St. Lucia is exactly what travellers to the Caribbean dream about – a small tropical paradise relatively unknown and, therefore, unspoiled. \ \ Its dramatic landscape of lush green mountains, dense rainforests, soft sandy beaches and acres of banana plantations make this one of the most spectacular of islands. Famous for its twin peaks shaped by the eruption of a now extinct volcano, St. Lucia features a variety of landscapes and eco-systems not found anywhere else in the region: rainforests, mountains and beaches that truly deserve the "pristine" designation. Though part of the British Commonwealth since 1803, the island and its culture still show signs of its earlier French occupation.
Explore the lively streets of St. Lucia’s capital, Castries. Full of colour and vibrant Caribbean charm, it’s home to several of St. Lucia’s historical sights: La Toc Battery, the uniquely decorated Cathedral and the Central Library. Castries offers a colourful local market and great shopping. And the surrounding areas offer lush rain forests, striking waterfalls, beautiful beaches and Sulfur Springs - the world's only drive-through volcano.
- The French colonial town of Soufriere, with the world’s only ‘drive-through’ volcano. At Soufriere, you can take a relaxing dip in one of the warm sulfuric pools full of special nutrients. From there, you can also admire St. Lucia's most famous landmark, the towering Pitons, a set of primeval twin peaks topping 2,000 feet.
- A tour of St. Lucia's green mountains, banana valleys, rain forests and fishing villages. Drive by bus through Castries, Cul de Sac, the Roseau banana plantations, and the fishing villages of Anse-La-Raye and Canaries. Then board a boat for a relaxing ride back down the scenic coastline to Anse Cochon for swimming in beautiful crystal-clear waters.
- The breathtaking view of St. Lucia’s beautiful coastline from the deck of a catamaran. Of course, it’s also an exhilarating ride.