St. Lucia Blog Posts

Tipping in the Caribbean: An Island by Island Guide

Tipping can be one of the trickiest parts of travel— some regions won’t accept tips at all, whereas others will tack on additional fees until you’re bone-dry. The Caribbean is made up of several different cultures and islands, and our team at WhereToStay wants to clear up any misconceptions or…

10 Things You Must Do In St. Lucia

St. Lucia is one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful islands. With idyllic crescent beaches, lush rainforests, scenic reefs and waterfalls, and a rich history, St. Lucia has something for everyone.

Whether you need adventure or relaxation, here are a couple of things that will help make your…


How to Celebrate Christmas in St. Lucia

The striking, tapered mountains, volcanic beaches, and waterfalls of Saint Lucia draw visitors to the Caribbean island year-round. The traditions surrounding Christmas and the holiday season, however, make visiting the island in the winter especially appealing. Whereas Christmas in the States often includes log fires, stress-inducing shopping lists, and lots…
Ziplining at Treetop Canopy Adventure

Diving Into Adventure Tours St. Lucia

Calling all adventurers, adrenaline junkies, and explorers! What better way to enjoy the Caribbean than from the treetops, day cruise, or a dune buggy? Adventure Tours St. Lucia has the largest selection of adventure tours on the island, and has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Known for…

Family Friendly Carnivals In The Caribbean

The Caribbean is beaches, sun, sand, exotic locales and...carnivals? Most definitely. Carnivals aren't just crazy, costumed parties. They are a great way for you and your family to soak up a bit of local Caribbean culture, religion, history and food while having a lot of fun doing it. And yes,…
Up close and personal ocean view

Best of the Week - Saline Reef, St. Lucia

Upon arrival, you might be greeted with an enthusiastic "Welcome to Paradise!". Words aptly spoken – and why Saline Reef Villa is our "Best of" pick for this week. Situated within St. Lucia’s exclusive cliff side Cap Estate, Saline Reef provides unparalleled vistas of the St. Lucia, the Caribbean…
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Top 9 Caribbean Bucket List Items - What’s Your #10?

Whether it’s a neatly organized Pinterest board, a scratched up legal pad list or a multi-page journal entry, most of us have crafted some sort life “wish list” of accomplishments we want to achieve before we kick the proverbial bucket. In our humble opinion, a bucket list just wouldn’t be…

Your Favorite Caribbean Beer Revealed!

We asked, and you answered! The most votes for favorite Caribbean beer goes to….Piton Beer! Piton Beer (pronounced Pee-tun), is a product of the paradisal island of St. Lucia, and named after (you guessed it!) Gros Piton and Petit Piton. Piton, crafted by the Windward and Leeward Brewery Limited, a…

You Miss A Lot When You Island Hop!

I sort of dig Caribbean cruises. I enjoy sampling different islands, I like the onboard activities, and I kind of love being able to eat every hour if I want to. That being said – there is one thing that will make me to rent an island villa over cruising…

Five Idyllic Escapes to Get Your Heart Racing

While the masses wax romantic with candy and roses, we believe this infamous sweetheart's day is best spent with the sand between your toes and a rum punch in your hand. Where better than the Caribbean to spend complete seclusion with the one you love? Here are five ideal escapes…

Fun Times at the St Lucia Jazz Festival

As if you even needed any more reason to visit this idyllic island, this year's St. Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival might be it. This 13-day musical and arts celebration takes center stage from April 30th to May 12th, 2013. Events will dot several different spots of St. Lucia's enchanting…