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St. Lucia
Travel Guide

Jalousie Beach

Get up close to cute sea turtles, descend into dark caves and enjoy fresh Caribbean cuisine in this beach-fringed island territory.

In the eastern Caribbean Sea, St. Lucia is a prime example of an island country that has it all. From lush rainforests to pristine beaches to towering volcanos, St. Lucia encompasses a variety of landscapes. Go whale watching off the coast, hike along scenic nature trails and enjoy parties at lively bars and nightclubs across the island.

While the official language of St. Lucia is English, the vast majority of the population also speak a French-based Creole dialect. St. Lucia’s colonial history means that it has a rich blend of culture and traditions.

One of the most beautiful sights in St. Lucia is that of the Piton Mountains, two green volcanic cones that thrust out from the sea in the southwest. These UNESCO-listed geographic landmarks are a popular backdrop for wedding ceremonies. Enjoy the view of the mountains from afar or venture up the Gros Piton trail, which leads to the top of the larger peak. For sandy beaches and rows of palm trees, spend the day relaxing or enjoying a picnic in Pigeon Island National Park.

St. Lucia and the surrounding waters are a breeding ground for local wildlife, including whales and dolphins. Take a whale-watching tour to spot bottleneck dolphins as well as humpback and pilot whales playing in the sparkling blue seas. On land, camp overnight on Grand Anse beach between March and August to watch turtles lay their eggs. Go horseback riding along the shore past banana plantations and hidden beaches.

Head to the northwest of the island to discover Rodney Bay Village, a hotspot for shopping, eating and socializing. Wander through Bay Walk Mall and browse the international designer stores, or find a restaurant that serves authentic Caribbean food with an Indian influence.

St. Lucia is easy to get to by air or by sea. International flights land at Hewanorra International Airport in the south of the island. Cruise ships dock at the port in Castries, where you can pick up inter-island ferries to other destinations.

Come to St. Lucia to explore an enchanting Caribbean destination filled with fascinating wildlife and breathtaking views.

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Popular cities in St. Lucia

La Toc Beach
Castries
Known for Beach View, Romantic and Relaxing
Dive head first into St. Lucia’s vibrant capital city to experience Creole-inspired cuisine, funky nightclubs, historic buildings and bustling markets.

Reasons to visit

  • Vigie Beach
  • La Toc Beach
  • Castries Central Market
Soufriere
Soufriere
Known for Seafood, Beach View and Romantic
Visit a modest Caribbean town surrounded by a striking backdrop of mountain peaks, volcanoes, deep blue sea and lush rainforest.

Reasons to visit

  • Anse Chastanet Beach
  • Jalousie Beach
  • Gros Piton
Pigeon Island National Park
Gros Islet
Known for Seafood, Beach View and Shopping
Discover ruined British forts, climb small mountains and purchase bottles of specialty rum from the quaint shops that line the narrow streets of this popular town on St. Lucia.

Reasons to visit

  • Reduit Beach
  • Pigeon Island National Park
  • Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church
Marigot Bay
Marigot Bay
Known for Seafood, Beach View and Relaxing
Relaxing Marigot Bay awaits: its sailing, food, beaches, and more!

Reasons to visit

  • Marigot Bay
Anse La Raye
Anse La Raye
Known for Beach View, Seafood and Romantic
Get away to romantic Anse La Raye! Enjoy the beaches, snorkeling, and local cuisine.
Vieux Fort
Vieux Fort
Known for Seafood, Beach View and Family-Friendly
Get away to romantic Vieux Fort! Enjoy the beaches, entertainment, and live music.

St. Lucia

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