St. Lucia is an exotic lush rainforest island with beautiful sandy beaches on the northwest and its soaring landmark volcanic twin peaks ‘Les Pitons’ in the south. For those looking for adventure the island offers zip-wiring through the rainforest, keep safaris tours, mountain biking, diving, quad biking, hiking, golf and a lot more.
The Atlantic Ocean kisses its eastern shore, while the beaches of the west coast owe their beauty to the calm Carribbean Sea. Castries if the bustling capital of St. Lucia with its colourful markets, a conglomeration of noise and activity.
The majority of St. Lucia’s resorts are found north of the capital on the west coast where there are several whit sand beaches, notably Rodney bay. With accommodations ranging from all-inclusive luxury resorts to family-run inns, there something for almost any taste or budget.
St. Lucian’s really enjoy their food, this is evident by the large number of Restaurants, cafes and food outlets on the island. The cuisine is largely a combination of International and Creole utilizing fresh local produce. There are also s[speciality restaurants such as French, Italian, Indian and Steakhouses.
With its wonderful climate, astounding beauty and the friendly islanders this is what makes St. Lucia an idyllic escape.
Garda Travel Club hint:
When to go; Any time of the year but July and August can be very hot
Time Zone: GMT – 4 hours
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar or US Dollars
Visa: None required for Irish Passport Holders