Happy Friday Eve everyone! We are enjoying. our week in St. Lucia despite the crazy weather. For our first day, we decided to stock up on a few things at the market and do a little shopping at Rodney Bay. It’s a short cab ride (about 15 minutes) and it costs about $15US for everyone in your group one way.
One thing we always try to do on vacation is to wake up early to watch a sunrise…..the sunrises in St. Lucia are just as beautiful as the sunsets. That is when it isn’t pouring rain.
The weather is so crazy here ~ it will pour rain with thunder/lightning, then, like 15 minutes later be sunny and clear.
We have been eating breakfast every morning on our patio……
Along with all the birds who stop by to eat with us….
The Husband almost was able to get the birds to eat out of his hand.
Even though it was pouring rain our first day, we decided to not let us stop from exploring. We headed down to Rodney Bay to check out the pay and the shops.
The door that opens to nowhere…..
The Bay Walk Mall….The upstairs is shops and downstairs is the food court. Everything is on Caribbean time ~ as in the shops open around 10 or 11 and the food court opens as “early” as 12 LOL.
I had to tell The Husband this wasn’t Caesar’s Casino…..
Or Toys “r” Us…..
One of the things I LOVE the most about the Caribbean is all the colorful buildings.
We ended up stopping by the Treasure Bay Casino ~ the only casino on the island so The Husband could collect his $1 chips.
My Mom and I had Morning Glory’s ~ their drink of the day. It had pineapple & orange juice with peach tree and Malibu Rum….so completely refreshing.
We were all ready for lunch by the time we got back so we headed over to Embers Grill that is located right on the beach at the Windjammer.
We started off by sharing Jamaican Jerk Chicken Nachos ~ they were so spicy good!
Then, I had this Sweet Chili Fish Dish with rice and salad…..it was awesome!
Since we were at the beach, we decided to take some beach pictures and swim.
This is what the Windjammer Landing looks like from the beach….
All our villas are located on the hill like this.
Leave it to My Mom to snap pictures and take videos of us swimming. We ended up hanging out on the Blue/Yellow water trampoline most of the time.
As we were swimming the “Fruit Guy” came boating up to the shore. I think it is so cool that he brought the farmer’s market to us on the beach!
We bought a large avocado, papaya, grapefruit and passion fruit to share……
Then, a coconut! He LOVED the coconut water…..it tastes like coconut. I have to say though I am not a fan of “green coconuts” in the middle. It’s like slimy coconut….he ate all that while I kept thinking “Fear Factor” LOL.
While at Rodney Bay, we visited the Super J (the name for real!) which is there local grocery store. We snacked on a couple of our finds.
The coconut cookies taste just like coconut flavored animal crackers.
For dinner, we decided to go to the Dragon Fly. This restaurant has two menus ~a taste of India and a taste of China.
We picked a Taste of China and shared everything…..While not really authentic or even American Authentic Chinese, it was still pretty tasty.
Won Ton Soup
Spring Rolls with sweet chili sauce….I have decided I am IN LOVE with that sauce.
Chicken Chow Mein with Basmati rice.
For dessert we shared a Super Sweet Orange…..even though it’s green, it’s sweet.
The lady at the market said to look for ones that are soft as they are the sweetest. She was right….but I have to admit when I bought it, I thought for sure I was buying an unripe orange.
Today we are heading to the Castries Market for shopping and to have lunch in town…..so far the weather is completely sunny, hot and humid!
See you all later!