The least expensive way to get around Gros Islet is by bus. Really, they are 14 passenger minibuses that are not extremely reliable, but get the job done when you want to get around without breaking the bank.
You'll recognize the bus by seeking out green license plates with the letter M on the tag, which is important to know because the vehicle’s appearance as a minibus or minivan rather than full-sized bus may not be what you are used to. You'll spend less than $1(USD) per person for a ride.
The main road on St. Lucia loops around the island, so you can easily get to some of the island's other larger towns by bus. For example, if you'd like to get to Castries for a few hours, take route 1A. The route number will displayed on the front of the bus so it is easy to get on the right one. The downside to taking the bus in Gros Islet is that there is no set schedule. You'll simply have to hang out at the bus stop or flag a bus down on the street and hope for the best. It is also important to know that buses are extremely limited on Sundays.
|Route||Beginning||Stops Along the Route||End|
|Route 1-A||Castries Bus Stops||Choc Roundabout, Rodney Bay Bus Stop, Choc Bridge Bus Stop, Beausejor Stadium Bus Stop, Gros Islet Bus Stop||Cas en Bas Bus Stop|
Buses can be a good way to get around Gros Islet if you aren't in a hurry and want to save some money on transportation. The most important thing is that you have realistic expectations of what this service can offer you, and you should have no trouble making this option work for you.
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