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St. Lucia
Caribbean Resorts

Volcanic Beaches, Coral Reefs, Beautiful Coastline...

With beauty and charisma emanating from end to end, St. Lucia is anything but ordinary. This Eastern Caribbean Island nation will fascinate you immediately as you set foot on the beautiful coastline. St. Lucia welcomes you with warm beaches, soothing waves and very welcoming locals.

The island is always evocative and offers a tranquil spot for anyone looking to relax, enjoy a peaceful nature experience or explore the rich history. Once you visit, you will find yourself reluctant to leave and eager to return. The magnificent pair of dramatically tapered mountains on the west coast, the volcanic beaches, luxury resorts, beautiful reef-diving sites and fishing villages will keep you delighted your entire time on the island.

Population

182,000

Official Language

English

Vacation Spots

The Pitons, Castries Market, Marigot Bay

Electrical Plugs

Type G

Climate

Tropical

Currency

Eastern Caribbean Dollar

Things to Do in St. Lucia

Visit and Climb the Pitons

The Pitons are land formations made out of volcanic materials. They stand magnificently from the sea and are covered in emerald-colored vegetation. Pitons happen to be the most iconic sight throughout St Lucia. If you want to catch the best view of the Pitons, visit the colorful fishing village of Soufriere and feast your eyes on a panoramic view of the twin peaks.

While hiking through these fraternal twin peaks in the Caribbean, take time to enjoy and gush about the spectacular view at the top and beautiful hiking trails. Gros Piton is the better option for hiking, as Petiti Piton is a challenging trail meant for professionals.

Anse Chastanet Marine National Park
Diving, Snorkeling

Anse Chastanet coral reef is home to a treasure trove of sea life and a protected beach with a stunning view of the Pitons. Divers can see soft corals, brain corals, colored sponges, and boulder coral on a plateau that is two to eight meters down.

Frogfish inhabits a large cavern close by, and you may spot numerous varieties of fish in the coral gardens, including goatfish, wrasse, parrotfish, barracudas, and Chromis while diving. There is a wall dropping at 46 meters at the edge of the plateau to a lace coral ecosystem populated by crabs, lobsters, and eels. Anse Mamin, which is 10 minutes away, is less crowded and has a lovely quiet feel great for snorkeling.

Go Shopping at Castries Market

The Castries Market is the capital city's local food and flea market. It is open daily except for Sunday, with Saturday being the most active day. The locals gather here to sell homegrown spices and produce and St. Lucia-stamped souvenirs.

The colorful Castries market, located on the easternmost point of Castries harbor, is the best place to experience a part of the local life in the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia.

Buy things like woodcarvings, batiks, gift baskets of spices, oils, and banana ketchup, hand-made hot-pepper sauces, brooms, and other souvenirs. While the market is open daily except for Sunday, you should visit during the busy Fridays and Saturdays when the market is fun and lively.

Visit Marigot Bay

Marigot Bay is debatably the most attractive bay on St. Lucia. Because of its deep and sheltered harbor, it is believed that the British fleet hid here from their French enemies by covering their masts with palm fronds. The luxurious hillsides plummet to the pretty palm-fringed beach and yachts on the bay's blue waters. There are water shuttles as well to ferry travelers across the bay to the resorts in Saint Lucia.

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