Saint Lucia is located in the Windward Islands of the Caribbean, between Martinique, St. Vincent and Barbados. Known affectionately as the Helen of the West due to her outstanding natural beauty, Saint Lucia was fought over by the British and the French, and changed hands no fewer than fourteen times before finally becoming independent in 1979. Saint Lucia is a relatively small island yet boasts numerous white sand beaches, vast expanses of tropical flora and fauna in the rainforests of the interior, cosmopolitan shopping, dining and nightlife in the north, ample opportunities for golf, diving, hiking, kayaking, sailing and of course the Pitons – twin volcanic peaks designated as a World Heritage Site and described by Oprah Winfrey as a ‘must-see’ during your lifetime!
Size: 620 square kilometres
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (although the US Dollar is widely used)
Language: English is the official language, and a local Creole is also widely spoken
The following links may be useful if you are planning your St. Lucia vacation or are looking for things to do in St. Lucia.
|Carnival Sailing – Not just another boat trip, but a truly tropical experience.|
|Cox & Company – Cox and Company is a family owned St. Lucian tours and travel agency which was established in 1926.|
|Seaspray Cruises St. Lucia – Local boat charters including catamaran day trips to Soufriere and Pirate Adventures on Liana’s Ransom, a replica 18th century pirate ship.|
|St. Lucia Now – Official website of the St. Lucia Tourist Board.|
|Accommodation in Soufriere – French website offering properties for short-term rental.|