Unspoiled Scenery and Pristine Beaches
If you’re begging for unspoiled beaches, longing for a glimpse of tropical orchards filled with bananas, coconut, and mango trees, and pining for peace and quiet, then a trip to St. Lucia may be just what you need. In the capital, Castries, you can duty-free shop ‘til you drop while exploring the colorful buildings that line the relatively relaxed streets. But the real star of this island is what exists outside of the city—St. Lucia is one of the last truly unspoiled islands in the Caribbean.
Here you'll find a variety of landscapes and eco-systems not found anywhere else in the region, including rain forests, mountains, and beaches. Not to mention volcanoes. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed iconic twin Pitons—that’s Gros Piton and Petit Piton—for some of the most scenic views in all of the Caribbean. If hiking isn’t your thing, you don’t have to miss out on the volcanic scenery, there’s a drive-in volcano and Sulphur Springs south of the town of Soufriere.
Soaring high above Castries, Morne Fortune offers spectacular views of the city below. Climb some or all of its 2,795 feet to capture memorable vacation photos and for a better vantage of the surrounding landscape.
Diving & Snorkeling
The world beneath the waves is every bit as beautiful as the one above off the shoes of Castries. Numerous tour providers offer diving and scuba excursions in the warm, turquoise blue waters.
Just steps from the terminal, the Castries Market offers a local shopping experience. Pick up souvenirs, crafts, as well as fresh produce and Caribbean spices.
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Castries, St. Lucia At a glance