St. Lucia Vacation – Trip Report | Debbie's Caribbean Resort Reviews Forums

Hi there saw your review. I have been to St. Lucia 4 times over a period of about 15 years. When I first went there in the early 80’s St. Lucia wasn’t well known and had just a few resorts. The locals were very friendly and the place was safe as well. The scenery was terrific and parts of st. lucia still are. If you ever go make sure to go into the rainforrest region it is fanastic..but bring hiking boots. Sadly due to hurricanes, over developement, closure of several resorts things have changed in st Lucia. The locals harbour a lot of resentment towards tourists and they make it very clear to everyone. I have a friend who owns a up-scale resort there so I know what is happening there. I get up-dated often. Do NOT rent a car there!!! There are no posted speed limit signs and the locals drive like they have a death wish. Of cousre like many Carib islands the road are in poor condition/terrible pot holes…but when you couple this with drivers that drive very fast and are aggressive..well you are taking your life in your hands if you rent a car there!!! Also there have been more and more tourists getting robbed/beaten as well. As far as marine life…well since st. lucia stores oil for ditribution throughout the Carib..they have had some oile leaks which has resulted in a great impact on fish, shells and coral reefs.Is is so sad becaus about 10 years back i had plans on building my retirement home on that island. I have written St. Lucia off of my list. Now that is not to say you can’t have a nice vacation there. Especially if you stay at the resort and by the pool.If you need more details let me know.

Sincerely, allan

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