Destination Overview: St Lucia
St Lucia is a wonderful Caribbean destination that is ideal for a tropical vacation or honeymoon. If you are thinking about going to St Lucia, this article will help you learn more about this unique and beautiful tropical paradise.
Saint Lucia is one of the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. It is located north of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, south of Martinique and northwest of Barbados. It is surrounded by the North Atlantic Ocean to the East and the Caribbean Sea to the West.
St. Lucia is an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations and is one of the Caribbean’s most popular vacation destinations, especially with honeymooners and couples seeking romance. This lush green mountainous island is located halfway between Martinique and St. Vincent. It was formed out of volcanic rock and is filled with breathtaking natural beauty. Dense rainforest and mountainous jungles cover most of the central and southwest part of the island and the signature twin peaks, Petit Piton and Gros Piton, are well-known landmarks found on the Southwest coast. The roads on the island are very curvy and it’s safe to rent a car; however driving is usually done very slowly.
Approximately forty percent of the locals live either in or near the capital city of Castries. Most of the all-inclusive resorts on the island can be found North of Castries along Rodney Bay and also in Marigo Bay, which is just south of the capital.
There are many popular sporting activities in St. Lucia. The water sports that many people enjoy while on the island include boating, sailing, snorkeling, windsurfing, kite boarding, and diving. Most divers are drawn to the spectacular reefs around Soufriere. While on the island, some of the other popular sporting options include biking, fishing, golfing, hiking, and horseback riding.
St. Lucia is a fabulous vacation destination and travelers will want to choose this location if they are looking to enjoy the beauty that nature has provided. The lush green scenery and magnificent mountains turn St. Lucia into one of the most spectacular and picturesque Caribbean islands. There are many romantic resorts on St. Lucia to choose from, which is why it is one of the number one honeymoon destinations in the world. Anyone who travels to the island will want to stay at an indulgent all-inclusive resort, because they will be pampered in many different ways. The locals on the island are quite friendly and they love sharing the island with everyone who visits. Music lovers should also consider this destination. Every year in early May, the St. Lucia Jazz Festival is held over ten days. Performers and fans from all over the world arrive for this musical event.
When to go:
The peak season in St Lucia runs from December through April and during the annual St. Lucia Jazz Festival in early May and Carnival events in late June to early July. Prices and crowds are at their highest during this time. The best time to visit St. Lucia is between May and June. These spring months offer near perfect weather with temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s as well as reduced rates at some of the best hotels. The months of June through November bring the risk of substantial rain and there is also a greater chance of hurricanes, but you can save a lot of money if you travel off season.
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