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SAINT LUCIA

an island in the middle of a body of water

OVERVIEW

Saint Lucia is located in the Windward Islands of the Caribbean, between Martinique, St. Vincent and Barbados. Known affectionately as the Helen of the West due to her outstanding natural beauty, Saint Lucia was fought over by the British and the French, and changed hands no fewer than fourteen times before finally becoming independent in 1979. Saint Lucia is a relatively small island yet boasts numerous white sand beaches, vast expanses of tropical flora and fauna in the rainforests of the interior, cosmopolitan shopping, dining and nightlife in the north, ample opportunities for golf, diving, hiking, kayaking, sailing and of course the Pitons – twin volcanic peaks designated as a World Heritage Site and described by Oprah Winfrey as a ‘must-see’ during your lifetime!

QUICK FACTS

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Size: 620 square kilometres

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Population: 175,000

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Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (although the US Dollar is widely used)

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Language: English is the official language, and a local Creole is also widely spoken

USEFUL LINKS

The following links may be useful if you are planning your St. Lucia vacation or are looking for things to do in St. Lucia.

Short-term rentals in Soufriere

Vacation Rental Waterfront Condo

Saint Lucia’s longest running tour agency

Catamaran and pirate ship adventure tours