Beautiful Saint Lucia!

WHY ST. LUCIA?

I’ll tell you why…

St. Lucia is the perfect destination, whether you’re after romance, rejuvenation or adventure. A genuine, natural landscape of gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, miles of unspoiled rainforest and the majestic Piton Mountains, are sure to indulge every taste. Natural waterfalls, breath-taking views, friendly locals and authentic culture impress the most travelled individuals for a holiday with lasting memories.

The perfection of this escape should be shared. Tropical weather, welcoming accommodations, and unexpected adventures await all who travel to this paradise island. Romance can be found at upmarket resorts and intimate inns. Bask together under the Caribbean sun, sail into a champagne sunset, and cuddle beneath the vast starry sky. Discover new romance and re-spark old love over a candlelight dinner on a secluded beach.

For those planning a family getaway, you too can visit St. Lucia. Enjoy on-site water parks, kids’ menus and evening entertainment for everyone. Adventure seekers can surf and sail in the pristine waters. ATV adventures and rainforest zip-lining are family favorites. Island tours are a must! That way you can get to experience it all for yourself. Relaxation isn’t far off either with many resorts offering kids’ activities so parents can enjoy a cocktail, a quiet hour together, or a couple’s massage. Grab the kids, your partner and your sunscreen; this is a family holiday that everyone will enjoy.

TEN THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ST. LUICA

1. The majority of flights and all the larger planes fly into Hewanorra International Airport in the southern town of Vieux-Fort. However, the majority of hotel rooms are located at the north end closer to Castries, served by George F.L. Charles Airport at Vigie. Taxi travel time from the Hewanorra Airport to the northern end of the island is 1 to 1.5 hours.

2. Most of our people speak a French-based Creole, or French patois, properly known as Kweyol, said to be the Caribbean’s only indigenous language.

3. Although we were a British colony before independence, its city and place names are in French because our educational system traditionally has been in the hands of the French-oriented Catholic church.

4. The two pitons of St. Lucia – Petit Piton and Gros Piton – on the island’s southwest coast are ranked a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

5. HoneyMooners love our island because it is what a romantic tropical island should look like: mountainous with numerous palm trees, scores of tropical flowers including orchids, giant ferns and birds of paradise. Some consider St. Lucia the Caribbean’s most beautiful island. I would not disagree with them.

6. We have genuine rain forest, which means it rains a lot in some places: About 60 inches on the coast and up to 160 inches in the interior rain forests. January through April are the driest months, with April the driest of the year. June through October is the wet period, with August the rainiest month.

7. Due to the volcanic origin of our island most of its beaches are dark sand, not the sparkling white of the Bahamas or the Virgin Islands.

8. We have surprisingly chilly water temperatures: Despite its deep Caribbean location, the water averages about 72-degrees F year-round, which requires a full wet suit or a shortie for most divers to stay comfortable underwater.

9. Although the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, or EC, is the island currency, US dollars generally are accepted everywhere.

10. We also has produced two Nobel Laureates; both were born on a January 23rd through decades apart. The late Sir W. Arthur Lewis won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1979. Poet Derek Walcott won the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature.

And two extras:

11. Most of the islands large hotels are all-inclusive. Some of our smaller hotels are known world-wide.

12. We have the world’s only “drive-in volcano.”

So come on down to St.Lucia. I promise you that you won’t be disappointed.

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