Gros Islet for the budget conscious
Posted Jan 19, 2015 on Hotels
The host/owner was friendly and more than accommodating. The plus about the location was that it was on the bus route, but the minus about the location was that it was very noisy with trucks and loud vehicles going by all hours of the day and night. Roosters would start crowing at 330 am or whenever they felt like it. The room was adequate for us regarding a place to sleep. We wanted someplace with cooking facilities and this was minimal- providing 2 each of spoons, forks, plates, bowls, etc; which we could work with, but no sharp cutting knives or vegetable peeler, or colander, large sauté pan- things most American cooks need to prepare their meals. Scouring powder would also be helpful to help clean up after using pans. Kleenex tissue is usually found at accommodations but was not. We did appreciate the small outside porch/patio to sit at outside the room and eat at. It was budget priced, so I think if you know what you are getting, you can be happy with it. It is within nice walking distance from Pigeon Island National Park which is a nice place to spend a day. I was happy not to have to rent a car, as public buses and transportation are plentiful from this accommodation. It is worthwhile to spend a day taking a bus into Castries to experience the huge public market of produce and crafts. We intentionally planned our stay in St Lucia to have four to five days at three different locations in the island from north to south.