I asked my daughter which vacation to write about for this post, and she decided I should write about the trip to St. Lucia we took in 2016. Her reasoning was simple; it was the best vacation we’ve taken together. I have to agree with her on that.
Choosing which hotel is always the biggest problem. Google is my best friend and the review sites. I always read all of them, which in itself is a task, but a necessity when I want to know what other parents thought of a resort. I will automatically ignore the reviews that complain about bland food or food that is too spicy. Any complaints about an unclean beach are looked at closely to see if they complained about the evening or morning cleanliness.
Food is subjective at resorts since the food has to be bland to make as many people happy as possible since most people don’t like spicy food. Which brings me to the complaints about spicy food, it’s usually because some dishes are made with ingredients from the country you’re visiting and don’t agree to every palate. The resort at St. Lucia was a resort that had the perfect food, bland yes, but to my daughter and my thrill; there were plenty of spices to choose from.
St. Lucia has to be the cleanest island I’ve been too, in my eighteen years of travelling south of the border. The beaches were kept clean, although they’re cleaned every night. The streets were also clean, even the gutters, which is unusual. Even in Oshawa, where we have city workers who clean and rinse out the gutters couldn’t contend with St. Lucia. Walking the streets around town was beautiful to see how spotless they keep them.
Also, most people think travelling to St. Lucia is expensive, which unfortunately it is. But you can always find great deals if you’re willing to look for them. Flying with a child can be frustrating and expensive, let alone to an island that is known to be pricy. When you’re looking for trips, especially to the more expensive islands always ask your travel agent for when the best deals will be on. If you remain loyal to your travel agents, they will tell you! You can’t pay them enough for their expertise and finding out about the upcoming deals. Give them as many details as you can about what you want and you’ll be surprised what they can find for you.