The lush tropical island of St. Lucia is located halfway between Martinique and St. Vincent, and is surrounded by the North Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Caribbean Sea to the west. This destination appeals to the senses like nowhere else on earth and anyone who loves nature and the outdoors will be delighted by the island’s breathtaking scenery and unique natural wonders. With its gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, miles of unspoiled rainforest, majestic mountains, refreshing waterfalls, breathtaking vistas and warm inviting people, Saint Lucia offers a wealth of awe-inspiring, once-in-a-lifetime experiences which are sure to impress the most seasoned traveler.
Most of the resorts and top attractions are located along the west coast of the island, which boasts majestic mountains and calm cobalt-blue water ideal for swimming and sunbathing. Despite its relatively small size of 27 miles long by 14 miles wide, driving from one end to the other takes some time due to the curvy roads. It’s wise to factor in a little extra time when commuting to and from the airport.
St. Lucia is filled with ample opportunities for land and sea adventures. Popular water sports include boating, sailing, snorkeling, windsurfing, kite boarding, and scuba diving. For those who prefer to stay on land, popular activities include hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, zip lining, and horseback riding. Music lovers from around the world gather every spring for the annual Jazz & Arts Festival.
The locals on the island are quite friendly and love sharing the island with everyone who visits. Approximately forty percent of the locals live either in or near the capital city of Castries, located on the northwest side of the island. Rodney Bay is just north of Castries and encompasses scenic Reduit Beach and Pigeon Island National Landmark. Just off the bay, the small town of Gros Islet comes alive every Friday night with a massive street party.
Soufriere is located in the southwest and this region is home to many of the most popular attractions including the iconic signature twin peaks, Petit Piton and Gros Piton and Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens and Mineral Baths. At Sulphur Springs St Lucia, visitors can drive into a volcano or take a volcanic mud bath. Anse Chastanet is located nearby and hosts a beautiful, exotic beach with transparent water ideal for snorkeling.
Whether you are looking to relax in the sun or find excitement and intrigue, it’s hard to imagine a better destination.