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St Lucia is a beautiful island located in the Eastern Caribbean Sea. The islands landscape is truly stunning with its famous twin 'pitons'(two green mountains) that exceed 2,000 feet. St Lucia is a relaxed place and a perfect holiday destination to unwind.

Travelling There
St. Lucia is served both international and regional airlines. International fights arrive from both North America and Europe. The Hewanorra International Airport is located in the south of St Lucia. Taxis run frequently from the airport to all resorts on the island.

To get to the island by sea you have a number of options. The Caribbean Express has a hydrofoil service that runs between St. Lucia and Martinique. Also, cruise ships arrive daily at Port Castries and Soufriere.

Accommodation Choices
All the accommodation in St Lucia provides great service, elegance and a tropical atmosphere. Accommodation types on the island include hotels, resorts, villas, inns and guesthouses. Popular resorts to visit are Castries, Soufriere, Marigot Bay and Gros Islet. The best time to visit the Caribbean is from late December through to the end of March/early April, when the hurricane season has passed.

 

History
St Lucia was first inhabited by humans in 200 A.D. The Arawak Indians were the first on the island although by 800 A.D. they were fully removed by the Caribs. During the middle of the century the island was populated with French migrations. In 1778, the British attempted to invade at the "Battle of Cul de Sac." Hey continued to try and finally succeeded in 1814.

Sights and Attractions
The main sightseeing feature on St Lucia is the La Soufriere volcano. A visit there will make you feel like you have ventured back to prehistoric times with its impressive natural features. If you are feeling energetic and are keen for a hike then climb up the 2,619ft Gros Piton. It is $25 for a guide to take you on this four mile route up the mountain. The views from the peak are magnificent and display the islands natural beauty. Other fun things to do and see on the island include rainforest tours, mountain biking and water sports. Be sure to get a mask and snorkel and see the beautiful reef and its marine life that surround the island.

Shopping
St Lucia is a relaxed holiday resort so the shops offer tourist souvenirs and beach games rather than designer labels. However, there are some major shopping centres on the island and markets held every Saturday.

Dining Options
St. Lucia has vast choice of wonderful restaurants to choose from. Why not sample the local creole dishes. If creole isn't what you are after then the variety of international cuisine on the majority of menus is sure to not disappoint.

About the Author:
Dan Oldfield is a writer for hirecars.co.uk and produced this travel guide.
tourist guide to St Lucia from Budget car hire specialist Dan also writes for The vacation Villa hire comparator
Article Source:
ArticlesBase.com - A Tourist Guide To St Lucia
 
 
 
 
 
 


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