St Lucia's Bests

Worth a Trip: Anse La Raye

As the road heads south from Castries, it encounters the rising topography of the island – twisting and turning around hairpin corners and steep hills – and uncluttered ocean views. Passing through tiny fishing villages and the banana plantations that surround them, the real St Lucia comes to the fore.

A little further along the coast from Marigot Bay, you'll come to the charming fishing village of Anse La Raye. Usually quiet, everything changes for Seafood Friday. Street stalls sell fish at unbeatable prices; the party gets a bit wild and goes most of the night.