With its natural beauty, St. Lucia seems like an island taken from the South Pacific and set down in the Caribbean. Its dramatic twin coastal peaks, the Pitons, soar 2,000 feet up from the sea, sheltering magnificent rainforests where wild orchids, giant ferns, and birds of paradise flourish. Brilliantly-plumed tropical birds abound, including endangered species like the indigenous St. Lucia parrot. Though St. Lucia is not as popular a tourist destination as it used to be, the island nation is still a fantastic place for a beach vacation. Travel to St. Lucia
and experience firsthand an island paradise in the Caribbean.
St. Lucia is a haven for fine arts and dining in the Caribbean. People travel to St. Lucia year-round to experience the the nation's unique cuisine, so prepare your taste buds for all the different and delicious ethnic foods! People visit St. Lucia from all over the world for the annual St. Lucia Jazz festival, which is held in May. This bright and colorful festival is called "The Best Party in the Caribbean", and features multiple shows of acoustical/straight ahead jazz, new age jazz, fusion, rhythm and blues with artists emanating from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Europe. The shows range from formal performances to intimate late night open air venues and late night club venues to open air picnic style events. Travel to St. Lucia in May and relax on the beach with the sound of music in your ears.
St. Lucia may be one of the smallest isles in the Caribbean, but there's still plenty to do! When your family visits St. Lucia, take in a game of Cricket, the nation's most popular sport, at the modern stadium in Gros Islet. Go scuba diving or snorkeling, and Enjoy the beautiful coral reefs and stunning beaches of St. Lucia. Fish for barracuda, dorado, and marlin, and let local tour guides show you the best spots to land the catch of a lifetime! Visit in December and catch the tail end of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, an ocean-crossing event which starts in the Canary Islands and ends in St. Lucia. This annual event brings over two hundred yachts to St. Lucia every year.