Saint Lucia Tourist Traps

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Saint Lucia Tourist Traps

  • vendors

    Many street vendors can be aggressive and some may get you to buy things you really do not want. A firm "No" will get them off your back. Besides their prices are higher than what is in the craft market and their jewelry is uglier.

  • Watch for the duty free.

    Everyone thinks duty free means it's a better deal than at home. This is not always the case. When planning on buying expensive jewellery away from home, know your prices before you leave. We found many items were still cheaper at home than away, even with duty free.

  • The World's Only Drive-in Volcano

    This is not a trap in the sense that we feel it wasn't worth going to see. We were just expecting something a little different than what we saw. It sounded like we would be driving into a hole in the side of a mountain to see a pit of lava. But it is actually just a few bubbling and steaming puddles out in the open. The smell is like rotten eggs...

  • Don't buy souvenirs from locals at the...

    There are usually locals wandering around the beach in front of every resort. They are not allowed on the property but the beach is public access. They will try to sell you jewelry, hats, etc. at MUCH higher prices than you could buy the same thing in town. They know you probably have no basis for comparison to figure out you are being ripped off....

  • Pictures of locals will cost ya!

    If a local catches you taking their picture, they will harrass you to pay them for it. We saw this man climbing a palm tree to get coconuts and I couldn't resist taking his picture. He hunted for me on the beach and cut the coconut open so we could drink the milk. After all of this he demanded $10.00 which we of course refused to give him. If we'd...


    Most resorts while offer a variety of tours for you to go on for example volcano tour, rainforest, liqour distillery and they have the nerve to charge you about 70 dollars us per tour. We found a great taxi driver and we gave him 100 dollars US and he took us to every single place we wanted to go, not to mention he gave us tons of information about...

  • Smelly Suplhur Springs

    I think unless you have an interest in Geology, I wouldn't recommend a special trip soley to see the Sulphur Springs.We considered doing a trip where the Sulphur Springs was the only thing in the itinerary, but I'm glad we didn't.It is interesting to find out about the history of the site, the previous happenings theres etc, but if it's a hot day...

  • The Gros Islet Jump up. We...

    The Gros Islet Jump up. We really enjoy culture, local people, fun and dancing especially if it's at night and outdoors, but we really must have missed the point of this. We stayed for an hour and a half, which was about a half hour too long, and then got into an altercation with a street artist. Maybe that tainted our experience. Nice to see that...

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