I spent my vacation in the Caribbean last week. My friend Danielle and I went to Saint Lucia. We stayed at the La Haut Resort, in a lush jungle above the town of Soufriere and overlooking the infamous Pitons. The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. They made us feel like family. All the meals were prepared with food from the resort plantation. The grapefruit tasted nothing like American or European varieties. By far the best strain of the fruit I have ever tasted. We had fresh bananas, oranges, coconuts, eggs, bread and meats for breakfast and dinner every day. I highly recommend La Haut for anyone thinking of staying on the island and wanting to steer clear of the tourist center up north in Saint Lucia.
We also spent time swimming in the resort's two infinity pools, drinking the local Piton beer, exploring other resorts, downtown Soufriere, boating, hiking and meandering through the rainforest and botanical gardens. The boating with Sugar and Spice Charters was especially fun. The captain and crew - Mario and Lyndon, treated us to an incredible day of snorkeling and ocean hopping we'll never forget. Another thing we won't soon forget? Hearing American Country music playing in between Reggae and Soca artists on the radio at random. Apparently, the locals loooove it. St. Lucia sure is an interesting place. It was an amazing vacation, we learned a few things and now it's back to work on Monday.
I'm already looking forward to my next adventure. :)