St. Lucia is an island country located in the Caribbean- less than 4 hours by plane, from Miami. It is also part of the British Commonwealth.
What the island is known for: Piton Mountains, white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, drive-in volcanos, waterfalls and breathtaking hiking trails.
Top 5 attractions/excursions: The Pitons– volcanic plugs, which the island is famous for, Marigot Bay– located on the western coast of the island, Pigeon Island National Park– a national landmark, a nature reserve, and a popular spot for visitors of the island, Sulphur Springs– very popular site where visitors can experience the black water pool and mud baths, Rodney Bay– a town and bay located in the Gros Islet District where you can fish, and is one of the most popular places on the island for nightlife.
Top 5 places to eat/drink: Roots 2 (Waterfront Road Above Capella Hotel, Marigot Bay St. Lucia)- known for Caribbean, BBQ, and seafood dishes and has great views of the island, Treetop Restaurant and Bar (Colombette Drive Crystals Villa Hotel, Soufriere St. Lucia)- known for Indian and Caribbean dishes, Jade Mountain Club (Soufriere St. Lucia)- Caribbean and seafood dishes which is also attached to one of the best resorts on the island, Rum Therapy Bar and Treatment Center– located near the cruise terminal- great for a party atmosphere, karaoke, and fun drinks, The Pink Plantation House (The Morne Fortune Chef Harry Drive, Castries St. Lucia)- known for its Creole / French fusion cuisine and for the owner Michelle’s paintings and handmade painted pottery.
Editor’s Notes: If you are looking for breathtaking views, beautiful mountain scenery and some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, St. Lucia is the perfect place to visit by ship or plane.