Believe it or not, we do get out of Marigot Bay every now and then.
Last week, we hired a taxi to take us to the Pink Plantation for lunch (which we combined with our mid-trip grocery shop).
We went up, up, up in the hills on a very narrow road and got to a wall. The taxi said that was as far as she could go. The wall opened and . . . .
Breathtaking gardens with an even better view.
And a 150-year old PINK French colonial home sitting in the middle. It was just charming.
From this vantage point, we could watch the little boats below lazily sail by – and even see Martinique.
Lunch was served on the breezy porch and was delicious – we had fresh fish served with a variety of local vegetable dishes.
My favorite was cristophine gratin (sometimes called cho-cho gratin), a West Indies specialty that features a squash/pumpkin-like vegetable, cheese, nutmeg, and I’m sure lots of butter. I have never tasted anything quite so good!
We ended with flaming bananas foster – with locally grown bananas and locally made rum.
And the owner is an artist with a studio there, so we could shop, too (which we did!).
Just a lovely day.
If you want to go, here’s the website: http://pinkplantationstlucia.com/
They have a sister restaurant in Castries (where the cruise ships dock) called Coal Pot. We didn’t go there, but it is on our list to try next time.
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Another wonderful day in paradise! Thanks for taking us along