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About St. Lucia

By Victoria Harding

St. Lucia

The two breathtaking volcanoes that rise up from the sea, are known as the Pitons. The Pitons are what make up the beautiful island of St.Lucia. This Island is known for it's amazing sights and stimulating hikes all surrounded in beautiful settings. Also, the night comes alive on this island with at least eight clubs at Rodney Bay. This lush tropical land is also great for fishing, farming, and flower growing also enjoy the splendor of both white and black sand beaches.


  • The perfect walk can be found here in St. Lucia's scenic rain forests. This walk crosses almost the entire island and leaves you in a tropical jungle.
  • Drive to the causeway leading to Pigeon Island. After you have driven there, get out and hike the several marked trials and learn about the history of pirates and whaling on St. Lucia.


  • St. Lucia holds year-round festivities highlighting it's heritage. Every Friday night in the streets of Gros Inlet is the Jump Up. A Party celebrating the mix of French Creole, British and African Heritage.

    In the summer, you can find warm temperatures with highs of 95 degrees and lows of 75 degrees, also you can expect lots of rain in the summer months. In the winter, temperatures are a little cooler with highs of 85 degrees and lows of 65 degrees.

    The best time to visit this wonderful paradise is mid-December to mid April. These months are the high season.

    St. Lucia, with its fine natural harbor at Castries, was contested between England and France throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries (changing possession 14 times); it was finally ceded to the UK in 1814. Self-government was granted in 1967 and independence in 1979.

    Changes in the EU import preference regime and the increased competition from Latin American bananas have made economic diversification increasingly important in Saint Lucia. The island nation has been able to attract foreign business and investment, especially in its offshore banking and tourism industries.

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