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Anse La Raye, Saint Lucia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 09, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Anse La Raye, Saint Lucia. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.

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What do I need to know before moving to Anse La Raye?

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

"Before moving to Anse La Raye, expats should know that the official language is English, but many locals also speak a French-based Creole. The cost of living can be high, especially for imported goods, due to the island's remote location. The local currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, but US dollars are also widely accepted. Expats should be aware that the healthcare system in Saint Lucia is not as advanced as in some western countries, and serious medical conditions may require evacuation to a larger island or back home. Therefore, comprehensive health insurance is highly recommended. The climate in Anse La Raye, like the rest of Saint Lucia, is tropical with a wet season from June to November. Expats should be prepared for high humidity and occasional hurricanes during this period. The local cuisine is a blend of Creole, Indian, and British influences, with a heavy emphasis on fresh seafood and locally grown fruits and vegetables. Expats should also know that while Anse La Raye is a beautiful and friendly place, it is also a small village with a slower pace of life. Entertainment options are limited compared to larger cities, and amenities like high-speed internet may not be as reliable. Regarding safety, while Saint Lucia is generally safe, petty crime can be an issue. Expats are advised to take standard precautions such as not displaying wealth openly and securing their homes. Finally, expats moving to Anse La Raye should be respectful of local customs and traditions. The people of Saint Lucia are known for their friendliness and hospitality, and showing respect for their culture will go a long way in helping you settle in," remarked one expat who made the move to Anse La Raye.

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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.

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