• ST. LUCIA

WELCOME TO ST.LUCIA

Welcome to Saint Lucia, Fairest isle of all the earth! A sensorial experience that will feed your spirit with flavours gathered from the earth, the sea, and the people. Born of Volcanic origin, the island of Saint Lucia offers a burst of natural splendour with every turn. She whispers a constellation of emotions spicing up each day with mysterious flavours and will colour your mind with a palette full of soul. Easily accessible, with two airports, both specializing in ground services for private jets, Saint Lucia is the perfect destination. Whether you are an adventure seeker, an environmentalist, a dive enthusiast, a yogi, or in need of a private getaway, St. Lucia will inspire your stories and fill them with joy.

ATTRACTIONS

The giant, inflatable open-water Splash Island Water Park beckons visitors to swim out to the giant structures and enjoy this aquatic playground. With slides, obstacle courses, climbing walls, and plenty of other delights, there is no doubt you’ll easily play the day away. And thanks to a vigilant trained lifeguarding staff, you’ll be worry free as you enjoy the water and sun.

Located near Soufriere Estate, the Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens welcomes those who want to quick escape into a tropical wonderland without the arduous hike. You can visit the waterfalls, take a dip in the healing mineral spas, and stroll through the botanical gardens. With colors you almost couldn’t imagine growing from the ground, you will be mesmerized by the beauty all around you.

ENTERTAINMENT

The nightlife scene in St. Lucia is more about enjoying the end of the day rather than dancing your heart out to loud music in a dark room. You can find a cozy corner of a local bar or cocktail lounge, relax with friends and family, and reminisce on your day in paradise.

Cricket and futbol are the most popular sports on the island, however, tennis is quickly growing in popularity as well. While St. Lucia rarely sends players to compete with other teams, the friendly local rivalries are fun to immerse yourself in.

While St. Lucia is a small island with a smaller population, the island still enjoys celebrating when the time calls for it. With a major festival or event happening almost every month, you are sure to find yourself in the middle of a music festival, street party, or holiday celebration. Some popular ones include the Roots & Soul Musical Festival in late August and the Festival of Lights and Renewal in December.

GETTING THERE

With one international airport receiving flights from dozens of international destinations, flying to St. Lucia is easier than you’d expect. With dozens of flights from around North America, Europe, and South America, you will not have any difficulty getting to this tropical paradise.

Instead of dealing with the flights to St. Lucia, you can enjoy the leisurely life aboard a cruise as you coast through the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean.

GETTING AROUND

Once you make it to the tropical paradise of St. Lucia, you might want to guide yourself around the island with a rental car. If you feel like travelling around the islands like a local, you can jump aboard one of the minivans that operate as a bus in the local communities.

WILDLIFE/NATURE

For those who want to experience a slightly more isolated section of the island, you can head to Pigeon Island National Park. At the northern reaches of St. Lucia, Pigeon Island is home to Fort Rodney, an old military outpost. You will also be able to enjoy several brisk hikes around the park as you get to gaze out at dramatic overlooks both toward the sea and back toward the main part of St. Lucia.

You can immerse yourself in the black water pool baths of Sulphur Springs. Warmed by the volcanic elements of the island, these mud baths are a fun and memorable way to enjoy some unique quirks of nature. You can even take a tour of the mud baths and learn more about the geological events that cause the volcano to invert in on itself and create this bizarre formation.

NATIONAL HEROES

Sir George Charles: St. Lucia’s first Chief Minister, he worked primarily to acquire universal suffrage for all in St. Lucia.

Sir John Compton: Compton became the first Premier when St. Lucia gained Associated Statehood. He then helped lead St. Lucia to independence in 1974 and then became the first Prime Minister of St. Lucia.

ECO-TOURISM

Lovers of aquatic animals will enjoy a whale and dolphin watching tour. Operated out of Castries, these tours are four hours long and are filled with fun and plenty of new information. The waters of St. Lucia often see 25 different varieties of whales and dolphins throughout the year, so you are almost guaranteed to see some friendly marine mammals while you’re out and about.

For those who prefer dry land, but aren’t afraid of heights, the Rainforest Adventures Aerial Tram Tour is a great way to spend the day. You’ll be in your own open-air gondola as you glide through the canopy with an experienced, and informational, tour guide. You’ll get to see the tropical beauty of St. Lucia from an entirely different perspective.

DONATE

The multi-national nonprofit group Food for the Poor operates in St. Lucia to provide those in need with essential goods after natural disasters. Food for the Poor also works within the communities to establish self-efficiency practices, such as beekeeping.

The Saint Lucia National Trust works hard to protect and preserve the environmental and cultural gems and highlights of the country. In order to guarantee that visitors continue to come to the island, those preservation measures must be taken. Any donation to help the Saint Lucia National Trust continue their work is working for the future.

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Capital: Castries

Population: 178,015

Language: English

Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar

Religion: Roman Catholicism, Seventh-day Adventist

National Bird: Amazona Versicolor Parrot

National Flower: The Rose, The Marguerite

National dish: Green Fig & Salt Fish

Motto: – “The Land, The People, The Light”

The National Flag:
The blue field represents the Caribbean Sea, and the triangles symbolize the island’s famous Pitons – the twin volcanic peaks.

ENTERTAINMENT UPDATES

St. Lucia’s Celebrates 41st Anniversary of Independence

Odoo • Image and TextSaint Lucia celebrates its 41st Independence Anniversary on February 22nd, 2020 with a year long celebration. On the 21st and 22nd February, they will celebrate in grande style with vast achievements in education, culture, sports and agriculture over the preceding decades. They will honour their heroes and Nobel Laureates; Sir Arthur Lewis and Sir Derek Walcott.

The very best is anticipated from musicians, artistes, folk dancers, chefs and poets as they celebrate everything Saint Lucian.

As they celebrate forty one years of change, development, progress, all Saint Lucians (and St. Lucians at heart) are invited to celebrate now its the time, let’s do it together!

TOURISM UPDATES

Saint Lucia Just Reached a New Tourism Milestone

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One of the Caribbean’s fastest-growing destinations just reached another tourism milestone.

The island of Saint Lucia reported a total of 423,736 stayover visitors in 2019, the highest total in the history of the destination — just in time for Saint Lucia’s 40th anniversary of independence.

Saint Lucia tourism officials attribute much of the growth to a significant increase in airlift from the crucial United States market, which accounted for 45 percent of all stayover tourist arrivals during the calendar year.

That accounted for nearly 191,000 visitors from the United States.

“This increase in arrivals was of tremendous benefit to the tourism industry, and by extension, the entire economy of Saint Lucia as it resulted in increased bed-nights, meaning more persons stayed in paid accommodation, required taxi services and enjoyed the natural sites, attractions and cuisine that the island has to offer and thereby, created more job opportunities for the local population.” the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority said in a statement.

Even more, the growth represented an additional 100,000 visitors since its total at the beginning of the decade — a jump of nearly 38 percent.

“We are not simply interested in increasing numbers but more importantly ensuring that the growth trajectory of the industry is sustainable and that it touches every facet of economic development leading to employment creation and income generation for our people.  External reports also indicate that although Saint Lucia has one of the highest Average Daily Rates (ADR) in the region, we continue to be in high demand, which only augurs well for the revenue generation capability of the destination,” said Saint Lucia Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee, who was recently named Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year in the 2020 Caribbean Travel Awards. 

Dominic Fedee Named Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year

At the recently held 2020 Caribbean Travel Awards Saint Lucia’s Tourism Minister, Dominic Fedee, was named Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year.

Fedee has helped steward a destination that is one of the hottest in the Caribbean and has become a haven for high-profile investment, from Cabot’s highly-anticipated gold resort at the northern tip of the island to a major new cruise destination in south. That’s without mentioning an exemplary role as chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, doing an outstanding job as an ambassador for Caribbean tourism as a whole.

ATTRACTIONS

The Pitons Mountains

Reduit Beach

Anse Chastenet

Castries Market

Marigot Bay

Sulphur Springs

Pigeon Island National Park

Rodney Bay

Daren Sammy Cricket Ground

And Much More…

HOTELS & RESORTS

Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival 2019

Saturday, May 4, 2019 – Sunday, May 12, 2019