St Lucia is one of the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean. It lies north-west of Barbados and has an Atlantic and a Caribbean coastline. The capital Castries, and the majority of the tourist resorts lie on the sheltered north-western coast. St Lucia is a beautiful island with volcanic mountain ranges, rain forests, lakes and rivers, tropical plains, national parks, and of course the island's main attraction, superb sandy beaches. St. Lucia holidays attract a variety of people. It has a romantic reputation and is becoming a popular wedding venue as well as a honeymoon destination. Couples of all ages, golfers and families can all find plenty to occupy their days. Holidays here can be as relaxed or as active as you wish. You could spend your entire break relaxing beneath swaying palms on sugary beaches or participate in the many sporting activities that are available on both land and sea.
Water sports include snorkelling and diving, sailing, whale watching and deep sea fishing. You can trek into the jungle or explore the island on bicycles. For an exciting alternative view, try zip-lining through the forests. If you want to be pampered, visit the thermal springs and take a mud bath or have a spa treatment. Those with an historic interest can visit the old plantations, and the old areas of Castries.
St. Lucia accommodation, whether it be hotel, apartment or villa, will provide high levels of luxurious amenities and service is almost beyond compare. The local cuisine is a delicious blend of West african, European and East Indian tastes. If you are feeling peckish and fancy a snack, forget about Macdonalds and try a roti. It is a flat bread wrapped around curried vegetables, fish or meat. Give your taste buds a treat. Most restaurants serve a wide range of international cuisine. If you are looking for a lively nightlife, try the Rodney Bay area of the capital. The capital will provide a great shopping experience, as they are geared to wards the cruise ships that come into the port on a regular basis.
St. Lucia holiday offers can be taken throughout the year as temperatures vary little. The climate is tropical with a wet and dry season. The dry season is from the beginning of December until the end of May and is followed by the wet season. It can become hot and humid during our summer months. The hurricane season lasts from June to October. St. Lucia is an excellent choice for those wishing to escape from the dark, dreary days of a British winter.
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