Bananas are one of the most important crops on St Lucia, and one of the island’s main exports.
They are grown all over the island and feature prominently in St Lucian cuisine. The three types of banana grown on the island are the “normal” bananas that you buy in supermarkets, the larger “plantain” bananas which are used in cooking (and taste like potato from my experience!) and red bananas which are not grown for commercial purposes.
The guided tour of the island that I undertook included a stop at one of the island’s largest plantations
Try and find the path that takes you down to the beach below The Pitons. As you approach on the road you will pass several fancy hotels, pass them and you enter a small village, at one point there is a very small turnoff to the right, sort of a trail really, take this to its end and you are on the beach.
The Soufriere Sulphur Springs are a good spot to send a few hours relaxing after you have spent the day traveling or walking. Just drive into Soufriere and ask how to get there.