With the history of this island bringing both British and French influences, Saint Lucia is a rich tapestry of culture with a distinctly Caribbean feel and own unique patois.
The natural sights here are remarkable, notably the World Heritage-recognised Gros and Petit Pitons: two dramatic peaks in the south of the island that can be scaled under guidance. From volcanic origins, this picturesque island landscape is brimming with lush dense rainforests and beaches steeped in character, all to a backdrop of verdant mountains. Drive into the heart of a volcano, visit the sulphur springs, photograph the most awe-inspiring ferns, orchids and wild birds, or take an exhilarating canopy zip-wire over some of these remarkable sights. Saint Lucia is ideal for varied and challenging mountain bike rides and is situated amid some of the most breathtaking dive and snorkelling sites in the whole of the Caribbean. The local gastronomy incorporates French influences and is not to be missed. Food and drink festivals, street parties and local cultural evenings offer a fascinating insight into life on this beautiful island.
Typically chic and sophisticated, the French Caribbean has a notably Mediterranean feel to it, which is particularly evident in St Barths and St Martin....Read More