With forecasts of rain over the Easter Weekend hundreds of holiday makers where fortunate not to have experienced much rain, only a slight drizzle on Sunday morning. St Lucia was once again fully booked each accommodation establishment had reported that bookings where made well in advance and that they all where fully booked.
With accompanying weather most holiday makers made their way to the beaches, tourist destinations and all of the restaurants where also buzzing with life. A small town with an approximate permanent resident number of 500 it is always nice to see so many holiday makers enjoying what the area has to offer, awarded world heritage status in 1999 the area has fast grown into a top tourist destination.
Why St Lucia then, tropical weather year round with the winters being the best time to visit, small with easy access to all amenities, abundance of wildlife, hikes, unspoilt beaches, game fishing opportunities, whale watching, turtle viewing, game drive safaris, night drive safaris and so much more. For the traveller that’s looking for peace and quiet then this is the place to visit out of season, for a lively atmosphere join us in December bearing in mind that one has to pre book accommodation well in advance.
Travel into iSimangaliso Wetlands Park for the day gates open according to season and one travels through open grasslands, past mangroves, forests to reach Cape Vidal a protected bay where may snorkel, picnic and witness the endangered Samango Monkey that frequent the area. During whale season from June to end November one may also get a glance of the Humpback whales as they pass the shores of Cape Vidal. For the bird lover why not join a Hippo & Croc boat cruise departing every two hours up the St Lucia Estuary while on the cruise one will encounter numerous bird species along the banks.
Its truly an amazing place a place of wonder.