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St Lucia, non beach, non party, non honeymoon...

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I'm seeking advice on a possible trip for what is probably an unusual reason to visit St. Lucia. My father died in Feb at age 96. We weren't close, far from it, but one thing I do remember from my childhood is his talking about what a paradise St Lucia was. He was stationed there for a while during WWII. He always wanted to return, but never had the opportunity.

Crazy as it may be, I find myself wanting to make the trip he never could.
I've never been interested in Caribbean travel (and so have never been in the Caribbean, although I've traveled to many other places). I'm not a beach person and don't even know how to swim. I'm not into partying or nightlife. I'm not a hiker or into "adventure" travel.

I would be interested in seeing birds, walking on beaches to look for shells, visiting local markets (if there are any), seeing natural sites (volcanoes?), listening to the local dialect (love languages), relaxing, thinking, writing... Perhaps visiting where my father might have been stationed, if the base is still there.
I'd be traveling alone and am a middle-aged woman.

I don't enjoy driving and would really not want to rent a car. Is there public transport? I've seen mention of a bus. I'd also be willing to hire a driver, if that is possible.
I'd be happy to rent an apt, which might might provide more local flavor and which would allow me to prepare my own meals. VRBO shows a few apartment rentals for under $100/night.

What do you think? Might I have an enjoyable time, or would I be miserable?
And if I do do this, what might be the best way to get to Santa Lucia from Boston? And are there any times of year that one should absolutely not visit St Lucia?

My thanks in advance for your advice/ideas/suggestions.

Cindy

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