Named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse, St. Lucia is the only country in the world to be named after a woman! Not only that, it is one of the most desired of the Caribbean islands. The terrain in St. Lucia is spectacular and the long white sandy beaches are surrounded by turquoise waters.
As you head inland the terrain becomes more hilly and leads to the only volcano in the world that you can drive into. Whilst in the jungle you can take the aerial tram through to view the beautiful scenery. A once in a lifetime experience for anyone feeling adventurous. St. Lucia certainly offers plenty for all who visit.
The Pitons are two volcanic mountain ranges which span the width of the island. This makes up St. Lucia’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, here you can follow hiking trails and see the incredibly inspiring views of the country. For aquatic-lovers the reef at Anse Piton is very close to the shore and perfect for snorkelling, it really is worth the trip. Just a short distance away is the island’s old capital Soufrière. This offers numerous scuba diving sites to explore. Here you can see a wonder of marine life and explore the ocean or take a boat trip and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Soufrière is also home to the Rabot Estate which famously grows cocoa, used for creating ‘Hotel Chocolat’ treats – a haven for chocolate lovers and well worth a visit!
Pigeon Island is a National Trust landmark with two beautiful beaches and housing a military ruin to explore, there’s a fort with wonderful views and a local restaurant to sample delicacies at. The local Creole cuisine is a treat for any foodies, especially those with a penchant for fish. For those in search of holiday trinkets and presents to return home with. We recommend heading to the Castries open-air market in the capital city, offering an abundance of local gifts and cuisine.
If you are looking to spend a week in St. Lucia, it can easily tie in with a trip to Antigua or Barbados as many flights go via these beautiful islands.