Grenada vs St Lucia

Old Aug 21st, 2012, 06:43 AM
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Grenada vs St Lucia

My wife and I are looking to depart on 24th November and have been planning on visiting just Grenada, but we're wondering about the benefits of including St Lucia as well, i.e. as a twin centre holiday. A few questions... what's the difference in the landscapes? What can you see in St Lucia that you won't get in Grenada? How much does the food vary, the people and the nature/wildlife etc? Both look amazing but I've heard St Lucia is a more commercialised. Any advice much appreciated - the last thing we'd want to do is go to one island, pay a lot to go to another as well, but feel there's just lots of duplication - or worse still, rather we'd stayed in the first one! If anyone can give impartial comments on both destinations, we'd be really interested to hear the feedback. Many thanks!
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Old Aug 21st, 2012, 07:39 AM
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I would never describe St Lucia as commercialised, maybe around Rodney Bay there might be more nightlife going on, maybe that's why someone said it was more commercialised. I've been on a twin centre holiday to Grenada & St Lucia, I much preferred Grenada, the people are much friendlier, it's easy to get around with car rental, there is nature and lovely beaches and some good restaurants as well plus the weather was better in Grenada. I would say combining Grenada and St Lucia would depend on how much time you are away for. I've also been on holidays to both places individually and liked them both.
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Old Aug 21st, 2012, 08:59 AM
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Hi Odin

Thanks for this - really useful. It sounds like Grenada is more the sort of destination we're looking for, as we're only going to be away for 10 or 14 nights. In terms of the landscapes and wildlife, how do they compare? Both seems to feature rainforest and mountains, although I know St Lucia has things like a zip line through the jungle and a drive-in volcano, which Grenada doesn't have. Grenada sounds better for food and more undiscovered perhaps, but I don't know if the wildlife is more interesting in St Lucia? Thanks again!
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Grenada really does have it all. I love the island and the incredibly friendly people. Having visited the Caribbean extensively I always tell people that Grenada is the best of St Lucia and Barbados put together on one island. It has the dramatic scenery and wildlife that St Lucia has and the beautiful white sandy beaches of Barbados - a true gem!

In terms of wildlife Grenada and St Lucia are very similar. Ok Grenada doesn't have the Pitons or the drive in volcano, but it does have crater lakes (which can only be found on Grenada and Dominica), an underwater sculpture park, several waterfalls, hiking trails and much much more.

Grenada is also known as the isle of spice as it has more spices growing per sq ft than anywhere else in the world - so the wildlife and garden tours are taken very seriously and part of the island's heritage.

I hope this helps.For more ideas have a look at http://www.grenadagrenadines.com/. Also when we go, we stay at Calabash hotel which is fabulous and highly recommended - http://www.calabashhotel.com/
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I agree with the above comments, they are similar islands but they do have a different vibe. Grenada might be "better off" than St Lucia. With 10 to 14 nights, personally I would be a little bored just to be on one island. The food and wildlife are about the same on each island. If you have time to see both islands why not go for it?
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oh, stlucia is beatiful though it is my personal opinion and experience i had during my 15 days holiday in villa stlucia which i booked with the help of a friend of mine.. he booked a villa for me from where i could enjoy the beatiful view of the sea... and other islands as well.. as far as i remember our villa was booked with www.stlucia.cc
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I'll echo some previous comments. Grenada is incredibly lush and beautiful, nice people, easier to get around, better beaches than St.Lucia. If you want a change of pace, try a quick hop to Barbados which is like a slice of tropical England. Lots of historical sites, gardens,a wide range of hotels, restaurants, beaches.
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