, activities and adventures in the Caribbean. St. Lucia is the sort of place that travellers to the Caribbean dream about, a small lush tropical paradise that is still relatively well preserved. One of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, it is located midway down the Eastern Caribbean chain, between Martinique and St. Vincent, and north of Barbados. 

St. Lucia is only 27 miles long and 14 miles wide, With a shape that is said to resemble either a mango or an avocado depending on which you prefer. Also we have visited all of the places you see listed here and we have no affiliation with any hotels, bars or businesses on St lucia.

Rates are cheaper in the summer and autumn months. The Peak season on St Lucia which runs from mid-December to April, in these months, accommodation rates are  generally significantly higher than at other times of the year, but the weather is usually at its  best especially if you like it hot and sunny.  

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