Our least favorite island
Quite often we are asked the question “what is your favorite island in the Caribbean?” For a list of reasons far too large for this post, we always answer Grenada. People seldom ask what our least favorite island is though but I will often volunteer it because we do have one of those too. Presently, our least favorite island is St. Lucia. How is it possible that such a beautiful place could be at the bottom of our list of islands to visit? It’s simply that St. Lucia has a “vibe” that we just don’t care for. Now to be fair, my guess is that this vibe is only present in shoreside locals where tourists and cruisers frequent, but the reality is, that’s all I care about.
In addition to this, St. Lucia has had way more than its fair share of crimes against cruisers as of late, not the least of which, a murder of a UK sailor, occurred just the other day. This is horrendous and it pisses me off!
St. Lucia depends on tourism for income. Without this income the police don’t get paid. You’d think that perhaps they would put two and two together and figure out that they need to do something about this. Sadly, it doesn’t appear as if they have and until they do, Rebecca and I will most likely give the island a pass. There are far friendlier, and safer ports of call for us to stop at.