Crowned by the towering twin volcanic peaks of the Pitons, St Lucia is the beauty queen of the Caribbean. Crescent shaped beaches, small fishing villages, rainforests, reefs, waterfalls, geothermal attractions, and lush mountains are just some of St. Lucia’s many attractions. Castries, the island’s capital and cruise ship port, offers a colorful slice of St. Lucian life at its lively market, as well as some fascinating historic landmarks. At Morne Fortune and Pigeon Island National Park, visitors can learn about the history of the island’s many battles between the French and English, who fought savagely for its possession.
Adventure seekers will find plenty to do on St. Lucia. Zip lining on a working plantation, climbing the Pitons, hiking the many marked nature trails, horseback riding, sightseeing cruises, and exploring the island’s active volcano are popular island activities. Diving is excellent on the west side of St Lucia with a rich diversity of corals, sponges and reef fish. After all the action, visitors can relax under rustling palms on St. Lucia’s golden sands or soak in the island’s healing hot springs.
Location: About 477 miles (767 Km) South East of Puerto Rico Lat Long: 13°53′N 60°58′W Official Language: English Size (Area): 617 sq. km. (238 sq mi) Population: 185,000 (2015) Head of the Country: Prime Minister Capital: Castries System of Law: English Common Law Electricity: 220/110 volts, 60Hz. Most hotels have both non-American and standard plugs Things to know: – Time Zone – EST (UTC – 5:00) – Currency – East Caribbean Dollar (XCD) – USD accepted – $2.70 XCD = $1 USD
PLAN A VISIT
Hewanorra International Airport (Code:UVF) Major Airlines:
– American Airlines – Jet Blue – Air Canada – Virgin Atlantic – British Airways – WestJet – Delta Travel Time from major cities:
– Miami: 3hrs 38 min – New York: 4hrs 51 mins – London : 10hrs 10mins – Montreal: 5hrs 35 mins Car Rentals:
– Avis – Hertz – Budget – Enterprise Places to Stay: – St. James Club, Morgan Bay
– Bel Jou Hotel Weather: Fair, Sunny Popular Event(s): Gros Islet Street Party Best Time To Visit: November thru May Key Feature(s): Tropical Weather Things to know: Sulphur Springs