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15 Photos of Stunning Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is a contrast of scenes, with it modern resorts, volcanic mountains, old well loved structures and of course, beaches that stretch around the island, you won’t get bored on your visit. Our visit happened over a long weekend in September and even though it was a stormy weekend, I still managed to capture these 15 photos of stunning Saint Lucia.

Most people visit islands for the beaches. That was actually not our goal, as we were living one island away, on Martinique, at the time. We were looking for somewhere our phones wouldn’t work. Seriously. We mostly got our wish and after a twelve and a half minute flight, had a lovely weekend. Let me share what we saw.

15 Photos of Stunning Saint Lucia

Ocean

As I said, it was a stormy weekend, so the water was rough most of the time. It still brings peace though.

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Rodney Bay At the north end of the island and the main tourist area

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Rodney Bay

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Castries from above, the capital of Saint Lucia

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Laborie – at the south end of the island and where we escaped to

Lush Rain Forest

The island is mostly covered with lush rain forest, like these photos show. They are beautiful, but do hold the heat.

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View of Castries from the Pink Plantation

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Don’t forget to look up.

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Diamond Waterfall at Diamond Botanical Gardens. I was so taken with this that I wrote a whole post about it.

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Driving through the forest.

Since Saint Lucia was once a British Overseas Territory, they drive on the left side of the road. The roadway was in good condition though. If you’re interested in history, theirs is quite interesting. You can read about it here.

Beautiful Flowers

I love seeing the many different and unusual plants and flowers when we travel to new places. Saint Lucia has its fair share for sure. These flowers are from the Diamond Botanical Gardens, which has an interesting history itself.

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I don’t know what this is called, but I certainly loved it. Do you know?

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Red Torch Ginger

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Chrysothemis Pulchella

Old Buildings

I really, really love old weathered wooden buildings. I took these photos in Laborie.

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Even though this building is tired, I find it so charming that they plant beautiful flowers and plants around it.

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The colors of this house call to me. It looks like they even have a new door. If I ever live on an island, I want to paint my house with bright, vibrant colors.

My Favorites

My favorite things to take photos of are usually animals. They provide a bit of a challenge and mostly, they are so cute. I also occasionally enjoy photographing people, but not too often.

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This beautiful lady allowed me to take her photo. She was so kind and happy! I was amazed that she could balance the box on her head.

Tip: If you’re taking photos of people, always ask before you take the photo. If children are involved, ask their parents. 

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Chickens run wild in a lot of the countries we have visited. They have some pretty fancy chickens in Saint Lucia.

I hope that these 15 photos of stunning Saint Lucia have helped you decided to spend some time on the island. You can find more information on this post to help you in your planning. I highly recommend that when you visit, you get out of the tourist district and explore the whole island. The north and south ends are like two entirely different countries.

 

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26 Comments

  • Reply noel March 2, 2019 at 10:07 am

    This looks like a gorgeous island, tropical, colorful and filled with beautiful landscapes – I would have loved to see any of the pink plantation surroundings/buildings. How is the food meanwhile?

  • Reply Elizabeth March 2, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    That’s crazy that you had a twelve and a half minute flight! Are there any boats that go between Martinique and Saint Lucia? The flowers are beautiful, I think I would enjoy the Diamond Botanical Gardens.

    • Reply ppadmin March 2, 2019 at 4:30 pm

      I know. We were in the immigration line longer than that. There is a boat that goes back and forth between Martinique and Saint Lucia, but we heard besides the trip being longer, immigration was worse too.

  • Reply Jojo March 3, 2019 at 6:20 am

    I like being by the water and forest on stormy days. There is a different calm to a storm. It wouldn’t be fun if it was stormy during the whole trip but I wouldn’t mind a day.

    • Reply ppadmin March 5, 2019 at 6:57 am

      We were only there for three days, since it was just a weekend escape. Maybe we will go back again and see it in it’s full glory.

  • Reply Adele March 3, 2019 at 11:10 am

    That’s the shortest flight time I have ever heard of! Santa Lucia looks to be genuine and filled with tropical nature. It must be great to spend time there , where I imagine the pace to be slow and relaxing. Just the kind of holiday I like.

    • Reply ppadmin March 5, 2019 at 6:59 am

      I know! We actually started a stopwatch so we could get the exact time. It was quite beautiful and it was also very slow paced. We needed that so much.

  • Reply Candy March 3, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    This looks like a gorgeous island and the people look friendly too. I am also impressed by the lady holding a box of bananas on her head! Heading to your post about the Diamond Waterfall at Diamond Botanical Gardens. It looks amazing.

    • Reply ppadmin March 5, 2019 at 7:00 am

      Isn’t she fantastic?! She was so friendly. It was a very pretty island. We enjoyed our weekend.

  • Reply Rhonda Albom March 3, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Despite all the stormy weather, I still love the photos. There is something incredibly fun about watching the wild water (as long as you don’t have to go in it, of course). The old buildings with a mish-mash of wood and metal are so interesting.

    • Reply ppadmin March 5, 2019 at 7:01 am

      Thank you. The stormy weather brings a different element to what you see. I love those types of buildings, at least from the outside. I don’t know how they are inside.

  • Reply Christopher Rudder March 4, 2019 at 7:21 am

    We have the same taste when it comes to photos! I super love old, not so glamorous types of houses.
    For me it gives so many hints of stories hidden inside. Of course, flowers! There’s no ugly flower for me.

    • Reply ppadmin March 5, 2019 at 7:02 am

      Yes! They make me wonder about their secrets. I’m so glad you get me. Many people don’t.

  • Reply Dorene Wharton March 4, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Even on a stormy day, St. Lucia is absolutely gorgeous! There is something so lovely about weathered, old homes – so many stories and so much character. Great pictures of the flowers too. maybe I need to take a visit.

    • Reply ppadmin March 5, 2019 at 7:02 am

      You should really try to go. Be sure to explore the non-tourist side of the island. It has the most character.

  • Reply Tami March 4, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    I’ve heard a lot about St. Lucia — and from your photos, it’s all been confirmed. It actually reminds me a little of our visit to Roatan, which is also a Caribbean island. Beautiful beaches and welcoming, happy people! And lots of lush green everywhere!!

    • Reply ppadmin March 5, 2019 at 7:04 am

      I think those islands all have some things in common, while also keeping their uniqueness. We were surprised with the differences from Martinique, which is just 20 miles away.

  • Reply Indrani March 4, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    Indeed a beautiful place. Looks green all around. I love those old houses, they have stories to tell.

    • Reply ppadmin March 5, 2019 at 7:05 am

      So much green. The air was so fantastic and clean.

  • Reply Claire March 5, 2019 at 8:15 am

    It looks like a beautiful island – even if the weather wasn’t great the scenery and colours still shine through. After 12 and a half minutes it was definitely worth the trip!

  • Reply Nisha March 5, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Saint Lucia looks stunning gorgeous with natural beauty. Both the houses are treat to our eyes and I won’t mind living in one of those. Flowers, nature and fresh air. What else does one want? 🙂

  • Reply Jenn and Ed Coleman March 5, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    This does look like a stormy weekend. It’s so great that you could escape to the interior and do a botany and housing tour. The short flight sounds like heading out to Caye Caulker.

  • Reply Shreya Saha March 5, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    I didn’t know Santa Lucia looks this pretty. The Diamond Waterfalls is my favorite spot from your post. I would love to spend a day there. Even Laborie with its old houses looks interesting place to explore.

  • Reply Nicole LaBarge March 6, 2019 at 12:04 am

    I was so impressed with St Lucia. It is not only a stunning place as your photos show but also a really cool place with culture. Diamond Waterfall was my favourite spot.

    • Reply ppadmin March 7, 2019 at 1:37 pm

      So glad you have been able to go. It is such a pretty place. The waterfall was a treat for sure.

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