|Location||:||160 kilometres west of Barbados|
|Area||:||616 sq km|
|Climate||:||Tropical; Moderated by northeast trade winds|
St. Lucia is rich in natural beauty and there is so much to see and do. This tropical island beckons the visitor to explore. Historical, cultural and heritage sites can be found throughout the island. Known for impressive beaches tailor-made for reclusive vacation seekers, St Lucia is also praised for its adventure sports facilities.
St. Lucia in West Indies deserves high praise for its natural beauty. Its majestic twin coastal peaks, the Pitons, jut up 2,000 feet from the sea. The island hosts lush vegetation brimming with wild orchids, giant ferns and several birds. Most famous among these creatures is St. Lucia parrot.
Soulfriere Volcano, world's only drive-in volcanic crater is located in St. Lucia. It also possesses high-quality facilities for activities and sports like golf, sailing and tennis. Divers are lured by the reefs found just north of Soufrière. Several natural attractions also located in this area.
Castries city and neighborhood villages in the northwest, along with Rodney Bay and Marigot Bay are the destinations of most holidayers. Southern part, which is occupied by dense forest and banana plantations is also visited by several visitors. The Pitons on the southwest coast serve as navigational landmarks for sailors and aviators alike.
Other than impressive landscape and pristine beaches, St. Lucia is also known for its diving facilities. World-class resorts and yummy food are also available in the island. One can also do lot of shopping on the island. Not only duty-free stores are available but also a bustling 100-year-old market.