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St Lucia has long been associated with soaking up the best that tropical locations have to offer. One of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, it is situated between the Eastern Caribbean chain, between Martinique and St. Vincent, and lies to the north of Barbados. While it is only twenty-seven miles long and fourteen wide, it is home to some enchanting landscapes that are sure to leave any visitor wanting more.
With opportunities to soak up beach life along the Atlantic Ocean coast, St Lucia is in a league of its own for natural beauty and sunny atmosphere. Hiring a car here will ensure that you can negotiate the island with ease – as well as take in some of the most exciting dramatic landscapes, including the Pitons which are two thousand feet about sea level, from a comfortable vantage point.
One of the best parts of a visit to St. Lucia is the staggering array of wildlife, flora and fauna you will see simply by touring around either by car or on foot. Here a coconut tree, there a beautiful wild orchid – this really is paradise. Indeed, the St Lucia volcano, is said to be the only drive-in volcano in the world. The last minor eruption occurred in the late 1700s. It was only a steam eruption but not one with magma and ash. Aside from this, be sure to visit the waterfalls for another excursion, or even go turtle watching.
There is a wide range activities available on St. Lucia including snorkelling and scuba diving. The rainforest preserves of St. Lucia's mountainous interior are one of the Caribbean's finest locales for hiking and bird watching. In St. Lucia, you will feel like everything is possible – so make the most of it.