St. Lucia is in the wonderfully calm Caribbean. It’s one of the smaller islands but it is set on lush surrounding with tropical unspoiled vegetation. There is a magical rain forest along with wild orchids containing coconuts, mangos and papaya trees to snack on, and a huge variety of colourful birds to admire.
What attracts many visitors are the perfect conditions for snorkelling and scuba diving. The steep coastlines make it fascinating to explore underwater. But if water isn’t your thing, there are mountains where you can combine walking and bird watching. The finest birds can be found in St. Lucia. If you’re more sporty, then there are always the classics, tennis, golf or sailing.
The beaches are alluring and it is tempting enough to spend long lazy days in the sun on the beach. The coral reefs are to die for as you see a rainbow of colours beneath the waves. It really is paradise.
Historic sites such as its old fortresses, the open air markets and the small villages. An amazing phenomenon is Soufriere’s drive through volcano as you head for the spires of Les Pitons. These towering twin cones of volcanic rock are St Lucia’s trademark.
The capital of Castries is a popular resort amongst holiday makers. There is a fabulous market showing off a swirl of crafts, fruits and the hub-bub of Creole conversation. Pointe Seraphine is a duty free shopping centre next to the harbour, if markets aren’t your thing. The French influences can be seen in the architecture, street names and local language.
For the more adventurous, it is possible to get a bird’s eye view of St. Lucia’s rainforests via zip lines. You’ll be whizzing through the most amazing forestry you’ve ever seen. St. Lucia’s natural landscape is stunning with its lush verdant valleys and banana plantations.
Hotels tend to be found in the north west, near the best beaches, including Pigeon Island and Reduit Beach at Rodney Bay.
Experience paradise and make a date in your diary to visit the most beautiful place on earth… St. Lucia.