Have you ever been to Saint Lucia or Antigua?

posted 2 years ago in Caribbean
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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brookeee16 :  been to all of st Lucia – it’s not very big. Literally like a 1 hr drive from tip to tail…so you can really stay anywhere 

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Worker bee

We were in St Lucia in 2011 and loved it! I agree that because it’s a small island, you can get from one end to the other easily. We did an island tour and saw the highlights across the Island in an afternoon. 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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brookeee16 :  I grew up in Antigua and have also been to St Lucia so feel free to ask me about anything!

So they are very different islands imo – Antigua is flatter vs St Lucia with the gorgeous Pitons but Antigua is so much better for beaches. It’s what we’re known for and you can drive the coastlne and find beach after beach after beach. Keep in mind that August is a very hot month in the islands and part of the hurricane season so I’d look into trip insurance. It’s also the off season so you’ll wnat to make sure that there are restaurants etc close by to where you are staying. The first week of August is also carnival in Antigua so that’s something to keep in mind.

If you want feeback on hotels, places to go etc feel free to PM me!

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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2021

Antigua- If you are looking for a beach day I would recommend Darkwood Beach. While all beaches on the island are wonderful after 3 trips I can say that Darkwood is my favorite beach.

 

St. Lucia- I was just there last week and we did ATV Paradise Tour. This is not a how fast can you go kind of tour. This takes you on private property that is about 1000 acres that used to be a plantation and lets you explore the fields, forest and rainforest. You even get to sample some of the fruits they grow on the land like bananas, mango and pineapple. 

 

Another suggestion is to check out the cruise critic message boards and check under ports of call for each of these islands. There will be tons of suggestions on other things that can be done on each island. 

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