Saint Lucia

About Saint Lucia

One of the most beautiful islands of the Caribbean, St. Lucia has two easily recognizable features: the twin volcanic peaks of Petit Piton and Gros Piton which are are visible from far out to sea. Most of the islands is covered with thick greenery - from wild forests to banana plantations.

Castries is the main travel hub. The 100 year old marketplace on Jeremy street is well worth a visit.

Marigot Bay is 12 km south of Castries and has a great natural harbour, boat rentals, a beach and good board sailing are on offer there.

Saint Lucia National Rain Forest is a must see for nature lovers. Over 19,000 acres of towering hardwoods filled with bird life. Soufriere and Sulphur Springs are other ineresting areas of the island.

Just off the coast are the Maria islands and the Fregate islands. Both are nature reserves, so contact the National Trust for permissions and a guide to visit the islands.

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