An Introduction To St Lucia
Soft Sands, Rainforest & Mountains...
St Lucia is certainly one of the greenest and most beautiful of Caribbean islands with its twin peaks, the UNESCO protected Pitons as well as pristine beaches, luscious rainforest and La Soufriere volcano drawing in the visitors for both relaxation, romance and adventure.
The beaches at Grande Anse Beach, Anse Chastanet and Sugar Beach are known as some of the best for diving snorklling or just putting your feet up.
St Lucia is a popular destination for newlyweds and couples looking for romance so the long list of gorgeous hotels often with infinity pools overlooking tropical gardens or spectacular vistas will live long in the memory.
Any visit will be sure to include trying out the traditional Creole cooking and to get a better perspective on local life why not mix and dance with the crowds at the carnival held in the capital, Castries each year.
People often think cycling is good for St Lucia but owing to the mountains and relatively poor roads there are better alternatives.
Water taxis are popular especially between Rodney Bay in the north and Marigot Bay or Soufrière in the south.
St Lucia’s main road forms a big loop around the island so the buses which are actually small minivans offer a fairly frequent and cost effective option
Taxis in St Lucia are expensive and not metered so be careful when jumping in one at airports or hotels particularly !
Top 7 Sights & Attractions...
The 55 feet Sault Waterfall is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in St Lucia.
The Tet Paul Nature Trail
In Soufriere is the Tet Paul Scenic Trail which is a hike where you will pass pretty landscapes and agricultural land before reaching ‘Kaye Kassav,’ or Cassava House, known for its history in cassava production.
The spa at Boucan on the historical Rabot Estate has its own spa where chocolate is considered good for you – I knew it !!
The playground of the rich and famous moor their yachts here and in the marina you can enjoy luxury catamaran tours, chic restaurants and boutiques.
La Soufriere Volcano
The dormant Qualibou or La Soufriere Volcano, is a great photo opportunity and place to marvel at mother nature. Check out the steaming sulphur springs and natural hot-water pools.
Pigeon Island National Park
This national park including a British built fort is one of St Lucia’s top historical landmarks.
Gros Piton & Piton Flore
It is hard work however a guided hike up Gros Piton is well worth the effort for the views, nature and flora as is a trek to the smaller less Piton Flore.
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