An island nation with a pair of dramatically tapered mountains, the Pitons, on its west coast. Few coastlines have been photographed more than St Lucia’s spectacular south-west corner. The coast of Saint Lucia is home to luxury resorts, fishing villages, reef-diving sites and volcanic beaches. There is an interior rainforest that is popular with outdoor enthusiasts and keen hikers. The capital, Castries, is a popular cruise port and many yachts moor at the marina here. Sure, you’ll see your fair share of ‘yacht-goers’ here, swanning about in their light and white clothes and sipping on champagne, but it’s not all about luxury digs here.
If you take the time to get under the skin of Saint Lucia, you’ll discover that this big island has a tight knit community of locals. Did you know that St Lucia has more Nobel Prize winners per capita than any other nation? Take some time away from the tourist zones of Saint Lucia and you will find some warm hospitality and fantastic Caribbean food too. Be sure to check out the fishing village of Gros Islet on a Friday night for some awesome street parties. Everyone is invited!