St. Lucia hosts some of the most breathtaking and diverse scenery in all of the Caribbean. Gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, miles of unspoiled rainforest, a volcano with boiling sulphur springs, and natural waterfalls serve as a backdrop for some of the friendliest people in the world. Nestled between The Atlantic Ocean and the calm Caribbean Sea, St. Lucia’s majestic Piton Mountains meet the sea at every point. The volcanic island is more mountainous than many other Caribbean islands, with the highest point being Mount Gimie, at 950 metres (3,120 feet) above sea level. Due to its topography, St. Lucia hosts a multitude of outdoor adventures such as hiking, zip lining, safari tours, rain forest treks, and open-air gondola rides. The island is perfect for individual exploration as well; be it on bike, foot, or scooter. St. Lucia is also known for some of the best diving in the world (scuba and snorkel), as the underwater mountains create caves and reefs teaming with aquatic life. Speed boating, windsurfing, waterskiing, parasailing, and whale watching are all exciting above-water attractions available. The animal watching doesn’t end on the high season, though. When traveling through the rain forest, be sure to keep an eye out for exotic birds – either professionally or just for fun; this is one of the top spots in the world for rare sightings. St. Lucia hosts a yearly event called the Jazz and Arts Festival, which is the Caribbean’s premier cultural event. The 12-day festival, which runs through the end of April into May, attracts thousands of people who come to see world-acclaimed entertainers and artisans.
HOW TO GET TO ST. LUCIA
Fly into Hewanorra International Airport. It is accessible from North America and Europe. Airlines via American Airlines, US Airways, Air Jamaica, BWIA, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, American Eagle, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, LIAT and Caribbean Star.
St. James’s Club, Morgan Bay is 60 minutes from the Airport by cab.