The island of St. Lucia is not rich in great sights, but the excellent climatic conditions and the longest coastline make it one of the most popular resort areas of the Caribbean Sea. The main 'trump cards' of the island are its nature, magnificent landscape, beautiful mountain streams with numerous waterfalls, superb beaches, numerous small bays hidden from view, luxury hotels and local examples of colonial architecture. There are also lots of places for scuba diving and other sports.

The capital of St. Lucia and its main economic center, the city of Castries, lies on the northwestern coast of the island. It is home to nearly a third of the total population of the island. It is a quiet modern town, which is visited by the amount of tourists, 5 times greater than the population of the island. The local harbor is visited by several hundred cruise ships a year.

Founded by the French in the 18th century, the city was ravaged by fire three times, so most of its historic buildings were unfortunately lost.

Several forts and batteries are scattered throughout the metropolitan area, but most of them are concentrated to the north and east of Castries, and the picturesque village of Babonne is the center of the local ecotourism.

The northern tip of St. Lucia embraces the so-called 'Golden Mile', almost entirely composed of a string of coastal resort towns between the Pointe-du-Cap, Pointe-Ardi and a quiet town of Cas-en-Bas in the north-east coast. In the north-west coast, there is a chain of luxurious resorts.

Along the shores of the islands, pink coral reefs protrude from the water, creating a perfect place for diving. Beaches in St. Lucia are considered some of the most beautiful in the world due to their fine white sand and beautiful views.

The western coast of Saint Lucia is incredibly beautiful and well known for its magnificent wild beaches and first-class resorts. Here you can find numerous waterfalls, dense thickets of tropical forests and many isolated coves, protected from the sea by coral reefs.

Gulf beaches are spacious but compact, with calm water and good conditions for snorkeling. Soufriere is the oldest city on the island and its capital during the reign of the French. The town is so beautiful that it serves as a constant venue for filming. Soufriere has picturesque old houses with tiled roofs and balconies with wrought-iron bars. The center of the city is a peaceful and shaded area. In its southern part, there is a small craft center where local craftsmen sell their products at reasonable prices. To have a memorable excursion around, contact one of St Lucia tour operators for assistance.

But the main attractions of the Soufriere Hills lie in its vicinity. North of the town stretches a long resort area with a good infrastructure for diving. The local service sector with excellent hotels, beaches and true Creole cuisine is getting increasingly popular among thousands of visitors from around the world.

The town of Dennery, which lies at the heart of the east coast of the island, is surrounded by a deep and protected bay. The resorts of the east coast include a series of small hotels, bungalows and guest houses. The beaches are mostly sandy and quite secluded.

About a mile of white sand, contrasting sharply with the coastal cliffs and green hills, creates one of the most beautiful coasts of the country. The southern coast is constituted by a long strip of alternating sandy and rocky beaches. The southwestern part of the coast was once the last stronghold of the Indian peoples, retreating under the pressure from the Europeans. Here are frequent archaeological finds and petroglyphs of different periods. The legacy of more recent times are extensive plantations of bananas and coconut, cocoa and sugar cane farms interspersed with quiet fishing villages.

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St Lucia, the Caribbean