Saint Lucia Travel Guide

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Sunset at The Summerbreeze, Marigothill.com

Sunset at The Summerbreeze, Marigothill.com

Henning Schneider

One of the most beautiful islands of the Caribbean, St. Lucia has two easily recognizable features: the twin volcanic peaks of Petit Piton and Gros Piton which are are visible from far out to sea. In 2004 they were given UNESCO world heritage status

Most of the island is covered with thick greenery - from wild forests to banana plantations. One third is protected Rainforest Reserve. The St Lucian parrot is the national bird.

Castries is the main travel hub. The 100 year old marketplace on Jeremy street is well worth a visit. There is large duty free shopping centre.

Marigot Bay is 12 km south of Castries and has a great natural harbour with boat rentals and souvenir shops plus a small beach on a sandspit which you reach by boat. Very romantic 

Saint Lucia National Rain Forest is a must see for nature lovers. Over 19,000 acres of towering hardwoods filled with bird life. see www.geocities.com/sluforestrails/index.htm Soufriere and Sulphur Springs are other ineresting areas of the island. www.stlucia.org

Just off the south east coast are the Maria islands and the Fregate islands. Both are nature reserves, so contact the National Trust for permissions and a guide to visit the islands. See above websites.

Rodney Bay is in the flatter north part of the island and is the main port for visiting yachts and a wide range of restaurants, bars and visitor attractions. 

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January 28, 2005 change by travellingmap

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