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About St Lucia

CULTURAL HISTORY

The beautiful volcanic island of St Lucia ­­­– located in the windward part of the Caribbean islands – was the coveted prize among European nations for almost 400 years. It was long believed that the Portuguese sailor, Christopher Columbus, traveling under a Spanish flagship arrived on iguana island on his final trip to the region in 1502; though recent discoveries have debunked that claim.  Subsequently, the British and French, in raging battles, displaced each other as the dominant power fourteen times (seven times British and seven times French).  This 238 square-mile island with white sandy beaches, lush green mountains, windward breezes, and beautiful sunshine was finally eventually laid permanent claim to by the British throne.  The resulting culture is a cosmopolitan mix of the ancestry of Indigenous, African, European, and Asian cultures and ethnicity.  

FOOD & WINE

St Lucian foods are an eclectic and exciting mix of the best of  Indigenous, African, European, and Asian cultures.  If you travel to the island, expect to savor the flavor of quintessentially St. Lucian foods. Green Banana and Salt fish (the traditional dish) is seasoned with delicious locally grown herbs that are a pleasure to taste.  And for those who feel for a light snack at evening time, Acra or fish cakes glistening with the color of gold and promising one crispy bite after the other are the perfect choice. Fresh fish and seafood, cooked local style, are served during weekend festivals at Anse La Ray on the west coast, Gros Islet on the north, and Dennery village along the borders of the Atlantic coast. Beef, pork, lamb, mutton, chicken and turkey reared on farms across the island stewed with freshly picked vegetable produce are a must have before you return home.  Finally, while you enjoy the pleasure of outdoor living, eat mangoes and tropical fruits like the locals do.  Then you’ll know that you are truly at home away from home.

 

REASONS TO VISIT ST. LUCIA

The people are a warm and friendly new evolving civilization creating in themselves a small, humble but dignified new nation. St Lucia’s economy survives principally off the tourism industry and its people appreciate not just tourist arrivals in large quantities but also the individual nature of each person who chooses to pay them a visit. The island is resourced with updated facilities equipped with modern amenities to provide visitors with the comforts to which they are accustomed. At the same time the warm and friendly smiles, the slow pace, the music, the song, the dance, rum, food, and pleasure all make for a unique and unforgettable experience on St Lucia. The island records high numbers of cruise and land-based visitor arrivals on an annual basis. If you wish to travel to the Caribbean, St Lucia is perhaps the most suitable island for business or pleasure. Consider that while you are in St Lucia, the Helen of the West Indies, you can climb the beautiful peak mountains near the volcano on the west coast which traverses the clear blue waters of the Caribbean sea. Horseback riding, trail biking, scuba diving, water skiing, zip lining, forest tours, and deep sea fishing are only the beginning of the pleasures the island has to offer. There's a lot to choose from and ultimately, you set the pace according to your preferred speed.

 

ST. LUCIA IS WELL KNOW FOR...
 

 

Activities
St Lucia has lots of activities to enjoy including horseback riding and tours

 

 

 

 

 

Magnificent Beaches
St Lucia 
is well know for its beaches. They are breathtaking, alluring and inviting

 

 

 

 

 

Weddings & Honeymoons
Saint Lucia is well known as a popular wedding and honeymoon destination. Imagine a day set on a beautiful sandy beach filled with lots of palm trees overlooking beautiful clear waters.

 

 

 

SHOP OUR ST LUCIA TOUR PACKAGES

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Caribbean: Aruba, St. Lucia & Antigua
11 nights starting at $949.00
+ $153.46 taxes/fees
from Norwegian Cruise Line
available 4/17/2022 - 4/28/2022
14 Nights Caribbean & The Bahamas
14 nights starting at $1,369.00
+ $98.00 taxes/fees
from MSC Cruises
available 3/28/2021 - 4/11/2021
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Miami to Miami
11 nights starting at $5,999.00
from Regent Seven Seas Cruises
available 1/13/2022 - 1/24/2022
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Ultimate Southern Caribbean Cruise
10 nights starting at $1,349.00
+ $124.31 taxes/fees
from Celebrity Cruises
available 12/3/2021 - 12/13/2021
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12-Day Treasures Of The Caribbbean
12 nights starting at $5,499.00
+ $245.00 taxes/fees
from Seabourn Cruise Line
available 4/16/2022 - 4/28/2022

Most Tourists Venues
 

Morne Fortune

 

Anse Chastanet Marine National Park:

 

Marigot Bay

 

Rodney Bay

 

Edmund Rain Forest Reserve - Enbas Saut Waterfall Trail

 

Tet Paul Nature Trail

 

Pigeon Island National Park

 

The Pitons

 

Diamond Botanical Gardens

 

Morne Coubaril Estate

 

Sulphur Springs Park,Mount Soufriere

 

Soufrière

 

Castries Market

 

Derek Walcott Square