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Thinking of booking for St Lucia

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Thinking of booking for St Lucia

On holiday we try to choose resorts where we can walk along the beach for quite a good way - in Cuba we walked and, found a local beach front cafe where we used to eat lobster tails - a change of scenery from the a/i dining experience.

Would be able to do this at the Coconut Bay - just need to escape from the confines of the a/i now and again

At the moment we are sifting through destinations and, trying to make a decision!

Ohhh I forgot - the weather at the end of October please also.



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1. Re: Thinking of booking for St Lucia

End of October is still rainy season and is the tail end of hurricane season. Generally speaking the weather should still be ok - showers are short-lived - you might get one rainy day per week. Although St Lucia is not often in the path of hurricanes - it was hit hard last Nov. by Tomas. You can still evidence of it in the south. It would be advisable to buy cancellation insurance.

The beach at CB is a nice long stretch of sand that's great for walking.

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2. Re: Thinking of booking for St Lucia

Thanks for the fast respons GDBear - putting feelers out for a few holidays we have seen - just trying to make a decision before they get snapped up!

Thanks again


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3. Re: Thinking of booking for St Lucia

Hurricane Tomas hit October 29. Terrible damage. Unusual event. They rarely are hit by a hurricane.

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OK, folks, Hurricane Tomas hit Oct. 30! I remember very clearly as it is our wedding anniversary and the island was preparing for Jounen Kwyeol the next day - Sunday the 31. Obviously, that did not happen!

Either way, end of Oct is usually pretty good weather - the year before, we were sitting on the beach for a private candlelight dinner, same as the year before. There's just no way to know in advance, but generally, it's pretty good weather with some rain and plenty of sun - and great end of low season deals on hotels!

As for the beach - Coconut Bay is on a very long stretch of beach, one of the longest on the island. However, to walk to a local place along the beach will take about 30 minutes or so. There are a few stops. From the hotel, on the beach, head to your right and keep walking. Eventually you will come to a beach shack painted up in Piton Beer colors. they serve cold bears and drinks, excellent fried chicken, rotis, Jamaica patties, sometimes fish and sometimes whole meals - never know when those are on though. Also, they do a great thin crust pizza to order for around $10-15EC. Further down the beach - another 10/15 minutes walk is The Reef which has a full menu along with some great local flavors. This place was even on the Food Network with Paula Dean. Really good food - the saltfish and bakes are great. Also, this place is excellent for kite-surfing/wind surfing, etc. They host the Kitesurfing festival every year. Good food.

A little further past there is Island Breeze with bar type food - fish fingers, chicken fingers, burgers, etc. Very good fish fingers - and great bartender Apple!

That should give you a few options for a meal out away from AI.

Enjoy your visit to St. Lucia - you'll have a great time!

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