Expat Exchange
Free MembershipSign In

Moving to Laborie, Saint Lucia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 09, 2023

Summary: Moving to Laborie, Saint Lucia? Expats talk about what you need to know before moving to Laborie.

Allianz Care
Allianz Care
Allianz Care
Allianz Care

What do I need to know before moving to Laborie?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Laborie, they said:

"Laborie is a small, traditional fishing village located on the south coast of Saint Lucia, known for its rich cultural heritage and friendly locals. Before moving to Laborie, expats should know that the primary language spoken is English, but many locals also speak a French-based Creole, known as Patois. The cost of living in Laborie is relatively low compared to other parts of Saint Lucia, but it's still higher than in many other countries. Expats should be prepared for a slower pace of life, as the village is not as developed or bustling as the capital, Castries. The local cuisine is a blend of Creole, Indian, and British influences, with seafood being a staple. The village is also known for its local rum, which is a must-try for newcomers. Healthcare facilities in Laborie are basic, so for serious medical conditions, expats may need to travel to larger cities. It's advisable to have comprehensive health insurance that covers medical evacuation. Public transportation is available but not always reliable, so having a personal vehicle can be beneficial. Driving is on the left side of the road, and an international driving permit is required. Laborie has a tropical climate with a wet and dry season. It's important to be prepared for hurricane season, which typically runs from June to November. The village is generally safe, but like anywhere, petty crime can occur, so it's important to take standard precautions. Finally, Laborie is known for its vibrant arts scene, with numerous festivals and events throughout the year, providing a great opportunity for expats to immerse themselves in local culture," explained one expat living in Laborie, Saint Lucia.

Answer this Question

What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Laborie?

Please login to continue reading this article.

Not a member? Join Today (it's free).

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

GeoBlue
GeoBlue

Top-quality coverage for people who live, work, study and travel internationally.
Get Quote

GeoBlueGeoBlue

Top-quality coverage for people who live, work, study and travel internationally.
Get Quote

Contribute to Saint Lucia Network Contribute
Help others in Saint Lucia by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Saint Lucia.

Allianz Care
Allianz Care

Copyright 1997-2024 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal