Just like Rodney bay, Pigeon Island and Cap Estate are located in the North as well. It’s a bit more high-end than the first location. You can also find a massive National Park here. The park is filled with stunning nature, incredible beaches and naval ruins. You can even find some interesting pirate and war history here.
A bit further from Pigeon Island, you can find Cap Estate. With luxurious properties and a massive golf course, this might be more a holiday destination than the typical budget backpacker hotspot. Still, it’s one of the safest and most relaxed areas in Saint Lucia.
Soufriere is a super popular destination in the South of Saint Lucia, thanks to plenty of attractions, activities and beautiful beaches. Note that the sand is a little bit darker in the South, so don’t expect blinding white sand. However, this makes the South a little bit more remote and therefore more peaceful and relaxed. There’s not as much nightlife as in the North, which makes it ideal for families and couples.
While hotels and resorts are pretty expensive, you also get plenty of guesthouse and homestay options. This makes Soufriere especially popular among budget backpackers as well. From here, you can easily explore the rest of Saint Lucia’s South. Just keep in mind not to drive after dark!
Unfortunately, not all places in Saint Lucia are safe. You need to be careful and aware of your surroundings pretty much anywhere you go in the world, and the same goes for visiting Saint Lucia.
Areas with high rates of crime are the capital, Castries – including the neighbourhoods of Wilton’s Yard, Leslie Land, Chaussee Road, Marchand, Morn du Don – as well as the waterfalls in Anse la Raye.
As we mentioned above, staying out at night, no matter where you are located is a really bad idea. If possible, avoid it completely or opt to go out with a big group.
It’s a bit of a no-brainer, but if an area or a street looks like tourists don’t belong here, you should probably stay away too. Stick with the busy tourist areas or get yourself a guide. Wandering off alone is pretty much the worst thing you could do.
It’s important to know that Saint Lucia can be a safe place, but a bit of caution and research before you start your travels will go a long way. If you want to increase your safety during your stay, read on for our insider travel tips. Stick to those and you won’t have a single issue in Saint Lucia.
Saint Lucia may seem like a scary place from what we have already said, but in fact, nothing could be further from the truth. It is a friendly, laid back Caribbean destination where locals are up for a chat and where the weather is (almost always) fine.
However, there are some things that you should keep in mind when you are visiting to make sure that you have the as safe a trip to Saint Lucia as possible…