Spending a beach day in St Lucia
Not having much time to spend here we decided to have a beach day in St Lucia and make the most of the beautiful sunshine and the sea.
After asking for some advise we were directed towards Rodney Beach as somewhere we could relax and swim with facilities too.
We got a taxi and as is usual in the Caribbean we arranged a time for the same driver to collect us to take us back to the harbour.
The friendly driver took us past some lovely scenery and told us about the island. He then showed us where we could hire sun beds and umbrellas. We later found the rental was quite expensive here compared to other islands but it was quite a popular beach.
We paid 10 East Caribbean dollars for each beach chair and another 10 for the umbrella. This included waiter service from a nearby restaurant if we wanted to order some drinks.
There were quite a few vendors hanging around on this beach. Every now and again I would be disturbed from my reading. Being asked if I wanted a massage, to buy jewellery, coconuts or other items. Most were not pushy and left us alone after a while. Still it wasn’t as relaxing as you would imagine!
Although there were some water sports around, the sea was safe for swimming. I had a nice dip and a swim in the refreshing water. Again it was pretty busy compared to some other beaches we later visited.
Our taxi driver returned at the time arranged and took us back to the town where we stopped off at the markets. At the time of year we visited a lot of places were closed for the holidays as local people prepared for their own festivities.