If you are thinking of a vacation in the Caribbean
then consider St. Lucia. It is nestled to the east of the Caribbean between
Martinique and St. Vincent. This tropical island’s natural beauty coupled with
fascinating attractions has seen it attract thousands of visitors annually.
From the pristine beaches and finest natural harbors to a dramatic landscape
that is characterized by deep valleys and towering peaks, this island is strikingly beautiful and worth exploring. St Lucia gives you an
opportunity to drive through a volcano.
You will also be amazed to wake up to a
symphony from the birds of paradise as they are commonly known. Unlike the rest
of the Caribbean, this island offers diverse cuisine and culture that is
distinguished by Indian, African, French, Spanish, British and Caribbean
There are many reasons you need to go on vacation on this Caribbean
Attractions to Look Out for in St. Lucia
Apart from being an ideal destination to relax, this
island boasts of numerous attractions that offer adventure. Consequently, you
can engage in many fun activities that will complete your vacation experience.
Here are the top 5 attractions you must visit in St. Lucia
·The Pitons –
These are twin towers and a major topographic feature that soar from the sea to
unbelievable heights. The small piton that is also referred to as Petit Piton
stands at 750 meters while the large Piton that is also known as Gros Piton
stands at 798 meters.
These Pitons that
are a result of volcanic activity dating back to over 300,000 years ago attract
visitors by their scenic beauty.
· Anse Chastanet
Coral Reef – This is a treasure trove of marine life where you can see soft
corals, colored sponges, brain corals and boulder coral. You can also see
frogfish among other fish varieties like wrasse, goatfish, parrotfish,
barracudas and chromis.
There is also a lace coral ecosystem that is home to
crabs, eels and lobsters. Above the surface, you will enjoy the breeze on the
sheltered beach as well as amazing views of the Pitons.
·Marigot Bay –
This is considered the most beautiful bay St. Lucia has to offer. Vista point
offers the best view of this bay where you can see lush hillsides plunging in
the pretty beach that is palm fringed. There are also yachts on the deep blue
waters. You can catch a water shuttle here to get to bay hotels on the other
Estate – This popular stop within the tourist circuit overlooks that elegant
plantation of coconuts, cocoa as well as manioc. You can go on a guided tour of
these plantations as well as the tropical gardens where you can see the
processing of these food products.
There is also a traditional village replica
where you can see what life was like back in the day. Conclude your tour by
enjoying a hearty Creole food at this plantation’s restaurant.
· Soufriere – A
fishing village around the beautiful bay. Some of the prominent features of
this town include the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and
the town square.
There is so much to sight see at the Wharf especially cruises.
It is also important to note that this is the birth place of Emperor Napoleon
Bonaparte’s wife, Josephine.
There are many other attractions as well as things to
do in St Lucia. Some of the activities that you can engage in include
snorkeling, diving, horse riding, sailing, excursions, bird watching, fishing,
hiking and sun bathing among others.
In summary, you cannot go wrong with a
vacation to St. Lucia rather, you can be sure to have a time of your life.