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Friday, March 23, 2012

Best Reasons to Visit St. Lucia

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The island of St. Lucia today is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Caribbean. Surrounded by perfect blue sea, this tropical island country is a small paradise where you can find beautiful beaches and natural attractions. There are a number of good reasons why you have to consider scheduling your next travel to St. Lucia and enjoy your island vacation with your loved ones.

1. The Attractions

St. Lucia boasts magnificent sceneries that make it one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. There are many great places and attractions to visit in the island where you can find a topography and ecology of stunning beauty unmatched by no other location in the Caribbean.

Photos of Reduit Beach, St. Lucia
This photo of Reduit Beach is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Beaches – St. Lucia has a number of beautiful beaches where you can escape the day-to-day grind of your city-life, and stretch out your feet on the soft white sand under the warmth of the sun and the brightness of the perfect blue sky. Unwind your stressful mind and choose from these beautiful beaches –Jalousie Beach, Reduit Beach, Anse Chastanet Beach, Choc Beach, and La Toc Beach to name a few.

The Pitons
The Pitons

The Pitons – these are two volcanic plugs in a World Heritage Site in St. Lucia. The two Piton Mountains are the most photographed landmark on the island, a famous tourist attraction for hikers and mountain climbers and for the adventurous-at-heart persons.

Sulphur Springs, the only drive-in volcano in the world
Sulphur Springs

Sulphur Springs, the only “drive-in” volcano in the world – The fishing village of Soufriere located on the southwest of St. Lucia is home to a major tourist attraction: a road that runs right up to and through the crater of the dormant Soufriere Volcano. The hot springs and mud baths here are blessed with volcanic minerals and health-giving properties, which are reputed to have therapeutic qualities for the skin, the reason why the volcano attracts many tourists.

Photos of Diamond Waterfalls, Soufriere
This photo of Diamond Waterfalls is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Waterfalls – St. Lucia has a variety of waterfalls and because the island is of volcanic origin, most of the water is warm. Diamond Waterfalls is a famous attraction, as well as its Botanical Garden.

These are just some of the beautiful attractions that will strike you with awe and wonder, and you can expect to find even more.

2. The Weather

The tropical weather is also a main factor that attracts a lot of tourists to have a vacation to St. Lucia. The seasons are not as sharply defined as compared to other locations, due to the island’s proximity to the equator. There is only the wet and dry season for the climate. The temperature changes very little throughout the year. During the hottest times the temperature only ranges from the mid 80’s during the winter to upper 80’s during the summer, while it rarely drop below the mid 70’s even in the coldest part of the winter.

3. The Festivals

The natives of St. Lucia love sharing their island and their cultural heritage with visitors. Every year, St. Lucia holds two main traditional festivals: La Woz (“The Rose”) every 30th of August and La Magwit (“The Marguerite”) every 17th of October. There is also the St. Lucian Carnival held before Lent, a festive season which is common in most Caribbean countries. You would also like to check out the biggest festival of the year – the Saint Lucian Jazz Festival. This is held in early May at multiple venues throughout the island and it draws visitors and musicians from around the world.

4. The Activities and Things to Do

The island of St. Lucia offers different activities for tourists and visitors, ranging from climbing up the mountains to diving deep under the sea. People seeking for relaxation, nature appreciation, adventure, and new experience all can find the right things to do in St. Lucia.

Zip Lining at Night! – Zip lining should be a must on your list of fun things to do. This activity is common in St. Lucia, but have you tried exploring the rainforest by night under the moonlight? Considered as the World's Coolest Zip Lines by Travel and Leisure, this special treat is provided by AdrenaLUNA, a relatively new feature in the Caribbean. You can try zip lining at night at Rainforest Adventures St. Lucia, along with other exciting activities like climbing up the floating stairs and swinging from platform to platform with a Tarzan’s vine.

Horseback Riding, Oasis Marigot
Horseback Riding – There are places in St. Lucia where you can enjoy horse-back riding in the sunset, a very romantic moment for you and your love. This activity can be both adventurous and relaxing.

St. Lucia Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving – St. Lucia has excellent diving spots in the Caribbean, which are some of the best diving sites worldwide. Explore the underwater wonders, from coral reefs to shipwrecks, and gloriously swim with different species of fishes. Don’t worry if you haven’t tried it yet, because there are professional diving tutors in St. Lucia that will help you.

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After reading this post and watching the awesome images of the places i m planning to spend my coming holiday here.
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The island of St. Lucia one of the delightful tropical romantic spots in the Caribbean.The activities mentioned are wonderful to participate in. This is really great insights on the island of St. Lucia.

The Pitons is really awesome place to click photos..I felt in love with this place and hence decided to plan vacation itinerary for St. Lucia every year with group of people who love to travel around the world..Also I save time and money for traveling to this place.

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