The Caribbean’s small, lush, tropical gem
St. Lucia is the sort of island that travelers to the Caribbean dream about-a small, lush tropical gem that is still relatively unknown.
In natural beauty, St. Lucia seems like an island plucked from the South Pacific and tucked into the Caribbean. Its dramatic twin coastal peaks, the Pitons, soar 2,000 feet above the sea, sheltering magnificent rain forests where wild orchids, giant ferns and birds of paradise flourish.
St. Lucia has been inhabited since long before colonial times, and its cultural treasures are a fascinating combination of its rich past and traditions.
The island's people have earned a well-deserved reputation for their warmth and charm, and St. Lucia itself is dotted with fortresses, small villages and open-air markets.
There’s a rich array of exciting and exotic activities available on St. Lucia. The island’s steep coastlines and spectacular reefs offer unparalleled snorkeling and scuba diving. Not to be missed is St. Lucia’s Soufriere volcano, the world’s only drive-in volcanic crater.
The rainforest preserves of St. Lucia’s mountainous interior offer some of the Caribbean’s finest hiking and bird watching. Of course, the island also possesses excellent facilities for golf, tennis and sailing.