While visiting st. lucia in 2016, we were told of a secluded beach on the northwest coast of the island. we jumped in our car and followed the limited directions that were shared with us and a few (hard to find) signs. the road we took to get to the beach was completely eroded and surrounded by trees. at one point our car was sideways in order to avoid the large holes in the road.
we weren't even sure we were going the right way, but we couldn't turn around because the road was so narrow. we kept going forward, not knowing if we were going to reach paradise or the edge of a cliff.
then we saw it - the trees surrounding the road opened up to the most beautiful, peaceful and well-deserved beach.
we grabbed our stuff and started walking on a trail right off the beach. we came to a clearing that led us to this special place - donkey beach. it was paradise!