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Saint Lucia - Eating and sleeping
Most hotels have restaurants on site and there’s a wide range of restaurants in major towns serving many different types of food. Local dishes include langouste (local lobster) cooked in a variety of ways, lambi (conch) and other fresh seafood, breadfruit and other local fruit and vegetables. Pepperpot and fried plantain are two local specialities worth trying. In general the food is a combination of Creole with West Indian and French influences.
Caribbean beer, including locally brewed Piton and Heineken is sold widely, and there are plenty of delicious fresh fruit juices also available. Local bottled water is available everywhere. Many imported spirits are available, however the local drink is rum (often served in punch and cocktails). Caribbean beer, including the locally brewed Piton and Heineken, and plenty of delicious fresh fruit juices are also available.
(Photo: Fond Latisab Creole Park © Saint Lucia Tourist Board)
Saint Lucia isn’t all luxury all-inclusive accommodation. There is a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets, from high-end resorts, to homely guesthouses. There is also the option of renting an apartment, cottage, or luxurious villa. Bed and breakfasts run by local families are a good basic option for those on a tight budget, and have the added benefit of giving you a taste of real Saint Lucian life.